The Naval & Military Club - Members tour to Champage 

Tour Dates -   21st to 24th July 2022
Accomodation - Central Reims Hotel 
Price includes - Travel, Accomodation (Bed & Breakfast), Champagne House entries, Battlefield Tour 
Cost -  £695:00 (£120:00 Single Supplement) 

Thursday 21 July 
The tour picks up from the club and then heads to France via either ferry of tunnel, there is an additional pick offered at Ebbsfleet International
After arriving in Reims (approximately 4 hours from Calais), we will have a welcome glass of bubbles before Clive conducts a brief orientation walk around the city centre, free time to enjoy your surroundings 

Friday 22 July 
The morning is spent discovering the history of Champagne, a visit to a leading Champagne House before a tour of the surrounding vineyards. We end the day with a visit to the nearby Fort de la Pompelle to consider the French battlefields prior to the British arrival in July 1918. 

Saturday 23 July 
Today we head to Epernay and tour the Avenue de Champagne, the mile long thoroughfare offers an unbroken boulevard of champagne houses and bars, a visit to a leading house is planned before time for lunch. The afternoon is spent touring the nearby Ardre Valley where in July 1918 a number of British Divisions fought their way through the dense forests and rolling vineyards before reaching the commanding Montagne de Bligny at the conclusion of an intense 9 day battle. 

Sunday 24 July 
Freetime in the morning to explore Reims with its historic catherdrale and the chance to visit one of its many hypermarkets before onwards travel to the UK.