Wine Route: From Madrid to Haro

Duration

2 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Madrid

Available

July 2020 / March 2021

Cities to visit: Madrid; Santo Domingo De Silos; Santo Domingo De La Calzada; ; Tricio; Haro; Briones; Lerma

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

welcome to your europamundo trip style!!!  

the information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.

We will go out of madri taking north direction till get the monastery of santo domingo de silos  it is a benedictine abbey in use which the cloister is considered a jewel of the spanish romanesque. (entrance included)   


we continue our route to the heart of la rioja to discover a population connected to santiago’s road : santo domingo de la calzada. this city was founded by the homonymous saint, in order to offer safety and refuge to the pilgrims on the french way . with our guide, we could have a walk in the city and in case you wish , you could visit the cathedral where the saint’s body is preserved and the famous gothic henhouse. (entrance not included) time to have lunch    

we will continue crossing la rioja and its beautiful landscape  to arrive in najera, another place where the pilgrims also use to cross. this village is divided by the river najerilla and in one of its edge, there is a very important monument: the monastery of saint mary real (entrance included). there is one magnificent cloister of the knights of xvi century , where there is the combination of gothic, plateresque and renaissance styles.   it is time to have a coffee and walk.   

not so far away from this city , we will stop in tricio where we find the basilica of saint mary of the arches,(entrance included) the oldest religious monument of la rioja. its origin came from a roman mausoleum of iii century and has changed to a christian basilica in v century, recycling architectonic elements from the roman city of tritium megallum- tricio, the great, which corresponded the current village of tricio, najera and other small near locations.   

our next stop will be in haro, capital of the wine of la rioja. time to walk around and to have dinner in one of those many taverns or restaurants in this city. accommodation

After the breakfast we will discover haro with our guide. its wineries are very important and international recognized , as well as, its artistic and architectural legacy : the city hall, the saint thomas church, plenty of palaces and ancestral streets.  


in the middle of the morning we will visit  one of the famous wineries (entrance included) to discover the process of elaboration, and of course, there will also be a tasting  of delicious  wines. 

our next stop will be in briones, one of the most beautiful villages of la rioja. this location is situated on the top a hill where the north slope is cut by the ebro river .there is a very interesting medieval urban style in the majority of the constructions which were built with  granite stones. time to have lunch.   

we will continue our route in the direction of lerma, where its imposing ducal palace ( nowadays parador hotel), dominates the plain of the river arlanza. 

after having a walk in this beautiful city, we will go back to madrid.

arrival and end of services. our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.

we hope you have enjoyed your circuit with europamundo. 


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From: AUD 455