**Note: the November departure will have extra winery visits instead of the Harvest Festival.
Mendoza is nestled at the foot of South America’s highest mountain, Aconcagua. This balmy city has a very relaxed feel that lends itself to wandering the tree lined avenues. On the February departure we’ll be here at harvest festival time, when the streets will be filled with stalls, parades and entertainment to enjoy. Enjoy a full day winery tour to Lujan de Cuyo: the most important wine region in Mendoza. Some of the best Malbec in Argentina is in this region, where you will taste exquisite wines and be served a multi course wine matching lunch. On the February trip, get ready for a spectacular performance in the open air amphitheater, featuring over 700 performers. You’ll be treated to a picnic dinner of delicious local wine and food. Also enjoy the festivities of the main Parade or Carrusel, which is a huge event and loads of fun. You’ll have grapes, wine, fruit and other trinkets thrown at you from the floats. See the harvest queens of each region and watch the splendid horses and gauchos. 2B, 1L, 1D