Luxury Food and Wine Experience in Rioja and San Sebastián - Spain

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
City Tasting, Meet The Maker, Dinner
Included
Hotel, Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Comfort, Private, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
TRUSTED PARTNER
Adam S
Activity Overview
We welcome you to a five-day ultimate food and wine Mecca where you get a chance to taste the best of Spain. Rioja boasts a spectacular ochre earth and extensive blue skies of the vineyards while San Sebastián offers you sophisticated city sands which makes this diverse region of Spain a perfect destination for food and wine lovers alike. You will enjoy Michelin starred dining and a tapas culture unmatched anywhere else in Spain.

Trip Highlights:
  • You will be accommodated for two nights in the spectacularly stunning ‘Marques de Riscal’, a 5-star Hotel located in the heart of the Riojan Vineyards. You will enjoy a visit and taste wine at the estate during your stay.
  • You will dine on an impressive 8-course Michelin Star dinner in the stunning Marques de Riscal.
  • You will get a chance to taste authentic Rioja on a full five-days wine escapade where you will meet the winemakers and learn the history as you taste the wines of this world-famous wine region.
  • You will Enjoy an exceptional tapas and wine lunch.
  • You will enjoy your stay at a cork’s throw from the beach in the marvelous San Sebastián as you indulge in a 7-course, 3-starred Michelin Star dinner served at one of the top restaurants in the world, the Arzak.
Itinerary

Day 1:
You will arrive in Bilbao and enjoy some time to traverse the majestic Guggenheim Museum that boasts remarkable late 20th-century artworks and spectacular architecture. Afterward, you will take a 90-minute drive as you head south to the vineyards of Rioja, where you will enjoy the scenic rolling, unfolding hillsides engulfed in vines. You will settle in the 5-star Marques de Riscal, for the next two nights. This hotel was built by Frank Gehry and is a true demonstration of 20th architecture integrated with the unique beauty of the vineyard-covered Spanish terrain. You will enjoy the gym facilities or the extensive spa and then dine on a Michelin starred meal that comprises an exceptional eight courses with regional wines that will be served to you in the comfort of the hotel’s restaurant.

Day 2:
You will enjoy an excursion experience into the heart of the Riojan vineyards in the company of your English-speaking driver guide. You will meet the winemakers, and learn about the winemaking processes, as you savor the wines while sharing their passions. In the morning, you will tour a boutique family run vineyard, and one of the earliest in the region to learn about the history of the winemaking process. You will enjoy a classic Riojan tapas lunch and accompanying wines at one of the momentous local villages as you explore. After lunch, you will visit a very discrete winery and compare winemaking methods, both old and new as you taste along the way! In the evening, the small village of Logroño beckons. This village is a mecca for tapas and wine lovers and boasts a lively pedestrianized zone dedicated to bars that serve the best tapas you have ever tasted. However, tapas and transfers are not included.

Day 3:
You will relax as you enjoy private transfers as you head north to the fascinating San Sebastián. You will be accommodated at the utterly gorgeous belle-epoque styles, a 5-star hotel superbly located in the historic city. This hotel is just moments from key attractions and only a cork’s throw to the closest beach, an 8-minute walk away. You will get a chance to traverse the majestic Church of San Vicente and the Plaza de la Constitución. You will enjoy a catchy sumptuous seven courses meal at the Arzak, a three-starred Michelin restaurant, served by the highly talented chef Jean Mari Arzak, the founder of the new Basque cuisine. This restaurant habitually leads the top 20 restaurants in the world.

Day 4:
You will bid farewell or may opt to stay a little longer. This package works excellently with an extended trip to Bordeaux, a 2-hrs drive away to the popular wine region of France.
 
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Pricing Info
Group
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2,669
55
This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Please note visits at these prestigious Chateaux are subject to availability.
Timing
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Daily12:00 PMStart time to be confirmed
Duration
4 Days
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Cancellation Policy
Very Strict
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Amazing itinerary. They put together an incredible trip action packed with luxury winery experiences. It was short notice and highly complex with many areas I wanted to visit. They were very accomodating, professional and supportive throughout my journey. It was far more than I could ever wish for or organise myself. Very grateful to have their knowledge, experience and contacts.
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