Wine Tour in Northern Spain

Wine Tour in Northern Spain

Experience art, culture, wine & gastronomy in Northern Spain

This Wine & Gastronomy Tour through Northern Spain combines visits to some of the best wineries in Spain, the wonderful city of Bilbao with the Guggenheim museum and an excellent restaurant in San Sebastián

The route and timetables below is a suggested itinerary for a Wine Tour to Northern Spain - however, if you want us to send you a customized and personalized itinerary, please contact us for a quote!

Day one: Ribera del Duero - Gastronomy lunch & Abadía Retuerta

Arrival at either Madrid or Bilbao International airport. Welcome and assistance by our local English-speaking tour guide and transfer to the Ribera del Duero Region.

We begin the tour with a delicious lunch at the restaurant Cepa 21, located in the heart of the Ribera del Duero wine region. The restaurant is part of the Cepa 21 winery owned by Emilio Moro. You will enjoy a fantastic meal paired with Emlio Moro's and Cepa 21's wines.

After an extraordinay lunch, you will arrive to the winery Abadía Retuerta and Le Domaine Hotel - a fomer monastery that has been turned into a luxury hotel. Experience a first class winery visit and wine tasting of some of Abadía Retuerta's high quality wines. The excellent Petit Verdot is one of the best wines in the Ribera del Duero.

Overnight at the wonderfull Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine 5*.
Tapas restaurant in Spain
Tapas restaurant in Spain - we take care of all the restaurant bookings during the tour

Day two: Burgos & Artadi (Rioja)

The day starts with a visit to historic Burgos. This beautiful city was once the capital of the Kingdom of Castille and one of the most powerful cities in Spain.

Today, the splendour of the past is still present, and among Burgos' important monument you will visit the incredible cathedral, one of the most ambitious of its kind and the first mayor building in gothic style in Spain. Afterwards enjoy a nice lunch in a nice restaurant recommended by Michelin in Burgos.

You will now enter La Rioja, the biggest high quality wine region in Spain and one of biggest in Europe. Most Spanish wine is inspired by this wine region. Rioja is the most traditional in Spain, but many wineries have renoved themselves to obtain the ideal balance between modernism and tradition. Among them the impressive winery that you will visit on this day.

At Artadi you will have a spectacular wine tasting with a wide range of quality wines.

Late afternoon arrival to a the Miró Hotel in Bilbao. This hotel is the perfect base for the next two days. The hotel is a designer hotel with an unbeatable location right next to the Guggenheim Museum.
Rioja
Rioja - Rioja is one of Spain's very best wine regions

Day three: Bilbao - Guggenheim & relaxation

A full day in wonderful Bilbao. In the morning you will have a private guided tour to the Guggenheim museum. Frank Gehry's Museum designed this museum that was in augurated in 1997 and came to change the city.

Free afternoon: take a stroll in the historic part of Bilbao, shop in the Corte Inglés or take in the views of the rennovated river area.

Dinner in one of the best restaurants in the city: Arbologaña. A restaurant on top of Bilbao's Arts Museum that combines tradition and modernity.
Old Vines
Old Vines - Vines from vineyard in Northern Spain

Day four: San Sebastián

Transfer to San Sebastián from Bilbao in a private bus with guide (approx. 1 hour's drive). Upon arrival we will go up to the the Monte Igueldo to take in San Sebastian's best views. From here you will see the impressive bay and the small Santa Clara Island.

Down in San Sebastián you will walk the streets of the city. San Sebastian is the city in the world with most Michelin stars per inhabitant. Taste some of San Sebatians best tapas (pintxos)

Late afternoon return to Bilbao and dinner at a quality restaurant in the center of the city.
San Sebastian
San Sebastian - beautifully located in Northern Spain

Day five: Bilbao, transfer & flight

Time for relaxation in the hotel and the last purchases. In the morning we have arranged a private tour of the fantastic Guggenheim Museum. The museum is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

It is fortunate that the Guggenheim Museum has a gourmet restaurant. Here we have arranged a nice farewell lunch, which you can enjoy overlooking the Nervion River.

Late afternoon private transfer in a comfortable minivan from the hotel to Bilbao Airport and departure. We can help with airline tickets with e.g. KLM or Air France, both flying from Bilbao.

The Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum - end the wine tour with a visit to the impressive Guggenheim Museum

Prices & details for the Wine Tour to Northern Spain

Prices from
620 €
per person

Included in the price of the Northern Spain Wine Tour
  • 3 nights of accommodation at Abadia Retuerta in Ribera del Duero, Design hotel Miró in Bilbao as described above
  • 4 x lunches (including wines)
  • 4 x dinners (including wines)
  • All metioned tours
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • All local taxes, VAT/IVA and Road Tolls
  • Tipps to the guides
Not included
  • Flight tickets - can be included by City Tours Spain as a certified Travel Agency
Tapas på restaurant i Madrid
Tapas på restaurant i Madrid - vi sørger for, at I spiser godt og lokalt på vores vinrejser og kan skræddersy valget af restauranter.

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