Chilean Tour Operator: Ekatours

Santiago & Wines: 06 Days / 05 Nights ( EKA004 )



Santiago & Wines: 06 Days / 05 Nights ( EKA004 )

Visit and learn about chile's central region as well as its renowned vineyards, learn about wine production, walk their vineyards and wineries.
Includes visits to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.

  • Day 1: Santiago, Chile's Capital
    Arrival in Santiago.
    Reception at the Airport and transfer to selected hotel for accommodation with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Santiago City Tour
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure from your hotel to visit the Civic Centre, the Presidential Palace La Moneda built in 1846, Main Square, the Cathedral, Post Office and downtown, continuing to B. O’Higgins Ave.and the old residential areas including the Club Hipico Race Track and O’Higgins Park. Tour proceeds through Club de la Union Building, Universidad de Chile and Santa Lucía hill where the city was founded (1541).
    Visit to Bellavista area, full of nice Cafes and Restaurants, Theaters etc, and going up the San Cristobal hill to obtnain the best views of Santiago.
    Free time for pictures and continue visiting the new residential areas of Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 3: Concha Y Toro And Undurraga Vineyards
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    During the morning to start our visits to the main wineries located near Santiago and starting with Undurraga Vineyard, including a complete visit to the installations and observe the interesting wine process of the different wine produced, together with a visit to its beautiful main cellars, part of its grapes plantations and the Park, ending with a wine tasting of some of the best wines produced at this winery.
    Return to your hotel.
    In the afternoon, visit to the world famous Concha y Toro vineyard. Departure from your hotel towards the southern area of Santiago near the Andes and cross the Maipo River and arrive to the beautiful town of Pirque to visit the old original caves and grapes plantations of the world famous Concha y Toro Vineyard. Founded in 1883 for his owner Mr. Melchor de Concha y Toro this area is ideal for the production of the Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Semillón, Chardonnay, Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are used to produce the most traditional red wine of the country.
    This vineyard used the most modern technology for its refrigeration equipment, stainless steel tanks, filters and casks made of American and French oak. There we will visit the private park of the family, the cellars and caves, among which is the legendary Casillero del Diablo wine.
    Different wines will be tasted by passengers.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 4: Santiago - Wine Route Colchagua Valley
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Very early departure from your hotel for a full day tour devoted to visit the famous Chilean Wine Route, located 192 km south from Santiago in the Colchagua Valley, including tour to 2 famous and world known Vineyards with Wine Tastinsg of its main brands.
    Lunch typical style and visit to the Colchagua Museum showing aspect of local culture.
    Return to Santiago and your hotel.
  • Day 5: Santiago - Viña Del Mar & Valparaiso
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Full day tour to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso including the Emiliana vineyard.
    Our first stop will be at Emiliana vineyard. Where the vineyard´s enologist will give a technical explanation of the wine production, followed by a look at the vineyards themselves and a visit to the tasting room to sample the different varieties of wine produced by Emiliana.
    The tour continues to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.
    The excursion starts travelling through the green and fertile valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca, towards Valparaiso, a harbour located by the Pacific Ocean. The ride includes a tour through the narrow avenues of the port, The Plaza Sotomayor in front of the Pratt wharf. The Artilleria funicular, dated since 1898, one of the oldest means of transportation in use, that will allow a most spectacular sightseeing of the bay together with the remarkable architecture of the old houses built on the hills that surround the port.
    Taking the route by the sea, tour proceeds to Viña del Mar, a summer resort also called Ciudad Jardin, due to the beauty of its parks and meadows.
    Quinta Vergara Park is an excellent example, with its long promenades and exotic trees. Then, tour continues to the traditional Vergara square and proceeds to the heart of the city through beautiful and shaded tree avenues.
    Lunch at local restaurant in front of the sea (not included).
    After lunch tour continues visiting other main attractions of Viña del Mar and finally , a drive along the coast bordering the fashionable beaches of Las Salinas, Reñaca and Con Con. Return to Santiago and your hotel.
  • Day 6
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer to the airport in time to board your next flight.
Santiago & Wines: 06 Days / 05 Nights (EKA004)


 









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