Spanish Wine Collection: Ribera & Rioja

5 days

Discover a picturesque landscape dotted with old towns, mountains, churches and medieval walls as you embark on a journey across Spain’s finest wine regions. The perfect self-drive holiday for wine lovers!

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Bilbao (hold luggage not included)

  • Relax with a 5 day car hire package – please ask for private transfer option

  • Rest your head in a central hotel in the capital of ‘La Rioja’

  • Explore in style with a chauffeured private tour with visits and tastings at selection boutique wineries around Rioja, indulge in a tapas lunch with accompanying wines

  • Stay in restored 300-year-old flour mill, now a charming 4* hotel

  • Explore in style on a private chauffeured wine tour in Ribera del Duero and sample a platter of suckling lamb with the wines of Ribera del Duero

from $1,838 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights and car hire are included with this package.

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Trip details

The Rioja Vineyards at Elciego
Day 1

After flying from London to Bilbao, self drive from the airport to the capital of ‘La Rioja’ and stay in central hotel. Choose between staying in Logrono or Haro. That evening why not enjoy a Tapas Crawl in Logrono on Calle Laurel – The highlight of a visit to Rioja is being able to stroll along streets, well-known for the pincho bars, each one offering its own gastronomical specialties!

Day 2

Your Rioja wine tasting tour continues with a full day private wine tasting experience around Rioja with your English speaking guide who will chauffeur you for the day. You will visit a winery before visiting an ancient vineyard dating to the 14th century. This is followed by a typical Riojan tapas lunch. You will visit a wine estate in the afternoon before returning to the hotel.

Ribero del Duero Wineries in Spain
Day 3

As your self-drive holiday in Spain unfolds, discover Ribera del Duero, as you travel past medieval castles, ancient walled cities, and wildflower fields before you arrive in Aranda del Duero. With aromas of baked lamb this might be your first opportunity to sample famous local cuisine

Day 4

Your private wine guide will arrive after breakfast as you explore the architectural jewel that has already become a symbol of Ribera del Duero with a spectacular visit to start your day. Sample a platter of suckling lamb with the wines of Ribera del Duero before visiting a prestigious Bodegas, one of the most renowned wineries in Ribera del Duero

Day 5

As you meander home, visit Peñafiel Castle located in Peñafiel, Valladolid. Or if you have the time visit to the impressive Dinastía Vivanco museum is always a must, a fascinating look at not just wine, but the culture behind the drink over the last 10,000 years. We also recommend a stop to visit the Guggenheim Museum.

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