San Sebastian

The gastronomic capital of Spain,

There is no better stepping stone between two of SmoothRed’s most-loved wine regions: Rioja in Spain and Bordeaux in France than by stopping in Spain’s coastal town of San Sebastian.

Just two hours drive south and you’re drinking the finest Riojan tempranillo and only five hours north the full bodied cabernet sauvignons and merlots of Bordeaux.

Let’s not forget that San Sebastian itself is arguably Spain’s most famous region for food. It boasts more Michelin stars per square meter than anywhere else in Europe (only beaten by Kyoto in Japan) which makes it a food lovers Mecca.

This makes it the ideal destination to combine with a trip to either Rioja or Bordeaux (or both)  and especially for any wine lovers wishing to add a gourmet element to their holiday.  So why not enjoy the verdant vineyards and the cool sea breeze in one trip?

Hotel Maria Cristina

Description Hotel Maria Cristina is a five star belle-epoque style hotel which is (utterly gorgeous…

Spain, San Sebastian

San Sebastian wine trips

“Thanks for taking the time and trouble to call. You really have set the standard by which we compare all other companies!! Thank you so much for organising a fantastic itinerary with such an interesting and varied range of stop-overs. We are already starting to think about next year’s trip to France so would welcome any suggestions.”

Hilary Alder

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Smooth Red did a super job of organizing our 11 day tour of French wine regions. Although the tour was originally designed as self-drive they were able to meet our needs by arranging for travel by train. All of the arrangements worked, and the hotels and wine tours were first…

Jeff Goldstein

Very enjoyable. All three Chateaus were very different adding to the experience. Saint Emillion is beautiful. Our group of 8 was just right size for personal fell yet fellowship. Only did a one day, but certainly if the Chateau quality is indicative will consider Smooth Red for longer tours. Very…

Ken Jeske

SmoothRed is a wonderful company to work with! Patient and they took the time to understand what we were looking for by listening and asking the right questions. SmoothRed planned an off-season tour from Paris to Bordeaux to San Sebastian through Rioja and back to Paris. This was a special…

karen shaylor

SmoothRed organised an amazing holiday for my Mum and I- we went to Bordeaux for three nights and stayed in a wonderful hotel. We had the perfect mixture of trips and free time and the visits to the Chateaus were wonderful. From start to finish, my experience of booking the…

Chloe Vallis

We had a fantastic weekend in the Rioja region with Smooth Red; the Bodegas, hotel and mostly the tour guide were all fantastic. Everything was organised really well and we are already considering our next trip with Smooth Red which is a real compliment from us. Thank you

Samantha Collins

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