Fall under the spell of this vibrant Argentinian metropolis as you get an authentic taste of its history, culture and charm during this Adventures by Disney Buenos Aires Escape. Indulge in gourmet gastronomy, visit iconic landmarks, live like an Argentine cowboy for a day and more. This is the perfect pre-adventure to your Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.
Trip Highlights Include:
Escape Daily Itinerary
Day One – Arrive in Buenos Aires, Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Argentine Experience
Arrive in Buenos Aires
¡Bienvenidos a Argentina! For Guests arriving via air travel, pick up your luggage and exit customs. Once you have exited the customs area, look for an Adventures by Disney representative with an orange sign. The representative will help you with your luggage and get you to your pre-arranged transportation to the hotel.
Check-In at the Alvear Icon Hotel
Settle into your modern luxe room at the Alvear Icon Hotel, centrally located in the Puerto Madero waterfront district. Begin your escape by checking out panoramic views of the city’s historic quarter, Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve and even Uruguay from the hotel’s breathtaking views before you depart for your welcome reception.
The Argentine Experience—Welcome Reception & Interactive Dinner with Cocktail Making
Get to know your fellow travelers during an evening reception featuring a traditional Argentine steak dinner and hands-on experiences where you’ll make your own empanadas and alfajores (cookies)—and learn the beloved ritual of drinking mate tea. Plus, enjoy hands-on demonstration and tasting with popular wine-based cocktails.
Day Two – Privately Guided City Tour, Tango Demonstration & Class at La Ventana
Breakfast at the Hotel
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before setting out on a day of adventure in Buenos Aires.
Privately Guided City Tour
Take in the iconic sights of the marvelous city of Buenos Aires on this fascinating tour. You’ll visit the Plaza de Mayo, the city’s oldest public square and home to the Casa Rosada, the seat of the national government, and site of the balcony where Eva “Evita” Perón—the beloved First Lady of Argentina—would stand and address the crowds. Also in the plaza is the famed Metropolitan Cathedral where Pope Francis conducted Mass for 20 years. Your tour will also take you to Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place for some of Argentina’s most celebrated sons and daughters. The tour will also stop by La Boca, a brightly colored, working-class neighborhood with a cluster of vibrant attractions.
Lunch at El Gran Paraiso in La Boca
Feast on an array of local favorites amid the vibrancy and colors of this historic La Boca restaurant whose courtyard features a tenement that dates back to 1890.
Coach Tour Through San Telmo En Route to La Ventana
As you make your way to La Ventana, check out the sights of San Telmo, a hip, artsy neighborhood with a bohemian vibe. Lined with lively steakhouses, antique dealers, pop-up art galleries and late-night bars, this neighborhood is also the location for an array of street performers. Be sure to check out the colorful street murals throughout the area.
Private Tango Demonstration & Class at La Ventana
No trip to Argentina would be complete without experiencing Tango, the once controversial dance that became a world-wide sensation. See the dance performed by true Tango masters before you take to the dance floor and show off your moves in a private Tango class. ¡Olé!
Dinner & Evening on Your Own in Buenos Aires
Explore the streets of this magnificent city with all it has to offer. Peruse the shops, galleries and lovely cafés that line the streets. Once you work up an appetite, try one of the many local restaurants that serve up the renowned Argentine cuisine. You can discover a restaurant on your own, or ask your Adventure Guides to recommend one of their favorites.
Day Three – Visit San Antonio de Areco: Historic Café and Las Lilas de Areco Museum, Estancia El Ombú de Areco Visit with Horseback Riding, Carriage Rides, Argentine Barbeque and Folkloric Music & Dance Performance, Farewell Dinner
Breakfast at the Hotel
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before setting out on an adventure-filled day.
Visit San Antonio de Areco: Historic Café & Las Lilas de Areco Museum
After a scenic ride taking in the beauty of the pampas grasslands region, enjoy the morning exploring San Antonio de Areco in Buenos Aires Province. Visit an historic café for a cup of coffee before spending some time exploring Las Lilas de Areco Museum, a lovely courtyard museum that displays the works of Florencio Molina Campos, renowned artist who did consulting work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1940s and 1950s—and became a personal friend of Walt Disney. In fact, you may even find some Disney treasures on display.
Cultural Experience at Estancia El Ombú de Areco
Celebrate the history of the gaúcho, an Argentine cowboy, at this authentic, family-owned estancia—a cattle and horse ranch—starting with a traditional welcome that includes drinks and empanadas, and then spending the day participating in engaging activities, including horseback riding and carriage rides.
Continue your “gaúcho for a day” journey at a mouth-watering barbeque lunch.
Folkloric Music & Dance Performance
Experience the joy and tradition of Argentina as gaúchos perform some of the region’s music and dance. They’ll even teach you a few dances so you can join in the fun.
On Your Own Time at the Estancia
Spend the afternoon exploring the picturesque grounds of the estancia, play a rousing game of fútbol (soccer), take a dip in the pool, or just relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
Private Farewell Dinner at Hotel
Say "adiós" to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires as you and your fellow Adventurers enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel before you continue your journey on the Adventures by Disney Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.
Day Four – Transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy one last breakfast in Buenos Aires before embarking on your adventure to Antarctica & Patagonia.
Transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Bid Buenos Aires goodbye as you head to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) to meet up with the rest of your fellow Adventurers before flying to Ushuaia to begin your Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.
Meals Included: Breakfast
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