Champagne Weekends

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On an A&C Champagne Weekend you'll taste at least 25 champagnes (starting at breakfast!)

The original A&C Champagne Weekends

On an Arblaster & Clarke Champagne Weekend you'll taste at least 25 champagnes over the course of the weekend, (starting at breakfast!). You'll visit a range of interesting cellars and famous Houses in Reims, Epernay or Ay including those that forged Champagne's reputation including Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot, plus our selection of the best smaller Champagne houses and growers that we have sought out in the top villages such as Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bouzy and Le Mesnil.

We'll show you a huge range of Champagnes during the course of the weekend. As well as the tastings at the cellars, there are Comparative Tastings hosted by your Arblaster & Clarke Wine Guide at the hotel. On every tour we have at least one meal as guests at a Champagne house or grower. Travelling with Arblaster & Clarke you receive a warm welcome along with generous Champagne tastings at houses that we have been visiting for many years. 

As we travel by coach from London you may bring back up to 36 bottles per person (or more by agreement). Alternatively, if you prefer, you can make your own way to Reims or join us from Paris. We always include visits to a couple of personally selected top quality smaller producers, whose wines are often not available in the UK where you can stock up at good prices.

Joining the tours Champagne is the closest great vineyard region to the UK and the nearest to Paris, so our Champagne tours make great wine weekends. Our Champagne tours depart from the UK in the morning (for pick up points, please see the booking form on our How to Book page) and arrive at Reims around 1630 local time (1 hour ahead of UK time). You'll have time to relax or explore before the evening Comparative Champagne tasting.

Joining or leaving from Paris - Many clients from around the world join our Champagne weekends from Paris. Reims is easy to get to from Paris by train or taxi. Occasionally they return with us to London and then fly home from there. Please see the booking form on our How to Book page for approximate journey times.

Evening Comparative Tastings  The Comparative Tastings are a special feature of the A&C Champagne experience. Over the weekend, we want to show you as broad a spectrum of Champagnes as possible. So on every A&C Champagne Tour, your Wine Guide shows you a selection of Champagnes to introduce the various styles and as many Houses and Growers as possible. It's a fun and illuminating evening.

Do come and join us!

The "Champagne Weekend" idea that Lynette Arblaster & Tim Clarke pioneered has given our clients so much pleasure over the past 26 years. The style of these weekends remains unique to Arblaster & Clarke. To get the most out of the Champagne Region you simply must go on one of our Champagne Tours.

29 Nov - 1 Dec 2014
Price per person: £795.00Single Supplement: £100.00Deposit: £200.00
Join Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours for prestigious tastings and private meals as guests at our selection of Champagne Houses from Reims to Epernay and the vineyards in between. This weekend wine...
A view of Champagne
16 Mar - 20 Mar 2015
Price per person: £3,099.00Single Supplement: ComplimentaryDeposit: £750.00
This is genuinely the Ultimate Champagne Tour. When describing our tours, we try not to use too many superlatives. Though when you are visiting Krug, Bollinger, Taittinger, Gosset, Philiponnat and...
Champagne Gosset
27 Mar - 29 Mar 2015
Price per person: £0.00Deposit: £0.00
Join Victoria Moore, the Telegraph wine correspondent, for an exclusive weekend festival celebrating some of the greatest Champagnes - including Taittinger, Bollinger, Pol Roger and Dom Perignon in...
2 May - 4 May 2015
Price per person: £565.00Single Supplement: £110.00 Deposit: £150.00
Champagne stretches from around Troyes in the south (in the sub-district known as the Aube), to Reims in the north in the Marne district. The vineyards of the Marne include the Montagne de Reims, the...
Champagne pouring
10 Oct - 12 Oct 2015
Price per person: £575.00Single Supplement: £110.00Deposit: £150.00
Over the course of the weekend you will taste at least 25 champagnes, starting at breakfast. You will receive a special welcome and generous tastings at houses that we have been visiting for many...
Champagne corks
24 Oct - 26 Oct 2015
Price per person: £595.00Single Supplement: £110.00Deposit: £150.00
Champagne is fun to drink and a fascinating wine to see being made and being easy to get to makes for a great weekend. Our base for the weekend is a comfortable 4* hotel in the centre of the lively...
Champagne bottles
Price per person: £0.00Deposit: £0.00
The Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours two night Grand Cru Champagne break is based on over 25 years of experience in the region and gives you a concentrated snap-shot of the region in the personal...


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Feedback on our tours

  • "I have just returned from a Champagne weekend and simply cannot praise the whole weekend enough!

    From the friendly welcome by the wine guide and Alex at Victoria, the welcome cup of coffee en route, the pretty village that we stopped off at to stock up with goodies at, to the fascinating champagne tasting (where else could you taste 6 or 7 wonderful champagnes together with such a knowledgeable expert) to all the special houses you took us too.  I am so looking forward to sharing all the special bottles I bought home with my friends".

  • "Thanks for a most enjoyable, memorable, smoothly and professionally organised Champagne visit last week. I realise that a tremendous amount of pre trip behind the scenes work had been undertaken to achieve its hard to beat high standard."