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Coming to Buenos Aires over christmas and new year is a no brainer, great buzz in this part of the world. This younger couple wanted to get to grips with the wines of South America while enjoying super dinners and mythically long  lunches at wineries in Mendoza.


Why CHOOSE Robertson Wine Tours?


The reason for choosing us is very simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you our insights and the things we do love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and stunning landscapes. Our objective is for you to gain a great understanding of the places you are going to visit, while tasting amazing wines and superb cuisine in the time you have available.

Robertson Wine Tours has more than 10 years of experience and excellence in wine tourism in Latin America.

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Testimonial – Argentina – 9 nights

Tim,
I wanted to express my complete gratitude and appreciation to Cristian for putting together such an amazing itinerary and being on top of everyone (including us) throughout.
The hotel in Buenos Aires (Legado Mitico) was absolutely amazing. The rooms, staff and location were perfect. Great selection for us and any future clients. The Finca Azul was absolutely perfect as well. The family brought us into their home and treated us like a member. We even partook in some family functions which were amazing. This is a must for future clients. All three of our tour guides were superb. Marianna, she did everything and anything to make our trip a success. She’s is very knowledgeable, extremely friendly and selfless given all she gave up during the holidays for us. Macarena, well she is wise beyond her years. She too was very knowledgeable about wine and all things wine as well as very friendly. She and Mirasol really bonded and formed quote the friendship which is unusual but quite classy. She is a total must for any future clients and possibly even us.
Damien, he was excellent. Come to find out he was originally from Mendoza which was great in its own right. He also introduced us to a local winemaker who does it solely for passion and hobby and which happened to be one of the best wines we tasted on this trip. I have never been a fan of Tannats but I can now say I found one I real really like.
I can’t thank both of you guys for everything and can’t wait to book our next trip with you both. All the best for you this coming year and see you hopefully soon.
Mike Villalonga, Miami USA, January 2016

Hotels:

Buenos Aires – Legado Mítico

A most sophisticated boutique hotel in fashionable district of Palermo: elegant in style and with excellent service. This townhouse has a restrained façade, but from the moment the smiling staff open the door you will feel welcome. An intimate lobby opens into a spacious bar and lounge, beautifully designed to combine classic and modern in equal measure, and all very Argentine. Leather chesterfields and Mies van der Rohe chairs are given a gaucho twist. Chic cushions in indigenous textiles also sit on minimalist sofas. There is no restaurant here, but breakfast is served and there is an astonishing choice of places to eat on your doorstep. This elegant retreat feels like a smart private club and it is without a doubt our choice in Buenos Aires. We have a great relationship with them and they so do care about our clients.

Website Legado Mítico

TripAdvisor Comments

Mendoza City – Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt, with its beautifully restored 19th-century colonial building, without doubt is one of the most prestigious hotels in Mendoza. Apart from all the facilities you would expect from a five stare lodge, it enjoys the best position imaginable sitting on the western side of the most important square in Mendoza: Plaza de la Independencia. The amenities include a fully equipped SPA and gymnasium, an outdoor pool and a garden sun deck. There are plenty of bars and two restaurants to enjoy, as well as a deck overlooking the square.

Website Park Hyatt 

TripAdvisor Comments 

Uco Valley – Finca La Azul Guest House

Shirley & Pablo’s house: this could be the alternative name of Finca La Azul. They are who bring this all to life and make it the most intimate stay on this side of the Andes. A beautiful design lead home that they cleverly built to include some extra rooms for their guests: we hope you will be among them. Endless 360 degree vineyards views with the Andes ever present. The rooms are extremely large and light filled, all enjoying their own terraces. The style is typical of Argentine Pampa with exposed walls, wall to ceiling glass giving a rustic yet clean effect. There is also a huge garden to enjoy with a swimming pool and a parrilla, where the BBQ meats work their magic. Paul & Shirley are avid about food/wine and super cooks. This stay will be intimate and relaxing. Highly Recommended. Availability is an issue.

Website Finca La Azul 

TripAdvisor Comments

Tour Outline & Guiding – Argentina – 9 Nights


GUIDING


Mariana (Buenos Aires)


She is fluent in English & Spanish with many years of experience in tourism. Mariana is just the perfect guide as she can read people very well and knows pretty well how to get into the skin of Buenos Aires. You will have with her a very intense and fascinating understanding of Buenos Aires with Mariana. Also do not forget that Mariana is a great tango dancer.


