Day 1. BUENOS AIRES- City Tour | Dinner at Estilo Campo Restaurant
Arrive in vivacious Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel in this modern and sophisticated city with its wide flower-lined boulevards – you’ll think you are traveling in Europe. Time to rest and relax before your afternoon tour of the northern part of the city. See the magnificent parks, and the residential Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences. Drive via the National Library, School of Law, Latin American Art Museum and the 3 de Febrero Park and Planetarium. Arrive in the Palermo “Soho” district, one of the trendiest areas in the city, with its boutique hotels, eclectic restaurants and design boutiques – the place where locals go to “be seen.” Tonight, a Welcome Dinner at Restaurant Estilo Campo celebrates your arrival in Argentina.
Day 2. BUENOS AIRES- City Tour | Visit El Zanjon de Granados | Lunch at El Historico Restaurant | Dinner at Cabañas Las Lilas
Morning visit to Plaza de Mayo Square, surrounded by the Government House, also known as the “Pink House.” Continue on Avenida de Mayo to see some of the city’s architectural wonders and the Obelisk which rises as a symbol of the city. Nearby, view the majestic Colon Theatre, whose perfect acoustics makes it one of the best Opera Houses in the world. Arrive in the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca with its famous street, “Caminito”. This neighbourhood was highly influenced by European immigration at the end of 19th century. The visit continues towards picturesque San Telmo which keeps most of its heritage untouched. Stop to visit El Zanjón de Granados, a place of impressive historical value filled with myth and magic – it is a trip back into the origins of the city. Lunch at the Restaurant El Historico, in San Telmo, belonging to the Argentine Society of Writers; perhaps you’ll meet some talented and well known authors in this quiet and cozy environment. Then, on to the modern Puerto Madero neighborhood, with its former port warehouses, now turned into top-notch facilities and the new Colección Fortabat Modern Art Museum. Tonight, dinner at one of the best Argentine Barbecue Restaurants, Cabañas Las Lilas restaurant, located in the modern area of Puerto Madero.
Day 3. BUENOS AIRES- Tigre by Boat & Delta excursion | 1 h Delta Navigation | Lunch at Il Novo Maria Lujan Restaurant
Morning Boat ride to Tigre, a lovely neighborhood situated in the delta of the Paraná River. The area was first colonized in 1580 by smugglers that took advantage of the little rivers and isles to hide themselves and to sneak in with goods, evading custom taxes. Finally, towards the end of the 19th century, the Buenos Aires’ elite citizens chose this place as a favorite for recreation and weekends. On the sail along the Delta view the old residences, wooden houses built over piles, and yacht clubs. Return to the city via the elegant residential area of San Isidro. Visit the beautiful neo-gothic Cathedral, placed in the historic center of the city. Stop to visit the Villa Victoria Ocampo Manor, once owned by a famous Argentine writer, who was a firm defender of women’s rights. The house is also famous for its list of distinguished visitors who came to Argentina invited by Victoria. Lunch during the excursion at Il Novo Maria Lujan restaurant. Night at leisure to discover this vibrant city on your own.
Day 4. BUENOS AIRES- City Tour
Today’s “Evita” tour begins at the Plaza de Mayo. The many aspects of the life of Eva Duarte de Peron, the legendary 'Evita', are reflected in some of the surrounding buildings, especially in the Casa Rosada. From the balcony above, she and her husband President Juan Peron, made many important speeches to the Argentinean people. View the former venue of the Eva Perón Foundation (now the Faculty of Engineering), and the building of the CGT (General Confederation of Workers), where her remains were preserved. Continue to Luna Park, where Evita met the then-General Peron on a romantic evening. Then, on to the Four Seasons Hotel (ex-Park Hyatt) where Madonna stayed during her filming of the movie. Time to analyze and discuss the many controversial aspects of Evita’s personal and political story. Next, on to the Evita Museum in Palermo, with displays of her life and work, inaugurated for the 50th anniversary of her death; stand in front of the beautiful monument erected in her honor. Then, on to the Church of Our Lady of Pilar, where she married General Peron. Drive to the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery with its astonishing displays; many famous personalities are buried there including Eva Perón. Hear more about her flamboyant life as you stand in front of the Evita crypt, always laden with fresh flowers. Eva Perón is a symbol of the worldwide struggle of women against patriarchal oppression, loved by the working class, who she generously aided during her brief but intense political career. This afternoon time for fun and shopping. You’ll be accompanied to the area of your preference -- the well-known designers of Recoleta or the more local boutiques of modern designers in Palermo, or, perhaps the antique shops in San Telmo, or art galleries. The choice is yours! Discover why Buenos Aires is such a shopping mecca. Tonight is at leisure.
