Dates: Arrive April 22. Tour dates: April 23-29, 2023
This is a very special trip for us. Tiffany worked directly for the Rioja winery association in America and Tom represented Ferderico Patternina winery in Florida for seven years and has sold tens of thousands of bottles of Rioja wines during his 34 years in the wine industry. We are calling in all of our markers to get unparalleled access to the best wineries in the region with VIP experiences that no other tour company can offer. Believe me, we are looking forward to this week more than you are. It’s going to be red wine nirvana.
Rioja wines are famous around the world, and we take you on an intimate journey through the notorious wine region. We’ll spend a day in Burgos and a day in Pamplona exploring Ernest Hemingway’s hangouts, and in between we will be relaxing for 4 nights in the three different Rioja regions marveling at the architecture, wine and gastronomy. *Details on towns to follow soon.
April 22- Arrive in Madrid. We will provide hotel accommodations for you. Spend the day in Madrid visiting the Prado or eating chocolate and churros at San Gines. If you arrive early we can give you a city tour on this day. Or if you arrive later, meet up with us that night for a tapas crawl around the Plaza Santa Ana (which is included). Just don’t stay out too late, the wine tour begins at 9am on April 23rd.
April 23– We head to Burgos, one of the larger city stops on the Camino de Santiago.
April 24-27– Prepare to eat and drink your way around the Rioja region visiting world famous wineries and small villages with a wine culture dating back centuries like Briones, Laguardia, Ezcaray and Haro. We will stay in Logrono, centrally located to all everything in the Rioja region. Dinner at El Portal del Echaurren, a two-star Michelin restaurant is included.
April 28– We’ll head out in the morning to Pamplona, the capital of Navarre and one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hangouts while in Spain.
April 29– Our tour ends in Pamplona. Train tickets back to Madrid are included in this package, or we can make arrangements for you to continue on to San Sebastian with us for a gastronomical tour of the North coast of Spain.
Hotel nights: one night in Madrid with tapas crawl, one night in Burgos, four nights in Rioja region and one nihht in Pamplona (double occupancy, single supplement applies), all breakfasts, lunches and three dinners, all ground transportation, entry into attractions and all wine tastings.
Does not include:
Airfare to and from Madrid airport, ground transportation to and from the airport, gratuities and some dinners.
Dietary Restrictions: Spain is a country that eats meat, seafood, dairy and vegetables. Please know what you can and cannot eat. We cannot always provide special menus for your needs.
Interested in joining us? Please fill out the contact form below and we will keep you informed of new details.
First Deposit Required by December 16, 2022
To reserve the above tour, a deposit of $500 USD will be required. We encourage monthly payments for the tours. Book early, as these will be small group tours with a maximum of 10 people.
Cancellation policy: The first deposit of $500 USD is non-refundable. The remaining balance will be refundable up to 30 days prior of your tour dates.