Wine Tour #3: Mendoza and Santiago - Tour #122
Season: All the year
Itinerary day by day:
DAY 1 - MENDOZA
After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight to Mendoza. Morning arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel or winery. At midday we will have lunch in a typical restaurant where we will begin to familiarize ourselves with the local wines. There, there will be the oenologist who will accompany us throughout the tour. After lunch, we will take a city tour during which we will try to immerse ourselves into the local culture, key aspect to understand wine production process. Dinner and guided wine tasting. Return to hotel.
DAY 2 - MENDOZA
Breakfast. Departure towards the winegrowing oasis of Mendoza to visit 3 prestigious wineries and participate in a great wine tasting. Our guide will teach us about wine from Mendoza, its elaboration process, vineyard's conduction systems, and wine tasting secrets and techniques. After the first two visits, we will have lunch in a recognized winery, where we will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. As the sun sets behind The Andes mountains, we will return to the hotel. Dinner in Wine Bar.
DAY 3 - MENDOZA
Breakfast. Accompanied by our specialist guide again, we will depart to visit two new wineries visiting its installations and enjoying its wines. Return to Mendoza city. Optional lunch. Free afternoon. In the evening, we will enjoy a farewell dinner at the well known restaurant "1884 Restaurant" owned by the famous international chef Francis Mallmann.
DAY 4 - MENDOZA - SANTIAGO
In the morning, transfer to Santiago de Chile. Arrival and transfer to hotel.
1-nights double room with breakfast. Afternoon City tour to visit the best of Santiago de chile.
DAY 5 - COLCHAGUA VALLEY
This morning, depart southward from Santiago. En route, visit San Fernando. Arrival in Santa Cruz and check in at the hotel. The excursion proceeds with a tour through the wineries of the Colchagua valley. Lunch at a typical restaurant. This excursion visits the wineries of Viu Manent and Bisquertt. Return. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 - COLCHAGUA VALLEY
Breakfast. Leave for a half day excursion, to visit the Museum San José del Carmen Casa El Huique, a typical colonial construction with 7 courtyards. This stately mansion has been turned into a
museum, which exhibits an important sample of furniture and decorative object from half the 19th century. Return to Santa Cruz. In the afternoon, depart for a half day excursion to visit the Colchagua museum, one of the best of the country with a remarkable collection on history, anthropology, and natural sciences. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 7 - COLCHAGUA VALLEY - SANTIAGO
Breakfast. Return to Santiago, visiting en route two important wineries of the Colchagua valley: Viña Mont Gras and Viña
Montes. Lunch at a typical restaurant.