The Connoisseurs from Reims (Private Tour)

The Connoisseurs from Reims (Private Tour)

Cross the famous "Avenue de Champagne" of Epernay called the most expensive Avenue in the World with its 200 million bottles in cellar, pass through villages classified at the highest of the Champagne Appellation and in front of exceptional sites such as "Chateau de Saran", the ultra private property where LVMH receives its biggest customers and VIPs.
Visit 2 families of independent producers/growers and taste min.6 Grand Cru Champagnes : natural champagne with no dosage, very old vines, vintages, aged in oak barrels...
And that without forgetting to thank Dom Pérignon in the church of the renowned village of Hautvillers called the "Champagne cradle" where he rests.
We will not fail to stop on the hillsides classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in front of one of the most beautiful panoramic views and where Dom Pérignon has carried out his experiments, to taste our famous local spirits: Ratafia, Fine of Marne and Marc.
Believe me, you will be an expert in Champagne after this tour !

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Avenue de Champagne, 51200, Epernay France

Discover a must-see Champagne UNESCO World Heritage Site in Epernay the Capital of the Champagne vineyard.

"Avenue de Champagne" 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.

We will cross the Avenue for a good kilometer to explain the history of its superb mansions and production buildings belonging for centuries to the Champagne Houses Moët & Chandon, Perrier Jouët, Pol Roger to name a few.

Pass By: Cramant, Cramant, Marne, Grand Est

Cramant is a village classified at the highest of the Champagne Appellation who is Grand cru in "Côte des Blancs" called the "kingdom of Chardonnay" in Champagne.

We will cross to reach several other Grand cru villages such as Chouilly and Avize, pass in front of the largest bottles factory of the region and by 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.



Stop At: Oger, Oger, Marne, Grand Est

Oger is a renowned Grand Cru village of the "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 that you will discover during the tour with explanation of the champagne making process, visit to the presses, wineries and cellars.

You will taste many 100% Grand Cru Champagnes with tasting advices : min. of 3 tastings per person to discover the different "Blanc de Blancs" such as natural Champagne without dosage, from old vines, vintage or even aged in oak barrels.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hautvillers, Hautvillers, Marne, Grand Est

We will stop in the unmissable village of Hautvillers in its hillsides classified as World Heritage by UNESCO to enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Champagne, in the vineyard exactly where Dom Pérignon conducted his experiments.

It is the ideal place in the heart of the vineyards to take unforgettable photos of you and this breathtaking landscape!

In this vineyard mainly planted with "Pinot noir" we will tell you about the work of the vines, the grape varieties, this exceptional "Terroir" and sustainable viticulture.

We will visit one of the 2 families of independent producers/growers that you will visit during the tour with explanations of the champagne production process, visit of the presses, wineries and cellars.

You will taste there, during a commented tasting, 3 different Champagnes mainly composed of Pinot Noir*.

*depending on the season and availability, this visit/tastings may take place in a village of the "Côte des Blancs" or in Aÿ-Champagne.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Hautvillers is a historic village of the 'Vallée de la Marne" called the "Cradle of Champagne" and known for its history with the famous monk Dom Pérignon "Spiritual father of Champagne". We will visit the church where he officiated for 40 years and where he now rests forever.
I will tell you his story and you will finally know whether or not he is the inventor of Champagne !

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Parc Naturel Regional de la Montagne de Reims, D386, 51480 Pourcy France

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



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"



Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
The Connoisseurs from Reims (Private Tour)
3/9/2020 - 12/22/2023
Monday - Saturday : 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Duración: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Reims Touristic Office, 6 Rue Rockefeller, 51100 Reims, France
2: Reims Central Train Station, 51100 Reims, France
3: Champagne-Ardenne TGV, Rdpt de l'Europe, 51430 Bezannes, France
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off at your convenience in front of the Tourist Office of Reims or at the address of your hotel/guest house or in train stations...

If you want a specific place for pickup/drop off, please ask me before booking and give me the address.
I will also specify the departure time depending on the pick-up location.

If you are a small private group of more than 3 people, in rainy weather or for the transfer, the vehicle will not be the E-Mehari 100% electric but a Premium vehicle very comfortable.

The red 100% electric E-Mehari (Citröen) car has heating in cold weather and, depending on the season, the roof can be opened or closed.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Visits and tastings included : Min. 6 Champagnes and 3 local spirits
  • Private transportation
  • Private guide/chauffeur

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