Guided Tour in Reims and the Champagne Area
Are you looking for a guided Tour in Reims and the Champagne area? Then discover our different tour options. You should know that we offer semi-private as well as private tours. You can also choose between a half-day or full-day tour. We come to pick you up at your hotel or at Reims train station to take you for a tour throughout the Champagne area. All our customers are enchanted with their guided Tours in Reims. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information on the matter!
Visiting the Champagne cellars: a must-see
For your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area you most certainly expect a visit of one or several vineyards. Indeed, this is a must-see. As you must know, there are a great many vineyards and producers in the area. Among these, we can quote the widely renown cellars such as G.H. Mumm, Pommery, Moët & Chandon or even Taittinger. In parallel with these widely renown cellars, there are small producers who are worth going out of your way to see.
This is why we offer the visit of several small producers in the semi-private tours. During the private guided tour in Reims, you will have the opportunity to opt for a visit of a widely renown wine cellar rather than a small producer.
Focus on the widely renown Champagne cellars
Are you unsure which widely renown Champagne cellar to visit during your guided tour in Reims? Indeed, there are several of them. In Reims, for example, you will find G.H. Mumm, Pommery but also Taittinger. You may have seen the famous red cordon of Mumm cellar in films. As for Pommery’s cellar now called Vranken-Pommery, it distinguishes itself by the architecture of its buildings. Visiting its cellars will allow you to discover an incredible and frequently renewed art collection. Apart from these cellars located in Reims, you also have the possibility to go to Epernay to visit other widely renowned cellars. Moët & Chandon, Mercier and the Champagne Castellane feature among the names to be kept in mind. Finally, we must indicate that other localities are home to other famous cellars.
Sparkling Tour is there to provide useful advice to help choose your private guided tour in Reims.
Apart from the widely renowned Champagne cellars visiting independent winegrower also proves fascinating. Many small producers open the doors to their cellar. Visits are invariably highly enjoyable, and, in some cases, you will meet with the producer themselves. In this case, this type of visit gets off the beaten track. As for us, we chose to focus our guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area on small producers. This way, we want to show you the Champagne area from an original and unique perspective. Obviously, we carefully selected these producers in order to offer a high-quality experience.
Multiple tourist landmarks to discover
Obviously, cellars are not the only points of interest in the area. First, Reims gathers numerous monuments, museums and tourist destinations. Among these are the Cathedral “Notre-Dame de Reims”, the Palace of Tau, the “Porte de Mars”, etc. What is more, many nearby cities deserve your undivided attention. This is the case of Verzenay, for example, which attracts many visitors thanks to its lighthouse located in the middle of the vineyards. Epernay and most specifically the “Avenue de Champagne” also have their place in a tour in Reims and the Champagne area. There are many additional tourist places of interest so remember that the Champagne area does not only come down to its cellars.
From this perspective, we can drive you to any point of interest if you select the private option.
Some details regarding sparkling tour
Do you wish to know more about Sparkling Tour before booking a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area? We are a tour operator specializing in oenotourism. More specifically, Sparkling Tour’s mission is helping its clients to discover the Champagne culture through original and unforgettable experiences. That is why our team has developed options which are far from ordinary. What is more, we wanted to be able to adapt to different requests. That is why – as you will notice with further details later – we also offer a tailor-made option. During your guided tour in Reims, we wish to make you live an unforgettable experience of unparalleled quality. Sparkling Tour is intended for visitors as well as locals who wish to better know their area.
Guided tour in reims and the Champagne area: sparkling tour’s offers
As previously mentioned, we offer several options for guided tours in Reims and the Champagne area. This way, you will have the opportunity to choose between three options: semi-private full-day, semi-private half-day or the private visit. In each case, we will drive you all along your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area on board an 8 people minivan. As you can imagine, with a semi-private option you may have to share the vehicle with other participants as opposed to a private tour. What is more, a private visit will allow you to define your own guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area. But requiring the private option does not prevent you from following our suggested itinerary.
A semi-private half-day oenotourist tour
Are you planning to take a half-day guided tour in Reims and Epernay? In this case, we can suggest the half-day discovery option. This half-day tour can take place either during the morning or the afternoon according to your preferences. The second option will allow you to sleep in since a morning guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area would take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you would rather take your tour in the afternoon, then it will start at 2 p.m. and end at 6 p.m.
