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From San Sebastian: Exclusive Rioja Wine Tour

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From San Sebastian: Exclusive Rioja Wine Tour

What you'll do

Commence on a premium Rioja wine journey, exploring the distinctive flavours of two renowned wineries, with a special focus on the esteemed Marqués de Murrieta. Uncover the secrets of Rioja's terroir as you savour the unique wines crafted by passionate winemakers. This exclusive experience invites you to discover the rich heritage and exceptional vintages that define the essence of Rioja, making it an unparalleled opportunity for wine enthusiasts seeking the finest in Spanish viticulture.

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Highlights

  • Impressive Underground Cellars: Explore the remarkable underground caves, Rioja's oldest and most expansive cellar system, extending over one kilometre, these cellars store legendary vintages, creating a historical journey through time

  • The Most Exclusive Winery in Rioja: Ygay Castle is a unique location in Rioja, discovering the intertwined history of Marqués de Murrieta winery and Rioja wine. After a full winery tour, indulge in a tasting of four fantastic wines paired with haute cuisine degustation courses

  • Medieval Style Village of Laguardia: Iconic Architecture Wineries, visit the mediaeval village perched on a hill with a 13th-century wall, offering a natural balcony to the wine region

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Itinerary

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    Duration: Approximately 10 hours
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    Start Time: 8.15 AM
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    Group Size: 1+
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    Meeting Point: This tour includes hotel pick-up
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    Discover a Unique Place in the World - Underground Cellars:
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    Explore the impressive underground cellars of a renowned winery in Rioja
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    Excavated over centuries, these cellars extend over one kilometre and house legendary vintages
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    Immerse yourself in corridors full of history, jaw-dropping vaults, and nooks with special magnetism
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    Our exclusive tour offers a cultural, historical, and wine-centric experience
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    After the visit, enjoy a wine tasting, featuring 1 wine in the underground cellar and 2 more in special surroundings
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    The Most Exclusive Winery in Rioja - Ygay Castle:
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    Delve into the intertwined history of Marqués de Murrieta winery and Rioja wine
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    Founded in 1852, the winery's founder imported production techniques from Bordeaux
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    Visit Ygay Estate and Castle, surrounded by 300 hectares of vineyards at the heart of La Rioja
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    Witness meticulous restoration work completed in 2014, offering guided tours and professional wine tastings
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    Ygay Castle, recognized as one of Europe’s iconic century-old industrial buildings, houses Marqués de Murrieta’s winemaking history
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    After a full winery tour, indulge in a tasting of 4 fantastic wines paired with 4 Haute Cuisine Degustation courses
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    Optional extension to a six-wine and six-paired courses tasting for an extra fee
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    Medieval Style Village of Laguardia - Iconic Architecture Wineries:
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    Explore the mediaeval village perched on a hill, surrounded by a 13th-century wall
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    Enjoy external views and photo opportunities of iconic architecture wineries such as Marqués del Riscal & Ysios
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    Return to Hotel:
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    Conclude the day with a comfortable drop-off at your hotel in San Sebastian
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    End Time: Approximately 6.30 PM

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What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Professional driver and knowledgeable local guide

  • This is a private tour only your group will participate

  • 3-course gourmet lunch with wine pairing

  • Optional upgrade to a 6-wine and 6-paired tasting for an extra fee

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What's not included

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Anything not already outlined within the itinerary or inclusions

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Notes

Important Information

  • The tour runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 8:15 am. We kindly request that all participants arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances

  • If this winery or winemaker is not available, we will pick another similar one

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you

  • This tour is private, we could add, remove or change anything to meet your preferences

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Where you'll be

Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain


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