Ribera del Duero Wine Tour
WINE TOURS FROM SORIA TO RIBERA DEL DUERO
RIBERA DEL DUERO WINE TOURS
Soria was the source of inspiration for many poets such as Becquer or Antonio Machado, who were inspired by their stately roots to create a universe of legends, mysteries and Knights Templar.
Come and discover Soria with our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero in one day, since this famous wine region is very close to the city!
Transportation from Soria to Ribera de Duero:
Aranda de Duero (capital of the Ribera del Duero) is less than an hour and a half from Soria, so you can do one of our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero in just one day. You have three different options to come:
1) By bus:
You can take the bus from Soria that takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Aranda de Duero.
We will wait for you at the Aranda de Duero bus station to start our tour, and after having enjoyed our day together, we will drop you off at the station in time to go back to Soria.
Check the bus schedule here here and you will be able to taste as many wines as you want on our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero.
2) With your own car:
Aranda de Duero is located 1 hour and 25 minutes by car from Soria, about 115 km. The easiest way to get there is by the N-122 road that goes directly to Aranda De Duero, it has no loss! We will pick you up there at a predetermined place.
You can see the route here to enjoy our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero.
3) Private transport:
We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Soria or another nearby city, to take our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero.
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General information of Soria, Spain
* Autonomous Community: Castilla y Leon
* Province: Soria
Soria is the least populated province capital of Castilla y Leon with almost 40,000 inhabitants. Its economy stands out for the agri-food industry and a growing tourism attracted by its cultural heritage.
It is on the banks of the Duero river between two hills, at an altitude of 1063 meters, and is the second highest provincial capital above sea level, after Avila.
We usually start our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero in the Plaza Mayor where there are ancient monuments such as the Old House of the Common, the Palace of the Audience and the Fountain of the Lions, and the Church of Santa María La Mayor, where Antonio Machado and Leonor married, and that’s why they will see the statue of Leonor, where many people take photos to have a memory.
The Stone Bridge is the medieval monument with an unknown construction date, which represents the only and main access to the city from the east.
You cannot miss the Monastery of San Juan de Duero, which is the monastery of the order of San Juan de Jerusalem from the 12th-13th centuries, with an impressive cloister and a simple church with 2 small temples on each side of the presbytery.
In our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero we love to walk through the Alameda de Cervantes Park, and that the locals call it “La Dehesa” and it is my favorite park in Soria because it is very large and has several areas, the grass area where the locals go to play, sit and talk in summer, an area where people usually go for a walk, several areas with swings and games for children. There is also La Soledad Church which although it is small is very cozy, and 2 bars, one is “El Alto de la Dehesa” and the other “El Kiosko”, both with terrace.
On the other side of the Dehesa you can find El Espolon, which is a pedestrian area that begins with a very large fountain, has a theater area, gardens and there is even the Numantino Museum where you can see Celtiberian pieces from Numancia. Different fairs are held here throughout the year, such as craft, book, food fairs, etc.
And at the end of the Espolon and La Dehesa there is the Plaza de Mariano Granados and that the locals call “The Plaza del BBV” full of bars, terraces and restaurants, ideal for going out to eat, have an aperitif or eat torreznos *, and it is the beginning of El Collado Street, one of the busiest and most commercial streets that goes up from Plaza Mayor to Calle de Herradores, on the old border of the city walls. It is the main street of Soria full of shops, bars and squares.
*Torreznos: Typical food from Soria consisting of a strip of bacon fried or sauteed in a pan or toasted on a grill.
In El Collado Street I recommend visiting the most typical and traditional stores in Soria, where one of the most visited establishments is the Lottery Administration Number 1, where he has played the lottery for several years. Another typical store is the Bar Lazaro, which has been open since the 1950s; there are also food shops and typical products, where the most traditional are Malvasia Duck Pate, sausages such as Ham, Chorizo or Salchichon, and Loin that I love; and natural products such as Mushrooms or Black Truffle, a delicacy in Soria! Another of the typical stores of Soria is the Monreal Jewelry, with the traditional rocking horse from Soria, a precious memory!
Walking through El Collado, if you go up Aduana Vieja Street you will find several Renaissance Palaces preserved in very good condition, such as the Provincial Historical Archive, the Palace of the Marichalar (a noble family from Soria, now a political family of the Royal Family of Spain) , and you can also see the Palace of the Viscount of Eza from the 12th century, and in front of it is the Machado Institute where the poet Antonio Machado was teaching at the beginning of the 20th century and where he met his wife Leonor. Right there, at the Institute, you can see a Sculpture of the Poet.
If you continue walking along that street, you will find one of the Romanesque jewels of Soria, and it is the Church of Santo Domingo from the 12th century and on its facade that has been restored you can see the bible in sculptures, and also the 3 wise men in a bed. Right next to the Church is the Convent of Las Clarisas, which are cloistered nuns and make delicious cakes.
If we return to El Collado and going up to the right you will see another Romanesque Church, one of the most famous in Soria, the San Juan de Rabanera Church, which is a small church where many people are going to get married; and right in front is the Provincial Council of Soria and the Tax Delegation, where they will see on its facade several statues of famous people from the province, such as the Juglar del Cid, Santa Cristina de Osma, Alfonso 13th or Sister Maria Jesus de Agreda.
As always, Gastronomy is very important in our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero and we recommend going to one of the bars or restaurants in the Plaza Mayor; and after eating you can stroll through the narrow streets of the old town until you reach Los Condes de Gomara Palace, which is now the Courthouse. It is incredible to think that this great building was the home of one or the family, and is a good example of the Renaissance in Spain.
On our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero we recommend going in the afternoon to the Parque del Castillo, which is about 10 minutes from the city center and has one of the best views of Soria, the Duero river and San Saturio; and where the Parador de Soria is located.
The river is one of the most visited and frequented places in summer in Soria, and you can take a walk through the Ribera del Duero to the Ermita de San Saturio, one of the mandatory stops on our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero, since it is built on the rock and is located on a Visigothic hermitage grotto on the banks of the Duero, and it houses fresco paintings that narrate the life of Saint Saturn, canonized for handing over all his goods to the neediest.
As you already know, Soria has had a lot of influence from different poets and writers of the last century, such as Gustavo Adolfo Becquer who wrote several stories and the most famous is the Monte de las Animas that is represented every year for the day of the dead. Also Machado and of course Gerardo Diego also has his statue in the Collado with a poem that refers to previous writers.
Many travelers from all over the world visit this incredible city and take one of our Wine Tours from Soria to Ribera del Duero.