Bank Holiday Champagne Break

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At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 2/3 Days
Guide Price: from £353 to £473 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 light lunch
Number of Winery Visits: 3 Champagne Houses
Number of Wines Tasted: 9 Champagnes
Tour Transport: 1 full day guided and transported tour
Dates / Availability: Available for travel between the 5th and 7th of May, as well as between the 26th and 28th of May.

Trip Summary

This Bank Holiday Champagne break offers you the opportunity to discover the Champagne region on the bank holiday weekends in May.

Upon arrival at your preferred hotel, check into your room and spend a relaxing evening in the city.

In the morning of day two, you will be met at your hotel by a chauffeured mini-coach and your Grape Escapes guide, who will accompany you throughout the day on small group basis. En route to the Champagne vineyards, your guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes of the history of Champagne and its vineyards, introducing you to the particularities of the region. You will firstly visit a small, family-run producer of Champagnes for a full tour of the fascinating Champagne-making process from press to bottle, and at least three tastings including vintage Champagne. You will then be taken to the famous hilltop village of Hautvillers, the “cradle of Champagne”. As well as having time to admire the spectacular views across the vineyards and visit the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried, a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes will take place in a quaint tasting boutique in the village. Platters of cheeses and gourmet local delicacies will also be served.

© H. Guillaume - Hautvillers
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After lunch, you will visit a second smaller Champagne House in another of the principle regions in Champagne. The visit here will include a shorter tour followed by tastings of several Champagnes in contrasting style to the Champagnes tasted during the morning. To end the day in style, you will visit the largest and grandest of Champagne Houses- Moët and Chandon. Here, a knowledgeable representative will accompany you around the estate and through the extensive cellars. Your visit will conclude with flutes of the latest Moët white and rosé Grand Vintages.

You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Region Map

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into your chosen hotel.
  • In your travel pack will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in the city centre. We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day Two

  • 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 tour and tastings at small family-run Champagne House
  • A tour of Hautvillers, followed by a light lunch accompanied by local delicacies
  • A visit to a second family-run estate
  • A tour and two tastings at Moët and Chandon
  • You will be taken back to Reims at the end of the day.
Champagne tasting in Epernay
©J.K.Graeber__Moussy

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

 

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.

 

Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hôtel aux Sacres - Reims Standard room 3* 3 Days £388 Book Now
Suite Novotel Reims Centre - Reims Standard room 4* 3 Days £427 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Tradition room 4* 3 Days £436 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Privilege room 4* 3 Days £473 Book Now
Ultimate French Wine Tour ©C. Manquillet

Further Information

Travel to your Champagne wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for other travel options and further information about travelling to your Champagne wine tour.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 666 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

©JK.Graeber

My weekend in Reims was excellent and I appreciate the effort Grape Escapes made towards making the experience an excellent one.

Sophie- London, UK

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