Afternoon Epernay and family growers tour
Excursions & day trips

Afternoon Epernay and family growers tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit two family-run boutique wineres and enjoy tasting sessions
  • Stop at the iconic Champagne Avenue in Epernay
  • Discover the historical village of Hautvillers and its church
What to expect

Discover Epernay and its surroundings during this pleasant afternoon tour which will take you through Champagne Avenue, Hautvillers’ vineyard and two small Champagne wineries for some tasting.

Upon meeting your guide at 2.00pm, you will start your afternoon with a visit of a family-run boutique winery. You will get a tour of the traditional press and vat room that is still used today, as your guide details the traditional Champagne method with a concrete and visual approach. You will then go for a tasting session where you will get to try several products, which will allow you to acquire further knowledge and expertise on Champagne wines.

Following this first visit, you will go for a drive through the famous Champagne Avenue in Epernay, the capital of Champagne, where some of the most prestigious estates are based. You will be able to appreciate the breathtaking views of these UNESCO world heritage Champagne vines and will acquire knowledge of the "terroir" and its particularities.

You will then make a stop in the Hautvillers which is considered the birthplace of Champagne. You will have a chance to discover the village, and will visit the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. You will finish your afternoon with another Champagne tasting in a second small family winery, where you will be able to taste and compare various “cuvées” and enjoy a pairing with regional snacks.

After an afternoon full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Reims' central train station between 6.30pm and 7.00pm.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • English-speaking expert guide
    • Visit of 2 family-run boutique wineries
    • Tasting of 6 wines
    • Snacks paired with wines
    • Transport in minivan
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 10-17)
    Where

    Gare de Reims, 1 Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide 5 minutes before departure of the tour at the Tourism Office of Reims located outside the Gare de Reims train station.

    What to remember
    • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 8 participants
    • Minimum age for participants: 10 years
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of two participants is required for the tour; if only one person is booked, the supplier will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount
    • If you are coming from Paris for the day, you are advised to book your train in advance to ensure availability
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    bonjour.champagne@alafrancaise.fr
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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