Champagne VIP tour is unique, private for you!
Ever since its first sparkle, Champagne has been the preferred choice for celebrations of all kinds. Royal, political, national, fashionable, sporting… whatever the occasion is, it has to be Champagne!!
Corinne Preteur of Lifestyle Vacations France takes you to a full-day amazing experience in Champagne, France’s eastern region which has given its name to the most prestigious sparkling wine in the world. This tour is private, departing from you hotel in Paris. Within a two-hour transfer in a luxury car, you will arrive in Reims, the largest city in the Champagne region.
You will visit a prestigious Champagne House such as Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Pommery. You will visit the spectacular maze chalk cellars where millions of bottles age quietly between 46-54°F. You will learn about the history of the winery and the double fermentation process. Your visit ends with an introduction to tasting, flavors, and food & wine harmony.
The city of Reims has a long history. Notre-Dame cathedral of Reims, a masterpiece of Gothic art, is the cradle of Christianity where almost 34 Kings of France were crowned from the baptism of Clovis in the late 5th century. Massively bombed during the World War I, Reims features the 20th century architecture at the exception of a few buildings around the cathedral. A miracle…
You will enjoy a 3-course lunch in a gourmet Michelin restaurant, a celebration of the Champagne and French cuisine.
The afternoon features La Montagne de Reims Grand Cru Vineyards and the exploration of its quaint villages. You will visit Hautvillers picturesque tiny village in the outskirts of Epernay The village is the birthplace of Champagne, where Dom Perignon invented the precious beverage at the end of the 17th century. In 1668 he was transferred to the Abbey of Hautvillers where he served as cellarer for the rest of his life. You will visit the Church of the Benedictine Monastery where Dom Perignon is buried.
You will discover the stunning Avenue de Champagne of Epernay where Moët & Chandon Champagne House has its headquarters. You will explore the 28-kilometer maze of underground tunnels that form the Moët & Chandon cellars. The visit ends by the prestigious Grand Vintage white and rosé wines tasting.
PROGRAM PRICE: US$750 per person (private tour for 2 to 3 people). It includes Paris round-trip private transfer, Michelin-starred gourmet lunch, visits to the prestigious Champagne Houses and wine tastings, expert-led guided tour. Wine in the restaurant is at extra cost.
SCHEDULED: Tuesday to Friday, except on public holidays.