Come live the experience of the San Mateo wine festival. The festivities, declared of national tourist interest, are held in Logrono, where you will find a spectacular scenery with a hill top fortress set against the Sierra de Cantabria and the medieval village of Laguardia. Celebrate together with thousands of people and enjoy magnificent colorful parades. Delicious tapas, music concerts, dancing, floats parades, fireworks, and everything you always wanted to know and taste about wine, will be waiting for you to happily welcome the harvest of the year.
During this holiday, you will spend three nights in Haro and two in Logrono.
This four-star historic building is located right in the historic center of Haro, center of the wine production in Rioja, surrounded by a valley of vineyards and the Cantabrian Mountains. Founded as a convent in 1373, Los Agustinos hotel is a beautiful and protected building; now, its walls full of history play host to exceptionally comfortable facilities where it is a privilege to stay. It has an impressive courtyard where you can relax reading your favorite book or having a glass of Rioja wine. Within the hotel, you will also find Las Duelas restaurant, the Bistrot de las Duelas, a bar-cafeteria, 24-hour room service, and free Wi-Fi. From a walking distance, you can experience numerous and excellent tapas.
Hotel Los Agustinos offers conventional, modern, and regional cuisine based on fresh products from the area and also have an outstanding wine-list. There are 62 guestrooms, most of which are outward-facing, whilst the motel's most salient feature is the impressive, glass-domed cloisters, which are air-conditioned and enclosed. All rooms are decorated in a rustic style and enjoy all the modern comforts, such as satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and private bathroom with hairdryer. Guests also have access to the hotel's fitness center.
The Sercotel Portales Hotel is a charming hotel located in the heart of Logrono, on Calle Portales. A few meters from the hotel, you will find the Plaza del Mercado, which is the setting for a variety of fairs and shows. This square is also home to the cathedral Santa María la Redonda.
One of the best selling points of this property is the prime location; you will be from a walking distance to the old part, the shopping area in Gran Via, the Murrieta Square, and the famous Calle Laurel, where all the tapas bars are. This is a pedestrian street avoiding the noisy traffic.
The Sercotel Portales Hotel is well decorated and offers 48 cozy, spacious, elegant, and warm rooms on six floors. All these rooms have a writing desk, minibar, TV, safe, and free Wi-Fi internet. You will also find all the necessary amenities to make this stay a perfect experience.
This holiday will take place in La Rioja region, Spain. It is not difficult to have a love affair with Rioja, not solely for its wines, but for its generous people, gastronomy, and magnificent landscapes. Rioja is a wine area, which includes the province of La Rioja, Navarra, and a part of Alava, in the Basque Country. Castilian Spanish is spoken.
La Rioja region is located in central northern Spain, 100 kilometers south of the port of Bilbao, lying astride the motorway that joins the north and Mediterranean coasts. The landscapes of La Rioja are beautiful and impressively diverse, with ancient hilltop fortress towns rising from the blanket of vineyards, overlooked by a panorama of the imposing Sierras of Cantabria, the De la Demanda ranges in the west, and the Pealosa and Yerga ranges to the east.
Apart from over 60,000 hectares of vines, other prominent crops are cereals, sugar beet, apples and pears, along with an abundance of sheep. The economy is built around agriculture in general, particularly in the wine making industry and its allied products, such as oak barrel makers, capsule producers, label printers, and agricultural machinery suppliers, as well as engineers and, not least, banking.
The mighty River Ebro bisects Rioja from west to east, and with the mountains, plays a key role in the geology and climate of Rioja; from the cooler, verdant west, where vineyards and population centers are higher in altitude; down to the warmer, arid east, in the Rioja Baja. They influence the micro climatic conditions in the vineyards, both feeding the water table and generating early morning mists across the riverside vineyards, while sheltering them from the worst of the Atlantic influences.
During this holiday, you will be graciously introduced to the Spanish cuisine with daily breakfast and three gourmet lunches including wine. With the festivities, you are sure to taste several traditional and delicious Spanish dishes, some of them unmissable, like the famous tapas.
Please arrive Bilbao International Airport (BIO). The Unique Traveller will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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