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La Rioja Explore Tour - Private experience provided by Experience San Sebastian

La Rioja Explore Tour - Private experience

La Rioja Explore Tour - Private experience
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks provided for travellers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
If you like vino then this is the tour for you. We'll take you behind the scenes and show you a special, personal side to this famous wine region. Say goodbye to the coast for the day and we’ll wind our way through the mountains of the Basque Country until we’re met by the sunny hills of La Rioja, carpeted with endless rows of grape vines. We’ll take you to a very special, four generation, family run Bodega where they’ll show you the whole wine making process. Then hit the relax button, it’s the tasting and tapas session on the patio overlooking the valley. Off down through the vines we’ll stop off at a famed bodega and prepare to be wowed. Next it’s over to the eleventh century town of Laguardia to amble through the sun drenched cobbled streets visiting the hidden cellar caves full to the brim of the regions finest. Topped off with a local restaurant for a 3 course traditional feast. Its an incredible way to spend the day and see what else this unique area has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • 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, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Visit to 4 generation family run winery for a full guided to tour to learn about the whole wine making process from start to finish topped off with tasting and tapas session on the veranda overlooking the vines.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 117812P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • 3 course lunch & drinks • Guided winery tour including tasting & tapas session • Guided cellar cave tour including taster. • Bottled water • Wine or coffee in Marques de Riscal • Private transportation • Visit to 3 different wineries
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can also pick up from hotels not mentioned and apartment & vacation rentals or designated spots in San Sebastian city & close by.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • 3 course lunch & drinks • Guided winery tour including tasting & tapas session • Guided cellar cave tour including taster. • Bottled water • Wine or coffee in Marques de Riscal • Private transportation • Visit to 3 different wineries
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can also pick up from hotels not mentioned and apartment & vacation rentals or designated spots in San Sebastian city & close by.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Service animals allowed
Stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Annabelle W
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Amazing adventures around San Sebastián and Rioja! Can’t wait to come back!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had an absolute blast with Borja on the three experiences that we’d booked with Experience San Sebastián! We signed up for surfing, the train track bike ride, and the Rioja wine tour. All were spectacular!! Borja came prepared with everything we needed, from snacks to equipment, and was very knowledgeable.. it was particularly fun to go to wine country, where he knew the viniculturists and got us private tours of the vineyards! He even got us a little gift with our picture on it to celebrate our recent engagement. I couldn’t have asked for a better adventure, and look forward to coming back and enjoying more adventures with ESS! -A&P
Written 10 July 2021
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PennyESS
Thanks so much for your kind review. Borja had a ball with you guys doing some of our favourite tours. Huge congrats on your engagement. Have a super Summer and hopefully we’ll see you back in San Sebastián again soon. All the best from the ESS team
Written 13 July 2021
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brhinton31
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Highly recommend this bespoke wine tour!
Nov 2019 • Friends
My friends and I had the most beautiful time touring La Rioja with Experience San Sebastián. Our morning began with prompt pick up from our accommodation in San Sebastián. From there, we began our serene ride into La Rioja. Not only was our guide, Borja, a fountain of historical, cultural, and wine related knowledge, all of the wine experts and tour guides we met along the way were as well! Each of the wines we tasted were lovely. Additionally, the conversation our group enjoyed at each winery around current events was second only to each winery ambassador’s knowledge of Rioja region wines and their passion for explaining the unique aspects of their individual wineries. We stopped for lunch in the most quaint town with delicious local dishes and welcoming service! We learned on the tour that Experience San Sebastián also offers sailing, biking, and a number of other outdoor tours that we cannot wait to return to San Sebastián to enjoy! We highly recommend this tour for anyone seeking an authentic, knowledgeable, and warm experience in San Sebastián and La Rioja.
Written 29 November 2019
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PennyESS
Thank you so much for your review, it was absolutely brilliant to be your host for the day. I hope you reallly enjoyed the rest of your trip and hopefully we'll see you in these parts again soon. All the best & thanks Penny & Borja
Written 3 December 2019
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Anne
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Rioja day tour
Nov 2019 • Friends
Had a great day with Borja seeing the Rioja region in autumn colour despite the rain. It was great to see a variety of wineries from old, small and commercial ventures. We had a really tasty and rustic lunch at Laguardia with time to walk round this lovely village. Borja was a wonderful host throughout the day and we would highly recommend this tour.
Written 19 November 2019
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PennyESS
Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and it was an absolute pleasure. Hopefully we'll see you in these parts again soon. All the best Penny
Written 3 December 2019
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Sage Brewer
4 contributions
A Perfect Day-Excursion to Rioja for Fabulous Wine, Culture, History, and Food
Oct 2019
The La Rioja Explore Tour was exactly what we had in mind when we decided that we wanted to go to Rioja for some wine tasting. The wineries we visited were all exquisite in their own ways, each being extremely friendly and welcoming. The wines we tasted at each were delicious, and we learned so much about the wine making process and culture in Rioja. Our favorite stop was the winery in the ancient village of Laguardia, where we were taken into the underground wine cellar (thousands of years old), where they still make and age the wine in the traditional way. Borja was a wonderful guide and driver. Having grown up and lived in the San Sebastian area, he knew so much about the region, wine, and countless activities that the region has to offer. The drive is somewhat long, but between the drastically changing landscape and Borja knowing so much about the region and being so easy to talk to, it flew by. We only wish we were in San Sebastian longer to do some of the other activities Borja's company offers. If you are willing to travel a bit to have some of the region's best wine, we can't recommend this tour enough!
Written 15 October 2019
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Thank you for your great review. We love our La Rioja tour and it means a lot that you enjoyed the experience. Borja said it was a complete pleasure to be you host and we hope we'll see you back in these parts again soon. All the best Penny & the ESS team
Written 24 October 2019
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Linda S
Tamborine Mountain, Australia49 contributions
Fabulous tour and guide
Borja was a fantastic guide and driver. Very informative and very friendly approach. Our first stop was just amazing. Luis Canas winery was wonderful. Great atmosphere, we were taken around the workings of the winery and the tasting was a real experience. A rustic wine maker and great lunch stop topped off our day. Marques de Riscal was an eye opener. When we thought it couldn't get better Borja had one more thing up his sleeve!!! Thank you for a truly great experience.
Written 10 October 2019
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PennyESS
Thank you for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed the trip and got to see the lucky sneak behind the scenes of the classic little winery. Enjoy the rest of your trip and hopefully we’ll see you again soon. All the best & thanks Penny
Written 12 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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