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Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian provided by Basque Tours

Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian

Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian
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Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Spain's famed Rioja region during this 9-hour guided tour and picnic from San Sebastian. Visit three wineries, tasting at least 3 different wines in each, before heading to a fourth winery to tour its underground wine caves and tunnels – the setting for a picnic-style lunch paired with a Crianza red wine from the winery. Spend the afternoon exploring the medieval village of Laguardia. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your San Sebastian hotel for 8:15am departure, then begin the trip to the La Rioja wine region in a climate-controlled minivan. The first stop of the day is one of La Rioja’s most traditional wineries, where you’ll learn every step of the Rioja winemaking process. Following the tour, pause for a tasting of five different wines that are produced onsite. Continue to two additional wineries, sampling at least two distinct wines at each location for a broad perspective on the flavors and aromas of local wines. Lunch is at a fourth La Rioja winery—descend into a maze of underground wine caves and tunnels, which make an atmospheric setting for a generous Spanish picnic. Pour a glass of red crianza wine to accompany a Spanish omelet, tomato salad, Iberian ham, and a plate of locally-produced cheeses. Head to the medieval village of Laguardia for an after-lunch stroll, setting an easy going pace through the town, where you’ll find historic the Marques del Riscal and Ysios wineries tucked into the winding streets. This 9-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your San Sebastian hotel for 8:15am departure, then begin the trip to the La Rioja wine region in a climate-controlled minivan. The first stop of the day is one of La Rioja’s most traditional wineries, where you’ll learn every step of the Rioja winemaking process. Following the tour, pause for a tasting of five different wines that are produced onsite. Continue to two additional wineries, sampling at least two distinct wines at each location for a broad perspective on the flavors and aromas of local wines. Lunch is at a fourth La Rioja winery—descend into a maze of underground wine caves and tunnels, which make an atmospheric setting for a generous Spanish picnic. Pour a glass of red crianza wine to accompany a Spanish omelet, tomato salad, Iberian ham, and a plate of locally-produced cheeses. Head to the medieval village of Laguardia for an after-lunch stroll, setting an easy going pace through the town, where you’ll find historic the Marques del Riscal and Ysios wineries tucked into the winding streets. This 9-hour tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21729P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
Exclusions
  • Optional wine purchases
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick the clients in any hotel or apartment in San Sebastian city. If staying in a pedestrian area, that our van can not drive in, we ask the clients to walk 2 to 3 minutes to a pick up point, where we can pull the van , and pick them up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per group
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 4 people confirmed. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this private tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
Exclusions
  • Optional wine purchases
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick the clients in any hotel or apartment in San Sebastian city. If staying in a pedestrian area, that our van can not drive in, we ask the clients to walk 2 to 3 minutes to a pick up point, where we can pull the van , and pick them up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per group
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 4 people confirmed. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this private tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul. 9, 2020
A note from Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian
Responsible Tourism Certificate from the Spanish government, with reference 006357-B75219725 proving our business accomplishes the required Safety measures to reduce the chances to be infected by Covid-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Basque Tours
    Stop: 1 minute
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  • 2
    Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Bodegas Ysios
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bodegas Marques de Riscal
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Lagunas de Laguardia
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jason M
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Excellent Trip to La Rioja
Oct. 2021
My wife and I were visiting San Seb for our anniversary and decided to take a trip out to Rioja for a day. We are SO glad we did. Andy picked us up at our hotel and took us on a great trip around the region. He was very knowledgeable and picked excellent spots. He was incredibly personable and kept us entertained throughout the trip. Jon and Jani made coordinating everything a breeze.

Would highly recommend Andy and Basque Tours for anyone thinking of taking a trip out to Rioja!!
Written October 11, 2021
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Nikki C
12 contributions
Rioja Uncovered: Unforgettable Experience!
My husband and I did the Rioja Uncovered tour through Basque Tours and it was definitely the highlight of our trip and an experience we will never forget. I had been wanting to book the trip but waited until last minute to make sure we had no issues with the Covid testing since we were leaving 2 days later for the US. I went online to book the night before and was bummed to see the trip was closed/full. I really wanted to go so I looked up the office location of Basque Tours and went in person to see if there was still space for the trip. I highly recommend stopping by their office to book (go to back and outside of Maria Cristina Hotel and they are downstairs). Only 3 of their trips are on Trip Advisor but they have way more! Jani helped accommodate us in the last hour and was able to book our trip for the next day. It was a private tour with just me and my husband. Jon took us around La Rioja and talked to us about the history of the Basque Country and Spain. He let us stop along the way and take pictures and even try some grapes from the vine! We stopped at 3 wineries, did tastings at all and 1 tour with a picnic lunch. We also stopped through a medieval town. Jon was so awesome and gave us such a personal and unique experience. The tour was 100% worth the price. HIGHLY recommend. Thank you Jon and Jani! We hope to be back soon.
Written September 30, 2021
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Heidi W
Charleston, SC23 contributions
Outstanding experience!
Looking for a wine tour? This is the one! Andy picked us up from San Sebastián and took us to Rioja! His knowledge of the area and jovial attitude made the day so special! All the Bodegas chosen were fabulous with great wines and we enjoyed fabulous scenery all day! Lunch outdoors under the trees by the vineyards was relaxing and scenic with fabulous food and wine! I would totally do this again!
Written September 25, 2021
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Maddie M
1 contribution
Perfect Wine Tour!
Aug. 2021
Fantastic wine tour! We did the Rioja Uncovered and it was the perfect day. Our driver/guide (Andy) was fabulous, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. We stopped at 3 wineries, all which gave us very generous pours of delicious wine. There were also some snacks at the wineries along the way and then the day finished with a great lunch at a restaurant in LaGuardia.

