Ribera del Duero Wine Tour
WINE TOURS FROM MADRID TO RIBERA DEL DUERO
RIBERA DEL DUERO WINE TOUR
Madrid is the capital of Spain, the city that never sleeps and one of the entertaining cities in the country, full of palaces, museums, cafes with their traditional tapas, monumental squares and lots of art and culture.
Each year it receives more than 7 million tourists and is considered one of the most visited places in the world; but if you really are a wine lover, you cannot miss the Ribera del Duero with one of our one-day Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero, since this famous region is only 2 hours away from the capital.
Transportation from Madrid to Ribera de Duero:
Aranda de Duero (capital of the Ribera del Duero) is 2 hours from Madrid so we can do the Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero in just one day.
You have three different options to arrive:
1) By bus:
From Madrid you can take the bus that takes less than 2 hours to reach Aranda de Duero and costs 6.70 Euros / ticket.
We will wait for you at the Aranda de Duero bus station to start the tour together, and after having enjoyed our day together, we will leave you again at the station in time to return to Madrid.
Check the bus schedule here and you can taste as many wines as you want with our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero
2) With your own car:
Aranda de Duero is located 1 hour and 45 minutes by car from Madrid, about 160 km. The easiest way to get there is by the North motorway or A-1 that goes directly to Aranda De Duero, it has no loss! There we will pick you up at a predetermined site.
You can see the route here to enjoy our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero
3) Private transport:
We will pick you up and leave you at your hotel in Madrid or another nearby city, to take one of our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero
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General information of Madrid, Spain
* Autonomous Community: Madrid
* Province: Madrid
Madrid is the most populous city in Spain where more than 3,200,000 people live although its metropolitan area has a population of more than 6,500,000; it is the third most populous city in the European Union, behind Berlin and London.
I love staying near Puerta del Sol, one of the most popular squares in Madrid where the two emblems of the city are located, the “Bear and the Madroño” symbol of Madrid and usual meeting point of the locals, and the tile that represents the “Kilometer Zero” of the Spanish roads, we say that if you step on it, you will surely return to Madrid!
In our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero you will learn that in many of the Madrid squares there is a king on horseback. In the Puerta del Sol we have Carlos III and next to it is the Plaza Mayor, ordered to be built by Felipe II in the 16th century with a hectare of surface and 237 balconies, one of the largest in the country, and with the statue of Philip III on horseback.
The Arco de Cuchilleros stands out as one of its 9 entrances through the Casa de la Panaderia built 1590, Plaza Mayor is always very crowded, because many of the best places in Madrid to eat tapas are there.
You cannot miss the Royal Palace, National Heritage of Spain, commissioned by Felipe V and was built between the 18th and 19th centuries being the largest in Western Europe. It has 135,000 square meters and 3,418 rooms, but it is only used for official ceremonies, since the current kings have another residence in Madrid.
In front of the Royal Palace is the Plaza de Oriente where in the center is Felipe IV on horseback, and there you can also see the incredible gallery of marble kings sculptures that decorate this square.
In our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero we recommend some really “like a native” meals. Enjoy the most authentic tapas in Madrid in one of its multiple terraces, such as the squid sandwiches with a “caña” (normally tap beer). I also recommend walking through its alleys surrounded by sculptures and churches, and entering the San Miguel Market, one of my favorite places to go for tapas and built in the early 20th century, where its large windows combine perfectly with its metal structure and traditional Arab roof tiles.
If you like museums, the must stop is at the Prado Museum, one of the most important in Europe, that contains the masterpieces of many of the great European artists such as Goya, Rubens, Dürer and of course Velázquez with his outstanding work, “Las Meninas”. We also call this area of Madrid the “Paseo del Arte”, since in this street you will find the most important museums in the country, such as the Reina Sofia Museum, the main center of contemporary art in Spain, where there is an important collection of the main 20th-century Spanish artists such as Dalí, Miró and Picasso, and among all his exhibited works, the Guernica by Pablo Picasso stands out. Completing the art triangle is the Thyssen Museum, where the private collection of the baron Thyssen is exhibited, one of the most complete museums in the world with works from the 14th century to the present.
Strolling along the Paseo del Prado is a delight, it is an historic avenue with gardens and forests from 1570. The Fountain of Neptune, next to the Plaza de la Cibeles, the Fountain of Apollo and the Puerta de Alcalá make up the sculptural hall of the Prado, open-air masterpieces inspired by Greco-Roman mythology.
Another place where I love to walk is what we call “Manhattan of Madrid”, the Retiro Park, with 125 hectares and more than 15,000 trees began to be built in the 17th century. Here the people of Madrid play sports and they meet as a family almost every day. It has several gardens but the most important is that of Cecilio Rodriguez where fountains, pergolas and ponds, remind us of the Hispanic-Muslim art.
Many travelers from all over the world visit this amazing city and take one of our Wine Tours from Madrid to Ribera del Duero.