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Rioja

Located in the north of the Iberian peninsula, La Rioja lies in close proximity to the Spanish Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian. While most famous for the wines that bear the region’s name, La Rioja has surprisingly diverse offerings in terms of wines but also hotels, restaurants and towns.

  • Perfect for
    Foodies | Romantics | Ultimate Indulgers | Intellectuals
  • When to go
    March-May | June-August | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

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  • 3 Days: Essential Rioja-LP

    3 Days: Essential Rioja

    Whether you’re meandering through the charming medieval walled city of Laguardia or exploring the region’s excellent wineries, Rioja is sure to delight oenophiles, lovers of architecture and history buffs alike. Indagare can customize an itinerary to suit your interests and provide insider access. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

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      Day One: Laguardia

      Begin your visit with a guided tour of the beautiful walled city of Laguardia. Perched on a hilltop with views of vineyards on all sides, Laguardia is filled with narrow cobblestoned streets lined with wine shops, pinchos bars and cafés. A visit to the city’s underground tunnels is a must.

    • Day Two: Cultural Exploration

      Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Rioja with a visit to twin monasteries, Yuso and Suso, which house manuscripts that contain the first written words of Castilian Spanish. After a picnic lunch, you may decide to visit several more of the area’s acclaimed wineries, including Ysios, an architectural marvel located in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range. Later, enjoy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

    • Day Three: Wine Tasting

      Today, visit Dinastia Vivanco, an extensive museum, which includes five exhibition halls and a garden with more than 220 grape varietals. The brainchild of Pedro Vivanco Paracuellos (who is the grandson of the founder), the museum is dedicated to exploring the more than 8,000-year history between man and wine. Tastings and tours of the winery and museum are available, and there is also a restaurant that looks over the vineyards. After lunch, enjoy an evening at leisure.

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