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+ Optional Pre-Tour
Buenos Aires
January 14, 2021 – January 17, 2021

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.

Pre-Tour Rate**

Double: $1,395
Single: $1,995


Day +1: En Route from U.S.†
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day +2: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Friday, January 15, 2021
Welcome to Argentina! Settle into the hotel before meeting fellow travelers for a spectacular performance at one of Buenos Aires' most iconic theaters boasting of the history and traditions of Argentina’s most 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
Saturday, January 16, 2021
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 
Sunday, January 17, 2021
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 the Alvear Palace Hotel front desk service is available for assistance with activity planning. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)
Activity Level:


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 15 - January 16

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: Climate control, Egyptian cotton bedding, LCD TV, desk, phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, and en suite bathroom with premium sundries and hair dryer.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

What's Included:
    • 2 nights accommodations at the 5-star 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

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.