Tour and Taste in France's Champagne Region at Epernay & Reims

Tour and Taste in France's Champagne Region at Epernay & Reims

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      Paris, France
      10 Hours
      Strenuous
      From (USD)
      $ 1,856
      • Moet & Chandon Visit and Tasting: This winery is among the world’s largest and most respected top producers of champagne. The property spans 2,800 acres, but the real bounty of the vineyard is kept in barrels 32-98 feet underground.
      • Champagne Countryside and Epernay: The Champagne region is a vision of gently rolling hills, punctuated by rows of vines. The tour through Epernay will take you down the Avenue de Champagne and its storefronts, all Champagne producers in the region.
      • Reims: After driving through the Champagne region you'll arrive in Reims, where you'll have some free time for lunch on your own.
      • Reims Cathedral: During your guided visit you'll notice the French Gothic façade featuring ornate sculptures and statues, as well as the flying buttresses typical of the style. Inside, the stained glass rose window over the main portal is a stunning work of art.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.

      Helpful hints

      Please have your shoulders and knees covered when entering the Cathedral. Be sure to wear good walking shoes.

      There are some wonderful photo opportunities on this tour. Please be prepared for weather changes.

      Getting around

      This tour is not wheelchair accessible. There is a lot of walking and standing involved.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Private Tour, Food & Wine, Full Day, Scenic

      Transportation used

      Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.

      Included amenities

      Guide
      2 Champagne Tastings

      Languages

      English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-PARI-EN-1017

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years.

      Moet & Chandon produces around 28 million bottles of champagne annually, but the winery is probably best known for one of its smaller scale brands: Dom Perignon. The name comes from the Benedictine monk who pioneered the methode champenoise technique of taking wine and fermenting it a second time – to create the bubbly many like to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. Contrary to popular belief, Dom did not discover or create the method itself.

      But his influence on the champagne industry in France was enough to inspire Moet & Chandon to develop a Dom Perignon’s name-sake vintage. The first champagne barrels were fermented in 1921, but weren’t released until 1936. As a vintage champagne, Dom is only made in years when the grapes are at their finest and it includes only grapes harvested in that year. Some champagnes incorporate grapes of various years, so they’re not entitled to the “vintage” moniker.

      Approximately 5 million bottles are produced during the vintage year, comprising 60 percent Chardonnay and 40 percent Pinot noir grapes. A minimum of 12 years is allowed for the aging process to give Dom its elegant, silky finish. Before you ask, the answer is “NO”: Dom is not one of the tastings you’ll experience during your visit.

      Champagne by Accident?

      If champagne wasn’t discovered by Dom Perignon, who was it? There may never be a historically account of how the French sparkler came about, but one theory is certainly credible: By accident. Due to its location in the northern part of France, the Champagne does experience cold weather in the winter. When the temperature reaches a certain low, it will disturb the fermentation process typical of wine making. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, the yeast in the wine would go through a second fermentation, which results in Champagne’s signature bubbles.

      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.

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      Paris, France
      Paris, France
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Bring photo ID
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear comfortable shoes

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