PRE TOUR Mendoza Wineries Extension
Price: £1,635 / $2,045 per person (Single Supplement £345 / $425)
Duration: 4 Days from 24 September 2024
Highlights: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Uco Valley wineries
Includes: See below Day 4 of itinerary for full details of all inclusions
Day 1 (24 September 2024) - Arrive into Buenos Aires
Arrive in Buenos Aires, for an overnight stay. This is a big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its centre is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Home of great poets, painters, musicians, and dancers, and with a rich history that is very much alive in the urban memory, the rhythm of culture is restless in a metropolis that is always open to new trends.
Day 2 - Fly to Mendoza and join a half day tour visiting two Maipú wineries
Today fly to Mendoza, your base for the next two nights. This afternoon visit two Maipú Wineries with wine tasting. The vineyards are famous in the state of Maipú as their agro-ecological conditions are excellent. This area has been chosen as the headquarters for dozens of wineries that produce some of the finest Argentinian wines. Some of the wineries include brands such as Trapiche, Sin Fin, Trivento, Zuccardi, Domiciano and Antigal.
Day 3 - Full day Uco Valley wineries tour including lunch and wine tasting
Today we visit the Uco Valley, which covers the extensive area of San Carlos, Tunuyán and Tupungato. The altitude of the cultivated lands ranges between 900 and 1,200 metres and the area has wide temperature ranges between day and night, allowing the production of excellent wines suitable for lengthy ageing. The most widespread varieties are Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot and there are also excellent white varieties, including the Torrontés Riojano, Semillon, Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The day includes wine tasting and lunch and visits to a selection of wineries from the following La Azul, Domaine Bousquet, Andeluna, Salentein, Sophenia. Return to Mendoza for overnight.
Day 4 (27th September 2024) - Return flight to Buenos Aires
Today join a return flight to Buenos Aires and join Day 1 of the Argentina main eclipse tour to Patagonia.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price £1,635 / $2,045 per person*
*Please note these costings are based on June 2021 prices and are subject to change
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to start of main tour on Day 4.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation, flights and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £345 / $425.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Current return air fares from London to Buenos Aires (return) are between about £735 and £1,450 and from the US about $735 to $1,690 (depending on the departure point within the US).
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project Argentina/Chile FAQ page here.