Chile's Wine Country

Exploring and Wine Tasting in the Colchagua Valley

Trip Details at-a-Glance

Cost From: $1395  
Length: 4 days
Arrive: Santiago, Chile
Depart: Santiago, Chile
Lodging: 3 nights hotels
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Walking
Trip Level: Cultural explorations and walking tours
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Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Chile, but there is a Reciprocity Fee that must be paid upon arrival.

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Chile has some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Our extension brings you out to the Colchagua Valley, named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in 2012, to sample the wares of the boutique wineries. The region is noted for its full-bodied Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah, and Malbec wines.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Santiago

Arrive in Santiago, where you are met for a transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Santiago, visiting the historic Plaza de Armas, National History Museum, the Casa Colorado, once the residence of the colonial governor, and the stylish Providencia district. Also enjoy a trip to the top of Cerro San Cristobal for a good overview of the surrounding area. Overnight at the Plaza San Francisco...meals on your own

Day 2
Colchagua Valley Wineries

Meet your English-speaking guide for a private drive to the Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s finest wine districts, about 2.5 hours from Santiago. Enjoy a visit and wine-tasting at the Casa Silva, one of the oldest vineyards of the valley, whose wine cellars are considered among the most beautiful in Chile. Lunch at the Viña Viu Manent, a winery nestled in the green hills of the valley. In the afternoon, visit the lovely Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz, with its paleontology collection, pre-Columbian and Mapuche art, colonial exhibits, and antique carriages, riding gear, and wine-making implements. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday. Overnight at the Santa Cruz Plaza in the center of the small town of Santa Cruz...BL

Day 3
Colchagua Valley Wineries

Enjoy another full day in the Colchagua Valley to enjoy world class wines. We begin at Viña Montes, whose steep hillsides provide grapes for the “Montes Alpha M,” “Montes Folly,” and “Purple Angel” labels. Its modern wine cellar was built and furnished according to the principles of Feng-Shui. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to MontGras, where, with the help of an expert, you can create your own unique wine blend, bottle it, and take it home. At the family-owned Viña Bisquertt, tour the winery, which is surround by a large park with numerous native plants. Overnight at the Santa Cruz Plaza...BL

Day 4
Santiago

A private transfer brings you back to the airport in Santiago for departure on homeward-bound flights...B

Extension Cost

Prices valid through Spring 2015
$1395 (4 members)
$1695 (2 members)
Single supplement: $255
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Extension Cost Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Sightseeing as noted
  • Transfers to/from Santiago
  • Entrance fees

Extension Cost Does Not Include:

Meals not indicated in itinerary, optional excursions, personal expenses, optional gratuities to guide, driver, or hotel staff.

Hotel Plaza San Francisco

Hotel Plaza San Francisco

Day 1 (1 night), Santiago, Chile

Located in downtown Santiago, the Plaza has comfortable rooms and a great location within walking distance to the plazas, museums, cathedral, and ...
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Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza

Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza

Days 2 to 3 (2 nights), Santa Cruz, Chile

Set on the main square of the small town of Santa Cruz in the heart of Chile’s wine country, this pretty colonial-style hotel is a great base ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.