Three days in Champagne - wine & war tour


Visit and tasting of some of the finest Champagnes and local Whisky distillery. Followed with a visit of the Reims cathedral, WW1 fortress and an authentic trenches of WW1! A great combination for the Wine & War passionate.

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MOET et Chandon Champagne house

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Lots of fine tasting

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Great scenery

2750

Highlights of the tour

  • Taittinger / MOET et Chandon
  • Reims & its cathedral
  • WW1 trenches & fort
  • Epernay / Hautvillers
  • Various small producers
  • Other interresting sightseeing

Full Description

The price of the tour is 2750 Euros

  • Price for the group: 1 to 7 guest
  • Direct pick up and drop off to your accommodation
  • Private guide / driver (same person)
  • Tour itinerary and flexibility to change the tour
  • Spacious, aircoditioned minibus

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Full description of the tour

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY ONE

8:00am depart Direct pick up from your accommodation in Paris
Taittinger Champagne Visit and tasting at the famous house Taittinger. Learn about Champagne making and Walk the oldest cellars in the region that saved lives of many during WW1
G.H. Martell Tasting at a mid size family producer
Lunch at La Crayere Brasserie in a chateau with beautiful gardens and two hidden  WW2 bunkers
Reddition museum Place where Nazi Germany surrendered in May 1945
Reims Stop and sightseeing of various monuments and Champagne houses
Reims Cathedrale Visit of the famous cathedral where the French kings were crowned
+/-5pm drop off to your hotel in Reims Suggestion of the hotels will be sent to you upon booking. Evening on your own

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY TWO

La Main de Massige WW 1 trenches that were forgotten till 2008 when reconstruction works began. Today it is the most authentic site of WW1 trenches in the Europe. Some movies and documentaries were shot here
Traditional lunch Local speciality "pork feet" for the foodies - if no, sandwiches in a car are always an option
Fort de la Pompelle Museum and WW1 fortress defending the Reims city during WW1
Verzenay windmill With a beautiful views the windmill was used as a observation post during both world wars
Tasting at independent, small Champagne producer You wouldn’t really understand and appreciate the richness of Champagne without visiting also some independent producers. Over 6000 producers in the whole region are working hard on creating great champagne every year. You will be able to compare their cuvee and make your own mind on your preferences
Whisky distillery Visit and tasting of a unique French whisky distillery (optional - can be changed for anything else)
Other interesting sightseeing & scenic roads Multiple short stops while driving through Champagne countryside. Stop for sightseeing, great panorama and many interresting sites with historical stories
+/- 5:00pm drop off to your hotel in Reims Reims has the honour of being rewarded twice for the great wealth of its heritage: the first time in 1991 with the inscription of the Cathedral, the Palace of Tau and the old Saint Remi Abbey and more recently in 2015, with the inscription of the Champagne Landscapes

PROPOSED ITINERARY DAY THREE

Veuve Clicquot or Visit & tasting at the house with the famous orange label. This visit can be exchange for a Champagne house of your choice *(depending on the avaibility of the house) MUMM, Ruinart, Lanson, Pommery...
MOET et Chandon Visit and tasting at some of the most famous and biggest house Moet et Chandon dating back to 1743.

*There is an option of a special visit "DOM Perignon experience" which is a subject to a limited availability and extra charge. This option needs to be discussed and booked as soon in advance as possible
Stop in the vineyards Stops in the vineyards for a geat pictures
Avenue of the Champagne & Epernay Epernay - the capital of the Champagne drink.  The Avenue de Champagne is the most prestigious route in the city of Epernay. Including famous Champagne houses and private mansions, this straight line of more than a kilometer is lined with buildings of marked architecture from the end of the 19th century. Epernay is also surrounded by picturesque countryside full of wineyards
Traditional lunch Local specialities & lots of Champagne
Tasting at small producer Visit and tasting at small producer to be confirmed depending on the availibility
Hautvillers Abbey & its vineyards This charming wine-making village is known as the "Cradle of Champagne" and its abbey is the final resting place of Dom Pérignon
Other interesting sightseeing & scenic roads Multiple short stops while driving through Champagne countryside. Stop for sightseeing, great panorama and many interresting sites with historical stories
+/- 4:30pm depart Direct drop off to your accommodation in Paris or airport

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WHATS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

  • Governmental tax - No hidden extra fees
  • VIP Private Trip 1 to 7 guests – Price is for the group
  • Private spacious and luxury Van – Full option 7 seater mini bus
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Insurance while guest in the car (transportation insurance)
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the hotel/accommodation in Paris
  • Full transportation including all road charges (petrol, parking, highway fees)
  • Planning and Flexibility of the itinerary
  • Suggestions and booking of hotels & restaurants (If needed)
  • For multiple day tour - guides accommodation, breakfast and dinner are covered

WHATS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks & snacks expenses
  • Entrance fees to any museums, activities, visits and tastings
  • Your own hotel - accommodation - overnight stay
  • Guides lunch on guests expenses (20Euros max)
  • Any additional or personal expenses
  • Guides gratuity (optional)
  • Each guest personal insurance : The guest has to be covered with his own private international travel insurance for any accidents or sickness while being on the tour as Private Trip does not take any responsibility for it

Useful informations

Good clothes and good walking shoes. The temperature of some cellars drops to a constant 10 °C (50° F)

Please note that the amount of wine in the glass to taste is low. This a common custom within Burgundy producers due to the rarity of the wines and the small amount of bottles that are produced per year. Some winegrowers do not produce more than 5000 bottles annually for the whole worlds demand.

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