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Rioja Alavesa Wineries and Medieval Villages Private Day Trip provided by San Sebastian Trips

Rioja Alavesa Wineries and Medieval Villages Private Day Trip

Rioja Alavesa Wineries and Medieval Villages Private Day Trip
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour will feature the Basque wine region called Rioja Alavesa. This area is home to the best wineries in Spain. Along the way, find not only wine, but discover amazing historical places. The St. James route passes through the area and we will visit medieval villages along the way. This tour is about wine and gastronomy but also is about art, culture, and the best that this country has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • We leave from San Sebastian early in the morning, about 08:30 crossing the rugged Basque mountains into the plains.  The wineries are located between Haro and Laguardia. In this area you will find the most traditional wineries of La Rioja. Some of them are not only attractive for their wine, but also for their avant-garde architecture. We will taste wine in at least 4 different wineries. We include tapas for lunch based on the best local products.  This experience will take you on a journey between bodegas, and through time. Sip traditional varieties, like Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura, you may know, but our expert guide will fill you in with little-known wine gossip and teach you how to tell the difference between these wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We leave from San Sebastian early in the morning, about 08:30 crossing the rugged Basque mountains into the plains.  The wineries are located between Haro and Laguardia. In this area you will find the most traditional wineries of La Rioja. Some of them are not only attractive for their wine, but also for their avant-garde architecture. We will taste wine in at least 4 different wineries. We include tapas for lunch based on the best local products.  This experience will take you on a journey between bodegas, and through time. Sip traditional varieties, like Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura, you may know, but our expert guide will fill you in with little-known wine gossip and teach you how to tell the difference between these wines.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21068P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private driver
  • Expert guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private group
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Spain
  • Ports:
  • Pasajes De San Juan, Lezo-Bide Kalea, 4, 20110 Pasai Donibane, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private driver
  • Expert guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private group
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Spain
  • Ports:
  • Pasajes De San Juan, Lezo-Bide Kalea, 4, 20110 Pasai Donibane, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
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Sue M
London, UK13 contributions
This trip is just as fantastic as all of the other reviews say. A wonderful day being driven by Alex to 4 different wineries in Rioja. He chooses the most beautiful places to visit and is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about everything to do with the wine and the area in general. I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Written 19 August 2021
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you so much for your review
Written 20 August 2021
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derrick49738
4 contributions
Jul 2021
An amazing day with San Sebastian Trips! The excursion had all of the things a great wine tour should have. The drive is beautiful, the cellars are excellent and the wine was great. Our guide Alex was organized and knowledgeable about the area while keeping the tour fun and relaxing.
Written 19 July 2021
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you so much
Written 23 July 2021
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Christian S
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this day. We visited a charming winery and were driven by Alex to several spots in the countryside which were fantastic, specially a little romanic church in the middle of nowhere. We also had the chance of visiting a few medieval towns full of history.

Really worthy.
Written 30 December 2020
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you for your review
Written 23 July 2021
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Lorenzo M
3 contributions
Sep 2020
Fantastic trip to the Rioja Alavesa.
We were seeing the Marques de Riscal winery which is beautiful and eating lamb chops in the traditional way of the area at the "El Pimiento" a grill located in Tirgo village.What a wonder !!
Fully recommended !!!
Written 23 December 2020
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Dave S
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain3 contributions
Jan 2020
The scenery of the region was spectacular and winery visits were very interesting, but those things speak for themselves. My partner and I were especially impressed with Alex's knowledge of the region and passion to share it with us, even the birds, mountains, and rivers we saw. I couldn't have imagined learning so much in a 1 day visit. We're looking forward to coming back to San Sebastian and doing another tour - definitely the highlight of our trip!
Written 23 December 2020
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Marisa
Gainesville, GA1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
We waited years for the trip of a lifetime and Alex did not disappoint!! We spent the whole day in La Rioja visiting the Muga winery among others. He arranged an amazing fireside private luncheon for the 6 of us right there at Muga!!
We would never have been able to do and see the things we did with SS Trips on our own. Everything was very professional from the booking, planning, day trip and drop off.
We have highly recommended this company to our friends and we can’t wait to come back again soon!!
Written 11 December 2020
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you so much
Written 12 December 2020
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Telmo I
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
We spent a great time in Rioja with Alex from San Sebastián Trips. We tasted some of the best wines in the region and we visited amazing spots. Lunch in the country was one of the highlights. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you Alex for a wonderful day!
Written 11 December 2020
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you for your review!
Written 16 December 2020
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FarAway280663
5 contributions
Nov 2019
Alex surpassed our expectations for the Rioja wine country tour. Originally, we were going with a more commercial type tour and decided to test our luck by going with someone more local. Boy did it pay off! Alex picked us up on time and right away asked questions to get to know us better in order to personalize our wine country trip. During our drive to Rioja, he learned that one in our group loves medieval castles so took a couple detours for her to jump out and take some pictures. We did the tour during off season so many of the wineries were closed. Alex made sure to research beforehand so that we were able to visit amazing wineries that were guaranteed open and provide amazing historical details. We highly recommend Alex for any type of tour. His knowledge of Basque Country is super extensive and we had a blast with him for the day. We can’t wait to go back for Rioja Wine Tour-Take 2.
Written 6 January 2020
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Hi Thank you do much!! It was my pleasure with such a nice group!!! Here we are for your next tour in the Basque! Best wishes!
Written 8 January 2020
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anneligonharding
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We did two excursions with Alexander - for the first, we were interested in making our transfer from Bilbao to San Sebastián into a more interesting experience (vs just the bus, train, etc), and Alexander was able to easily accommodate us. We had a great time visiting a Txakoli winery and then into picturesque Getaria for an excellent lunch before heading to our apartment in San Sebastián. Our second tour was a day trip to Rioja from San Sebastián for sightseeing, which was also fantastic.

Alexander was helpful, flexible, and gave us the “insider’s scoop” on the areas we were in. He’s a very friendly guy and we really enjoyed spending the two days with him! We also found him to be very reasonable and affordable compared to some other tour companies. We highly recommend Alexander/San Sebastian Trips!
Written 27 July 2019
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Sansebastiantrips
Hi Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate. Best wishes!
Written 28 July 2019
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shark1345
Hermosa Beach, CA11 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our group of 8 people had the absolute best time with Alex on our private tour to the Rioja wine region. The 1.5 hour drive from San Sebastian is beautiful and Alex is very knowledgeable about the area, having grown up in San Sebastian. We loved all 3 wineries we visited and he arranged for private tastings at each. The wineries ranged from incredibly old, to very new and modern. After the wine tasting, he took us to the most delicious and incredible authentic al fresco Basque lunch. I think everyone agreed this was the highlight of the trip - we ate some of the best steak and lamb of our lives. Alex is a great guy and made the trip incredibly fun. He was also full of other suggestions of what to do while in the region, many of which we were able to try before leaving San Sebastian. I cannot recommend Alex and San Sebastian Trips enough - highlight of our time in Europe!
Written 23 July 2019
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Sansebastiantrips
Thank you so much.
Written 28 July 2019
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