Private Half Day Champagne Tours by Train

As you depart from Gare de l'Est you will pass the rollings hillsides and vineyards of the Marne Valley which, extends west to about 60 miles from Paris centered around Chateau Thierry where one can surprisingly find over 500 producers many of whom specialize in growing Pinot Meunier grapes.

Taking the train will save you 2 hours on the road compared to driving. The extra time will allow you to really explore the vineyards, and see traditional press, small cellars and have time to taste a wide array of different Champagnes style and really understand the subtleties of dosage, assemblage, c├ępage, and terroir.

From time to time we can walk through the vineyards and your host with the help of your English speaking guide will explain the Champagne soil, terroir, main grape varieties, and the vines through the seasons from pruning in winter to ripening and harvest in autumn.

If you are exploring the Marne Valley you have the option of a cellar visit and tasting at Moet et Chandon, a VIP private tour in the Dom Perignon cellars or the lesser known House of George Cartier. In a half day tour you may have time for a quick visit to Dom Perignon's Abbey in Hautvillers.

At the end of a half day tour we will drop you off at the station or I would recommend ending at a restaurant across the street from the famous Reims Cathedral so you can visit it on your own before a short 15 minute walk to the station.


Offers 


Paris Gare de l'Est / Champagne Ardenne
Depart 8:40am / Arrive 9:22am
Return 6:20pm / 7:01pm

Paris Gare de l'Est / Reims Centre Ville
Depart 7:58am / Arrive 8:44am
Depart 12:58am / Arrive 1:44am
Return 5:15pm / 6:01pm (Weekday)
Return 6:01pm / 7:01 (Sat)

Paris Gare de l'Est / Chateau Thierry (except Sunday)
Depart 7:36am / Arrive 8:22am
Depart 8:36am / Arrive 9:22am (Saturday)
Depart 12:36am / Arrive 13:22am
Return 1:01pm / Arrive 1:53pm
Return 5:01pm / Arrive 5:53pm


Explorer Tour - 3 Family Grower Champagnes Houses

Available Daily except Sunday

Discover the Reims Mountains &: Grand Cru villages like Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly for vineyard visits and multi tastings which we will select based on availability of the growers

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Station Pick up/Drop Off / Reservations

Epernay Tour - Moet + Hautvillers Tour

Available Daily

Head south through the Marne Valley to Ave de Champagne in Epernay for a cellar visit & tasting at Moet followed by a visit to Hautvillers to pay hommage at the Abbey of Dom Perignon and tasting visit at a small producer.

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

Reims Tour - Chalk Cellars + Reims Cathedral

Available Daily

Arrive in Reims and tour one of the famous chalk cellars of either Veuve cliquot, Taittinger, Martel or Pommery followed by a small producer tasting and drop off infront of the Reims Cathdral for lunch and visit on your own.

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

From Chateau Thierry

Pinot Menuier Tour - 3 Producer Visits

Available Daily except Sunday

Discover Pinot Meunier in Chateau Thierry and taste a variety of their champagnes to get a sense of the range of styles plus a visit to a  700 years year old cellar.

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

WWI Cemetary and Memorial Tour & Tasting

Available Daily except Sunday

Visit Belleau Wood Cemetery plus the American Aisne-Marne Memorial with a panoramic view of the Marne River followed by a small producer tasting. Extend the day for more memorial site visits all the way to Epernay.

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations