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Argentina: A 5-Star Tour of Culture, Food & Wine

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Premier Tours & Travel is headed to Argentina and you won’t want to miss experiencing this exclusive, bespoke, 5-star luxury tour. We will lead you on Argentinean cultural, viticultural, and culinary adventures throughout Buenos Aires and Mendoza, including renown wineries in the Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo, and Uco Valleys. Hand-selected luxury accommodations will make this truly a Premier experience. 

February 24 – March 2, 2024 (Departing the United States February 23, 2024)
November 2-9, 2024 (departing the USA November 1, 2024)

From $8,310.00/person; Double Occupancy; Based on 16 guests; $1000 deposit. Optional Extensions Available.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Depart USA on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day 1:
After an overnight flight from the United States, land in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Our Premier Tours & Travel representatives will personally meet you outside of the arrival’s hall holding a Premier Tours & Travel sign, and will escort you to our private transportation.

Enjoy a panoramic, guided visit in the southern barrios (neighborhoods) of Buenos Aires, such as Plaza de Mayo, the Pink House, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza San Martín, Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Plaza Dorrego, La Boca, and Caminito Street.

Following the tour, enjoy an introduction to Argentinean cuisine with lunch at a stylish yet traditional brasserie that has become a classic with true porteño style. Check into your nearby hotel one-night in the 5-star luxury hotel.  The balance of your day will be at leisure.

 Day 2
The group will depart from the hotel this for the flight to Mendoza this morning.

After a brief flight from Buenos Aires, touch down in the beautiful city of Mendoza — one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine.

Please note: For the domestic flights, one checked luggage (50 pounds) per person plus a carry-on item per person is allowed.

Your introduction into Mendoza will be a wine tasting at vineyard. Enjoy a guided tour of their vineyards, taste their wines, and learn about winemaking techniques of the winemaker. Enjoy hand-selected tapas for lunch during the tasting.

Following your time at the tasting, depart for your deluxe accommodations for the following three nights.

After checking in, reconnect with the group at the hotel for a bespoke, custom-curated dinner with wine pairings.

Day 3
Daily breakfast included.

Stay in the Uco Valley to explore this beautiful region by way of a visit and wine tasting at acclaimed Zuccardi Valle de Uco’s Piedra Infinita Vineyard (or similar), famed for its 100-point wine. This impressive, all-concrete winery is renowned for its pure, elegant wines from the unique soils of the locality. It’s the sister winery to the Zuccardi family winery in Mendoza, a project by the next generation, and has won international acclaim. Enjoy a delicious 4-step leisurely lunch with wine pairings, which will showcase their dedication to the highest quality wine and food.

Return late afternoon to the hotel for the balance of your day at leisure.

Day 4
Daily breakfast included.

Take the morning to relax and enjoy the amenities of the property today. Following lunch at leisure, enjoy a tour and tasting at the boutique Alfa Cruz Winery (or similar) in El Cepillo, the heart of the Uco Valley, almost 1,200 meters above sea level with the Andes as backdrop. The great thermal amplitude, the scarcity of rain and the richness of the soil generate a style and identity for which their wines are known.

Visit The Vines Resort & Spa for an exclusive wine tasting with Maryana Onofri, the Director of Wines and Sommelier at The Vines (or similar), followed by a three-course dinner with wine selected by your hosts along with a view of the Andes mountains.

Day 5
This morning following check-out, transfer from the Uco Valley to the Luján de Cuyo Valley for a visit to two additional crown jewels of Mendoza vineyards: Catena Zapata Winery and Casa Vigil El Enemigo (or similar) — listed as #7 and #24, respectively, in the World’s Best Vineyards. Visit Bodega Catena Zapata for a tour and tasting of its exceptional wines — Catena offers a very thorough (and highly sought after) experience that is three hours duration. This experience will be followed by lunch with wine at Casa El Enemigo.

Following lunch, check into your boutique accommodations in the Luján de Cuyo Valley for two nights. The balance of your day is at leisure to immerse yourself into the amenities of the property.

Day 6
Enjoy a morning at leisure in the spa or take the opportunity for a visit to the nearby shops and art galleries this morning (transportation provided). This afternoon reconnect with the group for a visit to Susana Balbo Winery (or similar) — home of the first female eonologist and winemaker in Argentina, the “Queen of Torrontés,” and over 20 wines scoring 90+ points by numerous critics, including The Wine Advocate. Under expert tutelage, enjoy a custom blending experience like no other. Be a winemaker for a day, combining different grapes under her guidance to make your own, unique wine, with your hallmark all over it. 

This exceptional experience will be followed by a gourmet, six-step paired dinner at Matias Riccitelli Winery, producing some of the most exciting wines in Argentina today. Return to our accommodations for the balance of your day at leisure.

Day 7
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport to return to Buenos Aires.

Check in to the 5* hotel for your final night in Buenos Aires.

Reconnect with the group tonight to enjoy a quintessential Argentinean Tango show and dinner at one of the best cafes in Buenos Aires — Rojo Tango (or similar).

Day 8
On your final day in Buenos Aires, enjoy a panoramic, guided visit in the northern barrios (neighborhoods) of Buenos Aires, including Palermo and La Recoleta. Palermo is the largest barrio best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Charles Thays. Visit La Recoleta well-known for its historical and architectural significant due to its Beaux-Arts architecture. Admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums, and make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.

