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French Food & Wine Tours in Champagne

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.
– Mark Twain

Vineyards and the Marne River near Epernay.Champagne is now part of the French administrative region called the “Grand Est,” and borders Belgium. It is as abounding in history as in winemaking, and our food and wine tours in Champagne can include visits of majestic French cities such as Reims, with its famous Gothic cathedral, and Troyes, with its champenoise cathedral and timbered houses. Or, visit stunning hill towns like Langres, and the quaint French villages that were home to Rimbaud and General de Gaulles. Depending on your interests and the length of your culinary tour of France, you can add in abbeys, amazing palaces, and natural sites such as regional parks, lakes, forests, and rivers.

The interior of Notre Dame in Reims.Lying just an hour and a half from Paris, Champagne is the perfect accompaniment to any culinary tour in France. After exploring the glories of Paris neighborhoods or other regions, head to the rolling vineyards of Champagne and its quaint villages for a slice of French life.

Your private culinary tour of Champagne region will include the best of regional gastronomy and French cuisine. The northern French fare leans on butter and cheeses, as well as cabbages, sauces, ham, and poultry, all of which you can sample paired with excellent Champagne wines on your food tasting tours and in your hands-on cooking classes. Some of the local delicacies include the mustard of Reims, the truffles from the Marne forests, the “Pink Biscuits” of Reims, and cheeses such as Chaorce and Langres.

Symbols of Reims: the rose biscuits and champagne.Champagne is the queen of bubblies, and one of the most recognizable wines in the world, and Champagne country is the perfect destination for wine tours in France. There are many rules that govern whether wine can be classified as Champagne, including the provenance of the grapes and the fermentation method used – and you’ll learn all of these details as part of your fabulous champagne tastings during your culinary vacation and wine tasting tour in Champagne France!

Our wine tours in Champagne, France will include accommodations in the charming city of Reims, famed for its High Gothic cathedral, as well as numerous winery visits and tastings. You’ll round out your stay with a hands-on cooking class!


French Cooking & Wine Tasting Tour Highlights

Our fabulous wine tours in Champagne include multiple visits to Champagne houses and tastings. Highlights of these tour include:

  • Visits of Moët & Chandon and the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay and Hautvillers
  • Visit of a family-run boutique champagne producer
  • Private 2-hour cruise on the Marne River with champagne tasting
  • One hands-on cooking class

In addition to our set Champagne wine tours, we can create customized wine tours in France including:

  • Additional hands-on cooking classes featuring regional French gastronomy
  • Champagne wine tours and wine tastings
  • Cultural excursions
  • Market visits and cheese tastings

Because of its long history of dedicated and extraordinary wine production, our culinary vacations and wine tours of Champagne are some of our best options for wine lovers!

Champagne Culinary Vacations and Wine Tours - Itinerary

The city of Reims in the heart of Champagne country, France.Champagne is just an hour from Paris, making it an easy and perfect addition to any culinary tour of France. Come and taste the award-winning wines on wine tasting tours, savor delicious French dishes and cheeses, and gorge yourself on French pastries. All while exploring one of the most picturesque regions in France.

Day One

  • Arrival at Reims train station and transfer to your charming guesthouse located in the heart of town. 
  • This evening, enjoy a 3-course tasting dinner at a local brasserie within walking distance of your hotel (beverages not included, paid locally). 
  • Overnight. 

Duck confit on a France cooking vacationDay Two

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse. 
  • Walk to a cooking studio near your accommodation and meet the chef for your hands-on cooking class. He will share his secrets regarding French gastronomy and you will prepare a main course and a dessert. Enjoy lunch to follow, of course with a glass of champagne. 
  • Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps venture to the famed Cathedral of Reims for a visit of this amazing structure.
  • Dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. 
  • Overnight. 

Tasting of brut and demi-sec white champagne sparkling wine in Champagne vineyards, FranceDay Three

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse. 
  • Today enjoy a private full day Champagne tour. Your driver will pick you up at 10 am. You will immerse yourself in Champagne with a private guided experience of the Champagne region around Epernay, including a visit at the famous Champagne house Moët & Chandon and also at a family-run boutique winery. 
  • The underground cellars of the Moët & Chandon will reveal the secrets of champagne production, as will an exploration of  Champagne Avenue in Epernay and Hautvillers. Taste Premier Cru and Grand Cru champanges, then head to a private family-run boutique winery for a different type of tasting. 
  • Time for lunch (paid locally) during your tour. 
  • Return to the guesthouse around 6:00 pm. 
  • Overnight. 

Vineyards and the Marne River near Epernay.Day Four

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse. 
  • Spend a bit of time this morning exploring the District of Boulingrin on your own. Boulingrin is the name of the superb covered market built at the end of the 1920’s. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings it hosts the biggest market in the city. You will find chocolate makers, butchers, cheese makers, restaurants, and delicatessens. 
  • Around 11:15 am transfer from your guesthouse to Mareuil, where you will embark on a private 2-hour cruise on the Marne river. 
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the water as you coast along. You will also enjoy a Champagne tasting from a small winemaker and picnic lunch. 
  • Around 2 pm, transfer back to the guesthouse to pick up your bags, then transfer to the Reims train station.
  • Au revoir!

