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Food & Wine: Flavors of Chile & Argentina

12 days |  14 days with Uruguay extension
12 days |  14 days with Uruguay extension
Group size1222 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

Physical activity
vineyard near mountains
Making empanadas
Detail shot of the city of Valparaiso Chile
La Perla de Caminito in Buenos Aires Argentina
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Taste your way through the perfect pairing of culinary countries.

Welcome to the sultry side of the equator, where the only thing bolder than the culture are the flavors. Between the vibrant street markets and the lush, mountainside vineyards, you'll revel in the rich Andean traditions woven into every dish and drink on this small Group Food & Wine Tour. So, don't be shy–sip all the Malbec, savor every asado, and indulge in non-stop choripán. Because down here, it's only polite to eat every decadent morsel in sight.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches with wine
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 wine tastings
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Included highlights

  • Santa Lucía Hill
  • El Mercado Central
  • Valparaíso
  • Casablanca Valley wine tasting
  • Aconcagua Valley wine tasting
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Santiago today.

Santiago3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Santiago
Included meal: Welcome lunch

Welcome to Chile! Gather with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant for a welcome lunch.

Day 3: Food Sightseeing tour of Santiago
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Set out to explore Santiago with a local guide on a sightseeing tour.

  • Drive through the city’s Barrio Bellavista, known for its bohemian charm
  • Pass the Barrio Lastarria and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Walk up Santa Lucía Hill to soak in incredible views from the spot where Santiago was founded in 1541
  • Try mote con huesillos, a popular drink in Chile known for its refreshing peach and cinnamon flavors
  • Head to Plaza de Armas where you’ll see Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, the Chilean National History Museum, and the Central Post Office Building
  • Visit El Mercado Central, a bustling culinary hotspot, to taste the city’s best seafood, wines, and meats

Enjoy a free afternoon in Santiago or add an excursion.

Concha & Toro Winery Tour with Lunch

From $149 per person

Day 4: Sightseeing tour of Valparaíso & Casablanca Valley wine tasting
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Visit the coastal city of Valparaíso, locally known as The Jewel of the Pacific.

  • Embark on a guided tour of the city, passing through the UNESCO-recognized port and historic quarter
  • Board the Queen Victoria funicular for a ride up to the hilltop neighborhoods of Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción
  • Set off on a walking tour of whimsical streets full of colorful houses and imaginative street art

Afterward, make your way to the nearby Casablanca Valley, where you’ll stop at a boutique, biodynamic winery for a tasting. Sample the winery’s signature Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah during an included plated lunch, before making your way back to Santiago.

Mendoza3 nights
Day 5: Mendoza via Aconcagua Valley
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Transfer to Mendoza through the famed Aconcagua Valley, one of Chile’s five principal wine regions.

  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch paired with Carménère, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines at an Aconcagua wine estate
  • Pass through the towering Andes mountain range to cross the border to Argentina
  • Visit the small villages of Uspallata, Puente del Inca, and Horcones, and stop for breathtaking photos along the way

Then, continue on to Mendoza and enjoy a free evening to relax or explore the area.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Mendoza, cooking demonstration & distillery visit
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Liquor tasting, Dinner

Get to know the city of Mendoza on a guided tour.

  • Walk through Plaza Independencia to pass Mendoza Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Francis, and the former Banco Hipotecario, before arriving in the Civic district
  • Sample alfajores, a traditional cookie, and dulce de leche at a local chocolate factory
  • Enter General San Martín Park to see the Monument to the Army of the Andes

Enjoy a free afternoon in Mendoza or add an excursion.

This evening, visit a local home of a master distiller and chef where you’ll learn about traditional Andean cuisine and the intricate distilling process. Craft your own gin, and see how Argentinians cook with seasonal ingredients and a range of meat cuts. Then, sit down for an included dinner paired with the house wine.

Taste of Mendoza: Tapas & Wine Tour

From $55 per person

Day 7: Mendoza wine tastings
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Spend a free morning in Mendoza.

This afternoon, head outside of the city to visit to of the most famous wineries located in the Luján de Cuyo and Maipu regions.

  • Learn about the area's wine-making traditions
  • Enjoy a lunch of seasonal, local cuisine along with a wine pairing featuring Malbec, the area's signature sip
  • Soak in the beautiful views of the vineyards, which sit against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes mountains
Buenos Aires3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Buenos Aires
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires and enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.

Buenos Aires Tango Lesson, Show & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 9: Food of Buenos Aires tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Taste your way through the city as you embark on a guided tour of the place where tango was born.

