The Best Wineries & Historic Wine Towns of La Rioja Wine Country

 
 
full-day-rioja-marques.jpg Marques de Riscal
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full-day-rioja-marques14.jpg Haro
full-day-rioja-marques15.jpg Muga Winery

Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)

Bilbao

Price from: 95.00 euros

 
Enjoy a private wine day tour from Bilbao to visit the famous wine region of La Rioja. Take an in-depth look at Rioja wine country.
 
Highlights
 
  • English-speaking chauffeur
  • Winery Tour and tasting included
  • Explore the small wine towns of Rioja
  • Discover the amazing Bodega Marques de Riscal, designed by Frank Gehry
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Basque Country
City: Bilbao
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 95.00€
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Introduction

Enjoy a private wine day tour from Bilbao to visit the famous wine region of La Rioja. Take an in-depth look at Rioja wine country.

In 1860, Don Camilo Hurtado de Amézaga, Marqués de Riscal abandoned the traditional methods of elaboration of the area and inaugurated the Modern Age of Rioja wines. The starting point was the implantation of wine culture and technology imported from Bordeaux, at that time the center of the winemaking revolution.

Marqués de Riscal, a winery founded in 1858 in the Rioja wine-production region, duly received a Gehry makeover, with the 150-year-old winery transformed into a dazzling City of Wine complex, complete with a five-star hotel, spa, museum of viticulture and a wine shop.

Speaking of the inspiration behind the complexity of the building, Gehry has explained that his aim was to incorporate the character of the region and its famous vintage within the building's exterior - the multi-colored ribbon-like titanium facade reflecting the pink hues of Rioja, the silver foil shielding the cork, and the distinctive gold mesh which adorns all Marqués de Riscal bottles.

This tour takes you through the different locations where they produce Marques de Riscal wine. Join our very knowledgeable winery tour guide, who will tour you through all aspects of the winery from grape gathering to bottling. At the end of the tour, you will taste several different wines.

Optionally, you could add-on other wineries such as Dinastía Vivanco or Bodegas Muga.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
BILBAO - ELCIEGO - BRIONES OR HARO - BILBAO

  • Your private English Speaking Chauffeur will meet you in the lobby
  • Start the day off by visiting the famous Bodega Marques de Riscal
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch at the restaurant of the winery after your visit. 
  • In the afternoon, optionally you could visit another winery (eg. Dinastía Vivanco, Bodegas Muga... or similar)
  • You will have some time as well to walk through the streets of a quaint wine town like Haro, Laguardia...
  • Return to back to your hotel in Bilbao

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95.00€
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Included

  • Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • English Speaking Private Chauffeur (NOTE:  This tour only includes an English-Speaking Official Guide for groups of 7 or 7+ people (minibus and bus).  Smaller groups include an English-Speaking driver.
  • Selected winery tour and tasting. 
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

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

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