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La Rioja wine tour with two winery visits with tastings from Bilbao provided by Local Experts Tours Bilbao

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La Rioja wine tour with two winery visits with tastings from Bilbao

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Spain is widely famous for its wines' high quality, and the cradle of these wines, the land that provides its name to the apellation of La Rioja, is not far from Bilbao. Enjoy visiting two wineries, have a relaxing walk through the vineyards, learn the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the aging and finish the experience with a wine tasting in each winery to taste some of the best Rioja wines. Two different wineries will be visited in order to learn the difference from one winery to the other. Along the day we will also visit the charming medieval village of Laguardia were two pintxos and wines will be tasted to have a complete gastronomical day.
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    Laguardia (Basque: Guardia) is a town and municipality located in the southern province of Álava, in the north of Spain; it belongs to the region of Rioja Alavesa, in the Basque Autonomous Community. It has a population of 1500; but in the past it had 2500. The place lies over a hill and it is surrounded by a wall that the King Sancho the Strong ordered to build. There are still preserved five different entries to access the city. Their names are: Mercadal, Carnicerías (Butchers), Páganos, San Juan and Santa Engracia. Additionally, the streets and surroundings of Laguardia still keep a medieval atmosphere that give the city an ancient touch. Regarding the economy, its main strength is the wine industry. Indeed, the wine is elaborated and processed in numerous wineries.
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Duration
7h
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  • Wine tastings are offered in two La Rioja winerie. 5 wines are tasted in total. Also extra wines and two pintxos are offered as snacks.
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  • Extra food and drink are not included.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Under 18 years old are not allowed to drink alchol
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sam Fisher wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our tour guide was Iñigo. He was funny and a experts in the region. We visited to two different wineries. They were all different but each amazing. Luis Cañas winery was super interesting and the winery girl was really nice, the wines were very good too. The second was a family
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Laura L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my wife enjoyed our trip very much greatly thanks to our tour guide, given that great conversation and information was provided. We visited two wineries were we were the only visitors. The wines were spectacular and the lunch was very good, I loved the crunchy pork skin
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Date of experience: February 2020
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vma123 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Inigo was very nice and professiona. He picked us up on time in our hotel in Bilbao and we drove to Rioja in a conortable car. On the way he explained us many things about locals lifestyle. La Rioja is a fantastic area, we did not expect to visit a medieval village like
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cat N wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a great day with Maya visiting Legarda and two local vineyards. We learnt a lot about Basque history and the local region which was really interesting. The staff at the vineyards were really informative and it was excellent to try some Basque wines at the source. I would
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Bfer123 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Iñigo was extremely friendly and knowledagble.He answered all our questions and provided lots of interesting facts about the region and the wine. He tailored tbe trip to our interests. Me and my wife had a really nice day in La Rioja and Laguardia and would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Fantastic tour
The tour was brilliant . Maider , our tour guide was out of this world with knowledge. She really impressed me.  I
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mikelguembe
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Great day trip in the Basque Country
We took this day trip from Bilbao to experience the beauty of Basque Coast and San Sebastian and even in February,
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Smith6015
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Good Tour!
Jon was fantastic!Everyone visiting Basque Country for the first time should take this tour. It came highly recomme
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Akiles87
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Fantastic day in French Basque Coast
Our tour guide was great.He offered hotel pick up which worked out perfectly. Weather was not very good, but still
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291staycation
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Fascinating, warm and welcoming.
Such a lovely tour, with a welcoming and knowledgeable owner with fantastic wine. Our tour guide, Ainhoa was so hel
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San Sebastian Day tour
Had a lovely tour in San Sebastian and Basque Country villages with Josu. We visited San Sebastian old town and the
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519ilyak
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Nice day in Rioja
Good spending of a time for a brief intro into wine in Rioja not going into much details. Had a short walk in a n
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ManuMartin91
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Nice trip!
Very appealing tour. We discovered the magic and the beauty of the coaster towns near Donostia and how they develop
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kopfam4
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Great Tour from Bilbao to San Sebastian and Back!
Recommend Fernando as an excellent tour guide! Very accommodating as he picked us up and returned us to our hotel i
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Tour to san sebastian
Great tour for just the two of us Kind knowledgeble guide on board a fast comfortable car San Sebastian is beautifu
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Great Tour of San Sebastián.
Enjoyed our San Sebastián tour with Fernando. He was an excellent tour guide and catered to our needs and provided
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Loved the tour
Super recommended tour. I visited together with my husband and both loved the whole day. Josu was a cool guy , I sp
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