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Discovery of Champagne by Minibus

Highlights / General details First stop of your Champagne tour will be Rheims. Enjoy a short visit of the Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece where the Kings of France used to be crowned. In the morning visit to a small wine-growers near Epernay. Depending on the activity you will see the grapes’ press, winery, blending, riddling, disgorging…then rounded off with a glass of the vineyard’s champagne. Then lunch, in the centre of Epernay, in a restaurant: traditional menu from the Champagne region. The afternoon begins at Epernay with a visit to Mercier Cellar where an expert explains the method of Champagne making from grape picking to bottling. (Tasting session: one glass of Champagne offered). Return to Paris along the Marne River. Inclusion Shared transportation from and return to your hotel in Paris by minibus; Services of an experienced driver guide (Languages available: English); Visit on your own of Rheims' Cathedral; Guided visit to Moët & Chandon and wine tasting; Lunch; Guided visit of the cellars of a local wine-grower (Languages: English). Exclusion Gratuities (optional). Hours of operation Available: Daily, except Sunday (Summer April-October); Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Winter November–March); Pick-up time at 7:00am. No tour departures on: January 1; Wednesdays (January only); December 25. Duration Approximately 10.5 hours. Location Hotel pick-up and drop off if located inside Paris. Policies Guests are required to be ready at least 15 minutes before excursion departure time for check-in. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**