Unesco Champagne Experience from Reims (Private full day tour)

Unesco Champagne Experience from Reims (Private full day tour)

Discovery of the most famous UNESCO Sites in Champagne : Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims, Avenue de Champagne in Epernay and the villages and vineyards of the Marne Valley with its historic hillsides listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site where Champagne was born.

In Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, guided tour of the Church of Dom Pérignon and the vineyard.

Discovery of the famous village and Grand Cru vineyard of Aÿ-Champagne.

Pause at the most beautiful viewpoints of Champagne and gain more understanding of vineyard management.

Visit the production site of a family of independent producer/grower followed by commented tastings of a selection of 3 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru as well as the essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs during additional tastings.

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.

Convivial Champagne lunch (a bottle for 2).

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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.

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

Discover one of the most famous Unesco Site in Champagne : The Reims Cathedral, site of the coronation of the kings of France who is the essential first 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.

To join it, we will pass by the "Colline Saint-Nicaise", occupied by famous Champagne Houses (Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery...) which have exploited the chalk pits there since the end of the 18th century, also inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

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 !

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hautvillers, Hautvillers, Marne, Grand Est

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 a family of independent producer/grower and we will explain to you the Champagne production process discovering their press, winery and cellar*.

You will taste there 3 different Champagnes Grand cru/Premier cru 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ay-Champagne, Ay-Champagne, Marne, Grand Est

You will discover also the famous village of Aÿ-Champagne, its hillsides listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and famous Grand Cru vineyards.

Do you know that the village of Aÿ-Champagne was the main center of the Champagne industry in the 16th century and still has a very special place -

The kings of France had their own presses there and the wines of Champagne were formerly called "Wines of Aÿ".

You will discover a part of this historic village and its famous vineyard mainly planted with Pinot noir where we will tell you about the work of the vines, the grape varieties, this exceptional Terroir, sustainable viticulture...

We will also stop in front of the headquarters of famous Champagne Houses of Aÿ such as Bollinger, Deutz, Ayala..

During the day, 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ay-Champagne, Ay-Champagne, Marne, Grand Est

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 persons) 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Mareuil-sur-Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ay-Champagne, Marne, Grand Est

We will also pass through the Premier Cru village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in the Marne Valley with its historic hillsides listed as well as World Heritage Site by Unesco and mainly planted with Pinot Noir. This is the village where more confidential Champagne Houses are located : Champagne Billecart-Salmon and Philipponnat.

Pass By: Avenue de Champagne, 51200, Epernay France

Another must-see Champagne UNESCO World Heritage Site that we will cross is 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.



Informacion Adicional
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio:
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Unesco Champagne Experience from Reims (Private full day tour)
3/9/2020 - 7/20/2025
Monday - Saturday : 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Duración: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Reims Touristic Office, 6 Rue Rockefeller, 51100 Reims, France
2: Reims Central Train Station, 51100 Reims, France
3: Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV, Rdpt de l'Europe, 51430 Bezannes, France
Traveler pickup is offered
Viator gives you a list of pick ups, please check that your place is in the perimeter of 6kms (3.7 miles) around Reims. 

If it is not, we will not be able to pick you up at this place. In case of any doubt, you can contact us before to book.

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.


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

Incluye

  • Private transportation
  • Private passionate guide/chauffeur
  • Visits and tastings of 3 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru
  • Lunch (with a bottle of Champagne for 2 persons)
  • Pick up in the perimeter of 6kms (3.7 miles) around Reims
  • Additional tastings of the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs (Ratafia, Fine, Marc)

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