Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region

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  • Location: Bilbao, Spain
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 348404EBIRIVI
The famous Rioja Wine region is a must for wine lovers visiting Spain. Located in the south of the Basque country, you will visit the village of Haro, the unique medieval village of Laguardia. Of course, you will visit a traditional wine cellar for a wine tasting, and a guided walking tour of Vitoria.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Follow the highway towards the south, until you arrive at Vitoria, the capital city of the Basque Country, where you will have a panoramic tour into the city. It is considered to be one of the best cities in Spain for quality of life, and is the city in Europe with the most green square meters per inhabitant. You will do a walking tour in the old part of the city where you will see such sights as the old Inn 'el Portalon' from the XV century, the Virgen Blanca square, the Machete square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria among others.

After your walking tour, you will head towards the south and arrive finally into the land of Wine, to Rioja.You will stop at Laguardia, a unique medieval village that still keeps the real atmosphere of the old times, with the two churches, the walls, the house shields and the narrow medieval streets among others. You will visit in this village, a traditional underground Rioja wine cellar, carbonic maceration with open pools and do a wine tasting at the end of the visit.

Afterwards, there will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants.

Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 6:00pm.

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Departure Point:
Centrally located Bilbao hotels.
Departure Time:
9:00am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region

Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region
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Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Debra M H, September 2014

There were just 3 of us, and it almost felt like a private tour! Mariano knew his history well and had plenty of little interesting stories and funny antidotes that made it all real. In every town we went he got us maps and pamphlets. The winery and wine tasting was really special and then we had a wonderful lunch at a restaurant he recommended . On the way back he made an un scheduled stop at at the hotel and winery Marques de Riscal, which Frank Gehry designed, and we went into the hotel and had coffee there. We ended up with getting an extra hour of the tour. A wonderful guide and an extraordinary tour.

Reviewed by: Erik G, August 2014

A wonderful day filled with beautiful scenery, winetasting and intersting information. Our guide Garaia gave us tons of interesting facts about the Basque country and people. He was very enthusiastic and funny!
Will definatly recommend this tour.

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