Meet your local guide from Reims or from Epernay:
OPTION 1: Pick up from Reims city center at 11:15am in front of the tourist office of Reims Centre train station.
OPTION 2: Pickup from Epernay city center at 11:15am in front of the statue of Dom Perignon at Moët & Chandon visit center (20 Avenue de Champagne, in Epernay)
Drive through the Champagne Avenue in Epernay, the capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon).
Enjoy a moment in the vineyards, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage vines of Champagne and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”. You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. Drive through one of the most famous streets in the world, the Champagne Avenue in Epernay.
Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House (Le Clos Corbier). After a Champagne Quizz, train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different Champagnes from boutique wineries all while eating some local snacks.
Immerse yourself into the french lifestyle with a casual lunch which consists of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagnes (can be adapted to allergies or specific diets).
Appreciate the charming hillsides of Champagne and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run boutique winery. Visit the traditional press, tank room and cellar of an authentic Champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing. Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of Champagne!
After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off in front of the tourist office of Epernay at 5:15pm or Reims centre train station at 6:00pm.