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Spend a delightful day exploring France's most famous winemaking region on this afternoon Champagne tour from Reims. Travel with a guide and small group along Epernay’s celebrated ‘Avenue de Champagne,’ and learn what sets the region’s bubbly apart from other sparkling wines during a stroll through the vineyards and a tasting class at a typical Champagne house. Get a behind-the-scenes peak with a tour of a boutique family winery and, of course, taste plenty of the effervescent elixir throughout the day.
  • See the houses some of the world's most famous Champagne makers
  • Learn about the Champagne-making process and history at a tasting class
  • Taste plenty of bubbly at a boutique family winery
  • Small group ensures personalized service
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Lunch
Drive through the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Champagne Avenue in Epernay
Champagne class to discover the vine growing and the secrets of the winemakers
Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
8 Champagne tasting during the day
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Personal expenses
Other drinks
Office de Tourisme du Grand Reims - Site Gare (Train Station) , Cr de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France

We will meet outside the train station of Reims centre in front of the tourist office. Please be there at least 5 minutes before the tour departure. Be careful, there are two tourists offices in Reims. The meeting point is at the train station tourist office, not the cathedral tourist office. Enjoy your day !

11:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your driver and guide outside the Reims train station, and climb aboard a comfortable minivan with a small group of fellow wine lovers. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and along Epernay’s famous ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ where you can see the houses of Moët et Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger, and others and hear what sets these prestigious brands apart from other winemakers.

Follow the journey of the grape from vine to bottle on a walk through the vineyards of either Moët et Chandon or Billecart-Salmon, and learn even more about the complex Champagne-making process with a tasting class at a restored Champagne house.

