Experience Wine Country in South America with Gateways International Tailor-made Tours

    Gateways International Tailor-Made Tours

    What does your dream vacation look like? Gateways International Tailor-made Tours builds customized itineraries to your exact specifications including all the aspects of your trip including flights, hotels, private transfers and tours so your journey is seamless. Your trip. Your way.


    $6,031/person CAD | Departs Sept 6, 2020

    Experience Wine Country in South America with Gateways International Tailor-made Tours 


    Photo: La Casona Restaurant 

    All In Price: $6,031/person CAD based on double occupancy
    Departure: Sept 6, 2020
    Booking Window: July 1-31/20

    Features & Benefits

    • Roundtrip international and domestic airfare from Toronto*
    • Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure at all airports
    • Private transfers and porterage between airport and hotel
    • 8 nights accommodation:
    • 2 nights in Cassablanca Valley, Chile at LA CASONA, Standard Room ★★★★
    • 3 nights Mendoza, Argentina at The Vines Resort & Spa, Standard Room ★★★★★
    • 3 nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Superior Room ★★★★★
    • Breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • Airport & departure taxes**
    • *Add-ons from other cities available upon request.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 TORONTO – SANTIAGO  Depart from Toronto to Santiago on an overnight flight.

    Day 2 SANTIAGO – CASABLANCA VALLEY   Arrival in Santiago. Welcome and transfer to the Casablanca Valley and check into LA CASONA at Matetic Vineyards, famous for their organic wines. With its rustic charm, superb accommodations and well-maintained gardens, it is the perfect setting to relax by the pool with a glass of wine in hand. Enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival followed by a full presentation of Rosario Valley by their specialized guide at El Emporio. Dinner and overnight.

    LA CASONA Matetic ★★★★ DINNER

    Photo: La Casona

    Day 3 CASABLANCA VALLEY  After your buffet breakfast, enjoy an outdoor guided excursion such as horseback riding, biking or hiking. Lunch includes mini dishes with wine parings. Tour the cellar, taste four premium wines and take a mini-course in making your own pisco sour. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the winery.

    LA CASONA Matetic ★★★★ BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER

    Photo: The Vines Resort & Spa, Mendoza

    Day 4 CASABLANCA VALLEY – SANTIAGO – MENDOZA After a buffet breakfast, drive to Santiago. Enjoy a private city tour of Santiago featuring the Palacio de la Moneda, which is the nerve center of the Chilean government and a stunning example of neoclassical architecture. See the Plaza de Armas and the bustling Mercado Central. Ascend to the top of the city for dramatic panoramic views from the beautifully landscaped Cerro Santa Lucia. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, Argentina, famous for olive oil production and wine making. Arrival, welcome and transfer to The Vines Resort and Spa and check-in at one of their beautiful one-bedroom villas. Nestled at the base of the majestic Andes in Mendoza’s prestigious Uco Valley, sip the finest wines, explore the glorious terrain, or ride off into the sunset. Feast on the exquisite cuisine of famed chef, Francis Mallmann, and his signature open-flame cooking at Siete Fuegos. Work side-by-side with world-renowned consulting wine maker Santiago Achaval and his expert team to make your custom small-batch wine. 

    The Vines Resort & Spa, One-Bedroom Villa ★★★★★ BREAKFAST


    Photo: The Vines Resort & Spa Wine Cellar, Mendoza

    Day 5 MENDOZA  Breakfast at the resort. Relax in the Lodge. With its cozy indoor fireplace, cocktail bar and wine cellar, it is a natural gathering place to catch the most beautiful moments of the day and savor new experiences. Choose to horseback ride; gallop through the vineyards into the rugged countryside or in the mountains of nearby Manzano Historico, guided by authentic Argentine gauchos.

    The Vines Resort & Spa, One-Bedroom Villa ★★★★★ BREAKFAST

    Day 6 MENDOZA   Breakfast at the resort. Spend your day at leisure, perhaps fly fishing alongside locals or take an excursion to Mendoza’s Uco Valley with hundreds of wineries and limitless outdoor activities. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the outer regions beckon through rugged mountains, sprawling countryside and flourishing vineyards. 

    The Vines Resort & Spa, One-Bedroom Villa ★★★★★ BREAKFAST

    Day 7 MENDOZA – BUENOS AIRES  After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, then to your hotel. Spend your afternoon at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy dinner and an authentic Tango show at one of the city’s most renowned clubs.


    Photo: Buenos Aires 

    Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Superior ★★★★★ BREAKFAST / DINNER

    Day 8 BUENOS AIRES After breakfast, take a half-day private city tour accompanied by your own guide to discover Buenos Aires including Plaza de Mayo, the historic Cabildo, Casa Rosada, Congress Palace, the quaint La Boca district and La Recoleta Cemetery. 

    Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Superior ★★★★★ BREAKFAST

    Day 9 BUENOS AIRES  Explore the city at your own pace. Visit one of the many European inspired gardens throughout the city. Optional tour to an Argentinean ranch for authentic Gaucho culture is available to add to your package. 

    Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Superior ★★★★★ BREAKFAST

    Day 10 BUENOS AIRES –TORONTO  After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. BREAKFAST


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    Terms & Conditions:

    2020 Europe and Mediterranean brochure valid until NOVEMBER 30, 2020. 2020 Latin America brochure valid until NOVEMBER 30, 2020. IMPORTANT NOTICE: All passengers who purchase one of the suggested Gateways International tours should carefully read and understand the terms and conditions governing them. Note some programs are seasonal and may not be valid during these entire periods. Although Gateways International has made every effort to ensure that the information, pricing and photographs contained are accurate, the occasional error or change in circumstances may occur. Inclusions may be varied or withdrawn with or without prior notice. Gateways International reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as a result of any material changes to legislation, regulation or other circumstances. Gateways International Tailor-made Tours offers suggested itineraries featuring ‘from’ pricing representing entry-level price. All itineraries and tours are subject to availability at time of booking.  Pricing as indicated valid September 6, 2020, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking. Blackout periods apply. For alternative dates, inquire for pricing. Itineraries are fully customizable. 

    **Airport and departure taxes are included, subject to change at any time. Optional tours and activities not included.  

    DEPOSITS

    A fully non-refundable deposit of $350 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of your land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking.

    AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

    There will be a CAD $60 fee per person for any changes or amendments made to any confirmed reservation.



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