  • Drive through the aristocratic Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods to visit the grave of Eva Perón, the former First Lady of Argentina
  • Pop in to a traditional bar where historic writers and car enthusiasts used to frequent and enjoy a drink
  • Make your way past the National Museum of Fine Arts and the beautiful parks and gardens of Palermo
  • Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world
  • Wander through the famous Mercado San Telmo, where you’ll sample traditional Argentinian street foods like empanadas
  • Explore the La Boca neighborhood, where the influence of Italian settlers can still be felt today, and taste a traditional appetizer sandwich called choripán
  • End your tour with a dulce de leche ice cream treat

Spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Argentinian Cultural Dinner

From $145 per person

Day 10: Buenos Aires street art & culture
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Farewell dinner

Today, dig in to Buenos Aires’ colorful, spirited art scene and visit one of the best opera houses in the world.

  • Join your Tour Director for a guided tour of the city’s vibrant street art and murals, which capture everything from political unrest to whimsical pets
  • Meet artists along the way and learn about the Buenos Aires Street Art Organization, which organizes and curates the murals with international artists
  • Step inside the Colón Theater, famous for it’s acoustics and architectural details
  • Enjoy a tasting of churros, medialunas, and coffee at the iconic Café Tortoni

Tonight, celebrate your trip with your group at an authentic Argentinian asado farewell dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll see grill cooking techniques up close, in this intimate dining experience.

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast

Relax in a dayroom before boarding your flight home tonight, or continue on to Uruguay.

Arrive Home
Day 12: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Extension to Uruguay
Extend your trip to Uruguay and learn why this small-but-mighty country is not to be missed. From its vast wine production to the UNESCO-recognized city of Montevideo, experience the rich culture and history as you explore the country's highlights with your Tour Director.
Uruguay2 nights
Day 11: Montevideo via Colonia del Sacremento
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, board a ferry to cross the Río de la Plata and make your way to Uruguay. Visit the city of Colonia del Sacramento, where you’ll walk through the UNESCO-listed Historic Quarter on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Stroll past the Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento, the Real de San Carlos bullring, and the city's famous white lighthouse
  • Pass through Mayor Square and take in riverside views from the historic San Pedro Bastion
  • Visit a local restaurant for a lunch of Uruguayan specialties and wine

Then, continue on to Montevideo and enjoy a free evening.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Montevideo & Canelones wine tastings
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine tasting

Embark on a guided tour of Montevideo, the southernmost capital in the Americas.

  • Stroll through Old Town, passing the renowned Solís Theatre as you go
  • See landmarks like the Legislative Palace, Presidential House, Centenary Stadium, and La Diligencia Monument in Prado’s Park
  • Stroll through the mouthwatering food stalls at the Mercado del Puerto, once the city’s principle meat and produce market
  • Get a glimpse of local life as you pass through a few of the city's residential neighborhoods and drive along the beaches on United National Rambla

This afternoon, travel to the Canelones wine region to visit two family-run wineries, or bodegas.

  • Tour the vineyards and hear how the winemaking traditions are passed down from generation to generation
  • Eat lunch at one of the bodegas and learn how the winemakers put their personal stamp on the varietals they create, during tastings served with cheese

This evening, toast to your trip with a farewell drink.

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast

Relax in a dayroom before boarding your flight home tonight.

Arrive Home
Day 14: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded All Expectations!
    2/9/24 by 6th-time traveler Charles

    The Food was fantastic. The wine was wonderful. The hotels were great. Mariana, our Tour Director, was terrific. A truly remarkable and memorable tour and experience, with very fine excursions. The group participants coelesced extremely well -- 15 new friends for life! The private-home visit i...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Everything is not included
    2/16/24 by 4th-time traveler Robert

    Skip the optional day 3 excursion to concha toro winery waste of money 3 small tastes and no lunch we were taken to a local restaurant for lunch which other members of the tour who didn’t pay for the excursion got to go for free. We talked to other people not on the go ahead tour at the winery and ...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 3/15/24

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Food and Wine experience.
    2/16/24 by 2nd-time traveler David

    Our 2nd tour with Go Ahead but our first food and wine tour. We were very pleased with most aspects of the tour. We found the included restaurants, wineries, and hotels to be first class. Each hotel was in a great location, comfortable, good breakfast, quiet, and friendly. Some of the best meal...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Pullman Santiago Vitacura
    Pullman Santiago Vitacura

    This modern hotel is located in the Vitacura neighborhood. Guests enjoy a bar, restaurant, and lounge. Nearby you’ll find Bicentenario Park, Sky Costa...

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    Lares de Chacras
    Lares de Chacras

    This cozy boutique hotel is located in Chacras de Coria, Argentina – outside of Mendoza. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, lush gardens, and bike tours o...

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    NH 9 de Julio
    NH 9 de Julio

    This contemporary hotel is located in downtown Buenos Aires. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, and a rooftop terrace and pool. Nearby, yo...

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    Dazzler Montevideo
    Dazzler Montevideo

    This modern hotel is located in the Montevideo's trendy Punta Carretas neighborhood. Guests enjoy a rooftop pool with a view of the city, a sauna, and...

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