Located in northern Spain beneath Basque country and the city of Bilbao, Rioja is the real Spain—the birthplace of its culture and language, the cradle of its gastronomy, and home to its full-of-life people. La Rioja is bisected by the Ebro River as it flows through the Iberian Peninsula, supplying the region’s monastic wineries and vineyards with the water that keeps them flourishing. Still more than wine tours, Rioja is freckled by medieval towns, ancient instances of Roman engineering, and Frank Gehry-designed feats of architecture.
Gran Reservas and the eponymous Rioja wine, made from Tempranillo grapes
Tapas, Jamón Serrano, Manchego cheese, hearty patatas a la Riojana, and roasted lamb
Basque Country and Bilbao in Northern Spain2018
- May 27 – Jun 1
- Jun 24 – 29
- Jul 22 – 27
- Sep 9 – 14
- Oct 21 – 26
Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.