3 days

Santiago Stopover

Santiago Stopover

Tasting Chile's wine

Santiago from San Cristobal Hill

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  • Santiago de Chile is the heart of this fascinating and varied country. Founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, it has grown to be a metropolis of 4.6 million people that reflects ethnic diversity and combines modern structures with grand Spanish colonial edifices that hark back to a bygone era. Apart from visiting palaces, churches and museums, a trip up to the statue of the Virgin Mary on Cerro San Cristobal offers spectacular views over the city. We also visit a vineyard on the outskirts of Santiago and sample some of Chile's world famous wines.

    Why we love it

    • Santiago de Chile is the heart of this fascinating and varied country.
    • Founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, it has grown to be a metropolis of 4.6 million people that reflects ethnic diversity and combines modern structures with grand Spanish colonial edifices that hark back to a bygone era.
    • Apart from visiting palaces, churches and museums, a trip up to the statue of the Virgin Mary on Cerro San Cristobal offers spectacular views over the city.
    • We also visit a vineyard on the outskirts of Santiago and sample some of Chile's world famous wines.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Santiago

    • On arrival at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the city. Please look for your transfer guide at the airport - they will be holding a sign with your name on it.
    • Once you have checked into the hotel the remainder of your first day will be free.
    • NB:TRANSFERS
    • If you are taking a transfer with us and have arrived on a International flight, please leave by door 4 (not 3 nor 5) or a domestic flight, please leave by door 2 (not 1 nor 3)
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    Day 2 - Santiago

    • Following breakfast you will drive through the southern area of Santiago before reaching the Concha y Toro winery located in Pirque, in Maipo Canyon. Founded in 1883, this is one of Chile’s most famous vineyards. The cellars, built with materials dating back to the 18th century, are situated six metres underground to maintain the ideal temperature needed for fine wines.
    • You will stroll around this beautiful estate before moving to the cellars, where some of the different stages involved in the local winemaking process will be explained. And finally, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the wines that have made this place so famous.
    • In the afternoon you will return to Santiago and start your exploration of the Chilean capital. This city has experienced a turbulent history that has included native wars, floods and earthquakes. A walking tour takes you to many of the outstanding attractions in the city centre before you drive through the main avenues of the old districts, across the Bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista and up the San Cristobal Hill for a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Andes Mountain Range.
    • You will then visit the modern parts of Santiago to see elegant residential neighbourhoods, as well as shopping and financial districts.
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    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Santiago

    • Your trip will come to ane end today after breakfast.
    • Please speak to your travel agent prior to travel if you would like to book a departure transfer.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Arrival Transfer to the Peregrine joining hotel.
    • Full-day regular excursion with an English-speaking guide including Concha y Toro winery tour and city walking tour.
    • Accommodation 2 nights comfortable hotel.
    • Meals 2 breakfasts.

    Not Included

    • Flights
    • Departure transfer
    • Airport departure tax
    • Visas where required
    • Meals not included in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry
    • Any optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips and items of a personal nature
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