This is my second private tour planned by Larry - both different, informative and fun! The first had 2 large champagne houses while the second tour had a small, medium and large. Both were great. Isabelle delivered the tour, working with Larry on logistics, and she was fantastic - longtime resident of the area, knows the industry well and just lovely to spend time with. Larry was very flexible both times in designing itineraries that matched my interests and expectations, along with our travel schedule from Paris - did not want to start before 9:45am in Reims. I would highly recommend the Champagne Tour Co. for planning your visit to Champagne - whether for a day like we did, or longer.
Sydney, Australia. Reviewed April 25, 2019
This is a well organised tour . From the booking process to the efficient service on the day everything worked well
We had 8 on our trip . The van was modern and our driver Andy was great . Always on time great commentary and a very good driver . The tour was an all day trip visiting two champagne houses and included a sensational lunch which was probably a bit too good !! We also had a trip to dom perignon abbey and the lookout there is a highlight
A good well organised tour
Reviewed April 14, 2019
"The Perfect Day"
A well planned high end trip! We were treated like royalty. Our guide was wonderful , knowledgeable and flexible when we ran late (no fault to him or the tour company). Their reccommendations made our day perfect.
Reviewer, Annelie B
Reviewed April 10, 2019
"Weekend in Reims"
We went on a weekend to Reims and did a full day tour. It was excellent planned! We had a great driver who drove us around for 8h. Can highly recommend these for your champagne tour! It was awesome! And we will be back and use them again.
Fayetteville, North Carolina. Reviewed March 9th 2019
"Wonderful champagne experience."
Brice was an excellent guide, who was able to teach us about the history, geology and culture of the region. He has excellent rapport and access to local growers, who will happily teach you their process and techniques in addition to the champagne tastings. A day well spent.
Reviewer, Nikki C
Reviewed October 29, 2018
"Visit the lesser known houses - get up close and personal."
This tour is one we will always cherish. Larry helped plan every detail and Ahmed was our excellent guide. We started our tour at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims pand visited Veuve Clicquot, Gaston Chiquet and Dom Perignon. Our tour ended with a delicious lunch at a bistro that was recommend.
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed March 2, 2018
"Phenomenally entertaining and informative!"
I worked with Larry who built an incredible experience for my family and me. The five of us were picked up in Paris by Gonzague and driven by van to the Champagne region of France. It was a beautiful and informative drive. A little over two hours, I believe. We went to three Champagne houses and one little wine shop that was down in a sort of cave. All of them were very cool. We elected to stick to smaller Champagne houses and loved all of the stops. Gonzague was brilliant and taught us about Champagne, of course, but also French history in general. We hated where we ate for lunch, but that was not the fault of the tour company or Gonzague. I truly could not have been happier with what they put together for us, or with the execution.
Reviewer, Danielle H
San Franciso, California. Reviewed January 27, 2018
"Champagne Tasting and Tour"
This tour was amazing! We asked to visit small champagne houses that we could not find in the US and had a sabering lesson. Our guide, Brice, was so knowledgeable and gave us great insight. He also helped us manage a minor medical issue, gave us suggestions for dinner and checked in on us to make sure everything went well. He was by far the best guide we had in France ! I would highly recommend booking this.
Washington DC, District of Columbia. Reviewed October 20, 2017
"Perfectly Curated Champagne Experience"
Larry and Brice were the most delightful experts to work with in planning our last-minute family tour of the Champagne region. They whipped up a perfect itinerary including private tours and tastings of three unique Champagne houses: Henri Giraud, Philippe Martin and Louis Brochet. It was a treat to meet Philippe Martin, a 7th generation champagne maker, and hear about his passion for the wine-making process and family company. It was truly an unforgettable excursion and the perfect way to navigate the region as a foreigner!
New York City, New York. Reviewed June 19, 2017
"The way to taste the best of Champagne"
I am so happy we had a professional guide and driver for our first visit to Champagne. Our trip would have been nowhere close to what we experienced if we tried to drive and book things on our own. Before we went on the trip I reached out to The Champagne Tour Co for information and to tell them the kind of experiences we wanted. I can't say enough about how responsive and nice Larry was to help us arrange the trip. He knew we wanted to visit special and less well known champagnes. And we got the perfect trip. Our guide, Gonzague, was so knowledgeable. He is a local who is very well connected and he got certain houses and producers to open their doors for us. We joined a few small groups but most of our tastings were private and made us feel very special. Gonzague also shared a lot of information with us. Gave us detailed handouts on the history, the economy, the best producers and houses and recipes for pairings! We fell even more in love with the region and Champagne the wine thanks to this tour. We have already told our best friends they need to take this trip and now I'm hoping you the reader will too!
Holt, United Kingdom. Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile
"A tour of indulgence"
My wife and I worked with Larry to organize a two-day champagne tour last week, and he did a simply marvelous job. We gave him a few ideas of what we had in mind for our anniversary trip, and he arranged an itinerary that featured one-on-ones with winemakers of smaller champagne houses, small group tours at a couple of the bigger houses we requested, and two incredible lunches (in the future, trust Larry and focus more on the smaller producers--so much more intimate, educational and memorable!). He provided a detailed itinerary with descriptions of each champagne house, and our driver, Ahmed, was wonderfully warm and professional and made our time between visits hugely enjoyable. I can hardly rave enough about what Larry helped arrange for us: tailored to our interests, filled with special conversations and tours at a wide range of houses, and something we'll never forget. Thank you, Larry and Ahmed!