Santiago, Wine, Ski and Valparaíso
5 Days / 4 Nights - per person in double room - Code TST020
Day 1: Santiago Airport / Santiago
Reception at the Santiago Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 2: Santiago / Concha y Toro Vineyard / Santiago
Buffet breakfast served at the hotel`s restaurant.
Santiago is a mixture between classic atmosphere and modernity, features that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show you the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through the Main Square of Santiago, where the Cathedral, Main Post Office and City Hall are located. Here you will be a witness of the origins of our city. Our next stop of the journey will be the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda Government Palace and the Santa Lucía Hill, place where in February 12, 1541 Santiago was founded by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia. After that we will be driven through some of the oldest neighborhoods of Santiago, such as the República and Concha y Toro Neighborhoods. Later, we will visit the eastern part of the city and we will see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store, located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we'll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapis lazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.
By the afternoon, we will visit the Concha y Toro winery with tasting included.
The wine history in Chile begins in the 16th century, when the Spanish conqueror brought the first grapevine. Nowadays, the wine production has professionalized, keeping its old traditions. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America's major wine exporter and one of the world's most important wine brands, with presence in over 130 countries. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to underwrite a commitment to customers to offer the best quality and wine-drinking experience. Concha y Toro has achieved international recognition mainly by its brands Casillero del Diablo and Don Melchor.
Day 3: Santiago / Valle Nevado
Departure from the hotel.
Arriving in Valle Nevado will give you your ski passes and equipment, then we continue to a class of two hours, in charge of a professional instructor. After instruction, visitors can make use of the ski slopes and practice what they have learned.
Return to your hotel in Santiago.
Day 4: Santiago / Viña del Mar / Valparaíso / Santiago Airport
Buffet breakfast served at hotel`s restaurant.
We will depart from Santiago to Viña del Mar and the Port of Valparaíso. First, we will visit Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden city", that will charm us with its architecture, its streets, palaces, and the Quinta Vergara, a beautiful and old amphitheater where an important Festival is carried out during February. After this first visit, we will have the possibility to know a Moai from Easter Island and a handcraft store of lapis lazuli. Later, we will enjoy a lunch in a restaurant in Viña del Mar, in front of the famous Viña del Mar Casino. After lunch, we will be driven by the coastal border to know the traditional Flower Clock, heading to the scenery Port of Valparaiso dating back to 1536. The city was awarded by the World Heritage by the UNESCO status and it is currently the seat of the Legislative Power of Chile. It is a magical place of unique and unforgettable landscapes with colorful neighborhoods and picturesque funicular elevators. At the end of our tour, we will visit the Sotomayor Square and the port, where we will be able to sail through the Valparaiso Bay.
Return to Santiago. Accommodation.
Day 5: Santiago / Santiago Airport
Buffet breakfast served at the hotel`s restaurant. At the agreed time, transfer to Santiago Airport.