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Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian

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    What to Expect
    Meet a driver at your San Sebastian hotel for 8:15am departure, then begin the trip to the La Rioja wine region in a climate-controlled minivan.

    The first stop of the day is one of La Rioja’s most traditional wineries, where you’ll learn every step of the Rioja winemaking process. Following the tour, pause for a tasting of five different wines that are produced onsite.

    Continue to two additional wineries, sampling at least two distinct wines at each location for a broad perspective on the flavors and aromas of local wines. Lunch is at a fourth La Rioja winery—descend into a maze of underground wine caves and tunnels, which make an atmospheric setting for a generous Spanish picnic.

    Pour a glass of red crianza wine to accompany a Spanish omelet, tomato salad, Iberian ham, and a plate of locally-produced cheeses. Head to the medieval village of Laguardia for an after-lunch stroll, setting an easy going pace through the town, where you’ll find historic the Marques del Riscal and Ysios wineries tucked into the winding streets.

    This 9-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick the clients in any hotel or apartment in San Sebastian city. If staying in a pedestrian area, that our van can not drive in, we ask the clients to walk 2 to 3 minutes to the place, where we can pull the van , and pick them up.
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    Returns to original departure point
    • Wine tastings
    • Professional Driver/Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
    • Optional wine purchases
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • A minimum of 4 people is required to run the tour
    • A maximum of 16 people per booking
    • A maximum of 16 people per group
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 4 people confirmed. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Today my friends and I attended an amazing tour of Rioja wineries and Laguardia as led by our guide Xabi Garzarain. Xabi is a fabulous host and a true local who is well versed in not only wine and gastronomy but the history and culture...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank alyssastar
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    Priceless, private guided tour of la rioja vineyards. Worked out perfectly for myself and fiancee. Our guide was very knowledgeable of local wines, culture and all things basque. Also very accommodating, picked us up directly at our hotel and got us home safely. Overall amazing...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Dennis T
    Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

    My friends and I enjoyed our Rioja tour! The wines we tasted were exceptional and were paired with small bites that matched well with the wines. And Edu, our host at the Estatu winery, kept us laughing with his stories and introduced us to their...More

    1  Thank Panauhin-ng-Mundo
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    We took the Rioja winery tour with Juan and couldn't be happier with the experience! It was an perfect introduction to Spanish wine. Jon (the owner) was very responsive and helpful over email. Our guide Juan was super friendly, personable and knowledgable about wine, basque,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Taiyangliu
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    Myself and three friends did this tour in July 2020 and had a fantastic time. Our guide Andy has lived in the Basque region for 15 years and was brilliant in filling us in on the quirks of the region. Andy asked some simple questions...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    28 June 2019|
    Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
    Jon offers several different wineries depending on the date and time of the tour. I would suggest that you reach out to Jon @basquetours directly to discuss this,
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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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