UNESCO Experience (Full day private Champagne tour)

REIMS
Organized by : Ay-Champagne Experience
From 400.00€
  • UNESCO Experience (Full day private Champagne tour)
  • UNESCO Experience (Full day private Champagne tour)
  • UNESCO Experience (Full day private Champagne tour)
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    English, French
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During this tour, discover the most famous UNESCO Sites in Champagne as well as the villages and vineyards of the Marne Valley in its historic hillsides listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Highlights

Discover the most famous UNESCO Sites in Champagne : Reims Cathedral, Avenue of Champagne in Epernay and the historic Champagne hillsides listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the Marne Valley near Epernay.
Visit of the Church where Dom Perignon rests in Hautvillers.
Pause at the most beautiful viewpoints of Champagne in the heart of the vines.
Visit of a family grower, independent producer of Champagne.
Tasting of a selection of 3 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru.
Convivial Champagne lunch (a bottle of Champagne for 2).
Enjoy the essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs during additional tastings.

In detail

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  • Enjoy an unforgettable private day in Reims, Epernay and its surrounding villages. Discovery of the most famous vineyards and breathtaking places of the region near Epernay which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Cathedral of Reims, place of coronation of the kings of France, a UNESCO listed site, is the first essential step of your stay in Champagne.

Before giving you the opportunity to explore its interior, your guide will explain the Cathedral’s history and mysteries.

 

  • In Epernay, Capital of the Champagne vineyard, drive through the "Avenue de Champagne" where the superb mansions and production buildings of the Champagne Houses Moët & Chandon, Perrier Jouët, Pol Roger, etc. are located.
  • Discover Grand Cru/Premier Cru vineyards and villages in the historic hillsides of Champagne predominantly planted with Pinot Noir which were listed in 2015 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit of a family of independent producer/grower with an explanation of the Champagne production process, visit of the press, winery and cellar. The visit will be followed by a commented tasting of several of their Champagnes.
  • In addition to the Champagnes, taste the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs : Ratafia, Fine de la Marne and Marc de Champagne from the Goyard Distillery which is the oldest in Champagne.
  • The village of Aÿ-Champagne was the main center of the Champagne industry in the 16th century. The kings of France had their own wine presses here and the wines of Champagne used to be called “Wines of Aÿ”. The vineyard is classified as Grand Cru at the highest level of the Appellation.


On our visit to a part of this historic village and its well-known vineyard, we will discuss the vineyard management, the different grape varieties, the exceptional Terroir and sustainable viticulture.

 

The tour includes a stop in front of the headquarters of the famous Champagne Houses in Aÿ such as Bollinger, Deutz and Ayala.

 

  • When visiting Hautvillers 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.
  • In Hautvillers, we will stop 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.
  • For lunch, we have selected for you Champagne and dining bars appreciated by the locals in order to share this convivial moment*. 

On the menu, to accompany your glasses of Champagne (a bottle for 2) for example : gourmet platters of charcuterie and cheese with bread and salad, ready-made farm meals, pâtés, regional biscuits and coffee.When booking your tour, please inform us if you have food allergies or have any dietary requirements.*Depending on the day of the tour, the lunch location may vary.

 

*Depending on the day of the tour, the lunch location may vary.

Included

Private day all included with transport
Pick-up from Reims, Epernay and surrounding villages on request (Max. 6kms - 3.7 miles)
Passionate private local guide
Travelers' choice awarded by Tripadvisor and labels Ecotourisme and Vignobles et Découvertes

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Meeting place

Pick up points in Reims - 51200 REIMS

Pick-up and drop-off at your convenience in front of the Reims or Epernay Tourist Office, at your hotel/guest house or at the train stations (Reims centre, TGV Gare Reims-Bezannes, Epernay). If you want a specific place for pickup/drop off, please ask and give us the address, we will let you know if it is possible.

We will also specify the departure time.
Most often the departure will be scheduled at 9:30 a.m and the return around 5/5:30 p.m.

We also specify that if you are a small private group of more than 3 people or in rainy weather or for the transfer, the vehicle will not be the electric E-Mehari red Jeep car electric but a Premium Mini-Van or Mercedes Van.

E-Mehari 100% electric car has heating in cold weather and depending on the season can completely close or open its roof.
It is a crossover, if you have difficulty getting into slightly raised vehicles contact us.

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Latest modification on 13/06/2024
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