November 8 to 23, 2019
Get to know the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, its history, its culture and traditions, its friendly people and the authentic places where Tango is danced, guided by Gato Valdez; tango master and professional dancer, well-known in the international Tango communities; born and educated in the city where Tango started and grew in all its popular art forms.
Gato Valdez will guide you through an amazing tour where you will have the opportunity to experience the real atmosphere of the milongas “porteñas” and their codes, to learn more about our popular social dance from renowned Argentine teachers, interact with the porteños, try our delicious famous meats and wines and live the typical “porteña” night life!
Our Special Tango Tour includes the following:
Transfers in/out from Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires.
13 Nights’ accommodation in a hotel/apartment-hotel, including breakfast, double occupancy. (Single occupancy is available on request; price difference not included).
Walking Tour in downtown (Florida St, San Martín Square, Santa Fe Av, 9 de Julio Av and Avenida de Mayo).
Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean “restaurant parrilla” (grilled meat), all inclusive.
Full Day City Tour in private bus with a bilingual guide who has comprehensive knowledge of the city’s history, art, architecture and tourism (8 hours duration especially designed!). It includes: A) Historic circuit; B) San Telmo neighborhood; C) Plaza Dorrego; D) La Boca neighborhood; E) Puerto Madero; F) Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods; G) “Palermo Chico” residential & Embassy area; H) Palermo Woods; I) “Mataderos” Arts & Crafts Gaucho’s regional Fair; where you can buy local arts and crafts at incredibly low prices.
Description: We’ll embark on a journey through time as we learn about the historical evolution of the city and the elements of its traditional idiosyncrasy (immigration, tango, folklore, football and popular culture, among others), and discover the exciting wonders hidden in the heart of its most colorful and traditional districts. Our tour begins at Plaza de Mayo, where the city was first founded. There, we’ll admire the emblematic Pink House, the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall).
Our visit of the city’s most traditional districts continues as we head for San Telmo, where we make the obligatory tour of its antique shops and visit Plaza Dorrego, in the heart of this colonial district, where every Sunday a traditional street antiques fair is hosted.
Later, we’ll pay a visit to La Boca to see the splendidly colorful houses on mythical Caminito Street. After that, we will go to Puerto Madero, a renovated docklands area, surely the newest and maybe the trendiest of Buenos Aires’ barrios.
Afterwards we’ll head for Retiro and Recoleta, where we’ll have the chance to see the splendid San Martín Square, surrounded by landmarks built during our country’s very own Belle Époque, like the former Paz Palace (now the Military Society), the San Martín Palace and the Plaza Hotel. Later we will continue our way to the aristocratic district of La Recoleta. There, we’ll admire the distinguished Alvear Avenue where you will find the most exclusive stores and trendy boutiques.
As we continue on towards Palermo, we’ll have a chance to admire the parks designed by world-famous French Landscape Artist Charles Thais for the Centenary of the May Revolution, as well as the sumptuous palaces that have graced Buenos Aires with that distinctive Parisian atmosphere.
After lunch, we will finish our city tour at the Mataderos Fair which is a typical neighborhood fair, in the west part of the city and out of reach for most tourists; offering arts and crafts, home-made food, a popular tango and folklore show and many other things to enjoy.
• 8 private group workshops (12 hours duration, milonguero and salón styles) with excellent internationally well-known teachers.
• Class-assistants for single ladies.
• 10 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (entrance ticket included).
• Tango Dinner Show at one of the two best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: “La Esquina de Carlos Gardel” or “Porteño Tango”. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a breath-taking, World-class Tango Show at a traditional restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers on stage, together with the place’s ????
• A day in the country at Estancia “La Cinacina” (or similar) in San Antonio de Areco with “fiesta gaucha”, “asado criollo” (barbecue), singing, dancing, “gaucho show”, country activities such as riding horses and much more. Private transfer in/out.
• Guided visit to the marvelous and unique remodeled Teatro Colón (or if Colón is not available, we will visit the Barolo Palace (construction inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy), and visit the oldest and tradicional Café Tortoni.
• Private Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with a bilingual guide), Walking tour along Alvear St & Buenos Aires Design.
We will first head out to the well-known “Paseo del Pilar” to visit the ancient Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar distinguished by its enchanting colonial style. Then, we will visit the legendary Recoleta Cemetery, where the most important and distinguished aristocratic, political and artistic characters rest. We will also visit the tomb of Eva Perón, emblematic figure of the Argentinean history, whose presence in this cemetery still produces a feeling of rejection by the upper classes.
Then, we will walk along Alvear Ave. where the most prestigious hotels and fashion stores are located. We will end our visit at Buenos Aires Design, the first and uniquely thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration; located a block away from Recoleta Cemetery. Coffee at typical Café La Biela in Recoleta (optional).
Guided shopping day for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant in Palermo or downtown.
+ 24 hour personal assistance by Gato Valdez.
Total cost $ 2,200.00 per person, does not include airfare
Deadline for registration: October 1st, 2019.
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