Journey from Castile to the hilltop town of Laguardia, overlooking romantic La Rioja wine country. Before you reach La Rioja, visit one of the wineries along The Golden Mile. Enjoy wine tasting at Abadía Retuerta, a bodega housed in a 12th-century abbey. The special combination of the soil and climate along The Golden Mile, which sits on a stretch of the Duero River, create ideal conditions for wine growing. Continue to Burgos for a visit to the old town and the Gothic cathedral.
Embark on a guided tour and tasting of La Rioja wines at the legendary Herederos del Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego. Then return to Laguardia to explore this charming town. Step inside the 13th-century walls of Laguardia. Visit the church of Santa Maria de Los Reyes with its splendid, well-preserved Gothic portico, the Plaza Mayor and a honeycomb of historic wine bodegas hidden 20 feet underground.