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Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian

By Basque Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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C$522.52
per adult (price varies by group size)
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C$522.52
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 18-99
Duration:8–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • 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
What's not included
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21729P3

  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian?
Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian price starts from C$510.83. Discover and book Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian on Tripadvisor
What is the Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian cancellation policy?
Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian?
Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian is hosted by Basque Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Basque Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21729P3

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Basque Tours
    Stop: 1 minute
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  • 2
    Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bodegas Ysios
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Bodegas Marques de Riscal
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Lagunas de Laguardia
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Great team, great tour experience
The best part of our experience with Basque Tours was that we didn't feel like we were on a tour. Our awesome guide
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Experience Basque like a local
We did 3 different tours with Basque Tours and all were excellent. From the local knowledge to the food and the gre
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Spectacular San Sebastián Experience
What a tremendous experience. Over two days Jani took us on (1) a magical walking tour of San Sebastián ending with
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Epic private tour with my family
Best tour we’ve ever done, anywhere. We did a private tour of a farm where they make queso idiazabal, a cheese made
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Amazing deep dive into Basque culture
I turned to Basque Tours for two distinctive experiences, and they delivered on both of them. The first was a day
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Rioja 101
Level of service. Attention to details. And knowledge of culture are unmatched. Will be back for sure!
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Overall great experience!
Jon was an excellent guide. He was very accommodating to our needs and requests & made sure we were comfortable. Ov
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100/10!
The best tour ever! Great price for all of the experiences that you have. We went with Alvaro who is super knowledg
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Fantastic Experience for our Engagement
We did a private sunset yacht cruise in La Concha for our engagement. The staff was fantastic. They were friendly a
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Highly recommended!
We did the Deluxe Rioja tour and enjoyed it from start to finish. Although it takes a couple hours to get there, o
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Basque Tours are the best
Jon, Jani and the entire team are wonderful. Professional, qualified, personable, helpful. We felt like we were wit
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Unforgettable Basque Tour
Our Basque Tour was incredible. As Andy guided us through the stunning Basque Country he calls home, we didn't feel
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A wonderful day
This was such a wonderful day. We (two couples) loved having the opportunity to experience a unique part of the Ba
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Memorable, fun, delicious! Love the private tour, highly recommend.
Like many others raved about, Andy did not disappoint on our private Rioja winery tour (just the two of us) coming
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Coastal Tour of Basque Country
Diego was amazing! So knowledgeable and thoughtful. His love for the Basque Country is evident in all he showed us.
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eskimojo82
Kilkeel, UK25 contributions
May 2022
What a memorable day we spent touring the Rioja wine region. A private tour in a luxury minibus was a real treat. Our guide was very hospitable and put us at ease, picking us up right at our hotel door. We stopped for a quick coffee before visiting three wineries and having private tours and wine tasting in each one.

Once we passed into Rioja, the weather was stunning, very different from San Sebastian that morning. It was really heavenly. We enjoyed a relaxing lunch at a restaurant in Laguardia (our special request) and benefitted from our guide's knowledge of the local area and menu. We were lifted and laid like VIPs with no worries about parking or finding directions or the best place to eat.

We could never have done such a great day trip without the specialist knowledge of Basque Tours and although it was more expensive than we would normally pay, it was definitely worth it for the private service and for the special occasion.
Written November 3, 2022
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Maddie M
1 contribution
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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Megan S
Great Falls, VA16 contributions
We were 4 couples traveling from the US to visit San Sebastián. Jon arranged 3 fabulous days for us;
Rioja Wine Tour and Laguardia
Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum and Getaria
City tour and Pintxo Tour

Our first day, we went with Vicky, our guide to the Rioja Wine region where we visited 2 wineries. The visit to Marques de Murrieta was over the top. Our group has been on many wine tours, but this was like nothing we’ve ever seen. After a tour, we had arranged for a private lunch with 6 courses paired with our tasting of 6 wines. This was like a Michelin meal, with each course specially paired and presented. Incredible taste and presentation! They were very attentive to food allergies and special requests. Vicky also took us to Laguardia, this charming walled city. She gave us great historical insight and was able to convince a hotel owner to let us tour her wine cellar below the hotel. A great bonus!

Then on our second day, Vicky led us to Bilbao to tour the Guggenheim Museum. I am so glad we arranged for Basque Tours to take us. Vicky had a lot of background info about the exhibits and prepared for us to tour on our own for a couple of hours. We then headed to Getaria for possibly the freshest fish I’ve ever had at Elkano. Delicious!

