The Taste of Rioja tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

220049


Categories

Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers, although without wine tasting.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), Russian (fluent), German (basic), French (basic), English (fluent)

An excellent wine region with a private guide


I invite you to discover the taste of Rioja in a private tour. We will drive through the landscape of an outstanding beauty, to the land where lovely towns scattered along the wine-growing plantations. We will visit one of the most iconic towns with a large wine making tradition. This town is situated on top of a hill, guarding the valleys. It preserves its medieval atmosphere on its streets and surroundings. The hill hides inside a maze of subterranean passages used for wine aging since immemorial times.
You will be visiting two wineries where one can learn about different types of Rioja wines and their elaboration. You will be surprised with the variety of wineries and the difference between wines, made even in the same town!

Itinerary

You will go to Laguardia town.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You will be met at your hotel.

End location: You will be returned to your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

This tour may last from 8 to 10 hours.
It is also possible on Saturdays.

Transportation

Private air conditioned car with driver.

What’s Included

A private modern air conditioned car with driver and all the expenses related with car, as well as my services as your private tour guide during the visit.

You will be visiting 2 wineries in a group of other English speaking visitors. There are proper guides inside the wineries.

Wine tasting is included in your visit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 Euro - 25 euros is needed to pay visits to 2 wineries.
50 Euros. This amount will be enough to have light meal and to buy a small souvenir.
A bottle of a good Rioja wine costs from 5 to 130 euros, but the average price of a really good wine will rarely exceed 20 euros.

What’s Extra

Visits to wineries are not included! It will be about 25 euros per person.

Any food and drink during your visit.
Personal expenses.

Please let me know if you are interested in a particular winery, I am sure I can arrange it.

A private visit (the whole winery just for you!) is also possible - ask me how!

A Recent Review of this tour

We saw Emma four days in a row in Basque Country and couldn't have asked for a better guide or a better introduction to this beautiful part of Spain. She constantly seemed to be bending over backwards to please and to provide surprises whether it was Eduardo Chillida's Wind Comb sculptures or a centuries-old wine cellar in Laguardia. By the time she and her husband (our driver) let us off at the Bilbao Airport, we thought we had not only gotten history lessons and gastronomy insights, but new friends.
Tom Shortlidge

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