Language Immersion Course in Argentina

March 3 - 10, 2015

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Day 1 : Depart USA

Depart the USA on overnight flights to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 : Buenos Aires – Arrive in Argentina

Arrive at Buenos Aires airport in the morning. Head to Calle Florida, exploring the shops at Galerías Pacífico. Wander down to Plaza de Mayo and visit historic sites such as the Cabildo, Buenos Aires's original city hall, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Casa Rosada, with Evita's (Eva Perón, Argentina’s famous First Lady) famous balcony. Check in at your hotel for a Welcome dinner and overnight in Buenos Aires. (D)

Day 3 : Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires of Pope Francis

After breakfast, this morning take the Pope Francis tour of Buenos Aires! This tour gives visitors the opportunity to visit local sites associated with the new Argentinian Pope. This tour around Buenos Aires makes stops at the pontiff’s childhood home, the plaza where he played football as a youth, as well as his childhood school. The threehour tour is by bus, and is offered by the country´s Tourism Ministry. After lunch, we will explore the historic center of Buenos Aires with a professional guide. As you go through the historic center of Buenos Aires, passing the Plaza de Mayo and the turn-of-the-20th-century marvel Avenida de Mayo to Congreso, the guide will explain how architecture, history, and the lost glory of a powerful Argentina is reflected in the streets of Buenos Aires. Ride the A line subway's wooden trains down to station Avenida de Mayo. Have a coffee and medialunas at Café Tortoni. Overnight in Buenos Aires (CB)

Day 4 : Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Buenos Aires

After breakfast, depart your hotel, hop aboard a ferry and enjoy a scenic sightseeing cruise across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo. Upon arrival at the port, capture spectacular views of the city and of Uruguay’s beautiful coastline. Disembark the ferry and meet your bilingual guide for a guided sightseeing tour around the city. Truly a cultural capital in South America, this vibrant port city is home to many first-class singers and musicians. Visit famous landmarks in both the old and new city sectors, and stop at one of the main theaters -- the Solis Theater. Recently restored, this was one of the first theaters in South America and is a must-see when visiting Montevideo. Time permitting, enjoy an optional dinner on your own at La Bourgogne, a fine French restaurant. (CB)

Day 5 : Buenos Aires

This morning after breakfast, drive to a local ranch and spend the day experiencing life on a ranch in Argentina. The day’s activities will include: touring of the ranch, interaction with the ranch staff, and the main event will be an asado or barbeque which, in Argentina, is considered the national dish. Return to Buenos Aires for overnight. (CB | L)

Day 6 : Buenos Aires

Head to Plaza Dorrego for the Sunday San Telmo antiques fair, one of the most enjoyable highlights of Buenos Aires. In this open-air bazaar, you can buy small antiques and souvenirs to bring home, and watch live tango performances. Optional lunch at the atmospheric Bar El Federal. Head up Calle Defensa to take a look at more antiques in the numerous shops lining the street, such as Galería El Solar de French. Return to Buenos Aires for a Farewell dinner and overnight. (CB | D)

Day 7 : Buenos Aires | Recoleta | Buenos Aires

Today, head to Recoleta Cemetery, in the Recoleta neighborhood. Visit Evita’s famous tomb. Make sure to wander around and see many of the other tombs, all glorious works of art. Around the corner from the cemetery, head to the Centro Cultural Recoleta and discover the newest art exhibit. Afterward, head across Plaza Francia and have a coffee at La Biela, one of the most famous cafes in the city. Have a late lunch (or early dinner) before departing for the airport for your overnight fights home. (CB | L or D)

Day 8 : Depart for USA

Arrive in the USA

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