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Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian provided by Basque Tours

Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian

Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
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Call the number below and use the product code: 21729P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
Exclusions
  • Optional wine purchases
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick the clients in any hotel or apartment in San Sebastian city. If staying in a pedestrian area, that our van can not drive in, we ask the clients to walk 2 to 3 minutes to a pick up point, where we can pull the van , and pick them up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per group
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this private tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
Exclusions
  • Optional wine purchases
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick the clients in any hotel or apartment in San Sebastian city. If staying in a pedestrian area, that our van can not drive in, we ask the clients to walk 2 to 3 minutes to a pick up point, where we can pull the van , and pick them up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per group
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to run this private tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 9, 2020
A note from Rioja Wineries and Laguardia Tour with Picnic from San Sebastian
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
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Basque Tours
    Stop: 1 minute
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  • 2
    Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Bodegas Ysios
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bodegas Marques de Riscal
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Lagunas de Laguardia
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Liz G
London, UK74 contributions
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!
Written July 17, 2022
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Megan S
Great Falls, VA15 contributions
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.
Written June 9, 2022
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Matt C
London, UK15 contributions
Couples
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
Written June 7, 2022
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Chris
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
The tour company was extremely flexible, courteous and very friendly to deal with. I made my requests on what types of activities we wanted to do, and the company was very willing to help me tailor the experience to what we wanted. We even asked to customize the itinerary of the trip to include a winery that wasn't on their list, the company was very accommodating and helped us plan and schedule the visit. We also requested to visit the town of Laguardia instead of Logrono and was able to schedule that visit.
Andy was the tour guide that we had and he was extremely friendly and easy to work with. Super conversational and wonderful to enjoy the day with. Highly recommend this company!
Written June 4, 2022
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Heather
28 contributions
Solo
Trip to San Sebastián was capped off by an incredible Basque Country tour with my guide, Andy! He was incredibly personable, knowledgeable and a whole lot of fun! I’ve been in the travel industry for over 25 years and this was hands down one of the best experiences I’ve had from the moment of inquiry, working with Jon on booking to the 8hrs of amazing Basque scenery, food and conversation. Thank you SO very much! HIGHLY recommend - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
Written March 9, 2022
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Hello Heather Firstly, thank you for such a great review, it means a lot to us. As you can see, we work very hard behind the scenes to make sure that you have a 5 star experience from start to finish. It makes us extremely proud that someone with your experience in the industry feels that you had an incredible tour with us. Andy also mentioned the "special oyster" that you both had (haha) Safe travels and looking forward to seeing you soon
Written March 31, 2022
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W K Van
Singapore, Singapore126 contributions
We not only used Basque Tours for a visit to the wineries but also for the city tour, the St. James Walk and also a coastal drive from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Although we had different guides for the different activities, Andy, Juan and Lide, they were excellent, friendly and informative. Special mention must be made of Andy (an Australian - still with the Aussie twang- who settled in the Basque country.) He was not only very informative but he had little snippets of stories and information that made the tour with him an absolute and memorable delight.

I would say, on this leg of our holiday, we made a real friend!!

