Champagne Full-Day Wine Tour From Paris
Welcome to the driver-guided tour itinerary from Paris to explore the Champagne wine region! This itinerary has been carefully crafted to provide you with an unforgettable experience, including visits to prestigious Champagne vineyards and cellars, tastings of the famous Champagne wines, and a traditional French lunch.
The Champagne wine region is located just a short 1 hour and a 30-minute drive from Paris and is famous for producing some of the world’s finest wines; and is, of course, the region with which the sparkling wine shares its name. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn about one of France’s most famous regions and its delicious wines on our 1-day driver-guided tour itinerary.
Departure from Paris
Your driver-guided tour excursion will begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Paris. Your private guide will be waiting for you at the agreed-upon time and location, ready to take you on the scenic drive to the Champagne wine region.
As you make your way out of the city, you will pass through picturesque French countryside and villages, providing you with a glimpse into rural life in France. During the drive, your guide will provide you with interesting information about the region, its history, and the wine-making process, setting the stage for the rest of the day.
Private Vineyard Tour
Your first destination is a private vineyard nestled in the rolling hills that offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for your wine-tasting experience.
As you arrive at the vineyard, you will be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable local expert who will take you on a tour of the grounds. You will learn about the different grape varieties grown on the property and the wine-making process used to produce the vineyard’s signature Champagne.
The tour will take you through the vineyards, where you will see the grapes growing in the fields and learn about the importance of the terroir, or the region’s unique soil and climate conditions, in the production of high-quality Champagne.
Next, you will head to the tasting room, where you will sample a selection of the vineyard’s finest Champagne wines. Your guide will be on hand to explain the different flavors and aromas of each wine and to provide insights into the wine-making process and the history of the vineyard.
In addition to the wine tasting, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the vineyard and its role in the Champagne wine region. You will see the ancient cellars, where the Champagne is aged and stored, and learn about the significance of the Champagne cellars.
Lunch in the Champagne Region
Take a break from the wine tasting and indulge in a traditional French lunch in a local restaurant in the Champagne region. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the local cuisine and sample some of the region’s specialties.
Your guide will lead you to a charming and authentic restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious three-course meal accompanied by a selection of local wines. The menu will feature the freshest and finest ingredients, including seasonal produce and local meats and cheeses.
As you savor your meal, you will have the chance to learn about the regional cuisine and the importance of food and wine in French culture. Your guide will provide you with interesting facts and anecdotes about the local food and wine, making the lunch experience both informative and enjoyable.
Champagne Cellars Visit
After lunch, you will visit a private Champagne cellar to learn about the aging and storage process of Champagne. This will give you a deeper understanding of the wine-making process and the significance of the Champagne cellars in the production of high-quality Champagne.
Your guide will lead you through the ancient cellars, where you will see the rows of Champagne bottles aging and developing their unique flavors. You will learn about the temperature and humidity control required to ensure the optimal aging of the Champagne, as well as the methods used to maintain the quality and character of the wine.
Next, you will be treated to a tasting of Champagne straight from the cellars. This is a rare opportunity to taste Champagne in its purest form before it is bottled and sold. Your guide will be on hand to explain the different flavors and aromas of the Champagne and to provide insights into the wine-making process and the history of the cellars.
Return to Paris
After your day exploring the Champagne wine region, it is time to return to Paris. You will be driven back to the city by your private guide, enjoying the scenic route and the beautiful views along the way.
Upon arrival in Paris, your guide will drop you off at your hotel, bringing to an end a memorable and educational day exploring the Champagne wine region.
Contact Our Champagne Region Day Tour Specialists
From the vineyards to the cellars, from the lunch to the tastings, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Champagne and to learn about its rich history, traditions, and flavors on our guided day trip from Paris.
To book this tour, or to discuss the tour with a member of our team who can tailor any aspect to your exact tastes and requirements, simply complete our online inquiry form below.