Champagne Small-Group Wine Day from Paris including 8 Champagne tasting
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Stop At: Point de vue de Hautvillers, Rue de Fismes, D386, 51160 Hautvillers, France
Discover the village of Hautvillers and its abbey, where Dom Pérignon used to work as a cellar master over 300 years ago and made Champagne. Learn more about this legendary character and about his influence on the style and reputation of the drink.
Stop by the wonderful vineyard of Champagne and enjoy a Masterclass conducted by your wine expert guide. Through this very unique experience and the tasting of a special cuvee, you will learn all the secrets of this famous bubbly drink.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Pickup from your hotel if located in Paris, Drop off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Guided visits of at least 2 Champagne houses, including a big one (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot) and a middle sized one
- Champagne tasting at two wineries visited
- Authentic Masterclass + tasting led by your wine expert guide (from April depending on weather)
- Service of a certified wine expert driver-guide
- Gourmet lunch at a family-run Champagne house (upon availability) with Champagne and food pairing
- Taste at least 8 different Champagne
- Hotel drop-off. Drop-off in central Paris at Hôtel de Ville
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Schedule and wineries visited are subject to minor changes depending on the season and on supplier availability
- Not wheelchair accessible; there are a lot of stairs to access the underground galleries
- Caves and wine cellars are usually cold and damp (45°F / 10°C); do not forget to bring warm clothes with you
- Private tours (including for bigger groups) are possible upon request; please specify at the time of the booking
- 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
Our guide Chloè was knowledgeable as well as fun, making the day on the countryside a can't miss when visiting Paris. The hotel pickup was incredibly convenient and the air conditioned van hit the spot on a hot day. The group sizes can fill up to 8 people max, but we were lucky enough to have only 4 total people (2 couples) which made for a amazing private tour atmosphere. Stopping at one major corporate champagne house and two family run houses as well as sharing a bottle atop of Dom Perignon church left us with more champagne than we thought we would receive. If your in France and can splurge, by far the best experience we have had and couldn't recommend enough.
We were fortunate to have Magda as our guide through this experience. She picked us up and another group before driving us to four champagne producers - starting with one of the bigger houses, then a lunch at an independent producer whose family has been on the land for 400 years (!) where we had lunch in their mansion and tasted a variety of champagnes with food courses to accompany them, then an incredible scenic view of the Marnes river and a stop at Dom Perignon's church, and finally stopping by a champagne co-op with a huge variety of historic champagne production information and more abundant tastings. It was a wonderful experience.
Chloe was absolutely fantastic. Her knowledge of champagnes at times seemed equal to that of the very knowledgeable champagne house staff. And she made it a most enjoyable day. Stopped at scenic overlook to sample the champagne she brought along. We visited Taittinger's cellars, Dom Cauldron, and Jullien Chopin. champagne houses (with great tastings) and Dom Perignon's resting place. And the luncheon at Chopin was equal to that served in an excellent restaurant. Purchased several bottles of champagne based on the tastings - impossible to find at home outlets. We were also fortunate to have an interesting group of two other couples. A very enjoyable day!!
Really fun trip with our guide Chloe. She worked in the wine industry on the production side so she easily answered all questions. The lunch at a small producer in the country was both delicious and had beautiful surroundings. Recommend highly!
Our guide, Victoria picked our group of 8 up promptly at our hotel. She shared her knowledge of champagne and the surrounding area while we drove to the first of three stops. The first stop was corporate champagne house. We toured their underground caves by tram and learned about the product8on of champagne. Tastings were provided afterwards. The second stop was at a small family operation champagne house where the owner gave a tour of their production and then demonstrated gracious hospitality with a delicious lunch and tastings of 4 different champagnes. Our group was joined by another group of eight and we enjoyed great conversation over lunch. The final stop was another small producer with several tastings and tour of their facilities. I would highly recommend this expereince to learn more about champagne and see the beautiful countryside!
Victoria and Richard were absolutely fantastic. My husband and I, as well as the rest of our van, had a ball. It was a great mix and way to see the region with the big name Champagne house and seeing behind the scenes of small family champagne vineyard. Lunch was awesome with courses paired with different champagnes at a third champagne house. Can’t recommend enough!
Chloe was an amazing guide. She provided a lot of general history and information, but also a lot of personal experience. There were so many interesting champagnes and lunch was divine.
Our guide, Victor, was absolutely outstanding: well spoken, knowledgeable, thoughtful - first class! He made the day for us. The House of Moet and Chandon was perfect and their guide, Eleanor was also very knowledgeable and thoughtful!! The two smaller champagne houses and our lunch were truly memorable. Actually one of the highlights of our trip (esp. since we had been on Viking cruise that did not cruise thus a huge disappointment). However that being said, the champagne tour was still a highlight and I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in champagne!!
Richard was a very knowledgeable and accommodating host who guided us around Epernay for the day. Nothing was too much trouble and he was very good humoured. S.Andrews
This is probably the best tour I have ever been on. Richard was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Very well organized, great places to check out, a very nice lunch, and a visit to a cute shop to buy champagne for home.
Richard is a GREAT guide, we loved him! he was fantastic.Even though we enjoyed the tour we were expecting more time on the vineyards as opposed to it being the last 10 minute stop. Lunch was great, the drinks were plenty and delicious.
Our guide/driver, Richard, was very very knowledgable and polite. He is a sommelier who knows his wine/champagne. The day began with him picking us up at 730a another family was with us in the bus so a small group. We visited 3 wineries and had a nice lunch at one of them. We discussed places for dinner once back in Paris.....RIchard was nice enough to drop us off at one of his favorite places, very nice! Thank for a nice day in the Champagne countryside Richard!
Can't say enough! It was a great day..with an amazing guide..the itinerary was perfect ..we LOVED IT!!!!!! We are from Napa Valley and this blows us away!
Delicious champagne and beautiful views. For our large champagne house we went to Pommery which was great, you get a tour of their chalk cellars and a full glass of brut champagne. Then we went to the church were Dom Perignon worked out. The lunch with champagne pairing was wonderful! The food was excellent and we loved the champagne pairing with each course, we had 4 glasses. After lunch we stopped to check out the vineyards and had beautiful views. The final champagne house we were able to see a little more how champagne was made and had 3 samples not full glasses of champagne. he only downfall to this tour is there is A LOT of time spent driving and I felt like I was in a van most of the day. It's no one's fault, thats just the way it has to be. If I could make any suggestions it would be to remove the church the Dom Perignon was a part of.