Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian

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From $358.70

55 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: spain, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Spain's famed Rioja region during this 9-hour guided tour and picnic from San Sebastian. Visit three wineries, tasting at least 3 different wines in each, before heading to a fourth winery to tour its underground wine caves and tunnels – the setting for a picnic-style lunch paired with a Crianza red wine from the winery. Spend the afternoon exploring the medieval village of Laguardia. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Professional Driver/Guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wine tastings

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Optional wine purchases

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • A maximum of 16 people per group
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 4 people confirmed. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Responsible Tourism Certificate from the Spanish government, with reference 006357-B75219725 proving our business accomplishes the required Safety measures to reduce the chances to be infected by Covid-19
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this private tour
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

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We will meet you in your accommodation or in a pre-arranged meeting point near your hotel/apartment.

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Bodegas Marques de Riscal
Photo stop for the Frank Gehry building inside the winery property

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagunas de Laguardia
Medieval town with charming streets and history

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Amazing Rioja tour
281abdullahg, 12-09-2022
Beautiful landscape coupled with a knowledgeable guide. Mia knows the area and vineyards. Highly recommended.
Amazing custom tour, highly recommend!
curlygirlmsp, 17-07-2022
We had an amazing day with Jon and Basque Tours! We had a large group of 17 but had a perfect experience! Our tour was customized to allow for all of the accommodations we requested which allowed us to enjoy so much lovely Rioja wine and also have a gorgeous picnic lunch in a beautiful winery. All of planning paid off as in addition to a comfortable ride, we had so many great discussions with the wine makers and Jon to learn more about the region. I cannot thank Jon and team enough for making our day amazing and our celebrations together even better! This was our second time booking with Basque tours and we will absolutely be back!
A great tour with a great tour guide!
Dan, 31-07-2022
Fantastic day of wine tasting and an educational lesson about the valley. Our tour guide was great company and kept us engaged and entertained throughout the day. We would do it again!
Highly recommend!
MSalasinGF, 09-06-2022
We were 4 couples traveling from the US to visit San Sebastián. Jon arranged 3 fabulous days for us;
Rioja Wine Tour and Laguardia
Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum and Getaria
City tour and Pintxo Tour

Our first day, we went with Vicky, our guide to the Rioja Wine region where we visited 2 wineries. The visit to Marques de Murrieta was over the top. Our group has been on many wine tours, but this was like nothing we’ve ever seen. After a tour, we had arranged for a private lunch with 6 courses paired with our tasting of 6 wines. This was like a Michelin meal, with each course specially paired and presented. Incredible taste and presentation! They were very attentive to food allergies and special requests. Vicky also took us to Laguardia, this charming walled city. She gave us great historical insight and was able to convince a hotel owner to let us tour her wine cellar below the hotel. A great bonus!

Then on our second day, Vicky led us to Bilbao to tour the Guggenheim Museum. I am so glad we arranged for Basque Tours to take us. Vicky had a lot of background info about the exhibits and prepared for us to tour on our own for a couple of hours. We then headed to Getaria for possibly the freshest fish I’ve ever had at Elkano. Delicious!

Our last day we went with Lide to Zurriola Beach and La Concha. She gave us lots of good background about the region, especially the Basque influence, as she taught us some words and helped us understand the special culture.
We ended with a walking tour of the City Center and then went to 4 Pintxo bars for food and drinks. She selected 4 very unique bars, each with their own specialty. Clearly, she knew them all and could provide local suggestions.

It was especially nice to have local guides as they can give you such helpful background with culture and current events. Also, the vans used by Basque Tours are very new and clean. Our driver was excellent also.
Lastly, one of the best things was that the van had a microphone so that we could all hear the excellent commentary.
I highly recommend any and all of these tours.
A great day learning, tasting with beautiful views
Matt C, 07-06-2022
Our guide Andy, did a great job looking after my wife and I. He was very knowledgeable, increasing our knowledge of wine from the La Rioja and Basque region
we immediately felt at ease and the conversation flowed all day
We visited 3 wineries ate in a wine cellar and saw some great views of the area

Would highly recommend using this company based on our experience

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