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Champagne Day Trip from Paris with Exclusive Estate Visit and Tasting

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4.78
Out of 36 Reviews
  • Duration
    10 h.
  • Start time
    08:30
  • Meeting Point
    Opera Bastille (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Fri
  • Language
    English
Delve into the realm of Champagne and toast to the 'Wine of Kings' on our fully-guided day trip from Paris. Leave the everyday behind as you are brought to the heart of this delicious region to see two of its iconic villages, learn the history and secrets of Champagne production, then indulge in multiple tastings of bubbly itself.

We had the time of our lives. Loved the private boutique estate visit. Champagne will never be the same again!

Diane

Tour Highlights

  • Spend a day immersed in the sparkling world of Champagne with some of its most iconic producers
  • Explore the Mercier cellars, home to some of the finest champagne in the world
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the village of Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon discovered Champagne's secret
  • Visit a family-run Champagne estate steeped in history, home to the private chateau of Veuve Cliquot
  • Marvel as you discover the Champagne making process on a tour of the vineyards, cellars and pressoir, before tasting 3 award-winning champagnes
  • Round-trip transportation via luxury private coach from central Paris
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Groups of 25 people or less
Champagne Bottles

Get Immersed in the Essence of Champagne

Just 2 hours out of Paris and you’ll be surrounded by the sparkling world of this famous beverage. Visit the vineyards, towns and producers that have left their mark on bubbly, as well as savor it at specially organized tastings.

Champagne Sign Hautvillers

See Where Champagne Began

Enjoy a guided visit of the quaint village of Hautvillers, home to the Benedictine abbey where a monk named Dom Pérignon (ring a bell?) discovered the secret to champagne and gave us all a chance to ‘taste the stars’.

How Champagne is Made

Witness the Champagne Making First-Hand

Marvel as the secrets of the art are unveiled from the vine to the bottle at a boutique family-run Champagne estate with a full tour of the grounds, cellars and pressoir before tasting 3 of its award-winning Champagnes.

Description

On our Champagne day trips from Paris you’ll experience the bounty of the French countryside as never before with the most elegant and refined taste the world has come to know it for. Among France’s wines it is the only pièce de résistance to have won the title ‘Wine of Kings’ (and Queens), and with its graceful bubbles and range for every palate it is now a delicacy we can all adore.

As you leave Paris via private coach your excitement will only be matched by the passion of your expert local guide, whose sole mission will be to impart their undying love and extensive knowledge of bubbly!

The first stop on your tour is the picturesque town of Épernay. This tiny hamlet boasts the Avenue de Champagne, reputed to be the most expensive street in the world for all the priceless bottles in its miles of underground chalk cellars. Explore the tunnels for yourself on a visit to the esteemed Mercier producer, France's best-selling Champagne, for your first tasting.

Enjoy free time for lunch and discover this charming enclave. Whether strolling along its boulevards or admiring its stunning mansions, you will be totally immersed in the region’s essence. If it is the exquisite local cuisine you’re after, your guide will be on hand to offer tailored recommendations on how best to enjoy it at its best.

Back on the coach, you'll embark on the breathtakingly scenic Route de Champagne. Watch as the rolling vineyards drift by your window until the town of Hautvillers.

Famous as the birthplace of Champagne, this lovely village is home to a Benedictine abbey steeped in history whose cellar master was none other than a monk by the name of Dom Pérignon!

Your guide will lead you through the village, regaling you with its history and how its most famous resident came to discover the secret recipe for Champagne, which he thought so magical he is claimed to have cried ‘Come quickly – I am tasting the stars!’.

After exploring two iconic Champagne villages, you’ll discover a family-run boutique estate, where a local expert will walk you through every step of the champagne-making process. Roam the vineyard learning how the grapes are grown and nurtured and see the stunning private chateau of Veuve Clicquot before visiting the pressoir where the estate’s award-winning champagne is delicately assembled. Descend into candle-lit cellars with trade secrets on how best to mature and store Champagne, then peek at their incredible collection of rare vintages.

The finale of the day is without doubt the exclusive tasting that has been organized of 3 of their Champagnes on a beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards that stretch below you as far as the eye can see. With fresh memories of the day and quite possibly with stars still dancing on your palate, you’ll board your private coach back to Paris and ordinary life, happy in the knowledge that you have experienced this corner of paradise.

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What's included

  • Visit of Mercier Champagne cellars and champagne tasting Free time in quaint town of Épernay
  • Guided walking tour of Hautvillers
  • Guided visit of a private champagne estate and champagne tasting
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting Point

FAQs

  • When can I cancel a booking?

    On tours cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund. For tours cancelled less than 72 hours before scheduled departure time, we are unable to offer refunds. Instead we suggest that customers reschedule their tour for another time more convenient for them.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

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Raphael was very...

Raphael was very professional and courteous. He had a great knowledge of the tour and he seemed to be well liked by everyone on the tour as well as the owners and administration of the vineyards. He was also helpful in answering any questions we had related to Paris and other sites.

Laura is an extremely...

Laura is an extremely animated guide who kept us hooked with her quick wit and story telling voice! She was very informative and answered all of our questions. She was also extra helpful when we wanted lunch recommendations and gave us lots of great advice. We hope Laura will be our guide on our next tour!

Laura was fabulous! Very...

Laura was fabulous! Very well spoken, warm, funny, knowledgeable.

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