|Type of Tour:||Multi Region|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
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.
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.
For more information on our Multi Region Tours please see our Multi Region page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
Fascinating and great fun!
Suzanne & Simon - Gloucestershire, UK