Spain Food & Wine Tour

La Rioja and the Basque Country

June 23-28, 2022 - 6 days

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We taste our way through Spain’s most famous wine region, Rioja, exploring the outstanding cuisine and internationally famous wines the area is known for: Tempranillo, Granacha, and Rioja Blanca.  We taste both modern and classic wine styles, learn about the complex history and culture of the area, and provide you with time on your own to make your own discoveries. 

Then we head to another of Spain’s great food regions:  the fiercely independent Basque Country, or País Vasco.  A picturesque mix of beautiful beaches, verdant agriculture, and sophisticated cities and small towns in northern Spain, the Basque region is known as a true foodie paradise.  Rumored to employ more chefs per capita than any other part of the world, this region is full of culinary delights.  It is also home to the indigenous Txakoli white wine, a crisp, lightly effervescent variety that naturally accompanies las frutas del mar of the northern coastline.

Price:  $3,500  

Single supplement:  $850

Deposit:  $500 at booking; final payment due 60 days prior to departure

If final payment is by credit card, an administrative fee of 3.55% will be added.

 

What's included: 

  • Double occupancy lodging

  • Local transportation

  • All of your meals except one dinner and two lunches

  • All scheduled activities

  • Wine during organized tastings

  • Professional tour guide

Additional expenses, not included in trip price: 

  • International air 

  • Airport transfers

  • Gratuities for driver, guide, porters, maids (optional but appreciated)

  • Wine or cocktails with meals, except as listed in itinerary

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance  (optional but highly recommended)

  • Sparkling Life Journeys professional services fee 

What past guests have said about this tour: 

  • "This was a wonderful trip! I loved that things could be catered to our needs/desires. I'm the picky eater in our group and appreciate that Jenny was always looking out for me at meals. "

  • "By far one of best trips we have ever taken. Jenny is an outstanding guide and knows her business. She was delightful and very knowledgeable about the wine scene in Rioja. The food was outstanding. Not just the restaurants but all of the breakfast buffets were fantastic as well. We felt the days were very relaxed and didn’t feel rushed at any time. "

  • "Truly wonderful, some of the best food I've ever had. Just plain outstanding. Will certainly recommend it to others."

  • "Wonderful, probably the best guided tour vacation I've ever had. Jenny was awesome, the size and composition of our group, the food & wine, venues and locations made for a truly great trip."

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