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Spain's Wine Regions

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
7 days
From: $ 2,079 $ 297 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Ribera del Duero Winery Visit and Tasting
  • San Sebastian Tapas Tour With Dinner

Short Description

Sip your way through Spain on this unique multi-city vacation package. Experience the eclectic vibrancy of Madrid, the vast beauty of La Rioja, the artistic bustle of Bilbao, and the coastal class of San Sebastian. Begin your journey in Madrid, where you'll stroll through Buen Retiro Park and treat yourself to churros con chocolate in Plaza Mayor. Consider attending a Flamenco show! Sit in awe as your eyes attempt to follow this colorful, traditional dance.

Make your way to the world-renowned wine region of La Rioja. Frolic through the green vineyards, then enjoy wine tastings at the Ribera del Duero and Rioja wineries. Where there is Spanish wine, there are Spanish tapas! Be treated to a gourmet lunch after you pay a visit to the Rioja wine museum. Learn the contemporary techniques of wine making while enjoying the product! 

Keep the fun going and head to the magnificent Marques de Riscal. Admire this architectural masterpiece while tasting some of Spain's very best wine. Stop over in Bilbao and sight-see through the city. Come face-to-face with the massively intricate Guggenheim Museum, stroll through Plaza Nueva, and gawk at the city's amazing architecture. 

The last leg of your vacation will be spent in postcard-worthy San Sebastian. Gaze out at the bright blue-green ocean, walk along white sand beaches, and dine at fabulous seaside restaurants. Indulge in authentic Spanish cuisine on your tapas tour, then sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious dinner. 

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Transport not included
Start City Madrid
End City Spain

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Madrid!

The capital of Spain offers the culture and appeal of a sophisticated modern city, while retaining the charm and elegance of its early years. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and make your way to your hotel.  From here, you’re free to begin exploring the city.

Stroll through the fascinating Buen Retiro Park, then treat yourself to a first-night dinner near Plaza Mayor!

Day 2 Madrid - Rioja

Drive north to Spain's world-famous Rioja region. This vastly beautiful area is home to over 500 wineries, Mediterranean forests, high-mountain areas, as well as the Sierra de la Demanda and the Sierra de Cebollera Nature Reserve.

Once you settle into your luxurious accommodation, head to Ribera del Duero Winery and enjoy your very own visit and tasting. 

Day 3 Rioja

Wake up, look out your window at the beauty that surrounds you, then enjoy an energizing breakfast. Make your way to the famous Rioja winery and enjoy a complimentary tasting. Stroll through the winery's beautiful grounds, then visit its museum and learn all about the process of wine-making and the variety of the finished product. Finish your visit to Rioja Winery with a scrumptious gourmet lunch!

Continue the fun at the modern, architectural masterpiece that is the Marques de Riscal winery. 

Day 4 Rioja - Bilbao

Next, drive to bustling Bilbao. After you settle into your comfortable accommodation, get out and explore the city! Visit the magnificent Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Gehry masterpiece, then relax in the charming Plaza Nueva. 

Stroll through the Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park, then treat yourself to an authentic meal of paella. Don't forget churros con chocolate for dessert!

Day 5 Bilbao - San Sebastian

Head to the breathtaking coastal city of San Sebastian! Feel the sand between your toes and take a walk along La Concha Beach. Stare out into the bright blue-green ocean, then treat yourself to an authentic meal of Spanish cuisine at a local seaside restaurant. 

Day 6 San Sebastian

Start your day with an exciting hike up Urgull, a lush hill that's nestled right in-between the ocean and the heart of the city. See unforgettable views of this Spanish splendor! After you make your way down, stroll over the beautiful Maria Cristina Bridge and head back into town. 

In the evening, enjoy an included tapas tour that's followed by a delicious dinner. Taste local flavors, try traditional dishes, and discover new favorites. 

