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From Paris: Private Champagne de Castellane & Mercier Cellar Full Day Tour

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12 hours

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From 07:30

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Group 1+

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English

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07:30

From Paris: Private Champagne de Castellane & Mercier Cellar Full Day Tour

What you'll do

Experience a private day trip from Paris to the stunning Champagne wine region and a tour of the Champagne de Castellane & Mercier wine cellars (with tastings). Travel in style in a Mercedes as part of a small group tour of no more than 7 clients, with hotel pick-up and drop-off included. Indulge in 6 glasses of Champagne (3 at each venue) along with a visit to the Saint-Sindulphe church in Hautvillers, the resting place of Dom Perignon. Finally, take a short break at a viewpoint overlooking the picturesque vineyards and some free time to enjoy lunch in Epernay along the banks of the Marne River.

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Highlights

  • Exquisite Champagne Tastings: Immerse yourself in the world of Champagne with a delightful sampling of 6 glasses from renowned Champagne houses, including Mercier and Castellane, offering a diverse and refined tasting experience

  • Cellar Tours: Benefit from personalised and insightful English-guided tours at Champagne Mercier and Champagne de Castellane cellars, gaining unique access to the Champagne-making process and rich histories of these esteemed houses

  • Champagne Capital: Discover Épernay, the Champagne Capital of France, during your lunch break, offering the opportunity to explore this charming town known for its prestigious champagne houses and the iconic Avenue of Champagne

  • Cultural Heritage: Visit the Abbey's Church of Sindulphe d'Hautvillers, a historical Benedictine monastery with ties to the legendary Dom Perignon, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Champagne region

  • Breathtaking Views: Take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking panoramas from the viewpoint over vineyards and the Marne River, adding a scenic and memorable aspect to your Champagne tour

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Itinerary

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    Duration: Approximately 12 hours
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    Group Size: 2-7 people
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    Start Time: 7.30 am
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    Meeting Point: Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off from Paris
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    Paris to Champagne: The tour includes a scenic 2-hour drive
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    Champagne Mercier since 1858: Engage in an English-guided tour by Champagne Mercier, the largest Champagne producer for the French market. Explore the caves and indulge in a tasting of 3 glasses of Champagne
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    Lunch Break: Relish a lunch break and free time in Épernay, the Champagne Capital of France. Opt for a local restaurant reservation or explore at your leisure
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    Champagne de Castellane since 1895: Enjoy an English-guided tour by Champagne de Castellane. Explore the cellars, learn about Champagne-making methods, and ascend to the roof for panoramic views. Taste 3 glasses of Champagne
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    Departure to Hautvillers: Journey to Hautvillers, a historic village atop the hills
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    Abbey's Church of Sindulphe d'Hautvillers: Visit the Abbey's Church of Sindulphe d'Hautvillers, a former Benedictine monastery where Dom Perignon rests. Stop at the viewpoint for breathtaking panoramas
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    Departure to Paris: Return journey to Paris
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    End Time: Approximately 7 PM

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What's Included

  • Champagne Mercier Guided tour including Cellars visit and 3 glasses of Champagne

  • Champagne Castellane Guided tour including Cellars and 3 glasses of Champagne

  • Stop at Viewpoint in Hautvillers and visit of the Church where Dom Perignon is buried

  • Mercedes E220 business class car for 2 - 3 people or Mercedes Minivan for 3 - 7 people

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What's not included

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Lunch (food and drink)

  • Unfortunately, this tour is unable to accommodate wheelchair users or strollers

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Meeting Points

Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off in Paris have been included for your tour, please select your hotel from the drop-down at time of booking

Kindly reach the meeting point 10-15 minutes before the departure time

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Notes

Important Information

  • The tour runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 7:30 am. We kindly request that all participants arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances

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Cancellation policy


A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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