Essential Ribera del Duero

Three day Ribera del Duero tour

At a glance

Region: Ribera del Duero
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: From £514 to £533 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 lunch
Number of Winery Visits: 4 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 11 wines
Tour Transport: Full day guided and transported tour and 1 visit on foot
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

The Essential Ribera del Duero Wine Tour

Ribera del Duero is famous for its “Golden Triangle”, seventy miles of vineyards that stretch intermittently along the River Duero, producing superb wines that challenge the more famous wines of Rioja and our three day/two night Essential Break provides the perfect introduction. You will be based at Convento las Claras, in the town of Peñafiel, famed for being the “cradle” of Ribera del Duero, home to many of the most prestigious wineries of the region and overlooked by the medieval Peñafiel castle.

After checking in at the hotel on the first day, you will take a short stroll to the centre of Peñafiel, to one of the most prestigious and architecturally intriguing wineries in the region, where the historic past blends seamlessly with the contemporary. Here you will enjoy a tour of the two wineries, the oldest that extends through the mountain and the newest, designed by Richard Rogers. After the tour, you will have a guided tasting of three wines, including a Reserva, a fascinating introduction to the wines of the Ribera.  The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish.

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Ribera del Duero - Credits Abadia Retuerta

On day two, 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 regale you with tales and anecdotes of the history of the Ribera del Duero and its vineyards, introducing you to the particularities of the region. Your day will see you enjoy all that the area has to offer, stopping off to enjoy tours and tastings in a variety of wineries, from the most modern to the most tradtional, family run wineries, perhaps passing by a biodynamic bodega on the way. The cuisine of Valladolid is truly delicious and you will experience this for yourselves, eating lunch at one of the wineries, where you will enjoy, amongst other delights, the local culinary speciality of 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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Region Map

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Peñafiel, check into your chosen room grade in the Convento las Claras
  • After settling in, take a short stroll to a local winery where you will enjoy a tour and tasting of four wines, whilst the guide gives a brief explanation of the wine making process. The evening is free for you to explore the town and relax.

Day Two

  • 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.
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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.

Accommodation

Undoubtedly the best wine tasting (and buying) trip that I have ever been on.

David.- Maryland, USA

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Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • The above prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at many 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 Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Convento Las Claras Standard 4* 3 days £533 Book Now
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Ribera del Duero Tour - Credits Abadia Retuerta

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are several 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 France! 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.
  • Explore the vineyards of Rioja. Just over two hours’ drive away, we can put together a bespoke itinerary for you in this renowned wine region, enjoying some of our recommended tours and activities.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Ribera del Duero and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural Spa hotels?
  • Spend a night in Madrid. The bustling city of Madrid can be reached by car in two hours offering a range of cultural and gastronomic delights.
  • Discover more Spanish and Portuguese wine regions. As well as trips to Ribera del Duero, we also arrange holidays to Vinho Verde, Navarra, Priorat and Penedès. If you would like to extend your trip to take in more regions, just give us a call to discuss your requirements for a tailor-made trip or alternatively, please see grapeescapes.net for information about all of our wine tours.
Ribera del Duero Tour
Ribera del Duero Tour

Further Information

Travel

Please contact us to request a more detailed information sheet about travelling to Peñafiel.

There are direct flights to Madrid from London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies.

The airport is situated around two hours’ drive from the hotel.  We can arrange private airport transfers for you if required. Please contact us for prices, which are dependent on the number of passengers. Alternatively, we can book a high-speed train for you, which takes 56 minutes to reach the town of Valladolid, from where we can organise a transfer to your hotel.

If you prefer to fly and then make your own way to the region by car, then please feel free to use our car hire engine for a quotation on your preferred grade of car.

About Essential Breaks

For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). 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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I just wanted to say what a wonderful trip it was last week. I cannot think of one thing negative to say about it.

Susan - UK