WINE TOURISM SPAIN Offers Autumn Escapes to Spain’s Wine Regions
Autumn is the perfect time of year to explore the freshly harvested vineyards and sample exquisite local wines at some of Spain’s world-class wineries. Wine Tourism Spain, Spain’s leading provider of wine and culinary travel offers a range of tours and experiences that have been expertly designed to help independent travellers discover the magic and beauty of Spain through food and wine. The offers vary within a complete range of experiences from one-day trips to multi-day experiences, walking tours and road trips. This Autumn , why not book one of Wine Tourism Spain’s top three signature tours that depart from the city hubs Bilbao, Barcelona and Madrid?
BEST FOR SHORT BREAKS – Wine Escape from Bilbao
Time poor travellers looking to make the most of their autumn break will love this two-day escape from Bilbao. It offers the chance to explore Rioja and taste the finest wines the region has to offer. Hop on board a bus for a short one-hour journey to Haro; the wine capital of Rioja. Spend time exploring the local area including the Plaza de la Paz and the Santo Tomás Church before enjoying a traditional Riojan lunch. In the afternoon visit Haro’s first-class vineyards in a 4×4 vehicle and learn how the grapes are grown and harvested to create wine. After a relaxing evening, spend the final day visiting two wineries; one of which is family-run. At each, guests will enjoy a guided tour and the chance to taste some of the region’s best wines before heading back to Bilbao.
Wine Tourism Spain offers a two-day Wine Escape from Bilbao itinerary from 198 Euros (£170) per person based on two sharing. This includes return transfers from Bilbao to Haro; one-night staying in a 4* hotel on a B&B basis; 2-hour 4×4 excursion and guided tours and wine tasting experiences as per the itinerary. Valid for travel year-round.
BEST FOR A RAILWAY ADVENTURE – Barcelona to Rioja with Private Wine Tour
One of the most enjoyable ways to explore the Spanish countryside is by train. From Barcelona, enjoy a four-hour relaxing train ride to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja. Here stay in a centrally located hotel within walking distance of the main streets, churches and plazas. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Spanish dinner of tapas and wine. The next day will be spent having guided tours and wine-tasting sessions at local wineries including the renowned Barrio de Estación. After a leisurely lunch in a centuries old former wine cave in Elciego, visit the world-famous Marqués de Riscal designed by Frank Gehry. The tour will come to an end with one final wine tasting before boarding the train to head back to Barcelona.
Wine Tourism Spain offers a two-day Barcelona to Rioja with a Private Wine Tour itinerary from 398 Euros (£342) per person based on two sharing. This includes return transportation from Barcelona to Logroño; one-night staying in a 4* hotel on a B&B basis, meals, wine tasting and experiences as per the itinerary. Valid for travel year-round.
BEST FOR HITTING THE ROAD – Madrid to Bilbao Road Trip via Wine Country
Wine Tourism Spain is offering an eight-day road-trip from Madrid to Bilbao inviting travellers to hit the road and discover the magic and beauty of Spain through food and wine. The trip commences in beautiful and historic Madrid where travellers will pick up a car and then proceed to drive through the regions of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero before arriving at the coast in Bilbao. This enables visitors to discover rural Spain and admire the beauty of the landscape with visits to first-class wineries, which are hundreds of years old. Guests can sample a wide selection of fine wines accompanied with traditional dishes using fresh and locally-produced ingredients. As well as visiting Spanish castles and medieval fortresses, guests will stay in boutique luxurious accommodation, including a stay at the authentic Ribera del Duero Castle.