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

Private luxury tour from Madrid to Barcelona with Bilbao and San Sebastian


Private tour description

Get to know with this luxury 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 will experience it in a variety of ways, from dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant to a fun and authentic walking tapas tour. 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 or Rioja
  • High quality meals including Michelin restaurants and food tours
  • A personalized online itinerary for you to be able to access throughout your journey including ideas & suggestions

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 – by private car or minivan, including airport pick up and drop off on the first and last dates of the tour

Top quality meals

6 top quality meals (3 of them during the wine and food tours, and 3 tapas tours)

Top cultural highlights

Stops at fantastic locations to enjoy great hidden gems.

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 (at least 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 will contact you approximately 20 to 15 days prior to the date of your tour with all details and recommendations

Madrid to Barcelona private tour itinerary

This 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 luxury car or minivan is included throughout your journey with pickup from the entrance of your hotel. 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 – Bilbao

Day 5. Bilbao – San Sebastian

Day 6. French Basque country from San Sebastian

Day 7. Rioja wine region

Day 8.  Rioja to Barcelona

Day 9. Barcelona

Day 10. Barcelona

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”. Your personalised itinerary will include our top recommendations for things to see and do during your free time in Madrid.
DAY 2 - Madrid
Free day to enjoy visits to El Prado Museum, The Royal Palace and many of the top attractions in Madrid. Your itinerary will include recommendations on restaurants and top things to enjoy this day
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 - Bilbao
You will have time to enjoy a visit to the amazing Burgos cathedral (amongst Spain´s top 5 cathedrals) and then head to Bilbao. After having checked in at your hotel you will enjoy a tapas meal with your guide and in the evening you will visit the Guggenheim museum and enjoy free time in Bilbao
DAY 5 - Bilbao- San Sebastian
You will be driven to San Sebastian, Spain´s top gastronomy destination. After checking in at your elegant hotel your guide will take you to some of the best tapas bars in the city. You will then enjoy free time in San Sebastian. On your request, the local team can book you dinner at one of the Michelin star restaurants in San Sebastian
DAY 6 - French Basque country
Today you will enjoy a 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 7 - 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 in an old cave of a charming small town where you will enjoy traditional Riojan cuisine. 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 hotel in Logroño
Day 8 - Rioja to Barcelona
It takes 4,5 hours to be driven to Barcelona from Rioja. Your private transfer will include a stop in the beautiful city of Zaragoza for lunch.
Day 9 - Barcelona
Having enjoyed a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be able to enjoy free time to enjoy some of the many things to see and do in Barcelona. Depending on your interests, your designated tour expert will recommend the best way to spend your day in Barcelona and discover this amazing city. For the last night of your trip, we have selected for you a very special farewell dinner at a restaurant that offers spectacular views over the city and the mediterranean sea.
Day 10 - End your trip
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. If you would prefer to stay longer in Barcelona the itinerary can easily accomodate for an extension.

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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"
Catherine, Philadeplphia - USA
"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."
-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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