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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Travel into the heart of Champagne country and discover the secrets of "The King of Wines" on this 10.5-hour Champagne region day trip from Paris. Explore Reims Cathedral with your guide and admire its Gothic façade. Visit a local vine-grower in Epernay and gain insight into the art of Champagne production. Enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine in a local restaurant. Visit the famous Champagne house of G.H. Mumm to tour the cellars and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

Highlights

  • 10.5-hour day trip to the Champagne region from Paris
  • Visit Reims’ Gothic cathedral with your guide
  • Explore a vineyard in Epernay and sample local Champagne
  • Enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine in a local restaurant
  • Visit the world-famous Champagne house of G.H. Mumm
  • Tour Mumm’s cellars to learn how the Champagne is aged, and enjoy a second tasting
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from your accommodation in Paris

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Gain insight into the Champagne-making process and raise a glass to new friends on this small-group tour. You'll also love the traditional lunch in the pretty village of Epernay.

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What You Can Expect

Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris by Minivan

Explore the Champagne region on your day trip from Paris

Following a morning pickup by air-conditioned minivan from your hotel in Paris, meet your guide and begin your 2-hour journey to Reims. Widely considered the jewel in the crown of the Champagne region, Reims is home to grand boulevards, pre-Roman heritage and, of course, many fine Champagne houses.

On arrival in the city, begin your tour with a visit to Reims Cathedral. Marvel at its Gothic façade and striking stained-glass windows, listen as your guide talks of the many French kings and queens who were crowned here, then head inside to explore its magnificent interior.

Continue on into the rolling, vine-covered hills of the Champagne region to the village of Epernay, nestled deep in the countryside. Visit a traditional vine-grower and — depending on the season — watch the grapes being pressed or the Champagne blended. Sample the finished product for yourself and gain insight into the complex flavors at play in your glass.

After a lunch of regional cuisine at a traditional restaurant in the center of Epernay, head to the world-famous Champagne house of G.H. Mumm. Founded in 1827 by three German winemakers, Mumm is today widely considered the most recognizable Champagne brand in the world.

Listen as an expert winemaker shares insights into the production of Champagne, then visit the cellars to learn the distinctive methods for aging the wine. Enjoy a second tasting session, then hop back into your vehicle for the return journey to your hotel in Paris, where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great day tour I thoroughly enjoyed both wineries and our tour guide was friendly and knowledgable about the wines and the area. The lunch at Reims was lovely and of course the wine was good. I would recommend this tour to anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Simply a wonderful day! Lunch was superb! I would recommend this day trip even if you do not like champagne. Very interesting and a beautiful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a fabulous day, right from collection from our apartment to delivery home again. Junior was outstanding with his knowledge, manner and driving skills. Amazing that he can translate between languages and still drive in Paris! Our stop at Gatinois was extremely interesting, and really good to experience a small champagne house before visiting the giant Mumm. Lunch was delicious at a lovely café/restaurant. Money well spent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My friend and I LOVED this trip! Amy was our charming driver and guide. We got to see Reims Cathedral, its medieval architecture enriched with more recent stained glass windows! Although Moet and Chandon was closed for renovation, Amy made sure we saw its vineyards and church where Dom Perignon was buried. We loved the visit to the small champagne producer, Gatinois, with its young proprietor Louis. We also loved visiting Mumm's cellars and its tour. The day included a delicious lunch at the delightful Anna restaurant. There was something for everyone on this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We really enjoyed the tour and our guide was top notch. We learned so much about champagne that we never knew! The champagne region is absolutely beautiful and the small group allowed for individual attention.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was perfect! Fred was a great tour guide! It was so nice to drive through the beautiful country side of Champagne and taste lovely champagne!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time! The guide was thoughtful and knowledgeable. The first place we stopped at was small and delightful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Laura was fantastic. A great trip all in all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Tour Guide Great Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

From pick-up to drop- off, the trip was awesome, starting with the picturesque views of sprawling hillsides of beauty and then tasting a small champagne entrepreneur and then experiencing Mumms and it's caves of history of fantastic tour. In between a great lunch, walking through Reims cathedral

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