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From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

1. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

Departing between 8:00 - 8:30 AM, head towards the wine-producing region of the Maipo Valley. In under an hour, you will arrive at the town of Isla de Maipo where you will make your first stop at the Tarapaca Vineyard. From there, observe the beautiful surroundings and take some fantastic photographs. See the Maipo River, which is so important to Central Chile, and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Following this, explore the town of Isla de Maipo and get to know its customs, architecture, and distinctive character. The next part of the experience starts with a visit to either De Martino, Santa Ema or Undurraga Vineyard. See the gardens, vineyards, and storage cellar at one of these traditional vineyards, ending with a wine tasting. Next, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting as you visit a small family vineyard that has been producing wines and spirits for 3 generations.  finish the tour, you're invited to the local partner's facilities, located in a beautiful agricultural field nestled between some hills. Since it's lunchtime, you'll sample the best food and drinks that local producers have to offer. Enjoy some local recipes and flavours to end this unique tour.  If you wish to be dropped in Santiago, the arrival time will be around 05:00 PM. It is possible to be dropped at your hotel in Santiago or at the airport. You may also choose to be dropped at San Antonio. If you choose the latter, the drop-off time will be 3 PM.

Santiago: Concha y Toro and Undurraga Vineyards Tour

2. Santiago: Concha y Toro and Undurraga Vineyards Tour

This wine tour in the Maipo Valley will visit 2 vineyards. The traditional, Concha y Toro and Viña Undurraga. Your driver will collect you at 8:00AM and take you to Viña Undurraga. At the Vineyard, the tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes and includes a comprehensive tour of all aspects of the winery and tasting of 3 reserve wines (according to availability) and a gift glass. After you're finished at Viña Undurraga, you'll take a lunch break for approximately an hour and a half. The visit to Concha y Toro begins at Don Melchor square, where you'll be greeted by a guide who will take you to enjoy a panoramic view of the Pirque vineyard accompanied by a glass of wine. With a glass in your hand, walk through the old park and appreciate the Casona de Pirque, the historic residence of the Concha y Toro family. This is the place where the largest viticultural company in the country was born more than 100 years ago. In the vineyards of Pirque, you'll learn all about the technological management that is required for high-quality viticulture. Viña Concha y Toro will also offer you a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon before the tour finishes. You will return to your hotel between 5:30-6:00 PM. 

Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

3. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and modern-day production processes. Walk among the huge stainless steel barrels where the wine is processed today and visit the cellars that were built in the 19th century to see how and where the wine is stored. Before the end of the tour, you will partake in a tasting of some of Cousino Macul wines with some guidance on what to see, taste, and smell.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

4. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Benefit from pickup in Santiago and then journey to the Maipo Valley to sample different wines from the acclaimed wine growing region. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries and taste some of the best wines in Chile. Learn more about the wine-making process and explore the historic cellars of wine estates, such as Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, Aquitania, Undurraga, or Cousiño Macul. Get a wine glass as a keepsake and compare the difference between the vineyards, each with its own unique character. If option is chosen, enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing with your wine tasting experience. Choose the option to get dropped off at your hotel or a location in central Santiago, if you would like to visit the Costanera Center complex.

From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

5. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

Enjoy Concha y Toro, Latin America's leading wine producer on this day trip from Santiago. Visit a vineyard that was founded in 1883 and a winery which produces iconic wines like Casillero del Diablo, Don Melchor, and Marques de Casa Concha. Following a pickup from your hotel in Santiago, embark on a 1.5-hour drive to the Vineyard. Once you arrive, meet your guide who will give you a tour in your selected language. Walk through the beautiful gardens of the 19th-century summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Have around 30 minutes of free time to visit the wine shop and see the variety of local products offered by Concha y Toro. Explore the Grape Variety Garden, where you will find around 26 varieties of grapevines and have a stunning panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Visit the wine cellars and the Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend. Learn how the world-class brand formed. Taste a selection of three wines throughout this 1-hour tour and receive a gift wine glass before being transferred back at your hotel.

