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Ribera del Duero Golden Mile

This journey offers an unhurried exploration of Madrid and Ribera del Duero wine Golden Mile and time to explore the local culture, the deep-seated traditions and culinary delights of a wine region that represents the pinnacle of Spanish winemaking and the ultimate expression of Spain’s most noble red grape: Tempranillo.

But before reaching the oenophiles destination, Madrid is a must. The Spanish capital has a distinctly Spanish flair and is a lively city whose grandeur is full of living testimonies, not to mention one of the planet’s greatest collections of art spread in the three museums: El Prado Museum, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza.

In Ribera del Duero the native tinto fino (tempranillo vines adapted to Ribera del Duero soil) expresses its best character and energy in a peculiar microclimate of hot days and cool nights common to other prestigious wine regions such as Porto and Priorat. The result are elegant, intense and complex red wines.

At a Glance

Day 1

Madrid

Day 2

Madrid

Day 3

Madrid - Ribera del Duero - Le Domaine

Day 4

Ribera del Duero

Day 5

Ribera del Duero - Rueda - Ribera del Duero

Day 7

Le Domaine - Madrid, end of journey

Inspiring itinerary

IDEAL LENGTH: 5 NIGHTS   WHEN TO GO: ALL YEAR ROUND

Day 1

Madrid

MADRID, ARRIVAL

Private transfer from Madrid airport to your hotel in Madrid. Early check-in upon availability, so relax and recover from the jet lag.

We can make you restaurant reservation for tonight's first dinner.

Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarLuxury Hotel, Madrid

Day 2

Madrid

MADRID CITY TOUR

If you want to truly experience day-to-day life in the Spanish capital, we propose an extraordinary city tour with one of the best guides ever. Filled with world-class museums, restaurants, historical monuments, parks, theaters, and a population that never seems to sleep; from a sweet or salty mid-morning pick-me-up let us know your interest and we'll shape an awe-inspiring day.

SUGGESTED EXPERIENCES

Embark on an evening tapas tour to discover the insiders-only secrets through the old Madrid while you taste some great Spanish wines, or set an exclusive art visit to any of the star museums led by a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, or if you like handmade pieces, why not visiting some of the best ateliers for crafted leather, clothes, luthiers or fabrics made by the most talented artists.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, dinner (optional)
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarLuxury Hotel, Madrid

Day 3

Madrid - Ribera del Duero - Le Domaine

RIBERA DEL DUERO FIRST STOP

Early transfer from Madrid to Ribera del Duero region, ready for your first winery visit to an iconic bodega. Learn everything from this prestigious wine region and taste some of the best wines internationally recognized.

Lunch is foreseen in another prestigious winery, this time we bet for a fine dining option to relax and enjoy a great pairing.

SLEEPING IN AN ABBEY

After lunch, transfer to Le Domaine Abadía Retuerta, a lovely luxury property in a former abbey from the 12th century with superb service and cuisine. The estate covers 1,730 acres with 500 acres of vineyards.

Check-in and get ready to discover the finca. You'll be taken in a 4x4 tour around Abadía Retuerta estates, visit the winery and then the 12th century Abbey of Santa María de Retuerta (if no events are scheduled) followed by an exceptional wine tasting.

Free evening. The cuisine at the hotel is exquisite, we would suggest a light dinner tapas style at the more their casual restaurant Vinoteca.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast, lunch
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarAbadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel

Day 4

Ribera del Duero

RIBERA DEL DUERO (II)

This morning we will continue exploring even deeper into the Ribera del Duero wine, and head northeastern to Aranda de Duero. Dive into underground cellars from the 16th and 17th century in historic wine villages and get to know an exciting project and more exciting wines.

SUCKLING BABY LAMB

Then enjoy the rich gastronomy in an "asador" (grill house) specialized in suckling baby lamb.

ARANDA DE DUERO

After lunch we propose a private guided of the beautiful city of Aranda de Duero and its historical old quarter that preserves the enchantment of other periods. Inside the old walls, Aranda reveals hidden charms, with a central district of medieval buildings, a verdant park with cypress trees lining the banks of the Duero river and an early-16th-century church, the Iglesia de Santa María.

Then way back to the hotel to unwind in your oasis. Free evening.

Meals included during the tripBreakfast
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarAbadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel

Day 5

Le Domaine - DO Rueda - Le Domaine

DO RUEDA

Very close to Ribera del Duero we find D.O. Rueda, famous for mouth-watering whites filled with juicy citrus, floral and mineral flavors from verdejo native grape. Winemaking in Rueda has been documented as early as the 10th century and it was the first D.O. (Designation of Origin) to be approved in Castilla y León, in 1980. We propose a getaway to an amazing Rueda estate, a life project run by a native family. Then, relax and indulge yourself in a gourmet lunch at 1-Michelin star La Botica or go for a more rustic dining experience.

Back to the hotel, enjoy your stay in the luxury resort. Free evening.

 

Meals included during the tripBreakfast
Selected hotels for the journey by Paladar y TomarAbadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel

Day 6

Le Domaine - Madrid

END OF JOURNEY

Today, private transfer to Madrid airport, or to your next destination in case you decide to extend your trip.

This is an itinerary for your inspiration; the final route will be unique and tailor-made to your schedule, party details, objectives and travel personality. All private arrangements are quoted individually.
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Price & Booking Terms

DATES:

  • Every journey is tailor-made to your trip dates.

INCLUDED:

  • 5-Night accommodation on bed and breakfast basis 
  • Meals as stated 
  • 3 Exclusive winery visits in DO Ribera del Duero
  • 1 Exclusive winery tour and tasting in DO Rueda
  • Private city tours of Madrid and Aranda de Duero& Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Private Mercedes chauffeured transport throughout
  • Restaurants bookings
  • Airport private transfers
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights
  • Personal purchases and expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

HOTELS:

We make every stay unique, where every detail counts. Therefore, we treat every request individually and we will present a curated selection of the properties that better suit your personality.

PRICE:

Every trip is quoted individually.

*Prices are in Euros


BOOKING DEPOSIT:

  •  At the time of reservation: 40% of journey cost per person
  • 45 days before departure: Balance due

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard)

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Some ideas to extend your stay

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