Full-Day Private Cultural and Gastronomic Adventure in Rioja

Full-Day Private Cultural and Gastronomic Adventure in Rioja

Villages and wines. Wines and villages. It’s all about visiting some and drinking the others. There’s a bit of everything: medieval villages enclosed behind walls, young and daring wines, the longest river in Spain and a typical Riojan meal consisting of four dishes and designed to be paired with a local wine. You can’t go wrong with a plan like this.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Haro, Haro, La Rioja

The Barrio de la Estación de Haro is known for the many wineries that were built here, close to the railroad tracks in order to transport wine barrels more easily. Here we’ll visit a wonderful 100-year old winery where we’ll taste a selection of its best wines, from the most classic to the most young and daring, aligned with the latest and most revolutionary trends. Wine is not the only magical liquid that’s produced in these lands. As Rioja is also one of the northernmost points in Spain where the country's liquid gold (olive oil) is produced, we’ll do a tasting of a delicious extra virgin olive oil (here we call it AOVE, the acronym for aceite de oliva virgen extra in Spanish).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Briones, Briones, La Rioja

It’s time to visit two charming villages. First, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, built on top of a hill (centuries ago, these lands full of danger, so much so that the villages had to be sheltered in inaccessible places). From here we’ll have unbeatable views over the Ebro river, the sea ​​of ​​vines and the hills that dot this valley so altered by the human hand. Next we’ll go on to Briones in search of a bit of authenticity: streets suspended in the past, an imposing Gothic church and old sandstone buildings, in what is one of our favorite towns in northern Spain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Samaniego, Samaniego, Province of Alava, Basque Country

Next, we’ll visit a small family winery that will explain not only its working method but that of many other similar businesses (independent, courageous and simple in structure) that add great value to Spanish wine culture. This one in particular produces some of the most prestigious wines in the country, a fact that you can check (and judge) when you have a chance to taste the fruits of their labor.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Labastida, Labastida, Province of Alava, Basque Country

In La Rioja, lunchtime (and gastronomy, of course) is a sacred thing. For this reason, we’ll go to a restaurant that specializes in traditional Riojan cuisine, a delicious menu and, check this out, more excelent local wine!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessibility is extra paid - contact for details"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Our vehicles and offices are cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the cleaning and disinfection protocol certified by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE). We also use an ozone air purification treatment in our vehicles before every tour."



Start Time: 8:00 AM
Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from different locations is possible for an extra charge


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Private experienced guide and driver
  • Private group
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Three wineries (guided visit with tasting in one of them, and 2 more tasting in two other wineries)
  • Lunch - Traditional Riojan lunch with local wine
  • Olive oil tasting
  • All transportation costs (petrol, parking and toll)

Not Included

  • Meals, drinks and tickets that are not listed above
  • Gratuities

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