And I have no hesitation in recommending Basque Tours for anyone who wants to experience the history , culture, food and attractions of this region.
Written February 6, 2022
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Hello Van Thanks for the fantastic review, You Certainly had 3 great guides to show you around. It great to hear that you gained some friends in the Basque Country. I know Andy is looking forward to catching up with you in Singapore later in the year. We look forward to seeing you again in the Basque Country Safe travels
Written March 31, 2022
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Andy B
2 contributions
This was honestly one of the best tours I have ever done. You really can't beat the wonderful wineries and the top notch tour guide (Andy). Three wineries and a lovely lunch. Andy knew all the winery directors and really made it a special occasion. When in the area going taking this tour is an absolute must.
Written November 11, 2021
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Hi Andy Great to see that you loved our wine region as much as we do. All our guides try to make that "special" day for our guests, so we are very happy to hear that Andy achieved that for you. Thank you for taking the time to do this review, it means a lot to us. Safe travels The team at Basque Tours
Written November 18, 2021
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CK_Kate
California66 contributions
Many thanks to our guide Andy who treated us to a fun, delicious and educational day to the Rioja region. He took us into different regions of the Basque Country. We saw some wonderful places and ate some wonderful food. Andy seemed to quickly figure out what we enjoyed and focused on the small towns, less touristy spots and local treats. Highly recommend a tour with him!
Written October 24, 2021
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HI Kate the answer to your headline is NOTHING. Nothing is better than wine or food. Especially if we are talking about the beautiful Rioja wine region. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day with Andy in this special part of the Basque country. thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, it means a lot. Safe travels The team at Basque Tours
Written November 18, 2021
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Peter S
San Diego, CA297 contributions
We did a private Rioja winery tour from San Sebastián, personalized exactly as we requested so that we visited three wineries and had a 3-course lunch in a great restaurant in Laguardia instead of a winery picnic. Andy, an Aussie, was our guide for the day, and we were in very good hands! We chatted the entire day and he was informative about everything from the Basque region to the wines to local sports. He made the day special for us! The wineries selected were also excellent, with great wines and tastings. We are from California and these are not like CA wine tastings. It’s all about the wine & only the wine. In sum, everything about the day was enjoyable, even the rides out & back. If Andy is representative of the company’s guides, you are in for a treat!
Written October 20, 2021
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Hi Peter First up, thank you for taking the time to review our tours. We are happy to hear that we made such a special day for you. Andy mentioned the fun he had with you guys, and yes our other guides are just as professional and love doing the tours as well. We look forward to seeing you again. (maybe even try some more wines ;) Safe travels The Basque Tours Team
Written January 3, 2022
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Jason M
Dallas, TX3 contributions
My wife and I were visiting San Seb for our anniversary and decided to take a trip out to Rioja for a day. We are SO glad we did. Andy picked us up at our hotel and took us on a great trip around the region. He was very knowledgeable and picked excellent spots. He was incredibly personable and kept us entertained throughout the trip. Jon and Jani made coordinating everything a breeze.

Would highly recommend Andy and Basque Tours for anyone thinking of taking a trip out to Rioja!!
Written October 11, 2021
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What an amazing day - our family and friends (6 pax) hiked to XoXote. It was about an hour and 15 minute hike. The
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Fantastic Experiences with Basque Tours
We had several tours with Basque Tours while in San Sebastian recently, including the Private Pintxos and Wine Tour
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Pixtos and Cooking Class
We had two different times one with John (Pixtos) and cooking class with Jani. My wife and I have travelled all ove
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Above and beyond
I am writing a review as an overall experience I have had with Basque tours. I have done Rioja wine tour, the San S
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Not enough stars to rate Jon, Jani and their team
We are leaving the Basque Country feeling like we are leaving behind our new family. Worked for over two years (th
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Wonderful Rioja WINERY hopping
Fantastic! Really nice guide (Juan), showed us his personal favourite winerys. We did not become ”sommeliers ”, but
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Fantastic
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The Best of the Best!
Nothing short of spectacular…. Jani was an superb tour guide. Her knowledge and history of San Sebastián was extre
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Far exceeded expectations
We did the Basque Coast & Countryside + Txakoli winery tour with Jon, and I can't recommend it enough. I was reall
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Lovely experience
They take us from our hotel in San Sebastián, and took us to a countryside tour. Juan, the guide, was always very k
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Amazing
Country experience! We were looking for a cultural trip to learn about the Basque Country and their rural areas!
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Salud, Juan!
I requested for bars with terrace seating because I was not sure how the Covid situation will be. Juan brought us t
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Superb guide
Juan was an excellent guide - friendly, knowledgeable, informative and he provided all we wanted to know about San
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A Great Way to Learn About this Beautiful Historic Town
Jani, our guide, provided our small group of friends a detailed tour of all the highlights of San Sebastián. We gai
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Beautiful Day trip
We visited Biarritz and St Jean de Luz with Jon. He showed us around and gave us a lot of history. He is an amazing
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