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'Wine Route of Chile'

What makes this trip special?

City life beside the Andes

City life beside the Andes

Santiago

Set against the backdrop of a long line of Andean peaks, Santiago is a colonial city, turned republican capital, turned modern metropolis. There's a lot to do, with good art galleries, unmissable museums, lovely parks, and a great range of shops, restaurants and hotels. Step outside the city and you are in some of Chile's most notable wine valleys.

Maipo wines

Maipo wines

Maipo Valley wineries

Home to Chile and Latin America's most recognised wine producers Concha y Toro, the Maipo Valley is a short distance from Santiago and a perfect morning or afternoon trip if you are based in the city. The wineries here offers tours of the vineyards and cellars, as well as a tasting session to finish.

Vintage Chile

Vintage Chile

Colchagua Wine Valley

One of Chile's premier wine making areas, Colchagua is best known for its red grape varieties. There are both modern and more rustic wineries scattered around the valley, showcasing the different types of production in the area. Whilst you can visit the wineries all year round, March is the traditional harvest season and annual festival of the grape.

Poetic port-town

Poetic port-town

Valparaiso

Chile's unique second city of Valparaiso is now an UNESCO world heritage site made famous by its colourful hilltop neighbourhoods and rickety funicular railway elevators still in active use. The town's most famous resident and Nobel literature prize winner Pablo Neruda, was hugely influenced by the town. His former home 'La Sebastiana' has been preserved much as it was: a worthy pilgrimage for those new to his poetry and those who have made it part of their lives.

Itinerary map for Chile 'Wine Route of Chile' holiday

Itinerary

  • Day      Overnight
  • 1 Santiago
  • 2 Maipo
  • 2 Santiago
  • 3 Colchagua
  • 4 Valparaíso
  • 5 Valparaíso
  • 5 Casablanca
  • 6 Santiago
  • For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'Wine Route of Chile'

DAY 1
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Santiago

Arriving in Santiago in the morning you are met at the airport and taken to your hotel to drop your bags and begin your introduction to the city. A walking tour around key sites in the historic centre is followed by the boulevards of fashionable Providencia and Las Condes. You return to your hotel with time to relax, visit an art gallery or museum, or independent sightseeing. For the next 4 days you are met each morning and driven to two wineries where we will have reserved your choice of their tours and tastings. After lunch you are driven safely to your hotel.

DAY 2
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Maipo Valley

Today you are picked up from your hotel to visit two vineyards in the Maipo Valley, about an hour south of the city. Viña Perez Cruz: A tour of the winery with a choice of tastings. Viña Santa Rita: After one of a wide choice of tours you lunch at the restaurant which is a national monument. You return to Santiago.

DAY 3
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Colchagua Valley

The Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s best wine growing areas, lies about 2 hours south west of Santiago. Casa Silva A tour of Colchagua’s oldest winery with a tasting. Viu Manent You take lunch in the colonial house, and tour the vineyards by horse-drawn carriage. Tonight you stay in the Colchagua Valley at an upper range hotel.

DAY 4
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Colchagua Valley and Valparaíso

Your journey through the Colchagua Valley continues to two more wineries before you end the day in Valparaíso. Casa Lapostolle Traditional French techniques with a tasting. Viña Montes Lunch and tour this modern eco-winery You are driven north to Valparaíso on the Pacific coast to your upper range hotel on the city’s iconic hills with views across the bay.

DAY 5
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Casablanca Valley

You are collected from your hotel and taken with your guide to the Casablanca Valley, to vineyards not far from the coast. Matetic Vineyards A comprehensive tour followed by a tasting and a lunch drawing on their ‘equilibrium’ EQ theme. Kingston Family winery Tour the winery, and a tasting on their terrace of four wines paired with cheeses and artisan chocolates. You return to Valparaíso.

DAY 6
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At leisure in Valparaíso until you are driven to Santiago airport (about 1½h) for your flight to the UK. To extend your stay we would recommend more time at Matetic for its countryside setting, nice pool, good restaurant and horse-riding, walking and agro-tourism options.

Guide prices for 'Wine Route of Chile'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Upper range hotels 2 people sharing £2,345
Prices are per person and include:
  • all travel in Chile
  • all accommodation
  • meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • tours as indicated
Prices do not include:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • airport and departure taxes
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
  • any optional excursions you may buy locally

Customer reviews for 'Wine Route of Chile'

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Seasonal information for 'Wine Route of Chile'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Santiago 30°C rainfall 1mm
2 Maipo 31°C rainfall 1mm
2 Santiago 30°C rainfall 1mm
3 Colchagua 29°C rainfall 7mm
4 Valparaíso 23°C rainfall 3mm
5 Valparaíso 23°C rainfall 3mm
6 Santiago 30°C rainfall 1mm

Typical weather for January

rainchart

Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'Wine Route of Chile'

Days 1 - 2

Solace Santiago

Providencia

Solace Santiago is a modern hotel located in the Providencia district of Santiago. The hotel has 108 rooms ranging from suites to superior rooms. Rooms are in a clean contemporary style. Guests can enjoy the 'Zafferano' restaurant located on the ground floor, a bar with roof-top terrace and a gym and outdoor pool. There is free access to wifi in the rooms.

Solace Santiago
Rooftop bar
Day 3

Noi Blend Colchagua

Colchagua

North of the town of Santa Cruz, Noi Blend Colchagua is a converted country hacienda. The rooms are individually designed in a modern style, with a private terrace looking to the gardens or the swimming pool. The hotel has the ‘Blend’ restaurant on site which has an attractive patio terrace with views over the surrounding countryside. It serves local and international dishes and has an extensive wine list.

Noi Blend Colchagua
Deluxe room
Days 4 - 5

Palacio Astoreca

Valparaíso

In the heart of Valparaiso, the Palacio Astoreca, once a small palace is now a hotel with 23 rooms and 4 junior suites.  Now classified as a national monument, the palace has an on-site swimming pool, restaurant, spa facilities and lounge bar.

 

Palacio Astoreca
Hotel exterior