Day 7 Depart Spain

Pack your bags, say goodbye to the beautiful views, and make your way to the airport. Spend your flight home scrolling through priceless photos and dreaming about your next adventure. 

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Honestly this is one of the first times I ever buy a package deal like this one and I was very impressed with how professional and well timed everything was. They had all of our paperwork and tickets ready, I can’t even think of one time where anything went wrong or was wrong, very nice people I will definitely buy another trip soon!
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I love discounted and the reservation was quickly.

Too many flight changes

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Too many flight changes, so that was a nightmire. Lost luggage, wrong seats. Couldn't upgrade hotels.
So was adequate, but took away from the enjoyment
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We had an amazing time in Iceland. The excursions with our package were very good. We had one small issue and customer service worked it out. Very happy
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This company seems like the right choice based on price. BEWARE! DO NOT USE! They are not helpful prior to trip. They mislead you when you speak with customer service. We took a trip to Ireland and were told by customer service that the hotel was in Sligo and Cork after asking prior to our trip. When we arrived, the hotels were both over one hour out in very small towns. This is one hour to the city we were told we were going to by customer service and one hour back.

The rental car we got prior to trip with our package, we paid to upgrade to a larger car. Then we paid extra to have an automatic car. When we arrived, we were told that we could have paid much less by just doing it onsite at Dublin airport. The car rental was in shock for how much Great Value charged us for the car rental.

You can save a lot of money if you book this Ireland trip on your own. And save many headaches. The kicker to all of this is when I got home and tried to speak with customer service. The lady told me she could not do anything to help me. I must instead email a supervisor. I did have email communication with GVV and they were quite snappy and rude. They refused to help me in any way. I asked them to change their wording so that the next customer would not be misled like we were. I would NEVER recommend nor use this company. There are too many reputable tour groups out there.

Please don't waste your money on a company that does not care about you.

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In response to the reply that GVV gave to my negative review.

It is pleasing to see how quickly you can reply to a negative review. If only you were so quick to respond to my queries prior to my trip.

To begin, my review is public. However, it is NOT OK to include my name when replying to a review when the name was not included by me in my review of you.

Next, when responding to my review you must be truthful. For you to say: "We are not surprised to receive this review as we did not agree to your request for a cash refund in exchange for you not posting a negative review." is false. In my initial phone call to customer service I was told to tell you what I wanted. Since you never asked, in my email communication toy I stated "I will be happy to complete your survey with my negative concerns and complete multiple reviews on your company if you choose to not correct this grand misleading mistake. I do not want to receive a discount for a future trip. I believe some money back to me is fair due to the amount of gas money and time I lost for travel due to the poor locations of the hotels."

I did not say I was disappointed with the hotels in Cork and Sligo. I said I was angered that I was misled by customer service prior to my trip when they did not inform me the distance to the cities on the tour. I asked if they were centrally located and was told that they were. Again, when I arrived, I discovered that they were over two hours round trip, without traffic. My initial communication to you was to inform that this was misleading. Your company seemed to be defensive of my comments from the start.

I called customer service before the trip because you switched my hotel in Dublin. My original hotel was one 45 minutes away from the city. You switched me to a hotel that was in Dublin after finding the original hotel was unable to host us. The new hotel in the city was centrally located. Great news. But the closest parking garage was 3/4 mile away. Perhaps you could suggest a hotel in the future that has closer parking so that when your flight is at 7am one does not need to walk the streets of Dublin at 5am.

My complaint to you is the absolute disdain and lack of concern that you have for customers after the trip. Even after my trip was booked I was unsuccessful at receiving any positive support.

I do not want this communication to continue. You are trying to prove your point as I am mine. But keep in mind, you should not use the name of the consumer if they did not disclose first themselves. Please check
in house legal for affirmation. Also, please be accurate and truthful when disclosing your side.

Just as you had to get the last word to our email thread by sarcastically stating "dully noted".

Your lack of professionalism speaks volumes. Perhaps this is why you get so many complaints and low stars on your reviews.
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