Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Vineyard Tour
Today your official guide and transportation will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour in the north of the island. Youâ€™ll start out with a quick drive through Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, one of the worldâ€™s busiest shipping ports. Also, see how the how the cityâ€™s restaurants, art galleries, natural history museum, and striking contemporary architecture of the Adan Martin Auditorium and the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes all contribute to a definitively Spanish cosmopolitan atmosphere. The day continues with a walking tour in La Laguna which is considered to be the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Its historical center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and is known for its many beautiful churches, including Santo Domingo, the Church of the Holy Christ and the San Miguel Chapel. Afterwards, the tour continues to Bodegas Monje Vineyard in El Sauzal for a tasting of traditional Canarian wine. Located 500 meters above sea level, the vineyard is situated on rocky ground and dry lava from the nearby volcano. The Monje family is among Tenerifeâ€™s first wine producers, cultivating and bottling wine since 1750 from the three grapes grown here â€” Listan Negro, Listan Blanco, and Negramoll.