Architectural Rioja Wine Tour from Bilbao

A small-group tour promises an intimate way to explore the area and get to know people with your same wine interests

The Rioja Region is unique in that it has wineries that produce excellent wines but also boast world-renowned architecture. In this tour you will be able to discover the magnificence of Rioja through a perfect fusion of vineyards, excellent wines and renowned architects.

Enjoy at least 6 wines. Have a wonderful full Riojano lunch. Visit Laguardia. Take the best pictures form our secret spots.

In case any of these wineries (Marques de Riscal or Ysios) were fully booked we will take you to that winery to take pictures and in addition we will take you to another architectural winery for full winery visit. Expect to visit the Viña real winery (oak barrel shape) or the Baigorri winery with a 35 meters underground structure covered in glass!

*Please Please be aware that the visits to these wineries are semi-private as the cellars generally experience high-demand

per adult from

$396

NZD

Duration

9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - Simple (but delicious) three course Riojano lunch with wine
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Entrance to the wineries and wine tastings
    • Entry/Admission - Bodegas Marques de Riscal
    • Entry/Admission - Bodegas Ysios
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Bodegas Marques de Riscal, 01340 Elciego Spain

    We will start our Architectural Rioja Tour from Bilbao with a guided visit of the Marques de Riscal winery designed by one of todays leading architects, Franck Gehry. (Also famed for the Guggeheim museum in Bilbao). Expect to taste three different wines.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bodegas Ysios, Camino de la Hoya, 01300 Laguardia Spain

    We will visit the Ysios cellar designed by Santiago Calatrava. The structure boasts many architectural features, for example, the roof aims to simulate te Sierra Cantabria (the mountain range that importantly helps to create the Rioja micro climate).

    You will have a tutored tasting where you will taste two of their remarkable wines with an aperitif (normally Iberian ham).

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Laguardia, Laguardia, Province of Alava, Basque Country

    You will enjoy a simple (but delicious) three course Riojano lunch with wine and coffee included

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Laguardia, Laguardia, Province of Alava, Basque Country

    We will head to Laguardia for a walk around the beautiful walled, medieval city of LaGuardia, with its underground cellars and wineries. Possibly one of the most beautiful villages in La Rioja


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Spain
    Ports
    • Getxo
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Northern Spain Gastronomy

Activity ID: V-74295P14

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