Spain is an outstanding country to visit for wine and art lovers.This wine tour through Spain has been created with an extra special focus on wine and architecture. Staying in Barcelona and Bilbao, two modern and urban cities and in the most recognize Spanish wine regions as Priorat and La Rioja.
Collection from Barcelona airport. Transport to a 4 or 5 star hotel in city centre. Visit to the city and Gaud modernist architecture. Rest of afternoon free. Free dinner with our suggestions and accommodation.
Breakfast in hotel. Collection from hotel, shopping at the Boquera market with Mediterranean cookery workshop followed by lunch to sample dishes made by group. Free evening and dinner at your disposal.
Breakfast in hotel. Transport to the Barceloneta district for a 15 minute helicopter ride over the city, coastline and surrounding areas. Rest of morning and lunchtime free. Tapas route with The Wine Colours Guide in the evening around the Gtico district of Barcelona where we will sample the most characteristic delicacies and different wines. Return to hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast in hotel and transport to Tarragona district of Priorat. (approx. 2 hours). Visit en route to one of the most emblematic Cister monasteries: The Monastery of Poblet. Wine and food matching lunch in a traditional masa (Catalan farmstead) or a calotada (chargrilled shallots with dipping sauces) in the November to March season. Afternoon visit to the Celler Modernista de la Espulga de Francoli wine cellar, dating from 1912 and belonging to the Conca de Barber denomination, designed by the architect Pere Domnech i Roura.Transport to 4 star hotel in the Torroja del Priorat town. Rest of the afternoon and dinner at the hotel.
Catalan Breakfast. Transport to an international renowned D.O. Priorat wine cellar in the town of Gratallops, Costers del Siurana where we will enjoy a private tasting led by oenologues from the house. Degustation Lunch in a intriguing restaurant in Gratallops with wine . Transfer to Torroja. Free afternoon. Dinner in Torroja and accommodation.
Catalan breakfast at the hotel. Travel to El Ciego in the Rioja Alavesa region, a journey of about 4 hours. Accommodation at the Hotel Marqus de Riscal, the Luxury Collection which is located in the heart of the Rioja wine region nestled in the heart of the City of Wine. It designed by the renown architect Frank 0. Gehry, creating his second masterpiece in Spain after driving Bilbaos urban revival with the Guggenheim Museum. This member of Starwoods luxury collection . Light Lunch at Hotel and rest of afternoon frre to enjoy Wine therapy, massage and other relaxing treatment sessions at the spa Caudalie of the hotel. Free Dinner with our suggestions and accomodation.
Breakfast in hotel. Transport to the Bodegas de la Dinasta Vivanco in the beautiful town of Briones. This
avant-garde style wine cellar also possesses a wine museum. At mid-day we will travel to the marvellous historic town of La Guardia, which is of medieval origen and a national monument. Free lunch in La Guardia. In the evening Transport to a nice Restaurant in Ezcaray and return to hotel for dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast in hotel. Transport to luxury hotel in Bilbao (approx. 1 hour 15 mins). Guided visit to the city in the morning and lunch of the typical pintxos (Basque-style tapas) in old quarter washed down with a good wine. Afternoon free. Transport to gastronomic restaurant for dinner in Bilbao. Transport to hotel and accommodation.
Breakfast in hotel. Transport to Guggenheim Museum for a guided visit. Lunchtime and afternoon free . Transport to a wine merchants for private tasting and dinner. Transport to hotel and accommodation.
Transport from Bilbao to Barcelona, where our The Wine Colours journey ends.
Wineries visited depending on availability : Roda winery, Muga winery, Marques de Riscal winery
For more information about wine regions : Rioja wine region , Priorat Wine region