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Argentina holidays - Argentina & Uruguay

Destinations

Argentina: Buenos Aires and Cordoba. Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo.

Duration

11 days

$4,756

The best Argentina Holidays allow you to experience a mix of gastronomical highlights, world-class wines, culture and Gaucho traditions. Combine this with a few days exploring the cobblestone streets & wineries of Uruguay, and you’ve got a vacation you won’t forget in a hurry.

Included in this trip:

  • Accommodation; 10 nights.
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 4 dinners (all including drinks).
  • 3 Flights and boat ferries: Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento / Montevideo – (via Buenos Aires) – Cordoba – Buenos Aires
  • All land transportation and professional, locally guided excursions as included in the itinerary. All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups.
  • Flight taxes.
  • Personalized Concierge service from our local Experience manager before and during the trip.
  • 24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.

Not included:

(We can gladly book these services for you if you need; just ask your Travel Designer).

  • International flights from any destination.
  • Medical, travel and cancellation insurance.
  • Services mentioned as “optional”.

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Itinerary

Soak up the culture and colour of the 'Paris of South America'

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires. Enjoy city highlights in the “Paris of South America” & paired lunch in a chic restaurant

Before you head out to explore this magnificent city, you’ll be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle. Here, our Experience Manager and your concierge for this journey kicks off the trip with a “Welcome Meeting” followed by a relaxing day enjoying the best of Buenos Aires’ as you adapt to the new destination.

You will visit the city’s main attractions today and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch paired with some of the best Argentinean wines at a closed-door chic restaurant.

Meals: breakfast and Lunch with drinks and argentine wines.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Getting to know Gaucho culture in the Pampas

Day 2: Buenos Aires - San Antonio de Areco, the cradle of Gaucho’s traditions

We head to one of the prettiest towns in The Pampas – San Antonio de Areco. Stroll around the local town market where you can learn about Argentine beef cuts and other local products, taste the traditional empanada and refine your culinary skills with an Argentine cooking class that will teach you how to cook steaks on the grill, prepare your own mate and try the local delicacy – the “alfajor”.

Meals: breakfast and Barbecue Lunch with drinks and wines.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Buenos Aires foodie culture is fun and modern

Day 3: A taste of Buenos Aires – shopping, food & tango

In company of a renowned local chef, visit a local market and get fresh products for your cooking class at one of the most famous closed-door restaurants. Enjoy a four-course lunch paired with complementing Argentine wines. In the evening enjoy a dinner and tango show at one of Buenos Aires’s most exclusive and intimate Tango Show.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks and wines.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Exploring the cobblestone streets of beautiful Colonia

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

An hour’s ferry ride brings you to the beautiful Uruguayan city of Colonia del Sacramento. A short private transfer gets you to the loveliest hotel in town. During the day enjoy a private guided walk through the historical downtown, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and taste local wines, cheese and homemade desserts at a charming little place called El Buen Suspiro.

Meals: breakfast and lunch with drinks.

Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

Accommodation
Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

Wine always tastes better when savoured at the vineyard

Day 5: Colonia – Irurtia Winery visit

Today we visit Irurtia winery, a family project which began in 1913 near Carmelo’s Hill and maintains its traditions to date. Wander around the property walking through the vines and visiting the cellar to enjoy the wines, homemade breads and cheese.

Meals: breakfast and lunch with drinks.

Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

Accommodation
Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

Yum! Delicious Uruguayan cheese

Day 6: Colonia - La Brida visit and cheese tasting - Montevideo

After breakfast, a private transfer will drive you to the capital city of Montevideo. On the way, we’ll make a stop at La Brida blue cheese manufacturing establishment, for cheese tasting – a truly memorable experience.

Rest of the day remains free to explore Montevideo, a calm and charming city overlooking the river, and to relax at the hotel´s spa.

Meals: breakfast and lunch with drinks.

Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

Accommodation
Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

A picnic lunch amidst the vines

Day 7: Montevideo City Tour & visit to Bouza Winery

Enjoy city vibes with a generous dash of culture with a Montevideo city highlights tour. After the tour we visit Bouza Winery, located in the Melilla area.

Surrounded by native woods, this winery was built using the basic structure of an old winery that had been functioning since 1942. We tour the vineyards, learn about winemaking and enjoy the varied local fauna and flora. You’ll also be able to appreciate part of the owner’s collection of impeccably well-kept antique cars, including a Ford T from 1926, Citroen 1950, Alfa Romeo Spider 1960 and 1926 train wagons. From here make your way to the cave for wine tasting and lunch.

Meals: breakfast and lunch with drinks and wines

Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

Accommodation
Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

Horses on a Uruguayan Estancia

Day 8: Arriving at a typical Estancia in Cordoba Argentina

Private transfers to and from the airport get you to the Estancia in Cordoba. You will have time to get acquainted with the peaceful countryside. Enjoy a relaxed welcome with a western-style horse riding or walk to ‘The Bellstone’ to learn about the history of the estancia. At the end of the day, enjoy a candlelit dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks and wines.

Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

Accommodation
Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

Exploring by horseback on a Uruguayan Ranch

Day 9: Experience a typical day at a Ranch: Argentine Asado, Gauchos and horseback riding

Ride or walk to a beautiful waterfall and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters. After tasting a typical Argentine ‘asado’ for lunch, help the gauchos round up the mares and foals to protect them from the elusive puma.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks and wines

Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

Accommodation
Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

Learn more about cattle and Gaucho culture

Day 10: Learn about working in the stunning country

Get to the highest point on the Estancia to enjoy spectacular 360 views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Visit the corrals with the gauchos and learn about the cattle operation on the Estancia. Enjoy supper washed down with own label Estancia Los Potreros’ wine.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks and wines.

Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

Accommodation
Estancia Los Potreros, Cordoba

There's so much to see in Buenos Aires

Day 11: Arrive in Buenos Aires

After a hearty breakfast, we depart on the last leg of our journey; Corboda to Buenos Aires. Private transfers to and from the airports are included in the tour.

Meals: breakfast.

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