Champagne Day Trip from Paris with Moet & Chandon, Hautvillers & Family Winery
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Stop At: Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, 20 avenue de Champagne, 51200, Epernay France
Start your tour with the visit of the prestigious Moet and Chandon Champagne house in Epernay, the Champagne Capital. Easily boasting one of the largest Champagne cellars in the world, this luxury Champagne house is home to some 17 miles (28 km) of underground tunnels where their world-famous sparkling wine matures. As you tour this incredible labyrinth of chalk cellars with your guide, learn about the magical process of turning standard white wine into something fizzy! Hear about humidity levels and temperature control, and, see for yourself how the bubbles get into each bottle. At the end of your 1-hour walking tour around the cellars, sample a glass of Moet Champagne and discuss its complex creation with the fellow Champagne lovers in your group.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire, 50 rue de la Glaciere, 51700 Villers-sous-Chatillon France
Enjoy your last stop of the day with the visit of a family producer where you will have the opportunity to, not only, taste 4 different champagnes, but also, to meet the family who grows it. The history of the Roger-Constant Lemaire estate dates back to the late 19th century to the village of Hautvillers. The family has continued to build on the know-how of their ancestors, producing different champagnes. The family specialises in creating champagnes with an exceptionally fresh palate, characterised by authenticity and the distinctive flavour of the terroir.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Return Transportation, from Paris by air-conditioned minivan
- Small group tour (maximum 8 participants)
- 4 Champagne tastings
- Champagne tastings at Moet & Chandon
- Champagne tastings at a Family Producer
- Stop at Hautvillers
- Visit the tomb of Dom Perignon
- Entry/Admission - Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- The underground galleries and wine cellars are usually cold and damp so please dress appropriately or bring warm clothes with you
- Small group tour of 8 people maximum
- Customers who have not reached France's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
After taking this tour, I'm shocked it's ranked so highly. At the 2 champagne houses, admission was 20-30 per person for the tour and tasting of 1 glass which is what this tour included. It would have been far cheaper for us to rent a car or hire a driver for the day than to spend 460 on 2 people for 4 glasses of champagne total. The listing said the tour includes a tasting at 3 champagne houses, but we only went to 2. I'm not sure if this was a result of our driver we were early to GH Mumm and Moet so it wasn't a result of us being behind schedule/a time savings or misinterpretting the listing but it says: Inclusions Champagne tastings at Moet and Chandon, Hautvillers, and the House of Mumm With respect to the transportation, I expected a bit more. We were in a Volkswagon van and I had the middle seat up front -- basically with the driver shifting into me and my knees against the dashboard. I think you should strongly consider limiting the tour to 6 or 7 guests instead of 8 as sitting in the middle front seat a bench front row seat I haven't seen since an '87 buick. Our guide was really just a driver and didn't provide any value or add to the trip. He took us from A to B and did not offer any bits of knowledge above that. The Champagne houses themselves were fantastic! I would absolutely go back to both and loved our tours. I'd highly recommend going, just not on this tour. This is my third Viator tour within the past year and likely will be my last. Underwhelming and overpriced.
First, our tour guide, Jean Marc was my fave! An older man with endless knowledge in every subject of everything. I literally wanted to fold him up and put him in my pocket. Our tour was supposed to have been with two other girls that never made it, so it was just my husband and I. We had a private tour without having to pay for it! My only complaint is that for over 400 two people they should have included a premium tasting to these places. The entrance fee for each is about 24 euros pp. Do the math, the travel agency is making a killing so they can at least pay an extra few euros and make the experience much more worth while. My fave of the two was Moet. Although the champagne from Mumm for me was better. Hautvillers was very nice too. If you have the financial means to do this tour, do it. You wont regret it and in spite of my small complaint, it is still very well worth every penny.
The tour was wonderful. We enjoyed the day. This trip exceeded our expectations. Loved Moet and Chandon. The Cathedral in Reims is unbelievable the church of Kings. Great day.