IWINETC Champagne Tours
What would a trip to France’s La Champagne region be without seeing its Cultural delights, vineyards and Champagne producers? IWINETC 2015 offers not only 2 days of talks and networking events that will help you grow in your professin and be inspired but also gives you the opportunity to discover the Champagne regions of Ardennes, Marne and Aube.
We have put together some excellent itineraries for delegates attending the conference in La Champagne 2015. The post conference tours should be considered as an integral part of the two-day conference programme. There will be three itineraries to choose from and we would encourage as many of you as possible to join one or more of these before returning home.
Tour 1 – Champagne Routes of the Marne – In and around Reims
Dates: Friday 10th or Saturday 11th April 2015
9:30 Transfer to Aÿ
10:00 Visit of the Champagne Maison Collet & champagne tasting
11:30 Transfer to Cumières
12:00 Cruise-lunch on the River Marne – 3-course meal with wine while you enjoy vine covered hillsides and vertical processions of tiny sparkling bubbles.
15.00 Transfer to Verzenay
15.30 Audio guided visit of the Phare de Verzenay. Constructed as a publicity stunt in 1909, by a wine-merchant Joseph Goulet, the lighthoouse rewards visitors with a 360º view vines, fields and forests. It also houses an excellent “Museum of the Vineyard”
16.30 Tansfer to Reims
17.00 Visit of Champagne House in Reims TBA & champagne tasting.
18.30 Transfer to Reims Centre & end of tour.
Places available: 15 max – Price per person: 164 Euros – Book & further info here>>
Tour 2 – Champagne Routes of the Marne – Épernay, Capitale du Champagne
Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
09,30 Transfer to Épernay
10.00 Guided tour of the Épernay’s boulevard of of turreted mansions & neoclassical villas – Avenue de Champagne
10.30 Champagne House visit TBA
12.30 Transfer to Passy Grigny
13.00 Visit of Champagne Dom Caudron & Wine Museum followed by tasting and light lunch of local products
15.30 Champagne House visit TBA
16.30 Champagne House visit TBA
18.00 Transfer to Reims
6,30 pm : End of the day at Reims & end of tour.
Places available: 15 max – Price per person: 165 Euros – Book & further info here>>
Tour 3 – Aube en Champagne
Dates: Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April 2015
09.00 Transfer to the City of Troyes
11.00 Guided tour of the City of Troyes – graced with one of France’s ensembles of coloured timbered houses and Gothic churches.
13.00 Visit of Boutique 23 – Vin de Troyes and lunch
15.00 Hotel IBIS Style Troyes Centre check in and free afternoon in the city cente. Troyes is famous across France for its factory outlets. If you wish, shopping time at McArthurGlen Outlet, a mall with over 100 shops. Dinner free.
09.00 Transfer to the commune of Les Ricesy
10.00 Guided tour of Champagne producer Guy de Forez. Champagne tasting & famed Rosé des Riceys – an exclusive pinot noir rosé
12.00 Lunch at Hôtel-Restaurant Les Canotiers
14.00 Slip into the shoes of the great Impressionist, Renoir with a visit of « Du Côté des Renoir »
16.00 Visit and tasting at Champagne Charles Collin
17.30 Guided tour of Champagne Veuve A. Devaux in Bar-sur-Seine
19.00 Transfer to Troyes. Accommodation Hotel IBIS Style Troyes Centre . Dinner free.
09.00 Transfer to Urville
10.00 Guided tour of Champagne Cellar Drappier (12th century vaulted cellars,
built by the Cistercian monks of Clairvaux)
11.30 Guided tour of Champagne De Barfontarc in Baroville. Picnic lunch in the vineyards and a bottle of Champagne.
14.00 Transfer to Troyes and end of tour.
Places available: 15 max – Price per person: 405 Euros – Book & further info here>>