Gastro tour of Rioja, San Sebastian & Bordeaux
Embark on a thrilling culinary journey during this specially-curated gourmet package, enjoying fine wine tastings, indulging in world-class Michelin-star cuisine and staying in lavish Luxury Collection hotels. Directly accessing hard-to-reach locations during one weekend, this exclusive itinerary can only be reached by private jet, making it a truly unique travel experience.
- Private jet flights direct to each location and private transfers to hotel
- Private wine tasting in Logrono, Rioja
- One night at Hotel Marqués De Riscal in a Gehry Suite, including vinotherapy spa treatment and dinner
- One night at Hotel Maria Cristina in a Terrace Suite, including cookery class and Pinxtos tour of San Sebastian
- Gourmet private vineyard tour in Bordeaux, including lunch
Discover the world-famous wines of Rioja
You’ll fly from Farnborough to Logrono Airport, disembarking your aircraft for a private transfer to an exclusive tasting of some of Rioja’s most prestigious wines. Located in northern Spain, this world-famous wine region is renowned for its world-class wineries, rolling hills and medieval villages. You’ll enjoy a private tour of a picturesque vineyard, uncovering the secrets of traditional winemaking before sampling a selection of the resulting tipples for yourself.
Following your wine tasting, you’ll check-in at your base for the night, the luxurious Hotel Marqués De Riscal, an iconic vineyard hotel which sits above Rioja’s oldest winery. You’ll stay in a spacious suite with private terrace, offering dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. During your stay, you’ll harness the wellness benefits of wine during a pampering vinotherapy spa treatment before dining in the hotel’s Michelin-starred Restaurante Marqués De Riscal, savouring an innovative fusion of traditional Echaurren cuisine and modern recipes while enjoying breathtaking views of rolling Riojan vineyards.
Savour Michelin-starred cuisine in San Sebastian
Today you’ll fly by private jet to San Sebastian in Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. This charming resort town is prized for its acclaimed restaurants, where celebrated chefs create exceptional cuisine – which you’ll experience for yourself during a delicious lunch at one of the area’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
After lunch, head to the grand Hotel Maria Cristina, an opulent belle époque retreat located on the Urumea River. You’ll stay in a Terrace Suite with private terrace, this time boasting unrivalled 180-degree views of San Sebastian and the Urumea River. Here you’ll learn all about authentic Basque cuisine and the area’s illustrious culinary heritage during a cookery class at the hotel’s exclusive on-site cooking school. Next you’ll embark on a pinxtos tour of the town’s famous tapas bars, sampling regional dishes and distinctive local wines while soaking up the laidback Spanish culture.
Gourmet tour of Bordeaux, France
This morning you’ll fly from San Sebastian to Bordeaux, one of France’s most esteemed wine regions. Here you’ll be treated to a gourmet tour of the best wine estates in the enclaves of Margaux and Médoc, enjoying a delicious lunch of mouth-watering local specialities before flying home to the UK.
This exclusive itinerary features hard-to-reach destinations direct over a long weekend, which is only possible by private jet.
Guests will travel on an aircraft such as a Citation Mustang throughout, starting from London flying into Logrono Airport, with a private transfer to Hotel Marqués De Riscal. The next day you will fly direct from Logrono Airport to San Sebastian with private transfer to Hotel Maria Cristina. The last day will include a direct flight from San Sebastian to Bordeaux airport, with a stop off before flying back to London.
*This itinerary is subject to availability.