Mendoza Holidays
SPECIAL TOURS

Tasting Argentina

This exclusive journey to Argentina takes you from the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires – home of the passionate tango, museums, stylish boutiques and a lively lifestyle – to the beautiful vineyards and Andean scenery of Mendoza.

 

Trip Highlights

 

- Indulge in eclectic Buenos Aires

 

- Live a passionate tango show

 

- Explore Mendoza´s stunning vineyards

 

- Dine on superb TripAdvisor-starred creations

 

- Meet on of Mendoza's most talented chefs as you learn to prepare traditional regional dishes.

 

Day 1: Welcome to Buenos Aires 

Arrival to Buenos Aires and airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to explore the city.

 

Day 2: Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Tango Experience 

This morning, we set off on a cultural City Tour. We will see the Plaza de Mayo and the President of Argentina´s Casa Rosada (the "pink" house); the spacious, grand Avenida de Mayo dotted with plane trees that resemble Madrid's Gran Vía; the Greco-Roman Palacio del Congreso with its green-dome and columns; the microcenter of the city with its busy Pedestrian malls and the shady San Martín Plaza; and rolling parks of Palermo and Retiro, then we go to visitLa Boca, where the first European immigrants arrived at the end of the XIX century; a walk along Caminito (little path) you will find different artists, street shows and colorful houses called conventillos.

At night, experience tango’s captivating rhythm in the city where it was born. We will visit one of the greatest tango´s show in Buenos Aires. The performance covers tango history from the 1920s onward, and features a five-piece orchestra, two singers and four couples; accompanied by gourmet meal, wine and champagne. After, you’ll have the chance to try your new dance moves at “milongas” in the city to dance tango with locals.

 

Day 3: Buenos Aires Leisure  

Breakfast at the hotel, and day at leisure to explore the city, or ask us for details on activities like attending one of the famed Argentine fútbol (soccer) matches, a polo match, browsing boutiques with a personal shopper, a museum tour, Jewish tour, day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, or other special interest activity.

Return to the hotel in the evening.

  

Day 4: To Mendoza Wine Country

Transfer to domestic airport and check-in assistance for Mendoza flight; airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, sightseeing around Mendoza city, visiting one of the most beautiful cities in our country, a real oasis in the desert. We will appreciate the irrigation ditches and its green open spaces, which are its main characteristic.

At night, enjoy a special dinner at one of Mendoza´s top restaurants 1884. Run by the well known chef Francis Mallmann, the restaurant is located in the historic Escorihuela winery, in the heart of the country’s thrilling wine region. Last year, 1884 rated seventh among the world’s most desirable restaurants in a London Times list.

 

Day 5: Uco Valley wine tour & Cooking Class

We deeply believe that food is a very good way to learn about the culture, traditions and customs of the locals and what can be better than a cooking class.

Today, live a unique cuisine experience at La Tupiña Bistró. Located in Tupungato, Uco Valley, which presents the highest altitudes at which wines are produced in the province of Mendoza (up to 1,700 meters above sea level), this intimate and exclusive restaurant run by chef Lucas Bustos invite us to live an unforgettable cooking experience that put together regional recipes, products from the Uco Valley and above all, its people hospitality. Empanadas, chivito a la cacerola, huevos quimbo, ambrosia, among others, are some of the dishes that will show you our traditions. 

After whetting your appetite, we visit Bodega Salentein. Respectful of the land’s vibrantly textured past, Salentein is equally inspired by the land’s remarkably promising future. It is this delicate balance of old and new- of blending the tradition of long-celebrated European winemaking methods with the bold ingenuity of the New World- that defines the Salentein style.

At night, savor an authentic Argentinean “parrillada” at Q Grill, one of Park Hyatt’s restaurants. A dining experience you can’t miss!

 

Day 6: Full day wine tour visiting the Luján de Cuyo region

Today explore the different microclimates in the region of Luján de Cuyo to better get to know Argentina’s most beloved grape—Malbec.

Our first stop will be at Bodega Dante Robino. This family company, 100% owned by Argentine shareholders, was founded 90 years ago, and it still keeps the same compromise and passion for quality as envisaged by its founders.The vision of the Squassini family is base on history, performance and strong future aspiration.

