Ribera del Duero Wine Tour from Madrid

Ribera del Duero Wine Tour from Madrid

A day out of Madrid exploring the wine country and the powerful wines from Ribera del Duero

Tour type: Group , Duration: 9 Hours

Product ID: 11636
Description

Ribera del Duero is one and a half hours away from Madrid, which makes it a nice day-trip. The wines produced in this region are among the finest in Spain. Aready in the XII century, the monks of Cluny were growing grapes along the river bank of Duero to produce wine. 
Although the nowadays famous Ribera wine is red, from the native variety tinta fina or tinto del país, there are three other well-known wine varieties in the region: white in Rueda, red in Toro and claret and red in Cigales. 

The Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s world renown wine regions. Ribera del Duero wines today are enjoying great popularity, thanks mostly to the great efforts of experienced growers and wine makers from the area. 

Wine is enjoyed in beautiful old towns like Burgos, Segovia, Peñaranda, Peñafiel or Pedraza, that will bring you back in time. Burgos, the old head of Castilla, has one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals of Spain, and it is also a lively town where shopping for...

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Ribera del Duero is one and a half hours away from Madrid, which makes it a nice day-trip. The wines produced in this region are among the finest in Spain. Aready in the XII century, the monks of Cluny were growing grapes along the river bank of Duero to produce wine. 
Although the nowadays famous Ribera wine is red, from the native variety tinta fina or tinto del país, there are three other well-known wine varieties in the region: white in Rueda, red in Toro and claret and red in Cigales. 

The Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s world renown wine regions. Ribera del Duero wines today are enjoying great popularity, thanks mostly to the great efforts of experienced growers and wine makers from the area. 

Wine is enjoyed in beautiful old towns like Burgos, Segovia, Peñaranda, Peñafiel or Pedraza, that will bring you back in time. Burgos, the old head of Castilla, has one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals of Spain, and it is also a lively town where shopping for local products and handcrafted items is as exciting as looking for the most fashionable stuff. Segovia, with the cathedral, the Aqueduct and the Alcazar will show you the history of this country. In the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, you can listen to the Gregorian chant of the monks. In a perfect combination of the old and the new the famous castle (castillo) of Peñafiel is now the home of a newly opened wine museum.

There are so many bodegas in this area that deserve a visit, that we have made a good selection for you. From the famous underground bodegas in Aranda to the well-known modern wineries of Ribera. Aranda, like lots of towns in the region, is practically hollow underneath, since the bodegas were tunnelled deep into the earth to help the temperature control and stability needed for wine storage. Although many fell into disuse, some have been recovered for visiting or for wine production. Visiting an old wine cellar that have remained working since centuries ago and drinking a glass of wine with one of the owners is an unforgettable experience.
 
The wineries selection depends on the availability
Example of Itinerary
9.00 am - Hotel Pick up
11.00 am - Visit a traditional winery
1.00 pm - Visit a modern winery
2.30 pm - Lunch at Lagar de San Vicente in Peñafiel
4.00 pm - Cultural visit to an important monument or castle near by
4.45 pm - Back to Madrid
6.30 pm - Arrive at Madrid 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Group size
2 - 50
Languages
English, Spanish
The meeting point
Your accommodation in Madrid

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Includes
  • A minimum of 2 winery visits with wine tasting
  • Visit of some of the monuments or interesting sites like Peñafiel Castle and the wine museum
  • Traditional roast lamb lunch, the perfect companion for the wine of Ribera
  • Transport, hotel pick-up and drop-off

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More than 15 days before the tour starts full refund minus deposit. Less than 15 days before the tour starts, cancellation charge is 100% of the tour cost. Tour cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellation terms may depend on the type of tour.


Product ID: 11636

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