Champagne – a superbly Fizzical Experience
Book early to ensure your place.
Whether or not you will be celebrating an event in 2019 – do join us on our newly-created scheduled Champagne wine-tour – planned from the morning of Monday 10th June through to mid afternoon of Wednesday 12th June.
We meet at 9.30 on Monday 10th June in Moussy (just 15 minutes southwest of Epernay, which is about 300 kilometres or three and a half hours driving time from Calais) outside our selected hotel, Auberge Champenoise, your base for two nights.
Bureaux de Champagne Frerejean FrėresBureaux de Champagne Frerejean Frėres
Champagne vines and beyondChampagne vines and beyond
Florence Bauchet with Sam SandbachFlorence Bauchet with Sam Sandbach
Manoir de VerzyManoir de Verzy
Old style remuageOld style remuage
Sam with Abdel in VerzySam with Abdel in Verzy
Throughout the three days, we will transport you by air-conditioned minibus, so without any need for you to drive your own car – you will be able to taste many differing styles of Champagne (made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) throughout our selected wine-tour at venues in the Vallée de La Marne, Cȏte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. Of course, you will also experience the delicious local cuisine, an abundance of delightful scenery – with time to relax too!
During your first day, we will introduce you to two grower-producers, first at Champagne Francis Orban in the Vallée de La Marne in Leuvrigny for a vineyard visit, winery tour to see the stages of winemaking and a tasting of Pinot Meunier Champagnes afterwards. We will later have lunch in the Cȏte des Blancs, after some sightseeing. Around mid-afternoon, you will meet our next grower-producer Didier Pierson at the Premier Cru house of Champagne Frerejean Frere in Avize for a vineyard tour and tasting afterwards. Later we will be taking a scenic route via Cramant back to Moussy by 5.00 pm for you to recuperate and relax, prior to dinner in the hotel restaurant.
For your second day, we will drive you to Reims – first to visit the Grand Marque Champagne producer Veuve Clicquot during which you will see their cellars and later taste their Champagne. Afterwards, we will take a short walk to see the famous Reims Cathedral (entry is free) prior to a light lunch nearby. Returning to Moussy after lunch, our driver will take you on a sightseeing tour through Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Ay and Dizzy on our way to briefly visit the Abbaye de Hautvilliers (resting place of Dom Perignon and where he cellared his first bottles) a former Benedictine abbey dating back to the year 665 AD. Our arrival back in Moussy will be at around 5.00 pm – allowing you time to freshen-up before 7.00 pm when we’ll be dining out somewhere special within half an hour’s drive. Afterwards, we will of course return to Moussy.
On our final day, we will first go to Epernay, to drive along Avenue de Champagne where you will pass by some famous Grande Marque Champagne Houses, like Moët et Chandon and Perrier-Jouët on our way to Bisseuil (east of Ay and on the southern edge of the Montagne de Reims). Once in Bisseuil, we will be visiting Champagne Bauchet for a vineyard visit, winery and cellar tour, with a taste of their Champagnes over lunch afterwards. You will be returned to Moussy by 3.30 pm when our Champagne wine-tour finishes.
Within the tour start and finish points included are: All accommodation, meals, which include wine (except at breakfast), winery visits and tastings, any other visits, transport, any boat trips that we organize and your tour guide.
What’s not included:
Flights or other transport to the tour start point and from the tour end point. Any discretionary tips. Any additional bottles of drink that you might wish to purchase for personal consumption later.
Each tour is booked with a €200 non-refundable deposit per person to enable us to firmly secure transport and hotel accommodation (on applicable tours). The balance will later be payable by bank transfer 60 days before the tour commences.
Costs in Euros (€)
Cost is €900 per person based on two people sharing. We require a minimum of six people to run this tour. If this number of bookings is not achieved by the 10th of April, deposits will be returned, and the tour will be canceled. However, we expect to have this minimum number of bookings by the end of March and everyone who has booked will be notified when this number has been achieved. To book with a €200 per person deposit, by PayPal or credit card, use the button below.
We must have at least 60 days-notice for every booking. We cannot hold unconfirmed reservations indefinitely.
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