Saturday 13 April
07h00 – 23h30
Champagne region, France
Private 4* luxury coach with reclining comfort seats
We still have spots for this trip. As long you can click on the “Reserve my spot” button, you can join 🙂
If you are joining, you can find all practical trip information here ≫
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Who doesn’t love Champagne? Any occasion instantly becomes a party whenever a nice bottle of bubbly is opened. The entire world simply adores this exclusive wine. And if you like it, too, but have no idea how Champagne is made, then this day is definitely something you don’t want to miss! Expat Club has traveled to the Champagne region in Northern France more than a dozen times since 2014. Today we visit the lovely house of De Castellane in the morning. And in the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit various smaller houses in the #1 Champagne village of Hautvillers. Later in the afternoon, we’ll spend time in the capital Reims with its impressive Basilique and its stunning Cathedral where the French Kings used to be crowned, and where you can see a unique stained glass window pane by Marc Chagall.
- Trip by 4* luxury coach
- Bottled water during the ride
- Entrance fees De Castellane Champagne
- One glass of Brut Champagne
- Visit to Hautvillers, #1 Champagne village
- Visit to Reims, with guided bus tour along Champagne houses
- Visit to Basilique Saint-Remi in Reims
- Visit to Cathedral of Reims, with Marc Chagall stained glass
- Great group of international people
- A lifetime memory
- Visits to various Champagne houses in Hautvillers
- Lunch in Hautvillers
- Guided tour in Hautviller
- Opportunities to bring back bottles or boxes
Coach pick-up points
- Place Schuman (bus stop next to KBC bank on roundabout)
- Louise (Blv de Waterloo, parking next to Tiffany’s)
- Gare du Midi (parking Charleroi Airport bus, Rue du France)
Who can join us?
Expat Club is known for welcoming a wide variety of international people on its trips. This creates a special, open-minded, safe and friendly environment in which everyone should feel comfortable.
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
If you want to bring your child(ren) up until 16 years, please first add the regular adult tickets to the cart and then go to the cart page. On the cart page there is a child ticket available for €75, which already includes lunch and the guided tour.
Trip in pictures
As with all Expat Club trips, our program has been carefully designed. We normally don’t deviate from our schedule, but all times below are still tentative and may change if required by circumstances, such as traffic conditions. In the rare case we have to adapt our program, rest assured that your host, the driver and welcoming Champagne house and restaurant, will do their best to give you the optimal experience.
07h00 – Departure
11h15 – Visit to De Castellane Champagne
12h45 – Departure to Hautvillers
13h00 – Lunch at Restaurant de l’Abbeye
14h00 – Guided tour Hautvillers (optional)
15h00 – Free time, visit to Champagne houses
16h30 – Departure to Reims
17h00 – Guided bus tour along Champagne houses
17h15 – Visit to Basilique Saint-Remi
17h45 – Visit to Cathedral de Reims
18h00 – Free time
20h15 – Departure to Brussels
23h30 – Estimated arrival
We will be travelling with a comfortable 4* luxury coach from Lauwers Reizen. The seats are configured in Princess Class, which means you will have extra leg space and can recline your seat. This way you can get some extra rest. All seats have footrests as well. There is a (small) toilet on-board and a DVD system with three flat screens. The bus picks up at Place Schuman, Louise and Midi Station, and drop-off is at the same spots and Merode and Montgomery.