Group Travel Tour Operator for holidays to the Champagne region, France
Festive Champagne Group Trip: Baubles and Bubbles
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.Read more
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.
End of November - December 2021
Suggested itinerary by coach
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?
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.
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.
Your festive frolics in Reims have come to an end. Begin your homeward journey.
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|