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Full-Day Champagne Tasting Day Trip from Paris

Enjoy champagne straight from the source on this full-day excursion
From US$3,146 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
11 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
Photos & Highlights
  • Private Champagne tour and tasting led by an expert sommelier or oenologist
  • Visit medieval marvels and historic wine cellars in Reims
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Tour Description
On this full-day tour to Champagne from Paris, we’ll explore the city of Reims and its surrounding countryside, home to some of the most important champagne producers in the world. We’ll visit the vineyards of small local winemakers and explore the cellars of a world-renowned champagne house. We’ll learn about the history of the Champagne region and why its climate is perfect for the production of the effervescent wine. At the end of the day, thanks to tastings and conversations with specialists, we’ll have expanded our palates and learned to appreciate the nuances of a variety of different champagnes.

NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation. Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.

Looking for a different Paris excursion? See our Giverny Tour or our Mont Saint-Michel Tour.

Sites Visited

  • Reims City Center
  • Reims Cathedral
  • Champagne Countryside
  • Champagne vineyards, houses and wine cellars

Included

  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Private Car from Paris to Champagne
  • Champagne Tasting

Itinerary Details

After driving from Paris to Reims, we'll first visit the massive cellars of one of the celebrated champagne houses like Lanson or Pommery (depending on availability). Wherever we go, it’ll be best to bring a sweater -- these caves, hidden 25 feet below street level, stay at a chilly 52 degrees even on the hottest summer days. As we explore the expansive labyrinths of underground cellars, we’ll learn about the process of making, storing, and aging champagne from some of the best in the business. While in Reims, we’ll also visit the cathedral -- a marvel of Gothic architecture where the kings of France were crowned until 1825.

Traveling in the company of our champagne expert we'll drive through the countryside to small towns like Epernay and Trulon-sur-Marne and visit the vineyards of local producers. We'll stop for lunch in a local restaurant with a view of the vine-covered hills of the Champagne region and discuss the multiple factors that make Champagne terroir so unique. We'll learn why the region’s soil composition and climate make it ideal for grape growing and dive deep into the production process with the help of a local winegrower. While sipping and analyzing the effervescence of different champagne types we'll be given the keys to understanding and appreciating champagne like an expert. 

Please note any dietary restrictions or intolerances in the Notes box when booking.

FAQ

What is the legal drinking age in France?
The legal drinking age is 18.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible? Some of the shops we visit are small and many will have a step up to access them. The general route may include small streets with narrow sidewalks; please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

How will we travel to Champagne from Paris?
You will meet your guide in Paris early in the morning. Together you will drive to Reims (2h drive) where you will explore the city and the Champagne region by car. At the end of the tour your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel.

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We learned a lot and had a great time !
We had a wonderful time on our tour to Champagne and Charlotte was a primary reason it was so special.