Wine & Food Experience in South America: Argentina & Uruguay ROBERTSON WINE TOURS for Hilary & Mark Saturday, 17th December 2016 - Monday, 02nd January 2017



FOCUS

The pursuit of a meaningful travel for Robertson Wine Tours means getting involved in the local culture of a specific region or a country as quickly as you can. Robertson Wine Tours will offer you a completely unique tour service. The ethos is simple: to give you a once in a lifetime trip with wines and food that you will never forget. Our guides have proven themselves with years of experience, wonderful personalities and of course in depth knowledge of their subjects. Most of all, we want to enable you to have an amazing and unforgettable tour by sharing with you the insights and things we most love: food, wines and great company in world-class settings. We will use different tasting techniques, which all contribute to fulfil your wine tourism experience. But tasting, enjoying and discussing the wines and food is of course the main event. To summarize, the main objective of this tour is for you to taste very interesting wines (not just the most expensive or the famous) and gain a great understanding of the places you are going to visit in the time you have.


Why Robertson Wine Tours?

The reason for choosing us is simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you the things we love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and landscapes. Our main objective is for you to gain a great understanding of Italy, while tasting amazing wines and cuisine in the time you have. We have many years of experience and excellence.


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Mendoza Vineyards – The Vines Resort & SPA

This is a very new and very exclusive resort. To be honest we have been waiting for a long time for this to come online. Uco Valley’s other lodges were not up to scratch with Cavas & Entre Cielos. The Vines blows them all out of the water. We know The Vines people from 12 years ago. They get it so right that it is slightly annoying as they have been very successful. The food is superb (the restaurant is run by Francis Mallmann) and we all have very high hopes for this lodge. Minimalistic, killer pool, SPA, lakes, unending vistas and privacy when wanted. Splurge: YES, definitely.

Mendoza Vineyards – Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Sophisticated cool in the foothills of Lujan de Cuyo, Entre Cielos is totally a viable contender to the best lodging in Mendoza next to Cavas Wine Lodge. Design is the name of the game here: breathtaking style lead rooms and suites are styled in elegant contemporary design with feature pale olive hues, earth tones and bleached wood. Some rooms include free standing bathtubs and balconies with mountain views. The pool area harks back to the 50’s. You can also enjoy the wellness centre and the brilliant hammam. All this is close to the restaurants and services of Chacras de Coria. Entre Cielos is set in the vineyards of Vistalba and 20 minutes from Central Mendoza. It is a great stay.

Carmelo – Puerto Dijama

Puerto Dijama is what Uruguay is all about: nature, laid back and calming. Food, service are all ideal. This is the new place in Carmelo, where people from BA come to relax. Quiet and informal, Uruguay time means calming with design and architecture effortlessly mixing modern and classic. Rooms have delightful wooden floors and ceilings and the pool tops it off. Puerto Dijama is close to Carmelo and is the perfect setting to disconnect. We prefer higher categories. This is the perfect get away stop on any to adventure to South America.

Website Puerto Dijama

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Colonia – Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

Located in the middle of the Uruguayan Forest, Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge is recommended due to its breathtaking view over the Rio de la Plata River and a private beach where they hold plenty of events and dinners. The chances are high that you will not even set foot out of this beautiful and luxurious lodge as it has everything you wish for, including an outstanding cuisine that has been supervised by one of our most preferred chefs in Buenos Aires, Martin Molteni. This is full board and with a special dinner for New Year’s Eve included. Highly Recommended.

Website Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

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Video Rio Ancho

Buenos Aires – Bo Bo

Bo Bo stands for Bourgeois Bohemian. It is situated in a quiet area of cobbled streets. It is a small and charming boutique hotel with fifteen rooms. Personalized service, friendly staff and a Buenos Aires destination restaurant, all add to its charms. Well priced and wonderfully located in the heart of Palermo, you have a massive choice of restaurants, wine bars and shopping possibilities, just stumbling distance.

Website Bo Bo

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Tour Guiding & Outline: Mark & Hilary – Christmas & New Year in South America


GUIDING

Mendoza (Argentina): FLORENCIA

Florencia is native of Mendoza, is 30 years old and a truly wine passionate. After having studied for seven years to become a lawyer and worked on wine sales, something changed in her mind and her life. She changed the dislikes of the people for the likes and made a change around the energies of her job and her future. So, she started studying at the university to become a winemaker and working at a big wine company called The Vines of Mendoza, which gave her a lot of experience dealing with different type of people every day and here she is! She has also travelled and worked making wine around the world. Now, she is in Mendoza, showing our guests the local wine regions and everything we know about Mendoza. She loves when visitors can feel Mendoza as a local and you will be the next.


Carmelo & Colonia (Uruguay): DAMIAN

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.


