The Real Rioja Explore Tour - Private experience

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From $305.27

9 reviews   (5.00)

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.


Yes your great wine adventure is here.
Step behind the scenes for this fantastic tour of this famous wine region full to the brim of tastes and unforgettable times.

Greeted by the sunny hills of La Rioja, first stop is a very special family run vineyard where they’ll show you the whole wine making process from vines to wines. Then hit the relax button, it’s the tasting session in a dream spot overlooking the valley followed by traditional tapas. Next off to a famed vineyard and prepare to be wowed. Now it's time for the 11th century town of Laguardia to amble through the cobbled streets visiting the secret cellar caves full to the brim of the regions finest. We'll top this off with a casual tapas lunch.

What's Included

3 course lunch & drinks

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Guided cellar cave tour including taster.

Guided winery tour including tasting & tapas session

Private transportation

Visit to 3 different wineries

Wine or coffee in Marques de Riscal

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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

Villabuena de Alava
Delve behind the scenes and visit a special 4 generation family run winery for a full guided to tour. You'll learn about the whole wine making process from start to finish topped off with tasting and tapas session on the veranda overlooking the vines.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

We'll explore the streets of this beautiful 1100yr old walled town. Set on a hill and surrounded by vineyards this picture perfect place has plenty of secrets to uncover from the Santa Maria de los Reyes church to the labyrinth of tunnels and cellar caves hidden below foot. We'll give you a chance to go below ground and explore our favourite cellar for a unique tasting. Then it's time to settle down for a 3 course traditional lunch with incredible view out over the valley.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

A La Rioja tour wouldn't be the same without a visit to the famed Marques de Riscal winery, take a step into the world of Frank Gehry and take a glimpse of this incredible building and try the vino tinto which originally put them on the map.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


just brilliant
Readingboy1, 13-06-2022
just brilliant. we toured on bikes, very little on road, and got to know so much about san sebastian. Borja was great. informative, and fun
Our trip from San Sebastian to Rioja Wine Tour
jmlo1103, 07-11-2021
Our trip to San Sebastian, took a higher level thanks to the La Rioja Wine Tour ….absolutely amazing…Our tour guide, Borjas was great, excellent service and attentions, 3 amazing wineries with historical context, nice wines and food. We highly recommend Experience San Sebastian.
Awesome Experiences
Sile_Bleiker, 20-10-2021
We did the Rioja wine tour and the stand up paddeling with Bojar. He and Peggy are both vercommitted and did a great job. Both of the experiences were awesome and we will never forget them.
We really recomend the „Experience San Sebastian“.
Amazing adventures around San Sebastián and Rioja! Can’t wait to come back!
annabellew2020, 10-07-2021
We had an absolute blast with Borja on the three experiences that we’d booked with Experience San Sebastián! We signed up for surfing, the train track bike ride, and the Rioja wine tour. All were spectacular!! Borja came prepared with everything we needed, from snacks to equipment, and was very knowledgeable.. it was particularly fun to go to wine country, where he knew the viniculturists and got us private tours of the vineyards! He even got us a little gift with our picture on it to celebrate our recent engagement. I couldn’t have asked for a better adventure, and look forward to coming back and enjoying more adventures with ESS! -A&P
Wonderful Day Tour in Rioja
Maggie_H, 29-02-2020
We loved our Rioja day tour with Experience San Sebastian and our guide, Alex. Alex was very friendly and knowledgeable about Rioja and the Basque Country. The wineries he chose and took us to were excellent and their views were almost as good as their wine!! We especially enjoyed our lunch trip in the medieval city of La Guardia. The restaurant Alex chose was one of the best meals of our trip to the Iberian Peninsula.

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