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Philítaly in Argentina

October 17-26, 2024

Starts in Buenos Aires and also visit Tigre, San Isidro and Mendoza.

Philítaly takes an excursion to Argentina! Much migration to Italy from Argentina, mostly occurring in the mid to late  1800s (wealthy Italians) and the 1920s (not so wealthy).  We have planned a trip of a lifetime to not only meet Phil's amily and friends there and to discover the wonders of the extraordinary country of Argentina.  Although we will spend most of our time in the city of Buenos Aires, in the Recoleta area, we will also explore the regions of Mendoza and its beautiful wine country, and more! One domestic flight.  You will experience the lifestyle of locals by visiting Phil's family and friends.  This trip includes a Tango show with dinner and a private tour of Teatro Colón, as well as walking tours through unique neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, a city of 15 million inhabitants.

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For example: Tigre Market is a vibrant hub of local culture and commerce. Here, visitors can wander through bustling stalls adorned with colorful handicrafts, artisanal goods, and traditional Argentine delicacies. From handwoven textiles and unique leather goods to exquisite pottery and souvenirs, the market offers a delightful array of treasures to explore. Amidst the lively atmosphere, the aroma of freshly prepared empanadas and other culinary delights fills the air, inviting visitors to indulge in authentic Argentine flavors. With its picturesque setting and eclectic offerings, the Tigre Market provides a captivating glimpse into the rich tapestry of Argentine culture and craftsmanship.

 

The Cathedral in San Isidro stands as a timeless emblem of faith and architectural splendor in the heart of this historic Argentine town. Surrounded by lush greenery and serene plazas, the cathedral's elegant facade and majestic spires beckon visitors to explore its sacred interiors. Stepping inside, visitors are greeted by soaring ceilings adorned with intricate frescoes, stained glass windows that bathe the sanctuary in a kaleidoscope of colors, and ornate altars embellished with fine craftsmanship. As a cherished landmark of San Isidro, the cathedral serves as a tranquil sanctuary for reflection and prayer amidst the bustling rhythms of everyday life. Whether admiring its architectural grandeur or seeking a moment of spiritual solace, the Cathedral in San Isidro offers a serene retreat for visitors to experience the timeless beauty and tranquility of Argentine religious heritage.

 

 You will experience the real Argentine “day in the life”, and go to places off the beaten path.  Get your Goucho mojo going!

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
October 17-26, 2024

Price for Full Land Package All Inclusive $4,185 Per Person

 

Purchase your flight on your own to have more control over possible changes.  Choose a flight from the closest airport with non-stop flights to the Italian hub city where the group meets.  If you are not close to a city with non-stop service to the hub in Italy, we suggest you take a domestic flight to the US city that offers non-stop service to Italy hub or fly to a European city with layover to the hub city in Italy where the group meets. ​

Consider travel insurance for peace of mind to protect land, air and trip cancellation as well as medical service and evacuation insurance.  Click here to view options for comprehensive insurance, not just for flight cost, like most airlines sell. 

Day 0, Wednesday October 16, 2024

Travel overnight from US (Denver, Cleveland, New York etc.) Montreal or early morning from Italy.

Day 1, Thursday October 17, 2024
Welcome to Buenos Aires: A Grand Arrival and Evening of Elegance at Recoleta
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Morning

  • Arrive in Buenos Aires. Meet your private Philítaly driver outside baggage claim. Look for the sign!
     

Afternoon/Evening

  • Group welcome dinner (included in package price) in Recoleta Grand Hotel

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 2, Friday October 18, 2024
Riverside Escapes: From Buenos Aires to Tigre's Market and Beyond
Image by Jeffrey Eisen

Morning

  • Travel from Buenos Aires to Tigre by private motor coach

  • Partake in Tigre market then boat ride

 

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch (on your own) at Tigre market and walk around, then private motor coach to San Isidro and its beautiful Cathedral

  • Dinner (included in package price) in San Isidro with Phil's family who live there

  • Travel from Tigre to Buenos Aires by private motor coach

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel 

Day 3, Saturday October 19, 2024
Tango Tales: Exploring Buenos Aires' Iconic Sites and Savoring Cultural Delights
Image by Yannis Papanastasopoulos

Morning

  • Tour of Puerto Madero Immigration Center, the Ellis Island of Argentina.

  • Walking tour of Casa Rosada and City Center, government and commercial

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch (on your own)

  • Tango show and dinner (included in package price) with the group

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 4, Sunday October 20, 2024
Exploring Buenos Aires: Culture, Cuisine, and Iconic Landmarks in Recoleta
Image by Facu G

Morning

  • Tour the historic San Telmo Market

  • Tour La Boca / Visit Futbal (Soccer) Club Boca Juniors stadium near the famous Caminita street
     

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch on your own in the Market

  • Dinner (included in package price) with the group at the famous Grill Don Julio

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 5, Monday October 21, 2024
From the Urban Jungle to the Vineyard Haven: Discovering Mendoza's Wine Country
Vineyard

Morning

  • Flight from local Buenos Aires city airport to Mendoza, wine country

  • Tour of the Winery Dirigutti

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch at winery (included in package price)

  • Dinner on your own in Mendoza 

  • Sleep at Mendoza at 4 Star Hotel

Day 6, Tuesday October 22, 2024
From the Urban Jungle to the Vineyard Haven: Discovering Mendoza's Wine Country (continuation)
Woman at Vineyard

Morning

  • Tour and tasting at the Cruzat Winery

Afternoon/Evening

  • Tour and lunch at the Susana Balbo winery (included in package price)

  • Dinner on your own in Mendoza

  • Flight back to Buenos Aires

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 7, Wednesday October 23, 2024
Escape to the Countryside: Day at Estancia La Candelaria or Leisurely Day in Buenos Aires
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Morning

  • Deaprt hotel for  Estancia (Ranch) La Candelaria by private motor coach
     

Afternoon/Evening

  • Cowboy Cookout Lunch on Ranch with group (included in package price)

  • Return to Recoleta

  • Dinner on your own and free time

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 8, Thursday October 24, 2024
Discovering the Opera Performance Teatro Colón
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Morning

  • Guided Tour of Teatro Colon
     

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch with group (included in package price) near the Teatro

  • Free time: Shopping and more

  • Dinner on your own in Recoleta

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 9, Friday October 25, 2024
Day trip to Colonia in Uraguay by Boat
Image by Fernando Távora

Morning

  • Late morning catch boat to Colonia (1 hour ride) in neighboring country Uragua

 

Afternoon/Evening

  • Group lunch (included in package price) in Colonia

  • Return by boat to Buenos Aires/Recoleta

  • Dinner On Your Own in Recoleta

  • Sleep at Recoleta Grand Hotel

Day 10, Saturday October 26, 2024
Reflections and Farewells: Return to Buenos Aires and Final Exploration
Image by Sadie Teper

Morning

  • Free time: Shopping, etc.

Afternoon/Evening

  • Final group lunch (included in package price) then depart from group to airport by private Philítaly coach to catch your overnight plane home. 

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