Continue on through the region’s fertile, rolling hillsides to reach a boutique family winery, where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at operations on a guided tour of the facilities including the grape press, vat room, and aging cellars. Taste several of the estates most popular cuvees, and purchase a bottle or two to take home if you like. With the bubbles still dancing on your taste buds, say au revoir to your guide back at the Reims train station in the early evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear casual shoes as you will stop in the vines
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We will organize Champagne shipping for you (US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hong Kong) if you find any crush !
  • The tour is not compatible with children under 10 years old
  • We cannot accept animals on tours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY À La Française
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch .
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What is the social distancing policy during Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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star-5
A must do experience when in Reims
Anna_T
, May 2022
Amazing value for money. Tour guide Lisa was great, learnt so much from her. The tastings were so well organised and not rushed. Lunch was fantastic, we were totally blown away as wasn’t expecting much. Big compliments to the in house chef. The family run champagne house was great and very interesting. A brilliant day out, we had a great time.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Anna, Thanks a lot for your five-star review. We love hearing that you had a great experience with us and that our guide met your expectations and beyond. We are also happy to read that you loved our Chef's lunch !! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, we are also in Bourgogne, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! Best regards, A la Française Champagne Team
star-4
Champagne Experience
Aristidis_M
, May 2022
Great trip around the Champangne Region. An intimate and family run Champagne house visit. The family were friendly, welcoming and the champagne was delicious. We drove past Champagne avenue-it would have been nice to stop off for a ten minute walk. The lunch was delicious and the Champagne tasting was fun and informative! Great tour guide! Overall a great day!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bonjour, We would like to thank you for your nice review. We are pleased that you spent a wonderful day with your guide. We consider your remarks concerning the stop in the champagne avenue. Our guides make their best to please their clients and we are sure he would have been happy to stop off. Do not hesitate to contact us if you come back to France in the Champagne region or another one (Loire, Bourgogne, Provence, Bordeaux) Best regards, A la Française Team
star-5
Recommended tour
Dalius_B
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour, well balanced between big champagne houses and small ones. Interesting and fun champagne masterclass and lovely private lunch in the beautiful backyard of Ay chateu. Perrine is an excellent guide. Absolutely recommended tour
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your feedback ! We are delighted that you learned a lot about the Champagne region with our guide Perrine. Feel free to contact us next time you come in the region, or in other A la Française region (Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Loire, Provence).
star-5
Comfortable and delicious
Mitchel_M
, Aug 2021
Thomas was an exceptional guide. We would recommend this company because of his knowledge and kindness.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello Mitchel! Thank you for the positive feedback on your experience with Thomas! We are very happy that you had a good day and that you deepened your knowledge of the Champagne region and its flagship product. Feel free to contact us next time you come in the region, or in other A la Française region (Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Loire, Provence).
star-5
Fantastic!
kaylakmlake2019
, Aug 2019
An absolutely amazing experience! Highly recommend! We very much enjoyed every aspect of the day and would do it again!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Bonjour ! Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad to hear that the tour met your expectations ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, A la Française Champagne Team
star-5
Excellent introduction to Champagne
141charlotteh
, Aug 2019
This tour is an excellent introduction to Champagne - both to the area, the drink itself, and how it is produced. Our guide, Martin, was friendly, knowledgeable and funny, and quickly managed to bring our small group together in a way where everybody felt included. In addition: a wonderful lunch and plenty of champagne. Highly recommended!
star-4
Pleasant Day in Epernay
Trevor H
, Jul 2019
I'm not a fan of bus tours but this was a good option for travelers to see the Champagne region. Our guide Jerome was charming and knowledgeable. The vineyard visit was nice but was more of a stop and enjoy the view rather than a walk. It also would have been nice to actually get out of the bus and walk down the Avenue du Champagne rather than a quick drive past. The tasting class was a bit of fun but was really just a self guided aroma and winemaking steps test. We tasted some nice champagnes but there was little in the way of actual explanation of what we were seeing, smelling, tasting except for the variety of grapes used (which is on the bottle anyway). I guess I was expecting more of a "class". Lunch was adequate - nice cheeses, salad and cold meat. Plenty of champagne and red wine to wash it down. The afternoon small family run winery tour was the highlight of the day - with further tasting in a great setting.
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star-5
Amazing tour of the Champagne region!
Nomad46328509626
, May 2019
We had an absolute great time on this tour. Our tour guide was really great, very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the champagne making process, history of champagne and how to detect different flavors. There was ample champagne drinking at both locations we stopped at (probably 9 or 10 samples).
star-5
Great!
Laura_S
, Apr 2019
Cathy was a great and knowledgeable guide, we had a lot of fun and learnt a lot! Happy that we chose the tour of the smaller producers, and not the big ones :)
star-4
Very fun day
Nancy H
, Mar 2019
There were 8 people in our group. Martin, our guide, was super great. Plenty of champagne to drink. All very good. We met wonderful owners of the champagne houses. Countryside was beautiful. My only complaint was I wish we could have been outdoors more on such a beautiful day. Perhaps lunch outside.
star-5
Fun Tour
Dimple_L
, Jan 2019
Our tour was worth every penny. Our guide, Kathy was wonderful and very knowledgeable and made our tour fun. We learnt a lot about the Champagne making process, had lots of tastings and a great lunch! Definitely recommend his tour.
star-5
Absolutely fantastic!!! One of the...
Michelle G
, Apr 2018
Absolutely fantastic!!! One of the best tours I've ever experienced. Must do in Champagne!! Also, our guide Ana was an absolute gem!
star-5
This Champagne tour and tasting was...
Dawn S
, Apr 2018
This Champagne tour and tasting was the highlight of our visit to France. Our tour guide, Martin, was charming, grew up in the region and enjoyed sharing his knowledge about Champagne. The Tasting 101 lesson was fun, interesting, informative and delicious. The Champagne paired lunch was superb and served in a warm, cozy setting. The private tour of a small Champagne producer was extra special and personal versus commercial. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves Champagne!
star-5
Drinking Champagne in Champagne...
Z_A
, Jan 2018
Drinking Champagne in Champagne! This tour was so much better than the trendy Vueve Cliqot and Moet tours. I enjoyed so much getting to freely sample the champagne from smaller champagne houses and visit the caves. I even brought back a few bottles that I could never get in the states. This tour was one of the best tours I've ever done! A wonderful and unique tour with just 7 of us. I felt special, unlike most of the touristy champagne venues.
star-5
This tour was one of the best tours...
Kyle H
, Jan 2018
This tour was one of the best tours I've ever done! The guided tour throughout the region was fantastic! The class on how to make champagne was amazing, we learned so much! I already have and will continue to recommend this to any of my friends going to Paris. Excellent opportunity to get out of the city and into the champagne region. Despite all of the amazing things we saw and ate in Paris this was the highlight of our trip to France!
star-5
A wonderful half day experience...
Jessica F
, Dec 2017
A wonderful half day experience. Mathias was very accommodating when I called to let them know my train was arriving late. Martin gave me a full rundown of the process of making champagne which was engaging and interesting. We had two wonderful tastings, and did a tour of a small winery. Excellent
star-5
The tour was so much fun. The guides...
Dennis M
, Dec 2017
The tour was so much fun. The guides were very friendly and very knowledgeable.
star-4
Great half day with a knowledgable...
Janelle L
, Oct 2017
Great half day with a knowledgable guide. Value for money but would have been good to stop in the champagne avenue of Epenay. Reasonable amount of champagne tastings and plenty of information about the area.
star-5
Great tour, exactly as advertised...
Debbie C
, Sep 2017
Great tour, exactly as advertised and more. Our guides Mathias and Louise were extremely knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. The champagne houses visited were friendly and welcoming. Couldn't have asked for more. 5 stars .
star-5
Learned so much about champagne and...
Jessica A
, Sep 2017
Learned so much about champagne and how it is made. The guides were knowledgeable, spoke English well, and were very fun and friendly. We got to taste approx. 12 different champagnes - all of which were amazing. And the prices per bottle to buy were pretty reasonable. We only wish we had done the full day to experience even more with this group!

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