From Barcelona To Madrid: A Gourmet Wine Experience

Semiguided. 6 nights. Visiting: Penedes – Priorat - Basque Country - Rioja – Burgos - Ribera del Duero
Enjoy a wine journey from Barcelona to Madrid. Taste the sparkling wine in Penedes and the reds in Priorat, visit in the castle of the kings of Navarra in Olite and taste their wines. One day in foodie San Sebastian and then the prestigious region of Rioja, and on to Ribera del Duero. 

HIGHLIGHTS: 6 nights, one in Priorat, one in San Sebastian, two in Rioja and two in Ribera, 6 to 9 winery visits in all the wine regions, 4 lunches, 2 full guided days of wine tours and historical landmarks like Olite, Burgos and Segovia.

Summary
A wine journey from Barcelona to Madrid following the main wine rivers in Spain, first the Ebro and then the Duero. Taste the sparkling wine in Penedes and the reds in Priorat and enjoy the magnificent landscape, visit in the castle of the kings of Navarra in Olite and taste there less known wines, specially their roses. One day without wine but with the best food in San Sebastian, a gastronomy heaven, and then the prestigious region of Rioja, and on to Ribera del Duero, some of the most famous reds in Spain. Visit Burgos and its cathedral and the Segovia aqueduct as well. You´ll have two days of guided tours, in Rioja and Ribera, and the rest of the time you can use our valuable advice to make the most of your time, or relax and digest the food and the wine.

Included:  6 nights accommodation with breakfast in double occupancy.  2 days of guided wine tour, one in Ribera and one in Rioja. Each wine tasting day includes, lunch with wine and winery visits, and a guide with transport.  Meals as per itinerary with wine, 4 lunches. Winery visits with wine tasting included.  Organization of your trip and planning. All documents and information needed for the tour.  Taxes

These  tours can be done starting with 2 people. And we can customize them for your group. 
More information about Barcelona, Basque CountryRioja, Ribera del Duero and Madrid

If you want more information about this tour, or you want us to customize the tour for you please contact us.

NOTES:

  • 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 let us know if you prefer to have a private tour and tasting.
  • 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 you have a specific budget let us know, we can consider it.
  • These  tours can be done starting with 2 people.
  • 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.
Itinerary
Legend: L – Lunch, D – Dinner, H – Hotel, B – Breakfast, WV – Winery visits. We can always customize the program for you

Day 1. Penedes and Priorat. Night in Priorat. (H, WV)
Pick up the car in Barcelona and drive to Penedes. Visit a winery in Penedes, lunch on your own and continue to Priorat. Visit a winery in Priorat. Hotel check in and dinner on your own.  Optional: An olive oil tasting dinner.

NOTE: This day you are actually driving and visiting wineries, but it is difficult to rent the car in Priorat. If you prefer you can go to Priorat and do a guided tour there.

Day 2. Olite and the wines of Navarra and San Sebastian. Night in San Sebastian (H, B, L, WV)
Drive to Olite and the wines of Navarra and/or Pamplona. Visit a winery in Olite and lunch. You can also drive directly to San Sebastian or spend the night in Olite which is a beautiful town.
 OPTIONAL: Private tapas tour for dinner, cooking class or dinner reservations in a Michelin star restaurant in San Sebastian

Day 3. The Basque coast. San Sebastian, Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum and Rioja. Night in Rioja. (H, B)
Spend some time in San Sebastian or start the drive to Bilbao. Suggested lunch in Getaria, fresh catch fish in this small fisherman town. Drive to Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim Museum (tickets not included). Transfer to Rioja, hotel check in.

Day 4. Guided Wine Tour in Rioja. Night in Rioja (H, B, L, WV)
Your guide will pick you up and you´ll visit 2 wineries in Rioja. Lunch. Visit medieval walled town of Laguardia. Dinner on your own

Day 5. Burgos. Night in Ribera del Duero (H, B)
Drive to Burgos. Suggested visit Burgos and its cathedral. Burgos has been selected by the new York times as one of the places to visit in 2013 www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html. Suggested lunch in Burgos. Drive to Ribera del Duero.

Day 6. Guided Wine Tour in Ribera del Duero. Night in Ribera del Duero (H, B, L, WV)
Your guide will pick you up and you´ll visit 2 wineries in Ribera. Lunch, traditional roasted lamb in a wood fired oven. You can also visit a cheese factory. Dinner on you own.

Day 7. Segovia. (B, L)
Drive to Madrid through Segovia. Lunch in Segovia, traditional suckling pig.
Map

Approximate driving times:

Barcelona – Penedes: aprox 1Ph
enedes – Priorat: aprox 1h
Barcelona – San Sebastian, 5h 15 min
Barcelona – Olite, 4h
Barcelona – Pamplona, 4h 20 min
San Sebastian – Bilbao, 1h 30min
San Sebastian – Rioja, 2h
Rioja – Bilbao: aprox 1 h 30 min
Burgos – Rioja: aprox 1h 30 min
Rioja – Madrid: aprox 3 h 30 min
Rioja – Barcelona: aprox 5h 30 min
Ribera – Burgos: aprox 1Mh
adrid – Ribera del Duero: aprox 2 h