Madrid to Barcelona Private tour via Bilbao and San Sebastian - Madrid to Barcelona Private tour via Bilbao and San Sebastian -

Private tour from Madrid to Barcelona with Rioja, Bilbao and San Sebastian


Private tour description

This tour can also be enjoyed from Barcelona to Madrid. You may also prefer to end and start in the same city (Barcelona or madrid) No problem with that either. Let our team know about your plans

Get to know with this private tour from Madrid to Barcelona the wine regions of Ribera del Duero and Rioja with guided visits to some of the most interesting wineries of each region. You will enjoy Spain´s superb gastronomy in San Sebastian and Bilbao, discover fantastic villages in Rioja, taste at surprising wineries and much more! The tour begins and ends in Spain´s largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, 2 cities that are not to be missed and with plenty to see.

Almost everything included and of top quality. No need to spend much more during your trip.

  • A local expert travel consultant will organize your trip. Save time and ensure that your trip will be a success.
  • Excellent hotels in each city
  • Discover with an expert 2 of Spain´s most prestigious wine regions: Ribera del Duero and Rioja
  • High-quality meals including a Michelin restaurant, lunches at wineries, top paella and a tapas tour

This Private tour from Madrid includes

Professional Guides

Friendly local tour guides for many parts of the itinerary (you will enjoy time on your own for a great balance)

Transfers with quality vehicles

Transportation to each city included in the itinerary -except from San Sebastian to Barcelona by train– by private car or minivan, including airport pick up and drop off on the first and last dates of the tour Train tickets from San Sebastian to Barcelona

Top quality gastronomy

6 top quality lunches or dinners: 3 excellent meals during the wine or food tours, a tapas tour in Madrid, a Michelin star restaurant in Bilbao and a paella dinner in Barcelona.

Top cultural highlights and private tours with local experts

Stops at fantastic locations to enjoy great hidden gems. . Visit to the Cathedral in Segovia and 2 private tours (Bilbao and Barcelona) including 2 of Spain´s top highlights: the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

3 private wine and food tours

- Private guided wine tour of Ribera del Duero (at least 2 winery visits) with a stop to see the highlights of the amazing city of Segovia - Private guided wine tour of Rioja (2 winery visits) - Private tour to the French Basque country from San Sebastian to enjoy Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz and Hondarribia

Taxes, Tolls & services

21% Spanish Taxes (VAT). Complimentary water

Excellent hotels

9 nights accommodation with breakfast at superb 4 star hotels chosen by our experts. The hotels are centrally located and of excellent quality.

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

You will receive an itinerary approximately 2 weeks prior to the date of your tour with all details

Madrid to Barcelona private tour itinerary

This Spain private tour offers an easy and fantastic way to discover amazing parts of Spain and enjoy authentic Spanish food and wine. No need for renting a car and inputting addresses into your GPS. Transportation by private quality car or minivan is included throughout your journey. Leave it to the experts to plan your personalized itinerary and indulge yourself with the best gastronomy and wine of Spain.

