Travel with a small group—including hotel pickup from Paris—and spend a day touring the Champagne region. Visit a world-renowned Champagne house such as Moët & Chandon, Taittinger, or Veuve Clicquot, as well as smaller estates. Experience multiple tastings and learn how the popular bubbly drink is made as you stroll through sprawling vineyards and enter cellars. Plus, enjoy a gourmet lunch at a family-run winery.
Full-day tour of the Champagne region from Paris: tastings plus a master class
Visit Moët & Chandon, Taittinger, or Veuve Clicquot and smaller estates
Delicious lunch with Champagne tasting served at a traditional, family-run estate
Small-group tour, limited to eight people, ensures a high level of service including hotel pickup
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This tour visits a top Champagne house and smaller family-run vineyards.
Learn how Champagne is made, and at the end of this full-day tour, be able to answer: What is a Blanc de Blancs, a Blanc de Noirs? How is Champagne rosé made? Do ‘Grands Crus’ and ‘Premiers Crus’ exist in Champagne? Is there a specific Champagne terroir?
After early morning hotel pickup in Paris, travel with your knowledgeable guide and a small group of passengers east of the city. En route, bite into flaky croissants and pastries while hearing about the winemaking region of Champagne and its heritage.
Arrive at your first Champagne estate of the day, such as Moët & Chandon, Taittinger, or Veuve Clicquot (depending on availability). Step inside cellars, walk through a maze of galleries and enjoy a tasting at the end of the guided tour. Come away knowing the secrets behind the méthode champenoise.
Back in your air-conditioned minivan, pass through the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, and Vallée de la Marne, between Reims, Ay, and Epernay. As you admire the colorful landscapes, learn how to distinguish the three different Champagne grapes: chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier.
Settle in at a family-run Champagne estate, where you meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious meal of traditional food, paired with a Champagne tasting.
Then, receive a fascinating overview of Champagne’s vineyards during a Masterclass animated by your expert guide. Taste one special Cuvee and discover the specificities of this varietal.
Finally, be dropped off back in central Paris in the evening.
Point de vue de Hautvillers
Discover the village of Hautvillers and its abbey, where Dom Pérignon used to work as a cellar master over 300 years ago and made Champagne. Learn more about this legendary character and about his influence on the style and reputation of the drink.
Stop by the wonderful vineyard of Champagne and enjoy a Masterclass conducted by your wine expert guide. Through this very unique experience and the tasting of a special cuvee, you will learn all the secrets of this famous bubbly drink.
One of the best day trips I have ever been on! Julia was such a great tour guide and so knowledgeable about the Champagne region and each of the vineyards we visited. The size of the small group was great and we were all friendly with each other by the end of the day. I highly recommend doing this experience if you're looking to get out of Paris for the day and do something different. We visited Moet & Chandon first and then two smaller vineyards in the afternoon, and each visit was unforgettable!
We always feel so pleased to see how much our guests enjoyed their tour! Julia will be delighted to hear your warm words :) We hope this will make a joyful story to tell ever after!
Clem , our tour guide was fantastic, friendly & knowledgable.
The tour was very good. Covered both a huge champagne maker ie Moet & Chardon as well as two other small boutique big quality ones!
Fantastic selection of choice champagnes to taste & a great cozy lunch! Highly Recommend!
Emily and Nicolas were wonderful guides. It was a fun - but very long - day. We were only in Paris for a short amount of time so maybe not the best thing for me to have scheduled. We started at Taittinger where we got to go into the caves that aged the Champagne years ago which was really neat. From there we went to a scenic overlook to have another glass and be able to enjoy the view. Then a smaller family owned winery where we had lunch. The lunch was lovely - it's just there was no view. With the price we paid for the tour I was thinking it would have been more. Then we went to one last winery that had another tour and tasting. We were very tired by the time we got back to Paris with the travel to and from. If you love Champagne - book it! If you are on a short schedule in Paris I am not so sure it's the best fit.
Our guide, Julia, was amazing! She went above and beyond truly. She shared her extensive knowledge with us and gave us a great education. Her warm introductions and familiarity with the staff at the champagne houses was very helpful. At one point, I could not find my phone so she called and found it at the last location and while we toured she drove back 30 minutes and kindly retrieved it for me without a moment’s hesitation. She stopped and got us fresh croissants in the morning and hot coffee on the way home (all that champagne made us a bit sleepy!). Truly a lovely experience. We had 6 in our group which was perfect. I could see how 8 might be a little tight.
We came to Paris to celebrate our honeymoon and this day trip to champagne was the best way to kick off our 10 days in Paris. We had Alexandre as our guide and he was wonderful and so knowledgeable about wine and champagne. Highly recommend this trip!
We had a fantastic time on our tour. Alexandre was a wonderful guide- very knowledgeable and relaxed. The day progressed nicely as we learned of the history and methodology of champagne making. The towns we drove thru were beautiful and everyone was welcoming and warm. Our lunch was yummy! Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for reviewing so greatly our tour !
What a pleasure for me to read your words, and see that you had a memorable day in Champagne.
We hope to see you soon on tour !