• Location: Reims, France
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Spend a delightful afternoon exploring France's most famous winemaking region on this afternoon Champagne tour from Reims. Travel with a guide and small group along Epernay’s celebrated ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ and learn what sets the region’s bubbly apart from other sparkling wines during a stroll through the vineyards and a tasting class at a restored Champagne house. Get a behind-the-scenes peak with a tour of a boutique family winery and, of course, taste plenty of the effervescent elixir throughout the day.

Highlights

  • Afternoon tasting tour of the Champagne region from Reims
  • Drive down Epernay’s famous ‘Avenue du Champagne'
  • See the houses some of the world's most famous Champagne makers
  • Examine Champagne grapes on a stroll through the vineyards
  • Learn about the Champagne-making process and history at a tasting class
  • Taste plenty of bubbly at a boutique family winery
  • Includes transport in a comfortable minivan from Reims
  • Small group ensures personalized service

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Afternoon Champagne Tour from Reims with Tastings

Vine Escape Champagne

Meet your driver and guide outside the Reims train station, and climb aboard a comfortable minivan with a small group of fellow wine lovers. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and along Epernay’s famous ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ where you can see the houses of Moët et Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger, and others and hear what sets these prestigious brands apart from other winemakers.

Follow the journey of the grape from vine to bottle on a walk through the vineyards of either Moët et Chandon or Billecart-Salmon, and learn even more about the complex Champagne-making process with a tasting class at a restored Champagne house.

Continue on through the region’s fertile, rolling hillsides to reach a boutique family winery, where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at operations on a guided tour of the facilities including the grape press, vat room, and aging cellars. Taste several of the estates most popular cuvees, and purchase a bottle or two to take home if you like. With the bubbles still dancing on your taste buds, say au revoir to your guide back at the Reims train station in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

dockcf

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Ended up having a private tour as it was only my and my husband who booked the tour: Martin our guide was great, very friendly and helpful. As it was low season, big champagne houses were not open but we still had a great time in Epernay. Champagne class was very informative.

Zee A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Drinking Champagne in Champagne! This tour was so much better than the trendy Vueve Cliqot and Moet tours. I enjoyed so much getting to freely sample the champagne from smaller champagne houses and visit the caves. I even brought back a few bottles that I could never get in the states. This tour was one of the best tours I've ever done! A wonderful and unique tour with just 7 of us. I felt special, unlike most of the touristy champagne venues.

Kyle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was one of the best tours I've ever done! The guided tour throughout the region was fantastic! The class on how to make champagne was amazing, we learned so much! I already have and will continue to recommend this to any of my friends going to Paris. Excellent opportunity to get out of the city and into the champagne region. Despite all of the amazing things we saw and ate in Paris this was the highlight of our trip to France!

Jessica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A wonderful half day experience. Mathias was very accommodating when I called to let them know my train was arriving late. Martin gave me a full rundown of the process of making champagne which was engaging and interesting. We had two wonderful tastings, and did a tour of a small winery. Excellent

Dennis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was so much fun. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Debbie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour, exactly as advertised and more. Our guides Mathias and Louise were extremely knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. The champagne houses visited were friendly and welcoming. Couldn't have asked for more. 5 stars .

Jessica A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Learned so much about champagne and how it is made. The guides were knowledgeable, spoke English well, and were very fun and friendly. We got to taste approx. 12 different champagnes - all of which were amazing. And the prices per bottle to buy were pretty reasonable. We only wish we had done the full day to experience even more with this group!

Seppo H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We participated a half-day tour from Reims to Epernay region, and it was a great experience well worth the cost. Our guide Kathy was a native from the region with an international career in champagne business, and had recently started the job as a guide. She certainly had all the knowledge you could expect about champagne and making it, and she was also telling it all to the tour participants with great devotion and in a nice and fun way. Seemed to enjoy the work a lot, too, so we felt very lucky and could not imagine how to be guided any better. The trip included a class with explanation about the process of making the wine, and then tasting a few different products, trying to discover the different aromas - and that is not very easy, but now we feel at least a bit more knowledgeable about it! There was a stop at a very nice viewpoint with vines all around, and then a visit to a small producer, where the actual process and caves were shown to us. A tasting of the products of this house completed the trip before returning to Reims. To find things to criticize is hard the only thing that comes to mind is that when sitting on the back seat of the van while driving towards Epernay it was at times a bit hard to hear what our guide was telling. Told about it to her, and she agreed and said they should arrange a mic to solve the issue. Overall an excellent tour!

kevinarcy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our tour guide Matthias was wonderful. His knowledge of the region and the making of champagne was complete. The half day tour lasted about 5 hours. I wish it could have been 10. The region is beautiful. We stopped a a couple of locations where it looks like the vineyards go on forever.

VIOLET T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour was well worth the money. No having to drive meant my husband and I could relax and enjoy the views. The tours were informative and we learnt a lot about champagne. Our tour guide Louise, was really good and helpful.

Have used them before and would use them again. Worth every penny!

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