From March 1st to November 30th

Unique Rioja Wine Tour

Ancient Spanish villages, centuries of grape-growing history, and a selection of the most exclusive wineries producing a wide variety of full-bodied reds make visiting La Rioja with Salvelinus a luxurious experience for all wine lovers. La Rioja vineyards extend on both sides of the Ebro river along La Rioja, Basque Country and Navarra which gives rise to three wine sub-areas: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Oriental. In Salvelinus’ guided private and fully customizable tours, gastronomy, culture, and history go hand in hand. You will fall in love with the region and its people, and will leave scheming on how to find your way back.

From 2,850 EUR per 3-day tour
Vineyard Tours
Culture

La Rioja is rich in history, culture, heritage, traditions, and internationally recognized for its vineyards. Explore the Way of Saint James, Yuso and Suso Monasteries declared UNESCO’s World Heritage.

Private Experiences
Location

Discover Logroño, San Sebastián, Bilbao, join a wine tasting in Rioja Alavesa, or walk through Barrio de la Estación in Rioja Alta, which hosts the highest concentration of century-old wineries in the world.

Winery Visits
History

La Rioja DOCa is the oldest Designation of Origin of Spain dating of 1925, and the first one obtaining in 1991 the Q qualification that recognizes quality excellence.

Grape Splendor
Discovery

Although excellent white wines are grown in La Rioja, the region is best known for its reds, particularly, Reserva, and Gran Reserva aged in oak barrels. Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano, and Maturana.

La Rioja and Basque Country

Local wine traditions with state-of-the-art winemaking

Enjoy a bespoke private experience of three to seven nights and delve into the essence of winemaking, gastronomy, and culture of La Rioja, where wine is the driving axis of a melody filled with flavors, tapas and stews in the most authentic places. From century-old wineries and Medieval castles caves to modern, jaw-dropping architectural wine cellars, you will find traditional winemaking methods next door to the most advanced, with delicious food and historical and natural scenarios to admire along the way. 

Perfect for travelers and wine lovers who want to know the most authentic and exclusive Rioja and Basque Country, taste the best wine and gastronomy and enjoy the cultural wealth of the region fully immersed in the local culture.

Day One - Welcome and Introduction

Private walking tour in Logroño. The Way of Saint James
Sara's gourmet tapas tour and wine pairing
Private visit to iconic 19th-century castle and winery

Day Two - La Rioja Alta Wine Tour

Private winery visit in "Barrio de la Estación"
Traditional countryside barbecue
Sightseeing and walking tour in a Medieval village

Day Three - La Rioja Alavesa Wine Tour

Exclusive visit to private winery
Gastronomic experience
Wine pairing in Medieval cave

Day 4 and 5 - San Sebastián

Private guided tours with a local guide
PIntxos tour in the Old Town
Local gastronomic experience
Private visit. Gastronomy, culture, and art

Day 6 and 7 - Bilbao

Iconic villages in the Basque coast
Guided walking tour in Bilbao
Gastronomic experience
Cultural visite. Guggenheim Museum or customized experience

Day 8 - Farewell Breakfast and Departure

Day 8 - Farewell Breakfast and Departure

All-included on your Unique Rioja tour

Reserve a wine tour with Salvelinus, and enjoy a white-glove service. The following is included in all our wine tour packages.

Transfer to and from the hotel
Chauffeured wine tours
Accommodation in La Rioja, Bilbao, or San Sebastián
Breakfast included
All gourmet meals and tastings in itinerary
All drinks including alcoholic beverages in itinerary
Private gastronomic experiences and wine pairings
Private winery visits
Guided wine tastings
All entrance fees to historical sites

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