ONE DAY RIOJA WINE TOUR
One of the most prestigious and well-known of all the Spanish wine regions. The most traditional and modern wineries can be found here. Visit two or three wineries, indulge in a traditional lunch with fresh local products and enjoy medieval towns.
- From San Sebastian (2h drive – 10h duration),
- From Bilbao (1h 15 min drive – 9h duration)
- From Burgos (1h drive – 9h duration)
- From Pamplona (1h drive – 9h duration) or as a local tour if you are already in Rioja (8h duration).
- Tours from San Sebastian include two wineries.
RATES ( per passenger) based on 4 pax
From $290.00 ( Bilbao)
From $ 310.00 ( San Sebastian)
From $ 280.00 (Pamplona - Rioja)
Optional: Extra for gastronomic lunch with wine pairing: from $ 30.00 per person
If there are less or more travellers, we can provide you a special discounted price. This is a private Tour.
These tours can be done starting with 2 people.
Please contact us for requests and more information
PICKUP TIMES AND TRANSPORTATION
RIOJA FROM BILBAO O BURGOS
(Approximate duration of 9 hours)
9.00 AM. Pick up from the Hotel.
10.00 AM. First visit to winery with wine tasting.
12.00 p.m. Second visit to winery with wine tasting.
2.00 PM. Traditional food in a cellar or restaurant.
4.00 PM. Visit to another winery, Wine Museum, Laguardia, or return to Bilbao or Burgos with expected arrival at 6.00PM
RIOJA FROM SAN SEBASTIAN
(Approximate duration of 10 hours)
8.30 AM. Hotel Pickup
10.30 AM. First visit to winery with wine tasting.
12.30 PM. Second visit to winery with wine tasting
2.30 PM. Traditional food in a cellar or restaurant and stroll through the medieval village of Laguardia, or any medieval village of Rioja.
4.30PM. Return to San Sebastian with expected arrival at 6.30PM
ROUTE OF A DAY IN RIOJA. If you are already in La Rioja you can have a local private wine route for one day. Pick up at 10.00AM and return at 6.00PM (approximately 8 hours).
LA RIOJA ONE DAY WINE TOUR
La Rioja is one of the most prestigious and well-known of all the Spanish wine regions. The most traditional and modern wineries can be found here. La Rioja is a DOC, Denomination of Origen Qualified, and it is divided in three sub-zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. The most famous wineries or bodegas are located in the first two. We make a good selection from the wineries of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta for our wine tours.
While people come here for the wine, the landscape is breathtaking, rolling hills with small medieval villages covered with vineyards, with the Ebro river flowing along the way.
RIOJA WINE TOUR. The Rioja wine tour is always a great surprise, mainly because of the winery diversity. You will visit two or three of the great Rioja wineries. Start with one of the large centenary wineries to understand the history of Rioja wine.
Follow with one of the smaller, more modern places, where the winemaker is trying to craft the best wine with a perfect balance of tradition and state of the art technology, and a careful selection of vineyards, grapes, barrels, etc. An authentic Riojan lunch will give you the opportunity to enjoy the rich regional gastronomy, and fresh seasonal products.
Rioja has also a lot of restaurants offering modern creative cuisine always based in local products and tradition; we can include this type of lunch if you prefer. We can also do a tapas lunch, trying different plates in different bars. Logroño and Laurel street or Haro are specially good for tapas.
After lunch you can choose a third winery, maybe a small artisan place where they make the wine like in the old times, or one of the sates designed by famous architects. You can also visit the New Museum of Wine Culture Dinastia Vivanco, one of the largest in the world, or the more casual thematic center dedicated to wine in Laguardia, Villa Lucia.
A great idea is also a walk in the medieval walled town of Laguardia (13th century), one of the prettiest towns in Rioja,or some of the other sites. Under the stone paved streets and homes of Laguardia it is full of old subterranean bodegas, and over them there are many historic monuments and sites, like the Gothic facade of Santa Maria de los Reyes church from the 14th century.
Or just walk and taste some wine in the historical Bodega Quarter in Haro, where a few wineries are located. This is also called the Barrio de la Estacion, or train station quarter, and the wineries were established there at the end of the XIX century to be close to the train station to ship the wine.
- The prices of the excursions are per person, in euros, and include:
- Two or three visits to wineries with wine tasting.
- Traditional food with wine. The meal will be three courses with wine and coffee, or tapas food. You can also have a traditional or gourmet meal.
- Transportation in a comfortable car, van or minibus, with a guide.
- Organization and planning of the route. Program information is sent prior to the tour.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, wine shop.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
- Train/ flights to and from Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona or Rioja.
- Wineries will be selected depending on availability and your personal preferences, we can always try to include the ones you prefer.
- Usually you will taste a minimum of two or three wines on each winery; more extensive tastings can be included.
- Although this is a private tour we do not guarantee that the winery visit will be just for your group unless specifically requested.
- Please keep in mind that Sunday is the worse day to visit wineries,
- Saturday is not great either but better than Sunday. However, we could arrange for a tour those days as well.
- If for any reason any given establishment is not available during the dates requested, we will change the winery, hotel or restaurant for a different one within the same category and level of service.