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Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain

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Reims, France
Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Reims is the Champagne capital of France and there’s no better place to sample the world’s finest Champagne. This full-day tour includes a tour of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne estate, a visit to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Reims, a Champagne lunch, and Champagne tasting in the Montagne de Reims’ vineyards.
  • Tour the Veuve Clicquot Champagne estate, one of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
  • Tuck into delicious French cuisine during a Champagne-tasting lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience
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Professional driver-guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Guided visits as per the itinerary
Champagne tastings
Lunch with drinks
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Other drinks

Departure Point

1 Cr de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and a small group of up to eight people at Reims central train station and board the air-conditioned minivan. Set out to explore Reims, the Champagne capital of France.

On the way, hear about Reims, the city of Coronations, and start with a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.

Then, arrive at the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a guided tour of the grand estate, finishing with an expert-led tasting of Veuve Cliquot Champagne.

After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzy, Verzenay, and Bouzy, as your guide explains the Champagne making process and the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating the grapes

Along the way, stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side to the prestigious Champagne industry. Enjoy a cellar tour and a Champagne tasting lunch (included), where you are treated to a delicious lunch of regional specialties, accompanied by a selection of Champagnes, including Brut non-vintage, Blanc de Noirs and Rosé.

After lunch, enjoy a visit to the production site, and discover how Champagne is made. Finish this amazing program with another tasting of two Champagne glasses and a glass of Ratafia (sweet liquor of Champagne brandy with grape juice).

On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Reims
Guided tour of Reims, City of Coronations
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin
Guided Tour and Champagne tasting
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Stop at Reims Cathedral
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Reims
Sightseeing of the Reims Mountain Grand Cru Vineyard
Stop At:  
Rilly-la-Montagne
Cellar Tour and Champagne tasting lunch at Champagne Family Grower Visit of the Production site and Second Champagne tasting
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note the tour departs from the city of Reims. If you are not staying in Reims, you will have to book and pay for your own transport to get there, this is not included in the tour. The tour departs from the REIMS CENTRE trains station forecourt (address given on voucher)
  • Please note that the visits at the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be done in English.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (up to 2 languages spoken in a group)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Guaranteed departure
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note that according to the availability, Veuve Clicquot could be replaced by another Grande Maison de Champagne
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY FRANCE INTENSE
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain?
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
See all safety measures taken by Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Veuve Clicquot Tour, Champagne Tasting Lunch 1st & Grand Cru at a Family Domain.