Santiago: Concha y Toro Ticket and Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Santiago: Concha y Toro Ticket and Tour with Wine Tasting

Concha y Toro is the largest wine producer in Chile and all of Latin America. Already with exports to 170 countries. Founded in 1883 by Chilean politician and businessman Melchor de Concha y Toro, the winery produces the famous Casillero del Diablo and iconic wines such as Don Melchor and Marques de Casa Concha. On your visit to Santiago, embark on this 40-minute journey to the Winery. Upon arrival at Vinicola, you will meet your guide Concha Y Toro who will give you a tour in the chosen language. Your guide will walk through the beautiful gardens of the Concha y Toro family's summer residence. Exploring the Jardim das Varieties, where you will find around 26 varieties of vines and have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Visit the cellars, including the century-old Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend, and learn how the legend left its world-famous mark. A selection of three wines will be offered throughout this 1-hour tour and a complimentary glass of wine will be provided. In about another 30 minutes, you will be able to visit the wine shop and see the variety of local products offered by Concha y Toro before being transferred back to your hotel.

From Santiago: Undurraga Winery Tour with Tasting

7. From Santiago: Undurraga Winery Tour with Tasting

Established in 1885 by Francisco Undurraga Vicuña, one of the oldest wine cellars in Chile. Located in the Santa Ana estate, in the heart of the Maipo valley, you’ll visit one of the pioneers in viticulture in Chile. They make unique wines and visit their wine cellars with over 130 years of experience. you will be able to tell the enigmas, flavors, aromas, and history of its wineries. Guided tour of approximately one hour. The Viña park will be visited, passing through the Aliwen corner where the Mapuche worldview is made known. The tour continues through the vineyards to later appreciate a garden of varieties. You will enter the centuries-old cellars, and then finish with a tasting of four reserved wines.

Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

8. Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

After a two-hour drive from Chile’s capital, arrive at a ranch in a small town on the banks of the Maipo River. Once there, get ready for a spectacular horseback riding adventure guided by “arrieros” (local cowboys). Enjoy the stunning views and admire the abundant flora and fauna from horseback. Scale narrow mountain trails and have a short break on a plateau while enjoying the gorgeous surroundings. Try to spot Chilean condors flying high in the sky. After horseback riding, have some free time for lunch. Then, visit internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Wine Vineyard in the picturesque town of Pirque. Walk around the gardens of the residence, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars, and taste a selection of three of their fine wines.

Santiago: Maipo Valley Full-Day Historic Wine Tour

9. Santiago: Maipo Valley Full-Day Historic Wine Tour

The Maipo Valley is the closest Chilean wine region to Santiago. It is a historic wine-producing region and the birthplace of the Chilean wine industry with vines growing there for the past 150 years. We first visit the internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, which dates back to 1883. The founder was Don Melchor Concha y Toro who brought the first vines from the Bordeaux region in France that were planted in Chile and grew prosperously in the Maipo River basin. Walk around the gardens of the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars and taste a selection of three of their fine wines. Then, we visit Santa Rita Vineyard, which dates back to the 1880s and plays an important role in Chilean history as the site of one of the battles during the War for Independence. Admire the old hacienda-style Estate house and enjoy your wine while you stroll through the old cellars. You will see the grape variety garden, vineyards, winemaking and cellaring facilities, and bottling process, visiting “Bodega 1” – the winery’s first cellar and the “Cellar of the 120 Patriots”. You will discover the exciting story that gives 120 its name. The tour ends with a tasting of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. After the tour, you can visit the neighboring “Museo Andino” (Andean Museum), which contains a special collection of pre-Columbian pottery, textiles and other artifacts.

Santiago: Private Full-Day City Tour with Wine

10. Santiago: Private Full-Day City Tour with Wine

Meet your local guide and start the tour in a comfortable private vehicle. The first stop will be at San Cristobal Hill. Take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the entire city and Andes Mountains. Afterward, drive through the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista before arriving in the historic city center. Visit the landmarks of downtown such as the Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas (Santiago’s main square), the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, Old Congress Building, Palacio La Moneda (The Government House), National Theater, and Santa Lucía Hill. Then, pass by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. Also, visit the upscale neighborhood of Las Condes and stop at El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a beautiful handicraft market with local artisans. After sightseeing, relax at Cousiño Macul Vineyard. Enjoy a tour and a wine tasting of world-class wines of the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile among those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family.

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based on 146 reviews

Our guide Maru was amazing, her energy and enthusiasm were contagious. We had a great group of people which made it even more enjoyable. Maru was very knowledgeable of wine production and the various wines of the region. The restaurant and winery for lunch was delicious. We stopped at three different wineries all very distinctly unique. It was a great day!

I loved it, the driver and the guides were very good...the incredible experience and you super efficient operators...everything turned out impeccable...I'll look for you for another trip...thank you very much and keep that impeccability, regards Rita from Iquique

Our driver was great although he spoke little English. We were able to communicate fine!

Daniel was a great guide and the boutique stops were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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