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    Small Group: Excursion to the Reims Champagne Region

    Leave on a journey of discovery of the Region of Rheims and Champagne and its winemaking secrets

    DEPARTURES

    Daily 2019 Departures (Excluding Sunday) | April - October, 2019

    Included:
    • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
    • Services of our driver-guide
    • Tour of Reims Cathedral
    • Visit the wine-making display and taste a glass of Champagne
    • Lunch in Epernay (drinks included)
    • Visit the Moet et Chandon Champagne house followed by a tasting (or Cartier)
    • Visit the cellar in English only

    PRICING DETAILS

    • While the grape harvest season is taking place between mid-August and end of September, winemaking is carried out from mid-September till the end of October.
    • It is cool in the cellars, please bring warm clothing (50 degrees Fahrenheit all year long)
    • You will have the opportunity to purchase Champagne and other tasting accessories
    • On-site visit duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes

    Champagne Region
    Guided Tour to the Reims Champagne Region from Paris in a Small Group, Lunch included

    ITINERARY

    Leave on a journey of discovery of the Region of Rheims and Champagne and its winemaking secrets (Small group). You can make your tour private for more engagement. Accompanied by an experienced chauffeur/guide, you will visit the majestic Cathedral of Rheims and enjoy a traditional lunch in Epernay (included). You will learn everything you need to know about Champagne. You will have a guided tour of the wine cellars of the famous Moet et Chandon and also have a tour of a local producer. This day will be accompanied by delicious Champagne tastings.

    You will discover the mountain of Reims with a stop to take a picture and learn about wine-making in the region. Enjoy the breath-taking views from almost 790 feet up looking out over the vineyards (including some of the most prestigious vintages) and admire the bell towers of as many as 45 different villages!

    Set off and on the way to Reims, the driver-guide will tell you about the wonderful Notre Dame cathedral, dating from the 13th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (guided tour followed by one hour of free time). A Gothic masterpiece and site of the coronations of the Kings of France, it is also famous for its many statues and stained glass windows. Visit the Cathedral on your own.

    You will then head to Epernay to enjoy a guided visit of the Moet et Chandon house founded in 1743. Discover the Champagne history and experience a really nice tasting in an amazing setting. Following this visit, appreciate a traditional lunch at Epernay restaurant “La Cave à Champagne” or “La Table des Terroirs”

    Visit a small wine-grower. Depending on the activity taking place during your visit, learn about one of the stages in the production of Champagne (pressing, fermentation, bottling, etc.) before the owner will offer you a sampling of its own Champagne.

    Depart from Epernay to arrive back at your Paris accommodation at around 5:30 pm.