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La Rioja, Spain

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From Bilbao: La Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Wine Tastings

1. From Bilbao: La Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Wine Tastings

Direct departure to La Rioja to reach Haro, the capital of Rioja wine, where we will visit CVNE, a centenary and emblematic winery in the area where we will take a guided tour including wine tasting. We will then go on a guided walking tour of the historical centre of Haro, walking through Plaza de la Paz. We continue on to the beautiful medieval town of Laguardia, where will start a walk through its picturesque narrow streets and then a guided visit to a small traditional winery where we will be able to learn about the wine making process from a more familiar perspective. After the visit, we will have free time for lunch. Before returning to Bilbao, we will pass through Elciego to discover the building of Marqués de Riscal, an outstanding example of modern architecture and a symbol of La Rioja region.

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: La Rioja Wineries Tour

2. From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: La Rioja Wineries Tour

Explore two beautiful wineries of the La Rioja region from San Sebastian on a guided tour. Enjoy the Rioja wines, walk through the vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process on a guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation enjoy a drive through the beautiful landscapes. Have a relaxing walk through the vineyards, learning the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the maturation, and finish the experience with Rioja wine tasting in each winery. During the tour, you will also visit a charming medieval village, Laguardia.

From Bilbao: Rioja Wine Region with Winery & Vitoria-Gasteiz

3. From Bilbao: Rioja Wine Region with Winery & Vitoria-Gasteiz

We will head south and once we have entered the Rioja wine region; we will enjoy magnificent views over a sea of vineyards. We will pass through typical villages and countless wineries of all types. In Laguardia, one of the most beautiful and charming villages in La Rioja, we will start a walking tour of its historic centre. It is included as well a guided visit to a traditional winery with wine tasting. We will have some free time in Laguardia. Lunch not included. Afterwards, in Vitoria/Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country, we will enjoy a nice walking tour to the interesting centre. It is included as well a tasting of typical sweet in a Basque top quality artisan chocolate shop.

From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

4. From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

Discover both the ancient and modern beauty of Bilbao's surrounding towns on an insightful excursion. Visit the Marques de Riscal and Ysios wineries to gaze at the innovative architecture and taste some Rioja wines. Explore the medieval town of LaGuardia and enjoy a traditional pintxos lunch. Depart from Bilbao to tour the Marques de Riscal winery, designed by one of today's leading architects, Franck Gehry. Admire the breathtaking structure made of titanium, stainless steel, wood, and sandstone. Taste their white wine, their Crianza red wine, and their award-winning Rioja Reserva. Move on to the Ysios cellar and observe a structure with many architectural features, such as the roof, meant to resemble the Sierra Cantabria. Enjoy a brief introduction to the winery and their winemaking process, followed by a guided tasting of two of their exceptional wines with an apéritif. Take a walk through the walled medieval city of LaGuardia, one of the most beautiful towns in the Rioja Alavesa region. Look at the fortified walls and winding cobblestone streets surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Finally, enjoy a Riojano lunch of 3 traditional 'pintxos' with Rioja wine.

Holbox: Whale Shark Encounter and Marine Adventure

5. Holbox: Whale Shark Encounter and Marine Adventure

Embark on an extraordinary marine adventure to swim with the world's largest fish, the gentle whale shark. Enjoy encounters with other marine species such as manta rays, dolphins, and turtles as you explore the pristine waters near Cabo Catoche. Discover the natural wonders of the sea and relax on the beautiful beaches of Santa Paula. This once-in-a-lifetime experience promises excitement, education, and unforgettable memories.

From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

6. From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

The neighboring region of La Rioja is characterized by its millenary tradition in the production of wine, which some say comes from Roman times. In any case, it is known that at the end of the 19th century Bordeaux winemakers came to the area, identifying suitable characteristics in its terrain and climate, to begin an extensive production that has made the DO Rioja the most important in the country today in day. Take advantage of the opportunity offered by this tour to visit two medium-sized wineries in the area (we always try to stay away from crowded groups) and learn the secrets of winemaking. We will also visit the medieval village of Laguardia, on top of a hill, to enjoy a panoramic view of the great plain of vineyards. Approximate itinerary from Pamplona: 9:45 Pick up and departure from Pamplona 11:00 Visit to the first winery and wine tasting 1:00 Visit to the second winery and wine tasting 2:00 Arrival in Laguardia and light meal. 3:30 Departure from Laguardia 4:45 Drop off in Pamplona

