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Épernay, France
Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover the effervescent secrets behind France’s famous Champagne region on this afternoon, small-group tasting tour from Epernay. Admire the houses of esteemed producers along the city’s ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ and gain insight into the complex Champagne-making process at a tasting class. Tour the cellars and sip best-selling ‘cuvees’ at a boutique family winery, and tuck into a delicious French lunch paired with more Champagne.
  • Afternoon Champagne history and tasting tour from Epernay
  • Learn about the complex Champagne-making process at a tasting class
  • Tour the vat and cellars of a boutique family winery
  • Taste six different Champagnes throughout the day
  • Feast on a delicious French lunch paired with Champagne
  • Small group ensures personalized service
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Alcoholic Beverages
Lunch
Personal guide
Pickup and drop-off in Epernay
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

20 Av. de Champagne, 51200 Épernay, France

We will meet outside the Moët & Chandon estate in the courtyard, in front of the Dom Pérignon statue.

Departure Time

11:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your driver and guide in central Epernay and set off with a small group in a comfortable minivan. Take a scenic drive through the Cru and Grand Cru vineyards outside of town and along the famous ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ home to some of the world's most prestigious producers including Moët et Chandon, Perrier Jouet, and Pol Roger.

See the Hautvillers Abbey where the legnedary Dom Perignon once lived. Then, it's time to pop open some bottles at a tasting class. Learn about the complex and specific Champagne-making process and what distinguishes the prized bubbly from other sparkling wines. Get tips on how to appreciate the aroma and flavor of fine Champagne while tasting different blends.

Feast on a delicious lunch of authentic French cuisine paired with even more Champagne wines before continuing on through the scenic hillsides to a boutique family winery. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the production process, see the traditional grape press, vat room, and aging cellars, and taste several of the estate’s most popular cuvees.

Your concludes with drop-off back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers
Admire the charming UNESCO village of Hautvillers and its famous church where Dom Pérignon used to live
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Avenue de Champagne
Drive through the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Champagne Avenue in Epernay
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Clos Corbier
Tasting and lunch
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
A la Francaise ! Champagne
We will bring you to one of our favorite Champagne grower !
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking allowed
  • The tour is not compatible with children under 10 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We cannot accept animals on tours
  • We will organize Champagne shipping for you (US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hong Kong) if you find any crush !
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY À La Française

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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We loved it!
Kate_N
, Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the champagne region and making process. We learned so much at the champagne “school” and lunch was divine. The setting could not have been more beautiful. After lunch, we traveled to P. Lancelot-Royer and took a tour of their production process. Followed by yet another tasting. The tour was amazing. The company was amazing and the weather could not be beat.
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Wonderful Experience
George_C
, Aug 2021
Tom, our tour guide was fantastic! Great tour that was both informative and fun. Learned a lot about champagne and definitely was able to enjoy a few glasses.
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First Class Experience (the grand cru of the tours)
Frederic
, Jun 2021
Angelique was the best tour guide we could have imagined. She took us to some of her favourite lookouts to get a better understanding of the area. After that, she gave us 360 degree insights into Champagner production. From Harvest to bottle. As she has worked in this field for many years, it is hard to imagine anyone better equipped to show you around Champagne and the products.
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Amazing!!
Staci_V
, Jul 2020
Clara was amazing!! We had an amazing time and left so cared for. Also learned a lot too! Would definitely do again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Bonjour Stacy, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Clara's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Coralie and the A la Française Champagne Team
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with...
Elisabeth L
, Jun 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Anna. We all learned so much about Champagne, especially all the regulations in place to produce. Unfortunately, she did not drive us through the Champagne Avenue as described in the inclusions. Perhaps she had already done this with the group from Reims. There was also a mix up with returning us to Epernay as half the group started from Reims and we were picked up at Epernay. The tour ended in Epernay but she drove to Reims to drop off the first group and then back to Epernay. By the time we got back to Epernay all the shops were closed and we had wanted to do some shopping. Other than that, we would highly recommend this tour. Just make sure and question the driver when they start heading out of town near the end of the tour if you take the tour from Epernay. Also, remind them about Champagne Avenue!
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Good tour. Very knowledgable guide and...
Rebecca H
, May 2017
Good tour. Very knowledgable guide and learning experience with a champagne vintner.
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Our tour gave us a chance to see...
jennyh57
, Jul 2016
Our tour gave us a chance to see more of the countryside around Epernay , including the village of Hautvillers. We learnt a lot about how champagne is made and the tour of the boutique winery was excellent. We would definitely recommend this tour because it was so personal.
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This was a excellent tour with very...
David
, May 2016
This was a excellent tour with very good guides who explained the whole champagne making process from grape growing whilst in a vineyard through blending and making whilst in a small champagne house. I would highly recommend it.
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Som en første indførelse til området...
Dines B
, Aug 2016
Som en første indførelse til området er denne tur perfekt. Guiden Matthias Collard er et meget behageligt bekendtskab.

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