The Connoisseurs from Reims (Private Half day Tour)

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4 hour 30 minutes (approx.) Mobile ticket Offered in: English
Overview

Discovery of the "Côte des Blancs" Grand Cru and the famous village and vineyard of Hautvillers in the historic hillsides of the Marne Valley listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO near Epernay, Capital of the Champagne vineyard. In Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, guided tour of the church of Dom Pérignon and the vineyard. Pause at the most beautiful viewpoint of Champagne in the heart of the vineyard with explanations of viticulture management. Visit the production sites of two families of independent producers/growers followed by commented tastings of a selection of 6 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru, as well as the essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs during additional tastings. Discovery tour of the "Côte des Blancs", famous area for its Grand Cru Chardonnay 100% Blanc de Blancs. Commented passage through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, called "the most expensive Avenue in the World" with its 200 million bottles in the cellars.

What's Included
  1. Private transportation
  2. Visits and tastings of 6 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru
  3. Private passionate guide/chauffeur
  4. Additional tastings included of the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Start time

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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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What To Expect
Parc Naturel Regional de la Montagne de Reims

During the journey between Reims and Epernay, you will discover the "Montagne de Reims" and its superb forest to cross to reach the famous vineyards near Epernay, the Capital of the Champagne vineyards.

Cramant

In Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, enjoy a private tour of the Church where the grave of Dom Pérignon, known as the spiritual father of Champagne, is. We will tell you his story and you will finally know whether or not he is the inventor of Champagne !

Avenue de Champagne

In Hautvillers, we will also stop in the historical hillsides of Champagne listed as Word Heritage Site by Unesco to enjoy the most magnificent panorama of Champagne overlooking the Marne Valley, the place where Dom Pérignon carried out his experiments in winemaking. It is the ideal place in the heart of the vineyards to take unforgettable photos of you and this breathtaking landscape. We will visit the first of the 2 families of independent producers/growers that you will discover during the tour with explanations on the Champagne making process, visit of the presses, wineries and cellars. You will taste there 3 different Premier Cru Champagnes during a commented tasting*. *depending on the season and availability, this visit/tastings may take place in a village of the "Côte des Blancs" or in Aÿ-Champagne.

Oger

During your discovery tour in the "Côte des Blancs", we will go through Cramant which is one of the famous villages Grand cru located south of Epernay. This area in Champagne is called the "Kingdom of Chardonnay Grand Cru".

Hautvillers

Oger is another renowned Grand Cru village in "Côte des Blancs" with the famous "Blanc de Blancs" 100% Chardonnay Grand Cru. This is where we will visit one of the 2 families of independent producers/growers of the day with other explanations on the Champagne making process, visit to the presses, wineries and cellars. You will taste 3 others 100% Grand Cru Champagnes of your choice with tasting advice to discover the different "Blanc de Blancs" such as natural Champagne without dosage, extra brut, from old vines, vintage or even aged in oak barrels. We will also pass through other famous villages such as Chouilly and Avize, in front of the largest Champagne bottles factory and near the famous "Chateau de Saran", the ultra private property where the luxury LVMH group (who owns Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Krug ...) receives its biggest customers and VIPs as well as the "Montaigu site" dedicated to the champagne making of Moët & Chandon.

Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers

During the tour, we will cross another must-see Champagne UNESCO World Heritage Site, the "Avenue de Champagne" in Epernay, the Capital of the Champagne vineyard. It is considered "the most expensive Avenue in the world" with its prestigious Champagne houses, its mansions and its 100 kilometers of cellars which hide 200 million bottles. A commented passage is planned to explain the history of its superb mansions and production buildings belonging for centuries to the Champagne Houses like Moët & Chandon, Perrier Jouët, Pol Roger, etc.

Additional Info
  1. Public transportation options are available nearby
  2. Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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