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: Rioja Wine Tour w/ Lunch

7. From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: Rioja Wine Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a complete winery experience in the famous region of La Rioja. Be picked up from your hotel in San Sebastian, Bilbao, or Vitoria and embark on a guided tour to La Rioja Alavesa area, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit a traditional vineyard and enjoy a tasting session. Learn how wine is made, explore a beautiful vineyard and take a tour through a bodega. Refine your palette with a wine tasting session, then indulge in a delicious lunch with local produce, desserts and a range of wines carefully selected from the vineyard's cellar. Relax as you are driven back to your accommodation later in the afternoon, gastronomically satisfied and equipped with your newly found connoisseur's knowledge.

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8. Madrid: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Spain high-speed 5G/4G

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Spain eSIM for travelers: eSIM for Spain Trip

9. Spain eSIM for travelers: eSIM for Spain Trip

Discover the wonders of Spain without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're capturing the beauty of Barcelona's architecture, sharing your moments at the Alhambra, or navigating the vibrant streets of Madrid. How It Works: 1.Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. 2.Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Turkish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details.

From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

10. From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

Visit a small, family-owned olive mill in Galilea, a small town in the Ocón Valley with this tour from La Rioja. See the olive groves and mill, before sampling some olives and olive oil. Discover the olive groves surrounding the mill and the different olive harvesting processes. Uncover the secrets transforming fresh olives into world-famous extra virgin olive oil. Head to the farmhouse to taste olive oil and olives. Let you knowledgeable guide reveal how to properly appreciate the olive oil.

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From Bilbao: La Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Wine Tastings

From Bilbao: La Rioja Wineries Day Trip with Wine Tastings

Direct departure to La Rioja to reach Haro, the capital of Rioja wine, where we will visit CVNE, a centenary and emblematic winery in the area where we will take a guided tour including wine tasting. We will then go on a guided walking tour of the historical centre of Haro, walking through Plaza de la Paz. We continue on to the beautiful medieval town of Laguardia, where will start a walk through its picturesque narrow streets and then a guided visit to a small traditional winery where we will be able to learn about the wine making process from a more familiar perspective. After the visit, we will have free time for lunch. Before returning to Bilbao, we will pass through Elciego to discover the building of Marqués de Riscal, an outstanding example of modern architecture and a symbol of La Rioja region.

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: La Rioja Wineries Tour

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: La Rioja Wineries Tour

Explore two beautiful wineries of the La Rioja region from San Sebastian on a guided tour. Enjoy the Rioja wines, walk through the vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process on a guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation enjoy a drive through the beautiful landscapes. Have a relaxing walk through the vineyards, learning the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the maturation, and finish the experience with Rioja wine tasting in each winery. During the tour, you will also visit a charming medieval village, Laguardia.

From Bilbao: Rioja Wine Region with Winery & Vitoria-Gasteiz

From Bilbao: Rioja Wine Region with Winery & Vitoria-Gasteiz

We will head south and once we have entered the Rioja wine region; we will enjoy magnificent views over a sea of vineyards. We will pass through typical villages and countless wineries of all types. In Laguardia, one of the most beautiful and charming villages in La Rioja, we will start a walking tour of its historic centre. It is included as well a guided visit to a traditional winery with wine tasting. We will have some free time in Laguardia. Lunch not included. Afterwards, in Vitoria/Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country, we will enjoy a nice walking tour to the interesting centre. It is included as well a tasting of typical sweet in a Basque top quality artisan chocolate shop.

From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

Discover both the ancient and modern beauty of Bilbao's surrounding towns on an insightful excursion. Visit the Marques de Riscal and Ysios wineries to gaze at the innovative architecture and taste some Rioja wines. Explore the medieval town of LaGuardia and enjoy a traditional pintxos lunch. Depart from Bilbao to tour the Marques de Riscal winery, designed by one of today's leading architects, Franck Gehry. Admire the breathtaking structure made of titanium, stainless steel, wood, and sandstone. Taste their white wine, their Crianza red wine, and their award-winning Rioja Reserva. Move on to the Ysios cellar and observe a structure with many architectural features, such as the roof, meant to resemble the Sierra Cantabria. Enjoy a brief introduction to the winery and their winemaking process, followed by a guided tasting of two of their exceptional wines with an apéritif. Take a walk through the walled medieval city of LaGuardia, one of the most beautiful towns in the Rioja Alavesa region. Look at the fortified walls and winding cobblestone streets surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Finally, enjoy a Riojano lunch of 3 traditional 'pintxos' with Rioja wine.

