Classical Wines Gourmet Tour

4 days/3 nights Visiting: Ribera del Duero - Burgos- Bilbao - Rioja – Segovia Starts and ends in Madrid One of our more popular tours, 4 intense days to experience Spanish wine and food and culture.
It includes the two main wine regions in Spain: Rioja and Ribera del Duero; its history in World Heritage cities and modern architecture in Bilbao.

Highlights: 4 days/3 nights (1 in Ribera del Duero or Burgos and 2 in Rioja), lodgings with special charm and flavour, wine tours, traditional food and modern gastronomy, winery visits combining modern and tradition, Burgos cathedral, Segovia aqueduct, Guggenheim Museum and Wine Culture Museum
Summary
One of our most popular short tours, 4 intense days to experience Spanish wine, gastronomy and culture. It includes visits to wineries in the two main regions of Spanish wines: Ribera de Duero and Rioja. 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, and the Roman Aqueduct in Segovia, including historical sites, castles, monasteries, cathedrals and modern architecture landmarks. While Rioja represents the tradition in Spanish wines, the wines produced in Ribera del Duero are the modern wines that are considered the Spanish wine revolution. But both regions produce some of the finest in Spain.


Included: Accommodation in double room with breakfast for 3 nights. Comfortable transport and English speaking guide with knowledge about wine and the area for the days of the tour, 4 days. Winery visits with wine tasting, and monument entrance fees, as per itinerary. Meals as per itinerary with wine, 4 lunches. 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 Rioja, Ribera del Duero

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

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. Guided wine tour in Ribera. (H, B, L) Night in Ribera del Duero or Burgos

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Madrid to start the drive to Ribera del Duero.Then you will have a guided wine tour where you will visit two or three wineries and have lunch (one or two wineries before lunch and another winery after lunch). For lunch you will enjoy the typical meal from Ribera, roasted lamb in a wood fired oven with Ribera del Duero wines in one of the best restaurants of the area. Depending on the time and if you don’t mind visiting less wineries you will have time to visit the small walled medieval town of Peñaranda or the castle of Peñafiel. Dinner on your own.

Day 2: Burgos and Rioja. (H, B, L) Night in Rioja

Drive to Burgos and visit its cathedral, begun in the 13th century and completed in the 15th and 16th centuries. Our Lady of Burgos sums up Gothic architecture in all its beauty with a unique collection of reredos, tombs, choir, stalls, stained glass, etc. It has been also declared World Heritage monument by UNESCO. Depart to Rioja. Lunch in Burgos or Rioja.
In Rioja you will visit the new Wine Culture Museum Dinastia Vivanco and another winery. You can also dedicate some time to visit the small towns of Rioja like: Medieval walled village of Laguardia (13th century), capital of La Rioja Alavesa. 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
Day 3: Wine and Architecture in Bilbao and Rioja. (H, B, L) Night in Rioja
Visit two wineries in Rioja and have a traditional lunch. One can be a traditional winery with wine tasting in Haro or nearby villages. The tradition of Rioja is very well represented by these centenary wineries that keep in their cemeteries bottles from the time of their founders. The other one will be a more modern winery. Drive to Bilbao (about 1h) to visit the Guggeheim Museum. (You can of course skip this and stay in Rioja)
Day 4: Segovia. (H, B, L).

Segovia. Drive to Segovia, visit and lunch. Madrid arrival and end of our services

SUGGESTED HOTELS:
BURGOS – Hotel Rice Palacio de los Blasones, **** www.hotelricepalaciodelosblasones.com/es/burgos/
RIOJA – Hospederia los Parajes in Laguardia www.hospederiadelosparajes.com.
RIBERA DEL DUERO: Hotel Villa de Aranda ****. www.hotelvilladearanda.com or Hotel Torremilanos www.torremilanos.com

*****For 5 star option: Marques de Riscal Luxury Collection in Rioja,www.hotel-marquesderiscal.com
and Abadia Reuerta Le Domaine in Ribera del Duero,www.ledomaine.es
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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/