As a special treat, enjoy a final lunch experiencing authentic Argentinean pizza at one of the oldest pizzerias before transferring to the airport for your evening flight back to the United States.

Say Adios to Buenos Aires and Argentina this evening. We hope you have enjoyed this incredible cultural, wine, and culinary experience with Premier Tours & Travel.

Optional Pre- and Post-Tour in Buenos Aires
We would be happy to arrange a pre- or post-tour extension in Buenos Aires upon request.

Optional 2-3 Night Extension Post-Tour to Iguazú Falls, Argentina
While in Argentina, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the largest waterfall in the world: Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The Falls are some 70 feet higher than Niagara Falls and the largest waterfall system in the world based on volume.

Your Relais & Chateaux accommodation (located just 20 minutes from the Falls) is the all-inclusive 14-room lodgeAwasi Iguazú— which is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest. Your villa will be assigned with a Reservations Assistant who will be in charge of coordinating the details of your trip that take into account your personal interests and expectations. Also includes a private guide and 4WD, allowing you to explore at your own pace, visiting where you want, in your own time. Your program includes meals at Awasi’s Relais & Chateaux restaurant, which highlights local flavors and ingredients. It also includes an open bar of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including an exquisite selection of Argentinian wines. Pricing to be determined at the time of booking.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Itinerary subject to change. Premier Tours & Travel reserves the right to modify programs and itineraries (including arranged sightseeing, accommodations, dining experiences, aircraft, trains, vessels, and so forth) at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Premier Tours & Travel’s control, including force majeures. In the instance our Expert host cancels due to unforeseen circumstances, Premier Tours & Travel has the right to substitute another Expert host, such as a chef, in such an emergency (timing allowed) and/or the tour will continue in its entirety. Every effort is made to operate our itineraries as planned but alterations may need to be made after the final itinerary has been issued. International Airfare is not included. Domestic (Argentina) airfare is non-changeable, nonrefundable. For the domestic flight, one checked luggage (33 pounds) per person plus a carry-on item per person is allowed. If your luggage exceeds 33 pounds, it will be your responsibility to pay the excess baggage fees (e.g., a 50-pound bag will incur a fee of $18 each way). Deposits are utilized to secure services on your behalf and are nonrefundable. Deposits are transferable to a future Expertly Done Culinary & Wine Travel tour. One glass of wine is included with meals if noted otherwise alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of each adult guest during the program and at leisure. Guests are limited to one carry on and one checked baggage and will be responsible for any additional fees charged for additional luggage. Group transfers are included; please check with Premier Tours & Travel to ensure you arrive within the group transfer window or transfers will be at your expense. Please see Key Items to Know Before You Leave Home attached.

Premier Experiences, Premier Advantages


  • English-speaking Premier representatives
  • Expert Host (based upon departure)
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Private transfers
  • Carefully curated accommodations
  • Full breakfast daily; lunches and dinners as noted
  • Hand-selected renowned winery tours, tastings, and cooking experiences in the Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo, and Uco Valleys
  • City tours and Tango experience
  • Internet (where available)
  • 24/7 Premier support


About Chef Bob Waggoner


A California native, Chef Bob Waggoner received his formal training with Michael Roberts at Trumps in Los Angeles from 1981 to 1983, and later in France at a constellation of Michelin-rated restaurants with chefs Jacques Lameloise, Charles Barrier, Pierre Gagnaire, Gerard Boyer and Mark Meneau. At 23, he took on his first chef position at the private club “Members” in Caracas, Venezuela. Chef Bob Waggoner returned to France at age 24 to become chef of the Hotel de la Poste in Avallon for three years. Then, in 1988 at age 26, in the town of Moneteau in Burgundy, he became the first American chef to own his own restaurant in France, the much acclaimed Le Monte Cristo.  He is one of the few Americans to be Knighted with the “l’Odre du Mérite Agricole” from the Government of France.

In 1991, Waggoner was offered the opportunity of Chef de Cuisine with Chef Jean-Pierre Silva, the two-star Michelin, at Le Vieux Moulin in Beaune, France. After 11 years in France, he returned to the States in 1993 to cook at the award-winning Turnberry Isle in Florida, before joining The Wild Boar in Nashville, where he earned the restaurant a coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award and the Grand Award from Wine Spectator.

He finally found his way to Charleston where he was Executive Chef of Charleston Grill at Charleston Place for a dozen years. Every year Chef Bob was at the Charleston Grill, it was awarded AAA Four-Diamond and the Mobile Four-Star award, and in 2001 he was nominated four times for The Beard Foundation "Best Chef Southeast" award. He is the author of the Charleston Grill at Charleston Place: French Influenced Lowcountry Cuisine cookbook. Always well regarded as a media-savvy chef, he won an Emmy for his television show “Off the Menu” with Turner South, and was the host of the PBS series "U Cook with Chef Bob" and "U Travel with Chef Bob." He is currently working with top country musicians in Nashville on the hit show "Sing for Your Supper."

Now Chef Bob is moving on from his restaurant past, but he is certainly not leaving the kitchen.  Drawing from the wealth of artisans in the Charleston area, from woodworkers to artists and cabinet makers, Chef Bob has created a stunning demonstration kitchen in downtown Charleston with reclaimed wood floors, a u-shaped marble countertop and even a Grand player piano.  Despite the sophisticated surroundings, Chef Bob's cooking classes are relaxed and casual, and with his easygoing nature he can teach anyone the culinary tips and techniques for "how it's done" in the finest restaurants.