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Festive Champagne Group Trip: Baubles and Bubbles

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  • Reims Christmas Markets

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  • Reims Christmas Markets © Ville de Reims - Cyril Beudot

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4 day tour
From £180 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Enjoy a group trip filled with festivity and fizz with Christmas in the French province of Champagne. Treat yourself to a truly luxurious Christmas with a tour taking in the magnificence of Reims’ beautiful cathedral and the extravagance of Épernay’s Avenue de Champagne. Top it all off with a tasting at the Taittinger Champagne House.

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The Coronation City and a taste of the stars

The historic city of Reims is in the heart of France’s Champagne region. Its highlight is the imposing and altogether magnificent Gothic Cathédrale Notre Dame. Rising high above the city, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has seen dozens of rulers commence their reigns. In fact, Reims is famous for this, becoming known as ‘The Coronation City’.

During Advent, charming markets fill the square in front of the cathedral, emitting delicious aromas and a cosy glow. You could easily spend hours wandering among the stalls, soaking in the festive Champagne atmosphere and shopping for gifts. There can scarcely be many better places to do your Christmas shopping.

Perhaps take a tour to illuminate the many fascinating facets of this town: its Roman remains, art-deco cafes and flourishing fine-dining scene.

The world’s most expensive avenue

Both in Reims and in delightful Épernay, there are many famous and extravagant champagne houses including Lanson, Mumm, Taittinger and Moët & Chandon. Enjoy tours of the caves, notable for their vaulted ceilings and vast amounts of bottles.

Épernay’s ‘Avenue de Champagne’ 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 miles of chalk cellars beneath it. Visit some of the most famous champagne houses and sample this delicious beverage.

This group tour combines wonderful Christmas markets in a beautiful town with one of France’s most luxurious exports! You’re sure to feel in the Christmas spirit in Champagne, as you toast the festive season with a glass of bubbly! Don’t miss out on this wonderful Champagne Christmas group trip!

Prefer to sip you champagne in the sun? Check out this summer tour of Reims and Champagne.


Dates

End of November - December 2021


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Arrive

Travel through France to your hotel in Reims. This evening, if time permits, why not begin exploring this wonderful town and catch your first glimpse of the intoxicatingly festive Christmas markets?

Day 2

Reims

This morning, get to know the town of Reims, perhaps with a guided tour. See the imposing and magnificent Cathédrale Notre Dame, a Gothic masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site where the kings of France were crowned from the 11th century. During the afternoon, perhaps visit one of the major Champagne houses in Reims for a tour and tasting. When the evening draws in, visit the markets aglow with twinkling lights and a cosy atmosphere. Over 100 chalets nestle right in the heart of the town, buzzing with festive cheer.

Day 3

Epernay and Taittinger

Today we drive the 25km or so south through the picturesque countryside to visit Épernay, a bustling town often described as the Capital of Champagne.  The Avenue de Champagne is home to champagne houses including Taittinger, where you will visit for a tour & a tasting. Visits to further champagne houses can be arranged.

Day 4

Departure

Your festive frolics in Reims have come to an end. Begin your homeward journey.


Suggested hotels

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. Onsite coach parking available.

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.


Date Hotel Half Twin Single Supplement
November – December 2021 On request From £180.00 per person Price on request

 

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, 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 is 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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