Are you looking forward to a dream trip to Chile? See the beauty, explore tradition, and learn the history of wine-filled Chile. The Almacruz Hotel in beautiful and uptempo Santiago de Chile and the Santa Cruz Hotel in vinous and picturesque Colchagua Valley’s Santa Cruz will take you on an exceptional trip leaving you with everlasting reminiscence.

Alma Cruz Hotel, the best place to enjoy the historical Santiago downtown. 

Have a grand arrival and welcome to Santiago in the Almacruz Hotel with its convention center, located in the middle of the historic center which makes it easier for exploring the capital city. Start the day in Barrio Italia and wander through the former traditional Italian immigrant neighborhood with many of its quirky shops, upcoming pop-ups, and trendy cafés. Once there, you should visit Café de la Candelaria for a nutritious brunch. Join our panoramic half-day city tour, on which you will visit the infamous Cerro Santa Lucia. Moreover, this tour gives you enough spare time to see places on your own. Walk from the streets of artistic Barrio Yungay to the streets of culturally rich Barrio Brazil with many outing options.

When in Santiago, it should be on your bucket list to visit the Heladeria Emporio La Rosa, which is awarded as one of the best 25 ice cream shops in the world. Continue the trip to the bohemian Barrio Bellas Artes to take in the vibe and rhythm of the neighborhood and stop for a great lunch at the New Horizon Comida Hindú restaurant. Next, a visit to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is awaiting you, in which there are Chilean and South American exhibitions and various free tours through their rooms. 

Our tours will be mainly done by car and you will be able to spot many sights. The tour ends at the Almacruz Hotel with a wine tasting of two wine strains from the Colchagua Valley accompanied by a few appetizers. What makes the hotel more special is that it provides a cultural exhibition to learn a lot about the country’s past and its influence on today’s society. Walk around in the hotel’s very own gallery filled with a collection of important South American historical pieces from the museum in the Colchagua Valley.

In case you want to join more of a full-day cultural tour, we also offer two of them with visits to museums. Visit the San Cristobal Hill for its great view over the metropole and traditional neighborhoods in Santiago, and the historic center of the General Cemetery of Santiago; it was declared a National Historical Heritage by the Council of National Monuments as a few of the 2 million deceased were honorable personalities for the nation who have largely contributed to the country’s more recent heritage and it is one of the biggest cemeteries of South America. To finish off the day, it is possible to book a wine tasting at the hotel for an extra fee.  

Santa Cruz Hotel, the perfect location for tasting premium wine and relaxing. 

It is very likely to continue the trip to the Colchagua Valley as the experience from Santiago has been pretty promising. Luckily, we offer you our much-loved tour, which consists of visits to the historical Colchagua museum, the car museum, and logically the wine museum. How about a tour through one of the most important vineyards of the valley? Try some of the award-winning wine selections and even a local gourmet dish made with regional and organic ingredients, paired with the according wine. 

A stay in the hotel is recommendable to everyone, with or without children as well, as the tours and programs give a few options to choose from, depending on personal circumstances, it takes to arrive around two hours away from Santiago.The interior of the Santa Cruz Hotel is in a romantic colonial style, making the whole experience more special and cozy. There is even a great wine cellar with a great variety of wines from the internationally famous wine valley that you have to try while you’re there. Pair a glass of wine with the hotel’s well-elaborated Chilean fusion restaurant’s menu. Pay a visit to the hotel’s own casino, steam bath, or heated pool, if you feel like doing something else to relax after your activities. The associated souvenir shop offers plenty of traditional and local handcrafts to remember this special trip. 

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Published in March 2023