Culinary Tour of Uruguay
Culinary Tour of Uruguay
Private/Hosted Tour-Land Only
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Daily January 1-December 31, 2019
Price per Person:Call or email for 2019 prices
Package Includes:3 nights first class accommodation all with private facilities
All airport/bus terminal and port transfers in Uruguay
Breakfast each morning
Regularly scheduled/public bus transportation between Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo
Private sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Colonia del Sacramento-Montevideo
Upon arrival you will be met and taken on a private city tour of Colonia. You will visit Colonia's most important attractions which has been declared a World Heritage town UNESCO. You will visit the narrow cobble stone streets, colonial style mansions, forts, Spanish and Portuguese Museums, the port, downtown,Ferrando Beach, the wonderful Coastal Rambla which borders Colonia from the Old City to the "Real de San Carlos" where you will visit the bullring, the horse race track and the old port. Continue for a visit to the Bernardi Winery, a small winery in Colonia known for its artisan production of fine wines and "grappas" produced with their own grapes. The "Grappa" is a typical strong Italian drink produced with the residue of the different selection of grapes. You will then enjoy lunch at the Buen Suspiro Bar, in the old city. during a little afternoon break you will enjoy a taste of the typical Uruguayan drink mate (type of herb tea) at Mate with Bizcochos" (Bizcocho: is the name given in several Latin American countries to many variants of buttery flaky pastry and some cookies.) Continue to the Estancia La Vigna where you will visit the dairy where homemade goat cheese is produced. Cheese tasting included today. Dinner and accommodation at La Vigna.
Day 2 Colonia-Montevideo
After breakfast at the estancia you will be transferred to Montevideo by public bus, and then a private transfer to the My Suites Wine Hotel. Located in the neighborhood of Pocitos, a very upscale residential area close to the coastline of the River Plate and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The hotel was conceived as a new concept of boutique hotel focused on the fine wines of Uruguay. Each floor has been assigned to one of the wineries selected as the most representative of the vine tradition of Uruguay and each room equipped with information on the history and characteristics of the vineyards and with wines and details of the specific winery. All of these selected wineries produce fine wines of high quality that can be discovered in the wine tasting which is included each day by an expert sommelier in charge of the fine selection of three wines that are presented with some regional tapas. Wine Tasting included at hotel each day. Overnight at the My Suites Wine Hotel.
Day 3 Montevideo
After breakfast,morning city tour by Montevideo, visit Montevideo's most important attractions: the Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, the traditional Prado neighborhood, the residential zone of Carrasco, the Old City and pedestrian streets, the town hall and the cathedral located in Matriz Square. Lunch will be served at the renowned Restaurant La Pasiva. You will enjoy the typical Chivito sandwich. Chivito is the name of a sandwich-style national dish of Uruguay and consists primarily of a thin slice of filet mignon, with mayonnaise, black or green olives, mozzarella, tomatoes and commonly also bacon, fried or hard boiled eggs and ham. It is served in a bun, often with a side of French fries. Other ingredients might be added into the sandwich such as red beets, grilled or pan-fried red peppers and pickles. Rest of the afternoon free to personal activities. Then in the night local transfer to Parrillada "El Fogon" to enjoy the best asado (barbecue) in Uruguay. Wine Tasting included at hotel today. Overnight at the My Suites Wine Hotel.
Day 4 Montevideo-End of Tour
After breakfast, you will visit the Juanico and Bouza vineyards with tasting included. The Bouza Winery was built in 1942 by Numa Pesquera following the model of a French chateau. In 2002 they restored the building maintaining the original idea.The winery now has a blend of traditional concepts and the necessary technology to ensure the best modern wine making practices. Continue to the Juanico Winery. The Juanico winery is reckoned to be the most technically advanced in Uruguay, thanks to its investment in the business and its use of the latest technology. It's a winery that is evolving to satisfy the tastes and increasing knowledge of consumers. Afternoon transfer to the airport, bus terminal or port. You can extend your stay in Montevideo or continue to the famous seaside resort of Punta Del Este or cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.
Additional nights available.