New! Wine tour to Chile

Following the success of recent trips to South Africa and Argentina, we are delighted to offer a wine tour to Chile in the Spring of 2019. 

Once again, we have teamed up with Christos Ioannou, owner of Criterion Wines, who is a wine educator with vast experience of leading wine tours to South Africa, Rioja, Argentina, Champagane and other destinations. We will experience the wonderful wines, food and stunning scenery of this beautiful country and stay in amazing locations including the capital Santiago, the edgy town of Valparaiso, and characterful Santa Cruz and Curico. Visits to wineries have been arranged in the key wine growing regions of Casablanca, Maipo and Colchagua valleys where you will experience hand-crafted wines, culinary delights and a rodeo show in beautiful settings. 

There is also the opportunity to join an optional 3-day extension to ‘the North’ in the coastal town of La Serena from where we will experience the unique dessert-like scenery of Limari and Elqui Valleys and enjoy the elegant wines they produce. We will also enjoy stargazing at an observatory and the hieroglyphs of the Enchanted Valley.

The main tour will start at 4 pm on Friday 22nd February in Santiago and finish at 9am on Sunday 3rd March. The 3 day optional extension will start at 9am on Sunday 3rd March and finish at 9am on Wednesday 6th March. For the full daily draft itinerary and more details of the hotels see the Criterion website

TOUR PRICE

Main Tour: £2,300 per person sharing a double or twin room (£450 Single Room Supplement), which includes

Transport by air-conditioned executive coach throughout
9 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
9 group lunches or dinners with wine at wineries or local restaurants
Tastings at 12 different wineries
Private guided walking tour in Valparaiso
Services of Christos as tour leader and wine guide

Three-Day Extension: £750 per person sharing a double or twin room (£150 Single Room Supplement), which includes

Transport by air-conditioned minibus throughout
3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
3 group lunches or dinners with wine at wineries or local restaurants
Tastings at 4 different wineries and a Pisco distillery
Entrance ticket and tour at an Observatory
Entrance ticket and guide at the Enchanted Valley
Services of Christos as tour leader and wine guide

Flights Please note that the cost of flights is NOT included in the cost of the tour and you will need to book your own flights to/from Santiago. British Airways have a direct, non-stop flight from Heathrow to Santiago five times per week, and the dates of the tour have been scheduled to fit in with these flights. If arriving on Day 1 of the tour you will need to book a flight which arrives in Santiago by midday latest. The BA flight arrives at 9am.

Departure Sunday 3rd March, or Wednesday 6th March (if booking the extension). The tour will finish after breakfast so if leaving either day you can book any flight.

Domestic flights for the extension. If you join the extension to ‘The North’ you will need to book the following flights with LAN Chile (timings correct as at 11/09/18):

Sunday 3rd March: LAN 300, departs Santiago (SCL) 10.10, arrives La Serena (LSC) 11.12.
Tuesday 5th March: LAN 307, departs La Serena (LSC) 20.50, arrives Santiago (SCL) 21.44.

How to Book Go to https://criterionwinetours.com/product/chile-wine-tour-2019/ Complete the booking form online and pay the deposit of £575 with a debit or credit card (not AMEX). The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the tour. Please Note: There are a limited number of single rooms and all of these have been booked, but the last few places are available for 2 people sharing a room. To discuss, please call Christos on the numbers listed on the Criterion Wine Tours website. 
 

Please Note : Hertfordshire Wine School is acting as an Agent for Criterion Wine Limited. The contract for the tour is between you and Criterion Wine Limited. For Terms & Conditions - please see Booking Form.

Payment will be made to Criterion Wine Limited in accordance with the conditions on the Booking Form.

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