Argentina - Gardens and Grapes Tour – 2013
October 5th – 13th, 2013
 

 

October 7 BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires green – Southern area of the city

Today get in touch with the birth city of the Tango! During this tour you will visit the famous Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule). At the other end of Avenida de Mayo it`s the impressive Congress building. Continue to sensual and sultry San Telmo, an historical neighborhood full of history and personality with colonial and art nouveau buildings and the oldest district of Buenos Aires. Continue the tour passing by Lezama Park (according to some historians, first foundation of Buenos Aires took place at this park in 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza). The National Historical Museum is located in this park.

Our next stop is La Boca, with its brightly coloured houses and famous Caminito street, passing by the famous football stadium Boca Juniors.
Very close to the city centre, you find the “ Costanera Sur “Ecological Reserve. It is a unique area in the city of Buenos Aires, a wildlife sanctuary with vegetation species typical from the River Plate coastline, and the Parana River Delta. Brushwood, copses of alders and willows and other environments feed insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Some may be seen in the water, in the grass, in flight or crossing over embankments.

Return back to downtown area along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue of the world, you see the Colon Theatre, a famous Opera House that stages the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. Pass by Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square).

Arrival back at the hotel to get ready for our Dinner & Tango show at the Astor Piazzolla Theatre located in the historic Guemes Gallery.. one of most significant theatres in the world. A majestic performance in an unique, exclusive and warm atmosphere with musicians, Tango dancers, professionals singers and a delicious meal with all the magic, spirit and memories of Buenos Aires, Piazzolla and Tango.



October 8 BUENOS AIRES Palermo area including Japanese Garden & Lunch

Today keep on enjoying the biggest green area of Buenos Aires. Visit the Japanese Garden (Jardin Japones). It was constructed at the 3 de Febrero Park in 1967 for the visit to Argentina of the Princes Akihito and Michiko, the Emperors of Japan at that time. All the elements in the Garden strive for harmony and balance. The several oriental style bridges are symbols, which in combination with cascades, lend to a very peaceful experience. Besides Argentine trees, there is a wide variety of Japanese flora. This 5-acre garden was designed by famed landscape artist Yasuo Onomata to resemble the surroundings of a Zen temple. The lush plant life includes over 150 different species, many brought directly from Japan. The world’s largest Japanese garden outside of Japan.

Continue to Palermo with its beautiful parks - Once the estate of Juan Manuel de Rosas, Parque Tres de Febrero, also known as the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Woods), is a city park of 25 hectares and known for its groves, lakes, and rose gardens (El Rosedal). Thays designed the Zoological Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the adjoining Plaza Italia and the Rose Garden.


Lunch was included at local Palermo restaurant.

 

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