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.
Madrid - Ribera del Duero - Le Domaine
Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero - Rueda - Ribera del Duero
Le Domaine - Madrid, end of journey
IDEAL LENGTH: 5 NIGHTS ✧ WHEN TO GO: ALL YEAR ROUND
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.Luxury Hotel, 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.
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.Breakfast, dinner (optional)
Luxury Hotel, Madrid
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.Breakfast, lunch
Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel
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.Breakfast
Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel
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.
Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine Luxury Hotel
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.
TELL US what you're looking for and we’ll make it happen!.
Price & Booking Terms
- Every journey is tailor-made to your trip dates.
- 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
- International flights
- Personal purchases and expenses
- Travel insurance
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.
Every trip is quoted individually.
*Prices are in Euros
- 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)
You were truly instrumental in making our trip fantastic. Truthfully, I wish I were still there.
Many thanks and looking forward to something we can plan together again in the future. Abrazos,
Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized.
Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible.
Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
We signed up and took a chance, and were rewarded greatly. The happy group is a testament to not only your planning and professionalism, but your kindness as well.
Hands down, best tour trip ever 🙂
So grateful for the opportunity to get to know all of you!
The trip was amazing in all aspects. We were really impressed with everything. The hotel choices were wonderful, the locations were perfect, the guides were terrific and very knowledgeable. Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized. Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible. Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
I was so impressed with everything you arranged and your promptness and professionalism. Dillon had a wonderful time and was very complimentary.
Thank you for everything.
With gratitude, Star
Thank you so much for this helpful list! Gary and I are still talking about what a great time we had on the trip to Spain and how much we enjoyed meeting you, Fernando and Felix. You did an amazing job and we so appreciated seeing Spain's beautiful cities, historical treasures and of course the wonderful food, wine and people!
Gary and I wanted to thank you again for your continued care and concern as we spent three additional days in Madrid with the Millars. You and Fernando were so nice to make sure all went well and to see us off when we finally had to depart.
We are wishing you all the best and a wonderful holiday season ahead,
We had a winderful time particularly thanks to your superb arrangements. We will return! Arrivederci Marco
All the private excursions that she arranged were excellent. At some point during every tour our guide received a message from our agent checking in on how everything was going. We felt very well taken care of during our honeymoon and very thankful for all the assistance Valeska provided in making this dream vacation come true.