TOUR OUTLINE


DAY 01: Arrival IN / Buenos Aires / Mendoza / Uco Valley / The Vines Resort & SPA
DAY 02: Enjoying Uco Valley On Your Own
DAY 03: Enjoying Uco Valley On Your Own
DAY 04: Sighseeing Uco Valley: Wine & Food Experience / Vistalba Valley / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA
DAY 05: Enjoying Vistalba Valley On Your Own
DAY 06: Sighseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley: Wine & Food Experience
DAY 07: Vistalba Valley / Mendoza / Buenos Aires / Colonia / Carmelo / Puerto Dijama
DAY 08: Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own / Christmas’ Eve Dinner
DAY 09: Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own
DAY 10: Sightseeing Carmelo: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience
DAY 11: Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own
DAY 12: Carmelo / Colonia / Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge
DAY 13: Enoying Colonia On Your Own
DAY 14: Sightseeing Colonia Suiza & Valdense: Culinary Experience
DAY 15: Enoying Colonia On Your Own / New Year’s Eve Dinner
DAY 16: Colonia / Buenos Aires / Bo Bo
DAY 17: 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: Mark & Hilary – Christmas & New Year in South America


TOUR OUTLINE


DAY 01 – Saturday, 17th December 2016
Arrival IN / Buenos Aires / Mendoza / Uco Valley / The Vines Resort & SPA


Flight American Airlines AA0907
Arriving at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) at 07:04 AM
From Miami Airport (MIA)

Reception & Departure from Buenos Aires International Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport

10:00 AM Arrival at Buenos Aires Domestic Airport

Flight LATAM LA4242
Departing from Buenos Aires Domenstic Airport (AEP) at 01:20 PM
Arriving at Mendoza Airport (MDZ) at 03:15 PM

Reception & Departure from Mendoza Airport with Driver Provided by The Vines Resort & SPA

Private Transfer to Uco Valley

05:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at The Vines Resort & SPA

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Siete Fuegos Restaurant / The Vines Resort & SPA

Sleep at The Vines Resort & SPA / Room Category: 1 Bedroom Villa


DAY 02 – Sunday, 18th December 2016
Enjoying Uco Valley On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying The Vines Resort & SPA On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to SPA & Swimming Pool.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Siete Fuegos Restaurant / The Vines Resort & SPA

Afternoon Free Enjoying The Vines Resort & SPA On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to SPA & Swimming Pool.

Dinner with Wines at Siete Fuegos Restaurant / The Vines Resort & SPA

Sleep at The Vines Resort & SPA / Room Category: 1 Bedroom Villa


(B) (D)


DAY 03 – Monday, 19th December 2016
Enjoying Uco Valley On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying The Vines Resort & SPA On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to SPA & Swimming Pool.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Siete Fuegos Restaurant / The Vines Resort & SPA

Visit & Wine Tasting at The Vines Winery

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Siete Fuegos Restaurant / The Vines Resort & SPA

Sleep at The Vines Resort & SPA / Room Category: 1 Bedroom Villa


(B)


DAY 04 – Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Sightseeing Uco Valley: Wine & Food Experience / Vistalba Valley / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA


09:15 AM Check OUT from The Vines Resort & SPA

09:30 AM Reception & Departure from The Vines Resort & SPA with Florencia

Visit & Wine Tasting at Corazon del Sol Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Sophenia Winery

Lunch with Wines at Andeluna Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Solo Contigo Winery

Private Transfer to Vistalba Valley

05:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Katharina Bistro Restaurant / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Sleep at Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA / Room Category: Reserva Suite


(B) (L)


DAY 05 – Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Enjoying Vistalba Valley On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Katharina Bistro Restaurant / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Afternoon Free Enjoying Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool.

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Katharina Bistro Restaurant / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Sleep at Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA / Room Category: Reserva Suite


(B)


DAY 06 – Thursday, 22nd December 2016
Sightseeing Lujan de Cuyo Valley: Wine & Food Experience


09:30 AM Departure from Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA with Florencia

Visit & Wine Tasting at Mater Vini Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Domaine St. Diego Winery

Lunch with Wines at Dominio del Plata Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Mendel OR Benegas Winery

05:00 PM Arrival at Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Katharina Bistro Restaurant / Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

Sleep at Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA / Room Category: Reserva Suite


(B) (L)


DAY 07 – Friday, 23rd December 2016
Vistalba Valley / Mendoza / Buenos Aires / Colonia / Carmelo / Puerto Dijama


05:45 AM Check OUT from Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA

06:00 AM Departure from Entre Cielos Wine Hotel & SPA with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Mendoza Airport

07:00 AM Arrival at Mendoza Airport

Flight Aerolineas Argentinas AR1407
Departing from Mendoza Airport (MDZ) at 08:40 AM
Arriving at Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) at 10:15 AM

