Essential Reims

Three and Four day Champagne Wine Tours Based in Reims

Luxury Spa Break in Champagne

At a glance

Region: Champagne
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £391 to £762 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch (3 days)
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (4 days)
Number of Winery Visits: 2 Champagne Houses + 2 tasting sessions (3 days)
4 Champagne Houses + 2 tasting sessions (4 days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 12 Champagnes (3 days)
Approximately 17 Champagnes (4 days)
Tour Transport: Full day guided and transported tour + 1 visit on foot (3 days)
Full day guided and transported tour + 3 visits on foot (4 days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. Please note that the 3 day break is not available for Saturday start.

Trip Summary

Three or four day Champagne wine tour based in Reims

For those looking for a mid-week or weekend Champagne tour with a great introduction to the various tastes and styles of Champagne, our Essential Break in Reims may just be the answer.

After checking in at the hotel on the first day, you will be welcomed at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House in the city centre. Here, enjoy a fun and insightful introduction to Champagne, with three tastings served alongside a charcuterie platter.

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On day two, meet your English-speaking driver/guide at a central departure point in Reims for a full day tour as part of a small group (maximum eight people). During the course of the day, 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 start the day in style with a tour and tasting at the world-famous Moët and Chandon estate. You will also stop at 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 Perignon is buried. After such an enlightening morning, you will then be taken to a beautiful private mansion for a unique Champagne tasting masterclass. As well as having the opportunity to taste the three principal grape varieties, a light lunch will also be served. In the afternoon, you will visit a small family-run Champagne House and after a tasting session of their Champagnes, you will enjoy a traditional French aperitif. You will be taken back to Reims at the end of the day.

For those staying an additional night, day three offers you the chance to visit two of your favourite Champagne Houses in Reims for a tour and two tastings. Subject to your dates of travel / availability, options include Taittinger, GH Mumm, Pommery, Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot. Walking distances to the Champagne Houses can be up to 25 minutes, therefore you may prefer to ask your hotel to arrange a taxi for you on the day. Please note that some of these Houses (particularly Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart) are very popular and offer very few tours, therefore early booking is essential. In the evening, a three course Champagne tasting dinner will be served in a cosy restaurant located ten minutes’ walk from the main square. Each course will be accompanied by a different glass of Champagne.

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Outline Itinerary

Three or four day Champagne wine tour based in Reims

Day one of your Champagne wine tour

  • Upon arrival in Reims, check into your chosen hotel.
  • After settling in, enjoy an introductory tasting session of three Champagnes with a platter of charcuterie at a tasting bar owned by a local Champagne House.
  • 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 of your Champagne wine tour

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking guide at a central departure point in Reims, who will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tour and tasting at Moët and Chandon.
  • A stop in Hautvillers for a tour of the village including the Church where Dom Pérignon is buried.
  • A light lunch with local delicacies and Champagne.
  • An entertaining Champagne masterclass.
  • A tour and tastings at a small family run Champagne House.
  • You will be taken back to Reims at the end of the day.
Champagne the wines- Credits OTAR - Carmen Moya
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Day three (optional) of your Champagne wine tour

  • After breakfast, walk to your two favourite prestigious Champagne Houses in Reims for a full tour of the estate and cellars and two flutes of their Champagne. Options include Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, GH Mumm and Pommery.
  • In the evening, a three course dinner with three different Champagnes will be served in a cosy restaurant in the city centre.

The final day of your Champagne wine tour

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

(ii) For all our Champagne wine tours, 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

The hotel was excellent, clean, bright, modern and well-equipped. The location was perfect and even though it is a chain hotel, we felt it was very welcoming and not too corporate.

Charlotte- London, UK

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.

  • The below prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • 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 de la Paix - Reims Tradition 4* 3 days £436 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Tradition 4* 4 days £707 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Privilege 4* 3 days £468 Book Now
Hôtel de la Paix - Reims Privilege 4* 4 days £762 Book Now

Special Offers

Travel anytime from the beginning of November to the end of February and from mid-July to the end of August, and enjoy a third night’s bed and breakfast free of charge at Hotel de la Paix. For those booking the four day break who do not want an extra night, a discount of £62 per person in a Tradition room or £76 per person in a Privilège room can instead be offered.

 

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Champagne wine tour 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 France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know which of the hotels you prefer and we would be delighted to arrange an additional night’s stay.
  • Explore Epernay and the vineyards. If you are staying an additional night in Reims, you may wish to spend the day in Epernay and the surrounding vineyards, enjoying some of our recommended tours and activities.
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. Reims is brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass or two of Champagne than with a mouth-watering meal in the city. We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Champagne and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural hotels?
  • Spend a night in Northern France. The drive from Calais to Champagne is only 2 ½ hours, however a large number of our guests enjoy spending a night or two en route to explore Northern France and in particular, the WW1 Battlefields.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Champagne, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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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.

Essential Tours

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

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.

Champagne Wine Tours- Credits OT Reims

"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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