6 of the best Spanish Wine and Beer Tours
Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers
Spain has everything you could wish for with its beautiful landscapes, architecture and long standing traditions. There is enough variety to keep you travelling in Spain for a lifetime. The Spanish are known for their wonderful beaches and creating a party atmosphere, but what if you’re looking for gift ideas that are a bit different?
You may know a family member, friend or colleague visiting Spain, why not buy them the perfect travelling gift? It could be that they love sampling wines or maybe a beer lover who wants to explore brewery.
Whether it’s a tour for yourself or looking into gift ideas for wine lovers, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to tours and trips in Europe. Here are 6 of the best Spanish Wine and Beer Tours available:
A superb birthday gift for a wine lover is exploring the famous Spanish wine region of La Rioja. Here they will visit 5 different traditional vineyards and avant-garde wineries. The tour includes samples of between 2 and 4 glasses in each winery. All the wines will be rated at over 90 on the official Parker Points system, ensuring you only taste the very best batches. The wine-tasting sessions will be paired with Iberian ham and local cheeses to accompany your tasting sessions.
In the evening you will enjoy a gorgeous traditional Rioja meal, accompanied with Rioja wine (included within the price). Afterwards, there is time to walk off some of the day’s enjoyable indulgence with a relaxing stroll through the medieval village of Laguardia, before returning to Donostia-San Sebastián.
This would make the ideal anniversary gift for a special couple. The tour visits the mountain village of Idiazabal, tasting traditional Basque cheese and sampling the local txakoli wine.
You will meet at Donostia/San Sebastian and then head off to Idiazabal, where you can visit the famous museum and take a stroll around a working farm. The cheese tasting actually takes place on the farm, before heading off to the delightful fishing town of Getaria.
This quaint old town is birthplace to Juan Sebastián Elcano (born 1487), the first man who sailed around the world. It also has a stunning fishing port with lots of bustling restaurants where you can enjoy a freshly caught fish lunch.
Afterwards, it is a visit to the local winery. You will discover all about the txakoli wine producing process and how the Hondarrabi-Beltza grapes thrive on the gentle breeze from the Cantabrian Sea. Enjoy a special tasting session before the tour finally returns to Donostia/San Sebastian.
A great gift for a couple who are complete wine buffs and love the outdoors. It combines a moderate walk with a visit to a traditional txakoli winery in Getaria, Spain.
After meeting your guide you will be taken to the coastal town of Zumaia, ready for the first part of this amazing journey. Starting with the 2 hour hiking trail you will journey through the regions unique geological formation. Explore the sedimentary rocks and the amazing cliffs that rise up from the sea, creating an exceptional and magical landscape.
You will then head off to the delightful village of Getaria for a tour of a local winery. This particular winery has been in existence for centuries. You will discover all about the wine-making process and taste the finest wine available. Lunch is provided and you will enjoy their delicious local cuisine.
Your tour will finish with another stroll around Zumaia, taking a scenic trip back along the coast to Donostia/San Sebastian.
Another fabulous gift for wine lovers celebrating a significant birthday or anniversary. Especially if it is a romantic weekend away in the sun. With so much to do – exploring the Spanish vineyards and lush green landscapes, the tour includes wine-tasting at a Spanish Horse show at the Royal Stables in Córdoba.
Montilla-Moriles is wine zone of South Córdoba, where wine making goes back years. It all started as far back as the Romans and is probably the oldest wine-making region in Andalucia! The main white grape variety of this area is the world-renowned Pedro Ximenez.
You will learn about all about the unique history and wine production in Córdoba. The tour includes three night’s accommodation, meals and drinks, transportation costs and is available throughout the year.
A wonderful gift idea for him/her or anyone who is a cider drinker!
Do you know a cider drinker visiting Spain on holiday? Then this tour is a wonderful gift idea for him or her. Tour the Basque country and the gorgeous Spanish park of Aiako Harria. You can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the river before arriving at the cider museum. Your will visit a traditional cider house, whereupon the experts will explain about the processes involved. It doesn’t end there, as part of your gift idea will include a cider influenced lunch!
This is another wonderful gift idea for the man in your life. Maybe they are celebrating a special birthday, this is a great birthday gift assuming they love beer! The world of local Basque Breweries welcomes you on a beer tasting tour within the Spanish province of Gipuzkoa.
Your private guide will decide which brewery you will be attending, which can vary throughout the week. You will discover all you need to know about the art of beer making, while enjoying a full tasting session. Afterwards, dinner is served accompanied by a further five hand chosen artisan beers.
When you book a tour, remember to drink responsibly, gift ideas for wine lovers are perfect whatever the occasion.
So, what are you waiting for – treat your family or friends to an exciting wine or beer tour today! There are lots of gift ideas for wine lovers on Tourily.com.