GTEU – 322 – ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires: A Cultural Encounter
Five Days / Four nights
DAY 1: Buenos Aires
In the afternoon, panoramic tour of the city starting in Plaza de Mayo, scene of the most important events of the country from 1810. Then continue to the neighbourhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta.
During the tour, we visit a city’s icon: the Colón Theatre, considered one of the best opera houses in the world, recognized for its acoustic and artistic value of its construction. Designed by Francesco Tamburini, Victor Meano and Jules Dormal, and built over 20 years, the theatre opened in 1908 and went on to host some of the most important conductors, singers and dancers of the twentieth century, including Igor Stravinsky, Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti.
We have the opportunity to visit: The Foyer, The Golden Room, the Gallery of the Busts and Main Room. At the end, return to the hotel.
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Hotel Eurobuilding or Hotel NH Tango (Four Stars)
Hotel Recoleta Grand or Hotel Alvear Art (Five Stars)
Day 2 Buenos Aires. B
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, departure from the hotel to visit two of the most representative museums dedicated to different aspects and periods of Argentine art and culture, according to the preferences of each passenger.
The tour begins in one of the suggested museums and through a walking tour; we arrive at the next one.
During the tour, we stop at the Café of the Museum of Decorative Art, to have a drink and restore energy.
The suggested museums are the National Museum Of Fine Arts, the National Museum Of Decorative Art, the Museum Of Argentine Motifs Jose Hernández and the Museum Of Latin American Art Of Buenos Aires.
Day 3 Buenos Aires. B/D
Free morning and afternoon encounter with Urban Art. Discover why Buenos Aires is one of the world capitals of Street Art. Contemplate the work of more than 50 urban artists and the fascinating stories behind their murals. Explore different areas of the city and photograph giant walls not listed in the tourist guides.
In the evening, dinner at the Bar Milo Lockett, Argentine artist.
Day 4 Buenos Aires. B/L
Fair Day. We leave the city and drive to the neighbourhood of Mataderos (In Spanish, “mataderos” means slaughterhouses), where the countryside and the city lived for a while since in 1889, a slaughter of cattle was founded. When the neighbourhood began to populate with workers attracted by the new activity, it received the nickname “Nueva Chicago” (the New Chicago), in allusion to the city from the United States, centre of meat industry. Nowadays, an outdoor fair is held in the neighbourhood. Head over and enter the mix of handicrafts, live music, folk dancing, homemade food products, horse dressage, lasso throwing, guitar-playing, typical dances and, of course, the gauchos themselves.
At lunch time, we can taste some of the typical foods of the country like empanadas and locro.
Day 5: Buenos Aires. B
In the morning, we visit some bars of the city that have special historical relevance. We also visit El Ateneo Splendid, a famous bookshop placed as he second most beautiful one in the world, by The Guardian. Transfer to the airport to pick your flight.
Day 2: the National Museum Of Fine Arts, the National Museum Of Decorative Art, the Museum Of Argentine Motifs Jose Hernández close on Mondays. The Museum Of Latin American Art Of Buenos Aires closes on Tuesdays.
Day 3: The Graffiti Tour operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the afternoon.
Day 4: Mataderos’ Fair only operates on Sundays except from January to March. During those months, it is replaced by San Telmo ‘s Fair.
GROSS RATES PER PERSON:
BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: FROM: $737
BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY: FROM: $ 927