Champagne Tasting Gourmet Tour Itinerary for France Off the Beaten Path Tours!
CHAMPAGNE TOUR DAY 1:
Group Meets, Hotel Check-in, Afternoon: Champagne House Tours & Tasting at Mumm and/or Taittinger, EARLY Evening: Champagne House Tour & Tasting at Pommery, Private Welcome Dinner hosted by Pommery – D
Arrival in Reims. Meet and greet by your tour guide at the scheduled group pick-up time at NOON at Reims Rail Station from where you will transfer to your hotel as a group.
Mumm and/or TAITTINGER: 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 .
Pommery: We conclude our first day together at the Champagne House of Pommery for a Tour & Tasting. Here we are welcomed for a private tour of the cellars 165 steps beneath the vineyards. Afterwards, enjoy a private cocktail hour.
Dinner: Welcome Dinner hosted privately by Pommery Champagne House. — Champagne Tasting Gourmet Tour Itinerary
CHAMPAGNE TOUR 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. Ruiner 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.
Moët & 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. — Champagne Tasting Gourmet Tour Itinerary
CHAMPAGNE TOUR DAY 3:
Champagne House Tour & Tasting followed by Lunch Together at Veuve-Clicquot, Afternoon: Pastry & Chocolate Class with our Celebrity Pastry Chef, Leisure Time, Dinner: Michelin-star Gourmet Dinner – B, L, D
Veuve-Clicquot: This morning we’re invited for a Champagne House Tour & Tasting at the Veuve-Clicquot cellars. Our visit is completed with a private Champagne theme lunch together at Veuve-Clicquot.
Afternoon: Pastry and Chocolate Class with our celebrity Chocolate-Maker.
Mid-late Afternoon: Leisure Time following our pastry and chocolate lesson to explore independent interests in Reims. Visit the Cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned, the historic districts of Reims and other historical monuments, such as the Basilica St. Remi.
Dinner: Gourmet Michelin-star Dinner Together. — Champagne Tasting Gourmet Tour Itinerary
CHAMPAGNE TOUR 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, cellars 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. — Champagne Tasting Gourmet Tour Itinerary
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(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included
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