Vineyards of South America Tour - Globus®

Vineyards of South America (SW)

11 Day Tour from Buenos Aires to Santiago

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This Argentina and Chile tour featuring the vineyards of South America combines cosmopolitan cities with picturesque wine regions.

Experience one of the world’s top wine-growing regions, Mendoza, nestled against the Andes Mountains. Here, enjoy the mild and sunny climate in some of the famous wine valleys of the region, including Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley. During your time in Mendoza, tour some of the top wineries and taste some of the top wines. Here, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. You'll partake in a cooking class and learn how to make empanadas. You'll also dine at one of South America’s most famous restaurants, 1884 Restaurante, created by one of Argentina’s best-known chefs. Wine lovers will also enjoy time in Santa Cruz in Chile's Colchagua Valley, famous for its Mediterranean climate and nicknamed Chile's Napa Valley. Your visits here include renowned wineries Viña Santa Cruz, Casa Lapostolle, and Viña Viu Manet.

It's not just the wine regions you’ll enjoy on this Argentina and Chile tour. You'll also spend time in the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago. In Buenos Aires, an Old World European atmosphere meets Latin passion. You'll get to know the various barrios, or neighborhoods, on your sightseeing tour followed by a night of Tango featuring a private lesson and show! Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago, is packed with parks, European-style squares, and historic buildings. Your time here includes a stop at one of the world’s best markets, La Vega, where you can eat like the locals do. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, where you’ll get to know these charming fishing villages turned beach resorts.

From the big cities to the rural valleys of Argentina and Chile, this vacation has it all and more!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BUENOS AIRES
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, Recoleta Cemetery; Tango dance lesson; Tango show
MENDOZA
Guided tour and tasting at Dominio del Plata Bodega; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite cooking class and mate demonstration; guided tour and tasting at Cruzat Vineyards, Bodegas Salentein and Domaine Bousquet; specialty lunch at Andeluna Winery; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite exclusive dinner at Francis Mallmann’s 1884 Restaurante
SANTA CRUZ
Guided tour and tasting at Viña Santa Cruz; scenic cable-car ride to recreated Indian villages; home-hosted lunch and folklore show; visit Colchagua Museum; guided tour and tasting at Casa Lapostolle; guided tour and tasting at Viña Viu Manet and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite blend your own bottle of wine experience
SANTIAGO
Sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite La Vega Central Market; sightseeing of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar; farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Santiago

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Welcome to the capital of Argentina! This cosmopolitan city with a great European cultural influence has managed to preserve its old traditions and charming corners. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Tour Director, who will help you check into your hotel.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Begin your Buenos Aires CITY TOUR with your Local Guide and Tour Director with a drive on the widest avenue in the world, 9 de Julio, passing the famous Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo, La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and the first City Hall, which was built during Spanish rule. Visit the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass when he was Cardinal of Buenos Aires, and also see the mausoleum of General San Martin, Argentina’s national hero. Stop in San Telmo to explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires before continuing to La Boca with its colorful Caminito Street. End your tour in the glamourous Recoleta district, home to elegant boutiques, distinguished restaurants, and RECOLETA CEMETERY. See one of the most impressive monuments in Argentina, the mausoleum of Eva Duarte, also known as Eva Perón. Tonight, put on your dancing shoes because it is time for a TANGO LESSON at a famous Tango house. After you have learned some Tango steps and tried them out, enjoy dinner and drinks before your professional TANGO SHOW begins.

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Day 3 Buenos Aires

Today is free to do as you please. Perhaps journey into the pampas for your full-day visit to an estancia to see life in the Argentine countryside. Take a horse ride or carriage ride with the gauchos (cowboys) who live and work on this ranch, and tour the Spanish-Colonial house filled with period artifacts. You will also be treated to a criolla lunch, including Argentine steaks, empanadas, and other specialties, followed by traditional folk dances and a display of typical games played by the gauchos. Return to Buenos Aires for time at leisure this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Buenos Aires–Mendoza. Excursion To Luján De Cuyo

Fly to Mendoza, land of sunshine and good wine, where the famous Malbec grape is grown. Travel into an ancient and traditional wine region of Luján de Cuyo, known as the “first wine area” of the Argentine wines that have gained international prestige. Your first stop is at DOMINIO DEL PLATA BODEGA, where you will partake in a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COOKING CLASS that teaches different methods of cooking and how to make empanadas. You will also learn about the importance of the tea-like beverage called mate in Argentina’s culture, and how it is infused and consumed. Tour the vineyard that produces varieties of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot before lunch with a wine tasting. Later, visit CRUZAT, a bodega specializing in sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Tour the production area and sample their creations with the Andes as a backdrop. Return to the hotel this evening.

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Day 5 Mendoza. Excursion To Uco Valley

Today takes you to the UCO VALLEY and BODEGAS SALENTEIN, which consists of three estate fincas. The fincas, where grapes are grown at a range of altitudes among the highest in the world, are irrigated with pure mountain run-off from the Andes, which creates lower pH in the grape. This results in higher acidity, more color in the wine, and greater age-ability. After your tour, enjoy a sampling of wines and visit the incredible art museum. Later, stop at ANDELUNA for a special lunch, locally sourced from nearby farms and orchards and paired with the perfect wine. Continue to DOMAINE BOUSQUET, one of the top exporters of premium wine in Argentina, for a tour and tasting. This evening, dine at the exclusive Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 1884 RESTAURANTE, considered one of the best restaurants in the world, created by Francis Mallmann, one of the best-known chefs in Argentina.

