The Great Champagne Tour! (4 days, 3 Nights)- Pennywood Tours
Tour Details for The Great Champagne Tour!
Leaving from Henry Street Garden Centre
We aim to cross by Eurotunnel as it’s faster than the ferry, but we still need time to check in, and we also lose an hour on the crossing. To this end, we have to leave early so we may depart between 5am and 6:30am to ensure there is no rush to reach our hotel on the other side.
The final timings itinerary, which arrives about a week before travel, will confirm exact times.
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Luxury coach transport
4* hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
Group leader to smooth the way
Entry to all named venues
Specialist guide on Champagnes
Three tasting opportunities
Entries to all named venues
Itinerary for The Great Champagne Tour!
To France, start the tasting!
What better way to start 2024 than with a spot of Champagne!
After departing, we cross the Channel by Eurotunnel and then proceed to St-Valery-sur-Somme for a break.
This picturesque ancient town was the place William the Conqueror launched his invasion against us in 1066, and where the English first held Joan of Arc before her execution in Rouen.
We then progress onward to Amiens where we will stay at the Continental Hotel. This lovely 4* hotel in traditional French architecture is ideally situated near the very centre of the town where you can explore the restaurants and other features of this beautiful town.
On the first day our specialist guide, Gnina Balchin, will host a Champagne tasting where she’ll explain the differences between different Champagnes, and the how’s and why’s of these differences.
Amiens and Champagne Pommery
In the morning, you can enjoy free time in the centre of Amiens, which is beautiful classic French town.
In the afternoon, we’ll visit Champagne Pommery, where we will enjoy a cellar tour and tasting led by Gnina.
In the evening, we return to our hotel in Amiens.
Epernay and Champagne Charles Mignon
We board our coach and enjoy a scenic tour through vineyard country to Epernay where you can explore the town and perhaps visit the Avenue de Champagne, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, a road lined on both sides with stunning properties built by the Champagne houses.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a cellar tour and tasting at Champagne House Charles Mignon, where once again, Gnina will be on hand to discuss the different Champagnes.
We then return to our hotel in Amiens for our last night.
After a leisurely breakfast we wind or way home via Eurotunnel for fast transit.
Please note, all venues will require walking, possibly with steps and steep slopes, which may be slippery and uneven. You should be prepared to dress appropriately for the weather.