Champagne Winter Getaway

4 days

Looking to fill up on Christmas fizz? What better way then our self drive trip where you will have the chance to see the magical Christmas markets and a day in the Champagne vineyards before heading back with a boot full of Bubbly!

Trip Highlights

  • Rest your head in a charming four star hotel, ideally located in the heart of historic Reims

  • Visit and tasting at a world famous Champagne House in Reims

  • Spend a full day on a private Champagne tour with an expert wine guide who will escort you to three estates

  • Stop for a superb Michelin star lunch, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims

  • Taste up to twelve champagnes throughout your stay in Champagne

  • The chance to walk around the magical Christmas markets in the city centre (from the end of November)

from $1,041 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 self-driving with Eurotunnel (or Eurostar) and sharing a room. (Winter offer from November 1st to March 31st)

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Trip details

Day 1

Set off on this self-drive trip taking the Eurotunnel to Calais (or with a transfer from Paris), before making your way to the Champagne region. After settling into your hotel in the heart of historic Reims, set off for a wonderful visit and tasting at a world famous Champagne house, the perfect way to start your Champagne getaway! After the tasting take some time to explore Reims before relaxing with a glass of bubbles in the comfort of your accommodation’s trendy Champagne bar (drinks not included).

Day 2

The following day your friendly English speaking wine guide will take you on a full day private wine tour to the nearby Côtes des Blancs and Grand Cru Village vineyards. Today you will visit three boutique estates, where you’ll meet the maker and be invited to explore their cellars, taste their wines and share their passion whilst you learn a few things about the production process. You’ll sample at least seven Champagnes throughout the day and stop for a superb Michelin star lunch, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims, this inn has an opulent style, an elegant setting for fine, classic cuisine with wonderful local wines!

This day tour includes a visit to the village of Hautvillers and a chance to see the tomb of Dom Perignon – the monk to which we owe thanks for all these bubbles.

Day 3

Today is yours to explore the Capital of Champagne and wander among the festive Christmas markets (26th November to 24th December 2021), perhaps enjoy a mulled wine to warm your fingers. We recommend a visit to the gothic splendour of Notre Dame Cathedral, or stock up on a few more bottles to take home to celebrate the big day.

Day 4

Take this morning to relax before departing this wonderful city. Perhaps a nice lunch before returning home (lunch not included).

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