Spain Wine Vacation - 7 Days

Spain Wine Vacation

Vino, Vino, Vino!
Spend time in Spain’s La Rioja region, renowned for its wine production, where you’ll enjoy multiple winery tours and tastings. You’ll also have time to explore the Spanish cities of Madrid, Bilbao and San Sebastian.

Unique Explorations

  • Experience the Rioja wine region where you will get a real taste of the local flavor.
  • Enjoy the perfect balance of guided tours and free time on your own in each city.
  • See a little bit of everything: lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant cities.
  • Discover the history and beauty that lives in Madrid from the Royal Palace to the Tapas bars!
  • Visit the Marques de Riscal Winery and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, both designed by world-famous architect Frank O. Gehry.
  • Sip your way through Spain on this unique multi-city vacation package. Experience the eclectic vibrancy of Madrid, the vast beauty of La
  • Rioja, the artistic bustle of Bilbao, and the coastal class of San Sebastian. Begin your journey in Madrid, where you’ll stroll through Buen
  • Retiro Park and treat yourself to churros con chocolate in Plaza Mayor. Consider attending a Flamenco show! Sit in awe as your eyes attempt to follow this colorful, traditional dance.

Make your way to the world-renowned wine region of La Rioja. Frolic through the green vineyards, then enjoy wine tastings at the Ribera del Duero and Rioja wineries. Where there is Spanish wine, there are Spanish tapas! Be treated to a gourmet lunch after you pay a visit to the Rioja wine museum. Learn the contemporary techniques of wine making while enjoying the product!

Keep the fun going and head to the magnificent Marques de Riscal. Admire this architectural masterpiece while tasting some of Spain’s very best wine. Stop over in Bilbao and sight-see through the city. Come face-to-face with the massively intricate Guggenheim Museum, stroll through Plaza Nueva, and gawk at the city’s amazing architecture.

The last leg of your vacation will be spent in postcard-worthy San Sebastian. Gaze out at the bright blue-green ocean, walk along white sand beaches, and dine at fabulous seaside restaurants. Indulge in authentic Spanish cuisine on your tapas tour, then sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

PRICES FROM: $2,381*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Madrid!

The capital of Spain offers the culture and appeal of a sophisticated modern city, while retaining the charm and elegance of its early years. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and make your way to your hotel. From here, you’re free to begin exploring the city.

Stroll through the fascinating Buen Retiro Park, then treat yourself to a first-night dinner near Plaza Mayor!

Check In - TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel

MADRID, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this relaxing retreat nestled right in the center of Madrid's Arts District. In just steps, find yourself in front of the city's most famous museums and iconic landmarks! This former 20th century palace retains its original architectural detail and beauty, with a warm ambiance and modern style. Its 149 guestrooms boast tons of space and natural light, soundproofed walls, and the latest technology.

Cozy up in your quiet room and use the hotel's free WiFi to send photos to friends and family. Crave a midnight snack? Not to worry. Room service is always just a quick call away. Catch up on some TV, sprawl out in your large bed, and treat yourself to a bountiful breakfast buffet in the morning.

Day 2
Madrid - Rioja

Drive north to Spain's world-famous Rioja region. This vastly beautiful area is home to over 500 wineries, Mediterranean forests, high-mountain areas, as well as the Sierra de la Demanda and the Sierra de Cebollera Nature Reserve.

Once you settle into your luxurious accommodation, head to Ribera del Duero Winery and enjoy your very own visit and tasting.

Check In - Hotel Los Agustinos

HARO, LA RIOJA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of La Rioja in this beautiful, historic hotel. Admire the thick stone walls of this former convent that dates back to 1373, then step through its doors to find a gorgeous interior. Hotel Agustinos boasts a perfect balance of rustic, traditional Spanish decor and contemporary, modern luxuries and facilities. Enjoy stone walls, sky high ceilings, a huge central glass dome, plenty of natural light, dark wood furnishings, and charming chandeliers.

After you settle into your spacious room, take a quick walk to the main plaza or the several wineries in the area! When you work up an appetite, return to the hotel and indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine at the elegant on-site El Claustro Restaurant. Unwind with a glass of regional wine in the hotel's piano bar, or hang out in one of its many cozy sitting rooms. Head up to your fully-equipped room and relax on your large, comfortable bed. Catch up on your favorite TV shows, look through priceless photos from the day, or use the hotel's free WiFi to plan your next day of adventure.

Ribera del Duero Winery Visit and Tasting

Visit Ribera del Duero wines and villages with an English-speaking driver! Taste the Ribera del Duero wines and view the landscapes of the region, which boasts testaments to its past through the various monasteries, churches, and castles.

Includes:

Winery visit with 3 wine tastings and appetizer in the countryside

A visit to an authentic medieval Spanish village

A visit to underground caves that date back to the 16th century

A visit to an actual winery located in "Golden Mile"

Day 3
Rioja

Wake up, look out your window at the beauty that surrounds you, then enjoy an energizing breakfast. Make your way to the famous Rioja winery and enjoy a complimentary tasting. Stroll through the winery's beautiful grounds, then visit its museum and learn all about the process of wine-making and the variety of the finished product. Finish your visit to Rioja Winery with a scrumptious gourmet lunch!

