Salud: 5-Star Spanish Wine Tour in La Rioja with Gourmet Dining for Two

Salud: 5-Star Spanish Wine Tour in La Rioja with Gourmet Dining for Two

Bilbao, Spain

$2,775

“What stands out is its bygone, delightful simplicity.” NY Times

Why we love it

You do not have to be a wine aficionado to know and enjoy La Rioja. Home to the 'Rioja" family of wines, not only is it one of the most spectacular regions on the planet, it also a gastronomical haven. Take a private chauffeured tour around the breathtaking vineyards, sample the delicious regional cuisine, and relax in 5-star luxury.

What's Included?

  • One night in a 5-star hotel in central Bilbao for two people
  • One night in a 5-star architectural masterpiece on a winery for two people
  • Private chauffeured tour of La Rioja with an English-speaking guide, including luxury transport throughout
  • Visit a minimum of two wineries on the day, including wine tastings
  • Take a traditional gourmet Spanish lunch on the day trip, including accompanying wines

Description

Although it is Spain's smallest province, La Rioja produces the internationally famous "Rioja" family of wines. With an obvious abundance of fine wine and breathtaking scenery, La Rioja is the perfect getaway for any traveller.

Located in the very north of Spain, just below the Pyrenees Mountains, sits the little wine region of La Rioja. La Rioja exhibits a long and extremely rich history of wine making, with records leftover from the Roman settlement that date as far back as 200 BC. It is particularly fertile due to the sevem major rivers that run through the area, which provides life to all of La Riojas naturally stunning landscapes. Recently named by TripAdvisor as the "Best Place in Spain for Wine", La Rioja is a must for any level of wine drinker.

The journey will begin in Bilbao. Famous for its vibrant and culturally dynamic energy, Bilbao is home to some of Spain's most forward thinking architecture, such as Frank Gehry's iconic Museo Guggenheim; considered to be one of the most influential and striking buildings in modern architecture.

After a night in the luxury of a 5-star hotel and having soaked up the atmosphere of Bilbao's nightlife, the next morning you'll be picked up from the hotel in a luxury vehicle to begin the tour of La Rioja - accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. One hour from Bilbao, discover the secrets of the wine and food of the area, visiting an amazing range of the region's leading wineries, from traditional to boutique and avant-garde wineries, New Rioja to Traditional Rioja. Winemakers or winery owners will guide you their personal method for winemaking while exploring the beautiful grounds and sampling the wines. For lunch, savour a delicious gourmet meal, typical of northern Spain, which will be accompanied by regional wines. The tour can be tailored to your specific interests to ensure you get exactly what you want from the experience.

After a sunny day of exploring the wineries, you will be taken to the 5-star Hotel Marques de Riscal. Designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the Bilbao Guggenheim, Hotel Marques de Riscal is an architecturally advanced masterpiece. With all the amenities one would expect from a luxury hotel, the one-of-a-kind hotel manages to blend futuristic design with top class comfort

After a night admiring the impressive views of the medieval village of Elciego and the Riojan vineyards, luxury chauffeured transport will arrive to pick you up in the morning and transport you back to Bilbao airport.

Description

Although it is Spain's smallest province, La Rioja produces the internationally famous "Rioja" family of wines. With an obvious abundance of fine wine and breathtaking scenery, La Rioja is the perfect getaway for any traveller.

Located in the very north of Spain, just below the Pyrenees Mountains, sits the little wine region of La Rioja. La Rioja exhibits a long and extremely rich history of wine making, with records leftover from the Roman settlement that date as far back as 200 BC. It is particularly fertile due to the sevem major rivers that run through the area, which provides life to all of La Riojas naturally stunning landscapes. Recently named by TripAdvisor as the "Best Place in Spain for Wine", La Rioja is a must for any level of wine drinker.

The journey will begin in Bilbao. Famous for its vibrant and culturally dynamic energy, Bilbao is home to some of Spain's most forward thinking architecture, such as Frank Gehry's iconic Museo Guggenheim; considered to be one of the most influential and striking buildings in modern architecture.

After a night in the luxury of a 5-star hotel and having soaked up the atmosphere of Bilbao's nightlife, the next morning you'll be picked up from the hotel in a luxury vehicle to begin the tour of La Rioja - accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. One hour from Bilbao, discover the secrets of the wine and food of the area, visiting an amazing range of the region's leading wineries, from traditional to boutique and avant-garde wineries, New Rioja to Traditional Rioja. Winemakers or winery owners will guide you their personal method for winemaking while exploring the beautiful grounds and sampling the wines. For lunch, savour a delicious gourmet meal, typical of northern Spain, which will be accompanied by regional wines. The tour can be tailored to your specific interests to ensure you get exactly what you want from the experience.

After a sunny day of exploring the wineries, you will be taken to the 5-star Hotel Marques de Riscal. Designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the Bilbao Guggenheim, Hotel Marques de Riscal is an architecturally advanced masterpiece. With all the amenities one would expect from a luxury hotel, the one-of-a-kind hotel manages to blend futuristic design with top class comfort

After a night admiring the impressive views of the medieval village of Elciego and the Riojan vineyards, luxury chauffeured transport will arrive to pick you up in the morning and transport you back to Bilbao airport.

We Also Recommend

  • Dining in Hotel Marques de Riscal's Michelin starred restaurant
  • Explore contemporary art in the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Take a walking pinxto tour through San Sebastian, sampling traditional Basque tapas

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within twelve months,

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Luxury private chauffeured transport (BMW, Mercedes, Audi or similar) is included for the tour of La Rioja.

Most wineries will be closed on Sundays and some will be closed on Saturdays. For the best experience, we advise booking in the week.

All entrances and activities stated are included in the wine tour, including wine tastings and lunch during the tour.

All bookings are subject to availability. There may be high demand during peak season; we advise booking at least 3 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Dining in Hotel Marques de Riscal's Michelin starred restaurant
  • Explore contemporary art in the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Take a walking pinxto tour through San Sebastian, sampling traditional Basque tapas

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within twelve months,

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Luxury private chauffeured transport (BMW, Mercedes, Audi or similar) is included for the tour of La Rioja.

Most wineries will be closed on Sundays and some will be closed on Saturdays. For the best experience, we advise booking in the week.

All entrances and activities stated are included in the wine tour, including wine tastings and lunch during the tour.

All bookings are subject to availability. There may be high demand during peak season; we advise booking at least 3 months in advance to guarantee the desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao, Spain

Wine tour will take you through the La Rioja region. Your first hotel is near central Bilbao and the Guggenheim. Locations will be provided in your personalised itinerary after booking.

Salud: 5-Star Spanish Wine Tour in La Rioja with Gourmet Dining for Two

Reviews

  • A great way to learn more about wines you thought you knew

    The personal guide was excellent. I was surprised at the difference in wine making technique at each of the chosen sites. Each was a contrast: first creative unique process, second more traditional but on a large architecturally impressive scale, third great coaching on how to compare different wines from the winery host.

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