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3 Nights in Champagne

From £1058 pp

France, Reims

3 Nights / 4 Days

Private Tour

3 Nights in Champagne

From £1058 pp

What You'll Do

Spend four days in the beautiful town of Reims and the world-famous Champagne region of France, on this unique mini-break that immerses you in the local culture, cuisine, and wine. You'll explore the timeless homes of world-renowned champagnes, try first-class wine and food, and see the authentic side to Reims.

Once you arrive in the beautiful medieval city of Reims you will be transferred to your beautiful French guesthouse to relax and re-energise after your journey.

From there, you will spend the following days visiting some of the most prestigious vineyards in France, including a visit to Tattinger, one of the most famous producers of Champagne. You will be immersed into the culture of the Champagne Region, from visiting the church where Dom Pérignon is buried, to blind tastings of local Champagnes, attempting to identify the different aromas and flavours.

You will not only be immersed into the heritage of Champagne, but also of the cuisine of Reims, including a cooking lesson with a professional French chef. This break will allow you to explore all the luxuries of Reims, and become familiar with the amazing Champagne, wine and food of this beautiful region.

This is a private group for you and your friends and family with a minimum of 2 and maximum 4 participants. If you have a larger group, please let us know.  The lead in price is based on a group of 4, click check availability to obtain price for smaller group size.

Experience
Highlights

Explore the most prestigious vineyards in Champagne

Enjoy a French cookery lesson from a professional chef

Experience different Champagne tastings from a number of boutique wineries

Your Local Host:

Pierre

I was born in Paris and lived there for most of my life until I moved to Bordeaux for a new job to work for a wine company. During my time here, I completely fell in love with Bordeaux, as well as Strasbourg and Reims, and truly discovered what we call in French art de vivre (the art of living).

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

Enjoy a private transfer from Reims train station to your charming guesthouse ‘La Chevalée’. From there, feast on a delicious welcome meal in a local restaurant near your hotel.

Accommodation

La Chevalée

Meals

Dinner

 

Visit Hautvillers and Champagne Tasting

In the morning, you will be driven through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay, the capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon).  You will also visit Tattinger, one of the most famous producers of Champagne in the world.

Savour the moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world heritage vines of Champagne, and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our ‘terroir’.

Then, you will be driven to Hautvilliers, which is the birthplace of Champagne. You will be able to enter the beautiful church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.

Then you will visit Maureil-sur-Ay and be welcomed into a Champagne House (Le Close Corbier). After a ‘Champagne quiz’, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavours that can be found in Champagne through an old factory workshop.

Get competitive as you try to identify blindly three different Champagnes from boutique wineries whilst trying some local snacks.

Afterwards, enjoy a regional lunch with paired wines and Champagnes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Become familiar with local products including baguette, Reims’ ham, regional cheeses, Maison Fossier, Ratafia, and so on!

Appreciate the charming the hillsides of Champagne and explore a family-run boutique winery. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the traditional press, tank room cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Wander around the cool cellar corridors and glance the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their bestseller ‘cuvees’.

Accommodation

La Chevalée

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

 

French Cookery Class

This morning you will be met by a professional chef in Reims, who will teach you how to make a typical French dish, which you will then be able to enjoy for lunch.

You will then meet your guide who will take you on a food tour of Reims, with a tasting of local ham, french cheeses, mustard, locally made sweets and a wine pairing.

Accommodation

La Chevalée

Meals 

Breakfast, Lunch (as part of the cooking class)

Departure

After breakfast, you will have a private transfer out to Reims train station. From there, we will have to say goodbye – but hopefully not for long!

  • Private return transfers to and from Reims train station
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Welcome dinner
  • Private full day tours on Day 2 & 3