Rioja and Basque Country Guided Wine & Foodie Tours

Carol holds a degree in Tourism Management and Hospitality, speaks 7 languages and is the CEO & Founder at Thabuca Wine Tours, a local tour operator and DMC specialised in wine and food tours in Rioja and Basque Country.

Carol is passionate about her job and has been in the tourism and hospitality industry for more than 25 years.

She was born in Catalonia and after living in different places in Spain and Europe, she established herself in Rioja Alavesa in 1998 where she founded her own company, Thabuca.

Carol is an avid globertrotter and travel addict and loves experiencing the local culture. She has travelled to almost 60 countries and writes a travel blog where she shares her experiences all around the world.

She loves food and wine. Rioja captivated her from the first moment. She thinks that the region it’s a paradise . She loves sharing with other travellers the magic of Rioja, the hidden places that you won’t find on travel guides and all the amazing stories behind each wine.

Carol and her team offer a selection of different tours in Rioja and Basque Country focused on wine and food . You can experience the authentic Rioja with personalised services, discover all the region hidden treasures. Immerse in the local culture and sample the best Rioja wines and amazing food.

Discover Carol’s love and wonderful knowledge of her area in her expert article: La Rioja Spain: where the magic of wine happens

Boutique Rioja Tour
From €165 p.p.

A day tour on small groups ideal for wine lovers looking to discover great wines on boutique and family-run wineries

See the Boutique Rioja Tour for full details and pricing.

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Best of Rioja Tour
From €205 p.p.

A private one day wine tour through the icons of Rioja and its most representative wineries, mixing wineries and wines of different styles and visiting different towns.

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best of rioja wine tour

Rioja Flavours
From €795 p.p.

A 3-day tour ideal for those looking for an immersion in Rioja. During the tour you will discover different wineries and taste top wines, visit some of the most special sites in Rioja and enjoy the best food experiences.

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Rioja Spain flavours wine tour from Bilbao

Rioja Wine Deluxe Tour
From €235 p.p.

A private and exclusive private day tour focused for avid wine lovers looking for hidden gems, premium wine tastings and top culinary experiences.

Learn more about this Rioja Wine Deluxe Tour

Rioja Spain wine deluxe private tour

Wine and Food Tour in Laguardia
From €85 p.p.

A walking tour in Lagaurdia, an amazing town from Middle Ages. A route through the medieval streets which includes a winery tour and pinchos crawl at different bars for lunch.

Check out more details about this Wine and Food Tour in Laguardia

Rioja Spain wine tapas tour La Guardia

Basque Gourmet Experience
From €1610 p.p.

A deluxe 6 day-tour to uncover the best of Rioja wines and Basque food. During 6 days, you will visit Bilbao, San Sebastian, the coast, the green valleys and Rioja; taste great wines and savour one of the best gastronomies in Spain.

See the Basque Gourmet Experience for full details and pricing.

Basque Country Spain gourmet wine tour


Contact Carol

Rioja and Basque Country Travel Curator & Guide


Phone: +34-945 33 10 60
Location: Labastida , Rioja Alavesa (Álava) – Spain
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish



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