Harvest Festival Package - 1st weekend of March 2013
- Transfers to and from airport
- Full day wine tour to Lujan de Cuyo including lunch
- Pick-up from hotel and transportation to event, bilingual guide and entrance fee for the Harvest Festival – Malbec Location
*Details and Conditions
Transfer to and from the airport to your Hotel. Please advise us of the day, arrival time and flight number. (Only valid for downtown Hotels, does not include guide.)
Full Day Wine Tour in Lujan de Cuyo (Cradle of Malbec): A Wine Tour in Lujan de Cuyo offers great wines, spectacular views of the Andes, and prestigious wineries. With a fascinating combination of tradition and modernity, Lujan is home for some of the most renowned Malbecs in the world. This region is a perfect example of how man’s effort turned this dessert into a fertile Oasis. In Lujan de Cuyo you will learn about traditional irrigation systems, in contrast with the newest technology, providing you with an understanding of the basic components of wine-production here in Mendoza.
We will depart in the morning for a visit to the Kaiken Winery and Cap Vistalba. Afterwards we will visit Finca Decero where we will have a 3-course lunch paired with wines. From there you have a unique view over the Andes.
In the evening, enjoy the queens’ of Vendemia “Via Blanca,” the first event of the Harvest Festival. The “Via Blanca” is a parade in which allegorical vehicles from each of the provincial departments carry their queens along the streets of downtown Mendoza. Be sure to catch one of the grape clusters thrown by the queens!
In the morning, enjoy the ¨Carroussel de las Reinas.¨ The same allegorical vehicles parade once more through the streets of Mendoza, together with carriages, wagons and stagecoaches from the colonial times; old cars, loaded donkeys, “gauchos” riding on horses, musical groups from visiting countries, bands of street actors and musicians, etc. This is a day of celebration and performance you cannot miss!
Wine Harvest festival 2013
At 7.00 pm your bilingual guide pick you up from your Hotel in a 15 person mini van. We drive towards theFrank Romero Day ampitheatre and your guide will hand you your harvest festival tickets before entering. From your seats you will have a unique view of the festival!
The Harvest festival takes place at night and is the biggest celebration in Mendoza. More than 20,000 spectators sit in the Greek amphitheatre located in Parque San Martin, joined by thousands seated at the foothills of Cerro de la Gloria to see the show. More than 400 actors create an unforgettable show to narrate the spirit of the vintners. Afterwards the national grape harvest queen will be elected, and an impressive firework show will put an end to the big night.
After the Show you will go back to your hotel with your guide.
Transportation to and from the airport or the bus Terminal. Please advise day, arrival time and flight number. Only valid for downtown Hotels.Does not include guide
Entrance to the Mendoza Harvest Festival 2013
Your bilingual guide pick you up from your Hotel in the late afternoon in a 15 person mini van. We drive towards the Frank Romero Day ampitheatre and your guide will hand you your harvest festival tickets before entering. From your seats you will have a unique view of the festival!
After the Show (2.00 am approximately) you will go back to your hotel with your guide.