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Wine Tour Argentina & Chile
Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Tupungato - Santiago
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Wine Tour Argentina & Chile

Wine Tour Argentina & Chile

Wine Tour Argentina & Chile

Wine Tour Argentina & Chile

ITINERARY
Day 1. Buenos Aires

Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. We recommend the Alvear Palace Hotel.

Day 2. Buenos Aires (B, L & D)

After breakfast, a private city tour of the city, reminiscent of Paris. It is situated on the Rio de la Plata, and as its name suggests, it is the city of good winds. The tour will include a visit to the Plaza de Mayo, the hub of the city centre and where many public buildings such as the Catedral Metropolitana can be found. At the east end, you will find the Casa Rosada presidential palace with the famous balcony from which Juan and Evita Peron greeted the masses. A visit will also be made to the Teatro Colon, the world-class opera house that opened in 1908 with a presentation of Aida. It seats 2500 spectators and offers standing room for another 1000. There is also a museum featuring instruments, costumes and photographs of performers. You shall visit La Boca, Buenos Aires’ most colourful neighbourhood. Lunch at the La Bourgogne, the only Relais Gourmand restaurant in Argentina. The restaurant serves the finest French and international food in the city and according to Travel & Leisure magazine rated La Bourgogne the number one restaurant in South America, and Wine Spectator gave it the distinction of being one of the "Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers." Return to your hotel. In the evening, dinner & tango Show in La Esquina Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango house in Buenos Aires.

Day 3. Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Tupungato (B, L & D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mendoza. Transfer to Tupungato, in the Uco Valley. The Uco Valley is a privileged area for grape and high quality wine production at the foot of the Andean Mountain Range. With its unique landscape and 1000m altitude, you will find Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec and Semillón grapes with different characteristics to those in other areas of the province. Transfer to your lodge, the Posada Salentein, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and forests. Lunch at the restaurant Killka. Visit to the cellars of Bodega Salentein. Wine tasting and dinner at the posada.

Day 4. Tupungato – Mendoza – Tupungato (B, L & D)

After breakfast, a visit to the Bodegas Lurton and Fapes in the Uco Valley. Bodega Lurton, belongs to the Jacques and Francois Lurton brothers, who use “varietal” and generic wines with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Grey Pinot. Bodega Fapes, is one of the oldest cellars. Lunch at Salentein before a guided excursion of Mendoza which dates back to the XVI Century. Visit to its tree-lined avenues and its streets bordered by 'acequias' (irrigation ditches). Dinner and accommodation at the Posada Salentein.

Day 5 - Tupungato – Mendoza (B, L & D)

After breakfast, a visit to Bodegas Norton and Lagarde. Bodega Norton, founded in 1895 is located in Luján de Cuyo department. This winery has the most modern technology in the area where you will find Malbec, Cabernet, Merlot, Semillón, Chenin, Chardonnay, Riesling and Barbera d’Asti. Bodega Lagarde is well known for its prestigious wines and regularly participates in international contests. Its fincas (productive ranches) are located in Luján de Cuyo county. Lunch at the excellent Francis Mallman 1884 restaurant. After lunch, a visit to the Bodega Domaine Vistalba. Their French owners of have managed to elaborate styles similar to a French Chateaux. Return to Mendoza and accommodation at the Park Hyatt Mendoza, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial facade. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 6: Mendoza – Santiago (B)

After breakfast, half day excursion trip across the Andean Mountain ranges to Santiago, capital of Chile. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. We recommend the Ritz Carlton.

Day 7: Santiago (B)

After breakfast, a half day city tour of Santiago including a visit to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. This museum offers a thorough overview of 4500 years of pre-Columbian civilization throughout Central and South America. At the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) you shall appreciate the beautiful Cathedral, Post Office and National Museum. Continue along the main avenue called "Alameda" to admire the San Francisco Church and the National Library. You shall also see the Mercado Central which is one of Santiago’s most colourful markets. A visit to Cerro Santa Lucia, where Santiago was founded in 1541 before returning to your hotel.

Day 8. Santiago – Santa Cruz (B & L)

After breakfast, you will transfer south to the heart of the wine region of Chile with a first stop in the Maipo Valley at the prestigious Casa Real Hotel, located in the Santa Rita valley. This beautiful large mansion is surrounded by excellent vineyards where you can sample some excellent wine. Continue on to the heart of the Colchagua district, the ‘Bordeaux’ of Chile. Accommodation at the 5* Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza. Lunch before visiting the Montes vineyards, recipient of the coveted “New World winery of the year 2002 award”. Accommodation at the Santa Cruz Plaza Hotel.

Day 9. Santa Cruz Area (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a visit with wine tasting to two more award winning wineries in the region, Bisquert and Casa Silva. Accommodation at the Santa Cruz Plaza Hotel.

Day 10. Santiago (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Santiago for your return flight home.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms at luxury hotels with private bathroom and breakfast, all transfers, tours and vineyard excursions as per itinerary in private service with English speaking guides and professional wine producers and/or oenophiles associated with each estate.
  • All meals as per itinerary denoted by B, L and D.
  • Buenos Aires – Mendoza flight in economy class (upgrades to business class upon request)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International air tickets and associated taxes
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident

For current availability contact us at info@amazingargentina.net and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions.