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French Champagne Fantasy

A Limited RTT Special Event for Wine Lovers

RTT invites you to join us for an unforgettable excursion that takes you to the heart of the champagne region of France!  There are many sparkling wines produced all over the world, but only “bubbles” produced in this region of France are given the honored title of “Champagne”. Since 1693 through to contemporary times, champagne has been paired with luxury and festivities the world over.  Today we will take you on a wine lovers journey that celebrates the magic, history, flavors and fantasy of Champagne!

Our adventure begins with a visit to master chocolatier, Xavier Thibaut, where we will be invited into his world of decadent handcrafted pralines, enjoy a taste and shop for goodies to take with us. Once equipped with a mouthwatering selection chocolates we will continue on to the quaint village of Hautvillers, nestled above the most exclusive vineyards in the entire Champagne region. Here, we visit a local Champagne vinter (winemaker) who will share his families long standing traditions and passion for the art and craft of making fine champagne. 

Following this introduction we will enjoy the first bubbly delight of the day with a tasting of three different Champagnes. We will begin with a Brut 1er Cru, a fine Champagne with lively bubbles and a revealing richness and freshness. Next, we move on to the Grande Réserve, a Champagne of golden color with bright hints of peach and apricot. Rounding off our tasting is a radiant pink Champagne Rosé extra brut that offers a clean and elegant flavor. With the happy glow of champagne in your cheeks, the charming town of Hautvillers awaits your exploration. There is free time to visit the resting place of the famous Monk Dom Perignon, stop at other Champagne houses for additional tastings (not included) or shop for wines for your private collection.

We leave the picturesque town and continue on to Epernay, famous for its “Avenue de Champagne” which features all the grand champagne houses and premium brands. This is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a typical French lunch in one of the Brasseries (not included) or stroll the glamourous Avenue de Champagne and perhaps taste and shop for more Champagne among the luxurious champage brands offered here.

The Grand finale of our day, takes us to the Grand House of Champagne Vranken Pommery in Reims, where we will descend into a maze of underground cellars, famous for their extensive size and beauty. Here our local guide will provide an in-depth look at how champagne is developed, aged and bottled and how the cellar functions as an important part of producing high quality champagne. Our tour here will finish with a tasting of this world famous French Champagne.  Our visit to Reims would not be complete without a visit to the town center where you will have free time to explore at your own pace.  Visit the Cathedral Notre Dame the Reims, one of Europe’s most stunning examples of 13th century Gothic architecture and fondly referred to as the little sister of Paris, stroll along one of the typical shopping streets, or have an early French dinner before it is time to head home.


Special Note About Travel Documents

Travelers on RTT tours must be in possession of a Blue US Tourist Passport. Nationalities traveling with a non US Tourist Passport must check with the respective consulates and ensure they have the appropriate travel documents required to enter all countries the tour visits and travels through.

Important Notice

  • First Come First Serve
  • Adults must be fully vaccinated or provide letter of recovery.
  • Children 6-16 years old required to provide negative COVID-19 test that is valid through the scheduled tour end / return time, children under 6 years not permitted.  Passengers 17 years and older must be vaccinated.
  • Masks must be worn on bus
  • Bookings accepted by
    ONLY BY PHONE Mon - Fri 0900 - 1630
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with the latest ordinance of the State of  Rhineland Pfalz.  See additional travel restrictions and procedures that apply to this trip at bottom of page.

Booking Details

 Prices

  • Є129 Adults
  • Є119 Children ages 6 - 11 years
  • Children under 6 years are not permitted

 Departures Dates

  • 25 September Sold Out
  • 02 October Open to Book

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0430
  • Returns 2230
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.

 Included

  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • Visit to Chocolatier Thibault
  • Visit local Champagne maker with 3 tastings
  • Visit Abbey St. Pierre with tomb of the famous Dom Perignon
  • Visit the Vineyards of Moet & Chandon
  • Visit Epernay and the Avenue de Champagne
  • Visit Champagne Vranken Pommery with Champagne Cellar Tour
  • Pommery Champagne Tasting of the Brut Royale
  • Notre Dame of Reims Cathedral
  • Free time in Epernay and Reims to explore
  • RTT Tour Guide

 Not Included
Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Cancellation Policy
Please download the RTT Tour Terms & Conditions PDF for cancellation policy and other information regarding tour reservations or visit our Terms and Conditions Page.

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 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.

Bus Travel Procedures & Restrictions

Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside of the bus

Boarding Process

  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m)
  • Hands must be disinfected before entering (liquid made available by Bus Company)

During Bus Travel Journey

  • Stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure)
  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover at all times while inside the bus
  • Champagne Tasting
  • artesian handcrafted pralines
  • Champagne tasting
  • Champagne tasting
  • Champagne Racks
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Helpful Info

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Service Hours

Currently Closed
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED
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