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Quintessential Champagne Tour

 Specialists in French wine tours.

Visit several famous houses as well as some smaller growers, to get a real feel for the area. Visits to Hautvillers, Epernay and Reims are among the highlights. Of course all of our tours are customized so let us know your preference.

 

Price available upon request. We can tailor the tours to suit your budget and your dates.

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Day 1 Pessac-Leognan, Graves & Sauternes

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 2 The Great Wines of Saint Emilion

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 3 Discover the Great Medoc wines Margaux to St Julien

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 4 Discover the Great Medoc wines Pauillac and St Estephe

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

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Arrival and check into your hotel Relais & Chateaux Hotel les Crayeres, Reims.
Visit of the chalk cellars of one or two of the most famous champagne houses followed by a tasting. (Pommery, Mum, Moet & Chandon).
Lunch in the new bistro of the Relais & Chateaux hotel Chateau les Crayeres or for a small group a Private lunch at Champagne Vraken Pommery.
Private guided tour of the Saint Remi basilica and museum.
The largest Romanesque pilgrimage church in northern France. It was built as a shrine to Saint-Remi. The nave was consecrated in 1049 where as the apse was built in the late 12th century and is a great example of early Gothic style. The famous Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Remi, the shrine of the Holy Ampula used for French kings coronations, is a magnificent building in the classical style. It now houses the city's Museum of History and Archaeology with impressive collections from Prehistory to the Renaissance as well as a large military history section.
Dinner in a Michelin restaurant in Reims.
Night in your hotel.
After Breakfast at your hotel, check out and departure for the Champagne countryside.
Discovery of the vineyards of the Mountain of Reims and a visit to the Musee de la Vigne at the foot of the Verzenay lighthouse. Located between Reims and Epernay and bordered by vine covered hillsides. A large part of this area comprises the Montagne de Reins Regional Natural Park, best known for the twisted "faux de Verzy" beech trees.
Visit Hautvillers well-known for the famous French monk, Dom Pérignon.
Meet a grower near Epernay and find out the perspective from the vineyards, followed by a tasting.
Free time and lunch in Epernay.
Visit of one of the largest Cooperatives near Epernay, J de Telmont, followed by a tasting.
Check into your château Bed & Breakfast near Avizé.
Diner at the delightful restaurant of your hotel.

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