Enjoy the sights of Santiago, including the home of Pablo Neruda, visit three Agrelo Valley wineries, and tour the world-renowned Teatro ColÃ³n and privately cruise the Parana River in Buenos Aires. Day 1: ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
Upon arrival in Santiago, Chile, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace, designed by Italian architect JoaquÃn Toesca. Pass the Plaza de Armas and meet a street artist who demonstrates his charming cartoon-like drawing style on an Artisan Connection. Visit the delightful Barrio Concha y Toro neighborhood, and later enjoy a welcome dinner at a local bar that includes a tasting of Chilean wines served by the owner and local sommeliers.
Hotel Atton El Bosque | Meals: D
Day 2: VALPARAISO / The Home of Pablo Neruda
Journey to Valparaiso, a historic port town. Walk its steep cobbled streets and ride El Peral, an old funicular railway, to Paseo Yuguslavo for a stunning view of Valparaiso Bay. Tour the home of Nobel Prize-winner Pablo Neruda. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and return to Santiago.
Hotel Atton El Bosque | Meals: B L
Day 3: WINE COUNTRY / Foothills of the Andes
Set out for the foothills of the Andes to Maipo Valley, for a tour of Perez Cruz winery. Enjoy a private wine tasting. Eat lunch at the organic restaurant of the FundaciÃ³n, then return to Santiago for dinner at a local restaurant.
Drive to Fundacian Origen, a nonprofit institution, part of a local A&K Philanthropy project that seeks to improve education for local children.
Hotel Atton El Bosque | Meals: B L D
Day 4: MENDOZA, ARGENTINA / Expert Wine Lecture
Fly to Mendoza, wine capital of Argentina. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in and then experience a fine Culinary Connection as you enjoy a lecture by a sommelier on the history of wine in Argentina, accompanied by a wine tasting. Then, eat dinner at a local restaurant.
InterContinental Mendoza | Meals: B D
Day 5: AGRELO / Vintages of Three Bodegas
Today, visit the winemaking region of Agrelo. Tour Bodega Alta Vista, a winery that fuses the best of the Argentine and French traditions, to sample its finest creations. Proceed to Bodega Norton for a tasting right from its wine tanks, as you take in gorgeous vistas of the Andes. Next, tour Finca Decero, a one-of-a-kind vineyard where each vine is nurtured by hand.
InterContinental Mendoza | Meals: B L
Day 6: MENDOZA / Workshop of Carlos Escoriza
Discover Mendoza City, walking its wide tree-tunneled streets and squares. Later, visit the atelier (workshop) of Mendoza-born artist Carlos Escoriza.
InterContinental Mendoza | Meals: B
Day 7: BUENOS AIRES / City of Romance
Fly to Buenos Aires where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Walk to points of interest and then explore this romantic city at leisure.
Hotel MeliÃ¡ Buenos Aires | Meals: B D
Day 8: BUENOS AIRES / Teatro ColÃ³n
Drive to view Palermo Chico’s tree-lined boulevards and Palermo Park,™s gardens and polo grounds. Then, tour the world-renowned Teatro ColÃ³n, an acoustical masterpiece. Later, visit Recoleta cemetery to admire its architecture.
Hotel Melia Buenos Aires | Meals: B
Day 9: BUENOS AIRES / Day at Leisure
Enjoy today at leisure. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner at a restaurant that serves Argentine cuisine.
Hotel Melia Buenos Aires | Meals: B D
Day 10: BUENOS AIRES / Parana River Cruise
Journey to the Parana River to visit the Open Fruit Market, a cornucopia of local wares and produce, an authentic Market Connection. Later, board a private motor launch for a scenic river cruise. Then, return to your hotel, transfer to the airport and depart.