Ultimate Wine Journey:
Spain & Portugal
12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS
Calling all wine lovers. If you’ve ever dreamt of a wine trip with friends or family this is the ultimate journey to taste some of the finest wines of Spain and Portugal.
Our wine adventure begins in the wine region of Alt Penedés in Catalonia where we’ll taste Spain’s sparkling wine alternative to France’s Champagne, Cava. Known for its slightly more earthy tones, Cava is growing in popularity internationally for its drinkability and value pricing.
Next, our journey will take us to the Priorat wine region where we’ll sample some powerful red wines. Potential winery stops include: Alvaro Palacios, Clos Figueras and Clos Erasmus. Afternoons will be spent wandering through Barcelona’s historical monuments and dining by the coastal beach zone of Barceloneta.
A luxury van ride to Zaragoza will begin the next leg of our oenophile exploration where we’ll visit the stunning Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, patron of Spain, on our way to La Rioja. Once in La Rioja, home to Tempranillo and Garnacha, we’ll taste award-winning wines in the company of their famous winemakers. Potential winery stops: Bodegas López de Heredia, Marqués de Riscal, Bodegas Muga and Eguren Ugarte.
The adventure continues on to Ribera del Duero where we’ll take winery tours to new heights atop a hot air balloon over the surrounding countryside. Potential winery stops: Vega-Sicilia, Dehesa de los Canónigos, Abadia Retuerta and Tomas Postigo.
Our final stops will take us into the hilly Portuguese wine region of Douro Valley and the iconic town of Porto. A scenic boat ride and wine tasting down the Douro river is the best way to experience the iconic hillside landscape of the Douro Valley wineries. Home to Colheita and Tawny Ports, we’ll also taste some classic vintages at a winery dating back to 1692. Potential winery stops: Caves Taylor’s, Caves Graham’s, Churchill’s Wine Cellar, and Real Companhia Velha.
We’ll conclude our ultimate Iberian Peninsula wine experience with a farewell lunch among the colorful seaside buildings of Porto. And we’ll leave you with the knowledge that “In Vino, Veritas!”
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN BARCELONA
DAY 2: BARCELONA
DAY 3: PENEDES
DAY 4: PRIORAT
DAY 5: ZARAGOZA & LA RIOJA
DAY 6: LA RIOJA
DAY 7: RIBERA DEL DUERO
DAY 8: RIBERA DEL DUERO
DAY 9: VALLADOLID & DOURO VALLEY
DAY 10: DOURO VALLEY
DAY 11: PORTO
DAY 12: DEPART FROM PORTO
*Optional Add-on: San Sebastian
Traditional Spanish Breakfast
Expert Local Guide
Private luxury transfers
Private tours at each destination
Welcome Dinner and Farewell Lunch
A Michelin-Starred Lunch
Restaurant recommendations and booking assistance
Private tour of the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
(8) Winery tours and private tastings with wine professionals
Exclusive harvest experience and vineyard field trip (depending on season)
Hot air balloon ride over stunning vineyards
Douro Valley private river cruise and tasting
MARQUÉS DE RISCAL
WINERY & HOTEL
THE YEATMAN HOTEL
W HOTEL BARCELONA
RIBERA DEL DUERO
CASTILLA TERMAL MONASTERIO DE VALBUENA
SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
WINERY & HOTEL
RIBERA DEL DUERO
ABADIA RETUERTA LE DOMAINE
*Total Price varies based on Accommodation choice