Self-guided bus Rioja wine tour from Bilbao Self-guided bus Rioja wine tour from Bilbao

Self-guided bus tour from Bilbao to Rioja

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Tour description

A perfect introduction to the wines of the Rioja region. A self-guided tour in Rioja, including regular bus service from Bilbao. From the bus station, you will walk to 2 of the best wineries in Haro, the wine capital of Rioja. Enjoy 2 wine tasting sessions at the famous “Barrio dela Estación” in Haro. Half & full-day option available. Choose the full-day tour option for a quality Riojan meal at a local restaurant and extra free time to explore Haro

Is this self guided bus tour for me?

This is not a guided tour (you will receive a detailed itinerary) and transportation is with a regular coach service that connects Bilbao with Haro in Rioja. 

The wineries selected will be located in the town of Haro, the wine capital of Rioja. You will receive an itinerary that will include details of the wineries selected for you and how to get to them. Transportation is included from Bilbao in regular bus service. The distance from the bus station to the wineries is about a 15-minute walk.

This product is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy wine tasting in Rioja from Bilbao, forget about driving and enjoy wine tasting at 2 excellent wineries whilst you have the opportunity to discover Haro and enjoy a quality Riojan meal (in the Full day option)

Highlights

  • No need to worry about driving; a one-hour comfortable bus ride with views of the Riojan landscape
  • Stroll from one winery to the next and enjoy learning about and tasting Rioja wine
  • Excellent value for money. You will not find this deal anywhere else!
  • Quality wineries chosen according to local expertise and personal experience
  • Discover local Riojan gastronomy with a 3-course lunch with wine (included in the Full-day tour only)
  • Wine tasting of at least 5 quality wines
  • Half & full-day options are available

Bus tour from Bilbao to Rioja - includes

Regular coach transportation

Roundtrip transportation from Bilbao bus station via regular coach service (1 hour ride) in modern buses. Departure times may vary; 8:00AM or 9:00AM are the most usual departure time with return bus leaving at 15:30 for Half-day and 18:00 for Full-day.

High quality meal - Only with Full day tour

Lunch at local restaurant in central Haro. Includes 3-course meal with wine (Vegetarian options available). Free time to explore Haro before your return to Bilbao.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting at 2 of Haro’s top wineries

A detailed itinerary for the day

An itinerary for the day complete with maps and recommendations for things to do in Haro

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

Please do also provide with any dietary restrictions (if you select the Full day tour optin)

Rioja from Bilbao by Bus- Itinerary

The following is the most usual itinerary for both the half-day and the full-day itineraries The itinerary is subject to change depending on the availability and schedule of winery visits at the time of booking.

*Please note that you will need to walk some 15 minutes from the bus station in Haro to the wineries

Half-Day itinerary

9:00 AM Bus departure from Bilbao
10:00 Haro
11:00 Wine tasting at first winery
12:00 Wine tasting at second winery and wine tasting
14:00 Free time in Haro
15:30 Return bus to Bilbao

Half-Day itinerary

9:00 AM Bus departure from Bilbao
10:00 Haro
11:00 Wine tasting at first winery
12:00 English-guided tour at second winery and wine tasting
14:00 Riojan lunch at a local restaurant
*The Riojan lunch menu includes first course, second course, and dessert with several options to choose from. Wine is included. *Vegetarian options are available in the menu. For gluten-free options, please send us an email with your booking reference and we will advise the restaurant for you.
16:00 Free time to explore the old quarter of Haro
18:00 Return bus to Bilbao

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Reviews

I just wanted to let you know that everything went perfect on this trip! You gave us all the information we needed and we were welcomed with open arms at both the wineries as the restaurant. And as the cherry on top of the cake, Haro is indeed a very nice town for strolling and tasting some more wine.
Couple tasting wines in Rioja
Laura (belgium)
We are now back from our great but too short holiday in Spain. I just wanted to say that the self-guided tour was wonderful and to thank you as all the organisation worked well. The first winery tour was outstanding and so interesting to see a large and traditional family winery and then the contrast with the second winery as a smaller winery was a good thought and was a great tour as well. I would recommend both to friends. We loved Haro and it was good to be able to walk around after lunch. The food at the restaurant was also wonderful. Thanks again. We look forward to visiting other winery areas in Spain when we go back - soon I hope!
Bus from Bilbao to Rioja
Debra
I just wanted to say thank you for arranging a wonderful day of wine tasting. I really enjoyed the bodegas and their different styles. Yes, I agree with you that the wines are very good. I enjoyed them very much and must say that you couldn't have picked better wineries for me to visit. I like both modern and traditional styles but tend to prefer smaller bodegas. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. I also enjoyed my lunch and the stroll around the town before heading back to Bilbao. The day was definitely worth getting up early for.
Wine cellar in Rioja
Tracy
Thank you for organizing such an amazing wine tour for my friend & I. We had such an amazing time and enjoyed each winery and the wine bars! Thank you again for organizing and keeping up promptly with all the emails and messages on our end. We will be sure to recommend your services to our friends and family traveling out towards Spain.
Bottles of wine in a rack
Abha

Map - Rioja from Bilbao with self guided bus tour

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Why with us and Terms

  • Dietary restrictions.  The itinerary (full day option) can accomodate nearly all possible dietary restrictions. You will be requested to provide dietary restrictions through the booking process.
  • When will be back to Bilbao?  It takes 1 hour to get to Bilbao from Haro. Depending on whether you select the full or half-day option, you can expect to be back in Bilbao at around either 19:00 or 16:30
  • Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
  • Can I play with a paypal account? You need to contact us if you wish to pay using Paypal

  • Can I propose which wineries to visit? It is not possible to visit other wineries

Winetourismspain.com is the most secure, easy and best way to experience the fantastic wineries of Rioja.  

You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people.  To proceed to the payment page click “BOOK NOW”.

If you are booking well in advance and prefer to pay a 30% deposit to reserve your date, please contact us by clicking on Contact Us” and we can then send you a payment link for the deposit

If cancelled 30 days before the start of your trip, 15% of the total services cost will be deducted. For cancellations within 30 days of the starting date of the service, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Tours cancelled 7 days or less prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.

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