Vitoria and Rioja Full Day Tour Available every Monday
Following the highway from Bilbao you will arrive at Vitoria, the capital city of the Basque Country, where you will have a panoramic tour into the city. It is considered to be one of the best cities in Spain for quality of life, and is the city in Europe with the most green square meters per inhabitant. You will do a walking tour in the old part of the city where you will see such sights as the old Inn ‘el Portalon’ from the XV century, the Virgen Blanca square, the Machete square and the Cathedral of Santa Maria among others. After your walking tour, you will arrive finally into the land of Wine, to Rioja. You will stop at Laguardia, a unique medieval village that still keeps the real atmosphere of the old times, with the two churches, the walls, the house shields and the narrow medieval streets among others. You will visit in this village, a traditional underground Rioja wine cellar, carbonic maceration with open pools and do a wine tasting at the end of the visit. Afterwards, there will be free time for lunch and your guide will suggest a selection of recommended local restaurants. Finally you will return directly back to Bilbao to arrive at approximately 6:00pm.
Vitoria – Panoramic tour into the medieval city centre, with buildings dating from 1500 and very well preserved.
La Rioja – visit the land of wine with a guided visit to a traditional winery.
Laguardia – a beautiful and charming town full of history. Walk in the medieval narrow streets and enjoy your lunch there.
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Monday : 9.00am
Arrival in Bilbao:
Return back to the hotel at : 18:00 approximately
Transport in coach.
The service of a professional guide, able to guide visits in Spanish and English.
In order to ensure a satisfactory visit, the tourist guide in charge may make any necessary changes if needed.