Argentina’s turbulent history and geographical beauty provide the ideal conditions for a unique country and an unforgettable experience.  A visit to Argentina combines European culture with Latin American zest and charm. In its heyday, the Jewish population of Argentina numbered almost half a million, and the influence of this community on the cultural landscape of the country remains significant today.

 

Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO ARGENTINA!

From Buenos to Mendoza.
Upon your arrival we will take a domestic flight to Mendoza.

MENDOZA THE LAND OF SUNSHINE-GOOD WINE & ADVENTURE

  • In Mendoza the Andes, with their two peaks of Aconcagua and Tupungato, reach their highest altitude, so that most parts of the province are over 1000 meters high, ideal for vineyards. Rivers, valleys, canyons, lakes and lagoons, dunes, woods and dams appear one after the other under a diaphanous sky that gives meaning to the official welcoming slogan “Mendoza, Tierra del sol y el buen vino” (Mendoza, land of sunshine and good wine). Half day city tour: orientation city tour around Mendoza.
  • Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Mendoza Hotel

 


DAY 2 – MENDOZA

  • After breakfast at the hotel, start the tour of this beautiful region.
  • Mendoza, includes the vineyards of most of Maipú and Luján and a smaller area of the departments of Las Heras and Guaymallén. Dozens of wine cellars and wineries have chosen this region to make the most exquisite Argentine fine wines. The soil contains fine alluvial sediments on the surface with sand, slime and clay on a gravel subsoil. The climate is temperate, warm, sunny and arid, with little rainfall, mild winds and moderate humidity. Such conditions guarantee the equilibrium between sugar concentration and acidity in the dust and the formation of polyphenols. This zone could also be called the “land of Malbec” since this variety has found its home in this region, where it has reached a quality and bouquet that has not been paralleled by any other wine. “Wine makes good blood, good blood makes good sense of humor, good sense of humor makes good ideas appear, good ideas make good actions and good actions lead to God!”
  • Visit the Posada La Celia. The Posada operates in the Manor House, dating back from 1931. Along with the Winery and the Vineyards they were declared Historical and Cultural Heritage of Argentine Viticulture in 2008. Nowadays, the Posada is a warm and exclusive country house in the unique Uco Valley.
  • Enjoy the peace and serenity that accompanies the impressive scenery framed with an open sky and the spectacular view of the Andes Mountains. Lunch at the Posada.
  • Return to your hotel.
  • Dinner tonight is on own.

Overnight: Mendoza Hotel

 


DAY 3 – MENDOZA TO BUENOS

Breakfast at your hotel.
Meet and greet at the hotel to transfer to Mendoza airport.
Arrive in Buenos Aires and check into your hotel.
Time for Jewish community programming. Dinner on own.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

 


DAY 4 – BUENOS AIRES HIGHLIGHTS

After breakfast, meet your guide and begin a sightseeing tour of the southern sections of the city.
It will be a chronological sightseeing experience, starting with the historical areas of Buenos Aires, where we will trace the history that shaped the city:

  • Plaza de Mayo: the political heart of the city. From the balcony of Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), Eva Perón addressed her workers.
  • A stop in Café Tortoni, a traditional bar of Buenos Aires. It is one of the true icons of the Argentine capital. No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a stop here, as the cafe has served as the artistic and intellectual capital of Buenos Aires since 1858.
  • Montserrat: the area has a mishmash of architectural styles as well as the intimate Museo de la Ciudad and the Teatro Colón.
  • San Telmo: Buenos Aires’s oldest neighborhood of the city’s elite until the 1870s when yellow fever struck and the aristocrats moved to Recoleta. Walk through its famous cobbled streets. Visit the workshop of the world-renowned silversmith Carlos Daniel Pallarols. See his small team at work, producing some of the world’s most celebrated silverware, employing the same techniques used for 180 years. Enjoy pedestrian dancers, singers and bands alive playing tango, reggae and other styles along the streets.
  • La Boca (Caminito): famous for giving birth to the tango and the passion for football.
    This is where the first Italian immigrants settled, and full of picturesque and colorful streets. Visit the Caminito, perhaps the city’s most photographed site because of its typical corrugated iron and brightly-colored houses. There will also be a chance to see the famous Bombonera stadium, home to legendary football (soccer) giants Boca Juniors, whose colors of blue and yellow adorn most of the houses and stores in this barrio.
  • Optional: a guided tour of the to Boca Junior Stadium.
  • Puerto Madero: on the banks of the Rio de la Plata a pedestrian area full of restaurants and bars.

Free time for shopping.
Return to your hotel and free evening.
Time for JDC programing.

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

 


DAY 5 – BUENOS AIRES HIGHLIGHTS CONTINUED

Northern neighborhoods: The tour today starts in Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighborhood in Buenos Aires, and one of the most expensive of the city, where some of the best restaurants, bars, hotels and shops are located.It was named after the Recoletos Descalzos Monks who built their church, the convent, and a “campo santo” (little cemetery).

  • Recoleta Cemetery: splendid mausoleums built in many architectural styles house the remains of the who’s who of Buenos Aires society, including Evita Peron.
  • Palermo/Palermo lakes: neighborhood with its elegant residences surrounded by large green areas, including the National Library, National School of Law, Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, the Japanese Garden, Botanical Garden, Zoo and Planetarium.
  • Plaza Serrano: a main stop for visitors looking to find local trendy fashion and independent designers for shoes, bags and clothing.

It takes two to tango… and a good teacher!
Learn the basic steps, or improve your experience, of this mesmerizing and passionate dance with its sensuous moves and gestures, listening to the beat and getting the feel for the alternating quick and slow steps to the seductive embrace known as the Tango Lean! Discover the culture and passion for Tango with all the magic and charm of dance.

Return to your hotel and prepare for Shabbat.
Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Skorka and community members.

Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

 


DAY SIX – SHABBAT

Time for prayer at a local synagogue of your choice.
Lunch with the local community at the hotel.
Afternoon study at the hotel.
Farewell dinner with local community members.
Overnight: Buenos Aires Hotel

 


DAY 7 – DEPARTURE

Day at leisure and evening transfer to the airport for you return flight.

 

*Itinerary is subject to change pending circumstances beyond our control*

 

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