Vitoria & Rioja Wine Tour

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Duration: 9 hours
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Book our amazing Spanish wine tasting tour combined with sightseeing tours and enjoy the best of Vitoria Gasteiz and La Rioja. Explore the Basque Country with us and create unforgettable memories. Stroll around the historic city centre and visit a phenomenal winery, where you will learn more about the wine production process and try regional wine.

Vitoria Gasteiz

Vitoria is a city in Spain located around one hour away from Bilbao. It is a great opportunity to discover the region and move from one place to another. Choosing our tour, you will travel through beautiful scenery filled with mountains and forests of oak and beech. The next step includes visiting the most recent spots and a beautiful panoramic view. The trip would not be the same without a walking tour along the astonishing old town filled with medieval streets and plazas. This part of the city is a special place. Few towns in the region can boast such well-preserved medieval architecture. The city also impresses with its charming streets and greenery. In 2012 Vitoria was announced as a European Green Capital.

The Basque Country is particularly known for cities such as Bilbao or San Sebastian. However, Vitoria also has hidden pearls such as Catedral de Santa María or a Michelin-starred restaurant Zaldiaran. Another captivating spot is Paseo de los Arquillos - a neoclassical arcade that connects the old and new towns. It is easily reachable as it is located next to the heart of Vitoria.

The diversity of this magical place reinforces the idea that this is a unique region with many attractions that cannot be missed.

La Rioja Wine Region

Can you imagine a region with over 500 wineries? Hard to believe, right? But here, in La Rioja, you will be amazed by the number of fields and greenery. This is what this spectacular place has to offer. Breathtaking views and ultimate wine culture guaranteed! In the La Rioja Alavesa, one of the seven regions of Araba, a picturesque medieval village called Laguardia is located. Laguardia covers 81,08 km² full of marvellous wineries and a lovely main square. It is located on a hill from where we can admire divine views. In the area, there are many medieval remains. You will take a stroll along atmospheric tiny streets and enjoy the spirit of the place. This destination will definitely leave you speechless.

During the trip, you will have some free time to visit a local restaurant and try the traditional cuisine of the region. The guide is there to help you with the choice and he will provide any information you need. You can feel safe and sure next to a knowledgeable person who knows the neighbourhood with one of the greatest regional food in the whole country.

What does the price include?

The price includes a bilingual tour guide who is there to show you around and also provide any suggestions. He speaks both English and Spanish. During some tours, cultural events are held, depending on date you choose. If you are lucky, you might see Vitoria folk performances such as Dantza Plazan (dance in the square from May 7th to September 17th), Magialdia (International Festival of Magic from September 13th-17th).

The price covers the transfer from Bilbao Carlton Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2 to Vitoria Gaistez, La Rioja and Laguardia. After the trip, you will be taken back to the hotel. The drop off is also included in the price of the tour.

Please remember that additional drinks or food is not included in the price.

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transfer in air-conditioned bus or mini-van

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Mr Shuttle provides incredible tours, private guides, safety and reliability. Many people all around the world decided to trust our professionalism and booked a thrilling adventure with us. Our services include guided tours and well-prepared trip itineraries. We take care of every detail and make your tour one of a kind.

This tour is crafted especially for those who adore lovely little towns full of history and culture. You will visit the Rioja wine region and an enchanting Vitoria Gasteiz and try original wine from a local winery. You will learn more about Spain and the customs of the Basque Country. This is a perfect opportunity for people who have never had any experience with a winery or wine tasting tour but are thrilled to try it for the first time!

With us, you do not have to worry about anything. Trust our professionalism and create beautiful memories with Mr. Shuttle!

 

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    Pickup point

    Pick up from Bilbao Carlton Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2 at 8:40 am. You will be travelling in

  • 2
    Transfer to Vitoria

    Transfer to a charming town Vitoria and a walking tour around the city. We will visit atmospheric Old Town and the most recent areas.

  • 3
    Visit the next towns

    Continuation of the tour. The route will take place through different towns of Araba, passing Labastida to finally reach our destination - a magical spot, Laguardia. It is a small town in Rioja wine region fill with beautiful medieval architecture and atmospheric tiny streets.

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    Wine tasting

    Wine tasting experience in one of the wineries in Spain. Trying original wine flavours and enjoying the spirit of the Basque Country.

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    Transfer to Bilbao

    The arrival is supposed to be around the middle of the afternoon.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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The region of Araba is located in the northern part of Spain. Its Basque culture can be seen and heard all around the area. Being in Bilbao gives you a great chance to discover the towns and villages situated in close distance. Explore the beauty of Vitoria and Laguardia and choose the best Mr. Shuttle tours.

Tasting wine in one of the most stunning wine regions in Spain is a real privilege. It is made for those who love tiny towns and villages such as Laguardia or Vitoria. Moreover, we highly recommend it to people who are eager to try new things and want to experience a winery tour with a highly skilled tour guide.

The tour pick up point is located in Bilbao Carlton Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2 at 8:40 am. You will be travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan or bus. During the tour, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable bilingual tour guide who is there to answer any of your questions. Also, we know that you might feel a bit lost in a country you do not know. That is why the guide is there to give you suggestions about fabulous restaurants that you can visit in your free time.

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Frequency

Tour operates in Mondays, minimum 2 pax. to organize. Starting time: 8:30 a.m.

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Pick-up point

For your convenience, we will pick you up from a particular place. The meeting point is Bilbao Carlton Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2. The tour starts at 8:40 am.

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Cancellation policy

4 days before 75% refund, 3 days before 50% of refund, 2 days before 25% of refund, 24 hours or less/no show – no refund

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Professional guide

We work with the best, knowledgeable local guides. He will show you around and give you suggestions for the best places in the neighbourhood.

FAQ

Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

For the tour to take place, the minimum number of participants is 2.

The price covers the transport from Bilbao, tour guide and tasting regional wine. Please be aware that additional drinks and food are not included in the price.

Please remember that this is a walking tour. Comfortable clothes and shoes are required.

Due to the pandemic COVID-19 travellers have to follow particular rules when visiting Vitoria Gasteiz and other cities located in the region. Masks are required in marked zones, indoors and in public transportation. It is recommended to sanitize your hands frequently and keep 2 meters distance.

If you are interested in discovering small towns and villages filled with atmospheric tiny streets and medieval architecture, Vitoria Gasteiz is a perfect destination for you. In the city, you can visit for example Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, the splendid Catedral de Santa María or the original Museum of Playing Cards. For food lovers, there is a special place on the map - a Michelin-starred restaurant Zaldiaran.

Laguardia is especially known for its wine culture. If you want to be amazed by the enormous, original, and splendid winery, go and see Bodegas Ysios. Designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, the building perfectly represents modernity and creativity. Its roofline is curved and reminds a repeated U-shape. The bricky colour of the construction perfectly matches the surroundings.

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