In any case, the tour will start with a stop at Hautvillers, a village which was home to Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk who created the Champagne production method. This way, you will have the opportunity to go back to the origin of this beverage. After this historical stop, we will first take you to a Premier Cru producer. This visit will be the occasion to discover the different steps in the Champagne-making process. Once the tour is over, you will taste three different types of Champagne. You will obviously have the possibility to buy bottles from this first producer. Finally, you will visit a Grand Cru producer. Reims Champagne Tasting ? This visit will give you the opportunity to savor 3 other types of Champagne and buy some should you desire.
A semi-private full-day discovery tour
Do you want to take a longer guided tour in the Champagne area? In this case, we advise you to book the full-day discovery option which means you will visit from 9.50 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Your itinerary will start with a village steeped in history, namely Hautvillers, Dom Perignon’s village. As a reminder, Dom Perignon has designed the Champagne-making method: the technique allowing to turn still wine into sparkling wine. The second stage of our itinerary will consist of visiting a Premier Cru producer. Among the fascinating insight, this first winemaker will unveil some of the secrets about work of the vineyard and the Champagne-making. 3 types of Champagne will be offered for tasting. Your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area will then carry on with a lunch break: we will stop in a restaurant carefully selected for its quality products and dishes.
The second part of your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area will consist of visiting two Grand Cru producers. You then will have the opportunity to taste 3 different types of Champagne at each producer’s. At the end of the day, you will have tasted no less than 9 different types of Champagne.
A private tour in the Champagne area
Do you feel like taking a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area in the greatest of privacy? Sparkling Tour makes it possible! In this case, we put our minivan at your disposal which will be driven by your private driver. With the private options, you can choose to follow the suggested guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area. Please note that you can choose from the half-day and full-day discovery tours. Regardless, you are also free to design your own guided tour in Champagne area – this implies that we can drive you wherever you want for the duration of your choice.
For example, should you want to visit Hautvillers, Pommery’s cellar and then go to a small producer, this is perfectly doable. Same as if you wish to start with a visit of Reims Cathedral, followed by one of the Palace of Tau and of several widely renowned Champagne cellars, we will adapt. Whatever you feel like doing, you can count on us!
Buy bottles directly at the vineyards
Please note, during your guided tour, you will have the possibility to buy Champagne. A specific tasting might tempt you to buy a bottle of the beverage you tried. Obviously, this will be possible at each producer’s and vineyard. It should be noted that this will give you the opportunity to take home bottles you will not find in stores. For example, some vineyards sell bottles of several dozen years of age. From a general perspective, you will be granted access to a wide variety of Champagnes: Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, etc.
Picking up groups over 8 people
As explained, we offer a guided tour in Reims and Epernay aboard a minivan. For your information, such a vehicle can fit up to 8 people. Most of the time, this is enough, but your group might be larger. If you are more than 8 people willing to take the guided tour in Reims together, you can also contact us. Indeed, we will adapt to you request. Obviously, you can be assured of a satisfying response to your request if contacting us with anticipation. You will then be able to enjoy our suggested itineraries. Nevertheless, should you prefer so, we can design a tailor-made route. Reims Cathedral, Verzenay Lighthouse, Moët & Chandon Champagne cellar, a small producer’s vineyard: it is up to you!
Tours usually given in English
Are you looking for an English guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area? Our team is fully able to do so! You should know that most visits are in English. Indeed, Reims welcomes many foreign visitors who do not speak French. For this reason, we mainly use English to help them discover the Champagne area. So, if you would like to book an English guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area, think about Sparkling Tour!
Obviously, your guided tour in the vineyard can also be provided in French.
An exhilarating and unforgettable experience
In any case, you will certainly remember your guided tour in the Champagne area for a long time. We already did great preparatory work to offer our semi-private tours. More precisely, we carefully selected the small producers who are part of the tour. Likewise, we carefully selected the restaurant part of the full-day option. From a general perspective, we thought of everything and offer an original and enriching full-day guided tour option. Should you opt for the private option, you will also be able to count on us to do the necessary preparatory work for your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area to be a success.
Beyond the preparation, we offer excellent touring conditions to discover the Champagne area and its riches. Being driven around in a minivan is particularly comfortable. On the one hand, you do not have to suffer all the inconvenience of public transportation. On the other hand, it allows you to enjoy visits and champagne tastings with departure from Orly with complete peace of mind. For example, you won’t have to worry about the driver’s indulging in the local produce.