Reception & Departure from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Port

11:30 AM Arrival at Buenos Aires Port

Fast Ferry Buquebus Boat
Departing from Buenos Aires Port at 12:30 PM
Arriving at Colonia Port at 01:45 PM

Reception & Departure from Colonia Port with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Carmelo

04:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Puerto Dijama

Afternoon Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Sleep at Puerto Dijama / Room Category: Suite Deluxe


(B)


DAY 08 – Saturday, 24th December 2016
Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own / Christmas’ Eve Dinner


Morning Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Christmas’ Eve Dinner with Wines at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Sleep at Puerto Dijama / Room Category: Suite Deluxe


(B) (D)


DAY 09 – Sunday, 25th December 2016
Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Sleep at Puerto Dijama / Room Category: Suite Deluxe


(B)



DAY 10 – Monday, 26th December 2016
Sightseeing Carmelo: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


09:30 AM Departure from Puerto Dijama with Damian

Visit & Wine Tasting at Irurtia Winery

Visit & Wine Tasting at Narbona Winery

Lunch with Wines at Carmelo Golf Club Restaurant

Visit & Wine Tasting at El Legado Winery

Guided Visit of Carmelo & Surroundings

05:00 PM Arrival at Puerto Dijama

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Sleep at Puerto Dijama / Room Category: Suite Deluxe


(B) (L)


DAY 11 – Tuesday, 27th December 2016
Enjoying Carmelo On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Puerto Dijama On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Puerto Dijama Restaurant

Sleep at Puerto Dijama / Room Category: Suite Deluxe


(B)


DAY 12 – Wednesday, 28th December 2016
Carmelo / Colonia / Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge


10:45 AM Check OUT from Puerto Dijama

11:00 AM Departure from Puerto Dijama with Damian

Private Transfer to Colonia

12:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

Lunch with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Rio Ancho Gourmet On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Private Beach & Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Dinner with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Sleep at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 13 – Thursday, 29th December 2016
Enjoying Colonia On Your Own


Morning Free Enjoying Rio Ancho Gourmet On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Private Beach & Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Lunch with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Rio Ancho Gourmet On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Private Beach & Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Dinner with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Sleep at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 14 – Friday, 30th December 2016
Sightseeing Colonia Suiza & Valdense: Culinary Experience


09:30 AM Departure from Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge with Damian

Private Transfer to Colonia Suiza

Visit & Chocolate Tasting at Arroyo Goye Chocolatier

Visit & Cheese Tasting at Landkase Diary Farm

Private Transfer to Colonia Valdense

Lunch with Wines at Entre Amigos Restaurant

Visit & Cheese Tasting at La Brida Diary Farm

Private Transfer to Colonia

05:00 PM Arrival at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

Dinner with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Sleep at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 15 – Saturday, 31st December 2016
Enjoying Colonia On Your Own / New Year’s Eve Dinner


Morning Free Enjoying Rio Ancho Gourmet On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Private Beach & Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

Lunch with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Afternoon Free Enjoying Rio Ancho Gourmet On Your Own
Please Note: Free Access to Private Beach & Swimming Pool / Use of Bikes & Kayaks.

New Year’s Eve Dinner with Wines at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge Restaurant

Sleep at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 16 – Sunday, 01st January 2017
Colonia / Buenos Aires / Bo Bo


10:15 AM Check OUT from Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

10:30 AM Departure from Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Colonia Port

11:00 AM Arrival to Colonia Port

Fast Ferry Buquebus Boat
Departing from Colonia Port at 12:01 PM
Arriving at Buenos Aires Port at 01:16 PM

Reception & Departure from Buenos Aires Port with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Bo Bo

02:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Bo Bo

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Buenos Aires On Your Own

08:30 PM Reserved Dinner Not Included a la Carte at PURATIERRA Restaurant in Buenos Aires
Please Note: 10-Minute Taxi Drive (Not Included).

Sleep at Bo Bo / Room Category: Suite


(B)


DAY 17 – Monday, 02nd January 2017
Buenos Aires / Departure OUT


06:15 AM Check OUT from Bo Bo

06:30 AM Departure from Bo Bo with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport

07:30 AM Arrival at Buenos Aires International Airport

Flight American Airlines AA0934
Departing from Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) at 09:40 AM
To Miami Airport (MIA)


(B)


END of SERVICES


PRICES


Final Price PER PERSON Hotels: 4.845 USD
Final Price PER PERSON Services: 2.950 USD
Final Price PER PERSON: 7.795 USD

FINAL PRICE x 2 PEOPLE: 15.590 USD

DEPOSIT PAID: 4.965 USD

DIFFERENCE DUE: 10.625 USD


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport & Port Transfers
16 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
7 Lunches & 6 Dinners with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 10 Wineries
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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