Buenos Aires Holidays


Known world over as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is all romance and charisma. Here, you’ll spend your days wandering grand parks and wide boulevards and taking in the faded grandeur of the colonial architecture. What makes Buenos Aires so captivating is the city’s blend of colonial elegance and Latin zest. Evenings will be spent in true Argentinian style, with Buenos Aires’ most renowned dance, the tango.

From the brightly painted houses and colourful murals of La Boca, to the fine dining and stylish shops of Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ holidays are a step into a vibrant and diverse culture. Highlights include the distinctive pink presidential palace, Casa Rosada; the Boca Juniors stadium, home to Argentina’s favourite pastime, football; and exquisite food - from steak to ice cream - wherever you wander. And of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday to Buenos Aires without a taster of tango, whether that’s watching a glamorous show or taking part in classes yourself.

A day roaming Buenos Aires

Begin your day with coffee and a medialuna (croissant) in one of the city’s many artsy cafes, before strolling to the beautiful Museo Evita, which celebrates the Argentinian heroine Eva Perón. One of Buenos Aires' coolest and most well-known neighbourhoods, take part in some shopping in Palermo, visit the rose garden at Parque Tres de Febrero or feast on a lunch of steak and red wine in the historic district Recoleta.

The evening continues in style as dusk gives way to nightfall, with a vibrant array of bars, live-music venues and restaurants to explore - most of which don’t get going until past 10pm. Find yourself trying out your newly honed tango moves on the dancefloor of Milonga Parakultural at Salon Canning or enjoying a cocktail at one of the city’s steamy jazz lounges.

Why not pair your tango with a little samba in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro? We can craft a unique multi centre itinerary to whichever South American destinations pique your interest. Call us today.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit Casa Rosata, the president’s residence - made famous by the film Evita - and its fantastic on-site museum
  • Hop across the River Plate and spend the day in one of Uruguay’s oldest towns, Colonia
  • Roam BA’s most famous flea market, Feria de San Telmo, with over 250 stalls selling everything from glassware to antique books
  • Explore La Boca: the riverbank, football stadium, fascinating Ghost Tower and colourful street art

Time Zone

GMT - 3

Flight Time

14 hours; direct flights are available from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires. Indirect flights are available from other UK airports.

Currency

Argentine peso (ARS)

Visa Information

British citizens aren’t required to obtain a visa for travel to Argentina.

Language

Spanish

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Argentina.
  • Cemeterio de la Recoleta

    This imposing cemetery is the final resting place of some of the most famous figures of Argentina’s storied history. Wind past the neo-classical gates framed by tall Doric columns to the tomb of Eva Perón, beloved First Lady, who has the most visited tomb in the cemetery. Throughout the cemetery are elaborate marble mausoleums decorated with a wide range of architectural styles like Art Nouveau, Baroque, Art Deco, and Neo-Gothic.

  • Tango Dancing

    No holiday to Buenos Aires would be complete without dancing the illustrious tango, the seductive national dance of Argentina. And the best place to do this is in Buenos Aires’ neighbourhood milongas (tango salons). Whether you want to dance this steamy dance yourself, or just watch the locals do it, the city’s milongas are dotted throughout the city. Grab the TangoMap Guide, which gives all the information you need to know about the milongas, including best locations and times.

  • Palermo

    Shop the trendy boutiques of Palermo, abuzz with locals exploring the designer stores, the small artisan markets around Plaza Serrano, or drinking wine at the sidewalk cafes. The charming cobblestone streets are filled with bookstores, bars, restaurants, and expansive parks to explore amid the inimitable buzz that only Buenos Aires has.

Top Tips

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “The amount of free things you can do in Buenos Aires is astonishing. The city even has a “greeter” program, where locals will show you around the city for free. Go to any city park and you’re likely to see people gathering for yoga or tai-chi classes, all likely offered for free.”

  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    “Food is one of the joys of a trip to Buenos Aires. As well as steak and wine, an Argentinian culinary delight is ice cream: you’ll find numerous artisan ice cream shops in Buenos Aires, with ice cream that’s rich, flavoursome and simply delicious!”

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