Day 1. Madrid 

Day 2. Madrid

Day 3. Madrid – Segovia- Ribera del Duero Wine Region 

Day 4. Burgos – Rioja wine region

Day 5. Rioja – Bilbao

Day 6. Bilbao – San Sebastian

Day 7. French Basque country from San Sebastian

Day 8.  San Sebastian to Barcelona

Day 9. Barcelona

Day 10. End of Trip

DAY 1 - Madrid
Upon your arrival at the Madrid airport, you will be greeted by your driver for your transfer to your excellent 4* hotel in the city center. You have the day to explore Madrid´s most interesting sites before the start of your tapas food tour, during which you will visit local bars and taste the most typical tapas. You will enjoy the city´s gastronomy like a true “madrileño”.
DAY 2 - Madrid
Today you will enjoy private guided visits to El Prado Museum andThe Royal Palace. Your expert local guide will also provide some hints on how to spend the rest of the day in Madrid
DAY 3 - Madrid – Segovia - Ribera del Duero
Meet your guide and get ready to enjoy wine country. We have selected 2 fantastic wineries for this tour. But the day starts in Segovia; a stunningly beautiful city. It overflows with culture and heritage. From Segovia you will head to wine country. Our first stop will be at a winery where you will learn about the different wines in the region. A terroir-based chateau-style winery. A fantastic vineyard and very innovative wine making methods are behind the quality of their wines. Lunch will be enjoyed here, in one of the estate´s private rooms with views of the barrels just a few meters from your table. Sure to be an experience to remember for years to come. You will then visit an amazing ancient winery that produces top quality wines. From this winery you will be driven to Burgos, a true hidden gem.
DAY 4 - Burgos -Rioja wine country
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby for your private tour of Rioja. Your day includes visits to 2 of our favorite wineries and each tour will conclude with wine tasting. Lunch will take place at a unique location: the Bistro restaurant at the iconic marques de Riscal hotel- During the day, your guide will also show you the beautiful vineyard landscapes and take you to some of the best spots to enjoy incredible views. Your private tour of Rioja will end with drop-off at your beautiful hotel in Laguardia
DAY 5 – Rioja - Bilbao
After breakfast in Laguardia your driver will wait for you amd drive you to Bilbao- After having checked in at your hotel you will meet your guide to enjoy a private visit to the Guggemheim museum. For tonight´s dinner you will get to understand why the Basque country has earned such an amazing reputation as a gastronomy destination. We have booked for you a tasting menu with wine pairing at a fantastic Michelin star restaurant.
DAY 6 - Bilbao- San Sebastian
You will be driven to San Sebastian, Spain´s top gastronomy destination. After having checked in at your hotel you will have free time to enjoy La Concha beach, the tapas bars in the old district of San Sebastian or one of its famous restaurants.
DAY 7 - French Basque country
Today you will enjoy a private tour to the French Basque Country. This 8 hour tour focuses on the amazing towns of Biarritz, Saint jean de Luz and Hondarribia. You will discover amazing places and enjoy top quality gastronomy on the way!
Day 8 - San Sebastian to Barcelona
It takes 6 hours to get to Barcelona from San Sebastian by train in a relaxing train ride through Spain. You will typically get to Barcelona at 13:15 (though this may vary depending on train schedules). We have booked for you a dinner next to the mediterranean sea to enjoy an excellent paella
Day 9 - Barcelona
Having enjoyed a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be able to enjoy a private 4 hours tour to discover Barcelona and its top icon, la Sagrada Familia
Day 10 - End your trip
The tour includes transfer from your hotel in Barcelona to the airport We trust that this is the end of a trip that has created lasting memories and that you will return to Spain soon to discover more of what this incredible country has to offer!

