Chilean and Argentinean Wines (7n/8d)

The region of Mendoza is well known for its wine production

The region of Mendoza is well known for its wine production

Day 1 Santiago
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.  Afternoon, departure from the hotel.  The trip is towards the town of Pirque, bordering the Valley of the Maipo, a zone that stands out because it concentrates the most traditional vineyards of Chile and that is, because of its characteristics, the ideal zone for the production of the most elegant red wines. Concha y Toro Vineyard was founded by Marques de Casa Concha in 1883. Nowadays the winery has more than 750 hectares of vineyards in different areas of the region elaborating noble Chilean wines of French vine stock.  Tour of the park, vineyards and fermentation room.   Lodging.

Day 2 Santiago
Breakfast. Half-day tour in regular service around the city of Santiago. Afternoon departure from the hotel.  The trip is taken along Route 68 in a beautiful trip through rural landscapes of the Chilean countryside until arriving at the Undurraga Vineyard.  Founded in 1885 by Francisco Undurraga Vicuña.  The tour includes a view of the production process of wine starting off with bottling, labelling and vinification, as well as a visit to the park designed by the French landscape designer Pierre Dubois. Lodging.

Day 3 Santiago – Curico – Santiago
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel and transfer to train station in Santiago, to board the train that will take us to the city of Curico (train ticket included, duration of the trip 2 and half hours). Welcome at train station by the staff at Curico Valley, visiting 3 wineries of the Curico  wine route, lunch-menu included. – Once the visits are finalized, transfer to the train station to board the train back to Santiago (train ticket included). – In Santiago, welcome at train station and transfer to the hotel. –Lodging.

Day 4 Santiago – Mendoza
Transfer from the hotel to Bus Terminal, to board regular bus with destination Mendoza.  (Duration: 6 hours approximately).  Upon arrival in Mendoza, transfer to your selected hotel.  Lodging.

Day 5  Mendoza
We will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries, part of the wine circuit; we will visit their facilities and be able to participate in a guided wine tasting, during which we will begin to get familiarized with the local wines and their elaboration process.Our guide will explain to us the technique of wine tasting, wine production techniques, the importance of the cork in the bottle and the correct way to handle a glass in order to taste wine.  At noon we will have lunch at a well-known winery, where we will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. In the afternoon we will be able to visit other wineries and enjoy a wine tasting session. As the sun sets behind The Andes mountains, we will return to the hotel.  Lodging

Day 6  Mendoza
Breakfast. Accompanied by expert guides, we will visit two wineries, touring its cellars, facilities and taste their wines.  Return to Mendoza. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant.  Lodging.

Day 7 Mendoza – Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to bus terminal to board regular bus to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, transfer to your selected hotel.   Folkloric show and dinner.  Lodging.

Day 8 Santiago
At time to be advised transfer to the airport.

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