Itinerary in brief:
- 4 nights New York City
- 3 nights Buenos Aires
- 2 nights Estancia La Bamba de Areco
- 3 nights Miami Beach
Day 1: UK to New York City
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. This holiday includes business class flights so you’ll have access to a lounge in the UK and should arrive feeling rested and comfortable ready to go exploring New York City later that day. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and driven into the city in a private car, where you’ll check into your hotel for 4 nights.
Included: International business class flights, 5* hotel, transfers
Days 2 - 4: New York City
With several days to explore this huge city, we’ve included the New York Pass which gives you entry to various sites. This includes the Empire State Building where you can enjoy views over the Hudson as well as of the nearby Chrysler Building, the American Museum of Natural History, where dinosaurs come to life and a cruise around Manhattan, visiting Ellis and Liberty Island. Three days gives you plenty to time to hit the highlights of New York by day - spend your evenings searching for the perfect cocktail in the many rooftop bars of this glittering city.
On your last full day in the city, go all out and enjoy a helicopter tour of New York. You’ll soar over the Chrysler and Empire State buildings with views down the sparkling Hudson River towards Hoboken. You’ll have 30 minutes in the air, plenty of time to enjoy the Big Apple from this unique viewpoint! The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, whether you head to a Broadway play or wander through the Flower District.
Included: 5* hotel, helicopter tour, New York Pass
Day 5: Fly to Buenos Aires
Enjoy your last morning in New York – we recommend a breakfast of blueberry pancakes as a send-off! Later you’ll be driven back to the airport for your business class overnight flight to Buenos Aires.
Included: International business class flights, transfers
Day 4: Arrive Buenos Aires
Today you’ll be met at arrivals in Buenos Aires’s airport and taken to the Alvear Palace hotel where your guide will help you through the check-in process. You may choose to relax at the hotel for the rest of the day, or we suggest going for a pleasant walk from the hotel’s central location to take in the first sights of this marvellous city.
Included: Transfers, 5* hotel
Day 5: City tour of Buenos Aires
This morning, you’ll be picked up after breakfast to embark on a fascinating 4-hour tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the nickname the ‘Paris of South America’.
From the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo, the picturesque district of La Boca, along to the Plaza de Mayo, dominated by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Nación Bank, the Cathedral and original Parliament House, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then on to finish at the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, you’ll discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry of the history of Buenos Aires.
After the tour, you’ll be dropped back to your hotel and you’ll have the rest of the day for you to spend at your leisure. Maybe you’ll decide to go back to one of the fascinating sights you have visited in the morning to explore them at your own pace.
Included: City tour, 5* hotel, breakfast
Days 6 & 7: Buenos Aires
Spend 2 days at leisure exploring Buenos Aires. This city is so beautiful and offers so many possibilities to entertain and enchant its visitors. On a sunny day, our favourite is to stroll around the Parque Tres de Febrero (popularly known as Bosques de Palermo) in the Palermo area of the city and finish at one of the many cafés and restaurants of this vibrant and bohemian barrio.
On your first evening, you’ll be picked up by a private car and taken to Esquina Carlos Gardel for a first-class meal, accompanied by some of the best Argentine wines and champagnes. This will be followed by a tango show which includes some of the best-loved songs, music and dances performed by skilled musicians and dancers. Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango show is a revival of tango’s sophistication, luxury and style of the Golden Decade of Buenos Aires. The sensuality underlying all choreographic patterns of this show combines in a rich tribute to tango. Private return transfers to your hotel are included.
Included: 5* hotel, breakfast, an evening tango show
Day 8: Travel to the Pampas
Today you’ll wave goodbye to the cosmopolitan and urban surroundings of Buenos to welcome life in the countryside of the Pampas outside of the capital. You’ll be taken by private vehicle for the 2-hour journey to La Bamba de Areco. The rest of the day will be for you to enjoy at your leisure. La Bamba de Areco, a luxury ‘estancia’ that was formerly a cattle farm. Today, it is steeped in history with an atmosphere of elegance you’ll come to admire, offering full board accommodation and plenty of outdoor activities.
Included: Transfers, La Bamba de Areco, dinner, breakfast
Day 9: Pampas
La Bamba de Areco dates back to 1830 and is one of the oldest colonial-style estancias in Argentina, with its roots in Gaucho history. Although it is not a working Estancia, La Bamba de Areco is a luxurious Estancia experience that is proud to offer authentic gaucho traditions and focuses on service and gastronomy.
With an entire ranch at your disposal – and a pleasingly middle-of-nowhere setting beyond – Estancia la Bamba de Areco is very much a place to stay put. Ride the resident horses whenever you fancy, or head out on hikes and bike rides as long or as lazy as you like. There's also plentiful fly fishing and bird watching to be done, and if you're lucky there'll be an equestrian show or polo match to take in: an international polo team calls the estancia home.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, La Bamba de Areco
Day 10: Fly to Miami
Spend the morning having one last wander around the beautiful grounds. In the early afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Buenos Aires airport for your overnight flight to Miami.
Included: Breakfast, international business class flights, transfers
Day 11: Arrive Miami
On arrival in Miami, you’ll be driven to your hotel, a 5* boutique in Miami Beach. Spend the rest of your day at leisure – why not head to Nobu for some of the best yellowtail sashimi in Florida?
Included: International business class flights, transfers, 5* hotel
Days 12 & 13: Miami
Spend a few days relaxing on this famous stretch of sand and swimming in the turquoise waves. If you’re in the market for retail therapy, Miami Beach has some of the best shopping in the country, housed in huge modern malls or tiny art deco buildings like The Webster, brimming with boutique designers and cafes. Take a wander through Wynwood, packed with galleries, clubs and street art, before finishing your day with a Cuban sandwich and a few mojitos in one of the beachfront bars.
Included: 5* hotel
Day 14: Depart Miami
Your luxurious holiday has come to an end – today you’ll be collected from your hotel and driven to the airport before catching your business class flight home, where you can comfortably sleep on the overnight flight.
Included: International business class flights, transfers
Day 15: Arrive UK