La Rioja Wine Escape of Charming Wine Towns and Fine Cuisine

 
 
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3 Days / 2 Nights

Bilbao

Price from: 1160.00 euros

 
A private chauffeur driven wine tour visiting La Rioja. Enjoy strolling around small wine towns, exclusive winery visits, historic sites, fine cuisine...
 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja
City: Bilbao
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour
Theme:
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
Price from: 1160.00€
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Introduction

Discover La Rioja on this private wine escape. The journey will start and end Bilbao and an excellent gateway to visit various wineries in the quaint wine towns of D.O. Rioja. For the duration of the trip you will have an English chauffeur-car at your disposition. Our drivers are very knowledgeable about the wines of the area and will take you on visit to some of the most famous wineries for tours/tasting of their facilities.

Accommodation will be in a Wine Country Hotel 4* set with the vines of the Laguardia village. Enjoy dining in traditional restaurants with fine Riojan cuisine.

La Rioja may be one of the smallest autonomous communities in Spain in size, but its is a grandiose land. This apparent contradiction is easily resolved by unveiling its great historical, cultural and natural wealth. Bordered by four other autonomous communities La Rioja takes the best from each one of them to form a melting pot with an identity of its own.

To the north lies the Basque Country and Navarre, to the east, Aragón, and to the south Castilla y Leon. All of them are similar in some way to La Rioja but all can find something to envy it for. La Rioja receives its mild temperatures from the Atlantic, the warmth from the Mediterranean and harshness from the center of the Iberian Peninsula. The influence of the north is felt more in the northern part of the region, called Rioja Alta or Upper Rioja, and the Mediterranean influence is more evident in the southern area, called Rioja Baja or Lower Rioja.

The fertile land is cultivated with special care and provides excellent produce: fruits, vegetables, etc. And grapes for wine; a wine considered one of the best in the world.

Art and history (the famed pilgrimage route to the final resting place of St. James the Apostle called El Camino de Santiago), cuisine, a restful peace, nature at its most fertile and vibrant, merry festivals and anything else you might be searching for can all be found in La Rioja.

A perfect tour for family, couples, etc... looking for a VIP Wine Escape!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 
BILBAO - HARO - LAGUARDIA - ESKUERNAGA (Rioja wine country)

  • This morning your Specialist English-Speaking Chauffeur will pick you up from Bilbao airport or from a city centre hotel if you have opted to stay overnight in Bilbao (NOTE: Pick up time is best around 09:00AM - 10:00AM. You must advise your flight times if you will be arriving this morning. If you will be staying at a hotel other than we have offered for a pre-tour stay you must advise hotel name)
  •  Departure from Bilbao to Haro in the Heart of Rioja Alvesa wine country
  • Enjoy a visit of the old quarter of the town and a tour/tasting of Bodegas Muga (or similar winery)
  •  Then for lunch a Tapa tour in selected bars/taverns along Barrio de la Herradura
  • After lunch meet up with your chauffeur and continue driving through the rioja wine country arriving at Laguardia a charming wine town.
  • Check-in Hotel
  • Then a guided visit of the quaint village of Laguardia 
  • El Fabulista Winery Guided Visit, Wine Tasting with some cheese and chorizo. 
  • "Welcome Dinner" at a well-renown restaurant of Pousada Mayor de Miguelosa, also a winery with excellent wines which, will accompany our meal
  • Overnight in Eskuernaga

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DAY 2: 
ESKUERNAGA - ELCIEGO - SAN MILLAN DE LA COGOLLA - SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA - ESKUERNAGA 

  • Breakfast
  • Your private English Speaking Chauffeur will meet you in the lobby
  • In the morning visit the Thematic Wine Centre (Villa Lucia) where you will visit the wine museum and have a basic Rioja wine tasting
  • Start the day off by visiting the famous Bodega Marques de Riscal (or similar winery)
  • Table Reservation at the restaurant of Marques de Riscal.
  • After lunch enjoy a scenic drive with monumental stops...
  • Stop at San Millan de la Cogolla visit to the Human Heritage Yuso Monastery (XI century), the birthplace of Castilian language
  • After this drive to Santo Domingo de la Calzada to visit this famous village on the Pilgrimage Route to Santiago with a XIII century cathedral.
  • Return to back to your hotel in Eskuernaga
  • Free time and Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Eskuernaga

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DAY 3:
ESKUERNAGA - BILBAO

  • Breakfast
  • Some free time in the morning to relax.
  • Check out this morning.
  • Then your chauffeur will take you back to Bilbao.
  • Drop off and final goodbye in Bilbao city centre or airport (NOTE: It is also possible to be transferred to San Sebastian, inquire for details)

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Prices and Dates

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From
1160.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 02 nights accommodation in double or single rooms (See Lodging)
  • English-Speaking Specialist Chauffeur for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicles (See Transport Section) 
  • English Speaking Local Guides and Entrance Frees to visit cities & towns where specified in the itinerary.
  • Selected winery tours/tasting as specified in the itinerary.
  • (B) Breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
  • (L) 2 Lunches based on traditional local cuisine and wines. One of the meals will be based on a tapa tour of 2 or 3 bars/taverns with tapas and drinks.
  • (D) 1 Dinner based on traditional local cuisine and wines.
  • Local taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Tip and Gratuities to your guide and driver (not mandatory but given if you have a good time!)

Pick up

  • Bilbao Aiport or Bilbao City Centre

Drop off

  • Bilbao Aiport or Bilbao City Centre

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 6 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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