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All Blacks, Beer & Beef

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • South America
  • Sports
  • Argentina

Price:

From $2,625

Stay:

7 nights

Travel Dates:

Sunday 13th of September 2020 until Sunday 20th of September 2020

Description:

All Blacks, Beer & Beef - 8 Days from $2625* per person (with Viva Expeditions).

Watch the All Blacks and join the craft beer revolution that is taking over Buenos Aires. Take a trip into the Pampas to visit a traditional estancia (ranch).  And of course, you will witness the All Blacks take on Argentina on their home turf. Soak up the atmosphere surrounded by thousands of roaring Argentines in beautiful Mendoza, in the heart of Argentina's wine country.  Join a true Argentinian feast, with tables of 13 coming together for a special dining experience. A unique 24-hour preparation process has led people to make the bold claim that this is where one of the best steaks in Argentina is served. This All Blacks Tour of South America comes with lashings of the best rugby condiment, beer and beef! 

Itinerary:

Day 1

Buenos Aires

Please note this is an independent package, if you would prefer an escorted group tour, please see our All Blacks Escorted Group tour.

FLY TO BUENOS AIRES (flight not included)

On arrival, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please note this service is with a driver only.

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes. Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires has many fascinating neighbourhoods to explore including the colourful and lively La Boca, home to art galleries and tango shows; San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores and Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive area.

Day 2

Buenos Aires Tour & Argentine Experience

You will be collected from your hotel for your three-hour tour visiting the most important highlights of the city of Buenos Aires. Discover the history of the Plaza de Mayo Square, the site of Argentina’s most important historical events - see its surroundings and the most emblematic buildings and learn all about them. Then enjoy Mayo Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighbourhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the Dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Puerto Madero and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Pass through the Retiro neighbourhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Here, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found. On completion of your tour, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is a small group tour.

The Argentine Experience - Dinner
Tonight you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Argentine Experience.

The Argentine Experience offers a unique dining experience which cleverly blends exquisite food and wine, local culture and social integration. Individuals, couples, families and groups are mixed around two 13 person banquet tables, led by two charismatic guides, and supported by our international team.

They teach the art of making traditional empanadas, then everyone gets creative in Argentina’s first and only novelty empanada competition. Alongside your creations, enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and pork flank steak. Next, enjoy what some are boldly claiming to be one of the best steaks in Argentina, with our unique 24 hour preparation, cooked to order and accompanied with velvety mashed potatoes and oven roasted vegetables (Vegetarian/Pescatarian and celiac options available).

For dessert, make your own alfajores and learn about the history and etiquette of mate, Argentina’s national pastime. The meal is paired with endless excellent wines from limited boutique lines. The guides throughout the evening will answer questions on Argentine cuisine and culture.

Essential Info: includes a one way transfer from your hotel to the restaurant. You will need to make your own way back to your hotel.

Day 3

Buenos Aires: Full Day Ranch & Countryside Tour with lunch

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for an authentic day in the countryside at an exclusive estancia in San Antonio de Areco. Travel by road from Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco across the endless pampas. This journey will take approximately an hour and half. On arrival at San Antonio de Areco you can take a short walking tour of this charming gaucho town, which includes a walk around the historical plaza. Continue to the exclusive ‘El Ombu de Areco’ Estancia. Once at the estancia, choose to either have a short horse ride, or ride in a sulky carriage perhaps! There is a typical welcome/starter of cold cuts, cheeses and beverages, and for lunch you will enjoy a typical Argentine country style asado prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a folklore show, which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills. On completion of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel. Please note this is small group tour.

Day 4

Buenos Aires: Craft Beer Tour

Join the Craft Beer Revolution!

In the past 3 years, Buenos Aires developed a taste for amazing beer and opened over 600 new craft breweries in town. In this Craft Beer tour, you'll drink, taste and smell the gems of the Buenos Aires beer scene as you learn the basics of Beer Tasting as well as the history and challenges of the brewing scene in Buenos Aires from the late 1800s.
We'll start at one of our guide's top picks, doing a sampling of 4 beers and learning how to properly taste it, later we'll move on to a 2 bar barhopping around the area. Our last bar will have dining options in case you want to continue your night at our last location.

The tour includes a 4 beer samplers at the first bar + 1 pint per bar on the bar hopping (2 total) + 1 canned beer to take home bought at one of the breweries + snacks. Includes a one way transfer from your hotel however you will need to make your own way back to your hotel. Tours last +-3 hours and runs 15:30-19:30.

IMPORTANT: This is a walking tour that includes steps, uneven terrain and involves light paced walking. This tour is for 18+ year old passengers. It is not apt for celiac or gluten free diets, pregnant women/people or people with drinking disorders.

Day 5

Buenos Aires to Mendoza

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Mendoza (flight included - price subject to change). Transfer to your hotel in Mendoza.
Mendoza, in a region of foothills and high plains, is the heart of Argentina's wine country, famed for Malbecs and other red wines. The city has wide, leafy avenues, atmospheric plazas and cosmopolitan cafes. The city has five central plazas, the four smaller plazas surrounding the main Plaza Independencia.

Day 6

Mendoza: Free day with optional local rugby day

Day at leisure in Mendoza
You might wish to explore the city, or take a wine tour....but try to save time for: OPTIONAL ACTIVITY (additional costs apply). Warm Up Day!!! Local Rugby Experience
Today we will enjoy a visit a local rugby club where we will share a BBQ lunch with some of the local rugby club members plus we will be joined an ex-Puma (details of this day are still being finalized and subject to change, please ask for more
details).

Day 7

ALL BLACKS VS PUMAS

Today is game day!!!

The day you have been waiting for, can you feel the nerves? Will the All Blacks destroy the Puma’s sending them whimpering with their tails between their legs. Or, will the Pumas surprise the All Blacks by delivering an attack akin to David and Goliaths standoff. Today, an epic battle will play itself out under the sound of roaring Argentinians and Kiwis. Who will emerge to be victorious?

Your Game Day package includes:
* Official Match Ticket to All Blacks vs Argentina
* Return Game Day Transfers

Day 8

Depart Mendoza

Departure Transfer: - You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to your onward flight from Mendoza. Please note this service is with driver only.
FLIGHT DEPARTING MENDOZA NOT INCLUDED

What’s Included

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 nights accommodation in a tourist class (3*) hotel
  • Hotel upgrade options are available

FOOD

  • Breakfast daily
  • The Argentine Experience dinner

FEES & SERVICES

  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Craft beer tour
  • Full day ranch and countryside tour
  • Official Match Tickets to All Blacks vs Pumas.
  • Transfers to and from the stadium on game day,
  • Flights are NOT included. However can be added. Please ask for more details
  • Local Rugby Experience

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

 

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