Day 16Santiago Winery Tour - Valparaiso & Vina del Mar
After Breakfast head to the Casablanca Valley, only an hour away from Santiago, for some wine tasting. Its weather conditions allow the production of white premium Chilean wines. You will spend your time at the Veramonte vineyard, one of the biggest in Chile. Take a tour of the vineyard to learn about the history of its wine production before tasting it. Later, visit the Casas del Bosque Winery, where an enologist will show you to their elaborate wine cellars. Lunch at the winery’s restaurant accompanied with the local wine.
After lunch, embark on an excursion to Valparaíso, the oldest port in Chile. Take a city tour, visiting the new government houses, the Plaza Sotomayor, the Plaza Victoria, the cathedral, and the harbor area. High above the city there is a fantastic agglomeration of brightly painted homes. The upper and lower parts of the city are connected with 16 funicular railways constructed around the turn of the century when the city experienced tremendous growth. From Valparaíso, continue along the coast to the beautiful beaches of Viña del Mar, the Garden city, named for its many parks and green spaces. Take some time in one of the most attractive ones, the Parque Quinta Vergara with an amphitheater and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Viña del Mar is a lively city with attractive beaches, modern hotels, high-end restaurants and fashionable bars. Return to Santiago.