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Self- drive holidays in Champagne from 573 Euros.

Close to Paris, Champagne is an easy 150k drive from Paris and a great introduction to self-drive touring of regional France. It is a true highlight for all lovers of the famed celebratory tipple! The champagne route will lead you through some of the region's 319 charming villages and deep forests, with scattered stops at some of the most famed and leading champagne names - Bollinger, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot and Taittinger, along with smaller champagne houses - to taste and tour! See the vineyards, cellars, chateaux and gain insights into the history of the champagne making art with an expert on hand to uncork the mystery and bubbles of 'the' uniquely shaped, foil and wire-topped bottle! A 'must see' for lover of champagne.

Why choose a self-drive tour rather than car rental?

Renting a car in France is easy. You do not need assistance for that. However, getting suitable accommodation could be a challenge as well as knowing where to go and what to see. Our solution is a self-drive tour where all of this ( accommodation, tour guide and local knowledge) is provided. We can't do much about driving on the right, but we can make you feel more relaxed at the wheel with precise directions to follow, a list of places to visit and pre-booked quality accommodation every night, including where to park. Choosing one of our self-drive tour will allow you to see a lot without worrying or wasting any time. Each night, you will stay at a good hotel we have inspected and carefully selected for you.

Our self-drive wallet contains:

• One or several green Michelin guides (the best!) • Detailed maps of the region (scale 1cm = 1Km) • Iitinerary with distances, time & GPS bearing • A list of restaurants, shops, wine producers • Practical notes on "what to do and see".

Champagne 6 & 8 day self-drive tours.

your itinerary

Upon your arrival at Epernay, visit of the town and some champagne houses: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, De Venoge, De Castellane… On day 2, drive through villages, well known to champagne connoiseurs such as Cuis, Cramant, Avize, Oger, le Mesnil sur Oger, Vertus and Bergères les Vertus. On day 3, follow the Marne valley from Epernay to Dormans. Visit of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne before touring picturesque villages or tasting champagne from local producers. The following day, drive around the “Montagne de Reims” and discover other famous villages such as Ay, Bouzy and Ambonnay. Wine museum and beautiful chapels in the middle of vineyards are also on the agenda that day. Reims is an unforgettable city, both for its champagne and for its rich history and architecture. Worth a day visit. On day 6, discover the Saint Thierry hills and the Ardre valley. A drive through forests and vineyards will take you to old typical villages, beautiful churches and historical sites. If you choose our 8 day tour, you will have time to discover the “Cote des Bar”, another Champagne production area which is a mix of deep forests and large valleys where hillsides are covered with vineyards. Typical villages are situated at bottom. For your last day, you will forget Champagne for a couple of hours and discover Troyes a lovely medieval town with rich architectural heritage. Welcome to Champagne!

Epernay - Reims: 6 day package from 573 Euros.

Tour begins at Epernay and finishes in Reims.
VALUE** (2* Hotels): 573 Euros / person (twin share)
GREAT COMFORT*** (3* Hotels): 941 Euros / person (twin share)
DELUXE**** (3/4* Chateaux-Hotels): 1163 Euros / person (twin share)
PRESTIGE*****(4/5* Chateaux-Hotels): 2251 Euros / person (twin share)

"The Champagne Route" - 8 day package from 789 Euros

Tour begins at Epernay and finishes in Troyes.
VALUE** (2* Hotels): 789 Euros / person (twin share)
GREAT COMFORT*** (3* Hotels): 1186 Euros / person (twin share)
DELUXE**** (3/4* Chateaux-Hotels): 1570 Euros / person (twin share)
PRESTIGE*****(4/5* Chateaux-Hotels): 2934 Euros / person (twin share)

NOTE: For your convenience, our prices include car rental. If you prefer to hire a car directly yourself, you are welcome to do so. Ask our consultant to quote the tour without the car.

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