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"I wanted to reach out to thank you for organizing the most amazing trip my husband and I have had the pleasure of experiencing in our entire lives! Every single day got better by the minute. The food and wine were beyond amazing and I really stepped out of my comfort zone trying some new dishes that are now some of my new favorite foods! Every location we visited had a unique charm to it and all of the tips you were kind enough to provide us with for the downtime were very much appreciated. I will be dreaming about the trip for years to come and look forward to another trip in Spain in the near future. Also, I wanted to give a special thanks to David – our tour guide for the wine regions! He was extremely knowledgeable and made sure we had two wonderful days exploring the wine and history of each region"
Salamanca cathedral
Catherine, Philadeplphia - USA
We have had time to reflect on all the wonderful things we saw and did. The trip was absolutely amazing in all respects. All the transfers worked out perfectly, and the drivers were always on time (or early) and totally professional. The hotels were very nice, especially the Villa de la Reina in Madrid and the Hotel 1898 in Barcelona. All the guides were very professional and informative. Carlos took good care of us for the first two days of winery visits. David was outstanding on our day to Priorat. In San Sebastián, Ernes and Telmo were also excellent. The meals provided were excellent and we really enjoyed all the amazing food. In the Etxanobe restaurant, the owner/chef even gave us an autographed copy of his cookbook. All the wineries we visited were excellent. The hosts were very informative and took very good care of us, and we brought back as many bottles of wine that we could carry, and even had some shipped (from ValSotillo). So thank you again for your guidance and help in arranging this trip. We plan to return to Spain again!
The Mountain range in Priorat
William H (New Haven)
"Traveling with Wine Tourism Spain was the perfect way to tour the wine country of northern Spain. My husband and I were looking for a guided tour from Madrid to Barcelona by way of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and San Sebastian. The staff at Wine Tourism Spain were extremely helpful and professional. They listened to our wants and came back with an itinerary that we modified to tailor our trip exactly as we wanted. They were always prompt in returning emails and happy to accommodate our changes when requested. Upon arrival in Madrid, we were met at the airport and taken to our hotel to check in before our first of many walking tapas tours (with an english speaking guide). The next day we were picked up by our tour guide and driven into the wine country. His knowledge of the region and of wine was superb and his english was nearly flawless. We spent several days traveling through two wine regions. The wineries that were chosen for us to visit gave us a deeper understanding of both the traditional and modern winemaking in Spain. We discovered some beautiful wines that we are now trying to find in the US. The juxtaposition between the still used traditional methods and the state of art modern methods was quite interesting, while meeting the winemakers was priceless! The accommodations chosen for us fit our expectations perfectly, again with a mix of charming older facilities (two monasteries stood out especially!) and more modern hotels. The restaurants were also outstanding and, similar to the wineries included both traditional and nouveau experiences. All in all, it was an superb experience and I cannot say enough good things about this operation. Our tour guide especially was exceptional and we hope to return to Spain to do another trip with Wine Tourism Spain in the future."
Salamanca cathedral
-Sheila (USA)

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Why with us and Terms

  • Dietary restrictions.  The tour can accomodate nearly all possible dietary restrictions. You will be requested to provide dietary restrictions through the booking process.
  • Can the itinerary be extended? Let us know about your ideas and we will try to adapt the itinerary to best suit your travel plans
  • Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
  • Can I pay with a paypal account? You need to contact us if you wish to pay using Paypal

  • Can I have the name of the wineries we will visit? We do not advertise the names of the wineries visited and prefer not to provide them to ensure we keep the exclusivity of the tour to its maximum for our customers. We only visited small, top wineries that fit perfectly well into the schedule for the day.  

  • Can I propose which wineries to visit? We understand you may love some wines and would like to visit the winery where they are produced. We are happy to listen to your preferences but please bear in mind that some wines are great, but the wineries not worth visiting. Please bear also in mind that some wineries do not accept visits or are not available on many days. Lastly, visiting certain wineries may imply a huge detour. The local team is expert in wine country and will ensure your tour includes the best possible experience to fit the itinerary is the most secure, easy and best way to experience the fantastic wineries of Ribera del Duero and Rioja during your stay in Madrid. Not only can we save you the time and effort of organising your winery visits in English, we can also offer you the opportunity to explore the area in luxury and comfort with your own experienced wine expert guide for the day, and really get to know the wineries and high quality wines in the area.

We only work with the best guides and wine producers in Ribera del Duero and Rioja. We are experts in the region and our customers count on our knowledge to build the perfect tour on the chosen day.

You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people. To proceed to the payment page click “BOOK NOW”.

If you are booking well in advance and prefer to pay a 30% deposit to reserve your date, please contact us by clicking on Contact Us” and we can then send you a payment link for the deposit

If cancelled 30 days before the start of your trip, 15% of the total services cost will be deducted. For cancellations within 30 days of the starting date of the service, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Tours cancelled 7 days or less prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.

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