Reims is the Champagne capital of France and there’s no better place to sample the world’s finest Champagne. This full-day tour includes a tour of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne estate, a visit to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Reims, a Champagne lunch, and Champagne tasting in the Montagne de Reims’ vineyards.
Champagne tasting at Moët & Chandon and Taittinger is a not-to-be-missed experience for connoisseurs of vintage French bubbly. This small-group tour of the Champagne-producing region of Reims, France also includes a stroll down the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay.
We will drive on the touristic road of the champagne area. You will enjoy views, discover the vineyards, landscapes of the area which are listed as UNESCO world heritage and go on with a champagne cellar visit and tasting.The vineyards are planted on the hillside of the mountain of Reims. At each stop, I will give you informations through funny stories and explain you why the place is unique but the Champagne too : the grappe varieties, the plants growing, the harvest and the most important the tasting !My friend winemaker will welcome us at his place and we will visit his family exploitation. He will explain you his daily work and show you the different steps of production of champagne : from the press to the cellar going through the tanks room where the juices are stock waiting for the bottleling.We will save a lot of time for the tasting which is the most important. I also orgonise more complete tours in an all day with lunch and visits.
Turn back the time and discover "the hell of Verdun", one of the most important and terrifying battles of the first world war. Through this tour, thanks to your guide, you will understand the specificities of this battle, walking on the path of the soldiers, visiting the fortifications, the trenches, and the remaining shell holes. You will be impressed by the impressive Ossuary and this endless number of crosses...How not to be touch by the sacrifice of those brave young men (and women), whatever the country they were fighting for.
This tour is a champagne lover’s dream. Enjoy the freedom of not having to organize transport, as you have a minivan to drive you between spread out attractions. Make the most of your day by sightseeing in Reims, seeing the UNESCO-listed Cathedral, and then having a tour of the Veuve Cliquot winery. Entrance fees, champagne tastings, a guide, and a delicious regional lunch are included, making it the ultimate fun, informative, and hassle-free day.
We will drive on the touristic road of the champagne area. You will enjoy views, discover the vineyards and landscapes of the area which are listed as UNESCO world heritage.The vineyards are planted on the hillside of the mountain of Reims. We will have a stop at the special lighthouse which is in front of the Champagne plain and at a 200 yo windmill in the middle of the vineyards.At each stop, I will give you informations through funny stories and explain you why the place is unique but the Champagne too : the grappe varieties, the plants growing, the harvest and the most important the tasting !We will do a stop to the Verzy trees called "Faux" which are special twisted trees uniq in the word.And we will finish with a tasting of Champagne in the middle of the mountain of Reims and the vineyards.I also organise more complete tours in an all day with lunch and visits.
Discover the scenic vineyards and famous Champagnes of France’s Champagne region on this private full-day tour from Reims. Enjoy an intimate experience with a private guide and a personalized itinerary, as you drive the Route du Champagne, tour the prestigious Moët & Chandon Champagne House, enjoy Champagne tasting at a local winery, and indulge in a gourmet Champagne-tasting lunch (optional).
Begin your tour with a guided visit of the fabulous, famous G.H. Mumm champagne house (or similar). Since 1827, the vast cellars have cradled up to 25 million bottles of the finest champagne, and you lucky visitor will have the chance to sample a glass. Next, your tour guide will help you discover Reims city center and its monumental gothic cathedral, the location of many a coronation. It’ll then be time to grab a bite to eat at a French bistro, take some free time to stroll and explore the city. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Nicolas Feuillatte cooperative (or similar) to learn all about the magical process of creating champagne. Since no champagne tour is complete without tasting the fruits of their labor, you’ll enjoy a delicious flute. Feeling full of French culture, history and bubbly, you’ll be dropped off at Epernay's train station to return back to Reims, possibly feeling slightly light-headed (your guide will provide your train ticket directly at the train station).
Explore ancient battlefield sites and hear stories from the front line on this 2.5-hour First World War tour in northern France. Head into the Argonne Forest, site of fierce fighting between German and Allied forces during WWI. Discover campsites, trenches and tunnels used by the soldiers. Listen as your guide reads diary entries from French and German fighters serving on the front line, and hear tales of their hardships. See hidden communication posts, field hospital sites and canon bunkers, all interconnected during the war of 1914-1918.
My name is Paul Sanders. I am based in the Champagne region, and my mission is to provide you with a great experience when touring notable memory sites.I hold a PhD in history and I am a published author with a 40-year old passion for the sites I visit with my clients.This means that they receive a level of insight that is uncommon for regular tour guides and hobby historians working elsewhere.My advertised rate is a standard group rate for 2 full days of visits - a couple pays as much as a group of 8 (max. size accepted).My tours can be customized to your tastes, interests and preferences. And I do offer a portfolio of shorter half-day tours and longer multiple-day tours to war and memory sites beyond the Champagne region.
