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Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims

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Overview
Spend a short day tour from Reims to explore the heart of Champagne around Epernay. Drive through Champagne Avenue, have a walk in the vines of a well-known Champagne house to learn more about the vine growing process. Participate in a tasting class to learn how the winemakers create their Champagnes and get an authentic lunch paired with Champagne wines. Discover the most beautiful Champagne vineyards and visit an authentic family run boutique winery. Enjoy several Champagne tastings and appreciate some of the best values of Champagne!
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You'll start at
Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims - Site Gare (Train Station)
Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, FranceWe will meet outside the train station of Reims centre in front of the tourist office. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour departure. Be careful, there are two tourists offices in Reims. The meeting point is at the train station tourist office, not the cathedral tourist office. Enjoy your day !
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  • Pass by Avenue de Champagne
  • 1
    Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Le Clos Corbier
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    A La Française Champagne
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Explore France’s Champagne wine region from its capital, Reims
  • Taste plenty of bubbly at a Champagne house and boutique winery
  • Learn how Champagne is made and its history and flavor profile
  • Small group and local guide ensures personal service
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group outside Reims train station and hop into your comfortable minivan. As you drive along Epernay’s Avenue du Champagne, your guide points out the houses of Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Moët et Chandon, and more. Walk through several famous Champagne vineyards, including either Moët et Chandon or Billecart-Salmon, and learn how the humble grape travels from vine to bottle and tour the historical village of Hautvillers where Dom Perignon lived. Discover even more about how Champagne is made with a tasting class at a restored Champagne house. Dig into a gourmet lunch with French fare, such as baguette, cheese and ham, which is paired with Champagne. Next, visit a boutique family winery and tour the grape press, vat room, and aging cellars. Enjoy a tasting of their more popular cuvées and purchase anything that you fancy before your guide drops you back at the train station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims - Site Gare (Train Station), Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France
Departure Time
11:15 AM
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Drive through the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Champagne Avenue in Epernay
  • Champagne class to discover the vine growing and the secrets of the winemakers
  • Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery
  • Local guide
  • Reims pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers
  • Entry/Admission - Le Clos Corbier
  • Entry/Admission - A La Française Champagne
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Other drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear casual shoes as you will stop in the vines
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We will organize Champagne shipping for you (US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hong Kong) if you find any crush !
  • The tour is not compatible with children under 10 years old
  • We cannot accept animals on tours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was absolutely one of the best tours we have been on in Europe! It's not just because you get to drink champagne, the meet up at the start of the day was very easy to figure out and the tour company staff was incredibly friendly. They quickly provided a layout of the
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Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear dcberke08, Thank you so much for this review and recommendation ! We are glad the guide met your expectations for this tour ! Our goal is reached, you discovered our region, the Champagne making process, tasted Champagnes and had fun with a friendly group ;-) Perfect day tour ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, also to visit an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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Excellent day spent with our lovely driver and host, Tom, and friendly, American companions. The champagne was really good and loved the fun games. Lunch in our private dining room was also amazing - excellent value for money and so enjoyable
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Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims
Responded 4 weeks ago
DearJan, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Tom's guidance met your expectations for this tour and that you enjoyed the lunch at Le Clos Corbier ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, also to visit an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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This was an AMAZING tour!!! I love champagne to start but have never been on a champagne champagne tour. Wine tours yes but not champagne. 1st our tour guy Tom was theeee best. He was VERY knowledgeable about EVERYTHING. No lie. They provide lunch, which is awesome after
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Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims
Responded 21 Oct 2019
Dear Angsofancy, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Tom's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! You can now consider yourself as a Champagne expert, and we'd be happy to welcome you back. Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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We were driven from Reims to the Champagne region in a van. We visited the site where Dom Perignon is buried, followed by a drive down the avenue where all of the great champagne houses are located. From there we stopped for lunch and participated in a few games/activities
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Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Dear FairfaxStation, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad the tour met your expectations ! There are many different tastings during the day, so as to find your favorite Champagne ! ;-) Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best,
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What an amazing day. So worth it! Our guide Guillaume was awesome. So informative and easy to talk with. The lunch was excellent and, of course,...the bubbly was delicious. We learned lots and had a fantastic day. Thanks again.
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Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Reims
Responded 27 Sep 2019
Dear Rich, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Guillaume's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! Everyone here always makes sure you will enjoy your day, and it seemed to have worked perfectly. :) Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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