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Bilbao to Rioja Private Tour


Tour description

Get to know the world-famous Rioja wine region with this full-day private tour of Rioja from Bilbao. After pickup from your hotel in Bilbao, you will spend an amazing day discovering this well-known wine region with your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Your day includes 3 quality wineries in Rioja and a quality lunch with wine. You will have time to enjoy the charming village of Laguardia with its medieval walls and incredible views.

What we like most about this tour of Rioja from Bilbao

  • A friendly English-speaking tour guide with vast knowledge of this part of Spain
  • Pickup from your hotel and comfortable transportation by private vehicle
  • 3 fantastic quality wineries of contrasting styles (an English-guided tour of one of them with wine tasting at all 3 wineries)
  • Wine tasting at each of the wineries and delicious local gastronomy
  • The beautiful village of Laguardia and its wonderful views of Rioja’s vineyards

This Rioja winery tour from Bilbao includes

Professional Guide

A highly experienced, friendly wine expert for the day in Rioja and on the way from Bilbao and back

Top quality vehicle

Transportation from Bilbao and through Rioja in a luxury minivan with air-conditioning

High quality meal

A high quality traditional lunch with wine and coffee included (vegetarian options available)

Landscapes & vineyards

Visit to the charming medieval town of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa

3 winery visits and top quality wine tasting

Tasting at three of our favourite wineries in Rioja Alavesa region and Rioja Alta. At least 7-8 wines tasted in total

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Bilbao. You could also be dropped off at a hotel in Rioja (Haro or Laguardia) included in the price or Logroño and other towns (at an extra charge. Please consult us)

Taxes & services

21% Spanish Taxes (VAT). Complimentary water

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

Hotel pick-up: Your guide for this private tratiional Rioja day tour will contact you approximately before the date of your tour to reconfirm the location of your hotel for pick-up, pick-up time and other details.

Traditional Rioja wine tour - Itinerary

The following is a sample itinerary for the day. The itinerary is subject to change depending on availability and schedule at wineries.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Bilbao in the morning (typically at 09:00) for a fantastic day in Rioja wine country. Accompanied by your English-speaking tour guide, you will visit 3 excellent wineries in the wine region and taste their high-quality wines. The day will normally start with a short stop at Laguardia: this charming and historic medieval village is perfect to enjoy its narrow cobbled streets and enjoying the views of Rioja’s vineyards from up above. 

At the first winery, you will get to see the different areas of the winery led by an English-speaking guide and receive explanations of the winemaking process. On the tour, while you get from one winery to the next, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the extensive vineyard landscapes of Rioja and will also learn about the way wine is produced in this world-famous wine region. Lunch for the day will be set in another fantastic riojan village where you will enjoy a traditional Riojan lunch complete with wine.

After a fantastic local lunch and  a complete day of wine, food, and new sites, you will make your way back to Bilbao and be dropped off at your hotel.

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We really enjoyed our private tour. Both driver & guide made a lot of effort to make sure we enjoyed our trip & the wineries were well chosen. Thanks!
Wine tasting in Haro

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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.
  • What it the pick -up time in my accomodation? Pick-up is typically at around 09:00 AM but it is confirmed before the day of the tour on a case by case basis
  • At what time will we be back to our accomodation? At around 17:00. This may depend on where your hotel o flat is located, and also on the itinerary for the day
  • Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
  • Can I play 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 from Rioja 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 Rioja and will ensure your tour includes amazing wineries. is the most secure, easy and best way to experience the fantastic wineries of Rioja.  This tour offers 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 Rioja wine country. 

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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