An ancient and traditional wine region, Mendoza is the largest wine region in Argentina accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country's entire wine production. Journey to award-winning wineries and taste top quality wines that have gained international prestige.
Guests participating in this program should schedule their departing flight from Buenos Aires.
DAY 1 - BUENOS AIRES
Debark your Silversea cruise where a representative will transfer you to the Ushuaia airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Following check-in at the hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Overnight at the Alvear Palace- Buenos Aires
DAY 2 - BUENOS AIRES / MENDOZA
Following breakfast this morning, check out and transfer to the Buenos Aires Domestic airport for your flight to Mendoza. Pack a small overnight bag to take with you. The remainder of your luggage will be stored at the hotel until you return to Buenos Aires.
Upon your arrival to Mendoza, your journey through the prestigious wine region starts immediately with a small reception and transfer to the 1st cellar: Matervini. Matervini is dedicated to the exploration of the oldest geologies of Pre-Cordillera and their impact on wine personality and flavors. One of the most extreme vineyards in the country, that uses solar power for all of their energy needs and compost all organic residues.
Lunch is provided this afternoon during your tour.
Continue to El Enemigo, a winery that offers a unique experience outing in which wine and literature are combined. The excellently ranked wines are the treasure of the winery where art and history are the pillars of this great sensory experience. Afterwards stop at Cruzat, a real pioneer in the development of sparkling wine. The perfect location for the winery is picked based on the right altitude, ideal temperature and soils with good drainage.
Around sunset, you will be transferred to Uco Valley to spend the night at Posada Salentein. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Overnight at the Posada Salentein- Mendoza
DAY 3 - MENDOZA
This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your visit to Posada Salentein's Art Gallery and the main bodega. The subterranean bodegas are located 26 feet underground and a constant temperature of 54°F (12°C) with an 80% of humidity and store roughly 5,000 barrels.
Continue to Tempus Alba winery, where the development of wine is based on the genetic selection in hopes that science can further contribute to improve the enological quality of the wines. Next stop is at the Finca Agostino. This Mendocinian-Canadian winery is an elegant mix of old and new that houses its very own extensive vegetable patch and fruit orchard. Select fresh ingredients for the cooking class that will be conducted by the winery's chef. The "hands-on" menu includes cooking your own empanadas and learning hot to cook traditional Argentinian barbecue. Lunch is provided this afternoon.
Return to the hotel this evening for dinner.
Overnight at the Posada Salentein- Mendoza
DAY 4 - MENDOZA/ BUENOS AIRES
Rise this morning and after breakfast, check-out of the hotel. Transfer to the Mendoza airport for your domestic flight back to Buenos Aires. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.
Overnight at the Alvear Palace - Buenos Aires
DAY 5 - BUENOS AIRES
Enjoy breakfast this morning before being transferred to the airport for your international return flight home.
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Days 2 & 3: Buenos Aires / Mendoza / Buenos Aires. Flight duration is approximately 2 hours.
Day 4: ONE-WAY Ushuaia/ Buenos Aires. Flight duration is approximately 3.75 hours.
Please pack one small bag to take with you to Mendoza. Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Argentinean flights (maximum 33lbs/15kg). The remainder of your luggage is stored at the hotel until your return to Buenos Aires.
Please check with your travel professional for details about Argentinean visa. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.
This tour requires a good amount of walking, some strenuous, and therefore is not recommended to guests in wheelchairs or guests with mobility issues.
Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.