Luxury Rioja Wine Tasting Experience

3 days

Experience Spain’s finest wine-making region at your leisure and in the utmost luxury from the comfort of your own hired car; stay at Rioja’s most iconic Hotel Marques de Riscal. Enjoy Michelin-starred dinners and taste the finest wines and tapas that Spain has to offer.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Bilbao (hold luggage not included)

  • Relax with luxury private transfers

  • Rest your head in the spectacularly luxurious 5 star Hotel Marques de Riscal with complimentary access to the spa

  • Visit the famous Marqués de Riscal winery and taste their magnificent wines

  • Enjoy a full days private wine tour with your dedicated expert wine guide and driver. Visit a range of world-famous, modern and ancient wineries in the region. Learn about the wine making process, meet the makers and taste the wines

  • Indulge in the meal of a lifetime with an eight-course Michelin Star dinner with accompanying wines

  • Enjoy a traditional tapas lunch with accompanying wines

from £1,474 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights and private transfers have been included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Fly into Bilbao, and relax with luxury private transfers from Bilbao airport to your hotel.  After arriving at the Hotel Marques de Riscal (and picking your jaw up from the floor), you’ll enjoy your first Rioja wine tasting experience at a a world-famous cellar dating from 1858. Then make use of the extensive spa and gym facilities at the hotel before an extraordinary eight-course Michelin Star dinner – with accompanying wines – at one of the top restaurants in Spain.

Day 2

Your Rioja wine tasting tour continues with a full day wine tasting experience around Rioja with your English speaking driver and guide who will chauffeur you for the day.  You will visit three estates;  a mix of modern and boutique wineries as well as an ancient vineyard dating back to the 14th century so you can compare practices old and new and sample a broad range of wines.  Refuel at lunchtime with a typical Riojan tapas lunch (with wine).

Day 3

Before returning home we suggest you to relax and explore the nearby city of Logrono. Visit the Old Town, where you will find yourself walking along streets that form part of the Way of St James. On your journey to the airport we recommend a stop off to visit the impressive Guggenheim Museum, fly out from Bilbao.

Hotel Marques De Riscal

Description Stay in this iconic Hotel Marques de Riscal vineyard hotel. Since its unveiling in 2006 this masterpiece created by Frank Gehry to house the…

Spain, Rioja

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