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1 Day Rioja Luxury private tour

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Tour description

With this luxury tour of Rioja, you will follow the steps of Ernest Hemmingway during his days in Rioja. Discover what the artist most loved about this land and why. You will also get seduced by one of our favorite wineries in Rioja. Here art and wine go hand in hand in an amazing chateau-style winery.

This luxury Rioja wine tour focuses on old vintages. You will taste wines that date 20 years or more.

Lunch for this luxury tour is offered at Marques de Riscal iconic Bistro restaurant. This venue offers the perfect contrast of Frank Gehry’s celebrated architecture with the historic cellars and the verdant hills of the vineyards. All in all,  an ideal setting for a true rioja exquisite gourmet experience.

This Private wine tour of Rioja includes

Professional Guide

A highly experienced, friendly wine expert for the day in Rioja

Top quality vehicle

Transportation through Rioja in a high quality minivan or car with air-conditioning

Delicious meal at Marques de Riscal 1860 restaurant

A high quality riojan lunch at the iconic 1860 Bistro restaurant at Marques de Riscal

2 stops at wineries & tasting of old vintages

- Premium guided visit at a centuries old winery that is propoably Rioja´s best preserved and longest underground cellar - A chateau style winery with excellent wines and a luxurious environment

Guide walk in Laguardia

Enjoy a guided walk through the charming medieval town of Laguardia

Landscapes & vineyards

Enjoy some of the most impressive vineyard landscapes in Rioja

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Hotel pick-up and drop-off from some towns in Rioja region (Logroño, Haro, and villages on the way from these 2 cities, including Elciego, Briñas, Briones, Villabuena de Alava or Laguardia.). Pick-up from other locations in Rioja also available, please enquire for more information.

Taxes & services

21% Spanish Taxes (VAT). Complimentary water

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

Hotel pick-up: Please indicate your accomodation details in the booking form if available when you book the tour. Please make sure that your accomodation is in the area described above in Rioja or Rioja Alavesa to ensure this is the right tour for you. Please indicate also if you have any dietary restrictions.

Traditional Rioja wine tour - Itinerary

The tour will typically start with pick-up at 09:30 (but pick-up time will be confirmed later since it may depend on your accommodation and the wine tour schedule that day)

This is a sample itinerary though changes may apply due to availability at wineries

Hotel Pick-up
The tour starts at the hotel or accomodation where you stay in Rioja (pick up is possible from Logroño, Haro, Laguardia, Elciego or villages on the way from Logroño to Haro)
Stop #1 - First winery stop
The underground cellars of this winery, unearthed across several centuries, are amongst the oldest in Rioja and with no doubt the most architecturally impressive, and long underground cellars in Rioja, spanning one kilometer in length. Here, renowned vintages are carefully kept in bottles for preservation.
Stop #2 - Second winery stop
Our next stop will be at a winery that focuses on low yields and that makes of terroir its identity. A winery that only focuses on exquisite quality, with very low vineyard yields and very high self-exacting standards. Time seems to run slowly here and during the visit yo will discover yourself contemplating a precious piece of art, tasting amazing wines from old vintages or comfortably seated learning about Rioja and its terroir
Stop #3 - Lunch
For this exclusive tour, we have arranged a lunch at Bistro 1860 in the city of wine of Marques de Riscal. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the remarkable building crafted by renowned Canadian architect Frank Gehry and commissioned by Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary titanium curves, a unique creation of the prestigious architect. The restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Riojan cuisine.
Laguardia
Perched atop a hill, Laguardia is a village where cars are not allowed. The walls date back to the 13th century and you will enjoy from here panoramic view of the wine region. Its winding, cobblestone streets and alleyways maintain a medieval atmosphere.
Hotel drop off
You will safely be dropped-off at your accomodation.

Have a Question?

Have a look first at our Q&A section or contact us

Reviews

"My husband and I decided on the luxury tour since this will be our first wine tasting tour. Unfortunately this tour has spoilt all other future wine tours for us! Even at the “wrong season” for wines, we felt the care and attention gave to ensure this experience will be one we always remember. History, arts was blended very well with the practical, scientific and modern ways wine is made and developed. Plus we didn’t have to worry about transportation since we were picked up and dropped off from our hotel. The guide was knowledgeable and a wonderful host that we were at ease from the start. The hosts of the bodegas we visited were excellent as well. We tasted several delicious wines at our own pace and were guided towards making our own opinions on the wines. It didn’t feel like the usual hard sells or marketing spiels. This was really a “luxury wine tour” that makes you feel special and pampered.
Stlyish winery Rioja
Erika Therese
"IProbably the most remarkable and unexpected historical tour we have ever taken. You don´t often have the pleasure of visiting the very wine cave that Ernest Hemingway frequented in the 1950's. Our expectations were surpassed. We have visited in the past renowned wineries in Napa, Washington State, and Oregon. Undoubtedly, this experience was far and away our favorite"
Landscape of Rioja Alvesa
Carl
“The tour was amazing and Diego was a great guide. We enjoyed the art collection, the lunch at Marques Riscal and above all the wines! We felt fortunate to drink wines not available elsewhere”
Briones in Rioja
monica

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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 9:30 AM but it is confirmed on a case by case basis
  • At what time will we be back to our accomodation? At around 17:30 – 18:00. This may depend on where your hotel o flat is located, and also on the itinerary for the day
  •  Contact us in case of doubts.
  • 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.

Winetourismspain.com 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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