Exclusive Rioja

Luxury Rioja Wine Holiday

At a glance

Region: Rioja
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £827 to £2390 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner (3 Days)
3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 wineries and 1 tasting session (3 Days)
4 wineries and 2 tasting sessions and winery lunch (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 15 wines (3 Days)
Approximately 25 wines (4 Days)
Tour Transport: 1 or 2 full day transported tours
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year. The Michelin-starred restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Trip Summary

Luxury Rioja Wine Holiday

Whilst staying onsite of a working winery amongst some of the noblest vineyards in Spain, this luxury Rioja wine holiday provides an in-depth and comprehensive discovery of the world-famous wines of Rioja. Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest and most traditional of Rioja’s bodegas. Opening for business in 1860, the winery was most notable for its pioneering nature and innovative, non-conformist practices. Today, this is epitomised by their 21st Century hotel, a masterpiece unveiled in 2006 by designer Frank O. Gehry. Gehry’s architecture is renowned throughout the world, from the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, as well as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (another must see whilst in the area). After settling in to your chosen room on day one of the trip, you will be welcomed as guests at the award-wining Marqués de Riscal winery. Here, you will have a fascinating and informative tour of the production process, as well as the barrel room. The tour will conclude with tastings of Marqués de Riscal wines. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

Rioja wine holiday - Credits Marques de Riscal
Rioja wine holiday

After breakfast on day two, an English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up and accompany you throughout the day. Our Spanish Tour Manager was born and bred in the region and not only will she entertain you throughout the day with fascinating historical and cultural anecdotes, she will also share with you her extensive wine knowledge. You will be taken to your two favourite wineries for tours and tastings and you are entirely free to let us know which bodegas you would prefer to visit. Examples of some of the region’s top wineries include Muga, Ysios and Viña Real. After returning to the hotel to freshen up and have a siesta, you will be taken to the famous Calle Laurel in Logroño, where after a tutored tasting with an expert sommelier, you will be able to participate in the traditional evening tapas run.

For those opting to stay for a third night, your guide will return on day three and accompany you to another of your preferred estates as well as a modern winery, where lunch, alongside a selection of the bodega’s wines will be served. These visits will be followed by a tasting session of three premium Rioja wines in a quaint setting.

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Outline Itinerary

Day one of your Rioja wine holiday

  • Upon arrival in Elciego, check into your preferred room grade at Marqués de Riscal.
  • After settling, you will be taken on a tour of the Marqués de Riscal winery, which will conclude with a tasting.
  • In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • The hotel also has a wine bar and cosy lounge area, if you wish to enjoy a few more glasses of wine after dinner.

Day two of your Rioja wine holiday

  • After breakfast, your guide will collect you from the hotel and accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at your two favourite Rioja bodegas.
  • Free time for lunch in Haro, Rioja’s wine capital.
  • Time to relax at the hotel before the next activity.
  • In the evening, you will be taken to Logroño, where you will have a tutored tasting session of three wines and free time to participate in the famous tapas run.
  • You will be taken back to the hotel at the end of the evening.

Day three (optional) of your Rioja wine holiday

  • After breakfast, your guide will collect you from the hotel and accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings at another of your favourite Rioja bodegas.
  • A tour and lunch at a highly regarded winery in the Rioja Alavesa region.
  • A tasting session of three premium Rioja wines in a quaint setting.

The final day of your Rioja wine holiday

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Just to let you know that we all had a great time over the weekend and the consensus was that another trip is on the must do list!

John - Surrey, UK

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
  • All prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Spa Wing Room 5* 3 Days £942 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Spa Wing Room 5* 4 Days £1458 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Premium Spa Wing Room 5* 3 Days £999 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Premium Spa Wing Room 5* 4 Days £1545 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Gehry Wing Room 5* 3 Days £1057 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Gehry Wing Room 5* 4 Days £1631 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Premium Gehry Wing Room 5* 3 Days £1172 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Premium Gehry Wing Room 5* 4 Days £1803 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Executive Suite 5* 3 Days £1229 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Executive Suite 5* 4 Days £1889 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Gehry Suite 5* 3 Days £1459 Book Now
Marqués de Riscal - Elciego Gehry Suite 5* 4 Days £2233 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £80 per person applies to groups of four people who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £120 per person on the four day break. Please contact us for the relevant discounts for groups of five and over.

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Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Spain! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred room grade and we would be more than happy to let you know the supplement for an extra night at the hotel.
  • Spend a night in Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim. We particularly recommend the 5* Hotel Carlton in the heart of the city. Founded in 1926, this landmark building is home to the most majestic hotel in Bilbao, becoming something of an institution. Please contact us for prices.
  • Discover more Spanish wine regions. As well as trips to Rioja, we can also arrange holidays to Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Penedès.
Rioja wine holiday Credits- Ciudad de Cenicero

Further Information

Travel to your Rioja wine holiday

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Rioja travel page for further information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Rioja wine holiday - Credits Marques de Riscal

I would just like to thank you for an amazing trip and all your help - I really appreciate it. It was a wonderful experience and cannot wait to travel again with Grape Escapes.

Parneshree - South Africa

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