5 star rating: Highly Recommended 101 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Enjoy a wonderful day trip from Paris to Champagne, one of the most famous regions in France, and indulge in eight tastings of bubbly in three different locations! With your expert guide, a trained sommelier, visit one of the famous Champagne houses such as Mercier in Epernay, or Pommery or Tattinger in Reims for your first tasting. Enjoy more Champagne and a French lunch of cheese and charcuterie at a small boutique winery. Finish with another tasting in the Premier Crus area. Groups are limited to eight passengers, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group day trip from Paris to the Champagne region with an expert guide
  • Savor eight Champagne tastings in three different locations
  • Learn about the history of Champagne and how it’s made
  • Dine on a French lunch of cheese and charcuterie at a small boutique winery
  • Enjoy a 3-glass tasting of Premier Crus Champagnes at a boutique winery
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for bubbly lovers! You learn all about Champagne from a trained sommelier and get to indulge in eight Champagne tastings!

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region from Paris

Small-Group Wine-Tasting Trip to the Champagne Region from Paris

After pickup from your hotel or apartment in Paris, relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan on the short drive to the Champagne region of France. Your small-group tour is guided by a trained sommelier with an extensive knowledge of the Champagne region and its beautiful vineyards.

Your tour will include a visit to three Champagne houses and wineries, but the actual stops will vary according to the day you visit. They may include well-known brands such as Mercier, Pommery or Tattinger, along with smaller, boutique wineries in the Champagne region.

During your tour, learn about the Champagne-making process as you discover the underground chalk cellars where the Champagne is aged. Finish your visit with the day’s first glass of bubbly, and then hop back in your minivan for the drive through the delightful countryside. Your tour may include a stop in Hautvilliers, home to the ancient Benedictine abbey where a local monk by the name of Dom Pérignon (maybe you’ve heard of him?) worked on the creation of Champagne in the 18th century.

For your next stop, head to a small boutique winery that produces high-quality Champagne. After a tour of the winery, taste three different Champagnes and one wine while enjoying a French lunch of cheese and charcuterie (cured meats like sausage and pâté) and admiring the spectacular views of the Marne Valley. In the afternoon, your tour continues to the Premier Crus area, where you’ll visit another boutique winery for your final Champagne tasting of the day. See how the style and characteristics of each producer compare to each other and how the final product varies. You’ll receive three tastings of Premier Crus (a classification of French wine that denotes very high quality) before heading back to Paris.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Pierre, our guide was very good and tour was fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Alain was a wonderful tour guide. The lunch experience was just lovely and there's nothing like drinking champagne in a vineyard on a beautiful spring day. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide, Pierre, was an extremely knowledgeable sommelier who went above and beyond to explain the champagne making process in a way we could understand. The small group environment was great as everyone was able to interact and ask questions. The boutique champagne houses were incredible, and we even had the owner sit with us at his table as he poured us his champagne and offered different food pairings. The champagne region is a dream and it was the perfect day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Richard was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide making this a 1st class trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My husband and I loved this trip! Our driver and guide, Pierre was very nice and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for your guide. We drove to Reims and had time to walk through the cathedral. It was undergoing renovation but still beautiful. The first stop was Taittinger. The Taittinger tour guides has you watch a short video on the history of the champagne house and then leads you through the cellars. It is very cold down in the cellars and I suggest bringing a jacket. After the tour you get 1 glass of champagne. Then onto the next stop which was a short drive to Verzy a very picturesque small town surrounded by grape vines. In Verzy we had lunch in the home of the champagne maker of Chardonett and Penet. Their house was so lovely and he and his wife very friendly and inviting. Lunch was delicious and the champagnes were excellent. The next stop was Herve Dubois. We chatted with the champagne maker and she poured 4-5 generous tastes, all of them were so good! We enjoyed the smaller family champagne houses over the larger Taittinger. They were more inviting and the champagnes were better. It was such a pleasant afternoon chatting with Pierre and the other people on the tour. I highly recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent day tour with a great guide who was very knowledgeable on the area and the wine production itself. 3 Champagne houses were included. The first was a large well know producer and the tour of that establishment was somewhat under whelming, very corporate. However the visits to the 2 smaller family operations were special, both families so warm and inviting and really interesting to talk with. The lunch provided, in the family home of the second producer, was superb and the welcome given by the family could not have been warmer and more inviting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide Richard was extremely knowledge and imparted the information with humour. Lunch provided by Martine and the accompanying champagnes were exceptional. We then went to Montmarthe and met the charming Christophe who provided more great champagne.This tour was exceptional value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A really lovely day in the countryside. The highlight was the lunch with accompanying champagne. Beautiful day.

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