- Discover the rich diversity of Spanish wine, their unique flavors and world-famous specialties
- Immerse yourself in wonderful Spanish countryside
- In Ribera del Duero region you sample the recently voted “Best Red in the World”
- Explore La Rioja, Spain’s most famous wine region and the heartbeat of the country’s wine tradition
- Enjoy paired tasting menus, Michelin gourmet dinners, and lavish lunches on elegant farm estates
TRIP AT A GLANCE
- (Day 1) Exploring Castilla la Mancha region and its Vino de Pago
- (Day 2) The Emerging Vineyards of Rueda and Toro
- (Day 3) Burgos – The World’s Finest Reds in Ribera del Deuro Region
- (Day 4) Laguardia: Medieval Beauty and Tradition in La Rioja
- (Day 5) Olite & Pamplona: Experimental Flavors in the Unique Navarra Valley
(Day 1) Departure from Madrid
Spain has more acres of wine grapes that anywhere in the world, a true vocation for cultivating through a sincere respect for the land. You private driver will join you at the hotel for escorting you to Castilla la Mancha region. Here you visit a succession of Vino de Pago vineyards, classified to be one of the finest wine regions in the country. You will be amazed by the vastness of the vineyards and diversity of flavors during the tastings. You return to Madrid in the early evening for a super dinner in a starred restaurant.
(Day 2) Toro – The Emerging Vineyards of Rueda and Toro
The perfumed aromas of the rich Madrilenian breakfast will prepare your soul for a thrilling visit to the Palacio Real, the largest palace in Europe, containing over 2,800 rooms.
Plaza Mayor the heart of the city’s vibrant life, combining the classic architecture with the drama of Spain’s emotional past. Just a short walk from here, there is Puerta del Sol, one of the best known and busiest places in Madrid. This is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads (Km 0) that contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes at the beginning of a New Year. A must see is Mercado de San Miguel, the last remaining iron market hall in Madrid and a historic and monumental market. This area has unique personality and culinary shopping, cultural and entertainment options. It reflects the gastronomical plurality of Spain where you can taste all the best of gastronomy while enjoy recitals and concerts.
(Day 3) Burgos – The World’s Finest Reds in Ribera del Deuro Region
This morning you will discover Abadia Retuerta, where a 12th century monastery provides the setting for sampling the recently voted “Best Red in the World.” This is a mute witness to history and a place where the land and the vine come together. In this unique place the respect and the efforts to preserve the quality of the environment made it one of the top wine regions of Spain, Later you will visit Burgos and its well preserved Gothic cathedral. Burgos makes for a charming evening of exploration and you have plenty of choice for restaurants.
(Day 4) Laguardia – Medieval Beauty and Tradition in La Rioja
While the Rioja region is internationally acclaimed, individual wineries work hard to produce a distinct taste. Graciano, Mazuelo, and Garnacha, are blended with Tempranillo, local secrets kept under hats and millions of bottles aging in underground city cellars. Enjoy a wonderful lunch in the beautiful countryside and walk across the always green prairies before discovering before an aging farmhouse revels in its preservation of tradition, presenting incredibly full-bodied reds to complete the day’s tasting. Like Ribera del Duero, Tempranillo is the prime grape, well aged in oak and often only released after eight to ten years. In this friendly environment, the winemaker taking you through easy-drinking young wines to their Gran Reserva. In the evening you will experience new flavors of tasty regional dishes.
(Day 5) Olite and Pamplona
Olite is known for its castle and towers to climb, each offering spectacular views of the town and the surrounding vineyards. This is a very pleasant town and although small, seems to cater well to visitors. This set provides the backdrop to another delicious tasting, an experimental farm that’s helping to transform the region’s international image as a red wine producer. Later you will visit Pamplona. Founded by the Romans and located on the Pilgrims’ way to Santiago, Pamplona is now a modern and welcoming city with a wide range of activities that include walking around century-old walls and cobbled streets. Not far from the city center, you will complete this tour with another majestic tasting in a renowned bodega. In the afternoon, you will be accompanied to your hotel in Madrid.
Throughout this journey, your guide will assist in packaging and sending all your purchases, ensuring the finest Spanish wine can be shared at home as it fills your cellar for years to come
Electa recommends the following guidelines for 5 days customized Spanish tour, excluding international flights and on a base of 4 attendees:
- 5-star: From Euros € 700 to € 1,000+ per person per day
- 4-star: Minimum Euros € 650 per person per day
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