Mendoza Holidays
Mendoza Holidays
SPECIAL TOURS

Chile City & Wines

Join us on this trip that takes you through gentle landscapes of orchards and the vineyards which produce Chile’s delicious wines to the energetic city of Santiago, in which Spanish influences from the colonial past mingle harmoniously with the contemporary architecture of a twenty-first century capital.

 

Trip Highlights

 

- Indulge in Chile breath-taking country

 

- Santiago cultural and historical highlights

 

- Visit domains of world famous vintners

 

- Enjoy gourmet meals and vintage Chilean wines after a day of wine tasting in the Maipo Valley

 

Chile, City and Wine Tour

 

Day 1: Welcome to Santiago de Chile 

Arrival at Pudahuel International Airport. Transfer IN to the Hotel and check - IN. Free day for optional activities or just to relax yourself. 

 

Day 2: Sightseeing around Santiago city.

After lunch, we pick you up to discover Chile's main city. We will visit the most important historical sites of Santiago including the downtown area surrounding the Plaza de Armas and the Presidential Palace. We will also pass by the Mercado Central , one of Chile´s largest fresh seafood markets and take a stroll by the many bustling stalls to see the tremendous variety available from Chile´s bountiful sea. We will visit some of the lesser know barrios of Santiago including, Republica and Concha y Toro. Initially constituting the outskirts of the city, the capital's constant growth transformed the area into a privileged neighborhood and home of Santiago's high society. There will be time to walk around and take photos of the many styles of architecture from dating back to the 19th and early 20th century. Continuing through the Lastarrias neighborhood we will walk through the Parque Forestal passing by the Bellas Artes Museum. For a scenic vista of the city, we will visit the top of Cerro San Cristobal hill 600 feet above the city.

During the tour you will have the option to visit one Santiago´s many excellent museums such as: The Cousino Mansion, the former home to one of Chile's wealthiest 19th century families; or, the La Chascona Museum, the former home of Pablo Neruda, Chile's most famous Nobel laureate; or, the Pre-Colombian Museum, containing one of the richest collection of Pre-Columbian culture of Latin America. 

 

Day 3: Maipo Valley Wine Tour - Classic Chilean terroir  

Departing Santiago at 9:00 a.m. we will drive south along the foothills of the Andes and stop by some exciting new wineries in the Maipo Valley. The valley, the oldest and most famous of Chile's wine valleys, is home to many of Chile's famous wineries such as Concha y Toro, Cousino Macul and Santa Rita and is also famous for its Cabernet Sauvignons. An informative and fun experience is in store at our first stop in the small winery of Roberto Muñoz. Aptly named Paseos del Vino (Wine Steps) he passionately describes his artisan winemaking process where everything is done by hand. Perez Cruz is our next stop. With its ultra-modern architecture, state-of-the art technology and their diverse soil conditions from clay texture to smooth pebbles & sands they are producing highly acclaimed Malbec, Carmenere & Cabernet Sauvignon. We will stop for lunch in the town of Pirque in the eclectic Septimo Cielo. Finally, we will visit the small boutique winery Aquitania where two well-known agronomists and wine makers from Bordeaux, France, Paul Pontallier (of Chateau Margaux) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Cos d'Estournel) are producing delicious wines and still labeling bottles by hand.

 

Day 4: To Home

Check OUT from the hotel and transfer to Santiago airport. Ask about optional add-on trips to the coastal cities of Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, wine tasting in the foggy vineyards of Casablanca & San Antonio Valleys, extreme ski at Valle Nevado (from July to September). Extra days must be arranged in advance. End of our services.

 

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Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

 

→ Inclusions:

- Transfer IN/OUT

- Three night´s accommodation at Rugendas Hotel in double base with breakfast

- Half day city tour (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, bilingual tour guide, bottled mineral water)

- Full day wine tour (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, bilingual tour guide/driver, visit and Premium tastings at wineries, gourmet lunch with fine wines, bottled mineral water throughout)

 

→ Exclusions:

- Flight tickets. Airport taxes.

- Tips and gratuities for guide, driver, restaurant.

- Personal expenses.

- Meals and drinks not specified.

 

The price will depend on the number of people travelling in your party, wineries visited, accommodation and activities included within the tour or arranged on a custom basis. Special discounts for groups of 4 or more. Private Tour. 20% OFF when paying by Paypal !

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to  1917 267 8781 , email us or use our convenient reservation form.

 

Notes:      

*This exciting package is a totally PRIVATE experience and is NOT a group tour. Available all year round. Prior to confirmation, all rates are subject to change without notice and based upon limited availability.

**Early reservations for this tour are recommended.  

***Visits to different wineries or restaurants may vary at times according to season but we guarantee the highest standards to ensure that our customers find the best wines and enjoy a fantastic visit to the Mendoza Wine Country.

****If you are interested in this package, contact us today for more information. If you would like us to customize a luxury gourmet tour for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations.

                                                                                                                         

Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

 

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to

 1917 267 8781 email us or use our convenient reservation form.







Payment: USD