Taste of Buenos Aires
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Arrive at Buenos Aires Airport, where you will be met by a representative from Aurora Expeditions and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Pulitzer Hotel
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Discover Buenos Aires on a private city tour.
With its splendid and varied architecture, old colonial buildings, French palaces and state-of-the-art skyscrapers, vibrant nightlife and endless cultural options, Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Today’s itinerary will take in the city’s most famous sites, giving you a great introduction to this vast city. Visit Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site, the Presidential Palace called La Casa Rosada (Pink House), the Cabildo, the city’s primitive town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. At Palermo Chico, located in the suburb of Palermo, you will find impressive French palaces and parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the Frenchman Charles Thays. In Retiro and Recoleta, you will be forgiven for thinking you’re in Paris. After visiting the impressive Plaza San Martín, where Jorge Luis Borges used to take his walks, take a stroll down elegant Avenida Alvear, lined with exclusive boutiques of the world’s luxury brands and grand French-style palaces, which nowadays house a number of embassies. Then we’ll visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, completed in 1732. At Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums, you may choose to visit the famous resting place of Eva Peron’s, one of the country’s most recognizable icons.
Continue to Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios. In 1991, its huge warehouses and silos where remodeled and redesigned to finally integrate the river to the city, and to create a new corporate, residential, and gastronomic district filled with trendy new restaurants and bars. Afterwards, head over to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It used to be the residential district favored by wealthier porteño until the late 19th century, when a yellow fever epidemic drove out the wealthier families. The area became rundown and marginalised until the 1970s, when many cheap rent attracted artists and artisans to set up studios and workshops. Today, thanks to its amazing architecture and trendy atmosphere, San Telmo is a bustling neighbourhood filled with antique and vintage clothing stores. Take a stroll along its cobbled streets to Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday. You are also very likely to see tango performances in the streets and plazas of San Telmo. Leaving San Telmo behind, continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who arrived in Argentina in large numbers during the last quarter of the 19th century. A walk along Caminito Street will give you good sense of the character of Buenos - passion for soccer, vibrant street art, and tango on nearly every corner.
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and show, Argentinian style. In the very heart of San Telmo neighbourhood, historic conventillo has become an institution of Buenos Aires’ culture and nightlife. 35 artists in residence, two tango orchestras, a folklore band, dancers and singers, paired with a menu of traditional and international dishes, and Argentinean wines makes for a fun introduction to Buenos Aires.
Overnight: Pulitzer Hotel (B/D)
Day 3 - Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires has many personalities, one of the most vibrant of those being the graffiti and street art scene.
Join a small group and discover the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant urban art culture. The city’s fiery political origins has turned Buenos Aires into one of the world’s most exciting cities for street art. You will explore the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo, neighbourhoods that feature a rich variety of art from leading local and internat amazing walls and learn how the country’s history is connected to the street art movement and how street art has evolved over the years in Buenos Aires.
Stop for a coffee and sweet treat, or churros con chocolate at Cafe Tortoni, a unique café that epitomises the "porteño café". Opened in 1858 by a French immigrant named Touan and named after a Parisian establishment on Boulevard des Italiens, where the elite of Parisian culture would gather.
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to discover Buenos Aires at your leisure.
Overnight: Pulitzer Hotel (B)
Day 4 - Buenos Aires
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for you return flight, or to carry on with your own arrangementsEnjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of your hotel by 12.00 pm. A private car will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.
- Return Airport Transfers
- 3 nights accommodation with meals indicated as per itinerary
- Private Cultural City Tour
- Street Art Walking Experience
Total price per person (Twin Share) from USD 815.00
*Single traveller pricing available on request.
**Public Holiday Surcharges apply
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Expedition staff were all very approachable and helpful. They were always enthusiastic about the voyage and activities available and ready to impart their knowledge in all areas.Mary Fathers - Spirit of Antarctica, 2015
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime to a most beautiful part of the world. Words can't describe the grandeur or the memories we will carry with us. Simply an amazing experience in every senseJanine Coombs - Christmas in Antarctica, 2015