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Essential Rioja Private Wine Tour from Bilbao provided by The Best of Basque

Essential Rioja Private Wine Tour from Bilbao

Essential Rioja Private Wine Tour from Bilbao
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The Essential Rioja Wine Tour Experience is a completely private wine tour to the famous La Rioja wine-making region. Transport in a comfortable, private, air-conditioned vehicle to the beautiful wine country. Experience 3 winery visits with accompanying tastings, sightseeing, beautiful photo opportunities of a Frank Gehry designed winery, and a private guided tour of the medieval city of LaGuardia. One of the wineries will include a tour of their 400 year old cave with subsequent tastings. You will experience a total of 7-9 unique tastings in total on this wine tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • This La Rioja tour will take you on a visit to a subterranean winery lying beneath the historic Basque city of Laguardia that dates back centuries. A visit to a traditional family run winery is included to highlight the absolute pinnacle and prestige of the La Rioja winemaking. This estate produces wine that rates in the top 100 of Rioja wines with more than 90 Parker Points. We will also guide you around the medieval city of Laguardia along with external views of some of the most architecturally significant wineries in La Rioja. In Laguardia we will stop for a private guided tour inside the city walls pointing out historical sights of interest. Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This La Rioja tour will take you on a visit to a subterranean winery lying beneath the historic Basque city of Laguardia that dates back centuries. A visit to a traditional family run winery is included to highlight the absolute pinnacle and prestige of the La Rioja winemaking. This estate produces wine that rates in the top 100 of Rioja wines with more than 90 Parker Points. We will also guide you around the medieval city of Laguardia along with external views of some of the most architecturally significant wineries in La Rioja. In Laguardia we will stop for a private guided tour inside the city walls pointing out historical sights of interest. Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23938P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3 winery visits with a total of 7-9 tastings in total. Last winery includes a guided tour/tasting.
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque government
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Hotel/accommodation in Bilbao or Bilbao cruise ship port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 3 winery visits with a total of 7-9 tastings in total. Last winery includes a guided tour/tasting.
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque government
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Hotel/accommodation in Bilbao or Bilbao cruise ship port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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DittoD
Washington, DC65 contributions
Dec 2021
We had to cancel several trips to Bilbao and tours with Zach and Irene due to the pandemic. They were always understanding and just let our deposit roll over. When finally found a window to travel to Bilbao, Zach helped us immensely recommending a hotel and moving the tours around, so we could visit Michelin Star restaurants when not touring with them. Our favorite tour was an evening of sampling Pintxos with Irene. Next was the VIP Rioja tour (maybe we thought these two were the best due to mass consumption of wine.) The other 3 tours we took were also five stars: The Art of Txakoli Tour (more wine), Western Coast of Bizkaia & Historical Village of Gernika Tour and Custom San Sebastian & Hondarribia Tour. They even backtracked one day and showed us views that we missed on a previous tour due to clouds. We are looking forward to coming back to Bilbao in May.
Written 21 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Susan and Norm, Thank you so very much for the review. It was such a pleasant time spending time with you both, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again. Take care and all the best. Regards, Z and I
Written 23 December 2021
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jbachN
Bellaire, TX149 contributions
Oct 2021
Zach and Irene are the best! Thanks to both of you to show us in 5 days different areas, villages, from the mountain to the sea of your beautiful Basque Country.
It was our first time but certainly not the last. This time, we are bringing back home not only the wonderful experience yet an important element is your friendship. You have shown us the Basque hospitality.
Zach and Irene are very passionate about what they’re doing and very proud to show the land of their home.
I am very confident whether you want to spend 2, 3 or 5 days with them, you will love and appreciate them as much as Me. Do not hesitate to contact them if you like to have a Private Tour catering only to your need and family.
This Rioja Wine tour is a Must if you are in the region, 3 different wineries in sizes and location are very interesting. At the first winery, we had the pleasure to talk directly to 1 of the owner and discovered her passion about making wine. At the second one, We are treated like Royalty with our names on the wine’s brochure and a special gift from the winery. The tasting room is so beautiful surrounding by many rows of barrels of wine. The last one is so much interesting. Very small and located in the village with an amazing Underground system.
