Whether you know Leslie from Check, Please! Bay Area, The Today Show, her books, or one of the many other ways she shares her love of wine… to know her is to want to travel with her!
On this week-long journey, Leslie is joined by sidekick, Dhane Chesson, who works with the wines of Rioja. Dhane has lived in the area and speaks fluent Spanish. The trip is organized by Marcia Miller, owner of You Go Tastefully! Travel. She brings 35 years of professional travel planning experience to the trip.
With our tour leader and Wine Sherpas you’ll have unbridled access to a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Fine wines, superior foods and unique experiences you’ll not soon forget await you on this small group tour.
With only 20 guests, we can move at a leisurely pace and are assured time for questions while enjoying the camaraderie of others who share a passion for wine, food, and travel.
San Sebastian – The City of Pinxtos and Parties
2 nights Silken Amara Plaza Hotel 4*
Introduction to Rioja by Leslie and Dhane
Walking tour of the city
Cider house visit with lunch
Rekondo for dinner with paired wines
Logroño – The Heart of Rioja Wine Country
3 nights Gran Via 4*
Gastronomy Society dinner with wines
Winery visits e.g. Ontanon and CVNE and more!
Vivanco museum visit and lunch
Marques de Riscal visit with lunch
Bilbao – The Center of Basque Culture
2 nights Carlton Hotel 5*
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Lunch Etxebarri with wines
Farewell dinner with wines
To book this amazing experience, or if you have more questions, please contact Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 227 7220.
PRICE per person: $3979 double occupancy (single is an additional $899 supplement)
7 nights hotel, daily breakfast, private motor coach, 7 lunches, 5 dinners, Gratuities
International airfare, items of a personal nature, additional wine and cocktails not on dinner and lunch menus
Optional Barcelona Extension
Marcia will escort a 4-night stay in Barcelona for those wishing to extend their time in Spain. The food and wine theme continues there. The days are filled with Boqueria Market, a private city tour including Sagrada Familia and Guell Park, olive oil tasting, Picasso Museum, cheese mongers, 167 year-old nut roasting show and a cooking class. Airfare from Bilbao to Barcelona and transfer included for $1399 per person based on double.
This trip begins at the hotel in San Sebastian on September 23 and ends in Bilbao after the hotel breakfast on September 30.
**Itinerary is subject to change without notice. A $500 nonrefundable deposit will hold your space with balance due July 15, 2018. No refunds for missed activities. Travel insurance is strongly recommended and available from You Go Tastefully!. Participants must be able to walk moderate distances, navigate uneven terrain, ascend and descend stairs and embark and disembark buses independently. All participants must be in good mental and physical health and over 21 years of age. Price is subject to change if the dollar weakens by more than 5% against the euro. A 3.5% surcharge is levied on credit card payments.**