Chile Wine Adventure
Day 1Upon arrival, a representative from Wine Tours of the World will meet you for a transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a Bohemian lunch in the neighborhood of Bellavista. Other sites today will include visits to the 1800s neighbor-hood of Yungay, known as The Llano de Portales, Plaza Brazil, Mercado Central, Plaza de Armas and La Moneda. At sunset, you will see panoramic views of the city from San Cristobal, where you can take photos of the Virgen de las Inmaculada. Back at the hotel, you will find a welcome wine tasting and dinner waiting for you.
Day 2 This is your first full day of wine tasting, Chilean style. You will taste the wines from the Maipo Valley, including the much talked about Cabernet Sauvignons. You will have four private tours and tastings today in the best Maipo wineries. A food and wine pairing, as well as lunch, will be included. This evening, dinner is at El Madronal, one of Chiles finest authentic Spanish restaurants.
Day 3After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby for a drive to the seaport town of Valparaiso, stopping at two wineries along the way. Lunch will be served in a wine country restaurant. Upon arrival into Valparaiso, you will check into your new hotel and prepare for a walking tour of the Bohemian city. You will ride in a trolley bus and take a hundred year old elevator for spectacular views of the colorful and picturesque city. You will also have time to shop in the many delightful shops. The evening is yours to explore the exciting nightlife and local restaurants.
Day 4Visit the museum home of the Nobel Laureate of literature, Pablo Nerude. Discover the secrets of his eccentric life and the passions that lead him to his success. Next you will stop in Vina del Mar. Enjoy the chic, posh restaurants, shops and extravagant casinos. This evening enjoy a spa treatment with a champagne tasting at an elegant beach resort, with dinner to follow.
Day 5Its back on the wine road today, with more private tours and tastings in the Colchagua Valley. Your day will include a winery lunch and a wine-blending seminar. Dinner this evening is at your leisure.
Day 6On the way back to Santiago, you will find the wines of Concha y Torro waiting for you. Your winery experience will include a marvelous lunch. Next you will visit Casa Marin Winery, before arriving in Santiago. Your guide is available to assist you with dinner reservations this evening.
Day 7Your guide will drive you directly to the commercial center of Alto Las Condes, where you will find impressive department stores and an excellent selection of boutiques and designer stores. Enjoy lunch in the area before arriving in Los Graneros del Alba, where you will find craftsmen working with stone, clay, leather, copper, wool, lapis lazuli and other natural materials. This is the perfect place to shop for Chilean products. This evening you will have another wine tasting and a gourmet Chilean farewell dinner.
Day 8Your guide will transfer you back to the airport, where you will begin your journey home. Or you may wish to continue your South American wine adventure.