Santa Rita Winery (not available on Monday) and City Tour
You will drive south to Alto Jahuel for Santa Rita vineyard. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez Concha at his farm on the slopes of the hills surrounding the valley, Santa Rita vineyard has some of the best land for producing wine. Visit the winery and learn the wine production process with its French and American oak barrels used in the aging cellars. Walk into the warehouse, a cellar built with stone masonry by French architects that has been declared a National Monument. The Andean Museum houses a private collection of more than 1,800 pieces of Chilean Pre-Columbian art and Mapuche wool, textile, and silver work. Here you will find an excellent museum shop with some interesting books, figures, and souvenirs. After lunch served at Doña Paula Restaurant at the Winery, you will drive back to the Santiago and tour the city which is a mixture of modernity and history. This excursion gives a complete panoramic view of the city beginning downtown at Plaza de la Constitución and La Moneda Presidential Palace, the current seat of the government. Reach the important Plaza de Armas, heart of town since 1541, surrounded by the Central Post Office, the Cathedral, the City Hall and the National Historical Museum. Then pass by the Fine Arts Museum, a French style building inaugurated in 1910 in the heart of Parque Forestal. Finally cross the Mapocho River, reach the Bellavista bohemian neighborhood and drive up to a viewpoint at the San Cristobal Hill for a wide panoramic view over Santiago.
Return back to hotel and overnight.
Full day tour to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso.
The coast is located 120 kilometers and approximately 2 hours from Santiago, we will drive through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. Valparaiso city is a port declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Valparaiso is one of the most charming ports of South America with natural beauty and unique architecture. We will visit La Sebastiana which is a museum and house of Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize for Literature 1971. After lunch served at a local restaurant in Viña del Mar or Valparaiso, we continue the tour to the Plaza Sotomayor, surrounding by National Heritage building in front of the Prat wharf. From here we will walk to the Yugoslavian Walk, where we have an excellent view of the bay. We also ﬁnd some historic buildings, such as Museum of Fine Arts in Valparaiso, built in 1916 used to be Baburizza Palace and the Astoreca Palace built in 1923 now a boutique hotel.
Then we will go to Viña del Mar (known as city of the gardens).You will have a panoramic view from the bus to the ﬂoral clock and Peru avenue. Return to Santiago and overnight.