Navarre is an ancestral medieval kingdom with abundance of monuments and Castles world-wide known for its great wine. La Rioja’s vineyards produce one of the best of the world red wines. A part from tasting those magnificent wines of the region you will visit medieval towns, such as Olite which use to be the residence of the kings of Navarre who are buried in the Romanesque Monasterio de Leyre. Santo Domingo de la Calzada along the route is known for being on the way of the devoted an ancient pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago.
Enjoy this beautiful route and visit the test wine cellars of La Rioja in our Rioja & Navarra wine tour.
Day 1 · Parador de Calahorra.
Rioja is the land of wine, an exceptional place where this product achieves its greatest expression. Near Calahorra you can discover the wineries of Lower Rioja, including Torres Librada (Alfaro) and Viña Herminia (Aldeanuela del Ebro). In Calahorra, we recommend exploring the Cathedral and the Episcopal palace.
Day 2 · Parador de Olite
As you approach Olite and see the town silhouetted against the horizon, you will feel that much awaits your discovery. The town offers you the opportunity to discover the palace of the Kings of Navarre, St. María la Real Church, San Pedro Apóstol Church, and Carlos III Square. You can explore the world of wine in the Navarre Museum of Wine and Vineyards, which is located in the same lovely square as the Parador. Other highlights include the Piedemonte, Marco Real and Bodega Ochoa wineries.
Day 3 · Parador de Santo. Domingo de la Calzada
The town of Santo Domingo is an excellent setting-off point for discovering the Upper Rioja region and its wealth of heritage linked to wine and viniculture, famous throughout the world. We recommend a visit to the Ontañón Winery/Museum (Logroño), the Haro Enology Station in Haro, the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine in Briones, as well as some of the vineyards in the Upper Rioja region which are open to visitors. Another possibility is following the Wine Architecture Route (Gehry, Calatrava, Moneo, etc.). In Santo Domingo you can explore the exenta, or stand-alone, cathedral tower, the cathedral itself (high altar, the saint’s mausoleum, hen’s cage, cloister). Nearby lies the town of San Millán de la Cogolla (San Millán de Yuso Monastery and San Millán de Suso Monastery).
> Min. 14 people
> Accompagnying guide included
> Hosting at Paradores
> Price per Double Room with breakfast
> Entrance to the 3 Wineries included
> Arrival- departure Bus included
> Taxes not included