We highly recommend Basque Tours / Rioja Uncovered to anyone visiting the Basque Region! We learned a lot about Rioja and even sent some bottles back home.

Thank you Basque Tours & Andy for organizing!
Written September 7, 2021
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY961 contributions
Great Vineyard and Tasting Tour
Jul. 2021
Juan was a terrific guide. We learned so much about Rioja wines in a day that we actually found a new favorite wine during our tour. The Haro wineries were splendid! The lunch at the vineyard was excellent. The food was incredible and definitely the best Spanish Tortilla we had during our stay in Spain. We learned about wine making in the region and the history of the vines including the disease that came from North Amerca after the discovery of the new world which devastated the vines of Europe. The grafting of both vines saved them. Juan was an excellent teacher. This was a highlight in our trip!
Written August 9, 2021
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Ted
Saint Louis, MO1 contribution
The Only Rioja Tour You Should Consider!
Dec. 2019
My wife and I went on this tour in Spring 2019 and we just realized we never wrote a review! Better late than never. This tour was exactly what we were looking for to see Rioja region, visit some boutique and legitimate family owned winereis, visit some of the larger big name wineries, and have a perfect & authentic lunch in Laguardia!

We couldn't have asked for a better day (although we should have started the day a little less hungover...woops). That'll happen when you're starting the day from San Sebastian! We ended up purchasing wine from each of the wineries that we visited - Gomez Cruzado, Roda, and Ostatu. Such an awesome day tasting full pours of several wines at each winery! We quickly got back on the horse.

The tour guide we had was a lovely woman, knew her wine and history extremely well and was super nice and fun to be around for the day! Our driver was hilarious as well and made the day so pleasant.

If you are looking for a Rioja full day tour - stop researching - book this tour! Cannot recommend this tour enough and I hope that anyone reading this review will take our advice and BOOK THIS TOUR!!
Written November 14, 2020
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basquetours
Thanks for this wonderful review! It makes us incredibly happy to see you still remember our Wine tour with such a positive vibe, after a year! We promise to keep or even improve the level of our tours in the future! Hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain period we are going through, Thanks again and best regards!
Written November 16, 2020
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lraph
Sioux Falls, SD13 contributions
AMAZING
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We had such an amazing experience on this wine tour! Juan was friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. We visited 3 vineyards with wine tasting and an olive oil tasting. Everyone was pleasant and engaging. We enjoyed wine, pintxos and AMAZING scenery. If you are looking for a tour that is passionate about wine and a love for culinary arts, this tour will not disappoint! I truly felt at they end of the tour we had gained a friend who I hope I will some day see again! This is a ABSOLUTE MUST!! ❤️
Written May 7, 2020
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Ryan G
1 contribution
An Absolute Must if You're in Basque Country.
Dec. 2019
I just want to say that this experience was everything I hoped it would be and more. Leading up to the trip, Jon and his team are extremely accommodating and they did an extra amount of work to make our day perfect. We visited San Sebastian between Xmas and New Years, very much an off-peak season when many wineries weren't open to the public. In spite of this, we had an amazing day that included three boutique wineries that gave us a taste of some truly outstanding wines. Our guide was Juan, their wine specialist. What a fun guy! His energy is matched only by his knowledge and love of the region.

I can't recommend Basque Tours enough. They are the gold standard.
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind word Ryan! Juan is a top-guide and always make sure you feel comfortable. We would be delighted to be your hosts again whenever you come back to this beautiful corner of Europe! Wish you a lovely day!
Written March 11, 2020
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Brittany M
6 contributions
Wonderful Tour of the Basque Wine Country!
Oct. 2019
Our family had a wonderful day visiting several wineries and learning about the history of the Basque region. We enjoyed every winery, walking away with a few bottles to enjoy during the rest of our visit. And the lunch we had at one of the wineries was delicious. Special thank you to Andy!! Definitely a highlight of our trip and highly recommended!
Written October 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Greetings from San Sebastian! Thank you for your beautiful words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Basque Txakoli wine tour with Andy. We would be delighted to be your hosts again whenever you decide to come back to the Basque Country. Wish you a lovely day! Best,
Written March 11, 2020
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alyssa
1 contribution
A truly enchanting experience.
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Today my friends and I attended an amazing tour of Rioja wineries and Laguardia as led by our guide Xabi Garzarain. Xabi is a fabulous host and a true local who is well versed in not only wine and gastronomy but the history and culture of the area. He did a wonderful job of showing us around some choice establishments along with the lovely countryside. The wine was delicious, the scenery was beautiful, and the lunch was satiating. (Still thinking about that tortilla...) Xabi was even kind to take dozens of photographs of us to help capture the day step by step. This is an amazing experience that should not be missed. Highly, highly recommend.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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