Bilbao: Guided Txacoli Wine Tasting and Basque Lunch Tour
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- Duration: 2.5 hours
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This was a combined English/Spanish tour, with 3 English speakers (including us), and around 15 Spanish speakers. The guide (Stephane) was good and spoke a lot about Basque culture and the region. The Vitoria portion was okay - but not that special. The Rioja portion took us to Laguardia, which was a nice place to visit. However, the timing of our winery tour plus lunch (not included) took us into siesta time (2:30 - 3:30), where everything seemed to be closed. The guide had recommended visiting a particular church, but when we got there, it was closed, re-opening at the time our bus left the town. Nice scenery on the bus ride down the mountains, and we stopped at a good picture location. Some nice picture spots around Laguardia as well.
This was a really fun tour. We had a wonderful guide who gave us good information and made it very enjoyable. The wine tour they provided of a small boutique winery was exceptional. We also loved having some time on our own to explore these two marvelous towns and enjoy a very delicious lunch. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a general feel for the area in a one day span. It made us all want to return to the region and explore more.
This was an excellent tour. Vitoria is a lovely city and very well covered by Stefan our guide. The route to la guardia has breath taking views of the wine region. A very nice tour of the winery and la guardia itself is a beautiful town.
Stefano was a very good guide, Vittotia is pretty, LaGuardia is special, the Rioja wine was tasty and the hotel in Elciego reminded me of the Guggenheim building in Bilbao