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Wine Cellars from the South of the World 8D/7N

Wine Cellars from the South of the World 8D/7N

Themes: Nature History Adventure City Argentina Chile Autumn

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03/01/2020 10/01/2020

Wine Cellars from the South of the World 8D/7N

ECONOMY
Address
Pick Up & Drop Off in selected hotel
Departure time
15:00
End time
12:00
Included

-  Welcome kit and detailed itinerary upon arrival.

-  Transfers airport/hotel/airport (Bilingual guide-driver)

-  04-night accommodation in Santiago, Chile, breakfast included

-  03-night accommodation in Mendoza, Argentina, breakfast included

-  02 half day tour in shared & private basis

-  06 full day tour in private 


Excluded

-  International and domestic air tickets 

-  Meals not specified on the itinerary

-  Personal expenses.

-  Tips

Hotels

ECONOMY

Santiago: Novapark

www.novapark.cl

Mendoza: Mendoza Hotel

www.hotelmendoza.come

TOURIST

Santiago: Plaza San Francisco 

www.plazasanfrancisco.cl

Mendoza: Esplendor Hotel

www.wyndhamhotels.com

SUPERIOR

Santiago: Rennaisance

www.renaissance-hotels.marriott.com

Mendoza: Intercontinental hotel

www.intercontinentalmendoza.com


Itinerary:

Explore some the finest vineyards in Chile and taste the original flavor of Chilean wines. Learn all about the vinification process as you tour along beautiful landscapes.

Day 1: Welcome to Santiago

Upon arrival you will assisted at the Santiago airport and then transferred to your hotel.

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city that blends the oldness with modernity. Today, you will see the origins of the city and landmarks such as Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. The tour will continue by the Government Palace and you will have the chance to walk through some of the most traditional streets and neighborhoods. Later you will go towards the east, to see the modern buildings and how they have transformed the city.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Santiago

Meals inlcuded: Breakfast

Day 2: Concha & Toro and Cousiño Macul Wineries

Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery between the ones established in the XIX century that continues in the hands of the founder Family that controls 100% of the property of the company. The mission of Cousiño Macul is to produce world-class wines, but undeniable Chileans, emphasizing all the personality from Maipo Valley.

During your visit, you will be received by a bilingual local guide that will lead you through the centuries-old wineries and will tell you about the winery and Cousiño family history. You will also have an exquisite tasting of varietal, reserve and grand reserve wines. Then, you will visit the wine shop, in case you want to buy some wine or a special souvenir to remember this visit.

Then you will continue with a visit to Concha y Toro Winery, founded in 1883 by Mr. Melchor Concha y Toro. This winery is today, the main exporter in Latin America, with presence in more than 130 countries. You will pass by its distinguished house surrounded by the beautiful park designed by a French landscapist, as illustrated in the label of some of the Concha y Toro wines. The winery has reached international fame especially for its “Casillero del Diablo” and “Don Melchor” brands. You will enjoy and entertain listening to the story of its legend, and you will feel as part of it. You will visit its facilities and taste some of the best wines produced by Concha y Toro.

Finally, visit the wine shop, where you can buy some souvenirs or gift, and then, return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

Day 3: Casablanca Valley

Today you will journey into three wineries that express Chilean wine quality, famous all over the World.

You will start in “Veramonte Winery”, with its “Stations” tour, which will take you to the mansion, vineyards, production center and winery, with an exceptional view of the wine elaboration, while you enjoy its best labels as Sauvignon Blanc and its famous Pinot Noir. Then, continue to “Casas del Bosque Winery”, which history started by the hand of Mr. Juan Cuneo Solari, son of Italian immigrants, who always lived with the illusion of having his own vineyards to produce best quality wines, until he made it in 1993.  Start with a visit tasting its reserve and grand reserve wines then you will enjoy a delicious lunch at “Tanino Restaurant” and you will be surprised by the best ingredients that are the base of incredible preparations that will harmonize with its wines. Finally, you will visit “Emiliana Winery”, with a visit through its garden where you can share with native animals, active characters of the biodiversity that sustains its field. Then you will visit the vineyard where the types of grounds are explained, Planted varieties and climatic characteristics of the valley. The tour will finish inside its Underground Cavern, where they store the biodynamic preparations: responsible for the nutrition and protection of the vines. Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

