France Off the Beaten Path Tours
Champagne Tour Itinerary
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ITINERARY Day 1:
Group Meets, Hotel Check-in, Afternoon: 1-2 Champagne House Tours & Tasting, EARLY Evening: Welcome Dinner hosted by Pommery – D
Arrival in Reims. Meet and greet by your tour guide at the scheduled group pick-up time at 2 PM at Reims Rail Station from where you will transfer to your hotel.
MUMM, TAITTINGER and/or POMMERY: Following check-in at the hotel, we embark on a series of Champagne House Tours and Tasting this afternoon and into the early evening. Our first Champagne House Tour and Tasting of the trip is at either the prestigious House of Mumm or the House of Taittinger. Time permitting, we will visit both.
Guests need to be aware that visiting Champagne producer cellars requires walking down anywhere from 140-165 steps into the cellars .
Dinner: Welcome Dinner hosted privately by Pommery Champagne House (for groups of minimum 10 persons). Privately booked tours – Welcome dinner at one of our favorite gourmet restaurants.
ITINERARY Day 2:
Epernay: Morning: Champagne House Tour & Tasting at RUINART – then onto EPERNAY for a Gourmet Bistrot Lunch, Afternoon: Champagne House Tour & Tasting at Moët & Chandon – B, L
RUINART : This morning we visit one of the most prestigious Champagne producers of the region. Ruinart was one of the very first Champagne producers – recording the first wine with “bubbles” in 1729. Onward to Epernay there will be opportunities to view the vineyards.
MOET & CHANDON: Afternoon: Champagne House Tour & Tasting at the House of Moët & Chandon.
Late Afternoon: Return to Reims. Leisure time to relax or explore the historic walking streets of the city prior to dinner.
Dinner: Independently at one of the many cafes or restaurants.
ITINERARY Day 3:
Champagne House Tour & Tasting followed by Lunch Together, Afternoon: Pastry & Chocolate Class with our Celebrity Pastry Chef, Leisure Time, Dinner: Michelin-star Gourmet Dinner – B, L, D
Veuve-Clicquot, DUMONT or FAGOT : This morning : Champagne House Tour & Tasting with cellar tours followed by tasting
LUNCH: Together in the countryside amidst the vineyards.
Afternoon: Pastry / Chocolate Class with our celebrity Chocolate-Maker.
Late Afternoon: Leisure Time following our pastry and chocolate workshop to explore independent interests in Reims. Visit the Cathedral where all but one of the Kings of France were crowned, the historic districts of Reims and other historical monuments, such as the Basilica St. Remi.
Dinner: Gourmet Dinner Together at our favorite former Michelin-star gem.
ITINERARY Day 4:
Tour Conclusion, Group Drop-off at REIMS Rail Station – B
Trip concludes today with 10 AM arrival to the Reims Rail Station. Earlier and later departures can be arranged. Please contact us for details.
Please note: Champagne tour itineraries are subject to change, and certain producers only offer group tours. Every effort will be made to keep the itinerary as close as possible to what appears here on our website; however the final Champagne itinerary may vary due to producers’ schedules and availabilities, announced or unannounced renovation closures, and other factors beyond our control.
Activity Information: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking and climbing up and down steps during our visits at the Champagne Houses, walking in underground cellars, production sites, and in between visits. This tour also requires travelers be able to stand for extended periods of times during the Champagne house tours, as seating is not available in the underground galleries or in production sites.
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(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included
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“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower
“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner
“France Off the Beaten Path was so great the first time that I had to return to Off The Beaten Path for a repeat visit. Everyone that works for Christy is excellent and full of life. Loved their tours to Van Gough, Dinner at Catherine’s home, picnic in the woods, wineries – And the only max at 16. So we really got to know each other. Highly recommend.” — Lauren
“Outstanding tour of truly beautiful areas of Provence by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Gorgeous accomodation, very special restaurant experiences, and an effort made to avoid arriving at tourist hotspots with the hordes made it all the more enjoyable.” — Geoff & Lorrene Evans