Wine tours Spain & Portugal

For independent self-drive wine tours Spain and Portugal are the perfect destination. Long famous for the full-bodied red wines of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero, sherry wines of Andalucia and Ports from the Douro Valley, the world’s oldest wine region. Spain and Portugal together boast over 100 regions under the Denominación de Origen system, including many wonderful smaller regions, virtually unknown in our supermarkets and great value for money.

Visit Spain and Portugal’s foremost wine regions, famous names like La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Bajas, Porto, Dao and Vinho Verde, or discover new up-and-coming denominations like El Bierzo, Cigales, Ronda or Toro. Travel independently and stay in small independent hotels – or authentic castles and palaces!

We specialise in the lesser known areas of Iberia, avoiding the crowds. All our tours pass through or near wine regions – in Spain and Portugal it’s almost impossible not to! And wherever you go you’ll find wonderful walks in stunning scenery, rich heritage, proud local gastronomic traditions and a warm welcome –  so much more than just wonderful wine.

Photo of vineyards, La Rioja, Spain

Take an independent tour through the Spanish and Portuguese wine regions and discover a different side of the Iberian Peninsula.

About the tours:

  • Independent touring with all the info and support you need
  • Bespoke itineraries – designed and organised by our experts
  • Fly to Spain or Portugal and we’ll include a hire a car
  • Or we’ll build in the ferry travel to Spain
  • Request a personal quote with route map, highlights…
  • Travel with full directions, guidebook and touring map
  • Regional guides, essential docs formatted for mobile and tablet

Below are some examples to give you an idea:

Choose from our wine region tours

Photo of Castle hotel
Map of wine tour Spain

3 stops - Rioja, Ribera de Duero, Salamanca

Stay in authentic, historic castles and discover Spain’s wonderful interior and her finest wine regions.

7 days minimum

7 day tour – nights can be added near port of entry – Madrid, Bilbao or Santander perhaps.

From £475 - £600 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Rio Sil
Map of circular tour of Galicia

5 stops - Galician coast, interior & Santiago

The Celtic province, with Santiago at its heart; lush green hills, fabulous beaches and the best of Spanish gastronomy.

10 days (flexible)

We recommend 10 days but can be adapted to 8 or, better still, 12!.

From £650 to £900 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

10 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Photo of San Juan de la Peña
map of Wine and Mountains driving tour Spain

5 stops - Pyrenees, Rioja and Basque Country

Culture, vineyards and mountain scenery. Amazing architecture, wonderful walking and a gastronomic tour-de-force

10 days (flexible)

10 day tour – can easily be reduced to a week or extended to two.

From £675 to £850 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Photo of Avila walls
Map of Castilla y Leon driving tour

7 stops - Burgos, León, Salamanca, Segovia...

World-class heritage, monumental cities, awesome scenery and magnificent wines – Spain’s wonderful interior…

14 days (flexible)

We recommend 14 days minimum but this tour has many possible adaptations – do as little or as much as you like.

From £800 to £1000 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

14 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Cordoba bridge
Map of Andalucia driving tour

6 stops - Ubeda to Sanlucar via Cordoba

Follow the Guadalquivir from source to sea. Moorish treasures and the riches of the Americas. Málaga & Ronda make a nice around trip.

14 days

We recommend 14 days – could fit into 12.

From £900 to £1200 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

14 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
La Rioja - Dolmen
Map of Cantabria - Rioja - Bilbao driving tour

3 stops - Bilbao, Rioja, and coastal Cantabria

A shorter route with gastronomy, wine, culture, architecture, mountains and sea – why not indulge yourself!

7 days (flexible)

7 day tour – easily adapted to include La Rioja or Bilbao

From £550 - £650 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance (also suits ferry travel – please ask for quote)
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Trujillo Pizarro
map of Via de Plata topur

7 stops - North to South, Asturias to Andalucia

The ancient Roman trading route. An epic journey from the lush green north to the orange groves of the south.

14 days (full route)

We recommend 14 days but can be adapted to start further south (coming into Madrid perhaps).

From £850 to £1100 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

14 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Las Medulas
Map of Camino del Frances - Camino de Santiago

5 stops - Navarra to Santiago - inland route

The French Way of St James, historically the most important Camino de Santiago with magnificent cathedrals; get a taste of Real Spain.

9 days or more

We recommend 9 days minimum but extra nights can be added perhaps in Bilbao, or south-west Galicia

From £675 to £800 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

9 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
douro-valley-stage
Map of tour of Douro Wine Valley

3 stops - Porto and the Douro Valley

The impressive Douro Valley and Porto. Spectacular scenery, Unesco heritage sites, gastronomy and world famous wines.

7 days

Compact 7 day tour of the Douro Wine Valley – easily extended to north or south.

From £450 to £650 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...
Porto ribeira
Map of north Portugal one-week tour

3 stops - Porto, Douro Valley and Viana do Castelo

Highlights of Northern Portugal itinerary, discover Porto, the Douro Valley and Viana do Castelo.

7 days

We recommend 7 days but can easily be extended.

From £450 - £650 p.p.

Price per person shown includes:

7 nights bed & breakfast
4 door car with excess insurance
guide book and touring map
travel app & doc manager

more details...

Between tastings?

Though a fantastic reason to visit the less touristic regions of Spain wine tasting alone doesn’t make a rounded holiday experience. In Spain there’s no need to worry as wherever you go there’s plenty to see and do within easy reach of the vineyards…

The wine regions are naturally centred on Spain’s great rivers; the Ebro, Duero and Tajo rivers which flow from the high plains of ‘meseta’; the Guadalquivir in the south and in the north the Sil, the ‘sacred river’. Beside their natural beauty these river basins have seen the passing of civilizations from the Tartesus through the Romans and Moors to the present day, leaving an immensely rich and varied heritage to discover and explore.

Other regions, like Rias Bajas in Galicia, Txakoli in Euskadi and Manzanilla in Sanlucar de Barrameda are right on the coast, allowing you to combine tastings with days on the beach.

Most regions can be combined with city visits – Pamplona, Burgos, León, Sevilla, Salamanca , Santiago and even Madrid are all within easy driving distance of the bodegas and of course the great wine centres of Logroño, Valladolid and Jerez are well worth a visit for their cultural aspects as well as the obvious.

There’s invariably good walking or cycling to be had among the vines and in Spain the mountains are never far away. See the individual tour pages for more detail on what’s on offer in each stop-over. Or give us a call – we’d love to hear from you!