Day 4: Colchagua Valley

The tour will start from your hotel and then head south of the city. You will travel through the picturesque Chilean countryside, which is famous for its large production of fruits and vegetables, called "Valle de Colchagua". This agricultural and fertile valley begins in the Andean mountain and extends to the west of the Pacific Ocean. Historically, this valley has been designed for wine activity, there are more than 15 vineyards, which produce different varieties of red wines such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carménère, Syrah and Malbec. Today you will visit the Montgras winery, here you will have a Tour and Tasting with Pairing. Next, you will taste and learn the characteristics of 3 different varieties of wine along with specially selected refreshments to improve the characteristics of the products and find the perfect balance between food and wine. Afterwards, you will enjoy a lunch at Hotel Santa Cruz. At the end of the tour you will go to the "Colchagua Museum", located in the small town of Santa Cruz. The Museum opened its doors in 1995 and belongs to Cardoen's Foundation, a non-profit organization. The organization has a range of subjects of displayed objects that surprise visitors due to their historical importance, putting them in the context of changes and evolutionary processes over time.

The second vineyard and your last stop will be “Montes vineyard” by its “Tour y Degustación Ícono”, which includes a journey around its beautiful vineyards with a panoramic view of the “Valle Apalta”. You will walk around its winery, where “Premium and Ultra-Premium” wines are produced. Then you will visit the barrel room and you may taste three wines. Ending up in the wine shop, where you can purchase some wines or presents.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

Day 5: Mendoza City Tour

You will begin with the visit to the Foundational Area, the heart of the historic center of the Old City, the Plaza Pedro del Castillo and the Museum of the Foundational Area, exactly where the Cabildo de Mendoza operated years ago. You will visit Plaza Independencia, which is the center of five squares that make up the urban layout of the city. Then you will go to the Civic Center, where you can visit the Government house among other attractions. You will also visit the General San Martin Park, which for more than a century has been one of the most important urban green spaces in Argentina, both because of its size and because of its proximity to the city. It currently covers 307 hectares cultivated, 17 km traveled and 82 hectares of expansion. You will end the tour visiting the ancient and well-known monument to Cerro de la Gloria.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at selected hotel in Mendoza.

Day 6: Wine Cellars Tour in Uco Valley

Between extensive valleys and snowy peaks, the Uco region, is one of the most important productive oases in Mendoza. There the "high" wines are bred in a microclimate of hot evenings and cool nights. They have the particular characteristic of cultivation over a thousand meters creating the best conditions for a high-quality wine production. Surrounded by crops of potatoes, sunflowers, walnuts, almonds, chestnuts and vineyards that grow at the foot of the Cordon del Plata and the Tupungato volcano, three wineries are visited where, apart from understanding the production process, award-winning wines are tasted.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Mendoza.

Day 7: Wine Cellars in Maipu & Lujan de Cuyo

The Departments of Maipú and Luján de Cuyo belong to the so-called "first zone of wine production". It is the cradle of the internationally famous Argentinian Malbec for a reason. It will show you at every turn how Mendoza people have succeeded in turning a desert into an oasis: canals, irrigation ditches, computerized drip irrigation, a harmonious combination of old techniques inherited from the huarpe Indians and modern technologies generating crops of the highest quality. Joined by experienced professionals, you will visit different types of wineries (boutique, author, family, and artisan, industrial). Then, you will walk among the vineyards, learning about the many elaboration methods. Finally, you will taste the best Argentinian wines with the majestic Cordón del Plata hill as background and finally get transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Mendoza.

Day 8: Farewell

At the scheduled time you will be transferred from your hotel to the Mendoza Airport.

Meals: Breakfast.

Summary

Wine Cellars from the South of the World 8D/7N
Wine Cellars from the South of the World 8D/7N