Try the world’s premier luxury beverage right from the wineries where it’s made on a tour from Paris to the Champagne region.
It is safe to say that Champagne from Champagne (the only true version of the beverage) is the drink most associated with luxury and success. From Formula One drivers dousing everybody in sight after a victory, to toasting a major milestone in life, there is something inescapably alluring about the name. The province sits northwest of Paris in northern France, and well within easy access of the French capital on a delightful Champagne day trip, especially if you take a tour and let somebody else be the designated driver.
Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour from Paris
Touring the House of Moët and Chandon is best with a guide, given that there are over 40 kilometres of cellars belonging to the world’s biggest producer of Champagne. This full-day, small group tour enlightens guests about the whole production process of the lauded drink, as well as allowing for a couple of glasses of bubbly so that you can make sure that the end product is up to scratch. Meals are not provided on this trip, but drinks, samples, an English-speaking guide and transportation are all included. From €199 per person.
Reims Champagne Full-Day Tour from Paris
At roughly two hours from the city centre of Paris, many of the tours to the Champagne wine making region of France last around ten hours. This gives plenty of time to squeeze in a couple of wineries and grab some food before heading back to Paris. This Champagne tour to Reims from Paris combines an exploration of the city’s highlights, including Reims Cathedral, with a deep dive into all things Champagne in some excellent wine cellars. Expect Champagne tasting at two separate places. From €170 per person.
Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch
Few tours of the Champagne region cover the drink’s history and origins quite so comprehensively as this excellent full-day trip. Over the course of roughly 11 hours, you will visit three prestigious Champagne houses, experience the workings of a smaller, family-run winery, and stop for lunch with a Champagne pairing. There’ll be an opportunity to pay your respects to Dom Pierre Pérignon himself, the French Benedictine monk whose contributions to the region’s wine made him one of the most celebrated vintners of all time, in between tasting no fewer than eight Champagnes. From €269 per person.
Small-Group Champagne Tour with 3-Course Lunch
This tour also offers plenty of the end product, while also allowing guests to discover three Champagne houses. You can expect top names to be included, such as Moet & Chandon, and Pommery. In total, you’ll have the chance to drink eight glasses of Champagne, enjoy a three-course lunch, walk Epernay’s Avenue of Champagne, and take a winemaking masterclass in the middle of a vineyard. It’s the perfect immersion into the luxury drink. Tours depart on most days of the year. From €299 per person.