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🥂Weekend Tour - Champagne, France🍾 (SOLD OUT)

Hosted by the Consul of the London Wine Tasting Group
Starts in 2 months
Fri 12 Jul 06:47 - Sun 14 Jul 21:00

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Summer Weekend In Champagne, France

PUBLIC EVENT

BOOKING IS OPEN 08:00 ON FRI 1 FEB (EXPECTED TO BE FULLY BOOKED WITHIN DAYS)

***PLEASE CONFIRM IN COMMENTS WHEN YOU HAVE BOOKED AND PAID DEPOSIT***
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One of the most popular Champagne Weekends at a good price too. Criterion Tours have organised several of these trips in the last few years and have excellent contacts with many small producers – the visits to them are always the highlight of the weekend.

This is an extremely popular tour that sells out fast, so book your place now to avoid disappointment!

Once deposit is paid, you are to let them know as soon as possible about any dietary requirements you may have and your travel insurance details.

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If you have ever wanted to visit this fascinating area, discover the secret of the bubble, and find out what makes champagne the celebratory drink par excellence, then this is the weekend for you. You will see the miles of cellars dug out of chalk where millions of bottle age gracefully, learn how champagne is made, and discover what makes it so special.
You will visit one Grande Marque producer and, the highlight of the weekend…three hand-picked family producers who offer unbeatable quality and value as well as a very personal experience. There will also be time to explore the beautiful city of Reims from our centrally located hotel and sample its fine restaurants.

SUMMARY OF ITINERARY

Day 1: Friday 12th July
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Arriving in Reims late afternoon we’ll go straight to one of the Grande Marque Champagne Houses for a tour of their extensive cellars and a glass of their non-vintage champagne.
This evening is free to try one of the many restaurants in Reims. There may be an optional group dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Saturday 13th July

After breakfast we head towards Epernay and the Montagne de Reims. We will visit one family producer in the morning and one in the afternoon.
At lunchtime there will be free time to wander around the town of Epernay, home to several Grande Marques.
Late afternoon, return to our hotel in Reims and the evening is free to try more of the many restaurants and bars.

Day 3: Sunday 14thJuly
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and head back towards the vineyards to visit another family producer for a final tour and tasting.
Late morning we return to Reims where there will be some free time to enjoy lunch or to explore the town – maybe a visit to the majestic cathedral.
Early afternoon we drive back to Calais and the Eurotunnel terminal.
We expect to arrive at London Victoria at around 9pm.
TOUR ENDS

Price Includes:
• Pick up from London Victoria at 07.00 am on Friday 12 July in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
• Return journey to the UK: leaving after lunch on Sunday 14 July, arriving at London Victoria around 21:00 pm
• £380 per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room* £450 if sole occupancy.
• Travel throughout by full size 53-seat executive coach, crossing by Eurotunnel.
• Two nights’ bed and (wide range of items) buffet breakfast on a twin-share basis (some single rooms and upgraded ‘Privilege’ rooms are available at a supplement) at the 4* Hotel de la Paix in Reims.
• Visits and tastings at 4 different champagne producers, which will be a mixture of big names and smaller family concerns.
• Services of Criterion Wine Tours wine expert and tour guide.
Supplements (optional)
• Single occupancy supplement (limited availability): £ Protected content must make clear when booking with your deposit if you choose this option

If you are prepared to share a twin room with a person of the same sex but do not have anyone to share with, Criterion will try and match you up.
N.B. If there is no-one suitable, you will have to pay the single supplement.
*Non-refundable deposit of £95 payable when booking. Balance due two months before departure. Your money will be held in a secure Client Deposit Account and so is fully protected.
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