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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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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
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
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 +1 855 275 5071
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
Traveler 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.
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
Traveler 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
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 travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Angela P
2 contributions
Five star treatment all he way
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 August 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 August 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

james g
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Full day wine tour
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 March 10, 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 March 18, 2020
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Kevin K
1 contribution
Great tour!
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 January 8, 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 March 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

XabierXabier
Bilbao, Spain27 contributions
Its worth visiting the Basque Rioja
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 January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth
3 contributions
Rioja: The Best of the Best of Basque!
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 November 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 March 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin H
Sheffield17 contributions
Perfect day in a magnificent setting
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 November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Todd H
Alexandria, VA129 contributions
Fantastic day of wine touring in La Rioja
We scheduled an extra day in Bilbao in order to do a day of wine touring in La Rioja, but struggled for a while to find an outfit that could give us what we were looking for: pick us up at/return us to where we were staying, visit at least 3x wineries, and do it for a price we were comfortable with. We eventually found that with Best of Basque, a small husband (Zach) and wife (Irene) firm that does wine and food tourism in and around Bilbao. Zach, an American expat, handled most of our correspondence in the run-up to our day-tour; Irene, a Basque native, led our day-tour, which consisted solely of Irene, my wife, and I.

Irene took us to 3x different wineries — a large/famous winery in Haro and small, family-owned/-operated wineries in nearby Samaniego and La Guardia. We particularly enjoyed the two smaller wineries — the surroundings were more intimate, the staff seemed more “invested,” and the wines were slightly better. (In fact, if we could change anything about the tour it would be to swap out the large winery for another small, family-owned one.) Irene clearly had long-standing relationships with each winery and the two smaller wineries were especially attentive to us.

As she drove, we really enjoyed talking with Irene about Basque culture, language, and cuisine. She is not only really knowledgeable, but kind and clearly very proud of her homeland; we felt fortunate to have such a great guide. We would highly recommend Best of Basque.
Written October 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pants1969
Auckland Central, New Zealand57 contributions
Wine, food, scenery, great guide
Sep 2019 • Couples
What more could you ask for. Zach was an outstanding guide and the tour was premium. We drank outstanding wine, ate good food and saw beautiful scenery in the Rioja Valley. Worth every penny and an easy day trip from Bilbao.
Written October 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed the 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 March 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JPS
1 contribution
Great Winetour !
Sep 2019
We experienced an excellent wine tour in the superb countryside of La Rioja. Well planned and superbly executed. The tiny winecellar in the caves of La Guardia is a must ! Many thanks, Zach !
Written October 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JPGlobalTravel, So pleased you enjoyed our wine tour of Rioja. It was my absolute pleasure to show you around. Thank you for the review! Regards, Zach
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carl0803
Milton Keynes, UK8 contributions
Great day out
Yesterday Zack took us on the wine tour and we all had a very enjoyable time. Great wineries and very nice wine. Fantastic scenery and packed loads in to a fab day.... Thanks Zack and definitely recommend...Carl
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carl, Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the Rioja wine tour with me. Take care, Zach
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Becky D
Becky D
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Fun in Balboa!
Irene was awesome! It was pouring cats and dogs and she met us closer to our hotel with a smile and extra umbrellas
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Pintxos Wine and Fun in Bilbao
Very impressive food and walking tour. Irene was absolutely wonderful and very friendly and she took us to some gre
Melissa V
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Great pinxtos tour! Highly recommend!
My husband and I (late 30s/early 40s) booked the pintxos tour in Bilbao with Irene. We were looking for a tour in E
Maisie S
Maisie S
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1st rate
Fantastic night - Irene knows every delicious place to eat and was a fun, knowledgeable and upbeat guide. We couldn
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Do it. It's a must.
This was a fantastic, and I think, essential tour. The pintxo scene can be a bit intimidating if you're not really
382karin
382karin
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Excellent foodie experience in Bilbao
Zach was fantastic for accommodating a last minute request for a food tour and Irene, was a great guide. We thorou
Explorer596411
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Terrific Guides!
Booked two tours with them, the Bilbao Pintxos Tour and San Sebastian/Coast Tour. Both were fantastic! Irene is f
Sarahekbill
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One of the best food and wine tours
We did the tour on Saturday night. It was one of the best food tours I’ve done. The food and wine were very well se
Michael B
Michael B
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Truly are The Best of Basque
Traveling internationally during a pandemic is a little scary but these guys made us feel so safe and we had a ton
Japhld
Japhld
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Nice food and people
Fantastic food and guide. It was definitely a wow. Irene knows the best restaurants for the best pintxos and she is
loreym231
loreym231
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The Best!!!
This was such a wonderful tour. Very informative and everything was done perfectly. They were incredibly accommodat
eschindler
eschindler
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Worth every penny and lots of fun
You can't really know Bilbao until you have experienced its food and culture through the experience of someone like
alimithani
alimithani
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Excellent!
Irene made us feel like family when she spent all day taking us around! Had an amazing time and highly recommend!
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N5441NUlisaf
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Awesome walking tour
Irene was awesome! She walked us to all her favorite places and you could tell she really loves introducing people
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Y3777BHstevet
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Pintxo-tastic!
Irene is the perfect Beatrice to Bilbao's wine and pintxo Paradise. We were lucky enough to land in the Basque Coun
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