Take a closer look at Buenos Aires on this bite-sized adventure.

Welcome to sexy, sultry Buenos Aires, where the steaks are abundant and tango is danced on the streets. The lively capital city of Argentina is home to an incredible amount of theatre, food, festivals, nightlife and sights. There is something for everyone here, and this bite-sized break will be sure to whet your appetite for this cultural melting pot of a city.


Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country
Argentina
Style
Original
Theme
Food, Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Code
GGZB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • Join local residents of the lively La Boca neighbourhood in a community kitchen, and learn to whip up Argentinian specialties like the perfect empanada

  • Sip malbec with a connoisseur and learn to drink fernet like a true Argentinian on a night-time tour of trendy Palermo

  • Dance off your foodie adventure by tangoing the night away in a cafe or bar, or check out a performance on the streets

Is this trip right for you?

  • With a duration of 2-3 days, Bite-size Breaks are the ideal add-on to a longer holiday – or a mini adventure of their own. Departures are frequent and usually guaranteed.

  • Bite-size Breaks are slightly different to our group tours, with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence in your free time. You’ll have a leader for included activities only, but there is always support if you need it – simply call the number in your arrival pack.

  • Activities and tours are on a join-in basis, which means other travellers may join you at these times. You may also have different guides throughout the tour, in order to give you the best experience of each activity.

  • There are no multi-share accommodation nights on this trip.

  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Argentina. Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. There no activities planned for today and you are free to arrive at any time. Perhaps uncover the different districts of the city, each with its own unique take on Argentine street life and where all the Portenos (local residents) are justifiably proud of their city. If you want to kick off this adventure with a great food experience and avoid the tourist traps, there will be an envelope waiting for you at the hotel reception with some recommendations of our favourite parilla (grill) restaurants around the city. The hotel will be able to assist if you wish to make a reservation. Alternatively, you may wish to join the Gourmet Bites and Sights tour run by our sister company Urban Adventures. Please ask your booking agent for further information or to reserve your spot. On this optional tour you’ll explore the neighbourhood of Recoleta, one of the most popular districts in Buenos Aires, and one of the best areas in which to have a gourmet Argentinian food experience. Snack on authentic empanadas, traditional parrillas, sip on a glass of Malbec, and finish it all off with some of Argentina’s famous dulce de leche.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure - USD94
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Start the day by meeting your guide at 11am this morning in the hotel foyer. From there, travel to the lively neighbourhood of La Boca for a unique cooking class experience. Join your hosts, Rosa and Julian, at a Buenos Aires community kitchen. Get your hands working as you make empanadas and alfajores and then enjoy your hard work as you feast on your creations over a relaxed lunch. Some of the food you have prepared will also go towards meals served to 200 adults and children that the kitchen supports daily. Your class will finish around 2.30pm, when you can return to the hotel or continue to explore the colourful streets and houses of La Boca at your leisure. In the late afternoon, make your way to the trendy area of Palermo Hollywood for a master class in Argentinean wine culture. Taste your first glass of the country’s famous Malbec at an art gallery, and learn what makes Argentine art – and this wine – so unique. Continue on to a wine cellar for your own personal tasting bar. Led by a local expert, learn everything about Argentine wine, from its culture and origins, to how it’s cultivated, processed, and bottled. Get those taste buds working as you taste many of the different wines that Argentina has to offer. Finish at one of Palermo’s best local bars, where you can taste a real fernet. Hopefully you’ll discover why this bitter digestif is loved by local Argentineans. Return to the hotel or, better yet, choose to head on to a local salsa bar to dance the night away.

Notes: The meeting time for the evening activity is 5.45pm. The meeting location is Milo Lockett Art Gallery, Cabrera 5507, Palermo Hollywood (Palermo Viejo), Buenos Aires. A taxi will cost approximately USD10 if you are coming from the hotel. A return taxi this evening will cost the same.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Malbec Trail of Palermo
  • Buenos Aires - La Boca Cooking Class
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This short food adventure comes to an end today. There are no activities planned and you are free to leave at any time. It's not quite over yet though – you'll be given a list of some of our favourite breakfast places in Buenos Aires to make sure you have a delicious finish to this Bite-size Break.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Public bus, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Buenos Aires - Malbec Trail of Palermo
  • Buenos Aires - La Boca Cooking Class

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