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+ Optional Pre-Tour
Buenos Aires
February 02, 2020 – February 05, 2020
Experience summer in Argentina as you explore its sophisticated capital city, Buenos Aires—where rich historical 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
Itinerary:
Day +1: En Route from U.S.†

Day +2: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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 3-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
Set out on a panoramic tour to discover some of the city's most beautiful, historical, and important locations. First travel through the Palermo area with its lush parks before continuing to Recoleta—Buenos Aires' most glamorous neighborhood—stopping at Recoleta Cemetery. Over 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 widest boulevard on earth. 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 is 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
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.

An Orbridge Expedition Leader does not attend this pre-tour, however the Alvear Palace Hotel front desk service is available for assistance with activity planning. Group space may be limited within 90 days of departure, so we recommend you book early for best availability.
(Itinerary subject to change.)
Activity Level:

Easy

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.

Accommodations:

Alvear Palace Hotel

Embrace the sophisticated elegance of this luxury 5-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, 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:
  • Two 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.