Experience summer in Argentina as you explore its sophisticated capital city, Buenos Aires—where rich historic sites, charming shops and restaurants, and welcoming locals create a splendid combination of old and new.
Day +1: En Route from U.S.†
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Day +2: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Welcome to Argentina! Take some time to refresh at the hotel before meeting fellow travelers and heading to one of Buenos Aires' most iconic theaters for a spectacular performance of Argentina's passionate and entertaining art form--the tango. First, dine on a sumptuous three-course dinner in opulent surroundings while the artists prepare for the evening's show. Then, be amazed by the intensity and precision on display by the dancers, singers, and live orchestra through an exquisitely choreographed presentation of Argentina's most celebrated dance.
Overnight: Alvear Palace Hotel (D)
Day +3: Buenos Aires
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Set out on a panoramic tour to discover some of the city's most beautiful, historical, and important locations. Travel through the lush parks of the Palmero area before continuing to Recoleta —Buenos Aires' most glamorous neighborhood—stopping at Recoleta Cemetery. More than 6,400 statues, mausoleums, sarcophagi, coffins, and crypts commemorate many of Argentina’s most celebrated sons and daughters, including Eva Perón.
En route to the Plaza de Mayo, pass by 9th of July Avenue, known as the world's widest boulevard. Then stop for photos at the Colón Theatre, one of the world’s best-known opera houses.
Visit Café Tortoni to sample a traditional ham and cheese snack called the porteño. Afterward, return to the Plaza de Mayo to see the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo—a present-day museum that used to serve as a government building during colonial times.
The remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to relax or enjoy the various amenities at the hotel.
Overnight: Alvear Palace Hotel (B, Snack)
Day +4: Buenos Aires | Flight to Ushuaia | Main Program Begins
Friday, January 12, 2024
After breakfast, take the complimentary group transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery for a flight to Ushuaia to join the group for the main program. (B)
†Travel time from/to U.S. may take up to two days depending on flight schedules.
B = Breakfast, D = Dinner
NOTE: The internal flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is not included in the pre-tour price.
This pre-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Expedition Leader. However, a local tour guide will be with the group throughout the stay in Buenos Aires. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
Activities are generally not very strenuous, however, we expect that guests can enjoy two hours or more of walking, are sure-footed on cobbled surfaces, and can walk up and down stairs without assistance.
Alvear Palace Hotel
January 10 - January 12
Embrace the sophisticated elegance of this luxury five-star hotel, located in one of Buenos Aires' most regal neighborhoods. Winner of numerous "Best" awards from Traveler and Travel+Leisure, Alvear Palace Hotel provides exceptional service with a focus on social commitment—including environmental policies, volunteerism, and resource preservation.
The property hosts three restaurants and two bars, including a rooftop bar overlooking bustling Alvear Avenue.
During free time, take advantage of the wellness area, featuring steam baths, saunas, a pool, and relaxation rooms.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, Egyptian cotton bedding, writing desk, LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, safe, and en suite bathroom with premium sundries and hair dryer.
Pre-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare, including flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, is not included.
- 2 nights accommodations at the Alvear Palace Hotel (or similar) with breakfast each morning
- Special 3-course dinner and tango performance
- Panoramic city tour of Buenos Aires
- All gratuities and porterage
- All airport and hotel transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times