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star-5
Great tour with awesome guide
Hafeeza_W
, Sep 2021
Rafael was a great guide. Also all of the other couples on the tour were great too. Really enjoyable time learning about Reims, Champagne and history all while drinking some good champagne. Can't go wrong with this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Hafeeza, Always a pleasure to read great comments like this, thank you for that ! We feel pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Raphael and the rest of the group, great experiences always comes with great peoples. Can't wait to have you back on tour with us ! Best Regards, Arthur
star-5
Lovely day
Dennis_H
, Sep 2021
Lovely introduction to Reims and the champagne area. There was a miscommunication regarding the initial hiccup involving the pick-up time (email said tour started at 0930 when it was actually 0900), luckily our guide, Rafael, called looking for us and we were able to quickly meet up. There were eight of us total. First stop, Veuve! Very informative small group tour inside the caves with one generous tasting afterwards. If you wanted more, you could pay to try one of their Grand Madams for 30 euros, or buy the bottle for 850. Onward to the Reims cathedral for a quick stop. Rafael is very knowledgeable about the history of the area so that made the visit more meaningful. We then drove out and stopped on the road at a vineyard to taste some of the actual grapes and learn more about the process. We later stopped at a small local winery for more champagne sampling paired with a delicious lunch. Our last stop was another small winery where he showed us the current methods in use, plus more sampling of course. Finished up around 5 just in time to relax for dinner. Very enjoyable day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Dennis, Thanks for your comment and in the name of France Intense we feel sorry for the misinformation about the pick-up time. Hopefully Raphael manage to have you in the tour. We feel glad that you enjoyed the rest of your day and are waiting to welcome you back anywhere in France. Sincerely, Arthur
star-5
Loved Every Minute (Seriously)
Jeff_I
, Dec 2020
My fiancée and I were enjoying Paris but concerned we would have to stay in the city as a transportation strike over Macron's proposed pension reform had shut down much of France. Fortunately, our guide notified us that trains were still running to Reims, the capital of Champagne, and provided us with easy to follow instructions for how to get there. Our day exploring its gothic architecture, the towering cathedral, and France's biggest champagne houses were magical! The knowledge and humor from our guide made the trip all the more memorable. The champagne was on point, too! All in all, Reims via Viatour is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the history-rich, idyllic French countryside.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
It is an absolut MUST to do! Great Tour
Antennenwusel
, Oct 2019
We loved it. We were 8 people in a mini van and our first stop was at Veuve Cliquot. It was really impressive discovering the cave. After this guided tour we tasted one glass of champagne. Very delicious. Then we started a sight seeing tour through Reims and eat lunch about 30 min away at the countryside. There we had another tasting tour at Dom Caudron. Also very delicious. We got almost drunk :-) but it wasn't finished yet. Another tasting tour started right after near by. After 8 glasses of champagner we skipped the sightseeing tour of the cathedral of Reims. Too tired :-) Overall we very impressed and lucky having booked this tour. Highly recommended!!
star-5
Great day of champagne tasting!
catmitDallas
, Sep 2019
What a fun day! Christophe was our guide and he was great! He was very personable and knowledgeable about the region. We toured 3 champagne houses from the large and famous Veuve Clicquot to a much smaller and beautiful family run house. We had a delicious lunch at the second house located in a small village in the beautiful French countryside. We learned about the extensive process of champagne making and it gave us all much more appreciation of the bottles of bubbly. Christophe also took us to a beautiful cathedral and told about it's history. We were accompanied by 5 other people and we all had a great day of champagne sampling and getting to know each other. I think we all agreed, it was one of our favorite days during our Paris stay!
star-5
Totally Exquisite
OnAir04817316713
, Aug 2019
You guys have miraculously - in this world of hyperbole and marketing mayhem - completely undersold this tour. It was divine in every way. The meeting was concise and the van was high level. The guide, an engaging and highly knowledgable local gentleman named Julian, was so accommodating to our time and questions and needs, yet kept the day moving at a brisk but enjoyable pace. He had great pride for his region of birth and it shown through. The places we visited were even ore intriguing and beautiful than we had imagined, and we have wild imaginations. The lunch was unbelievable high class and tasty and the personal tour of one of the local champagne houses was so welcoming. We drank and tasted and ate and laughed and just took it all in. I highly, HIGHLY recommend people take this tour and hope you get Julian, but I am sure if he is working it than you guys have quite a team. One of the highlights of our 20th anniversary France trip. Thank you all!
star-5
Spectacular Champagne Tour
Lavonne W
, Aug 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this Champagne Tour. The driver and guides are friendly and professional. Great choices of Houses. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Highly recommend!
Benoit G
, Jul 2019
First of all, Kudos to Dorothée, our so friendly guide. She made our day. Always available to provide information as & when needed, very knowledgeable both on the Champagne subject but also all historical facts regarding Reims. The choice of Champagne Houses was very well thought-through. Starting with Veuve-Cliquot, we ended up our day with a highlight, the Didier Chopin Family Business. Everything has been perfect all day long! Therefore don't hesitate, book asap and make anything possible to ask for Dorothée as your Guide - you won't regret it.
star-5
An excellent tour with an excellent tour guide.
Dreamer56519823719
, Jul 2019
We had a wonderful tour of the Champagne region, hosted by Melanie. We visited three champagne houses including a wonderful lunch at one of them as well as Notre Dame in Reims. Melanie was well versed in the area and the subject. A wealth of information and would recommend Melanie highly as a tour guide to anyone else visiting the area. We were all adults on the trip (7 of us) and we all had a wonderful day.
star-4
Enjoyable
Culture31414682080
, Jun 2019
Sold as Veuve Clicquot tour but only a very small part of tour. Still enjoyable but not what we thought we would be going on
1 traveler found this review helpful

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