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From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

Activity provider: Northern Spain Gastronomy

From Bilbao: Rioja Architecture and Wine Tour

Activity provider: Northern Spain Gastronomy

From US$ 237.43 per person

Leave Bilbao behind to see the modern architecture of the Marques de Riscal and Ysios wineries. Take a trip to explore the historic town of LaGuardia, enjoy a delicious lunch and taste Rioja wines.

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Duration 9 hours
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Spanish, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Delight your palate with the rich flavors of the Rioja region high-end wines
  • Tour the Marques de Riscal and Ysios wineries, with incredible modern structures
  • Enjoy guided tastings of locally-produced wines of different varieties
  • Walk through the cobblestone streets of the ancient medieval city of LaGuardia
  • Taste a traditional Riojano lunch made up of authentic local pintxos or tapas
Full description

Discover both the ancient and modern beauty of Bilbao's surrounding towns on an insightful excursion. Visit the Marques de Riscal and Ysios wineries to gaze at the innovative architecture and taste some Rioja wines. Explore the medieval town of LaGuardia and enjoy a traditional pintxos lunch.

Depart from Bilbao to tour the Marques de Riscal winery, designed by one of today's leading architects, Franck Gehry. Admire the breathtaking structure made of titanium, stainless steel, wood, and sandstone. Taste their white wine, their Crianza red wine, and their award-winning Rioja Reserva. Move on to the Ysios cellar and observe a structure with many architectural features, such as the roof, meant to resemble the Sierra Cantabria. Enjoy a brief introduction to the winery and their winemaking process, followed by a guided tasting of two of their exceptional wines with an apéritif. Take a walk through the walled medieval city of LaGuardia, one of the most beautiful towns in the Rioja Alavesa region. Look at the fortified walls and winding cobblestone streets surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Finally, enjoy a Riojano lunch of 3 traditional 'pintxos' with Rioja wine.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation during activity
  • Visit to 2 wineries
  • Wine tastings
  • 3-course lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips for tour guide

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  • If one of the two wineries is fully booked, you'll be taken outside for pictures and compensated by visiting another exceptional winery. Some of these wineries include: Via Real, Bodegas Baigorri, Zaha Hadid's Bodegas Lopez de Heredia, and Conde de los Andes.

Product ID: 421070