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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
  • 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
Need help booking?
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
  • Traveller 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 travellers 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
  • Traveller 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Jul 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 sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Basque Tours
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
  • 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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Maddie M
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Fantastic wine tour! We did the Rioja Uncovered and it was the perfect day. Our driver/guide (Andy) was fabulous, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. We stopped at 3 wineries, all which gave us very generous pours of delicious wine. There were also some snacks at the wineries along the way and then the day finished with a great lunch at a restaurant in LaGuardia.

We highly recommend Basque Tours / Rioja Uncovered to anyone visiting the Basque Region! We learned a lot about Rioja and even sent some bottles back home.

Thank you Basque Tours & Andy for organizing!
Written 7 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan S
Great Falls, VA12 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 9 June 2022
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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 20 October 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 3 January 2022
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W K Van
Singapore, Singapore126 contributions
Jan 2022
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 6 February 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 31 March 2022
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Chris
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Apr 2022
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 4 June 2022
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Ted
Saint Louis, MO1 contribution
Dec 2019
My wife and I went on this tour in Spring 2019 and we just realized we never wrote a review! Better late than never. This tour was exactly what we were looking for to see Rioja region, visit some boutique and legitimate family owned winereis, visit some of the larger big name wineries, and have a perfect & authentic lunch in Laguardia!

We couldn't have asked for a better day (although we should have started the day a little less hungover...woops). That'll happen when you're starting the day from San Sebastian! We ended up purchasing wine from each of the wineries that we visited - Gomez Cruzado, Roda, and Ostatu. Such an awesome day tasting full pours of several wines at each winery! We quickly got back on the horse.

The tour guide we had was a lovely woman, knew her wine and history extremely well and was super nice and fun to be around for the day! Our driver was hilarious as well and made the day so pleasant.

If you are looking for a Rioja full day tour - stop researching - book this tour! Cannot recommend this tour enough and I hope that anyone reading this review will take our advice and BOOK THIS TOUR!!
Written 14 November 2020
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basquetours
Thanks for this wonderful review! It makes us incredibly happy to see you still remember our Wine tour with such a positive vibe, after a year! We promise to keep or even improve the level of our tours in the future! Hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain period we are going through, Thanks again and best regards!
Written 16 November 2020
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Jason M
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Oct 2021
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 11 October 2021
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY1,006 contributions
Jul 2021
Juan was a terrific guide. We learned so much about Rioja wines in a day that we actually found a new favorite wine during our tour. The Haro wineries were splendid! The lunch at the vineyard was excellent. The food was incredible and definitely the best Spanish Tortilla we had during our stay in Spain. We learned about wine making in the region and the history of the vines including the disease that came from North Amerca after the discovery of the new world which devastated the vines of Europe. The grafting of both vines saved them. Juan was an excellent teacher. This was a highlight in our trip!
Written 9 August 2021
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Andy B
2 contributions
Oct 2021
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 11 November 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 18 November 2021
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CK_Kate
California66 contributions
Oct 2021
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 24 October 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 18 November 2021
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A Great Way to Learn About this Beautiful Historic Town
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Beautiful Day trip
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