ARGENTINA'S WINE COUNTRY TOUR
ARGENTINA'S WINE COUNTRY TOUR
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
3 nights Home Boutique Hotel, Buenos Aires
3 nights Entre Cielos, Mendoza
STARTING AT $1,590 PER PERSON
- Wining and Dining in Argentina´s top culinary locales
- Guided City Tour (Buenos Aires)
- Day Trip to Estancia Santa Susana (Buenos Aires)
- Familia Zuccardi Winery Tour & Tasting (Mendoza)
- Dinner at Mallman´s (Mendoza)
- Norton Winery Tour & Tasting (Mendoza)
- Daily breakfast
- Lunch and dinner in specified tours
- English speaking guides for all listed tours
- Round trip transfers in all destinations
- Hotel accommodations for six night
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in. You will then depart with your guide for your city tour where you´ll visit the must-see of Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo, the Government House, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre, La Boca neighbourhood, Palermo, the Planetarium and La Recoleta. Once you´ve returned to the hotel, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure or book an evening tango show where you´ll be wined and dined while enjoying a breathaking performance. Overnight at hotel.
Enjoy your breakfast before departing from the hotel to make the 90 kilometer trip (less than one hour) to spend the day in the country at Estancia Santa Susana. The estancia, owned by the Rossiter family since 1860, extends to 1200 hectares dedicated principally to agriculture, cattle raising and horse breeding. Some years ago, the estancia began to receive visitors, adapting its buildings for them. It consists of a main house and a series of barns that function as dining room, pub and grill. The tour begins in the pub where the visitor can enjoy meat empenadas and wine. Later, pass the dining room to taste authentic barbecue (roast beef, chicken, salads, dessert and coffee.) Following lunch a spectacle of dance and musical folklore is presented, a tango demonstration, and afterwards an exhibition of roping and rings games where gauchos display their horsemanship abilities. For those who want to participate more actively, the estancia has horse and carriages for freely enjoying the countryside. Toward the end of the afternoon, a light meal is served that consists of mate and sweet casseroles. After the meal, begin the return home toward the city of Buenos Aires to arrive at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel; breakfast and lunch included.
Today is your day to either relax or indulge further into the delights of Argentinean cuisine. Opt for a cooking class or a tour of authentic (not touristy!) "parrillas" where you will get a taste of the best local steak you can find. Or, if you´re already feeling full, take a boat tour to explore the Parana River. Overnight at hotel; breakfast included.
After breakfast and hotel check out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival you´ll depart towards Maipu´s area, one of the wine regions in Mendoza. You´ll visit Familia Zuccardi Winery and enjoy guided tour of the vineyards followed by lunch at Pan y Oliva, the newest restaurant of this winery. Here you will learn about the process of olive harvest and production. They carefully harvest the olives from their estates, at an early stage, and take them to the milling plant. In the evening you´ll enjoy dinner at 1884 Restaurant (Mallman´s restaurant) located in the Escorihuela Winery. Overnight at hotel; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today you will truly discover and share the culinary delights of the region. You´ll head towards Norton Winery and its wine bar for a guided tour to the winery where you will enjoy an exclusive and interactive tasting, accompanying the wine in its development from the fermentation tank to the bottle. After the guided tour it´s onto cooking lessons, where you will learn to cook traditional Argentinean dishes with the help of typical features such as a clay oven and charcoal grill. Following your lesson, you´ll be served lunch in the garden pared with wines of Norton Winery. Overnight at hotel; breakfast and lunch included.
Day at leisure. If you are a wine lover opt for a tour of local vineyards for some "vino" and lunch. Or get to know the lovely city of Mendoza better with a half day guided tour. Overnight at hotel; breakfast included.
Enjoy your final morning in Mendoza before checking out of your hotel and flying back to Buenos Aires for your flight home. Breakfast included.