Day 5. BUENOS AIRES- MENDOZA- Dinner at Francis Mallman Restaurant
Morning at leisure. Then, transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza; arrive and transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, an extraordinary culinary treat. Dinner at Restaurant 1884, by Francis Mallman, the world-famous Argentinean Chef. Some people come to Mendoza just to eat at celebrity chef-philosopher-food guru Francis Mallmann's restaurant, inside the Romanesque Bodega Escorihuela known, among other things, for housing the biggest wine barrel in the province. With fine Argentine meats and fresh local produce, his carefully presented cuisine combines his Patagonian roots with his French culinary training.
Day 6. MENDOZA- Winery visit & degustation | Cooking lesson at Finca Adalgiza Winery + dinner & degustation
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, explore some of the best wineries in Mendoza, the premiere Argentine wine growing area. Enjoy a tour of some of the best properties and, of course, tasting of the wines locally produced. Then, into the Finca Adalgiza Winery for an afternoon of personalized cooking classes in this charming setting. Cook on an open fire and use the traditional clay-oven to prepare regional foods such as "Mendoza empanadas," with Argentinean steak, fresh chimichurri sauce and several fruits. Prepare, taste, eat and also sip some of the fine wines. After dinner retourn to the hotel and overnight.
Day 7. MENDOZA-BUENOS AIRES- City Tour | Dinner & Tango Show at Rojo Tango
Morning drive through the gorgeous terrain of Mendoza allows us to appreciate its mountains, hills and trees, harmoniously mixed with its culture founded by the Spanish settlers in the XVI century. Visit the city with its tree lined streets and its typical irrigation trenches, see Independence Square, the financial district, civic center and San Francisco ruins which are the only vestige of the colonial architecture. Continue to San Martin Park, and the “Cerro de la Gloria” from where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the “land of sun and excellent wine”.
Afternoon return to Buenos Aires; transfer to the hotel. Evening: Farewell Dinner and Tango Show at Rojo Tango, offered within the “Cabaret” of Hotel Faena, the most eccentric hotel in town.
Day 8. BUENOS AIRES
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight Bid farewell to Argentina and your new-found friends.
|Silver||Buenos Aires||5||SHERATON LIBERTADOR
Overnight in Classic room
Overnight in Classic room
|GOLD||BUENOS AIRES||5||PARK TOWER
Overnight in Deluxe room
Overnight in Club Level room
|PLATINUM||BUENOS AIRES||5||SHERATON MENDOZA
Overnight in Club Level room
|PLATINUM||MENDOZA||2||PARK HYATT MENDOZA
Overnight in Classic Park room
Overnight in standard room with American Breakfast
NET PRICES PER PASSENGER – ACCOMMODATION IN STD DBL ROOMS
Note: these prices are not valid during special holidays such as new years, Easter, NOT VALID FOR LOCAL HOLIDAYS.
Please call us for Single Occupation prices.
• Overnight stays and breakfast
• Airport transfers in and out as well as guided excursionsin regular basis as given in the program required
• Entrance Fees to National Parks mentioned into the program
*** DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Tips and services not mentioned in the quote
For Americans traveling to Argentina