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Argentina - Buenos Aires & Mendoza The wine cities

Buenos Aires is also called the "Paris of the South" strongly influenced by European culture while retaining Latin charm. Whether sitting at an outdoor cafe watching the beautiful ¨porteños¨, dancing Salsa until morning, playing soccer in the parks, or watching a world famous Tango show, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires provides entertainment for everyone. The Mendoza wine region is a heaven for lovers of excellent wines and beef. Many bodegas offer their own incredible cuisine and the restaurant scene around town is simply amazing.

We have selected great places to offer you gorgeous locations which are off the beaten path and which possess great culture and incredible cuisine.  Following is a brief description of each.

Day 1: Buenos Aires 

Let us meet you at the airport after customs for your private transfer from the airport to a luxury boutique Hotel. Rest of the day to rest.  At night, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a modern restaurant. 

Day 2: Buenos Aires 

This morning our guide will pick you up at the hotel and will take you to discover  the city on a cultural City Tour. You will visit the Plaza de Mayo and the President of Argentina´s house ( Casa Rosada or the "pink" house); the spacious, grand Avenida de Mayo dotted with plane trees that resemble Madrid's Gran Vía; the Greco-Roman Congress Palace  with its green-dome and columns; the microcenter of the city with its busy Pedestrian malls and the shady San Martín Square .Also, Palermo and Retiro parks,  then we go to visit La 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. Return to the Hotel.

At night, be prepared for your Tango experience in Argentina. We will visit one of the greatest tango´s show in Buenos Aires. You will enjoy the "tango" in its most outstanding expression. Dinner and wine are served with the show. 

Day 3: Buenos Aires 

Today, after your breakfast you will be able to enjoy a popular one day visit to a typical argentinian farm outside the city , where typical food is prepared in a barbecue style or choose to stay in the city to visit a cheese cava or a wine bar for degustation . Also, a café at the Café Tortoni , the oldest café of the city is a must see place. Dinner will be open tonight, however suggestions and reservations can be handled for you.       

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Mendoza

Check out in Buenos Aires and transfer to the airport for your onward journey to Mendoza. Arrival at the Mendoza International Airport where your English speaking guide will meet and accompany you to the boutique hotel located in the charming center of Mendoza. 

In the afternoon, city tour visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the country, a real oasis in the desert. We will appreciate the irrigation ditches and its green open spaces, which are their main characteristic. Finally, we will visit the Handcraft Market Ayllu, where popular Latin America art is showed.  

At night, dinner included at top Francis Mallman Restaurant (beverages not included), which the British newspapers The Times and The Daily Telegraph has rated the seventh-best restaurant in the world !.

Day 5: Mendoza - Uco Valley

We pick you up at 9.30am to visit the exclusive high-altitude wine growing area of Valle de Uco. Our first visit will be a modern winery located at the foothills of the Tupungato Mountain. They are producing one of the best Pinot Noir Reserves. We will also visit "Killka" Convention Center, their cinema and Art Gallery.

Then we go for our Cooking class to a close by Cellars , owned by well-known international businessman Ward Lay.  Enjoy a one-of-a-kind lunch experience sitting at the great table in the dining room while you gaze at the magnificent Andes in the background. After 3- 4 hours of enjoying our traditional cuisine we will return to the hotel with the experience of tasting the authentic savors and aromas of Mendoza.     

Late in the evening, dinner is included at a very famous Bistro. It serves traditional Mendocinean dishes prepared in the French style (beverages not included). 

Day 6: Mendoza - Luján de Cuyo

We pick you up from your hotel at 9am. The tour starts at a historic and restored winery with stunning underground cellars where the barrels are kept. The winery was exclusively designed to produce very high-quality wines sold around the world under the trademarks Premium, Grande Reserve and Alto. At the end of your visit you will be welcomed in a cozy boutique for complimentary wine-tasting. Your next stop is a new winery with a superb view of the Andes. 

Then, we will enjoy a gourmet lunch at a wonderful place where the winery produces up to 250,000 bottles a year, although it has been designed to increase its productive capacity for the future. They work with the key concept of quality, in order to produce wines of style, elegance, and distinction.

Finally, we will visit an Olive Oil Company . It was founded by a French immigrant, from the Loire region in the south of France. He was a pioneer in the plantations of olive trees and in the manufacture of olive oil in the province of Mendoza. We will delight ourselves in olive oil, dry tomatoes and olive pastry. Return to the Hotel around 06.00pm.

Dinner included at a Restaurant, located on an estate built in 1890 and surrounded by vineyards, which is regarded as one of Mendoza´s best restaurants (beverages not included).

Day 7: Mendoza

Free day for optional activities: high mountain scenic tour, spa , golfing , cycling, rafting, fly fishing, and others tours are available on request.  

Day 8: Mendoza

Check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward journey to Buenos Aires to go back home or to continue to another destination.

 

 

Fine Wine & Gourmetravel offer  personalized travel services and our itineraries are fully customizable to better suit our customers’ needs.  All these tours are available in the finest  hotels  and  accommodations in the area and available to be done guided or driving by yourself. Please check possible extensions to Chile , Salta or Patagonia

 

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