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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 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.

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