Luxurious Champagne-Day-Trip with Moët from Paris

Luxurious Champagne-Day-Trip with Moët from Paris

This tour introduces you to the bubbling history on a wonderful day trip through the Champagne region.

  • More individuality: 15 participants maximum
from 186.50 $ per person
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This tour introduces you to the bubbling history on a wonderful day trip through the Champagne region.

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Details

  • Languages: Englisch
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Visit top-quality champagne houses, including Moët & Chandon. You’ll enjoy tastings at each (four tastings in total), learning about the subtleties of the region’s world-famous sparkling wine
  • Visit the ancestral home of champagne - Hautvillers - where you’ll visit the tomb of Dom Perignon and learn how he helped create champagne as we know it today
  • Epernay is a hub for all the great champagne-making houses and a must-see for wine-lovers. You’ll stop here for lunch
  • Unlike similar tours, we visit both mom-and-pop or boutique vineyards and world-renowned champagne houses so you get a more authentic experience
  • Learn about the lost art of sabrage and other old world techniques. Champagne production is a highly-controlled process that has changed little over time, as you’ll see on this grape-to-glass tour of vineyards and production spaces
  • With small groups of just 15 people or fewer and transport by air-conditioned minibus, (not charter bus), your experience will be relaxed and exclusive, your guide easy to interact with

Description

Your day begins in Central Paris where you’ll meet your guide and small group of 15 fellow travelers before hopping in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus for the 2 hour ride to the Champagne region. The first stop takes you back some 300 years with a visit to the Benedictine Abbey in Hautvillers, where the famous Dom Perignon pioneered some of the production methods that made champagne the drink it is today. As you tour the abbey and see where Perignon himself worked, you’ll learn about the dangers of exploding wine bottles and how the search to stop this phenomenon actually drove many of Perignon’s innovations, much more than his love of sparkling wine. Before leaving Hautvillers, you’ll stop by a scenic overlook to enjoy a light breakfast and an amazing view.

The story of champagne will make you thirsty and we have just the solution: you next stop is a family-run winery where the owner will show you around and teach you how his family has been making champagne for three generations. You might be surprised to learn that the process has changed very little in the last 300 years, but you won’t be surprised that the next three wines you taste are out of this world.

As you learn to distinguish the tasting notes of good champagne, you’ll be treated to a little surprise: The owner will demonstrate the proper method for ‘sabering’ a bottle of champagne, and as you taste its contents, you’all also learn the myth-filled history of the practice. Like many French traditions, Napoleon was involved.

Your next stop is the champagne capital of the world; the town of Epernay, where you’ll break for lunch. It’s not included but your guide will be happy to direct you toward their favorite restaurants for champagne’s hearty Cuisine du Terroir.

Wine from vineyards all over Champagne floods into the town to be stored in the chalk caves excavated beneath the city streets. After lunch, you’ll step into the cave of Moët & Chandon, beneath the famous Avenue de Champagne, for a tour and tastings. There is a king’s ransom of bubbly hidden under this very unique street and once you taste Moët’s most popular blend, you’ll understand why many call this the most valuable street in France. You’ll also learn how big champagne houses have managed to make big money while staying true to old production methods.

With the taste of one of Moet’s most popular vintages still on your tongue you’ll hop back in the mini-bus and return to Paris, arriving around 6.30pm; just in time to get a few more recommendations from your guide and head out to dinner.

Please note

Additional information

Tips to the guides are welcome, but never obligatory.
Please note that the meeting time is 15 minutes before the start time. There is no refund or rebooking for late arrivals or non-appearance after the start or end of the tour.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests with reduced mobility, wheelchairs or prams on this tour.
Comfortable hiking boots recommended.

Included in the price

  • Various Champagne Tastings
  • Private transport
  • Small Groups of 15 people
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting point

Opéra Bastille, Place de la Bastille, Paris. Meet in front of the stairs of the Opera House. Arriving by taxi: French directions for taxi driver: “Je dois aller devant l'Opéra Bastille, merci." Arriving by subway: "Station Bastille" on line 1, 5, 8. Take "Sortie" (exit) #3 "Opera Bastille". Your guide will be in front of the Opera house stairs.

Cancellation Conditions

No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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