Ribera del Duero Private Excursion from Madrid | Ribera del Duero Day Trip + Wine Tasting
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Ribera del Duero Private Excursion from Madrid | Ribera del Duero Visit And Wine Tasting
The Ribera del Duero Wine Tour and Tasting is an excursion in a high-end private vehicle to what is considered “The best wine region in the world,” Ribera del Duero.
On this private excursion, our driver will pick you up at your hotel/apartment/house and take you by car to the Ribera del Duero Region, located in the Duero River basin, south of the province of Burgos. Once there, an expert guide will discover the main locations through three types of visits that you can choose:
- Tourist visit: visit to the facilities of the winery with commented tasting of two high-end wines: Verdejo and Crianza. Duration 1.30 hours.
- Protos Diversity Visit: visit to the winery facilities with commented tasting of four high-end wines: Protos Verdejo, Protos Rosado, Protos Roble and Protos Crianza. Duration 2 hours.
- Protos Diversity Premium Visit: visit to the facilities with commented tasting of four high-end wines: Protos Verdejo, Protos Roble, Protos Crianza and Protos Reserva. Duration 2 hours.
- Initiation to Tasting Course: initiation course where the history, architecture, viticulture and production and tasting of Bodega Protos wines will be revealed. Duration 4 hours.
Personalized tour according to the expert tour guide (always a tour that covers, in the most convenient order to maximize the time of the visit, the most important points of Ribera del Duero), as well as open to suggestions and requests from customers.
1 person 914€
2 people 926€
3 people 1.077€
4 people 1.089€
5 people 1.101€
6 people 1.113€
7 people 1.324€
8 people 1.336€
1 person 919€
2 people 936€
3 people 1.092€
4 people 1.109€
5 people 1.126€
6 people 1.143€
7 people 1.359€
8 people 1.376€
*Extra hour 88€ (VAT included)
1 person 924€
2 people 946€
3 people 1.107€
4 people 1.129€
5 people 1.151€
6 people 1.173€
7 people 1.394€
8 people 1.416€
*Extra hour 88€ (VAT included)
1 person 942€
2 people 977€
3 people 1.156€
4 people 1.191€
5 people 1.226€
6 people 1.261€
7 people 1.500€
8 people 1.535€
*Extra hour 88€ (VAT included)
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Ribera del Duero Day Trip from Madrid: Top Things to See, Do, Buy, & Eat
The Private Excursion to Ribera del Duero from Madrid in a VIP Car (or in a Mercedes Vito Van, Minibus, or Premium Bus) is a full-day private tour departing from any point in Madrid in a high-end private vehicle.
We depart from Madrid in the morning, and after approximately two hours on the road, we will arrive at the first winery in Ribera del Duero. There, we will have a complete tour of the facilities to understand the wine production process in this region of Spain. After a wine tasting, we will visit a second representative winery in the area. We will then have free time for lunch, where you can either join the guide or enjoy the local cuisine on your own. After lunch, we will proceed to the third winery for a wine tasting. The tour lasts for 11 hours, allowing you to discover Ribera del Duero. The selected wineries may vary each day. The wine tasting includes a minimum of 2 wines at each winery.
How to get to Ribera del Duero from Madrid?
Ribera del Duero is a wine region located in northern Spain. It is primarily situated in the autonomous community of Castilla y León. Specifically, Ribera del Duero spans across four provinces: Burgos, Valladolid, Segovia, and Soria. The region follows the course of the Duero River, hence its name, and is known for producing high-quality red wines, primarily from the Tempranillo grape variety. The main towns and villages within Ribera del Duero include Aranda de Duero, Peñafiel, Roa, and Gumiel de Izán.
The travel time from Madrid to Ribera del Duero by car can vary depending on the specific route, traffic conditions, and your starting point within Madrid. Generally, the distance between Madrid and Ribera del Duero is approximately 150-200 kilometers (93-124 miles), and the journey takes around 2 to 3 hours.
The most common route is to take the A-1 highway northbound from Madrid towards Burgos. After approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles), you would exit the A-1 at a suitable interchange, depending on your intended destination within Ribera del Duero.
It’s important to note that travel times can be affected by traffic congestion, especially during peak hours or holiday periods. Additionally, factors such as weather conditions and roadwork can also impact travel times. It’s advisable to check the latest traffic updates and plan your journey accordingly.
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Must see places when visiting Ribera del Duero
Peñafiel Castle: Located in the town of Peñafiel, this medieval castle is an iconic symbol of Ribera del Duero. It houses the Provincial Wine Museum, where you can learn about the history and winemaking traditions of the region. The castle also offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards.
Aranda de Duero: This charming town is known for its underground wine cellars, known as “bodegas subterráneas.” Take a guided tour to explore these fascinating cellars, where wines are aged in ancient underground tunnels. You can also visit the historic center of Aranda de Duero and enjoy its rich architectural heritage.
Wine Villages: Discover the picturesque wine villages scattered throughout the Ribera del Duero region. Each village has its own unique charm and offers opportunities to visit local wineries, taste wines, and experience the local culture. Some notable wine villages include La Horra, Peñaranda de Duero, and Gumiel de Izán.
Vineyards and Scenic Routes: Take the time to drive or cycle through the scenic routes that wind through the vineyards of Ribera del Duero. These routes offer breathtaking views of the landscape and are a great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.
Wine Museums and Interpretation Centers: Visit wine museums and interpretation centers to deepen your knowledge of the winemaking process and the history of Ribera del Duero. These museums provide insights into the traditions, techniques, and cultural significance of winemaking in the region.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of guided tours in advance, as some attractions may have specific visiting hours or require reservations. Exploring these must-see places will give you a comprehensive experience of the rich wine heritage and captivating landscapes of Ribera del Duero.
What to eat in Ribera del Duero?
In Ribera del Duero, you can indulge in a delightful culinary experience with a range of delicious dishes and local specialties. Here are some notable foods to try when visiting the region:
- Lechazo Asado: This is the star dish of Ribera del Duero. It consists of roasted suckling lamb, which is tender and succulent, with a crispy skin. It is traditionally cooked in a wood-fired oven, resulting in a rich and flavorful dish.
- Morcilla de Burgos: This is a type of blood sausage made with rice, blood, and spices. The Morcilla de Burgos from Ribera del Duero is highly regarded for its quality and taste. It can be served grilled, fried, or used as an ingredient in various dishes.
- Queso de Oveja: Ribera del Duero is known for its exceptional sheep’s milk cheese. The cheese is typically aged and has a rich, nutty flavor. Enjoy it on its own or paired with local bread and wine for a perfect combination.
- Setas y Hongos: Ribera del Duero is surrounded by forests that are home to a variety of wild mushrooms and fungi. During the season, you can savor dishes prepared with these delicacies, such as sautéed mushrooms or mushroom-based sauces.
- Sopa Castellana: This is a traditional soup from the Castilla region, which includes Ribera del Duero. It is made with bread, garlic, paprika, olive oil, eggs, and ham. It is a hearty and flavorful soup, perfect for colder days.
- Traditional Pastries: Treat yourself to some delightful local pastries. Yemas de Aranda, made from egg yolks and sugar, are a popular sweet treat in the region. Mantecados, almond-based cookies, are also worth trying.
Apart from these specialties, you can also explore other traditional Castilian dishes, such as roast suckling pig (cochinillo asado) and hearty stews (cocidos). Don’t forget to complement your meals with the renowned wines of Ribera del Duero, which will enhance your gastronomic experience.