Ribera Del Duero Wine Escape

Valsotillo
3 days/ 2 nights. Visiting: Ribera del Duero and optional Segovia
Ribera is the perfect wine break from Madrid. One of the most prestigious Spanish wines just two hours from Madrid. You will find the real Spain, small towns, old cellars and modern wineries, and traditional food like the best roasted lamb in the country.

Highlights: 2 nights lodging in Ribera, guided wine tours, traditional food like the famous roasted lamb in a wood fired oven, the best in the world, winery visits, and historical sites. Optional drive to Madrid through Segovia and have lunch there

Summary
Two nights to explore Ribera del Duero. Ribera is the perfect wine break from Madrid. One of the most prestigious Spanish wines in one of the most traditional regions. Just two hours from Madrid, you find the real Spain, small towns, old cellars and modern wineries, where the job of wine making has been in the family for generations. Here everybody is involved with wine, and they show it. Still a place where you can meet wine people (their English may not be the best, but communication flows well after two glasses). And, as part of Castilla, Ribera is rich in art and history, castles, monasteries, churches and medieval villages are easy to find. Tour starts and ends in Madrid, although you can start from any other city like Valladolid or Burgos.

Included: Accommodation in double room with breakfast in suggested hotels, for 2 nights. Comfortable transport and bilingual Spanish/English speaking tour assistant with knowledge about wine and the area for the days of the tour, 3 days. Winery visits with wine tasting, and monument entrance fees, as per itinerary. Meals as per itinerary with wine, 2 lunches. We can have more or less meals included. 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 Ribera del Duero

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. We can always customize the program for you

Day 1: Ribera del Duero. Overnight in Ribera (H, L, WV)
Drive from Madrid to Ribera del Duero (about 2h). Winery visit in the morning and traditional lunch with roasted lamb in a wood fired oven. Second winery visit after lunch. Hotel check in and dinner on your own. We can also pick you up in Valladolid, Burgos, etc. You can take the train from Madrid to Valladolid

Day 2. Wine, art and history in Ribera del Duero. Overnight in Ribera. (H, B, L, WV)
Visit 2 different wineries and lunch. Visit some of the interesting sites in Ribera del Duero, like the town of Peñaranda and its castle, or monastery of Valbuena, or even Valladolid. Dinner on your own.

Day 3: Back to Madrid. (B)
Time permits visit a winery before diving to Madrid. Transfer back to Madrid.

OPTIONAL. Drive through Segovia and visit the town, the aqueduct and the cathedral. Lunch in Sevovia with the typical roasted pig.
Suggested Vega Sicilia tasting, in Aranda de Duero, Bodega Don Carlos has one of the best collections of Vega Sicilia in the country, and the owner, who is a wine maker and certified sommelier is available to organize tastings for us. The tasting can be held in his underground cellar in Aranda de Duero.
Map

Approximate driving times:

Bilbao – San Sebastian: aprox 1h
San Sebastian – Rioja: aprox 2h
Rioja – Bilbao: aprox 1 h 30 min

 

PROPOSED LODGING:
Fuente Aceña http://fuenteacena.es,
Villa de Aranda in Aranda de Duero, http://www.hotelvilladearanda.com/