Battle in the Argonne forest. Walk in the foorsteps of a German/ French or American soldier along the Front Line of 1915-1918. This tour takes 2,5 hours. The forest is about 2,5 hours from Paris and Bruxelles. 1 hour from Reims and Luxembourgh. There is no public transport here so you need to come by car. You can come alone, with 2 or as a group; the price remains the same. I take you around and read out parts of the German regiment historie. Very personal stories and inside information which makes the forest transform into a 1st WW scenery.
EXCEPTIONAL DOM PERIGNON EXPERIENCE1 - Pick up where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay and drive you safely.2 - Visit the village where Dom Perignon lived and created the champagne.3 - Visit the Dom Perignon cellars in Epernay where all the bottles of Dom Perignon are made and aged.4 - Learn the history of Dom Perignon and the special way of doing of this unique quality champagne.5 - Taste 2 glasses of Dom Perignon in a private tasting salon with a detailled presentation of each glass.6 - Enjoy Dom Perignon shop before leaving if you want.
This tour is totally private. Your guide will take care of you all during these 2 days. He will explain you the history and give you most of the information through funny stories to have a good. In 2 days, you'll have a gobal overview of the champagne : the big houses and the small producers. You will taste 4 different big houses champagne the first day and 2 small producers with minimum 8 glasses the second day ! Are you ready to go off the beaten path and taste the best champagnes ?
You will be pick up directly at your place in Reims or Epernay.Visit the well-known cellars of Ruinart.Enjoy a tasting of 2 different Ruinart champagnes in the tasting room.Go shopping in the branding Ruinart shop.Enjoy a drive in the UNESCO classified landscapes and vineyards of Champagne.
This tour is totally private. Your guide will take care of you all during these 3 days. He will explain you the history and give you most of the information through funny stories to have a good. In 2 days, you'll have a gobal overview of the champagne and Reims UNESCO heritage: the big houses and the small producers. You will taste 4 different big houses champagne the first day and 2 small producers with minimum 8 glasses the second day and 4 other glasses the third day ! Are you ready to go off the beaten path and taste the best champagnes and vist the heritage places ?
Engaging and extremely knowledgeable guide.In the heart of Champagne Vineyard, in contact with winemakers.Exhaustive discovery of the vineyard, the history of the region and grape varieties of Champagne.Customized experience to learn a lot about Champagne with some activities on demand (Sabrage, Champagne and food pairing at the winemaker's table, Harvesting...)
Reims can is warm in winter thanks to the champagne !First I will tell you the story of the Cathedrale, its History and the crowning of the kings of France. I will tell you all can't be see.Then you will enjoy an homemade lunch with the food specialities of Reims drinking a vintage champagne.In the afternoon, you will visit a House of Champagne and taste different Champagnes : brut, rosé, blanc de blanc. I will explain you what are the difference between a big House of Champagne and a local producer, and how they work together. If you want I can introduce you to a real vinemaker or we will go trough the city to see remarquable buildings from the Roman time to Middle-Ages and then Art Deco architecture style. I will show and explain you the reconstruction of the city after the First World War.During this tour, drive, lunch and 5 tastings are included.
This tour is totally private for honemooners. Your guide will take care of you all during these 2 days. He will explain you the history and give you most of the information through funny stories to have a good. You will have time for the 2 of you in the Spa (drinking champagne!) and for your dinner in a Michelin star restaurant. In 2 days, you'll have a gobal overview of the champagne : the big houses, the small producers and have a romantic evening. You will taste 3 different big houses champagne the first day and 2 small producers with minimum 8 glasses the second day ! Are you ready to create unique memories of your honeymoon and go off the beaten path and taste the best champagnes ?
Start the day with a stop at the ossuary “La ferme de Navarin”, monument inaugurated by General Gouraud in 1924, in memory of French soldiers who died during the Great war. Your guide will then drive you to the Meuse region, in the heart of the forest where the “Kronprinz” shelter is located, one of the German soldiers camp.Explore the famous hillock of Vauquois, full of galleries, where 14,000 soldiers lost their lives along a tiny portion of the Western front.Be driven to the historic site of Varennes-en-Argonne, at the Pennsylvania American war memorial and admire the magnificent panorama of the valley of the Aire. Hear a fascinating aside about the king Louis XVI who got arrested there in 1791.Discover the most well-known American cemetery of the World War I in Romagne sous Montfaucon.Come across the impressive ossuary in Douaumont, where unidentified French and German soldiers rest.End this trip with a visit of the “Fort de Douaumont”, iconic fortress of the Verdun battle.