3 Night On The Champagne Trail
3 Night On The Champagne Trail Ref: 3RCT
2nd Class Rail tickets from Paris Gare de l'Est to Reims station.
3 nights Mercure Reims Cathédrale 3* or similar, Reims
1 x Standard Double Room
Start Time: 11:45am
Duration: 7 Hrs
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 Épernay’s famous ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ where you can see the houses of Moët et Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Pol Roger amongst 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 cuvées 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.
Daily: 09:30am – 12:30pm or 14:00pm – 17:30pm (02 Jan - 05 May & 09 Sep - 21 Dec)
Daily: 09:30am – 18:30pm (06 May - 08 Sep)
Duration: 1 Hr – 2 Hrs 30 Mins
Visit the residence where the Kings of France stayed during their coronation and the former Archbishop’s Palace in Reims.
Make your own way to the Palais of Tau in Reims and use your prepaid ticket to skip-the-line and enjoy priority access. Once inside, set out on a self-guided tour and spend as long as you like exploring the magnificent Palace.
Duration: 90 Minutes
Discover the history of Maison Mumm and MUMM Cordon Rouge in particular, as you taste this legendary cuvée.
2nd Class Rail tickets from Reims to Paris Gare de l'Est station.