Tour # 1938
Depart: December 26 , 2016
Return: January 02, 2017
Destination: Argentina

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Monday December 26, 2016 DEPARTURE FROM USA
Evening departure for an overnight flight.
Please check air information below.

Day 2 Tuesday December 27, 2016
Morning arrival to Argentina

obeliscofinal1Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Argentina’s chic and sprawling capital city, rising from the Rio de la Plata
and stretching to the fertile pampas.
With a combination of European charm and Latin spirit, Buenos Aires
is one of the world’s most sophisticated destinations.
There are two distinguished areas in Buenos Aires, each one contains
multiple neighborhoods and its own charisma.
The city was established in the Southern area where the port, most
of the historical buildings and colonial neighborhoods are located.
During the last third of the 19th Century the Northern area started to grow fast, combining residencies, parks, broad avenues, monuments and museums.
Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your centrally located hotel.
Check in, and some time to rest.
Participants will meet at the hotel lobby at 02:00pm local time

 

Early afternoon our story starts to unfold.

Immigrants croppedwikipedia (2)Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s grandparents were Italian Immigrants.
The Historic entrance to Argentina in the early
1900’s was La Boca port.
His grandmother – Rosa Vassallo Bergoglio – was the most influential woman in his life!
La Boca is also known as the symbolic birth of Tango.
Strolling along mystical Caminito, the roots and beginnings of the city
will start to be part of you, preparing you to feel and understand the rest
of our trip.

We’ll close our first day with a “Welcome Dinner”

Day 3 Wednesday December 28, 2016

Today we will be walking where Pope Francis walked
as a child and young man!

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We’ll start in Flores, the neighborhood that contains the house where he was born, the Basilica where he was baptized, the elementary school he attended, the park where he played as well as the Soccer

Stadium of his favorite team.

By the end of this first visit you will
learn what have in common these
three Argentineans: Pope Francis,
Carlos Gardel and Ceferino Namuncura
– son of a Mapuche Indian Chief from
Patagonia, recently beatified-.

Bergoglio con mate

 

Following Pope Francis steps in life,
we will go to Villa Devoto, where he started training at the Diocesan
Seminary and later on – as a Bishop – used to give mass at the prison
located in that neighborhood.

Plaza Alemania - North

Our afternoon discovery will be
Buenos Aires Northern area.
We’ll start with the city residential districts of Palermo with its wide colorful avenues, surrounded by beautiful public gardens, such as
the Rosedal.
In Plaza Francia, we will visit the Colonial Basilica and the
Recoleta Cemetery where “Evita” is buried.

We’ll stroll along Alvear Avenue
where one can find the top designer houses in the world.
At that point, the group will remain in the area that offers a modern Art
Complex, shopping centers, plenty of restaurants and ice cream parlors.

Day 4 Thursday December 29, 2016
After breakfast we will depart towards Lujan, a city in the province of Buenos Aires.
On our way we will stop in the town of San Miguel, where Pope Francis was Dean of the
Maximum College and the Faculty of Theology during 1980-1986.

basilica de lujan plaza belgrano

 

Lujan is best known for its large neo-gothic Basilica and considered
the Capital of the Faith.
Every year more than six million people make pilgrimages to the
Basilica, many walking there from Buenos Aires capital
(68km – 42 mi).

Lujan also offers a museum complex presenting exhibitions of
colonial life and many antique vehicles, such as Argentina’s first steam locomotive, La Porteña. It also holds the famous Plus Ultra, the first hydroplane to cross from Europe to Argentina.

 

Day 5 Friday December 30, 2016

DIA 3 catedral bs as

 

After breakfast, we will visit San Nicolas, a historical neighborhood
that offers landmarks as the Obelisk, the Colon Theatre, and the Cathedral
where we will have the opportunity to share mass with the locals as
Pope Francis did during many years

 

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Will enjoy a guided visit to the celebrated Colon Theatre the main Opera House in Buenos Aires.
It was ranked the third best in the world by National Geographic, and
acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world.

Malba Museo

 

 

During the afternoon we’ll move to the Palermo area and visit the private owned Latin America Art
Museum – MALBA – inaugurated in 2001.
Its mission is to collect, 
preserve and promote Latin American Art from the onset of the 20th century to the present.

 

Day 6     Saturday December 31, 2016

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Morning walking tour will take us to Avenida Corrientes
symbol of night life in Buenos Aires, traditionally nicknamed
“The Street That Never Sleeps”.

It holds the largest concentration of theatres, cinemas and bookshops, a hotspot for intellectuals during the 50s, 60s and 70s.
We will also come across famous pizzerias, where we will stop for lunch.

Afternoon at leisure.

Time to rest and get ready for

New Year Dinner with a Tango Show

 

 

 

Day 7     Sunday January 01, 2017 RETURN TO USA

OR JOIN OUR EXTENSION TOUR TO PATAGONIA AND CHILE

Day at leisure to walk along the city at your own pace.  We suggest you visit San Telmo an array of antique shops, in a Tango atmosphere, that offers an interesting fair on Sundays.

 

Price Per Passenger: $

Based on double occupancy

This Price Includes

Hotels Accommodation

Meals

Bus Transportation

Visits and excursions
As per itinerary above itinerary
Entrance fees included

Guides
English and Spanish spoken local guides

This Price Does not Include

Air Transportation

Passport and / or Reciprocity Fee
American citizens need a Valid Passport (Must be valid 6 months after your return to USA)
and must pay a Reciprocity Fee to the Argentinean authorities before leaving the States
If you are not an American Citizen, you must contact the Argentinean Consulate

Single supplement at extra
Optional extension (s)
Optional Travel Insurance
Cost of personal items such as phone, drinks, laundry, etc…
Meals other than specified.

Air Transportation
Many USA gateways offer non-stop flights to Buenos Aires. (JFK, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Houston…)
Call us and we will gladly help you choosing the air transportation that better suits your needs.
For budgeting purposes, round trip air transportation from New York area as of March 2016, runs around $1,100.00
Airlines have the right to change fares, so do not delay purchasing your ticket!

Optional Extensions

If you fly back to New York, your arrival will be the morning of
Day 8     Monday January 02, 2017

Payments

Deposit and final payment due dates are related to contracts with airlines, hotels and/or other suppliers. The policies below must be enforced as they are related to these contracts.

Deposit  

Balance  

Form of payment

Check or money order
Payable to: Total Tours International
Send it to:
300 Constitution Avenue #412
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Credit Cards
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover
Please send an e-mail to customerservices@total-tours.com requesting the Credit Card Authorization Form

 

 

Cancellations

In case of cancellations penalties apply
If written cancellation is received

 

 

Important Airlines Rules

Incorrect spelling and/or differences in names on your ticket and passport
Can result in prevention of travelling by airport security and monetary consequences as the need of purchasing a new ticket.
Failure to present valid passport and/or visas
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled and you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket.
No show at the airport
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket.
Missing any flight for any reason
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket.
Unused portion (s) of your ticket
Are non refundable

Airlines policies must strictly apply

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide it, may result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require that your U.S. passport be valid for at least six months after your return trip — other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information from the U.S. Depatment of State website at www.travel.state.gov/passport.
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate(s). You will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

Visas
A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens enter the country
without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your departure date with the Consular officials
of the country or countries to be visited.