Damian (Uruguay) 


Damian is a wine connoisseur who was born and raised in Mendoza (Argentina). He was always in contact with the wine culture in his daily life thanks to this grandfather, a wine enthusiast who had been a manager of a large tree plantation in Uco Valley, the very heart of the wine industry in Mendoza. In 2004 he spend three months in New York, where he acquired the fluency and proficiency needed to communicate in English as a native speaker. After getting a BA in Mendoza, he left the city in the search of new horizons and arrived in Uruguay. He started to investigate the new territory, visiting different wineries across the country and talking to wine makers as well as studying the wine culture of the country. He finally came to the conclusion that Uruguay, a country who was not yet discovered by wine lovers, was a diamond in the rough and had to be known in the world. You will have the chance with Damian to discover and enjoy Uruguay in a very friendly way by introducing you to the relaxed and informal local style, which allows people to meet the winery owners in person and ask them all the questions they may have about grape growing and wine-making process. A unique experience.


Macarena (Mendoza) 


Macarena is a certified translator in English/Spanish and has experience in the world of wine. Her passion for wine began years ago, when she worked as a tour guide at Vistalba Winery, where she carried out bilingual wine tastings and worked as an interpreter in commercial meetings. She was also in charge of La Posada Wine Lodge and of wine sales at the winery. Moreover, she lived three years in the United States and spent a year in Buenos Aires. Today, she works as a wine tour guide and as a freelance translator. She really enjoys her job as she can include in her life her three passions: wine, nature and language. She believes the wine, the traditional food and the Andes Mountain Range of Mendoza are a perfect combination, which she enjoys sharing with anyone who visits the province. Her goal as a wine tour guide is not only to transmit the enthusiasm and excitement people from Mendoza live in the cradle of Malbec, but also to make visitors live an experience they will never forget.


TOUR OUTLINE


DAY 01: Arrival IN / Buenos Aires / Welcome Wine Tasting / Christmas’ Eve Dinner / Legado Mitico

DAY 02: Sightseeing Buenos Aires: Cultural & Tango Experience

DAY 03: Sightseeing Uruguay: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience

DAY 04: Mendoza / Welcome Wine Tasting / Park Hyatt

DAY 05: Sightseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley: Wine & Food Experience

DAY 06: Sightseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley / Uco Valley / Finca La Azul

DAY 07: Sightseeing Uco Valley: Wine & Food Experience

DAY 08: Mendoza / Buenos Aires / New Year’s Eve Dinner / Legado Mitico

DAY 09: Sightseeing Buenos Aires: Cultural Tango Experience

DAY 10: Buenos Aires / Departure OUT


BREAKFAST, LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Tour Day by Day – Argentina – 10 Nights


DAY 01: Arrival IN / Buenos Aires / Welcome Wine Tasting / Christmas’ Eve Dinner / Legado Mitico


Arriving at Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)

From Miami Airport (MIA)

Reception & Departure from Buenos Aires Airport with Mariana

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires

06:30 AM Arrival & Check IN at Legado Mitico

Morning Free Acclimatizing & Enjoying Legado Mitico On Your Own

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Buenos Aires

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

06:30 PM Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Legado Mitico with Mariana

07:45 PM Private Transfer to iLatina Restaurant

08:00 PM Reserved Christmas’ Eve Dinner at iLatina Restaurant

01:00 AM Walk to Legado Mitico

01:30 AM Arrival at Legado Mitico

Sleep at Legado Mitico / Room Category: Deluxe


DAY 02: Sightseeing Buenos Aires: Cultural & Tango Experience


Morning Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Buenos Aires

02:30 PM Departure from Legado Mitico with Mariana

Guided City Tour of Buenos Aires
Please Note: Including Visit of Principal Historic Sites & Traditional Neighbourhoods.

Private Tango Lessons at Local Milonga in Buenos Aires with Professional Dancer

Guided Tango Tour of Buenos Aires
Please Note: Including 3-Course Dinner with 2 Wines at Local Restaurant in Palermo OR San Telmo District.

01:00 AM Arrival at Legado Mitico

Sleep at Legado Mitico / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (D)


DAY 03: Sightseeing Uruguay: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


06:45 AM Departure from Legado Mitico with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Port

07:15 AM Arrival at Buenos Aires Port

Fast Hydrofoil Buquebus

Departing from Buenos Aires Port

Arriving at Colonia del Sacramento Port

Reception & Departure from Colonia del Sacramento Port with Damian

Guided City Tour of Colonia del Sacramento

11:30 AM Private Transfer to Carmelo

12:45 PM 3-Course Lunch with 1 wine at Campo Tinto Winery

03:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Irurtia Winery

04:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at El Legado Winery

05:45 PM Private Transfer to Colonia del Sacramento Port

07:00 PM Arrival at Colonia del Sacramento Port

Fast Hydrofoil Buquebus

Departing from Colonia del Sacramento Port

Arriving at Buenos Aires Port

Departure from Buenos Aires Port with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Legado Mitico

