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Wine and Spain – a perfect blend of tradition and taste

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Embark on a journey through Spain’s Ribera del Duero and Rioja regions to discover the rich cultural history, wine traditions, and gastronomy of these fertile wine regions. Enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to acclaimed wine estates and learn about the production of indigenous grapes from some of the top winemakers in the Ribera del Duero and Rioja where food and wine reign supreme.

"To travel to Spain means to visit a country full of contrasts, where modernity and history blend in unique landscapes, cities, and traditions." - Mariano Rajoy


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    Land at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport and transfer to accommodations in the heart of the city. Savor a wine-paired welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant

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    Head to the historic city of Segovia for a walking tour and special lunch before continuing to your accommodations in a restored 12th-century monastery surrounded by vineyards

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    Enjoy a full-day wine experience in the Ribera del Duero region, visiting a small family-owned winery followed by a well-known producer for tours and tastings. This evening, enjoy the opportunity to dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant

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    Explore the best of the Ribera del Duero wine region for a second day, stopping for a traditional lunch along the way. Dinner this evening will be tapas— a quintessential Spanish experience in the charming town of Valladolid

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    Journey north toward Rioja, stopping in the medieval city of Burgos for a guided visit to its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral and a traditional lunch. Continue to the town of Logroño and experience a pinchos (or pinxtos— similar to tapas) crawl on Calle Laurel

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    DAY 6. HARO

    Kick off the day with a visit to the Barrio de la Estación in Haro, a wine district that captures the essence of Rioja, followed by tastings at two area bodegas. Dinner tonight will pair the best gastronomy of Rioja with their amazing wines

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    Enjoy a full-day wine experience in the Rioja region, visiting two acclaimed wineries including Marqués de Murrieta, which was awarded the “Best of 2023” distinction placing it as one of the best wineries in the world

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    Transfer to Madrid Airport or Bilbao Airport for return flights


Hotel The Principal Madrid


Overlooking the Gran Via Avenue, this boutique hotel in the heart of Madrid offers an elegant rooftop terrace, restaurant and cocktail bar, fitness center, and a wellness suite with sauna. The renovated building boasts elegant modern design mingled with original architecture from 1917. Rooms offer air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and bathroom equipped with toiletries, bathrobe, slippers, and hair dryer.

Hotel The Principal Madrid
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The hotel occupies a former 12th-century Cistercian Monastery. Surrounded by the stunning natural setting of the Ribera del Duero, the property features a luxury spa with thermal baths, fitness center, outdoor pool (seasonal), gourmet dining, and lush grounds including an herb garden and vineyards. Rooms offer a relaxing space with air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and a bathroom equipped with toiletries, bathrobe, slippers, and hair dryer.

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This former post office dating back to 1932 is now a boutique hotel considered the best example of neo-baroque architecture in the city. Situated close to popular attractions, the property features a bar, restaurant, terrace, spa, fitness room, and free WiFi. Rooms offer air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, and toiletries.


"Spain is a fascinating mix of people, languages, culture and food, but if there is one thing all Spaniards share, it's a love of life." - Candice Millard

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Fun Facts

Mortar-less Miracle

The famous aqueduct of Segovia is a classic example of Roman water transport architecture. Built in the later part of the 1st century out of approximately 20,400 blocks of granite and not a single ounce of mortar, the precision and balance of the stones allow the arches of the aqueduct to stand tall and functional, even after two millennia, showcasing the engineering prowess of Roman builders.

Ribera del Duero

One of Spain’s top red wine-producing regions, Ribera del Duero translates as riverbanks of the Duero. The region’s vineyards flank the Duero (Douro in Portuguese) River to the north and south and grow at some of the highest altitudes in the northern hemisphere. Evidence of winemaking here dates back 2,600 years, and today nearly 300 wineries can be found in the area.

Dueling Tempranillos

The Tempranillo grape is planted throughout the Ribera and Rioja wine regions. The name Tempranillo is derived from the Spanish word for early, which may be a nod to the grape’s propensity for early budding and ripening. In both regions, Tempranillo yields red wines of outstanding quality. However, despite the proximity of these northern Spanish regions, Tempranillo takes on different nuances and characteristics in each thanks to influences like climate, soil, and winemaking traditions.

Finger foods of Spain

Pinchos— also spelled pintxos— are the Basque Country’s answer to Spanish tapas and a beloved part of the culinary culture. The term "pinchos" originates from the Spanish word "pinchar," meaning to pierce or stab, referring to the traditional presentation where these flavorful bites are served on a skewer or toothpick. Enjoying pinchos is not just about the delicious flavors but also about the social experience of hopping from one bar to another, savoring different varieties along with friends.



  • Accommodations during program dates, including all taxes and fees
  • All activities and private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local guides, entrance fees, and private transportation
  • Meals as detailed in your itinerary, including pre-arranged drink pairings
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from arrival and departure cities
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals
  • Gratuities for drivers, local guides, porters, and included meals

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Complete the form above indicating:

  • the number of travelers in your group
  • your preferred travel dates
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We will contact you to discuss your preferences.

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Based on our conversation, we will check availability, confirm pricing, and provide you with a detailed proposal.

Step 4:

To confirm the services and accommodations for your private departure, a non-refundable 50% deposit of the total trip fee is required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How a Private Departure Works:

A Private Departure is a program that our destination specialists have meticulously crafted and curated to highlight the best of a particular destination. While we offer a few options to personalize your journey, the main framework of a Private Departure itinerary has been set. If you are seeking to make changes in the schedule or activities, a Custom Program may better suit your needs.

Destination-Specific Information - Rioja & Ribera:

This trip appeals to guests who want to experience two of Spain’s most famous winemaking regions, taste award winning wines and sample delicious local dishes.


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