The fruit of the vine becomes a gateway to culture during your handcrafted Argentina wine tour. Let the vines lead you through a history of the country as seen by both Spanish conquistadors and indigenous peoples. Explore the trails shaped by European immigrants crafting new ventures into wine production in a new world. Embrace the rugged terrain of the Humahuaca Gorge and sample the most memorable varietals in the most unexpected places, such as in the staggering altitudes of the Andean foothills,...
Buenos Aires – Arrive in Gorgeous Buenos Aires with an Introductory Tour
The city of Buenos Aires has an elegant ambiance emanating from the blend of South American spirit and European architecture reminiscent of the tree-lined streets of Paris. The 19th-century facades intersperse high-rise luxury apartments. Also, like Paris, each of the 47 “barrios” of Buenos Aires has a distinct character separate from the rest of the city like an enclave devoted to bohemian art, antiques, or certain cuisine. Your flight arrives at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival.
The aroma of rich coffee emanates from the cafes fading beneath the buttery scent of pastry dough emanating from the bakeries making savory empanadas. You take some time to settle into the comforts of your elegant hotel in the Recoleta. The barrio has established itself as the center of culture with broad, shady avenues, fashionable boutiques, and an undeniable European ambiance. Your guide meets you at the hotel and escorts you on an introductory tour of Buenos Aires leading you to the city’s civic heart at the Plaza de Mayo.
The president’s mansion, known as the Casa Rosada crowns the plaza with 19th-century architectural design and an unforgettable pink hue. The structure was erected over the foundations of the 16th-century Spanish fortress. A museum opened in 1957 displays presidential memorabilia such as sashes, batons, and furniture, as well as excavations of the original fortress. The mansion brings the prestige of the city to the forefront, as well as the history of Argentina from the Spanish Rule to Independence as the long avenues connect with the shopping district of Avenida Florida.
Buenos Aires – Visit a Wine Tasting Club before a Dining Experience
Mendoza – Transfer to Mendoza for a Welcome Tour in View of the Andes
Mendoza – Explore the Lujan de Cuyo Wine Region with Sample Tastings
Mendoza – Relish the Maipu Region on a Full Day Tour Paired with Lunch
Mendoza – Travel the Pan American Highway Discovering the Andes
Mendoza – Enjoy an Active Survey of Mendoza on a Bike and Wine Tour
Salta – Fly to Salta for an Immersive Cultural Tour of the Colonial City
Cafayate – Indulge in Wines Touring the High-Altitude Vines of Cafayate
Salta – Delight in Nature’s Beauty at Hamuhuaca Gorge on a Full Day Tour
Buenos Aires – Return to Buenos Aires and Enjoy an Evening Tango Show
Buenos Aires – Depart for Home
- Discover the particular characteristics of an up-and-coming varietal in Argentina during a private wine tour of the Maipu micro-region
- Sample the decadent and distinct flavors of Malbec in the popular winegrowing region of Lujan de Cuyo during an exclusive wine tour
- Uncover the favorable climate and unique position of the Cafayate winegrowing region located in the high-altitude Andean plains
- Step away from the wine trail and witness the captivating natural beauty of ancient orange-glowing rock formations at Hamuhuaca Gorge
- Travel to the remarkable panoramic lookout on the slopes of the tallest mountain in the Americas, known as Aconcagua
- Explore fabulous preserved colonial architecture in Salta, as well as grand displays of indigenous artifacts in the Museum of Indigenous American Art
- Indulge in an active exploration of a village outside of Mendoza city during a bicycle tour stopping at a number of boutique wineries
- Witness the majestic movements of the tango during a dinner show in the exciting San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires
- Learn how to make the perfect glass of mate tea after an Argentine dining experience focusing on the flavors of specific traditional dishes
Argentina is a country steeped in memories of the indigenous peoples to Spanish colonialists, the spirit of the Independence movement to the growth of a celebrated wine industry. Your 12-day wine tour celebrates the culture of vintners in Argentina and the diverse flavors of the vine tempered by the characteristics of the soil. Sample the stunning richness of the cuisine and the wealth of cultures from Buenos Aires to Salta, Mendoza to Cafayate during a remarkable wine-tasting experience perfect for oenophiles or amateur wine-enthusiasts.
The sumptuous splendor of Argentina emanates outwards of Buenos Aires, a city acting as the center of cultural history dating back to the Spanish colonial settlement in the 16th century. The variety of neighborhoods becomes a precursor to the wine regions showing how even regions within such close-knit proximity develop distinctive attributes. Exploring the city reveals the treasures of baroque architecture and the charms of boutique shops lining the outdoor shopping districts, as well as the wealth of wineries providing introductions to the flavors of Argentine wine and cuisine.
Mendoza has become the center of Argentina’s famous wine region with sub-regions blossoming through the use of different varietals and combinations. The quiet but mineral-rich oasis shines with exuberant flavors deriving from a culinary revolution beyond wine to include chocolates and ice cream. The different villages, wineries, and vineyards around the Mendoza region include the Malbec growing region of Lujan de Cuyo and the diverse region grape varietals in Maipu. The city provides wonderful opportunities to cycle around the vineyards and explore the panoramic mountain views of the Andean foothills.
Salta is another celebrated wine-growing region in Argentina also known for its preserved colonial architecture. The cobbled streets create a connection with the indigenous communities around the northern region, in addition to surrounding vineyards running from the arid landscape to the high-altitude plain. The landscape boasts majestic gorges shimmering with orange rock and lush riverbanks leading to vineyards thriving in the cooler climate on the Andean plateau. From museums displaying indigenous artifacts and art to a golden baroque pulpit in the church at Jujuy, Salta becomes your epicenter for wines and culture in the lesser-visited northwest.
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$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)
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