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Madrid, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, San Sebastian and Bordeaux

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Ideal private tour for red wine lovers. Not a red wine lover? You are sure to become one after this premium tour. We have designed this tour for you to discover some of the best wineries and vineyard landscapes on your way from Madrid to the beachside northern city of San Sebastian. Compare your newfound love for Spanish wines with those of France with a private day trip to Bordeaux. Our private 4-day tour is certain to be the highlight of your holiday in Spain. Please note that our tours are flexible and we accomodate extra nights and changes to the itinerary

Highlights

- 3 private wine tours in one, tasting some of the best wines of Spain and France

- Discover the prestigious wine regions of Ribera del Duero and Rioja in Spain

- Visit the renowned Bordeaux wine region with a private day tour to France

- Local tour guides that make sure you enjoy every step of your journey

- Top local gastronomy and the best Spanish and French wines

- Comfortable transportation taking you from Madrid to northern Spain (or vice versa)

Included

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at high quality hotels with buffet breakfasts (1 night in Burgos & 2 in San Sebastian)
  • Visit at least 2-3 wineries in each wine region (Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Bordeaux); guided tour in English of each winery by a local wine expert or the owners themselves
  • 2 of our expert English-speaking tour guides (1 from Madrid to Rioja & 1 for day trip to Bordeaux)
  • Transportation in a comfortable luxury minivan
  • Guided wine tastings at each winery visited
  • 3 high quality meals (at a winery or top local restaurant) with wine included
  • Optional: extra nights in San Sebastian; transportation to Bilbao or Barcelona (just ask!)
  • Fascinating stops to enjoy the sites along the way (ex. Segovia, Peñafiel, Burgos and Laguardia)

Excluded

  • Any product or service not specified in the previous section.
  • Tips for your guide

Please Note

How do I make my reservation?
To make your reservation, simply send us your request by clicking on “Make an enquiry”. We will contact you as soon as possible to confirm availability of your dates.

I would like to extend the trip and add another tour of yours that I like
Yes, of course, please contact us with your preferences. Additionally, if you add another 1-day or Multi-day tour from Madrid to this one, you will receive a 5% discount on the second tour.

Cancellation and changes policy

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 within 7 days prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.

Any change request made by the customer after already having booked and confirmed the dates of the trip may imply an additional administration fee of 5% and may also impact the overall trip price due to provider price changes. Cancellation of the trip may be necessary if date changes impact availability (in which case, the cancellation policy will apply).

This 3-day private tour from Madrid to San Sebastian offers a unique and fantastic way to reach the coast of northern Spain while traveling through three prestigious wine regions, Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Bordeaux (France). You will have the opportunity to discover some of the best wine and gastronomy of two European countries in just three days, a unique experience carefully designed by our travel experts. Transportation by private luxury minivan and not just one, but two, local friendly expert guides (one from Madrid to Rioja and one from San Sebastian to Bordeaux). The tour includes dropoff at your hotel in San Sebastian, although overnight in Bordeaux or transportation to Bilbao or Barcelona are also options available upon request.

Day 1 Madrid-Segovia-Ribera del Duero-Burgos
Day 2 Burgos-Rioja-San Sebastian
Day 3 San Sebastian-Bordeaux-San Sebastian
Day 4 San Sebastian

*The following is the most probable itinerary. It is subject to change depending on availability and days of the week.

DAY 1 - Madrid – Ribera del Duero - Burgos

Pickup from your hotel in central Madrid by your friendly local guide for your private tour to Ribera del Duero, a Spanish wine region known for its quality red wines. On your way to the first winery, you will enjoy a stop in Segovia to marvel at the views of the Roman aqueduct, Cathedral, and the Alcazar castle. Once in Ribera del Duero, you will visit two top wineries selected by our experts. Each visit consists of a guided tour of the winery led by one of the owners or winery professional and a special lunch of local gastronomy will be served at one of the wineries.

After a complete day through wine country and the Castilian countryside, you will be dropped off at your hotel in the beautiful small city of Burgos for the night. Your tour guide will provide recommendations for a relaxing evening stroll through the city and restaurants or tapas bars for dinner in the center of Burgos close to your hotel.

DAY 2 – Burgos - Rioja - San Sebastian

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel this morning. Your tour guide will pick you up for day 2 to the picturesque Rioja wine region. Our experts have chosen two contrasting and interesting wineries for your itinerary today. Each winery tour will be guided by an English-speaking winery professional and conclude with a guided wine tasting. Lunch will be enjoyed at a traditional local restaurant for you to get an excellent introduction of the Riojan gastronomy.

Throughout the day, you cannot miss the beautiful vineyard landscapes this region has to offer and your tour guide will be sure to take you to some of the best spots from which to enjoy spectuacular views. Your private tour of Rioja will end with a private transfer to your hotel in San Sebastian, where we recommend an evening stroll on the boardwalk of La Concha beach and a casual dinner of San Sebastian’s famous “pintxos” in the Casco Viejo.

DAY 3 – San Sebastian - Bordeaux - San Sebastian

After breakfast at your hotel, your local tour guides awaits you for your private day trip to the world famous Bordeaux wine region in France. After getting to know two of Spain’s best wine regions, it will surely be interesting to compare them with the most important wine region in France (and possibly the world).

Your day consists of visits to two fabulous wineries in Saint Emilion and Pessac Leognan. You will taste fantastic wines and enjoy a special gastronomic wine pairing lunch in the heart of Saint Emilion, an amazing city and UNESCO World Heritage site. At the end of a very memorable day, you will be driven back to your hotel in San Sebastian.

DAY4 – San Sebastian

Breakfast is included at your hotel. We will provide a recommended itinerary for your free day in this beautiful coastal and gastronomic city.

Upon request, we can also include transportation to extend your trip to Bilbao or Barcelona.


This tour has been selected by the Sunday Telegraph among the 50 most romantic ideas for holidays in the world



My husband and I were looking to include Ribera del Duero and Rioja in our 2-week trip to Spain. We feel quite lucky to have found this tour through Wine Tourism Spain. Our guide was very professional, interesting and knowledgeable. And we loved that we did not have to worry about driving and could enjoy the amazing wines. Everything was well planned and top quality. We would definitely recommend this private tour.
-Jane (Seattle, USA) 


Highlight of our trip! The price seemed expensive at first but everything was included and we did not have to worrry about a thing. The wineries were very different & everyone was very nice. Could not have asked for more.
-Alexander (Canada) 

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