Ratings and reviews
Great reviews and genuine compliments are wonderful to receive. They make us happy every time.
And these reviews are extremely important to our service. Knowing what our clients think of us, gives us useful, unique insight. When we know what they thought of our trips from start to finish, we can use the information to continually improve.
Was everything well organised? Did they have fun? Were their expectations exceeded?
Hinke has professional experience as a tour guide. And even though we have arranged trips to Champagne for years, we aim to make every new trip a little bit better. With reviews, feedback and of course some compliments, we can make our trips even more special.
And the best part?
Reviews give new clients more insight into our trips and our approach. And hopefully the confidence to book with us. Set out below are some of the reactions, reviews and gifts we have received from our clients.
Couple Château & Dinner
Great reviews are not only shared on our own website. This also applies to the international review website TripAdvisor. There was this beautiful review from a couple who visited Champagne in October 2023 with our château & dinner package.
‘We found this little gem via the internet whilst searching for chateaux accommodation in the Champagne region of France. The company we booked with, Champagne Travel, was excellent & our stay of 2 nights at this delightful small chateau was exceptionally well organised by Hinke at Champagne Travel, & it was such great value for money too.
Our hosts at the chateau (which is also their home) were the utterly charming Chris & his wife Anneka who served us sumptuous meals at breakfast & dinner & looked after us so well. Chris is a chef & used to run his own restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium, so we were treated to some outstanding meals. This really was a massive bonus – & all included in the price.
Their chateau was ideally located around 30 minutes’ away from Epernay in the heart of the Champagne region & about 45 minutes’ from Reims. Paris was also only around a 1 hr 45 minutes’ drive away, though we didn’t have time to visit.
We loved everything about our stay here & thoroughly enjoyed the trips to a large Champagne House & a small Champagne House, which were included in the deal by Champagne Travel. Everything absolutely exceeded our expectations & we loved our trip, including the couple’s cute little French Bulldog, Freddie, who was clearly used to guests staying in his home as he was so friendly & at ease with visitors.
This charming chateau was such a pretty place & as we had such glorious weather at the beginning of October, we sat out in the large garden when we first arrived with Champagne & plates of bread, cheeses, ham & condiments, provided by our fabulous hosts. It was the perfect afternoon!
Our rooms were spacious, comfortable & spotlessly clean & the fact that our meals were provided was an absolute bonus. Don’t forget to visit their little shop in a front room of the chateau – right by the entrance. We missed it on our first day but, happily, found it just before we were leaving & bought lots of bottles of Champagne, made by local Champagne Houses just down the road. These were very reasonably priced, as was their home made pate & preserves. Don’t leave without looking (or buying)!
We would highly recommend the tours of the Champagne Houses we visited too: the small Champagne House of Lamiable tour turned out to be a private tour as there were only the 4 of us! Our tour to the large Champagne House of Le Mercier was also excellent & we loved how modern the premises were & how high tech the little train was which took us around the caves. The Champagne tasting was also fun & informative. The shop was superb afterwards too & we came away with lots of Champagne!
This had long been a bucket list trip for me & I wasn’t disappointed in any way. If we find ourselves back in the Epernay region, we would certainly head for Le Petit Chateau at Baye again. Thank you to all involved for making our stay so memorable.’
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Birthday present Maison Exclusive
‘First of all a huge thank you for organizing and arranging this amazing trip! We really had a blast and are convinced that this was certainly not the last time Champagne.
The absolute plus points of the trip were the hotel including dinner with the other guests, super cozy and delicious champagnes with great dishes. And certainly the buggy tour, this surprised us both very much and was also very educational. The *** dinner was of course also great, in the end we gained many beautiful experiences on this trip! Next time we will only take an even bigger car to bring back even more champagne.
When I hear from family or friends that they want to go to champagne, I will definitely refer them!’
This is how they rated the Maison Exclusive package D package.
Champagne trip: 10
Champagne Travel: 10
Most interesting/fun: The buggy tour. What a cool activity! The panoramic views we had during this tour were amazing, so highly recommended.
In addition to this fantastic feedback, we received delicious chocolate truffles that we enjoyed with the team.
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Morgens Anniversary tailor-made business trip
The wish was to have a program that was not too full. In addition to our program, there was time for their own interpretation. For example, participants went cycling or running in the National Park. And others explored the region further. This was possible due to a longer stay and having their own transport.
‘Champagne travel has supported us well in organizing our company’s lustrum trip. Hinke is flexible, likes to think along and comes up with great suggestions for activities and accommodations. We have experienced both the trip and the guidance at locations as very pleasant and professional. So really recommended!’
This is how they rated the anniversary trip.
Champagne Travel: 8
Most interesting/fun: Doing things together. Dinner in Epernay was very successful.
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Achmea Staff association trip
‘Certainly, better than expected, only positive reactions’. ‘Thank you very much for the organisation’. ‘Drinking champagne will never be the same again’. ‘It was three great days. Everything ran like clockwork.’ ‘Thank you for this beautiful journey’.
Accommodation: 7,5 (Great location, rooms small, but fine for sleeping.)
Champagne Travel: 8,5
Most interesting/fun: Well organized trip, which was not too full, beautiful surroundings. In such a short time we saw a lot, learned and seen a lot, beautiful weather and delicious champagne.
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Kyocera Incentivetrip tailor-made
This is our received evaluation from Kyocera who booked an incentive trip with us. And how they rated the incentive trip.
Champagne Travel: 10
Most interesting/fun part: The cellartour at the champagnehouse followed by the champagnedinner.
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Family weekend 30-year marriage Tailored Reims package
We received this evaluation back from a family who spent a special weekend in Champagne. This is how they rated the weekend.
Champagne trip: 9
Champagne Travel: 9
Most interesting / fun: Segway tour + visit champagne houses.
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Business trip for 40 persons Incentive & teambuilding
‘With a group of 40 colleagues, we were able to enjoy Reims and his champagne for 3 days. We got a nice and interesting masterclass about champagne from Hinke, where we also tasted delicious champagne, visited the impressive champagne house Vranken Pommery, heard and saw more of Reims and surroundings during a guided tour and looked at a number of colleagues who were allowed to saber.
Everyone enjoyed it and looks back on it with great pleasure. It was very nice to be able to do the organization together with Hinke, she is fast, clear, accurate and everything was arranged down to the last detail! Thanks again!’
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SURPRISE WEEKEND FOR PARTNER Epernay package
Trip: a 9!
Organisation: 8. ‘Because of the range and service.’
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A GREAT GIFT Habits de Lumière weekend
Our organisation: 9! ‘Due to the expertise, options, communication and contact, service’
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HAPPY CUSTOMER Michelin Luxe package
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Nice review A TAILOR-MADE FAMILY TRIP TO CHAMPAGNE
And Champagne Travel: 9! ‘Thanks for organising our trip!’
‘The activities were all a big success and had a wonderful, varied holiday.’
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BUSINESS INCENTIVE TRIP FOR 72 GUESTS Incentive trip
After this trip, we unexpectedly received a gift, a delicious bottle of Ruinart Rosé. As thanks for the good collaboration and a very successful champagne trip.
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