Climb aboard your tour coach at a central Paris meeting place, then settle into your seat for the journey to the Champagne region. During the trip, listen to your passionate guide's informative commentary on your destination, its history, traditions and, of course, its world-famous products.
Make your first stop in the picturesque town of Épernay, home to the the most expensive avenue in the world, the Avenue de Champagne, due to the expensive bottles stored in its underground cellars. During a visit Mercier, producer of the top selling Champagne in France, explore the subterranean tunnels for yourself and learn about their architect.
After your tour of Mercier, spend some free time in Épernay; get a lunch spot suggestion from your guide or just wander down the streets lined with stately mansions.
Back on the bus, travel down the scenic Route de Champagne, bound for Hautvillers. Once there, disembark for a guided tour of the village, known as the birthplace of Champagne and the home of a monk named Dom Pérignon. See the Benedictine abbey where he lived and invented the drink at the heart of your tour, as well as his tomb in the local church.
Continue to a family-run boutique estate for a tour of the rolling vineyards and the candle-lit cellars. Learn about the Champagne-making process and taste three different Champagnes produced on the grounds, also home to Veuve Clicquot’s private chateau.
Board your coach for the return trip to Paris.