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Day 6 Mendoza–Santiago, Chile–Santa Cruz

Fly to Santiago, Chile, situated between the soaring Andes and the vast Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival, head to Santa Cruz in the central area of the Colchagua Valley. Known for its warm climate, prolonged dry season, and rain during the winter, this area is an outstanding agricultural center for fruits, wheat, maize, and grapevines. In this long, narrow country the Pacific Ocean is rarely more than 50 miles away, allowing winds to funnel up the valleys, cooling the vineyards, especially at night. There are dramatic diurnal temperature differences, meaning cold summer nights that help grapes maintain acidity, and improve the colors and flavors in red varieties. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

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Day 7 Santa Cruz. Excursion To Colchagua Valley

Drive through the rolling hills to VIÑA SANTA CRUZ, a fusion of two ethnicities—Iberian and Native American—and an area that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carménere, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. After your tour of the winery, ride the CABLE CAR to admire the beautiful countryside and visit a recreation of several VILLAGES of indigenous groups found in Chile. Next, enjoy a HOME-HOSTED LUNCH with traditional Chilean dishes and a FOLKLORE SHOW displaying the Cueca dance typical to this region. Your last stop is the COLCHAGUA MUSEUM, which walks you through Chile’s history.

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Day 8 Santa Cruz. Excursion To Colchagua Valley

Today’s adventure takes you to CASA LAPOSTOLLE, a renowned winery founded by the French family Marnier Lapostolle, owners of the world-renowned Grand Marnier liqueur, and the Chilean family Rabat. Learn how the perfect weather conditions and soils cultivate the French grape vines and produce excellent wine. Continue to VIÑA VIU MANET, where you will see an exhibition of old agricultural equipment and take a carriage ride through the vineyards. After touring the cellars and the laboratories, an expert will explain the processes of wine production. Next, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite it’s your turn to be the oenologist, or winemaker. Blend your own wine, develop a commercial strategy, and even design your label!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Santa Cruz–Santiago

This morning, return to the bustling city of Santiago to admire its mix of old and new on your city TOUR. Travel through the downtown area, passing by Club Hípico, a thoroughbred horse-racing track in the city’s oldest residential area; and Parque O’Higgins. From here, head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, toward the heart of the city, passing Chilean University, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s founding in 1541. A visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LA VEGA CENTRAL MARKET provides a fascinating overview of typical Chilean food, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales. Continue to Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, and the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to San Cristóbal Hill for the finest views of Santiago and the Andes.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Santiago. Excursion To Valparaiso & Viña Del Mar

Travel west toward the coast to colorful VALPARAISO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Chilean National Congress. Pass by the main square and view the monument honoring the 1879 Battle of Iquique before driving to the southern side of the city for spectacular views of the bay. A drive along the coastal highway brings you to the seaside resort of VIÑA DEL MAR. Admire some of its famous beaches, the flower clock, casino, and elite summer homes. Return to Santiago and join your Tour Director for a special farewell dinner.

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Day 11 Santiago

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ZUNILDA YANEZ

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Born in Santiago, Chile, I have a passion for wine and cooking and love to share this with people. I recieved a degree in wine and vineyards from the sommelier school and for the last 25 years in tourism, I've been studying to become a wine specialist. I enjoy leading guests through the vast vineyard territories of Chile while teaching them all about how to taste wine, recognize flavors, and pair with food.

Tour Director - ZUNILDA YANEZ

 Accommodations

Buenos Aires
Mendoza
Santa Cruz
Santiago

Buenos Aires

Brick Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery Collection

Moderate Deluxe

Brick Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery Collection Posadas 1232, Buenos Aires,  Argentina

Posadas 1232
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Situated in the beautiful Recoleta district, this hotel combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition. This home away from home features a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, 24-hour room service, health club, pool, and courtyard.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning

Mendoza

Diplomatic Park Suites

Diplomatic Park Suites 1041, Belgrano 5500, Mendoza,  Argentina

1041, Belgrano 5500
Mendoza, Argentina

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Ranked as "The Luxury Hotel in Mendoza," the 19-story hotel features exquisite details and refined services, including 178 spacious guestrooms, a spa, and La Bourgogne Restaurant. Amenities include restaurant, health club, business center, concierge service, swimming pool, and sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Shoe Shine

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Plaza

Deluxe

Santa Cruz Plaza Plaza de Armas, Santa Cruz,  Chile

Plaza de Armas
Santa Cruz, Chile

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Overlooking Plaza de Armas square, guests are transported back to the South American colonial era, with beautifully appointed decor and furnishings balanced by modern amenities. The hotel creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere typical of the Chilean countryside. At Bar Chamán, guests can enjoy a wide selection of wines produced in the Colchagua Valley.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Santiago

Sheraton Santiago

Sheraton Santiago Ave Santa Amaria 1742, Santiago,   Chile

Ave Santa Amaria 1742
Santiago, Chile

This contemporary hotel is ideally located within minutes of some of the cities best shopping areas, restaurants, and sights. The hotel features three Chilean inspired restaurants, two bars, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, beauty salon, tennis court, gift shop, and medical services are also available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Shoe Shine
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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