In early November we did the Rioja Full Experience Private Tour with the company Go Basque.
From the very beginning, when I contacted them regarding booking our tour, they could not have been more helpful.
Unlike many tours, no payment was required to book and confirm the tour, but full payment would be required one month before, which was fine with us.
I dealt with Nina throughout the entire booking process, and she was unfailingly helpful with my myriad of questions. She helped us decide which wineries to visit, which type of tour to take and assisted in explaining what sort of food we could expect on our included lunch in a winery.
When the day arrived our driver, Ander, picked us up at our San Sebastian hotel right on time.
Ander was simply wonderful and ensure that we had a fantastic day. Nothing was too much trouble; every question was answered and was truly the perfect guide.
The wineries chosen were incredible, exactly the type of things that we wanted to experience in the Rioja region. Ander also gave us plenty of stops of photo opportunities of things that we were interested in.
The included lunch was quite delicious and there was a huge amount of food.
Before the day started, Ander warned that we would probably sleep on the way back. I inwardly scoffed as I never sleep in cars, or in the day, and certainly not with strangers. Well, this was a different day! We had so many wine tastings that also included lovely nibbles of jamon and cheese, followed by the huge lunch then a guided walk around La Guardia. Once we got in the car for the long journey back to San Sebastian, both my husband and I fell into a peaceful sleep.
We had an amazing day and highly recommend Go Basque, and particularly Nina and Ander if you want the perfect private Rioja wine tour.