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WINE ROUTES IN CHILE

This program is designed to get to know the most beautiful Chilean vineyards and taste the most delicious wines made in this country, while enjoying nature and lovely scenery, the Andes mountains, local customs, Chilean gastronomy, and visiting colonial towns.

All the meals indicated in the program include wines chosen especially for each occasion and bilingual guide who is wine specialist.

WINE ROUTES IN CHILE
Groups minimum 10 / maximum 20 persons.
Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights.

Day 1 Sunday     Santiago

Pick up at Santiago International Airport and transport from airport to Hotel, located in a residential zone, near restaurants and services.
Transport from hotel to restaurant for welcome lunch and explanation of trip program.
City tour of Santiago.
Talk on the characteristics of the grape growing valleys in Chile and wine tasting given by sommelier.
Welcome dinner.

Day 2 Monday     Aconcagua Valley

Buffet breakfast.
9:30 am. Departure from hotel in Santiago.
11:30 am. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Errázuriz, one of Chile’s loveliest vineyards. During the tour we will visit the old wine cellars and enjoy a walk through the vineyard seeing the different grape varieties growing on the hillsides from where the entire valley can be viewed.
Lunch at Viña Errázuriz.
3:30 pm. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Von Siebenthal or Viña San Esteban.
7:30 pm. Arrival at hotel in Santiago. Dinner on your own.

Day 3 Tuesday     Valparaíso - Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys

Buffet breakfast
7:30 am. Departure from hotel and travel to the Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys, privileged locations for the production of excellent white wines.
9:30 am. City tour and walk through most interesting spots in Valparaíso (hillside elevators, patrimony of humanity and historic sites).
12:30 pm. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Matetic, exclusive boutique vineyard that makes fine wines from 100% organic grapes. During the tour you will see a Chilean hacienda and a modern wine cellar inserted in the natural surroundings with spectacular views of the vineyards.
In the February 2005 issue, the North American magazine “Wine Spectator” awarded 92 points to the Viña Matetic EQ Syrah wine and 90 points to the EQ Sauvignon Blanc wine.
1:30 pm. Gourmet lunch in Viña Matetic gardens accompanied by the best wines.
7:30 pm. Check in at Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza.
Dinner on your own.

Day 4 Wednesday      Colchagua Valley

Buffet breakfast.
9:30 am. Departure from Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza.
10:00 am. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Montes where you will have a panoramic view of the Apalta valley.
12:30 pm. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Viu Manent where you will ride around the vineyard in horse pulled carriages.
1:30 pm. Country lunch in gardens or dining rooms at Viña Viu Manent.
4:00 pm. Visit to Colchagua museum.
9:00 pm. Dinner at restaurant “Pan pan Vino vino”.
Overnight at Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza.

Day 5 Thursday     Maipo Valley

Buffet Breakfast.
9:00 am. Check out Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza.
11:00 am. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Pérez Cruz, small and exclusive boutique vineyard that produce fine red wines. The wine cellar stands out for its modern architecture inserted in the Chilean countryside.
1:30 pm. Gourmet lunch at Viña Santa Rita.
3:30 pm. Tour at Viña Santa Rita.
6:30 pm. Arrival at Santiago and check in at Hotel Bonaparte.
Dinner on your own

Day 6 Friday      Maipo Valley

Buffet breakfast.
10:00 am. Departure from hotel in Santiago.
11:00 am. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Aquitania, a small and exclusive vineyard that makes fine wines.
1:00 pm. Lunch in local restaurant.
3:30 pm. Tour and wine tasting at Viña Concha y Toro or Viña Haras de Pirque.
6:00 pm. Arrival at hotel in Santiago.
Goodbye dinner.

Day 7 Saturday      End of program

Buffet breakfast.
Transport from hotel in Santiago to international airport to flight home.

The program include:

  • Private transport with chauffeur and air conditioning.
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport.
  • Guides specialized in Chilean wines during the entire trip.
  • Explicative talk on Chilean wines given by local sommelier.
  • Lodging at 4 star hotel in Santiago and 4 star hotel in Santa Cruz.
  • 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 3 dinners accompanied by wine.
  • City tour of Santiago and Valparaíso.
  • Entrance fees to vineyards with wine tasting.
  • Entrance fee to Colchagua museum.
  • Tips at meals.

An enologist realizes most of the wine tours, providing a more personalized attention and unforgettable experience.

The program do not include:

  • Tips for the guide and chauffeur.
  • Payment of reciprocity tax at the international airport (US$ 140 for North American tourists).
  • Personal expenses such as clothes washing, telephone charges, and others not indicated in program.

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