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Rioja Uncovered

Duration: Full Day

Included: visit of 2 wineries with wine tastings, stroll in Laguardia medieval village, lunch at a local restaurant, private transportation, expert guide throughout, Rioja information sheets.

Start time: 08.00 End time: 18.00

Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastián.

Availability: May-October

Price for 2 pax: 345€ | Price for 3 pax: 310€ | Price for 4-6 pax: 295€ | Price for >6 pax: 285€

"Don't miss a foodie tour with San Sebastián Food, run by Englishman Jon Warren, who will take you to the best tucked-away little places. Centrally located in the Old Town, Jon offers evening pintxos-tasting walking tours as well as daytime trips to local producers and wine-tasting trips to La Rioja..." - Sainsbury's Magazine

Discover one of the world’s most famous wine regions guided by our team of experts, whose combined enthusiasm for Rioja is unparalleled. On this day-pass to the secrets of winemaking we will chauffeur you around this beautiful region, visiting two contrasting wineries along the way, each with their own style, history and architecture. The daytrip also includes a stroll through the lovely medieval village of Laguardia and lunch at one of its most local restaurants, tried and tested by our expert guides.

Tasting and teaching is the name of this package. Starting with the soil and moving from barrel to glass, you are taken step-by-step through the process of winemaking. Test your tastebuds, enrich your wine knowledge, and develop your ‘nose’ for wine. No questions are too silly and no wine thought too random for our passionate guides, devoted to celebrating the Rioja region.

"Vicky led us on the pinxtos food tour and Lourdes was our guide for the all day wine tour of La Rioja. Both guides were outstanding as to their personalities and their knowledge of subject matter. We highly recommend San Sebastián Food for their professionalism and their genuine interest in their clients having an outstanding experience."

A TripAdvisor Member (2016-01-29)

“Rioja Day trip” SSF made our day trip to Rioja so easy and had arranged everything for us! We loved the other 4 in our group as well as our guide. We visited 3 wineries that were all different and had their own niche- it was very thoughtfully put together. They also had arranged a lovely lunch in LaGuardia for our group that had the most beautiful view looking out over the vineyards. Fantastic experience and we would highly recommend anyone wanting to visit Rioja to book with SSF!

Jamie G via Tripadvisor (2014-09-01)

“The food is topped by the staff you meet” La Rioja - If you're a wine enthusiast this one is a must. I thought I knew about Rioja wines, but this tour gave me a lot more than I knew about. Lourdes was our guide and she is a fantastic, fun loving person who we shared plenty of laughs with. You visit 3 totally different wineries and taste some great wines. Make sure you try the tortilla filled with morcilla on your morning tea stop, wash down with a local beer, very tasty. The lunch that's included is excellent, better than expected and on most other tours we've been on. You'll also get a great look at the spanish/basque country side. And of course plenty of Rioja wine!

NIFT via Tripadvisor (2014-08-18) , Australia

“Rioja wine region day trip - sensational!” This was an amazing day with the most wonderful tour guide I have had in all my travels! Lourdes was lovely, knowledgable, authentic, professional and fun - as a host she felt more like our old friend taking care of us for the best day out. Lourdes tailored our wine region day to individual likes to make sure it was the most memorable day for each of us. She definitely went above and beyond to take care of me in every way! Stunning scenery, beautiful wineries, exquisite wines, authentic village caves, while enjoying the many laughs our group had with a most superb fine dining lunch - what a day to remember! Lourdes even offered further info for my travels to be enhanced in the Basque countryside that made my time in Spain the best it could be. I can't thank her enough!

Kerrilee B via Tripadvisor (2014-07-30) , Perth, Australia

“Amazing private tour” I can't thank San Sebastian Food enough for an amazing trip to Rioja. A friend and I were planning a short trip to San Sebastian and were trying to figure the easiest way to spend a day in wine country. SSB was so gracious in helping us set up the dates...our schedules changed and they were more than willing to accomodate our narrow option of dates to visit Rioja.

Chip C via Tripadvisor (2014-07-22)

“Amazing!” We were fortunate enough to book two tours with San Sebastian Food: Pintxo Huting and the Rioja Day Tour. The guides -- Lourdes (Pintxo) and Agus (Rioja) were absolutely phenomenal. They both were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They made our trip to San Sebastian even more memorable. San Sebastian Food was also very accommodating to our travel schedule and made special arrangements so we could participate in both tours. Thanks to Lourdes, Agus, and San Sebastian Food! Visited May 2014

lando 18 via Trip Advisor (2014-05-22) , Washington DC

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What is the minimum age for this experience?

There is no minimum age. The client should be made aware that it is a full day tour with a lot of driving and standing and that it might not be suitable for some children.

What do I bring to the La Rioja wine day?

We recommend you come with an extra top to keep warm in the vineyard’s cellars. We will provide complimentary mineral water.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks, transport (where required) and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo San Sebastian bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

 Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts so that we arrive at the first winery on time.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 4 people for certain experiences. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Are your experiences suitable for children?

In the Basque Country, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, as there are exceptions, you may want to contact our booking department to check the suitability for the chosen experience.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-12 years old - 20% discount

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