Day 1 :
Departure from North America
- Flight to Santiago:
Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from North America.
Day 2 :
Sight-See in Santiago
- Arrive in Santiago:
Our Tour Director will meet us at the airport. We will have use of a private coach and driver, while touring for the next seven days.
- Hotel Check In:
For the next one evening(s) we will enjoy the convenience of our centrally-located Santiago hotel, where daily breakfast will be included.
- City Tour:
Take a Santiago City Tour, beginning in El Centro, the city's historic downtown and home to several museums, cathedrals, cultural centers, and civic institutions. Highlights of our tour will include the Plaza de Armas, La Moneda, the Ex-Congreso Nacional and Palacio de los Tribunales, and the Bellavista neighborhood.
Tonight we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 3 :
Santiago De Chile
Valparaso is one of Chile's most captivating cities and its most popular coastal destination.The city is made of a flat downtown surrounded by steep hills, a jumble of multicolored clapboard homes and weathered Victorian mansions that cling to sheer cliffs and other unusual spaces are testament to this. Take a guided Walking Tour of Valparaiso, wandering through the city's streets, admiring theangular architecture that makes this city unique. Highlights of our walk will include PlazaVictoria, the most attractive plaza in Valparaso and the elegant center of society, features grand trees, trickling fountains, and sculptures imported from Lima; as well as the Open Air Museum, which features more than 20 murals painted on cement retainer and building wallsalong winding streets
- Visit La Sebastiana:
Visit La Sebastiana, one of poet Pablo Neruda's three quirky homes that have been converted into museums honoring the distinguished Nobel Laureate's work and life. This museum features a whimsical collection of knickknacks of Neruda, who liked to collect during his journeys through the Americas and abroad.
- First Concert Performance:
Your concert performance is today
We will enjoy dinner as a group together.
Day 4 :
Travel to Buenos Aires
- Flight to Buenos Aires:
Today, We will fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The name means fair winds in Spanish. It is one of the largest cities in Latin America with a lot of cultural offerings and is the point of departure for travelling to the rest of the country. Inhabitants of Buenos Aires are calledporteos, "people from the port". Buenos Aires is a destination that allows the visitor not only to view the city but also to have an exceptional urban adventure.
- City Tour:
We will take a comprehensive Buenos Aires City Tour, highlighting many of the important landmarks and buildings in the city, as well as the various neighborhoods includings La Boca, San Telmo, La Recoleta and Palermo. During our tour we will explore the Colonial Center including Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo, Casa Rosada, the Cathedral, the Obelisk, the Congress, Government House, the Colonial Theater and the wide 9 de Julio Avenue, as well as the Puerto Madero Riverfront. We will also take a guide tour of the Colon Theater. This luxurious opera house has hosted Luciano Pavorotti, Maria Callas, Placido Domongo and many others. The theater's acoustics are world renowned.
- Hotel Check In:
We will check into our hotel, our accommodations for the next 2 nights.
- Dinner and a Show!:
This evening we will enjoy a Tango Dinner and Show at La Esquina Carlos Gardel, featuring the world-renowned passionate music and dance native to Argentina.
Day 5 :
Day Trip to Pampas
- Pampas and the Estancia:
Today we will enjoy an excursion to the Pampas and visit a typical "Estancia" or farm. The Pampas is one of the most important economical areas in Argentina. On the Estancia, the gaucho traditions are kept alive and we will spend a wonderful day in the countryside getting to know a typical Argentine ranch. On arrival we will visit the Estancia House (museum) before sampling local homemade empanada pastries. There will be activities such as horseback riding and sulky rides (one-horse carriages) before a typical Asado lunch. We willalso enjoy a Gaucho Dance and Music Show and this is followed by viewing the gaucho's skills on their horses as we view Cuadreras and Ring Races.
- Dinner in Buenos Aires:
Tonight, we will dine in a local restaurant.
- Second Concert Performance:
Your second performance is tonight.
Day 6 :
- Travel by Hydrofoil:
Today we will depart from Buenos Aires and travel by hydrofoil to Uruguay; the trip takes about 2.5 hours, and we will arrive in Montevideo late this afternoon.
- Hotel Check In:
Our base for the next two nights will be Montivedo where breakfast and dinner will be included at the hotel.
Day 7 :
- Walk Tour of the Old City:
This morning we will begin our Walking Tour in the Old City?s Independence Square, which was originally the site of a Spanish citadel. We visit the old town hall El Cabildo whereUruguay's constitution was signed. The building also served as the city's jailhouse in the 19th century. Now a museum, the Cabildo houses the city's historic archives as well as maps and photos, antiques, costumes, and artwork.
Day 8 :
- Taranco Palace:
We begin the day as we visit the Taranco Palace, built in the early 20th century and now the decorative arts museum. The building represents the trend toward French architecture during that period. The museum displays Uruguayan furniture, draperies, clocks, paintings, and other cultural works.
- Mercado del Puerto:
The remainder of the day can be spent in the Mercado del Puerto (Port Market), which is open during afternoons and weekends at Piedras and Yacar.
Day 9 :
Depart for North America
- Final Farewells...:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us tothe airport on our final day.