Symbols of Reims: the rose biscuits and champagne.Champagne is just an hour from Paris, which makes it a perfect addition to any culinary vacation in France. Taste the award-winning wines on our French wine tasting tours, savor delicious French cuisine and pastries, all while exploring one of the most beautiful regions in France.

Day One

  • Arrival at the Reims train station and transfer to your charming guesthouse, which is located in the heart of town.
  • This evening, enjoy a 3-course tasting dinner at a local brasserie within walking distance of your hotel (beverages not included, paid locally).
  • Overnight.

The interior of Notre Dame in Reims.

Day Two

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse.
  • Walk to a cooking studio near your accommodation and meet the chef for your hands-on cooking class. He will share his secrets regarding French gastronomy and you will prepare a main course and a dessert. Enjoy lunch to follow, of course with a glass of champagne.
  • Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps venture to the famed Cathedral of Reims for a visit of this amazing structure.
  • Dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in town.
  • Overnight.

Vineyards and the Marne River near Epernay.

Day Three

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse.
  • Spend a bit of time this morning exploring the District of Boulingrin on your own. Boulingrin is the name of the superb covered market built at the end of the 1920’s. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings it hosts the biggest market in the city. You will find chocolate makers, butchers, cheese makers, restaurants, and delicatessens.
  • Around 11:15 am transfer from your guesthouse to Mareuil, where you will embark on a private 2-hour cruise on the Marne river.
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the water as you coast along. You will also enjoy a Champagne tasting from a small winemaker and picnic lunch.
  • Around 2 pm, transfer back to the guesthouse to pick up your bags, then transfer to the Reims train station.
  • Au revoir!

Champagne Foodie Trip Details

Included in Your 3-Night Champagne Tour

Accommodations

3 nights accommodation in a charming guesthouse.

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner

Classes & Instructors

Your hands-on cooking class will take place at a cooking atelier in the heart of Reims. Make a delicious main dish and a scrumptious dessert, and then enjoy them for lunch!

Excursions

  • Full-day champagne tour (approx. 8 hours) on day 3
  • River cruise on the Marne

Transfer Details

Roundtrip transfers from/to Reims train station.

Included in Your 2-Night Champagne Tour

Accommodations

2 nights accommodation in a charming guesthouse

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner

Classes & Instructors

Your hands-on cooking class will take place at a cooking atelier in the heart of Reims. Make a delicious main dish and a scrumptious dessert, and then enjoy them for lunch!

Excursions

  • River cruise on the Marne

Transfer Details

Roundtrip transfers from/to Reims train station.

Accommodation Information

Your accommodations for your wine tasting tour in Champagne will be the charming Demeure la Belle époque guest house, centrally located in Reims. Its individually decorated rooms include en suite bath, coffee machine, and hair dryers. (If unavailable a similar accommodation will be proposed.)

Champagne Wine Tour Pricing & Dates

Visit France on Champagne tours and discover what makes this sparkling wine so famous throughout the world.



3-Day Champagne Tour Pricing:

3-Night Champagne Tour

US$2100 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.

    Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    Single occupancy supplement: please inquire.

    Interested in additional nights and tours? Please inquire!


    Champagne Wine Tour Dates

    Our 3-night Champagne wine tours are usually available year-round for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, but please inquire for availability. Interested in customizing the tour? Let us know! 

    2022
    April 4-7
    April 11-14
    April 18-21
    April 25-28
    May 2-5
    May 9-12
    May 16-19
    May 23-26
    May 30-June 2
    June 6-9
    June 13-16
    June 20-23
    June 27-30
    July 4-7
    July 11-14
    July 18-21
    July 25-28
    August 1-4
    August 8-11
    August 15-18
    August 22-25
    August 29-September 1
    September 5-8
    September 12-15
    September 19-22
    September 26-29
    October 3-6
    October 10-13
    October 17-20
    October 24-27
    October 31-November 3
    November 7-10
    November 14-17
    November 21-24
    November 28-December 1
    December 5-8
    December 12-15
    December 19-22


    2-Night Champagne Tour Pricing:

    2-Night Champagne Tour

    US$1450 per person based on double occupancy

      30% deposit due to confirm booking.

      Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

      Single occupancy supplement: please inquire.

      Interested in additional nights and tours? Please inquire!


      Champagne Wine Tour Dates

      Our Champagne wine tours are usually available year-round for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow, but please inquire for availability. 

      2022
      April 4-6
      April 11-13
      April 18-20
      April 25-27
      May 2-4
      May 9-11
      May 16-18
      May 23-25
      May 30-June 1
      June 6-8
      June 13-15
      June 20-22
      June 27-29
      July 4-6
      July 11-13
      July 18-20
      July 25-27
      August 1-3
      August 8-10
      August 15-17
      August 22-24
      August 29-31
      September 5-7
      September 12-14
      September 19-21
      September 26-28
      October 3-5
      October 10-12
      October 17-19
      October 24-26
      October 31-November 2
      November 7-9
      November 14-16
      November 21-23
      November 28-30
      December 5-7
      December 12-14
      December 19-21

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