Immerse yourself in Champagne with a full guided experience of the Champagne region. Your journey begins in the charming town of Epernay, where you will take a scenic drive down the famous Champagne Avenue and the village of Hautvillers. Visit the prestigious Maison de Champagne Boizel. Join a Champagne tasting class with several workshops to understand vine making and learn how the cellar master creates their Champagnes. Savor a relaxed lunch featuring local delicacies at a traditional Champagne House. Explore the picturesque vineyards surrounding Epernay and gain a unique insight into the world of winemaking by visiting a charming family-owned winery.
- Tour of the underground cellars of the prestigious Maison de Champagne Boizel
- Drive through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
- Discovery of the historical village of Hautvillers and Dom Pérignon’s church
- Stop in the UNESCO vineyard of Champagne
- Visit and tastings at a family-run winery
- Cellar visit and tasting class at a family domain: Le Clos Corbier
- Traditional lunch with champagnes and regional specialties
|Participants||Tour takes place from 2 to 8 participants.|
Office de Tourisme de Reims - Site Gare (Train Station), 1 Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France
Offered byVine Escape (A La Française Champagne)
Duration: 8 hours
Meet your local guide in Reims at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office situated next to Reims centre train station and start the day with a drive through the vineyard.
Drive 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).
Visit the famous Grande Maison de Champagne Boizel (if not available can be replaced by a similar house), discover the champagne making process and enjoy 2 of their emblematic cuvée.
Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”.
You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried.
Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier). After a Champagne quiz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different champagnes from small wineries all while eating some local snacks.
Enjoy a traditional lunch with paired wines and champagnes in a fun and familial atmosphere. Get introduced to local products like baguette, pâté croute, regional cheeses, pink biscuit, Ratafia… (the lunch can be adapted to allergies or specific diets).
Appreciate the charming hillsides of the Champagne region and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run winery. Visit the traditional press, tank room and cellar of an authentic champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne!
After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in Reims at 6.00 pm.