Spanish Winery and Medieval Village Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

75012


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Catalan (basic)

Sip And Savor Local Wines And Explore A Quaint Medieval Village With Private Car And Private Tour.


Come with me 50 minutes west of Valencia to sip local wines and explore Spain's medieval and Moorish history.

We will visit the quaint medieval town of Requena, best known for the Spanish wine denomination 'Utiel-Requena'. There are dozens of wineries, but we will visit one of the best with a full tour of the winery and the production process, including tasting. In old Requena town, we will do one more tasting, sampling 3-5 different wines from this region at the 'Wine Club'.

Lunch will be a three-course meal of your choice inside a beautiful 300 year old medieval home. We will then climb the medieval castle for gorgeous views of the countryside and a step into the medieval past of Spain.

After a short walk around the small town, we will end in the main plaza where we will visit Moorish caves underneath the old town, used in medieval times for wine storage among other things.

If time permits, we may stop at the famed medicinal waters of "Siete Aguas" - a fountain said relieve drinkers of all ailments!

Itinerary

We leave around 9:30 from your hotel or the port and make a stop in the small town of 'Siete Aguas' or 7 Waters, about 45 min. outside VLC, that has a very famous water fountain that is said to heal all ailments.

We then proceed to our first bodega, on of the 'most elite' of Utiel-Requena region. A lovely old winery in business since 1808, where we get a full tour. We then try a red, a white, and a cava (Spain's sparkling wine).

In the old medieval quarter, we will visit a 'wine club' that has a selection of all the Utiel-Requena and Valencia area wines that you may try. Each week they promote a different bodega and on any given day you can try 3-5 of the best.

By this time, you will have worked up an appetite, and we go to a 300 year old restaurant, to sit on the outdoor patio, weather permitting, to enjoy a 3-course meal (not included). Prices are between 12-18€ for a full and lovely meal.

A medieval castle tower and Moorish and medieval caves will be visited before or after lunch, if time permits.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

I can shorten this tour if necessary. Please note, our stop in SIETE AGUAS will depend on our timing of the day.

Transportation

4 people or fewer - Mercedes Class B (like a small SUV).
4-6 people - Chrysler minivan with tinted windows, leather seats, and electric doors.
7+ people - Please consult.

IMPORTANT NOTE (for groups of 6): In my touring car, the middle two seats are very large and comfortable, and the back seat is a bench seat for 3 people. This may be a tight squeeze, so I need a confirmation that this is alright before I accept the booking. I can also book minibus at an additional charge.

What’s Included

Other: Private car with pick-up and drop-off in a Mercedes Class B or a Chrysler Grand Voyager and a bilingual driver/guide including all driving expenses (gas, parking, etc.). If you are more than 6, I can hire a mini-bus with driver for an extra charge, please consult if so.

Wine tastings at Requena's wine club and at the vineyard estate.

All entrances, including the medieval tower, Moorish caves, wine club and vineyard estate tour.

Guided tour by a Spanish-American bilingual professional with more than 15 years in the European tourism industry and official Spanish guide.

PRIVATE tour, catering only to you with no one included that is not your party.

Commitment to total client satisfaction and American-style pre-tour, touring and post-tour service.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros - You may want to purchase wine, gifts, or souvenirs. Please note, the price of lunch is not included.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch. I will make reservations at a place I love that has 3-course meals from 16-120€- very affordable.

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Sara-Kate is a true professional and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the tour.
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    Activity Level

    75012


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent), Catalan (basic)

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