Meet your personal driver and guide during morning pickup at your Reims hotel, and set off in a private vehicle with room for up to 8 passengers. Pass through quaint country villages and celebrated Grand Crus vineyards boasting recognizable names like Gosset, Bollinger, and Deutz on the way to the Reims Cathedral. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, learning the nearly thousand-year history of the church where a succession of French kings were crowned.
Continue on to the famous Veuve Clicquot to learn how this grande maison de Champagne revolutionized the production process to make some of the world’s finest bubbly. Take a break midday to savor a lunch of regional cuisine (own expense). A gourmet champagne tasting lunch can also be arranged for an additional fee.
In the afternoon, stop in the lovely village of Hautvillers, best known as the hometown of Dom Perignon, a 17th-century Benedictine monk and pioneering vintner. Visit his tomb at the town abbey before making your way to a nearby family estate, where more than 4,000 members help pass down winemaking traditions through the generations. Raise a glass to your memorable day with a Champagne tasting in the heart of the world’s most famous wine region.
The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in the late afternoon.