The next destination is Bodega Kaiken. Just as Kaikenes (wild geese, indigenous to Patagonia) fly over Patagonia, criss-crossing the land between Chile and Argentina, so have Montes Wines crossed over the Andes and into Argentina, with the firm purpose of producing fine wines, resulting from a perfect combination of the exceptional conditions given in the Mendoza area, plus the work of talented professionals, both Chilean and Argentine.

For the grand finale, we break for lunch at Cava de Cano. Served in their cozy barrel cellar, we’ll savor their silky hand-crafted Syrah wine, paired by simple gourmet dishes. The appetizer course is fit for a king, with every Argentinean vegetable dish you could imagine plus a big selection of meats and cheeses. Beans, rice, squash, fruits, olives, tomatoes, salamis and sausages are just a small sample of what is served. This first course is then followed by four additional courses with two different empanadas, a beef stew, and pasta. There is no way a normal person could finish all the food that is served. Bring a camera to document this feast!

Late in the evening, dinner is included at Florentino Bistró. This nice restaurant is located right in the center of town and is well-known among travelers because of their international inspired cuisine but with fresh local ingredients. Dig into creamy goat cheese, juicy vine-ripened tomato pebre, and bread baked in a mud oven, as you wait for the simple and fresh full course meal. Absolutely delicious!  

 

Day 7: Mendoza Leisure

Day at leisure to explore the city, or ask us for details on activities like horseback riding through the vineyards, bike wine tours, scenic mountain trip, or special interest activity.

 

Day 8: To home 

Check OUT from the hotel and transfer to Mendoza airport. In case of flying to Buenos Aires domestic airport, transfer to Ezeiza International airport is included. Ask about optional add-on trips to Chile or Buenos Aires. Extra days must be arranged in advance. End of our services.

 

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Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

 

Inclusions:

 

BUENOS AIRES

- Transfer IN/OUT

- Three nights´ accommodation in double base with breakfast included

- Half day city tour (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, bilingual tour guide, entrance to the main attractions)

- Tango dinner experience (Includes: private transportation from and to your hotel, gourmet dinner. Beverages are not included)

 

MENDOZA

- Transfer IN/OUT

- Four nights´ accommodation in double base with breakfast included

- Half day city tour (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, bilingual tour guide, bottled mineral water)

- Full day wine tours around Mendoza´s hottest wine regions: Luján de Cuyo & Uco Valley (Include: private transportation from and to your hotel, visits and Premium tastings at wineries, gourmet lunches with top wines, specialized bilingual tour guide, bottled mineral water during the trips, Travel Insurance during the activities, Mendoza Wine Certificate)

- Three dinners at top restaurants (Includes: private transportation from and to your hotel, gourmet dinner. Beverages are not included)

 

Exclusions:

- Flight tickets. Airport taxes.

- Tips and gratuities for guide, driver, restaurant.

- Personal expenses.

- Meals and drinks not specified.

 

The price will depend on the number of people travelling in your party, wineries visited, accommodation and activities included within the tour or arranged on a custom basis. Special discounts for groups of 4 or more. Private Tour. 20% OFF when paying by Paypal !

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to  1917 267 8781 , email us or use our convenient reservation form.

 

Notes:      

*This exciting package is a totally PRIVATE experience and is NOT a group tour. Available all year round. Prior to confirmation, all rates are subject to change without notice and based upon limited availability.

**Early reservations for this tour are recommended.  

***Visits to different wineries or restaurants may vary at times according to season but we guarantee the highest standards to ensure that our customers find the best wines and enjoy a fantastic visit to the Mendoza Wine Country.  Most wineries close at weekends in Mendoza. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

****If you are interested in this package, contact us today for more information. If you would like us to customize a luxury gourmet tour for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations.

                                                                                                                         

Mendoza Holidays Wine Tours has once again received an International ¨Best of Wine Tourism Award¨ (2009/2010/2011/2012) thanks to the exceptional and memorable wine tourism experience offered to clients. Great Wine Capitals Global Network. www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please call in US to

 1917 267 8781 email us or use our convenient reservation form.










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