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Rioja wine tour

Description

Get to know the ** beauty ** ** of the ** ** ** ** wine region ** on this 5-day short trip. This tour takes you from the Spanish capital of Madrid to La Rioja and the ** cities ** ** Bilbao ** and ** San ** ** Sebastian **. Of course, the visit of a ** wine cellar ** must not be missing on this trip.

Highlights

  • 4 nights in 3 *, 4 * or 5 * hotels, incl. Breakfast
  • Visit to a wine cellar in Ribera de Duero
  • Visit to La Rioja with wine tasting
  • Visit of the region's new landmark: " Marques de Riscal"
  • Experience dreamlike landscapes of the wine region

Destinations

Day 1: From Madrid to La Rioja - Get to know the capital

Welcome to the of Spain, Madrid. Discover the culture of a modern city connected to the elegance and charm from its past history. Whether you have enjoyed your stay in the city or just landed in Madrid, today this exciting tour will take you to the picturesque vineyards around La Rioja. Today's destination is the ** Ribera Del Duero Wine Region**, where you can enjoy the first vistas of the romantic vineyards. Discover numerous relics from the past, such as churches, monasteries, and more churches. The region appears to stand still in time and attracts many visitors with its ** ancient wineries**. Visit one of the wineries and try three different varieties. Which one tastes best for you? Not far away, immerse yourself in the traditional life, as you will visit an authentic, medieval, Spanish village, where you will also visit an underground cave from the 16th century. The visit to the winery on the Golden Mile is also a must. Afterwards, return to your vehicle and drive to La Rioja. There, you will find much more than just delicious wine. The region is fascinating and will captivate you with its breathtaking landscapes and unspoilt little villages that have preserved art, culture and history from the last few centuries. Experience the authentic charm as you stroll through the narrow streets past the brick houses and the narrow streets. ** Travel time:** Madrid - Ribera Del Duero: about 180 km / 2 hours. Ribera Del Duero - La Rioja: about 200 km / 2 hours. 2 nights at one of the selected hotels or similar including breakfast, La Rioja , Spain

Day 2: La Rioja - The World of Wine

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a exciting tour of La Rioja. You will visit a 125-year-old winery, run by the direct descendants of the founding family. Of course, after a short tour you will also take part in a tasting of authentic Rioja wine. Would you like to know more about the wine, its history and its origins? Then look forward to the Wine Museum of the city, which displays numerous grapes and wines from around the world on 9000m². After all the impressions and additional knowledge, you will have truly earned a gourmet lunch in the museum's restaurant. Enjoy the wonderful views of the wine country that surrounds the museum, peppered with numerous old buildings, and sample the selected wines that go with your meal. Use the afternoon to explore the city however you wish. Leave everyday life at home and enjoy yourself and your surroundings.

Day 3: From La Rioja to Bilbao - Exceptional architecture

After a restful night and a well-balanced breakfast, you will be energized to start the day. Today's route takes you to the north of the country - to Bilbao. On the way there, you will visit the Marques de Riscal winery. Even from a distance, you will discover the winding and colorful formations that surround the building, designed by architect Frank O. Gehry. The building offers unique photo opportunities, as modern art meets historic buildings. Park the car and have a look at the nearby winery. The winery not only impresses with its exceptional architecture, but also with its selection of wines that you can enjoy during a ** wine tasting**. After a relaxing stay, continue your journey until you arrive in northern Bilbao, where you can end the day in a relaxing way. Travel time: approx. 150 km / 1.5 hours. 1 overnight stay at one of the selected hotels or similar including breakfast, Bilbao, Spain

Day 4: From Bilbao to San Sebastian - the secret of tapas

After breakfast, embark on your drive to the picturesque San Sebastian. Discover the fascinating city on your own or immerse yourself in the lively city life. Why not take part in a typical tapas tour with your guide? After all, what would Spain be without its tapas? Your local guide is the perfect partner if you want to experience the local lifestyle. Discover bars, taverns and even entire neighborhoods that specialize in the favorite national dish - you can not get to know the culture more easily; stops include a traditional Tasca or Meson and a Pintxo Bar, where you can unlock the secret of this Spanish delicacy. Duration: 100 km /1 hour. 1 Overnight stay in one of the selected hotels or similar including breakfast, San Sebastian, Spain

Day 5: From San Sebastian to Madrid - say goodbye

One last breakfast and it's time to get back to Madrid. Enjoy the last moments in Spain. Or, if you would like to spend more time in Madrid, talk to us about your wishes before or after the trip, and we will individually customize your stay before and after the Rioja wine tour. The capital has many attractions waiting to be discovered by you. itravel - for that moment.

Your accommodations:

** You will stay in the following hotels:** **La Rioja: ** 3 * Hotel: NH Herencia 4 * Hotel: Los Agustinos 5 * Hotel: Parador Santo Domingo

Bilbao: 3 * Hotel: NH Deusto 4 * Hotel: NH Villa de Bilbao 5 * Hotel: Grand Domine

San Sebastian: 3 * Hotel: Europa 4 * Hotel: Amara Plaza 5 * Hotel: Villa Soro

Services and Infos

Travel duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Including

  • 4 nights including breakfast in the advertised hotels.
  • Following experiences:
  • Ribera del Duero: visit to a winery with wine tasting
  • Ribera del Duero: visit to a medieval and authentic Spanish village
  • Ribera del Duero: visit to the underground caves from the 16th century
  • Rioja: Visit to a winery and wine tasting
  • Rioja: visit to the Wine Museum and gourmet lunch in the restaurant
  • Rioja: visit to the Marques de Riscal attraction
  • San Sebastian: tapas dinner tour
  • 24-hour accessibility of our local partner

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not included in the package
  • Car rental
  • Tips and personal expenses

Rental car

Upon booking this trip with rental car included, you wil get the following services: Category B rental car for 5 days

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • Theft protection

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