Rioja Wine Tasting Tour from San Sebastian


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10 reviews   (5.00)

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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.

Overview

This is a must-do tour for wine lovers. On this tour your will discover the most famous wine region of Spain, Rioja, where traditional family wineries coexist with other more avant-garde ones. You will get the opportunity to taste the wines of the most emblematic wineries of the region, stroll through vineyards, and even admire the architecture of the wineries designed by Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava. By the end of the tour, you will have discovered several wineries of the Rioja region and learned about the different types of wines produced throughout the area.

You will travel as part of a small group with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 6.
Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.


What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Driver/guide

Friendly local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private transportation

Wine tastings at 4 different wineries (3 wines per winery)

What's Not Included

Any other food or drinks not specified in inclusions

Any other wine tastings not specified in inclusions

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Haro
During this wine tasting tour you will visit four different wineries and taste 12 different wines. It is a complete wine tour where you will learn about the different types of grapes and wines that are produced in the Rioja Wine Region and, of course, taste them!

We will pick you up from your accommodation in San Sebastian and head towards Rioja Wine Region. At our first stop, you will visit and taste the wines of a couple of centenary classical wineries located in the town of Haro in the La Rioja Alta wine region.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Laguardia
The tour includes a guided visit of the medieval town of Laguardia and stops at Bodegas Marqués de Riscal and Ysios, both renowned for their architecture, for photo opportunities.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Samaniego
The second part of the tour will have a stronger focus on boutique-style wineries located in the Rioja Alavesa Region. After a short stop in the vineyards, you will taste the wines of these family-run boutique wineries.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Best Rioja Wine Tasting Experience
drfjc45, 11-09-2021
My travel companion and I had the ultimate 5 star treatment from our guide Ander . First we spoke a couple of days before our tour . He wanted to know if we had any special requests that he could satisfy for so he could plan our day accordingly. He picked us up in the morning from our hotel in his most comfortable vehicle .And from that point on the trip was a mix of luxury and excitement. We went to beautiful bespoke wineries where we had tasted classic Riojas and lesser known varietals. Everything explained perfectly either by Ander or by the sommelier . We went to a lux winery of our choice for a sit down lunch which was delicious followed by a side trip to the medieval village of LaGuardia . We continued to more wineries and ended our day with a healthy consumption of more of Riojas best wines . I think we napped a bit on our way back when we werent viewing the peaceful and beautiful Rioja scenery . If you want to pamper yourself with a great wine tasting experience book with Ander , you deserve it!!!
Rioja wine tasting
Yoshio H, 20-10-2019
True to prior reviews, Ander is an outstanding guide, scholar and historian. He thoughtfully arranged a series of private tastings to demonstrate the depth and breath of rioja reds, ranging from traditional to modern. The pace was leisurely and included a stop at the historic town of la guardia. However, the absolute best part of the tour was tapping into Ander’s encyclopedic knowledge of the culture, geography and history of the region and the Basque people...their gastronomy, customs, and deeply rooted sense of community. Much of this was on display during meetings with Ander’s engaging associates. Thank you Ander!
Highly Recommended
AJ W, 21-07-2019
Ander was a terrific tour guide. He picked us up from our hotel and gave us an overview of what to expect throughout the day. We spent the drive talking about wine, the region, and any questions we had about Spain or the Basque Country. After our first stop and tasting, he catered our further tastings to our preferences from the first. Laguardia was a great stop for lunch and he recommended the seasonal, local favorites for a truly authentic lunch.

Every care was taken to ensure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves through the day. He is friendly, a great driver, and an excellent host. I highly recommend this tour.
Amazing tour!
Alyssa246, 13-06-2019
My partner and I had an amazing day with Ander touring the Rioja region. We were both interested in knowing more about the wine making process and the wineries themselves, so Nina and Ander created a personalized tour that was exactly what we were looking for! Ander picked us up from San Sebastian and we enjoyed talking to him about life in Donostia and Spain on the drive. We had a tour through the wine making process at the first winery, and tastings at it and the other three wineries. Our favourite part of the day was a private and personalized tasting in a beautiful garden at a small winery. All four wineries were very unique and different from each other, and driving through the region with Ander were were able to see and learn so much about Rioja and its history. Ander took us for an excellent tapas lunch and a stroll through Laguardia, which was a perfect midpoint to the day. He was so friendly, kind, and charming, and we felt like we had spent the day with a friend. After one of the wineries we wanted to purchase from was closed, he even went back the next day and personally dropped off the wine himself! We could not have been happier, and agreed that this tour was the highlight of our entire trip. We would absolutely recommend this tour - it is 100% worth it. If we go back to Basque country (which we hope we do!), we will be booking another tour with Go Basque travel. Thank you so much!
Amazing tour of Rioja
TouristGirl27, 23-05-2019
My friend and I had a truly amazing day touring La Rioja with Ander from Go Basque Travel.
We were picked up directly from our apartment in San Sebastián by Ander in a luxury sedan. I had needed to make an unplanned urgent stop at a pharmacy before we started our journey and Ander handled it like a pro ensuring I was able to get what I needed.
Then on the stunning drive out to La Rioja Ander provided some really wonderful information about the local areas and we were driving through. Anecdotally, we ended up having a fascinating conversation on the drive with Ander about the Basque Country, its people and culture. It was excellent getting the perspective from someone who grew up locally. The great conversation definitely enhanced our experience on the tour.
Since we were making good time we visited several wineries (which was an awesome surprise since only two were guaranteed initially when booking the tour).
The wineries were pretty different one to the next, which we appreciated as it made the tour overall very interesting and not at all repetitive. In some wineries we were able to go deep in to their production areas and others we stuck to the showrooms for tasting.
We also had a chance to explore a bit in a small town that housed one of the wineries, Ander took us around and showed us a few places in the town.
We did then have lunch at another winery where Ander had taken special care to ensure my friend who is vegetarian was accommodated. The lunch was several courses... delicious, refined and not rushed at all.
Eventually we got back in the car to meet back with Ander after we had finished eating and he took us to see a couple of sites that I had specially requested to snap some photos. Then we enjoyed the drive home with our stomachs full of delicious food and wine and again great conversation with Ander.
For anyone who loves trying wine this is the tour to book. Over the course of the day we had tasted about 12-15 wines (the tastings also catered to our individual preferences which was fantastic, so my friend and I each tried some different wines).
Finally, Ander was awesome - professional, courteous and a genuine pleasure to have as our guide.
I absolutely recommend this tour to others, might seem pricey on first glance but I promise you it is worth it. I will do another tour with Go Basque when I’m back in Basque Country in the future.




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