From a more general perspective, we want to offer a quality service to your utmost satisfaction. Our aim is for you to be perfectly delighted at the end of your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area.
Dazzling testimonials from our customers
We are receiving dazzling testimonials from our customers. If you look us up on Google or TripAdvisor, you will be able to read some of the comments: “Everything was simply perfect and we have very good memories of this afternoon.”, “What a magical tasting! It is really worth going out of your way!”, “A wonderful way to discover the Champagne vineyards even for the local that I am.” These are a couple of randomly selected comments from our customers! You can notice that they were all thrilled by their guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area. And, as for these customers, we will do all we can to make your guided tour in Reims exceptional.
A clientele made of visitors but also locals
You should know that different types of clients get in touch with us to plan a guided tour the Champagne area. Obviously, some of them are people visiting the area over the vacation. To be more precise, French visitors but also foreign ones contact us. For the latter, we offer a guided tour in Epernay/Reims area in English. Nevertheless, do know that the locals also book tours. Some of them call Sparkling Tour for a special occasion such as a bachelorette party. Others simply wish to better know their own area through a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area.
So, whether you are coming to Reims for a vacation, live in the area or for any other reason, do not hesitate to contact us!
Have a romantic tour or one with friends and family
You should also know that a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area is suitable in different contexts: it can be arranged for friends and family, but a romantic tour is also a true delight.
Deepen Friendships with an Original Experience
Do you feel like doing something other than the typical going out with friends? You can then opt for a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area to be out of the ordinary. Such an experience will no doubt deepen friendships with a shared and memorable adventure. Even if you are a local, this tour will no doubt make you discover new regional aspects. Finally, keep in mind that some occasions lend themselves to this type of activity. For example, it is an excellent idea for a bachelor or bachelorette party.
In any case, should you want to book a private or semi-private tour for yourself and your friends, do not hesitate to contact us!
An enjoyable family activity
You can perfectly do this guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area as a family! Obviously, all participants must be of legal drinking age. If this requirement is met, it will be the occasion to spend a great moment as a family. If you are a local, you will get the opportunity to better know your own area. And if you are on vacation, you will get back home filled with memories to treasure.
If you wish to take a guided tour in Epernay or Reims, do not hesitate to contact us.
Visiting as a couple
Are you wondering if taking a romantic guided tour in Reims is a good idea? You should know that numerous couples booked private but also semi-private tours with us. All of them had a smile on their face at the end. Indeed, it is a lovely activity to do as a couple. It will be the opportunity to create great memories together. Whether you live in the area or are on a vacation, there is no doubt you will appreciate our guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area.
Contact us without any further delay to book your tour!
Plan your guided tour at the heart of the vineyards
Do you wish to plan a guided tour in Epernay or Reims during your vacation? Did you just arrive in Reims and want to discover the area? Are you a local Champagne inhabitant looking for an original activity to do? Whatever the context, do not hesitate to contact us to book your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area. As you may imagine, the sooner you book the better it is. With more advanced notice, you will have the opportunity to book the dates you want. Please note that you can book from Monday to Saturday. Note that we accept last minute bookings whenever possible. In this type of situation, we suggest you contact us directly by phone or text message. If you are not in a rush, you can write an email. We will answer within 24 hours.
Finally, if you want to book a guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area for a group over 8 people, please provide as much notice as possible. Indeed, we will need some time to adapt to such request.
What should I expect budget wise?
Are you wondering about the price of your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area? As you may imagine, everything depends on the option you select. For example, a semi-private half-day option costs 85 euros per person. You should count 190 euros per person for a full-day discovery option. Regarding the private visits, you can book for 150 euros or 280 euros per person whether you want a half-day or full-day tour respectively.
In the case of a full-day guided tour in Epernay or Reims, you should know that the restaurant is included in the price. For your information, the meal includes starters, a main course, dessert, coffee, a glass of Champagne and water.
Finally, we guarantee to give you a full refund in the case of specific cancellation conditions. To be more precise, you will get a 100% refund if you cancel at least one week (7 days) before the date of your guided tour in Reims and the Champagne area. Once this delay has expired, no refund will be granted. Nevertheless, the date of your visit can be changed provided there are vacancies.
If you have any question regarding our booking policy, do not hesitate to contact us. Should you be interested in a guided tour near Reims, book without further delay! In any case, our team will answer as soon as possible.