Our last day we went with Lide to Zurriola Beach and La Concha. She gave us lots of good background about the region, especially the Basque influence, as she taught us some words and helped us understand the special culture.
We ended with a walking tour of the City Center and then went to 4 Pintxo bars for food and drinks. She selected 4 very unique bars, each with their own specialty. Clearly, she knew them all and could provide local suggestions.

It was especially nice to have local guides as they can give you such helpful background with culture and current events. Also, the vans used by Basque Tours are very new and clean. Our driver was excellent also.
Lastly, one of the best things was that the van had a microphone so that we could all hear the excellent commentary.
I highly recommend any and all of these tours.
Written June 9, 2022
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arenert
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
This experience was an 11 out of 10!!! Our guide picked us up at 8:30am from our hotel, and let us snooze for the 2 hour drive to our first stop which we greatly appreciated. We then made stops at 3 different wineries giving us 3 very unique experiences and felt so special having private tastings for just our group of four. At the last stop, we got an extensive tour and ended with a delicious lunch on the vineyard with more wine. Our guide then took us to the old town of Laguardia which was the cutest town with amazing views. Speaking of, she drove us around to take in some other incredible views of interesting architecture. Overall we could not have asked for anything better out of this experience and would very highly recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys wine, views, and great company.
Written October 2, 2022
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Peter S
San Diego, CA310 contributions
We did a private Rioja winery tour from San Sebastián, personalized exactly as we requested so that we visited three wineries and had a 3-course lunch in a great restaurant in Laguardia instead of a winery picnic. Andy, an Aussie, was our guide for the day, and we were in very good hands! We chatted the entire day and he was informative about everything from the Basque region to the wines to local sports. He made the day special for us! The wineries selected were also excellent, with great wines and tastings. We are from California and these are not like CA wine tastings. It’s all about the wine & only the wine. In sum, everything about the day was enjoyable, even the rides out & back. If Andy is representative of the company’s guides, you are in for a treat!
Written October 20, 2021
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Hi Peter First up, thank you for taking the time to review our tours. We are happy to hear that we made such a special day for you. Andy mentioned the fun he had with you guys, and yes our other guides are just as professional and love doing the tours as well. We look forward to seeing you again. (maybe even try some more wines ;) Safe travels The Basque Tours Team
Written January 3, 2022
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W K Van
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
Jan. 2022
We not only used Basque Tours for a visit to the wineries but also for the city tour, the St. James Walk and also a coastal drive from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Although we had different guides for the different activities, Andy, Juan and Lide, they were excellent, friendly and informative. Special mention must be made of Andy (an Australian - still with the Aussie twang- who settled in the Basque country.) He was not only very informative but he had little snippets of stories and information that made the tour with him an absolute and memorable delight.

I would say, on this leg of our holiday, we made a real friend!!

And I have no hesitation in recommending Basque Tours for anyone who wants to experience the history , culture, food and attractions of this region.
Written February 6, 2022
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Hello Van Thanks for the fantastic review, You Certainly had 3 great guides to show you around. It great to hear that you gained some friends in the Basque Country. I know Andy is looking forward to catching up with you in Singapore later in the year. We look forward to seeing you again in the Basque Country Safe travels
Written March 31, 2022
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Chris
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Apr. 2022
The tour company was extremely flexible, courteous and very friendly to deal with. I made my requests on what types of activities we wanted to do, and the company was very willing to help me tailor the experience to what we wanted. We even asked to customize the itinerary of the trip to include a winery that wasn't on their list, the company was very accommodating and helped us plan and schedule the visit. We also requested to visit the town of Laguardia instead of Logrono and was able to schedule that visit.
Andy was the tour guide that we had and he was extremely friendly and easy to work with. Super conversational and wonderful to enjoy the day with. Highly recommend this company!
Written June 4, 2022
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Ted
Saint Louis, MO1 contribution
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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Rimma P
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Our company of 4 took 2 day trips from San Sebastian with Andy of the Basque Tours. One was to Rioja for wine testing with absolutely delicious lunch. Another tour was to the French Basque Country including Bayonne, Biarritz and St Jean de Luz. Both tours were absolute delights and one of the highlights of our visit to San Sebastian. Andy is an exceptional tour guide who provided insight into the Basque history, culture, food and the national character. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, funny and really easy- going person. Thank you, Andy and the Basque Tours, for making these trips a very educational and memorable experience! We will definitely be back!
Written October 2, 2022
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Jason M
Dallas, TX3 contributions
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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