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  • Location: Bilbao, Spain
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
The famous Rioja Wine region is a must for wine lovers visiting Spain. Located in the south of the Basque country, you will visit the village of Haro, the unique medieval village of Laguardia. Of course, you will visit a traditional wine cellar for a wine tasting, and a guided walking tour of Vitoria.

Highlights

  • Explore the Vitoria and Rioja region
  • Must-see for wine-lovers
  • Enjoy a guided tour of a wine cellar in the Rioja region
  • Panoramic tour of Victoria and walking tour in the old part
  • Local, knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region

Vitoria and the Rioja Wine Region

Follow the highway towards the south, until you arrive at Vitoria, the capital city of the Basque Country, where you will have a panoramic tour into the city. It is considered to be one of the best cities in Spain for quality of life, and is the city in Europe with the most green square meters per inhabitant. You will do a walking tour in the old part of the city where you will see such sights as the old Inn 'el Portalon' from the XV century, the Virgen Blanca square, the Machete square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria among others.

After your walking tour, you will head towards the south and arrive finally into the land of Wine, to Rioja.You will stop at Laguardia, a unique medieval village that still keeps the real atmosphere of the old times, with the two churches, the walls, the house shields and the narrow medieval streets among others. You will visit in this village, a traditional underground Rioja wine cellar, carbonic maceration with open pools and do a wine tasting at the end of the visit.

Afterwards, there will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants.

Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 6:00pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was a wonderful trip! Our guide, Garay, was both personable and knowledgeable. Vitoria and Laguardia were so beautiful. The wine tasting was very well done. We learned so much about the history of the Basque people and present customs. The fine print mentioned that the tour could be cancelled if there were not enough people. We were the only couple, but the tour went on-just as a private tour (at no extra charge).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

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