3 Days
From £769 PP
In association with Arblaster & Clarke
Head to Reims for this exclusive bubbly-filled long weekend where you'll be wined and dined like royalty

We all love a glass of fizz and where better to enjoy it than in France's world-famous Champagne region. This autumn we're hosting our first ever Festival of Champagne in the company of the vastly knowledgeable and brilliantly entertaining presenter, author and wine critic Oz Clarke. Fizzing with infectious enthusiasm, he's the perfect person to help you discover and enjoy the unique charms of this wonderful region.

During this unique trip, you'll enjoy a private tasting tutorial with Oz (who is himself a former World Wine Tasting Champion); a special dinner held in the magnificent vaulted crypt of the medieval Palais du Tau, where you'll enjoy an array of France's finest wines and Champagnes personally selected by Oz; an extravagant afternoon at our private Champagne Festival, where you'll enjoy some of the best food and wine France has to offer; and a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of one the Champagne region's top vineyards.

So whether you're a Champagne connoisseur or just love eating and drinking the very best food and drink, this is your chance to raise a glass in style...

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Your expert guide

Oz Clarke holding up a glass of white wine
Oz Clarke
Wine writer & presenter

Autumn in Champagne - how exciting! It's such a wonderful time to go... the grapes will have just been harvested, winemakers are in the mood to celebrate a successful vintage and the bubbles flow freely. Every time I visit, I leave with a warm glow in my heart and a determination to go back again as soon as I can.

Oz Clarke

Price includes

  • A Champagne-filled private dinner held in the crypt of the medieval Palais du Tau
  • A tutored tasting session with Oz Clarke, World Wine Tasting Champion
  • A private Champagne Festival, featuring more than 30 wines and Champagnes
  • A behind-the-scenes visit to one the Champagne region's famous vineyards
  • The chance to buy superb discounted wines and Champagnes direct from producers
  • Two nights' accommodation in a four-star hotel in Reims
  • Your choice of transport to and from Reims (see details below)

Availability

Call now to book 01730 297 832
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Champagne dinner at the Palais du Tau
    Reims, France
    A view of the grand Palais du Tau in Reims and its gardens

    Your wonderful Champagne journey starts in historic Reims, where you'll be staying for two nights at a four-star hotel at the heart of the city.

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: On your first evening you'll dine like a king at a truly unforgettable venue: the vaulted crypt of the medieval Palais du Tau, which once held coronation banquets for the kings of France and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your host for the evening will be the wine critic Oz Clarke, who will be sharing a personally selected collection of fabulous wines and Champagnes.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Your Champagne Festival
    Reims, France
    A glass of Champagne being poured in Reims

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: In the morning you'll get the opportunity to enjoy a tutored wine tasting session with Oz Clarke, learning expert tips and insider secrets from the World Wine Tasting Champion. As you prepare for the afternoon's private Champagne Festival, you might like to spend some of your free time exploring Reims' stunning Cathedral. Or, if you prefer, you could take a leisurely stroll around Reims, admiring the Basilica of St Remi, the Palais de Vergeur, the Roman Triumphal Arch, as well as the city's celebrated Art Deco architecture.

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: It's time for your private Champagne Festival held at the Demeure des Comtes de Champagne, once the medieval meeting hall of the counts of Champagne. Wine and spirits will flow late into the afternoon where - alongside a superb selection of French canapés - you'll enjoy more than 30 Champagnes from famous producers such as Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot and Vilmart - with the chance to buy your favourites at a discount

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    3
    Private vineyard tour
    Rilly-la-Montagne, France
    Vineyards in champagne and windmill on hill

    EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a relaxing behind-the-scenes visit this morning to a grower that supplies the top Champagne houses to discover at first hand the centuries of knowledge and craft that go into the "méthode champenoise" - while also enjoying a glass or two.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

The reception at the Best Western Hotel de la Paix in Reims

Hotel de la Paix

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Reims, France

The Hotel de la Paix is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Reims, just a stone's throw from Reims Cathedral and the city's bustling shops. The hotel includes a bar with a private terrace and an indoor swimming pool

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