Champagne Day Trip with Moet&Chandon, Reims Cathedral & Family Winery from Paris

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 11 hours
  • Paris
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Champagne is just outside of Paris! Join this small-group tour and you’ll discover the growing, harvesting, bottling, and proper way of tasting Champagne. You'll visit two very unique wineries, the Reims Cathedral, Dom Perignon's grave, and enjoy at least 4 tastings of different types of Champagnes. There is no better way to learn about wine than to see where it is made and to taste it with the person who made it! Join us and you will meet the Champagne winemakers walk through their vineyards of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and explore their cellars full of bubbly wine!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Champagne-Ardenne, Champagne-Ardenne, Grand Est

See the Chardonnay and Pinot Noire grapes on the beautiful rolling hills of Champagne. You'll walk through a vineyard and learn about the different techniques for growing and harvesting Champagne suitable grapes from your friendly and knowledgeable guide!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moet et Chandon, 20 avenue de Champagne, 51200, Epernay France

Tour the impressive cellars filled with millions of bottles of Champagne and do a Champagne tasting at the end of your visit. Please note: While we do have a special partnership with Moet and Chandon they reserve the right to cancel our visit if they are unable to welcome us into their cellars on a specific date. In the rare event that this happens, we will replace the visit at Moet and Chandon with a visit to Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, which is the favorite Champagne of the French people.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers, Rue de L'Eglise, 51160 Hautvillers France

This Abbey and its Church are part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Benedictine friar named Dom Perignon lived here in the 1600s. Your guide will take you to the Abbey Church to hear his history. Then you'll visit the graveside of Dom Perignon and thank Dom for the bubbles!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, 3, rue Guillaume de Machault, 51100, Reims France

More than 800 years old this cathedral is a Gothic gem! It is covered in gorgeous stone carvings on the inside and outside. Your guide will explain its fascinating history and then give you 20-30 minutes to explore on your own and take the souvenir photos that you are craving.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Champagne DOMI, 10 rue Bruyere, 51190 Grauves France

Here you'll meet Stéphane an authentic, and charming, vintner (winemaker) of Champagne. He'll walk you through the entire process of making Champagne and let you get up close to the wine press and racks of champagne bottles in his cellars. Then you'll taste 3-4 different Champagne wines with him. You might go to an other small producer of Champagne on the day of your visit, we've got few partners and they are all very nice to visit and taste !


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Epernay, Epernay, Marne, Grand Est

Epernay is known as the capital of Champagne. Your guide will take you to the heart of the old town and point out several of its most notable aspects. Then you’ll have a full hour of free time to explore the town and eat lunch wherever you like. Your lunch is not included in our tour price.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • 4-5 Champagne tastings held at two different wineries.
  • Guided visit in the cellars of Moet and Chandon or Nicolas Feuillatte if Moet cancels on us.
  • Personal welcome and guided visit of family run winery
  • Visit to Reims Cathedral
  • Visit to Haut-Villiers Abbey and tomb of Dom Perignon
  • Expert local guide
  • Round trip transportation from Paris in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Moet et Chandon
  • Entry/Admission - Champagne DOMI

Exclusions
  • Tips aka "pour boire" in French. Our guides prefer cash tips but also accept bottles of good wine.
  • Your own lunch and whatever you choose to drink at lunch.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Small group tour of 8 people maximum
  • Minimum age for all tour participants is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • If Moet and Chandon cancel on us we will visit Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne instead.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Le Départ Saint-Michel, 1 Pl. Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France


Departure Time

07:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Dream441737

09 Sep, 2022

I spent hours reading reviews of different Champagne Day trips. I'm so glad I chose this one. My family of 5 (me, husband and three young adults) loved every minute. Our guide, Will, was fun and informative. The stop at the Reims Cathedral and Dom Perignon chapel were nice additions. The family winery was our favorite stop, but it was nice to compare the family winery to a big operation like Moet. We learned so much, about champagne, the Champagne region, the cathedrals and more. This was a perfect way to spend the day and get a break from the crowds of Paris. I highly recommend.

lisaoA550ZJ

06 Sep, 2022

Great trip. Antoine was a great tour guide. Loved the visit to the family winery michel fagot. One of the best tours we took. Small group too. Wonderful and well worth the money.

irinak117

25 Aug, 2022

Really wonderful tour for a reasonable price. Pick up was in a very central location and that was a big key point for me. We left on time even after allowing the wait time for people who didn’t show up. The guide Philipe did great to keep us on schedule which is important after tastings start 😁 Itinerary itself is just right with exactly all the things you need to check off the bucket list in the champagne region. We had an excellent compatible group in the same age range (even though I brought my nine year old daughter but we all had fun). The other people in a tour is always a variable and unpredictable but as the tour goes, it was well organized, efficient, well communicated on all expectations, very pleasant easy going guide, good driving, central pick up. To me was worth every penny (or cent) and a lot to see in the time allowed including a little chill time to sit and enjoy food or views. One note, it was tough to understand the guide’s explanations of the champagne process in the first winery but later at Moët Chandon with more visuals and more polished presentation of the process it became more clear. But was great to hear multiple times so then the details click. This is really the only small criticism I could have of this wonderful tour.

kerriep2014

06 Sep, 2022

This was a great trip with lots packed in to see and do. From scenery to Churches to Champagne tours and tasting it was all very enjoyable.

Marcel_M

15 Aug, 2022

We had a great day out. Victor was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. The first stop at a small family run champagne house was amazing and personal. Moet visit was good but expected. All in all it was a great day out, with a great local host

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