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Churchill & Champagne

Discover Churchill’s fight for France through sumptuous champagne visits and historic sites

18th - 24th May 2018

This is a 7 day tour


Sgl Supp: £215
Deposit pp: £500
Please call 01730 263111 (UK)


(excluding Eurotunnel)
Deposit pp: $750
Please call 888-479-6040 (US)

This enchanting tour, framed by breathtaking landscapes on both sides of the channel, bridges the gap between Churchill’s role in the Second World War and France’s most adored creation, champagne.

Be treated to private access to Churchill’s family home at Chartwell along with captivating lectures on the former British Prime Minister’s legendary career, led by leading military and political historian, Paul Beaver. This immersive exploration will unify fascinating history with decadent champagne visits.


“Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne.” – Sir Winston Churchill


Day 1

Beginning at the Churchill family home of Chartwell, we are given privileged access to the property. There will also be a welcome tasting at Chapel Down.

Day 2

Travel via Eurostar to Paris and visit both Les Invalides and the Liberation Museum. Enjoy an enlightening lecture and later dine at the famous Maxim’s.

Day 3

We join the exclusive L’Imperiale de Marie Antoinette double-decker bus for a unique tasting with a difference. After, we go to Châtillon-sur-Marne and stand under the statue of Pope Urban II to enjoy views over the Champagne region.

Day 4

Tour the Musée de la Reddition before a lecture on Churchill, the Free French and Charles de Gaulle. We then pay a very special visit to the iconic Taittinger.

Day 5

At Castelnau co-operative in Reims, discover how champagne is made from the region’s grapes. Visit the Grande Maison of Pol Roger before recreating the menu from the legendary dinner of the British Embassy of Paris on November 11, 1944.

Day 6

A lecture enlightens us on Churchill’s visit to the Second World War front line, before lunch at le Fôret Joli and a sabrage demonstration at Canard-Duchêne.

Day 7

We leave beautiful France behind and return to London.


Formerly a presenter of ITV’s ‘The Food Programme’, Conal is a Master of Wine and has written a number of fascinating books.

Conal Gregory MW

Wine Guide


Return Eurostar travel: London to Paris*

*For UK bookings only


6 nights in 3/4* hotels on either side of the channel


Most meals included with wine as described in the itinerary


Visits and tastings as per the itinerary


Wine Guide & Tour Manager





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Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
01730 263111 (UK)
888-479-6040 (US)

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