10:00 PM Arrival at Legado Mitico

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Buenos Aires

Sleep at Legado Mitico / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (L)


DAY 04: Mendoza / Welcome Wine Tasting / Park Hyatt


Morning Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

Early Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Buenos Aires

12:30 PM Check OUT from Legado Mitico

12:40 PM Departure from Legado Mitico with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Airport

01:00 PM Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport

Departing from Buenos Aires Airport (AEP)

Arriving at Mendoza Airport (MDZ)

Reception & Departure from Mendoza Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Mendoza

05:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Park Hyatt

06:00 PM Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Park Hyatt with Macarena

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Mendoza

Sleep at Park Hyatt / Room Category: Deluxe

(B)


DAY 05: Sightseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley: Wine & Food Experience


09:00 AM Departure from Park Hyatt with Macarena

Private Transfer to Lujan de Cuyo Valley

09:30 AM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Mendel Winery

11:00 AM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Domaine St. Diego Winery

01:00 PM 5-Course Lunch with 5 wines at Melipal Winery

03:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Benegas Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Mendoza

05:30 PM Arrival at Park Hyatt

Late Afternoon Free Sightseeing Mendoza On Your Own

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Mendoza

Sleep at Park Hyatt / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (L)


DAY 06: Sightseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley / Uco Valley / Finca La Azul


08:45 AM Check OUT from Park Hyatt

09:00 AM Departure from Park Hyatt with Macarena

Private Transfer to Lujan de Cuyo Valley

09:30 AM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Vistalba Winery

11:00 AM Visit & Tasting of 4 wines at Achaval Ferrer Winery

01:00 PM 5-Course Lunch with 5 wines at Dominio del Plata Winery

03:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Walter Bressia Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Uco Valley

06:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Finca La Azul

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Finca La Azul On Your Own

08:30 PM 4-Course Dinner with 3 wines at Finca La Azul

Sleep at Finca La Azul / Room Category: Superior

(B) (L) (D)


DAY 07: Sightseeing Uco Valley: Wine & Food Experience


09:30 AM Departure from Finca La Azul with Macarena

10:00 AM Visit & Tasting of 4 wines at Gimenez Riili Winery

11:30 AM Visit & Tasting of 3 wines at Corazon del Sol Winery

01:30 PM 5-Course Lunch with 4 wines at O Fournier Winery

03:00 PM Visit at O Fournier Winery

04:30 PM Private Transfer to Finca La Azul

05:00 PM Arrival at Finca La Azul

Late Afternoon Free Enjoying Finca La Azul On Your Own

08:30 PM 4-Course Dinner with 3 wines at Finca La Azul

Sleep at Finca La Azul / Room Category: Superior

(B) (L) (D)


DAY 08: Mendoza / Buenos Aires / New Year’s Eve Dinner / Legado Mitico


08:15 AM Check OUT from Finca La Azul

08:30 AM Departure from Finca La Azul with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Mendoza Airport

10:30 AM Arrival at Mendoza Airport

Departing from Mendoza Airport (MDZ)

Arriving at Buenos Aires Airport (AEP)

Departure from Buenos Aires Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Legado Mitico

02:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Legado Mitico

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

08:15 PM Departure from Legado Mitico with Mariana

Private Transfer to Aramburu Restaurant

09:00 PM New Year-Eve 19-Step Dinner with 7 wines at Aramburu Restaurant

01:00 / 01:15 AM Private Transfer to Legado Mitico
Please Note: Reconfirm directly with Mariana the exact time you would prefer her to pick you up.

01:30 AM Arrival at Legado Mitico

Sleep at Legado Mitico / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (D)


DAY 09: Sightseeing Buenos Aires: Tango Experience


Morning Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Buenos Aires

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

06:30 PM Departure from Legado Mitico with Mariana

Private Tango Lessons at Local Milonga in Buenos Aires with Professional Dancer

Guided Tango Tour of Buenos Aires
Please Note: Including 3-Course Dinner with 2 wines at Local Restaurant in Palermo OR San Telmo District.

01:00 AM Arrival at Legado Mitico

Sleep at Legado Mitico / Room Category: Deluxe

(B) (D)


DAY 10: Buenos Aires / Departure OUT


05:30 AM Check OUT from Legado Mitico

05:45 AM Departure from Legado Mitico with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Airport

06:30 AM Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport

Departing from Buenos Aires Airport (EZE)

To Miami Airport (MIA)

(B)


END of SERVICES



ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
9 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Early Check IN at Legado Mitico in Buenos Aires
Round-Trip Fast Hydrofoil Tickets
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
4 Lunches & 5 Dinners with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 11 Wineries
2 Tango Experiences
2 Private Tango Lessons
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary

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