Champagne Wine Region Tour on Small Group Minibus
Lunch and drinks
Roundtrip Transfers from Central Paris Hotels (post code 75000)
Tour Participation Requirements
Your day will start with being picked up by your driver-guide at your accommodations. From there, you'll make your way out of Paris to Rheims. you will take a short tour of the impressive Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece where the Kings of France came to be crowned.
The minibus will make a stop at Reims Mountain, so you can snap an Instagram-worthy picture and take in spectacular views from almost 790 feet up, overlooking some of the most prestigious vineyards. You'll also be able to admire the bell towers of approximately 45 different villages.
You'll head to Epernay, where you'll get a guided tour of Moet et Chandon, which was founded in 1743 and is one of the world's largest Champagne producers and a prominent Champagne house. The tour will focus on the sparkling wine's history and includes a special tasting in an incredible setting. (Tip: bring warm clothing, as the cellar can get a bit chilly.)
Apart from touring Moet et Chandon, you'll visit a small wine maker and learn about the wine-making process, including pressing, fermentation, bottling, and more. Also included: a sampling of the owner's product. You'll also make a stop at an Epernay restaurant, where you'll enjoy a traditional lunch, complete with two glasses of wine. After departing from Epernay, you'll head back to Paris, where you'll be dropped off at your accommodations.
A sparkling history
You may be familiar with the prestigious Champagne Dom Perignon, but did you know that it's part of the Moet et Chandon brand? The upscale bubbly's namesake was a Benedictine monk who was an important pioneer for the quality and production of Champagne in a time when the region's wines were predominantly red, but, contrary to popular belief, he did not discover the method for making sparkling wines.
Dom Perignon is a vintage Champagne, meaning that it's only made during the best years and the grapes used to make it are harvested within the same year. (Non-vintage Champagne, which constitutes most bubbly brands, is made from grapes harvested in different years.) The first Dom was produced in 1921, but wasn’t released for sale until 1936.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours