Depart from Paris for a day trip to France's Champagne region and its capital city, Reims. Begin with tour of the Gothic-style Reims Cathedral, a more than 800-year-old cathedral that was the site of the crowning of France's kings. Afterward, visit Mumm's champagne cellars and learn about the harvesting and production process before imbibing in a little of your own. Enjoy lunch (own expense) and later, stop to explore Hautvillers—an attractive village where Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon first created champagne.
The Champagne cellars and tasting were fantastic. Beautiful countryside along the way. The stop in Reims to see the Cathedral was breath taking. Small group is the way to go. Highly recommend.
The guide and driver was good as he had to deal with the Paris floods.
Thoroughly enjoyed everything I learnt and saw.
Serge our guide was wonderful. He never got tired talking and was pleasant the whole trip. The Reims Cathedral was beautiful and so was the Abbey were Dom Perignon is buried along with the reliquary of St. Helena. Of course we had champagne tasting 3 glasses and visited the vineyards. My only complaint though was the minivan was a bit cramped for 8 people. Overall, we had a great time.
William W USA
Excellent, we really enjoyed this tour. We didn't feel rushed and learned so much. Our guide Serge was fantastic.
The tour was nice. Drive in the country side was picturesque. Our guide Pauline was extremely knowledgeable. The Cathedral in Reims was a treat. The cave tour at Pommery was very interesting.
My 2 main disappointments were our driver Wade and the amount of time we had for lunch and seeing Reims. Our driver acted like he had never driven in France before. Despite 2 navigation systems the vans and our hosts phone and verbal directions from our host, he continued to make multiple wrong turns and needed constant hand holding at almost every turn/exit in the road. He also needed instructions on utilizing the toll booths bc he had know idea which lane to pull in or how to obtain the ticket. He needed the same guidance on our return through the toll booths. It almost became comical, but truthfully, your company should not have such an inexperienced driver taking groups out.
Secondly, the time in Reims for lunch and seeing the city was limited to 1 hour. Lunch alone took just over an hour - so no time at all to see or visit any shops
Wished more was included.
It's an OK tour, The tour guide did not say much on the bus. We visited the Martel Champagne cellar and we get more information from the champagne cellar guide than the tour guide.
Our guide, Serge, was fantastic. He went above and beyond to explain the history of the sites that we were visiting plus he commented on places we would pass by in the mini-van. It was great! The cathedral was gorgeous and the history is amazing. The visit to the champagne cellars was interesting and the champagne of course was fantastic! I will recommend this trip to others.
daryl United States of ...
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Barbara M USA
We booked this tour because the excellent itinerary was just what we wanted. We were primarily interested in the Reims Cathedral and the tour description promised a guided tour of this landmark. We have more an interest in the champagne and wine making process than actually in the champagne so one cellar visit and the museum at Vernezay was perfect for us. As it turned out, the guide was terrible. We drove to Hauvillers, our first stop - more than 1 hour from Paris - without the guide saying one word literally. We had to ask him his name when we arrived at the village. He gave no commentary the entire day. The museum and the wine cellar had their own commentary and guides so our guide was unnecessary at these places, but he gave no explanation about anything we passed. He did not talk the entire day. When we finally arrived in Reims, our last stop, the guide did not even go in the cathedral so of course there was no guided tour as is promised in the tour description. The Reims cathedral was on my bucket list so this tour was a big disappointment. My opinion is that the tour company, France Touisme / Paris Tourisme Agency, should lose their license for false advertising of this tour since there was no guided tour of the cathedral. It turns out that the guide's English was limited even though this was an English language only tour. The other members on the tour were equally disappointed because all they wanted to do was drink champagne. Either they were misled by the tour company only one cellar was to be visited or they made their own mistake by not understanding the tour description. I really can not say enough bad about this tour company and the product they gave us in this tour.
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