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La Rioja wine tour with two winery visits with tastings from Bilbao provided by Local Experts Tours Bilbao

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La Rioja wine tour with two winery visits with tastings from Bilbao

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Spain is widely famous for its wines' high quality, and the cradle of these wines, the land that provides its name to the apellation of La Rioja, is not far from Bilbao. Enjoy visiting two wineries, have a relaxing walk through the vineyards, learn the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the aging and finish the experience with a wine tasting in each winery to taste some of the best Rioja wines. Two different wineries will be visited in order to learn the difference from one winery to the other. Along the day we will also visit the charming medieval village of Laguardia were two pintxos and wines will be tasted to have a complete gastronomical day.
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    Laguardia (Basque: Guardia) is a town and municipality located in the southern province of Álava, in the north of Spain; it belongs to the region of Rioja Alavesa, in the Basque Autonomous Community. It has a population of 1500; but in the past it had 2500. The place lies over a hill and it is surrounded by a wall that the King Sancho the Strong ordered to build. There are still preserved five different entries to access the city. Their names are: Mercadal, Carnicerías (Butchers), Páganos, San Juan and Santa Engracia. Additionally, the streets and surroundings of Laguardia still keep a medieval atmosphere that give the city an ancient touch. Regarding the economy, its main strength is the wine industry. Indeed, the wine is elaborated and processed in numerous wineries.
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Important Information
  • Wine tastings are offered in two La Rioja winerie. 5 wines are tasted in total. Also extra wines and two pintxos are offered as snacks.
  • Extra food and drink are not included.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Under 18 years old are not allowed to drink alchol
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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Richardvinok wrote a review 6 Apr
3 contributions
We had a lovely day with Inigo. We had a pleasant drive from Bilbao to La Rioja, the van was clean and confortable. We visited Eguren Ugarte winery.It was fabolous. The lunch was in Laguardia and we tasted different pork tapas, all of them were delicious. Absolutely recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Lander D wrote a review 4 Apr
2 contributions
My wife and I did this tour as a birthday treat while visiting Bilbao. The car was immaculate and the ride to rioja area wa great views. We visited beautiful wineries and had great wines to taste also we had a great lunch and great group made for a special time. Out tour guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sam Fisher wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
Our tour guide was Iñigo. He was funny and a experts in the region. We visited to two different wineries. They were all different but each amazing. Luis Cañas winery was super interesting and the winery girl was really nice, the wines were very good too. The second was a family
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Laura L wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my wife enjoyed our trip very much greatly thanks to our tour guide, given that great conversation and information was provided. We visited two wineries were we were the only visitors. The wines were spectacular and the lunch was very good, I loved the crunchy pork skin
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Date of experience: February 2020
vma123 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Inigo was very nice and professiona. He picked us up on time in our hotel in Bilbao and we drove to Rioja in a conortable car. On the way he explained us many things about locals lifestyle. La Rioja is a fantastic area, we did not expect to visit a medieval village like
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Date of experience: February 2020
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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