Continue the fun at the modern, architectural masterpiece that is the Marques de Riscal winery.

Rioja Winery and Tasting

Visit a traditional winery and taste Rioja wines!

The Rioja offers much more to visitors than excellent wine. It is a fascinating region to visit, a wonderland of stunning landscapes and unspoiled villages full of art, culture, and history. Visit a traditional winery of 125 years that is still run by the direct descendants of its founding family. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at the end of the day.

Rioja Wine Museum Visit With Gourmet Lunch

Visit the wine museum and enjoy a gourmet lunch with stunning views of the surrounding landscape!

Tour the wine museum, which occupies a surface space of 9000m, wines from around the world, and extensive vineyards. Head to the restaurant an enjoy a gourmet lunch, paired with wine, of course. Look out the window and feel surrounded by the breathtaking vineyard landscape.

Marques de Riscal Winery Visit

Visit a new landmark!

Enjoy a visit to the newly iconic Marques de Riscal Winery, designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry. Learn how this winery uses contemporary techniques in such a unique building. Then, taste the finished product!

Day 4
Rioja - Bilbao

Next, drive to bustling Bilbao. After you settle into your comfortable accommodation, get out and explore the city! Visit the magnificent Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Gehry masterpiece, then relax in the charming Plaza Nueva.

Stroll through the Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park, then treat yourself to an authentic meal of paella. Don't forget churros con chocolate for dessert!

Check In - Hotel Silken Indautxu

BILBAO, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to pure luxury and elegance in the heart of Bilbao. Walk into the lobby and become immersed in sophistication as you admire the hotel's chic decor. Enjoy its floor-to-ceiling windows, abundant natural light, modern furniture, and artistic feel. Settle into your spacious room, take a nap on your cozy bed, then get exploring! Take just steps and find yourself at The Guggenheim Museum, St. James' Cathedral, Plaza Nueva, and many other noteworthy sights.

After an exciting day, head back to the hotel and relax in the comfort of your quiet room. Upload photos using the hotel's free WiFi, catch up on some TV, and treat yourself to a calming bath or shower in your luxurious marble bathroom. When it's time to eat, indulge in mouthwatering traditional Basque cuisine at the classy on-site Etxaniz Restaurant. Dine in the elegance of the indoor dining room, or enjoy your meal and sip your wine while enjoying the breeze on the outdoor garden terrace.

Day 5
Bilbao - San Sebastian

Head to the breathtaking coastal city of San Sebastian! Feel the sand between your toes and take a walk along La Concha Beach. Stare out into the bright blue-green ocean, then treat yourself to an authentic meal of Spanish cuisine at a local seaside restaurant.

Check In - Silken Amara Plaza San Sebastián

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Experience the eclectic vibrancy of San Sebastian in this artsy, yet luxurious 4-star hotel! Step through its doors and admire this hotel's tasteful modern decor, unique architecture, and warm welcoming atmosphere. Take a walk to the seaside center of San Sebastian, or ask a staff member about renting a bike! Now that's a way to explore this beautiful city!

Open the door to your room and instantly fall into a state of serenity and relaxation. Take a nap on your large, comfortable bed, freshen up in the elegant marble bathroom, and check your e-mail using the hotel's WiFi.

When it's time to eat, head to the trendy on-site Plaza Restaurant and indulge in mouthwatering traditional Basque cuisine. After a delicious dinner, unwind with a cocktail or a glass of regional wine at the elegant on-site Bar La Ola.

Day 6
San Sebastian

Start your day with an exciting hike up Urgull, a lush hill that's nestled right in-between the ocean and the heart of the city. See unforgettable views of this Spanish splendor! After you make your way down, stroll over the beautiful Maria Cristina Bridge and head back into town.

In the evening, enjoy an included tapas tour that's followed by a delicious dinner. Taste local flavors, try traditional dishes, and discover new favorites.

San Sebastian Tapas Tour With Dinner

The most inescapable element of Spanish cooking is tapas - small plates that have become popular all over the world.

Enjoy a tapas tour and experience true Spanish culture while being accompanied by a local guide who will point out the country's less-known cultural details. Discover bars, taverns, and even entire neighborhoods that specialize in tapas. You'll feel like a native in no time!

The stops include:

A traditional tasca/meson

A pintxo bar, where you'll discover the secrets of the tapas craze

Day 7
Depart Spain

Pack your bags, say goodbye to the beautiful views, and make your way to the airport. Spend your flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Madrid (MAD), out of Bilbao (BIO)
  • Manual economy car rental for duration - upgrade to automatic available
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Accommodations in the following hotels or similar:
  • 1 night in Madrid at the Hotel Tryp Atocha
  • 2 nights in Rioja at the Hotel Agustinos
  • 1 night in Bilbao at the Hotel Silken Indatxu
  • 2 nights in San Sebastian at the Hotel Silken Amara Plaza
  • Tours & Excursions 
  • Ribera del Duero Winery visit and tasting
  • Rioja winery and tasting
  • Rioja wine museum visit with gourmet lunch
  • Marques de Riscal winery visit
  • San Sebastian tapas tour with dinner

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