Ribeira Sacra River Valley a Sacred Wine Country

 
 
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Full Day (Duration: 08h00 - 12h00 approx.)

Vigo

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On this day tour visit Galicia´s Ribeira Sacra (Sacred Riverbank). Enjoy a boat ride on the river and then tastings at up to three wineries with high quality wines including traditional lunch at a winery...
 
Highlights
 
  • Back-roads wine country with spectacular views
  • Visits and tastings of up to 3 different wineries offering small production wines
  • 3 Course Traditional Gourmet lunch at a winery
  • Expert Food & Wine guide while tell you all about the region
  • Suitable for people looking to travel  private or in a small group
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 08h00 - 12h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 15 People
Price from: 0€
 

Introduction

Galicia is not only blessed by 1,300 kms of magnificent coastline, but also with thousands of flowing rivers inland, some of which are excellent options for a fluvial holiday instead of on the coast.

On this day excursion we will take you to one of the most picturesque River gorges, actually there are two gorges, the River Sil, which meets with the powerful river Miño. The area is know as the Ribeira Sacra (Sacred River Bank) named this because of the numerous amount of Monasteries that sting along the banks of the river gorge. A wise note to remember is when you find a large concentration of monasteries in such short distances of each other, that mean there is likely to be found excellent wines, that is the case with this area, it is another Denomination of Origin in Galicia, the D.O. Ribeira Sacra. The most popular type of wine made in this region is a red wine made from the Mencia grape variety. Production of this wine is very limited, but very high quality. This is due to the situation of the plantations which spread over the steep river banks. We will make a visit to a winery in the area with high quality wines. Lunch will be in the winery.

A Wine Tour to a Sacred Place!

Day by day itinerary


DAY 1:
VIGO - RIBEIRA SACRA WINE REGION - VIGO

OPTION 1: One Winery Visit - Duration: 08h00 approx

  • Departure from Vigo.
  • We travel by highway until reaching the River sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive)
  • We will enjoy a small ferry boat ride along the River sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride)
  •  After we will stop at a look out point for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • Return to Vigo by highway
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location

OPTION 2: Two Winery Visits - Duration: 10h00 approx

  • Departure from Vigo.
  • We travel by highway until reaching the River sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive)
  • We will enjoy a small ferry boat ride along the River sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride)
  •  After we will stop at a look out point for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • The after lunch on to the 2nd winery which you have a choose at booked to either choose Abadia da Cova - Adegas Moure or Bodegas Via Romana both of which are local on the river Miño of the Ribeira Sacra.
  • Enjoy a visit of the winery and tasting of their wines
  • Return to Vigo by highway
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location

OPTION 3: Three Winery Visits - Duration: 12h00 approx

  • Departure from Vigo.
  • We travel by highway until reaching the River sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive)
  • We will enjoy a small ferry boat ride along the River sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride)
  •  After we will stop at a look out point for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • The after lunch on to the 2nd winery which will be Abadia da Cova - Adegas Moure and then on to the 3rd winery Bodegas Via Romana both of which are local on the river Miño of the Ribeira Sacra.
  • Enjoy a special visit at each winery and tasting of their wines.
  • Return to Vigo by highway
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location

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Included

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in  Mercedes Benz Viano Minivan or Minibus depending on group size
  • Professional Driver
  • English-Speaking Food & Wine guide specializing in Galicia
  • (L) 3 course traditional cuisine gourmet lunch including local cuisine, Mencia wine, coffee, dessert...
  • *Winery tour(s) with special tasting(s) (*OPT.1: One Winery, OPT. 2: Two Wineries, OPT. 3: Three Wineries)
  • Boat ride along the sil river (Duration: 1hr30mins approx.)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

 THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur-guide
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Passport & Visa fees  
  • Personal & Travel Insurance

Pick up

  • Vigo city hotels
  • Vigo cruise ship port
  • Vigo airport
  • Vigo train station
  • Other locations for pick up available on request

Drop off

  •  Vigo city hotels
  • Vigo cruise ship port
  • Vigo airport
  • Vigo train station
  • Other locations for drop off available on request

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