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WHAT YOU´LL DO
Experience a culinary journey through Spain and the Basque Country and uncover the secret behind the basque cuisine
- Day 1: Arrival in the Rioja region
- Day 2: Guided tour of Laguardia, visit a winery and Marqués de Riscal
- Day 3: Visit a winery and museum Dinastía Vivanco and the city of Haro
- Day 4: Guided tour of the Old Town of Labastida and a winery boutique
WHAT TO EXPECT
Day 1 - LA RIOJA ALAVESA
Arrival in the Rioja region, dinner and accommodation.
Day 2 - LAGUARDIA - ELCIEGO
Breakfast at hotel.
Guided tour of Laguardia, its history is written on its stones, which is waiting to be read by visitors. The subsoil of Laguardia is pierced by wineries or ‘caves’, dug under the houses and streets, about 6 feet deep.
We will visit the Eguren Ugarte winery, with over 2km of underground cellars, excavated mostly manually, it becomes a must for lovers of Rioja Alava wine or just for history buffs and lovers of sensory experiences. After the visit we will have a tasting of 3 different wines and a tasty tapa. Lunch at the wine cellar with a typical menu with local products.
At the scheduled time in the afternoon, transfer to Elciego, we will get to know “the best representation of the innovative spirit of Marqués de Riscal and his world of sensations is undoubtedly the building designed by the Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry, who has created a work which, although full of shapes, is in perfect harmony with the landscape of the area.” Visit to the winery and tasting of two wines.
Return to hotel and free time.
Day 3 - BRIONES - HARO
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, we will go to Briones, precisely to the Dynastía Vivanco winery that will surprise us with its own museum. During the morning we will be able to understand the wine from the vineyard to the palate through a tasting course.
Lunch at the winery. “Tradition, products of the land, creativity in the kitchen and sophistication at the table”
In the afternoon, visit to Haro, internationally known for its wines. The city of Haro has many tourist and cultural attractions that make it a favorite for many on their weekends and vacation destinations. It is this mix of culture, landscape and cuisine that make a visit to our city unforgettable.
To end the day we will visit a winery that is where perhaps it best sums up the extraordinary coincidences between the mild climate and severity of the land.
Enjoy a wine tasting and local products.
Day 4 - LABASTIDA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Labastida, a small town full of history from ancient times to the present. Labastida is a beautiful villa in the heart of Rioja Alavesa.
Guided tour of the Old Town, from the Romanesque to the Baroque with a visit to Fortaleza Temple of Christ and the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
Finish off the tour with an experience in a winery boutique where we will enjoy an unparalleled experience combining good wines with local products.
With a private tour guide, the schedule, duration and activities can be adjusted to meet your needs. Please, provide any special requests you have.
Please note that this tour is a culture and food tour. But, you will get a pair of local snacks as well as a walk through the old quarter of San Sebastian in order to learn about the Basque culture and gastronomy. Please note that you will not receive a full meal.
- Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a full refund
- Cancellations between 15 days and 48 hours will be charged 50%
- Cancellations 48 hours in advance will be charged 100%