based on 9 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
3 course Vine and Dine package at The Vines
Half day markets tour in Santiago
Full day Uco Valley wine experience
1 massage per person at The Vines
Half Board at Clos Apalta
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Price based on 2 people sharing
Sample the best of Argentinean and Chilean wines
Stay at exclusive accommodation throughout, from the beautiful boutique Clos Apalta Residence in Chile's Colchagua Valley to contemporary The Vines in Mendoza
Discover the inventive variety of cooking in Buenos Aires, from parillas to molecular cuisine
Savour fresh seafood and local Chilean delicacies on a gastronomic tour of the capital, Santiago
To experience the wine harvest, typically in the first week in March, book many months ahead
If you'd like us to arrange some cookery lessons for you, let us know
This itinerary is best from October to April. Temperatures at their most pleasant in the spring and autumn (September-November and March-April), but please note that travelling during the vendimia (wine harvest) typically first week in March, availability is more limited and at a premium so best to book early. January and February is peak summer when temperatures will be at their highest. May to September is 'winter' in South America with much cooler temperatures.
Celebrate South America's love-affair with the grape on this journey through Chile and Argentina. Visit world-renowned vineyards and sample award-winning wines paired with outstanding cuisine. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or simply curious, experiencing the wine scene in Argentina and Chile may just convert you for life.
Begin in Santiago, Chile's cosmopolitan capital which has been undergoing a gastronomic revolution in recent years. Explore the city and enjoy a gastronomic tour around local markets, learning about the heritage of some of Chile's best dishes. Should you like to continue into the evening, we are also able to arrange dinner with a local winemaker. Alternatively, enjoy fine dining in some of the city's best restaurants and be sure to ask the sommelier to help pair your dishes with carefully selected wines for the ultimate tasting experience.
Having sampled the produce, drive out to the source today, escaping the city for Chile’s beautiful wine region. Stay at a boutique lodge, famous for producing some of the country’s best wines, enjoy a slower pace of life and sweeping panoramas. Other than fabulous wine tastings, soak up the sun by the pool, wander the vineyards, enjoy a pampering massage, hike through native forest or explore on horseback with a Chilean cowboy.
Drive back to Santiago and check in for a flight that will take you over the Andes to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's wine lands and home to the famous Malbec grape. Stay at a wine lodge, surrounded by vineyards and in the shadow of the spectacular Andes. Indulge in private wine tastings, go bodega hopping (we can advise the very best to visit!), soak up the idyllic views, explore on horseback and savour a wine-paired feast in the vineyards or an “asado” bbq under the stars. Included in your stay is a three course dinner at one of the country’s finest restaurants and a massage to ease tired muscles.
Continue on to your final stop, Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital with distinct neighbourhoods and ounces of charm. For those keen to delve deeper into Buenos Aires’ culinary scene, we can organise a bespoke tour of the capital with a renowned food writer, visiting her favourite haunts or personalised wine tastings with a top sommelier. After indulging in the best of South America's winelands, it's time to head home.
For some authentic Chilean fare, you can’t beat the range of dishes on offer at the seafood restaurants at Santiago’s Mercado Central. With over 3000 miles of coastline, Chile has an incredible variety of seafood.
Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.
Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.
Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.
Love Malbec and want to sample more? Or perhaps you're keen to taste other varietals such as Torrontes or Bonarda? Whatever your palate, our acclaimed sommelier will guide you around Argentina's best wines with a tailor-made tasting in Palermo.
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