Day trip

From Bilbao: Vitoria and Rioja Day Tour

Day trip

From Bilbao: Vitoria and Rioja Day Tour

From US$ 80.70 per person

It is a full day excursion with guaranteed departures for two or more people on Mondays at 09:00 o'clock in the morning to Vitoria & Rioja area with guided visit to Wine Cellar.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
In the lobby of your Bilbao city centre hotel


  • Go on a walking tour through Vitoria's charming Old Town
  • Soak up the medieval atmosphere in the village of Laguardia
  • Visit a traditional Rioja wine cellar and sample different varieties of wine
Full description
The famous Rioja Wine region is a must for wine lovers visiting Spain. Located in the south of the Basque country, you will visit the village of Haro, the unique medieval village of Laguardia. Of course, you will visit a traditional wine cellar for a wine tasting, and a guided walking tour of Vitoria. Follow the highway towards the south, until you arrive at Vitoria, the capital city of the Basque Country, where you will have a panoramic tour through the city. It is considered to be one of the best cities in Spain for quality of life, and is the city in Europe with the most green square meters per inhabitant. You will do a walking tour through the old part of the city where you will see such sights as the old Inn 'el Portalon' from the XV century, the Virgen Blanca square, the Machete square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria among others. After your walking tour, you will head towards the south and arrive finally into the land of Wine, to Rioja.You will stop at Laguardia, a unique medieval village that still keeps the real atmosphere of the old times, with the two churches, the walls, the house shields and the narrow medieval streets among others. You will visit in this village, a traditional underground Rioja wine cellar, carbonic maceration with open pools and do a wine tasting at the end of the visit. Afterwards, there will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants. Finally you will return directly back to arrive to Bilbao in the evening
  • Specialized guide during the tour with all type of explanations about the places, Transport and Assistant Insurance.
  • Lunch

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Important information

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  • Children from 2 to 12 years old will have a discount of 50%. They will have to accompanied at least by 2 adults.
  • You must call 48h before the service in order to confirm meeting point and pick-up time.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 57 reviews

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This was a really fun tour. We had a wonderful guide who gave us good information and made it very enjoyable. The wine tour they provided of a small boutique winery was exceptional. We also loved having some time on our own to explore these two marvelous towns and enjoy a very delicious lunch. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a general feel for the area in a one day span. It made us all want to return to the region and explore more.

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March 24, 2023

This was a combined English/Spanish tour, with 3 English speakers (including us), and around 15 Spanish speakers. The guide (Stephane) was good and spoke a lot about Basque culture and the region. The Vitoria portion was okay - but not that special. The Rioja portion took us to Laguardia, which was a nice place to visit. However, the timing of our winery tour plus lunch (not included) took us into siesta time (2:30 - 3:30), where everything seemed to be closed. The guide had recommended visiting a particular church, but when we got there, it was closed, re-opening at the time our bus left the town. Nice scenery on the bus ride down the mountains, and we stopped at a good picture location. Some nice picture spots around Laguardia as well.

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March 24, 2023

Hello, we had a wonderful tour today, and with Stefan, who was simply brilliant and showed fantastic customer service. It was a day to remember and we will recommend to any of our friends who visit Bilbao to take the Vitoria and Rioja wine tour and hopefully they will also have Stefan, as their tour guide. I am a nervous passenger but Stefan was a very confident and reassuring driver, and who was always considering his guests and stuck to speed limits and drove with ease and consideration. Stefan also made a great recommendation re a venue for lunch; it was expensive, but worth it! Please pass on our thanks to Stefan for a truly memorable day.

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March 24, 2023

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