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Pop to Champagne – Short Trip by Eurostar NEW TOUR

  • Basilica Saint-Remi © Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya

    Basilica Saint-Remi (c) Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral © Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya

    Notre-Dame Cathedral - (c) Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya
  • GH Mumm Cellars © Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya

    France, Champagne, Reims, GH Mumm Cellars, Group Travel, (c) Reims Tourist Office - Carmen Moya
3 day tour
Price on request

During this tour, you can delight in the fizz and bubbles of champagne. Hop on the Eurostar for leisurely travel across the France and then continue to Reims in the beautiful Champagne region. Some of the most extravagant champagne houses are here. Enjoy tours of the caves beneath, notable for their vaulted ceilings and vast amount of bottles. Visit some of the most famous champagne houses and sample this delicious beverage. Perhaps visit Lanson, Mumm or Moët & Chandon. Which is your preferred tipple?

In addition to the region’s bubbly nectar, this area has plenty more to offer. The historic city of Reims is in the heart of France’s Champagne region. It’s cathedral is simply majestic. Rising high above the city, this imperious golden building has seen dozens of rulers commence their reigns. Additionally, this is a beautiful town boasting handsome pedestrian boulevards. Wander along them to discover Roman remains, art-deco cafes and a flourishing fine-dining scene. Perhaps take a tour to illuminate the many fascinating facets of this town and hear all about its UNESCO heritage cathedral. You can also travel south through the picturesque countryside. Pass through expanses of vineyards on the way to Épernay, a bustling, leafy town.

 


Dates

Dates throughout 2021


Suggested itinerary by Eurostar

Day 1

Arrive in Reims

Travel by Eurostar to Marne-la-Vallée (Disneyland® Paris) then transfer by coach to Reims. Arrive mid afternoon and get acquainted with the stories and secrets of this town on a sightseeing tour. The undoubted highlight is the imposing and altogether magnificent Gothic Cathédrale Notre Dame, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the place where the kings of France were crowned from the 11th Century. In the evening, visit one of the major champagne houses for a tour of the cellars and a tasting.

Day 2

Épernay and more Champagne

Today we drive the 25km or so south through the picturesque countryside to visit Épernay, a bustling, leafy town often described as
the ‘Capital’ of Champagne. The ‘Avenue de Champagne’ home to champagne houses including Moët & Chandon, is said to be the most expensive avenue in the world, more so than the Champs-Élysées in Paris, because of the millions of bottles of champagne stored in the kilometres of chalk cellars beneath it. Leaving Épernay we drive along the Champagne Route through vineyards and gently rolling hills to see the village of Hauvillers where the monk Dom Perignon is said to have created the first champagne bubbles around 1681. Visits can be arranged to vineyards and champagne houses.

Day 3

Shopping and Departure

Today you can enjoy some outlet shopping before it’s time to leave this beautiful part of France behind and return to the UK.


Suggested Hotels

ibis Reims Centre ***

This hotel is located in the heart of Reims, just 400 yards from Reims Train Station and 0.6 miles from Reims Cathedral. The hotel has a bar and offers free Wi-Fi internet access. The air-conditioned bedrooms include a flat-screen TV, cable and satellite channels and a telephone. They each have a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions ***

The Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions is located 2.5 miles from the centre of Reims and a 10-minute drive from the Reims Champagne TGV Station. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens with satellite channels and garden or pool views. The property has a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant serving French cuisine, a bar and a business centre.


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3 days by Eurostar Half Twin Single Supplement
Dates throughout 2021 Prices available on request Prices available on request
Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.17. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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