Wine Country Sampler

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Oh those Spanish wines!

The Spanish wine regions of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero are two of the most famous and prestigious wine producing areas in the world.

This unique wine tasting journey takes in winery visits to the smaller privately owned “bodegas” as well as the renowned Estate of Dinastia Vivanco.

Apart from wine tasting, you’ll enjoy delicious regional cuisine in charming local restaurants and your accommodations in the Rioja will be a delightful off the beat and path wine hotel.

This Spanish Wine Country Tour begins in Leon one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. While the great cities such as Barcelona attract many tourists, Leon is thankfully far less crowded. The Barrio Humedo offers many tabernas which offer regional foods, great wines and plenty of local color. Architecturally it has much to offer with its beautiful Gothic Cathedral which boasts some of the most stunning stained glass windows in the world and the Casa Botines which was designed by Antonio Gaudi.

Itinerary

Day 1
Spain Adventures, your traveling companions for the duration of the trip, will greet you at the airport in Madrid. We will travel by van to Leon, (a three hour ride) check in to our hotel where you will have time for lunch and a short rest. Later we meet for a brief orientation and we’re off for a casual walking tour of the city followed by a welcome wine tasting with our sommelier and a tapas dinner.
Dinner included.
Night in Leon
Day 2
After breakfast we travel to the tiny village where the explorer Ponce de Leon was born. Here we are greeted by the Mayor and visit the church where the explorer was baptized. A picnic lunch in the vineyards which includes lovely regional wines is part of the plan today.
Night in Leon
Day 3
La Rioja, let the tastings continue! Departure from Leon after breakfast to the vineyards of La Rioja wine valley. On arrival we will be greeted by our charming hosts and treated to a glass of their wonderful family wine. We will join our host on a walk to the stone lagar where grapes were once stomped by his family during the harvest.
Night in La Rioja
Day 4
Rioja– Morning visit to the Museum of wine; Dinastia Vivanca and a guided tour of the facilities, free afternoon in the city of Logroño.
Night in La Rioja.
Day 5
Rioja- After breakfast we travel past rolling hills to the city of Laguardia a walled city that boasts over 500 underground wine cellars known as “bodegas”. Laguardia is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in Spain. It is also located right in Rioja wine country and is the perfect place to learn about Spain’s most well-known red wine region.
Day 6
Madrid ; Early morning transfer to Madrid.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy the Prado with all the classic painters such as Velazquez, Goya, El Greco as well as the Reina Sofia Museum, which includes the Modern painters such as Picasso, Dali and Miró. Our gastronomic walking tour will begin in the early evening and will take us into dinner for tapas. Night in Madrid
Day 7
Departure – Morning departures, transfer to airport
2017 Dates

Sept         20-27    Rioja Wine Festival
October     1-9      Castilla y Leon  New Tour - Call our office for this itinerary

 


7 days/6 nights
What's Included
•All transportation as outlined in itinerary
•Bilingual English-Spanish Guide 24/7
•4 Wine tastings with award winning sommelier Jose Quindos
•All Accommodation within tour dates
•Four - three course dinners
•All breakfasts, not continental
•All activities described in Itinerary
•Charming Wine Hotels


Year : 2017
Price : $4195.00

Arrive: Madrid Barajas Airport
Depart: Madrid Barajas Airport