4 Nights 5 Days
Destinations : La Rioja – Bilbao – Madrid
If you want to explore Spain’s famous wine region, try our La Rioja wine tour package itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive at Madrid - Aranda de Duero – La Rioja
A rental car awaits you at the Madrid Airport to transfer you to Aranda de Duero, the capital city of Ribero del Duero region. The city has a strong tradition of winemaking and festivities. Besides sampling some of the area’s wines, you will visit the city’s monasteries, churches, and castles. The itinerary includes a winery, exploring the various underground cellars that have been in use since the 16th century, and enjoying an evening in an authentic Spanish village.
The Ribera del Duero is one of the biggest wine-producing regions in Spain, famous for its stunning landscapes and unspoiled villages. Post this, we’ll move on to La Rioja, Spain’s biggest and best wine region. The region is also famous for its castles, churches, and monasteries. Here, you’ll be put up at one of the area’s oldest castle paradors.
Day 2: Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture
The La Rioja region has over 500 wineries and plenty of vineyards, producing over 250 million litres of wine annually. Besides visiting the area's wineries and vineyards, you will explore La Rioja’s ancient castles, the Sierra Cebollera National Park, and the monasteries of Suso and Yuso, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour's highlight is the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, the biggest winery in the region. You will also be treated to a scrumptious, gourmet lunch and numerous glasses of wine. Spend the night at your hotel in La Rioja.
Day 3: Marques de Riscal Winery - Bilbao
On the third day, you will make your way north to Bilbao. But on the way to the city, we’ll visit the Marques de Riscal. This winery was named the second-best vineyard in 2022 and is credited with transforming Rioja into a modern wine region producing high-quality wines. Renowned architect Frank Gehry designed the building by combining the region’s winemaking tradition with Avante Garde designs. After this, you’ll be departing to Bilbao, where you’ll stay at one of the best hotels in the area.
Day 4: San Sebastian - Parte Vieja - San Telmo Museum - Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro
On the fourth day, you will leave for San Sebastian, famous for its beautiful churches and buildings. Here, you will explore the old town of Parte Vieja. Parte Vieja is renowned for its nightlife and is the best place to sample Basque’s famous pintxos. Some of the attractions here include the San Telmo Museum, Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, a Roman Catholic parish church, and Plaza de la Constitucion, one of the largest squares in the city.
Day 5: Depart from Madrid
Leave from San Sebastian for Madrid and then head to the airport to board your flight back home.
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