Champagne Harvest break

Unique Champagne Harvest Tours

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At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: from £404 to £918 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch
Number of Winery Visits: 2 Champagne Houses
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 8
Tour Transport: Full day transported tour
Dates / Availability: Available from the 8th until the 23rd September 2018.

Trip Summary

This package gives you the exclusive opportunity to experience the real life of a wine-maker and take part in the fascinating harvest. Discover the secrets of the wine-making process and bring unforgettable memories back home.

After settling in at your preferred hotel in the town of Epernay, take a short walk to the grandest of Champagne Houses- Moët and Chandon. Here, your guide will accompany you around the estate and through the extensive cellars. Your visit will conclude with two tastings of vintage Moët Champagnes.

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In the morning, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day. You will be welcomed as the guests of a Grand Cru Champagne House on the Côte des Blancs for a unique and exciting day spent as a traditional Champagne harvester. Following a traditional breakfast at the estate, you will be taken out to the vineyards to try your hand at picking the Chardonnay grapes with the harvesting team.

This once-in-a-lifetime activity will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the spirit of the Champenoise people, and will last for around two hours. The harvest is always a time for celebration, and you can rest assured that there will be plenty of opportunities to take a break and raise a glass or two during the course of the activity. Following your time in the vines, you will make your way to the press, where you will have the chance to press those hand-picked grapes, as well as tasting the juice.

The family own a stunning French Château and you will have lunch as their guests in these opulent surroundings. This gastronomic meal will be prepared by the in-house Chef and served with a selection of the Maison’s Champagnes in the Château’s decadent dining room. Your chauffeur will take you back to Epernay at the end of the day.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Epernay, check into your chosen hotel in the town centre.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy a tour and two vintage tastings at Champagne Moët and Chandon.
  • In your travel pack there will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in the town. We would be pleased to reserve you a table at any of these for dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by a private chauffeured vehicle which will accompany you throughout the day.
  • You will spend the day at a Grand Cru Champagne House on the Côte des Blancs.
  • Your day will start with a traditional breakfast served at the estate.
  • You will then be taken into the vineyard to harvest the Chardonnay grapes by hand like a true Champagne grower.
  • You will then be given the opportunity to press the grapes and try the juice.
  • A gastronomic lunch with Champagne will be served in the opulent surroundings of a private Château owned by the family.
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.
  • As always we would be delighted to reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Final Day

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

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
Hotel de Champagne - Épernay Superior room 3* 3 Days £619 Book Now
Hotel Jean Moët - Épernay Superior room 4* 3 Days £667 Book Now
Hotel Jean Moët - Épernay Suite 4* 3 Days £720 Book Now
La Villa Eugène - Épernay Premier room 5* 3 Days £763 Book Now
La Villa Eugène - Épernay Prestige room 5* 3 Days £814 Book Now
La Villa Eugène - Épernay Deluxe Prestige room 5* 3 Days £877 Book Now
La Villa Eugène - Épernay Suite or Deluxe with Terrace 5* 3 Days £918 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £140 per person applies to groups of four people who are travelling together. This discount increases to £180 per person for groups of six people and over.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Enhance your Experience

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass or than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Champagne trip

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 our Champagne trips.

Essential Tours

For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To book our Champagne trips, a deposit of 20% is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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