Architectural Rioja Wine Tour from Bilbao (small group & lunch included)

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37 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Semi-private tour for fun and exclusivity!

Visit Marques de Riscal and Ysios, the two most prestigious wineries that produce excellent wines but also boast world-renowned architecture. In this tour you will be able to discover the magnificence of Rioja through a perfect fusion of vineyards, excellent wines and renowned architects such as Franck Gehry or Santiago Calatrava.

Enjoy at least 6 wines. Have a wonderful lunch. Visit Laguardia and take the best pictures form our secret spots.

In case any of these wineries (Marques de Riscal or Ysios) were fully booked we will make sure we take you to winery to take pictures from the outside and in addition we will take you to another architectural winery for a full winery visit. This winery will be either the Viña real winery (oak barrel shape) or the Baigorri winery with a 35 meters underground structure covered in glass!

*Please be aware that the visits to these wineries are semi-private as the cellars generally experience high-demand

What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance to the wineries and wine tastings

Some tapas/traditional food with wine

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Bodegas Marques de Riscal
We will start our Architectural Rioja Tour from Bilbao with a guided visit of the Marques de Riscal winery designed by one of todays leading architects, Franck Gehry. (Also famed for the Guggeheim museum in Bilbao). Expect to taste three different wines.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Bodegas Ysios
We will visit the Ysios cellar designed by Santiago Calatrava. The structure boasts many architectural features, for example, the roof aims to simulate te Sierra Cantabria (the mountain range that importantly helps to create the Rioja micro climate).

You will have a tutored tasting where you will taste two of their remarkable wines with an aperitif (normally Iberian ham).

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

You will enjoy a simple (but delicious) three course Riojano lunch with wine and coffee included

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Very good tour with excellent and charming guide Sara
Mario P, 23-09-2022
This is a semi private tour in a small group of up to 6 people, with 2 wine tastings at wonderful wineries in stunning La Rioja region followed up by the visit of gorgeous small town of Laguardia, a hidden gem, where we had a tasty pintxos lunch. Absolutely recommendable, don’t hesitate to enjoy this wonderful experience. Local guide Sara was just amazing, very knowledgeable, fluent in English and a very nice and friendly host.
Fabulous fun in Rioja.
930IanB930, 14-09-2022
We loved all of it. Our guide Sara was brilliant, she was welcoming, fun, friendly, knowledgeable and all round excellent company. The winery tours were excellent as was the pintxo lunch. Would highly reccomend.
Rioja magic with "Irene"
mellorgr, 30-08-2022
I just want to express my gratitude and complements to our guide "Irene" whom was professional , knowledgeable and great company on our day exploring the beautiful Rioja region and wineries.
We have memories that will last forever of our special time in Rioja together with Irene.
Bravo !
Best part of my trip in Basque Country
Hyun Ah L, 07-08-2022
Had the most wonderful time on this tour - it was the highlight of my trip in bilbao, and Irene was such an amazing tour guide who walked us through the history and the amazing practices of the vineyards. I highly highly recommend the tour to anyone - our group had a mix of solo, couple, family travelers, and we all had a blast!
Fantastic tour!
Stacey_M, 07-08-2022
This was a terrific tour. Our guide was energetic and knowledgeable, and we got to experience three excellent but very different wineries and learn about wine production in the Rioja region. We also shared a great pintxo lunch in a local village with quaint streets and beautiful views over the valley. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Spanish wine, see some amazing architecture and scenery, and spend a day drinking and eating delicious wine and food.

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