Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights wine valley outside of Santiago
- 1 night Valparaiso
- 2 nights Santiago
- 2 nights Mendoza
Day 1 & 2: Arrive in Santiago
On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation on a winery in one of the many wine valleys just outside of Santiago.
The rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and begin sampling some Chilean wine.
Day 3: Wine Valley/Valparaiso
Enjoy a full day guided tour to the bohemian city of Valparaiso. In the last few decades this major seaport has enjoyed a renaissance, attracting many artists and cultural entrepreneurs. You will be guided through the city’s unique labyrinth of cobbled streets and beautifully coloured buildings. Enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes and take a ride on the charming funicular. Spend a night in many of the beautiful boutique hotels scattered on the city’s hills.
Day 4: Santiago
You will be collected this morning for your transfer back to Santiago, so enjoy beautiful mountain views as you travel.
The rest of the day is yours to explore. Why not take a stroll around to Plaza de Armas and districts like Providencia and Bellavista which offer a vast range of enticing shops and restaurants?
Day 5: Santiago, Chile
This morning, we’ve included a guided city tour to help you discover the major sites and the history of the Chilean capital. In the afternoon, you could explore further by taking the metro out to Barrio Italia, a district known for its furniture and antique shops. Or head to the young and vibrant barrio Brazil for its great restaurants which are ever popular with the locals.
Day 6: Santiago to Mendoza
This morning, take a bus for the spectacularly scenic 6 hour trip across the Andes to Mendoza in Argentina to an altitude of around 3,300m. On arrival in Mendoza you will be met at the bus station and transferred to a vineyard in either the Maipu or Chacras valleys, about 45 minutes from Mendoza. If you prefer to stay in the city just speak to your consultant who can arrange this for you.
Day 7 & 8: Mendoza
Whether you’re staying in the city or in a bodega (on a winery), this whole region is all about the wines it produces and enjoying the stunning backdrop of the Andes mountain range. Mendoza is one of the most attractive provincial cities in Argentina and the countryside here is spectacular, dotted with its countless vineyards and bodegas. We’ve included a guided tour to some of the most famous bodegas of the region so you can taste some of its best wines, including the popular local Malbec.