The Wine Roads From Madrid To Barcelona

8 nights. Visiting: Madrid - Ribera - Burgos - Bilbao - Rioja - Priorat - Penedés - Barcelona.
Follow the wine road from Madrid, to Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Penedes and Priorat to end in Barcelona, including some historical cities like Burgos  and modern architecture in Bilbao. San Sebastian can also be included to discover the north of Spain.

Highlights: 8 nights lodgings with special charm and flavor (2 in Madrid, 1 in Burgos, 2 in Rioja, 1 Priorat, 2 Barcelona), traditional food and modern gastronomy, tapas tour, winery visits in Rioja, Ribera, Priorat and Penedés, combining modern and traditional wineries, Madrid, Burgos cathedral, Guggenheim Museum and Wine Culture Museum, and the cosmopolitan Barcelona. Starts in Madrid and ends in Barcelona. Can be done in reverse.
Summary
This tour is perfect for people who want to experience Spanish wine and gastronomy and Spanish culture. It includes visits to wineries in the main regions of Spanish wines: Ribera de Duero, Rioja, Penedés and Priorat. The tour will also take you through the history and art of Spain, from the gothic cathedral in Burgos to the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, including historical sites that will be visited and admired. From Madrid to Bilbao and Barcelona you will discover the north of Spain. 
 
Included: Accommodation in double room with breakfast in suggested hotels, for 8 nights. Comfortable trasnport and English speaking guide with knowledge about wine and the area for the days of the tour, 6 days, except free day in Madrid. Airport transfers in Madrid and Barcelona. Winery visits with wine tasting, and monument entrance fees, as per itinerary. Meals as per itinerary with wine 5 lunches/2 dinners.  Extra meals can be added, price will depend on you budget. Tour information and detailed itinerary. 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 visit. We can always customize the program for you

Day 1. Madrid. Night in Madrid (H, D)
Arrive to Madrid. Airport pick up. Presentation of the tour and tapas dinner in the historical part of Madrid. This will be an introduction to the city.

Day 2. Free day in Madrid. Night in Madrid (H, B)
Free day in Madrid. Suggested take the touristic bus with open roof or to visit the Museums, the Prado Museum is one of the best in the world

Day 3. Ribera del Duero. Night in Burgos (H, B, L, WV)
Drive to Ribera del Duero (about 2h) Visit two wineries in Ribera del Duero. Traditional lunch, roasted lamb in a wood fired oven in a winery. Drive to Burgos visit the cathedral. Dinner on your own.

Day 4. Rioja and Bilbao. Night in Rioja (H, B, L, WV)
Drive to Bilbao (about 2h) Visit the Guggenheim Museum and lunch. Back to Rioja. Visit 1 wineries in Rioja. Dinner on your own

Day 5. Rioja. Night in Rioja (H, B, L, WV)
Visit 2 wineries in Rioja, lunch in a winery and visit and the medieval villages. Dinner on your own. Other places of interest in Rioja: Wine Museum Dinastia Vivanco www.dinastiavivanco.com one of the best in the world. The Monasteries Suso and Yuso where Castilian language was born, the pilgrimage town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 6. Priorat. Night in Priorat (H, B, L, WV)
Drive to Priorat (about 4h). Visit two wineries in Priorat with lunch. Dinner on your own

Day 7. Penedes and Priorat. Night in Barcelona. (H, B, L, WV)
Drive to Penedes, two winery visits and lunch. Back to Barcelona and dinner on your own

Day 8. Barcelona. Night in Barcelona. (H, B, D)
Barcelona. Half a day guided tour of Barcelona. Free day in Barcelona. Farewell dinner

Day 9. Back home. (B)
Breakfast, airport transfer and end of our services

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE TOUR:

MADRID: Guided tour of Madrid and the main museums, Prado, Reina Sofia and/or Tyssen.
Tapas and cultural tour of Madrid with your guide. Flamenco Night. Cooking class. Wine tasting.
RIOJA AND RIBERA: horse back riding, hiking, biking, golf, SPA, balloon ride, etc
OPTIONAL SAN SEBASTIAN. Cooking class and tapas dinner

Map

Approximate driving times:

Bilbao – San Sebastian: aprox 1h
San Sebastian – Rioja: aprox 2h
Rioja – Bilbao: aprox 1 h 30 min
Rioja – Burgos: aprox 1h 30 min
Burgos – Madrid: aprox 2h 30 min
Burgos – Ribera del Duero: aprox 1h.
Rioja – Madrid: aprox 3 h 30 min