Scenic Bilbao and Rioja private wine tour


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First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Bilbao, Rioja and Haro.

Two full day tours in one as we go for a tasting tour at the wine bodegas around Haro in the Rioja wine district in the morning before returning to Bilbao for a visit to the Guggenheim and to enjoy the stunning views of Bilbao from the Artxanda Hill and maybe sit down and have a rest in the shade under the trees in the park. Then we take the car down to the old town where we end our day with a walking tour and I introduce you to the famous pintxos at Plaza Nueva.

Come along for a scenic tour around some of the most beautiful sights of both Bilbao and Rioja while you learn about the regions history and enjoy the best of the famous local wine and gastronomy having both a delicious Rioja style lunch at a traditional restaurant in Haro and later on a pintxo-tour in Bilbao's old town.

A chance to experience the beautiful buildings and sights of Bilbao combined with a Rioja wine trip that includes visiting some of the most prestigious bodegas in Spain and of course tasting fantastic wine.


Pick up at the cruise ship terminal and then a 60 minute ride to Haro, the wine capital of Rioja, in a private air conditioned car. We visit some of the most prestigious bodegas for a tasting tour before we go into town for a Rioja style lunch at a traditional restaurant.

After lunch we return to Bilbao and visit the beautiful Guggenheim museum and admire its famous architecture. Then we take the short ride up to Artxanda Hill for stunning views all over Bilbao.

Afterwards we set out to explore the historic old town with its picturesque narrow alleys and Gothic buildings. We then end our day at Plaza Nueva where I introduce you to the micro cuisine of the pintxos before taking you back to a well earned rest on the cruise ship.

This excursion includes moderate walking with some steps in Haro and around the Guggenheim Museum and within the pedestrianized old town.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal, I will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name.

Please note that the port authorities are causing us independent guides a lot of troubles lately in Bilbao and do not allow us to pick up passengers at the terminal by car why I would meet you at the terminal and then walk 500 meters with you to the van.

End location: Cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 14 hours

Tour conducted rain or shine.


Air conditioned minivan.

What’s Included

Guide service.
Private transport in air conditioned car.
All parking, petrol and toll fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - Depending on your choice of menu at the restaurant.

What’s Extra

Food and drinks at the restaurants.
Tasting fees at the bodegas.
Optional; admission to the Guggenheim 13 euro/person.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jakob put a great tour together for us. We wanted to do wine tastings and he put together an itinerary that was just super.
Ursula Bevan

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