Holbox: Whale Shark Encounter and Marine Adventure

Holbox: Whale Shark Encounter and Marine Adventure

Embark on an extraordinary marine adventure to swim with the world's largest fish, the gentle whale shark. Enjoy encounters with other marine species such as manta rays, dolphins, and turtles as you explore the pristine waters near Cabo Catoche. Discover the natural wonders of the sea and relax on the beautiful beaches of Santa Paula. This once-in-a-lifetime experience promises excitement, education, and unforgettable memories.

From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

From Pamplona or Logroño: Rioja Wineries Day Trip w/ Tasting

The neighboring region of La Rioja is characterized by its millenary tradition in the production of wine, which some say comes from Roman times. In any case, it is known that at the end of the 19th century Bordeaux winemakers came to the area, identifying suitable characteristics in its terrain and climate, to begin an extensive production that has made the DO Rioja the most important in the country today in day. Take advantage of the opportunity offered by this tour to visit two medium-sized wineries in the area (we always try to stay away from crowded groups) and learn the secrets of winemaking. We will also visit the medieval village of Laguardia, on top of a hill, to enjoy a panoramic view of the great plain of vineyards. Approximate itinerary from Pamplona: 9:45 Pick up and departure from Pamplona 11:00 Visit to the first winery and wine tasting 1:00 Visit to the second winery and wine tasting 2:00 Arrival in Laguardia and light meal. 3:30 Departure from Laguardia 4:45 Drop off in Pamplona

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: Rioja Wine Tour w/ Lunch

From San Sebastian/Bilbao/Vitoria: Rioja Wine Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a complete winery experience in the famous region of La Rioja. Be picked up from your hotel in San Sebastian, Bilbao, or Vitoria and embark on a guided tour to La Rioja Alavesa area, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visit a traditional vineyard and enjoy a tasting session. Learn how wine is made, explore a beautiful vineyard and take a tour through a bodega. Refine your palette with a wine tasting session, then indulge in a delicious lunch with local produce, desserts and a range of wines carefully selected from the vineyard's cellar. Relax as you are driven back to your accommodation later in the afternoon, gastronomically satisfied and equipped with your newly found connoisseur's knowledge.

Madrid: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Spain high-speed 5G/4G

Madrid: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Spain high-speed 5G/4G

Discover the wonders of Spain without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're capturing the beauty of Barcelona's architecture, sharing your moments at the Alhambra, or navigating the vibrant streets of Madrid. How It Works: 1.Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. 2.Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Turkish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details.

Spain eSIM for travelers: eSIM for Spain Trip

Spain eSIM for travelers: eSIM for Spain Trip

Discover the wonders of Spain without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're capturing the beauty of Barcelona's architecture, sharing your moments at the Alhambra, or navigating the vibrant streets of Madrid. How It Works: 1.Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. 2.Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Turkish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details.

From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

Visit a small, family-owned olive mill in Galilea, a small town in the Ocón Valley with this tour from La Rioja. See the olive groves and mill, before sampling some olives and olive oil. Discover the olive groves surrounding the mill and the different olive harvesting processes. Uncover the secrets transforming fresh olives into world-famous extra virgin olive oil. Head to the farmhouse to taste olive oil and olives. Let you knowledgeable guide reveal how to properly appreciate the olive oil.

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Overall rating

4.7
(90 reviews)

Going on this excursion to Rioja wine region was an amazing experience. We tastet 11 different wines in two wineries and learned a lot about wine production. Our wonderful guide Victoria made this trip really special. She gave us very good introductions to the regional wine production and the wineries we visited. Her obvious love for the region, landscape and local architecture made this adventure both fun and learning. Thank you Victoria for this wonderful day!

we loved Alby, he was chilled and informative. very easygoing and allowed an extra stop to allow another person to see their favourite vineyard and it was amazing. The food and his choice was spot on. We definitely do again. Thank you Alby, get your guide is a well trusted site which we have used in other destinations. We would definitely book again and advise people to book.

It was a great time. Our guide was Marina, who took great care to make our trip unique. La Guardia turned out to be a charming town with a wonderful viewpoint. I would highly recommend.

Alex was an excellent guide….knowledgeable , obliging, and making the day perfect. Highly recommend!

We like the guide Stephan , he was friendly and Knowledgable.