O Rosal Valley a land of Albarino wines alongside the River Mino

 
 
rosal-albarino-mino-tour01.jpg River Miño Valley | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour02.jpg Tui Cathedral | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour03.jpg Church of San Telmo | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour04.jpg Terras Guada Vineyards | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour05.jpg Tasting at Terras Gauda | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour13.jpg Lagar de Cervera | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour14.jpg Celler at Lagar de Cervera | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour15.jpg Distillery at Lagar de Cervera | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour08.jpg A Guarda | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour09.jpg Lobster with Rice | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour07.jpg St. Tegra Celtic Hill-fort | Credit: Sean O Rourke
rosal-albarino-mino-tour11.jpg Baiona Monterreal | Credit: Sean O Rourke
Private Wine Tour

Full Day (Duration: 09h00-10h00 approx.)

Vigo

Price from: 170.00
161.50 euros

 
On this private tour you will explore the Rosal wine country along the banks of the river Miño. Stop at a Celtic Hill-fort with amazing coastal views and enjoy a seafood lunch with the local fine wines...
 
Highlights
 
  •  Two VIP wine tastings & tours in the O Rosal sub-zone of the Rias Baixas wine region
  • Amazing fairy-tale landscape where the Atlantic Ocean meets the river Miño
  • Traditional Seafood lunch right in a quaint fishing port
  • Coastal roads, a great option to explore away from the city of Vigo 
  • Historical Sites from Tui's Pilgrimage Cathedral to an Ancient Celtic Hill-fort
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Vigo
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 09h00-10h00 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: 170.00161.50€
 

Introduction

On this private tour you will explore an area of outstanding natural beauty with a multitude of different landscapes, which we will admire from a Celtic hill-top vantage point.

The area is known as the lower Rias Baixas and Baixo Miño, it is the coastline that follows down from Vigo to A Guarda -the last village of the Galician coast before reaching Northern Portugal- Then the river Miño flows into the Atlantic Ocean separating Galicia from Portugal.

Starting the day we will make a stop at the bordering town of Tui, which posses a well preserved historic quarter and a Fortified Cathedral also visited by many Pilgrims on their way to Santiago coming from Portugal. On the other side of the river is Portugal's fortress town of Valença do Minho.

We will enjoy the spectacular views from the top of a Celtic Hill-fort while having a seafood lunch with different types of shellfish and the fruits of the sea, and of course accompanied by the local Rosal wine. This area, apart from the scenery, offers fabulous wines, which are grown in the O Rosal valley a sub-zone of the D.O. Rias Baixas. Here they make Albariño wine as well as the local Rosal wines which are a blend of different local grape varieties including Abariño. We will take detailed tour of two of the most important wineries of the area and try the difference between types of wines produced.

Before ending our day we follow up the rocky coastline to Baiona a resort town with an important historical past since the first word of the discovery of the Americas came into the bay on La Pinta en 1493.

A day packed full of contrast and different flavors!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
VIGO - TUI -
O ROSAL -  A GUARDA - BAIONA - VIGO

  • Departure from Vigo (departures available upon request from other cities and villages nearby)
  • The 1st stop of the day will be at the border town of Tui to visit the Fortified Pilgrimage Cathedral and a walk around the old quarter
  • Visit Bodega Terras Gauda , an Albariño winery located in the O Rosal sub-zone of the D.O. Rias Baixas
  • After this we head deeper into the wine country to visit a second winery Lagar de Cervera.
  • We follow along the river Miño until reaching the fishing village of A Guarda
  • Lunch is in a restaurant in the port where we will enjoy the amazing seafood... Lobster, clams, scallops etc... with Albariño wines of course!
  • Then after lunch we go up to the top of the hill Monte de Santa Tegra with remains of a Celtic Hillfort, a small museum and amazing vantage point with panoramic views of the river Miño meeting the Atlantic sea, and views of the mountains of Northern Portugal.
  • We continue along the rugged Rias Baixas coastline until reaching Baiona a resort town with an important historical past since the first word of the discovery of the Americas came into the bay on La Pinta.
  • We stop to get more views from the Monterreal Castle which is now a Parador hotel offering views of the Cies Islands.
  • Continue on back to Vigo
  • Drop off back at the location as the pick up point

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Prices and Dates

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From
170.00161.50€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 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 gourmet lunch including seafood, Albariño wine, coffee, dessert...
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in itinerary
  • 2 VIP private vineyard and winery tour including tasting of 3 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
  • Laundry Expenses
  • Telephone & Facsimile charges
  • Excess Baggage charges
  • Passport & Visa fees
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Airport & Departure Taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Room Service
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur-guide

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

Cancellation policy

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

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(5 December 2019)
 
Winery tour of Rias Baixas. I cant say enough about how perfect this tour was. We were able to completely customize our itinerary to match my specific goals via email in advance and any question that came up were promptly and clearly answered before I finally commuted.

Sean was our guide. I must tell you from the perspective of an English speaking very experienced wine geek, Sean was the perfect person. Relax conversations in English and his complete understanding of the local culture, wineries and roads made for a very fulfilling day for me. I could tell he was able to really get the best out of the local winemakers via advance appointments and special access.

Its been a week since my tour and I cant stop thinking about the profound experience EATours gave me and my wife. The natural beauty, the delicious wines and region flavored but especially the people Sean introduced to us were amazing. Bravo Sean and EATours
 

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