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Be amazed by the beauty of Burgos and its stunning Cathedral

monasterio valbuena ribera del duero hotel room

Sleep in style at a 12th century medieval monastery turned world-class hotel surrounded by vineyards

Enjoy VIP wine tastings at selected wine states in Spain's world famous Ribera del Duero

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Savour delicious and thought-provoking food at Michelin-starred and signature restaurants

ribera del duero picnic in the vineyards

Picture yourself with a glass of wine in one hand and enjoying a countryside picnic in the middle of the vineyards of Ribera del Duero

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Give yourself a treat at a 5* Spa in a historic building at the famous "Golden Mile" of Ribera del Duero

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Day 1

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences

  • Panoramic drive through the vineyards of the Golden Mile of Ribera del Duero, where one of the best wines in the world are produced
ribera del duero vineyards

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Upon arrival at the you will be welcomed and escorted to a luxury vehicle. Then you will enjoy a scenic drive to the Spanish countryside across Spain’s world-famous wine region Ribera del Duero.

At the heart of Ribera del Duero in the Golden Mile of this wine region where some of the best wines in the world are produced, the 5-star Hotel Monastery of Valbuena will be your hotel for 3 nights. Located in one the best-preserved Cistercian monastery of the 12th century in Europe. The whole property is a Spanish dream with clean stone walls, French oak floors and Berber rugs throughout, the effect is warm and inviting despite the scale of the property.

You can relax for the rest of the evening at the five-star thermal spa which still draws mineral medicinal water from 1,200-foot-deep aquifer that the monks once used to irrigate the vineyards.

For dinner, you can indulge yourself at the hotel’s gastronomic space which has an exclusive à-la-carte restaurant composed of both traditional and modern cuisine, prepared with the highest quality local products.

Day 2

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • A 4x4 drive though "Ribera del Duero"vineyards & a picnic with local products surrounded by ancient vines
ribera del duero picnic in the vineyards

  • An unforgettable sunset experience  overlooking the vineyards from an spectacular castle
    peñafiel castle

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    After a delicious breakfast full of specialities you will be transferred by your private guide to a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, Abadia Retuerta wine estate. A hidden gem for a wine lover among the string of exclusive wine estates found along the Duero river that crosses Northern Spain.

    You will go for a 4×4 private tour of the estate and the vineyards. You will enjoy a countryside picnic with local products and wine surrounded by vineyards in one of the most exclusive "terroirs" in Ribera del Duero.

    After a lovely ride through the vines you will learn how wines are produced inside the winery followed by a guided wine tasting of Abadia Retuerta's famous wines, an unforgettable experience for a wine aficionado.

    You will be transferred a romantic eatery housed in an old farmhouse, La Botica de Matapozuelos, a family-owned Michelin-starred restaurant. You may associate the foraging trend with Nordic cuisine, but this part of Spain has also started weaving in fresh-from-the-forest ingredients like pine. The talented Chef picks pine cones and pine nuts from the surrounding forests and crafts them into its cuisine. Choose from a list of over 150 wines sourced across from Rueda and Ribera del Duero while sampling classic fare like wood-roasted lamb, served alongside more artistic culinary creations like ravioli of rooster with toasted pine nuts.

    In the evening you will be driven along the vineyards at the top of a hill where you will discover Peñafiel’s Castle. After a visit of the building you will have the chance to enjoy a glass of wine overlooking a breath-taking sunset over the vineyards.

     You will be then transferred to your hotel at the end of the evening.

    Day 2

    Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

      • A visit to two of the most exclusive wineries in Ribera del Duero
    portia winery

    • A delicious guided tapas bar crawl in Burgos
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    After a reinvigorating sleep and a full breakfast  your expert local guide will take you on a scenic route across the vineyards of this region. You will enjoy a visit to Pago de Carraovejas, one of the most famous wine estates in Spain. The experience begins with a tour of the vineyard, an opportunity to enjoy the exceptional views afforded by the panoramic windows and balconies. Later, in the winery, you will follow the same path the grapes follow through the winemaking process and you will taste a selection of three of Pago de Carraovejas’ wines, accompanied by a singular gastronomic proposal.

    For lunch, you will take a seat on the terrace at Pago de Carraovejas, overlooking the 10th century Peñafiel Castle, where you can taste some of the area's best reds. Expect lunch to be lively with spruced-up versions of regional favorites like red-wine-stewed chicken and poached egg with peas.

    After lunch you will be driven to Portia Winery, a stunning architectural masterpiece, designed by Norman Foster. Here you will enjoy a guided wine tasting and have the opportunity to view the winery’s impressive building and art gallery.

    After a day full of emotions we will say goodbye to Ribera del Duero and you will be driven to your next stop, Burgos, a historic town at the heart of the "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage route and one of the Gastronomic Capitals in Spain.

    You will check in at a 16th-century convent, which has been lovingly converted into a boutique luxury hotel. Its stone cloisters, and beautiful antiques create a relaxing atmosphere – the perfect way to unwind within a walking distance of Burgos historic centre.
    The best way to taste authentic delicacies of Northern Spain is to go where the locals eat.  That's why you will sample the best tapas around – relaxed dining at its best. Every locally produced dish is perfectly matched to your drinks giving a delicious experience you will never forget.

    Day 4

    • A guided tour of Burgos historic centre and its stunning Cathedral
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    Your morning starts with a sumptuous breakfast and a walking tour of Burgos historic old town.

    You will be amazed by the beauty of Burgos’ 13th-century Gothic Cathedral with a guided visit inside the building which is  generally acknowledged to be one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Spain. 

     Later on, you will be met by your driver and escorted to a luxury vehicle for a private transfer to the airport for your return flight home or to the rail station to continue your trip

    • about this tour

    What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you'd
    want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted until you got them.

    In a word: everything. In eighty words? A private chauffeur tour guided by an interesting, fun and like-minded travel companion; authentic and innovative local cuisine; world-class local hotels; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery. Travel at your own pace: Our tailor-made holidays are very flexible, allowing you to start road journeys or sightseeing when you choose – within reason.
    • 2 nights of accommodation and daily breakfast at Hotel Castilla Termal Monasterio Valbuena 5*
    • 1    night of accommodation and daily breakfast at Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Burgos 4*
    • All experiences and meals as described in the itinerary.
    • Transfer Madrid airport - Ribera del Duero
    • Transfer Burgos - Madrid airport
    • All transportation from airport pickup to drop-off in an air-conditioned brand-new vehicle. Your safety and comfort are paramount. You will enjoy touring Northern Spain in safety, comfort and style.
    • Cold drinks and snacks during sightseeing/excursions and other drives.
    • A professional and passionate foodie guide will escort the group providing a 24h concierge service during the whole trip.
    • Translator services and assistance at restaurants and hotels. We will break the language barrier for you so you can get the most out of your experiences during your trip.
    • All baggage transportation. 
    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
    • All currently applicable taxes.

    Best time to visit

    • From April to October

    What to expect

    • A laid-back pace with free time to relax
    • Plenty of scrumptious local food and wine as well as time to really appreciate the dining experience