Scheduled Group Wine Tour June/September 2019:4-Day Premium Champagne Tour

Scheduled Group Wine Tour June/September 2019:4-Day Premium Champagne Tour
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Premium Champagne Tour with Billecart-Salmon and Dom Pérignon

Tour type: Group , Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Product ID: 54666
Description

This Premium Champagne tour is the ultimate trip for Champagne lovers! Across two full days of transported tours with a specialist guide, you will be welcomed as the guests of some of region’s most prestigious Champagne Houses. You will see what goes on behind the scenes at each of these famous estates, allowing a unique insight into how some of the world’s most revered Champagnes are made.
Upon arrival in Reims on Thursday, the trip will start in true style at the oldest Champagne House, Ruinart. Here you will meet your guide and be taken on a guided tour of the estate and stunning cellars, which are classified as a historical monument. The tour will be followed by a first tasting of your choice between Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Ruinart rosé and their flagship Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart, white or rosé. Pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers will be arranged to take you from your hotel to this visit.
On Friday morning, a chauffeured mini-coach and your guide will collect you from your hotel and accompany you throughout the day on an unforgettable tour. The first visit of the day will take...

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This Premium Champagne tour is the ultimate trip for Champagne lovers! Across two full days of transported tours with a specialist guide, you will be welcomed as the guests of some of region’s most prestigious Champagne Houses. You will see what goes on behind the scenes at each of these famous estates, allowing a unique insight into how some of the world’s most revered Champagnes are made.
Upon arrival in Reims on Thursday, the trip will start in true style at the oldest Champagne House, Ruinart. Here you will meet your guide and be taken on a guided tour of the estate and stunning cellars, which are classified as a historical monument. The tour will be followed by a first tasting of your choice between Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Ruinart rosé and their flagship Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart, white or rosé. Pre-booked and pre-paid taxi transfers will be arranged to take you from your hotel to this visit.
On Friday morning, a chauffeured mini-coach and your guide will collect you from your hotel and accompany you throughout the day on an unforgettable tour. The first visit of the day will take place at the estate of Champagne Bollinger in the village of Ay, for an exclusive tour of their cellars, and a tasting session of three Bollinger Champagnes.
You will then be taken out into the picturesque vineyards, where you will start your second tour of the day as the guests of a small, family-run Champagne House. As well as having a tour of the property with the estate’s charming and charismatic eighth generation owner and seeing first-hand the fascinating Champagne-making process from press to bottle, you will learn the Napoleonic art of Sabrage (the art of opening the Champagne bottle with a sword). Since you will each open a bottle you will then need to drink at least some of the Grand Cru Champagnes that have been opened.  A four-course lunch will accompany the Champagne, served in the estate’s dining room. In the afternoon, you will visit a medium-sized co-operative, which produces excellent quality Champagnes from the Vallée de la Marne. Here, you will discover Champagne production on a more industrial scale, and your tour will conclude with a delicious Champagne and chocolate pairing experience.
First stop on Saturday will be Champagne Veuve Clicquot. The Madame Clicquot visit includes a walk through the museum dedicated to the history of the House and the work of Madame Clicquot, a full tour of the House, which was built over the historic chalk crayères extracted by the Romans, and of the cellars. The visit will finish with two flutes of the Veuve Clicquot Champagnes, including their Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame. The tour at Veuve Clicquot will be followed by a gourmet four-course lunch in a highly-regarded restaurant. Before heading to Epernay after lunch, we will take a short detour to the famous hilltop village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne.” As well as admiring the spectacular views across the vineyards, your guide will take you on a tour of the village, visiting places such as the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried. Finally, you will visit the largest and grandest Champagne house, Moët and Chandon, where you will have an exclusive Dom Pérignon tour. You will be visiting some of the oldest areas of the cellars which are seldom visited by the public and a tasting of Dom Pérignon will conclude the visit in an elegant reception room at the Moët mansion.
Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Upon arrival in Reims you will check into your chosen hotel before being picked up and taken you to  Champagne Ruinart. Here, you will meet your guide and the other guests for a full tour of the estate and cellars, and tastings of two Ruinart Champagnes. You will then be taken back to hotel and your guide can recommend and reserve a table for dinner.
 
Day 2
After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeured mini-coach and an English-speaking guide. Your tour day will comprise of a visit to Champagne Bollinger for an exclusive tour of the estate, and tastings of three Bollinger Champagnes,a tour and convivial lunch at a small, family-run Champagne House. Here, you will also learn Sabrage! You will also have a visit to a medium-sized co-operative for a tour and Champagne and chocolate pairing experience.
 
Day 3
In the morning, your chauffeur and guide will return to accompany you on your second day of the tour. Today will include a visit to Champagne Veuve Clicquot for a cellar tour and two tastings, including La Grande Dame, a gourmet four-course lunch with drinks at a highly-regarded restaurant. You will also have a short tour of the beautiful hilltop village of Hautvillers with a stop at the church where Dom Pérignon is buried before an exclusive Dom Pérignon tour at Moët and Chandon with a flute of Dom Pérignon Champagne.
 
Day 4
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April , Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September
Group size
2 - 10
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Hotel pick up

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Includes
  • 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Visits to 6 Champagne Houses
  • Tasting of approximately 18 Champagnes
  • 2 Full day guided and transported tours and taxi transfers to Champagne Ruinart on day one

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation charge per person cancelling 60 days or more - loss of deposit;

  • 59-28 days - 50%;
  • 27-14 days - 70%; 
  • 13-8 days - 90%

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Created in 2004 by wine connoisseurs, we are a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. From our traditional Premium tours to the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy to bespoke self-drive circuits and birthday weekends, our expertise is creating perfect trips for individuals, groups or companies. We have a large number of clients who return to us year on year and many more come through recommendations. The reason we attract such loyalty from customers is that not only do we provide an excellent trip, we also pride ourselves on giving superb customer service.


Product ID: 54666

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