Written 14 October 2021
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Julie and family, Thank you so much for your amazing review! It means the world to us that you enjoyed the tours. It was great to meet you, and we wish you all the best! Thanks again and take care. Z and I
Written 22 October 2021
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Emma S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
We had an amazing day with Zach on the connoisseur wine tour. Zach was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome as we drove into the mountains from our pickup in Bilbao. We visited four wineries and had a fantastic lunch to help soak up all the samples. All the wineries spent time chatting to us about their wines and Zach was very accommodating as we stopped for photos and a look around some vineyards along the way. Highly recommended tour and a fantastic day out during our holiday. Zach also gave us some local recommendations for bars and restaurants; lovely day all round! Thanks Zach!
Written 27 September 2021
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Emma and amigos! Thanks for a fabulous day out in La Rioja. It was a pleasure and so pleased you enjoyed it. I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review for us, it means a lot. All the best, Zach
Written 27 September 2021
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StillExploring55
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The wine was obviously fantastic. Seeing the wineries, hearing the passion and expertise behind the product, and experiencing the area were all bonuses. Our guide made every experience even better.
Written 19 September 2021
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Andy and Ashley, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and show you the beautiful Rioja wine country. Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. It was a great day, full of excellent wine, food and nice conversation. Thanks again and all the best. Regards, Zach
Written 20 September 2021
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Angela P
2 contributions
Aug 2021
This was a birthday treat and we were made to feel very special. Zak was an excellent guide, friendly, relaxed and informative. We sampled excellent wine at all the wine cellars we visited. The scenery was breathtaking with fantastic photo opportunities. We cannot recommend this too highly.
Written 22 August 2021
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Angela and Doug, It was my great pleasure to meet you both, and show you around La Rioja on your birthday! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour, and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to post a review for us. I hope you managed to have a nice dinner at one of the restaurants I recommended. Take care and all the best to you and your family! Thanks again! Zach
Written 22 August 2021
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james g
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We travelled as a group of 7 friends and took the full day la rioja wine tour. Zach picked us up in a very comfortable 7 seater and we had a great time, saw three lovely wineries, tasted some great wines and had a couple of glasses in between. The scenery was amazing and zach gave us the story on the region, history showed us the main buildings and generally was a great tour guide. We had a lovely lunch in a lovely restaurant. All in all a great tour and good value for the full day, would recommend to anyone.
Written 10 March 2020
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James, Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your tour of La Rioja with me. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
Written 18 March 2020
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Kevin K
1 contribution
Zach was great, really enjoyed the tour and appreciated that he was flexible with our pickup and dropoff locations - would recommend to anyone visiting the area
Written 8 January 2020
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Kevin, Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your tour with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
Written 18 March 2020
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XabierXabier
Bilbao, Spain27 contributions
Laguardia is known as the capital of wine. The town is simply genuine. Great food too!
Dont miss Ysios and Marques de Riscal km away from Laguardia...
You will get shock with ghery and foster work, re designing traditional wineyards taking them to the next century....
Written 7 January 2020
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Elizabeth
3 contributions
We toured Rioja with the lovely Irene. She is warm, engaging, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about all things Basque. She happily tailored our tour around things we particularly wanted to see. We did several wine tastings and it’s difficult to see how Irene could have crafted a better experience. She even managed to conjure up the sun from the depths of a Bilbao rain front! We experienced everything from a large corporate winery to a small family run operation. It’s their personalised service that puts Best of Basque ahead of the pack. I’ll definitely hook up with them again when I’m next in the region (which I hope is soon)!
Written 18 November 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your wine tour of La Rioja with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
Written 18 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin H
Sheffield17 contributions
Oct 2019
What an amazing experience. I have been wanting to visit La Rioja region for a number of years now and it did not disappoint. The whole day was well planned and full of information about this area. There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been written apart from a big thank you to Irene and Best of Basque for a fabulous day.
Written 4 November 2019
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Kevin, Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your Rioja tour with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A perfect day tour from Bilbao
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Great food tour in Bilbao
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You MUST take this tour!
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A great way to spend an evening in Bilbao
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