Grape Harvest Festival Tour 2017

Grape Harvest Festival Tour 2017

 

We invite you to enjoy the greatest Mendocinean festival, our National Grape Harvest Festival (Vendimia).
For 6 days we will tour the city of Mendoza, the Andes Mountain Range, Wineries and Vineyards, taste magnificent wines and attend the preliminary festival events and end the tour attending the Central Act where the new Grape Harvest Queen will be crowned.

Itinerary

Day 1: (March 4) Transfer to hotel. City Tour in afternoon.

Day 2: (March 5) Wine tour in the central region (Luján de Cuyo o Maipú). Visit 3 famous wineries. Wine tasting. Lunch in the Winery’s restaurant. Return to hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3: (March 6) Andes Mountain Range Tour. Return to hotel at nightfall.

Day 4: (March 7) Free day. (Vía Blanca Queen Parade)

Day 5: (March 8) Free day. (Carrusel Harvest Parade). At dusk, transportation to the Central Act of Vendimia (Grape Harvest Festival). Return to hotel.

Day 6: (March 8) Transfer to airport.

Duration

6 days, 5 nights.

Area Visited

Central winemaking region

Included Services

  • Transfer airport /hotel / airport.
  • Modern vehicles for transportation (air conditioning/heat).
  • Mendoza City Tour (shared service).
  • Full-day wine tour visiting 3 famous wineries in the Central Wine Region (shared service).
  • Wine tasting of different varietals or blends belonging to the Traditional Lines in the tasting rooms of the wineries.
  • Gourmet lunch in a winery paired with different lines of wine.
  • High Mountain (Andes Mountain Range) Tour (shared service).
  • A 187-ml. bottle of sparkling wine per person during the Andes Mountain tour.
  • Transfer hotel/ Central Act at Teatro Griego (Greek amphitheater) and back to hotel
  • Admission to the Central Act of the Grape Harvest Festival.
  • Full-time coordinator during the Central Act.
  • Basket with mineral water, one 187 ml. bottle of sparkling wine, sandwiches and delicacies (delicatessen)
  • One hat and cushion for the Central Act.
  • Wine specialist guide in Spanish, English or Portuguese.
  • Tour guide specialized in Mendocinean history, culture and traditions for the City Tour and the High Mountain Tour in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

Services Not Included

  • Flights to/ from Mendoza
  • Any additional food, drinks and/or wine tasting apart from those included in the tour.
  • Transfers to ‘Via Blanca de Las Reinas’ (Harvest Queen parade)
  • Transfers to ‘Carrusel de Vendimia’ (Grape Harvest Parade)
  • Any other service not specified in ‘Included Services’
  • Tips

Optional Services

Hotel accommodations with a buffet-style breakfast.

Availability

Vendimia (Grape Harvest Week)

Winery options to visit: Please consult us
Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

Tour Description

Day 1

Reception at the Mendoza City airport. Transfer to the hotel you have selected for your stay.
In the afternoon you will have a city tour visiting the Founding Area located in the Pedro del Castillo Plaza, the Ruins of San Francisco, Alameda, downtown Mendoza, Civic District, General San Martin Park, Malvinas Argentinas World Cup Stadium, Greek Theater Frank Romero Day (stage to the National Grape Harvest Festival) and Cerro de la Gloria (Glory’s Peak).
Return to hotel.

 

Day 2

Transfer to the central winemaking area of Mendoza and a tour of its wineries.
Guided visit of three famous wineries in Luján de Cuyo and Maipú. Wine tastings. The guide will share his knowledge with us by providing information about the elaboration process, care of the grapevines, conduction and irrigation systems, and  selection of wine glasses for proper tasting.

Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

Day 3

Early in the morning the high mountain tour will begin, visiting all the highlights of the Mendocinean Andes Mountain Range: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente Histórico de Picheuta (Historical Bridge of Picheuta), Polvaredas, Paramillos, Punta de Vacas (Cow Point), Ski Resort Los Penitentes, Puente del Inca (Inca’s Bridge), Parque Provincial Aconcagua (Aconcagua Pronvincial Park).

 

Day 4

Free day to explore and enjoy the wonders of Mendoza. In the evening, the Via Blanca de Las Reinas (Harvest Queen Parade) will happen on the main streets of the city.
We suggest that you go and be immersed in the crowd of thousands of Mendocineans who watch the Queens pass by from every Region of the Province of Mendoza.

 

Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

 

Day 5

Free day. We recommend attending the Carrusel de la Vendimia (Grape Harvest Parade) where the regional Queen floats will pass, as well as see Gauchos (Argentinean cowboys) on horseback with traditional clothing and the wagons that represent the ones used in the colonial era.
In the afternoon (at a time to be confirmed upon arrival), transfer from the hotel to the ‘Teatro Griego Frank Romero Day’ (Greek Amphitheatre Frank Romero Day), to take part in the Grand Night of Vendimia (Grape Harvest) for the crowning ceremony of the new National Queen, and to enjoy the spectacular fireworks and music, lasting more than 20 minutes. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 6

Free day for personal activities. At an agreed upon time, transfer to airport.

Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

 

Note from the sommelier

The wine tastings belong to the Traditional Lines of each winery that is visited.

 

Important

Every tour is carefully designed by our team of Sommeliers and tourism professionals to ensure maximum satisfaction of our clients.

 

Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

 

Note

In order to maintain excellent service, the selection of wineries to be visited is subject to change.

 

Excursiones a la Fiesta de la Vendimia

 

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