Chile - Wine Country: Chile
Ship: Silver Explorer
Voyage Number: E1200304014 (Post-cruise)
Sailing departure: 04 March 2020
Program departure: 18 March 2020
Nights: 3 Nights
Disembarkation port start: Valparaiso
Gateway airport end: Santiago
● 2 nights at the exclusive Vina Vik Millahue, a sensational property that has become the top winery in Chile
● Photographic opportunities galore
● Day of activities at Vina Vik including horseback riding, cycling and tracking
● Exclusive wine tasting led by local Sommelier
● Explore nearby haciendas and the Huaso culture
● Private visit to Montes and Lapostolle Wineries guided by local experts
● Explore Colchagua Museum with its Curator
● One night at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Santiago
Day 1 - Arrive at Valparaiso and transfer to the Vina Vik Millahue in the Colchagua Valley. The Vina Vik is a luxury vineyard and retreat owned by a Scandinavian couple that combines their passion for wine, modern architecture, and contemporary art into a sensual compound. The Vina Vik won the Conde Nast Travelers Reader's Choice Award in 2017. Enjoy a photography excursion of the grounds and a sunset dinner with expertly chosen wine selection.
Day 2 - Wake up to breakfast in the warm modernist dining area with views of the 11,000-acre winery and the Andes Mountains in the distance. Embark on a day exploring the contemporary art installations at the Vik or participate in activities curated by the winery that explores the valley and its natural surroundings by foot, hoof, or bicycle. In the afternoon there's an excursion to nearby haciendas where the lifestyle of the Chilean cowboy can be experienced firsthand. Touch the Huaso culture's hand -crafted goods, including beautiful handwoven ponchos and the iconic "Chupalla" hat.
Day 3 - Enjoy a morning wine tour of the Montes and Lapostolle wineries. Learn about modern sustainability practices of these businesses and taste the result of their attention to detail. Tasting are accompanied by experts and are followed by a curator-led visit at the Colchagua museum. Lunch will be enjoyed at Lapostolle; where the wine steers the cuisine. Check in at the Ritz Carlton in Santiago for evening relaxation and dinner at establishment of your choosing.
Day 4 - Check out and private transportation to Santiago airport for onward flight home.
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, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
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. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
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. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. 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.