The tour will give you a good experience in Riojan wines, while showing some of the landmarks of Riojan history and art. The famous Guggenheim museum in the nearby city of Bilbao is a nice complement to the tour.
Day, 01.- Madrid / Rioja Area
In the morning depart by coach to Rioja Area. Visit a traditional winery. Wine tasting and dinner in the winery, including the Riojan wines.
Day, 02.- Rioja Area
Guided visit to the new thematic center in LaGuardia dedicated to wine making. The complete process is explained with audiovisual aid and a great exhibit. A wine tasting session will follow the visit.
Guided tour in the medieval walled village of LaGuardia (13th century) , capital of La Rioja Alavesa. Under the stone paved streets and homes of LaGuardia it is full of old subterranean bodegas, and over them there are many historic monuments and sites, like the Gothic facade of Santa Maria de los Reyes church from the 14th century.
Typical Riojan lunch in the winery including regional’s wines. Continuation departs for Bilbao. Guided visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, return to Rioja Area. Lodging at the Hotel.
Day, 03.- Rioja Area / Logroño
Visit to two traditional wineries with wine tasting in Haro or the nearby villages. We'll visit a winery that was built in a farm belonging to a medieval monastery and makes its wine in the most traditional way. We can have a typical lunch at the Hostería of the Monastery of San Millán, where we will visit the Human Heritage monastery complex of Suso and Yuso in San Millán de la Cogolla (10th century village) were the Spanish language (castellano) was born.
Tour of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a small medieval town very important for the pilgrims in their way to Santiago. Just a stroll through the arcade streets to admire the stone mansions with their coats of arms. Lodging at the Hotel.
Day, 04.- Logroño / Madrid
Winery visit and wine tasting in Logroño. After lunch we'll spend some time in Logroño, the capital of Rioja, a modern and historic town with a great architectural and artistic heritage. Continuation departs by coach to Madrid. Lodging at the Hotel.
Day, 05.- Madrid
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel. Coach transfer from the Hotel to the Airport.