Meet your guide and small group of up to 8 people at Reims central train station in time for a 9am departure. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out to explore Reims, the Champagne capital of France.
On the way, hear about the region’s famous Grandes Maison de Champagne, which include iconic brands such as Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, Pommery, G.H. Mumm, Moët & Chandon, and Dom Pérignon. Then, arrive at the first stop of the day – the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a guided tour of the grand estate, finishing with an expert-led tasting of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.
Continue into central Reims, France to take in the city sights, starting with a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.
Break for lunch at a boutique winery or a Champagne boutique lounge, where you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch of regional cuisine, accompanied by a selection of Champagnes, including blanc de blancs, blancs de noir, and rosé.
After lunch, take a scenic drive though the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzy, Verzenay and Bouzy, as your guide explains the Champagne making process and the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating the grapes. Along the way, stop at a family-run Champagne estate for another tour and tasting (included), and discover a different side to the prestigious Champagne industry.
On return to Reims, France your tour ends back at the train station around 5pm.
Please note: On Mondays, the tour of the Veuve Clicquot Grandes Maison de Champagne is replaced by the G.H Mumm Grandes Maison de Champagne.