Rioja and Ribera del Duero

Discover some of the iconic Spanish wine regions on our Ribera del Duero and Rioja wine tours

Rioja Wine Tours

At a glance

Region:Multi Region
Type of Tour:
Duration:5 Days
Guide Price:From £1100 to £1366 per person
Number of Meals:4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 tapas run (payable locally), and 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:7 wineries and 1 tasting session
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 25
Tour Transport:2 full day transported tours, 1 private transfer between the regions and one visit on foot in Peñafiel
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

Trip Summary

This five day break provides an indepth and comprehensive discovery of the world-famous wines of Rioja as well as those of the Ribera del Duero, which is fast gaining an excellent reputation to rival that of Rioja. The hotels carefully selected by our team are ideal bases from which to explore both region’s premium vineyards.

After a welcome dinner in your hotel’s restaurant in Rioja and a relaxing evening, an English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up after breakfast on day two and accompany you throughout the day. Our Spanish Tour Manager was born and bred in the region and not only will she entertain you throughout the day with fascinating historical and cultural anecdotes, she will also share with you her extensive wine knowledge. You will be taken to two wineries for tours and tastings including a visit of a small producer where you will have the opportunity to taste directly from the barrel. At the first estate, guests will marvel at the centuries-old cellars and enjoy a private wine tasting session, whereas the second winery is more modern, offering a complete contrast. You will then have time to participate in the traditional tapas run. Please note that the Tapas will be payable locally. You will also enjoy a tasting session of three premium Rioja wines. At the end of the day your guide will drop you back at your hotel.

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On day three, check out of your hotel after breakfast and an English-speaking driver/guide will pick you up for the transfer from Rioja to Ribera del Duero. This is approximately a two-and-a-half-hour drive and we have planned a stop en-route for you. You will be taken to a small winery for a tour and tasting followed by a traditional three course lunch on site. After this delightful mid-way pause, you will continue your journey to your 4* hotel in Peñafiel. Once you have checked into your room at the Convento las Claras, take a short stroll to the town centre where we have arranged a tour and tasting at a well-regarded winery. After a full tour of the facilities, you will have a guided tasting of the estate’s wines. The evening will be free for you to enjoy as you wish.

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Rioja Wine Tours

On day four, your English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at your hotel for a full day tour as part of a small group (maximum eight people). During the course of the day, your guide will tell you all about the history of the Ribera del Duero and its vineyards, introducing you to the particularities of the region. Enjoy all that the area has to offer, stopping off to enjoy tours and tastings at a variety of wineries, from the most modern to the most tradtional, perhaps passing by a biodynamic bodega on the way. The cuisine of Valladolid is truly delicious and you will experience this for yourselves, dining at one of the wineries, where you will enjoy, amongst other delights, the local culinary speciality  lechazo asado, a roasted dish of suckling lamb. After such an enlightening, fun day your guide will drop you off at your hotel where the evening is yours to relax.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in the Rioja wine region, check into your preferred room at the 4* Hotel Finca de los Arandinos.
  • In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served in the hotel’s restaurant, alongside local wines, water and coffee.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, an English-speaking guide will collect you from the hotel and accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at two Rioja bodegas.
  • Some time to experience the famous tapas run (the meal will be payable locally)
  • A tasting session with tapas.
  • You will be taken back to the hotel at the end of day.
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Day Three

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you. Your day will comprise of:
  • A transfer from Rioja to Ribera del Duero
  • A tour, tastings and lunch at a traditional family-run bodega.
  • Upon arrival in Peñafiel, check into your preferred room at the 4* Convento las Claras.
  • In the afternoon, take a short walk to a local winery where you will enjoy a tour and tasting of the estate’s wines. Walk back to your hotel after the tasting.
  • The evening will be free for you to do as you please.
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Rioja Wine Tours

Day four

  • After breakfast, your English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at three different wineries
  • A three-course lunch of local specialities
  • You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Final Day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

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Accommodation

Even though we had been away with Grape Escapes before, this trip far surpassed our expectations. A quality, well thought out and very relaxing trip. Thank you.

Angela, Falmouth - UK

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) and during the week, or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Rioja and Ribera del Duero HotelsStandard Room4*5 Days£1366Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £200 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on this Rioja and Ribera del Duero 5-day break.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
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Further Information

Travel to your Ribera del Duero and Rioja wine tours

Given the wide range of travel options, the package prices do not include travel to Rioja and from Ribera del Duero. Please contact us for further information.

Multi Region Tours

For more information on our Multi Region Tours please see our Multi Region page

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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Fascinating and great fun!

Suzanne & Simon - Gloucestershire, UK

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