Seat In Coach Tour (Best of Argentina & Brazil)
Seat In Coach Tour (Best of Argentina & Brazil)
KL

Tour Dates:
- 13 - 20 Jan 18
- 24 Feb - 3 Mar 18
- 10 - 17 Mar 18
- 14 - 24 Apr 18
- 19 - 26 May 18
- 9 - 16 Jun 18
- 29 Sept - 6 Oct 18
- 13 - 20 Oct 18
- 20 - 27 Oct 18
- 17 - 24 Nov 18
- 24 Nov - 1 Dec 18


Highlights: Buenos Aires - Iguassu - Rio de Janeiro


Other departures: Manchester - £1849, Birmingham - £1855, Edinburgh - £1889, George Best Belfast City - £1945, Glasgow - £1889, Southampton - £1849, Bristol - £1939, Norwich - £1945, Newcastle - £1889


Alternate travel dates: 1 Sept 18 - 16 Dec 18


Hotels:
Buenos Aires - Hotel de las Americas 4* or similar
Iguassu - Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention 4* or similar
Rio de Janeiro - Windsor Plaza Hotel 3* or similar


Itinerary:


Day 1: Buenos Aires
- Meals: None
- Transfer international airport – hotel in Buenos Aires
- Half day city tour (3h)


Upon arrival in Buenos Aires transfer from the airport to the hotel.


In the afternoon you will visit the most important sites during a city tour. You will drive to the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada, the pink house, seat of the government, the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes onto the district San Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires.


The worker district La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses and its history as living district of Italian seamen and dock workers in the 19th century. The Barrio Norte called Recoleta is the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery of Recoleta one will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita Perón. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón, to Palermo with its parks and gardens. Return to the hotel.


Middle Class:
Overnight at Hotel de las Americas 4* or similar (standard room)


Day 2: Buenos Aires
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Day at leisure


Optional: Full day visit of a typical Estancia incl. lunch
Enjoy a complete day out in the pampas! We leave the city and after a 2 hours drive to Los Cordales we will reach the Estancia Santa Susana, where the guests will be welcomed by Gauchos with a drink. There is time to visit the Estancia and the daily life of the Gauchos will be explained. Sulky and horse rides will show you the charm of Argentine countryside, its scenarios, and the incomparable wild aroma.


Then follows a rustic Barbecue (Asado) lunch with fine meat and sausages. After lunch, a folklore show will present regional music and dances. During the Fiesta Gaucha guests will experience these men's agility with their horses on the Estancia. After the afternoon coffee and tea time you will return to Buenos Aires.


Optional: Visit to the San Telmo market (not possible on shared basis)
San Telmo is no doubt the best kept historical neighbourhood and eldest district of Buenos Aires. Here one has time to stroll around Plaza Dorrego, where each Sunday an antique market takes place. Tango couples are dancing on the street. Cafes invite to sit on their terrace and to relax by enjoying this nice scenery. Another attraction are the numerous antique shops, where one might find the right souvenir.


Middle Class:
Overnight at Hotel de las Americas 4* or similar (standard room)


Day 3: Buenos Aires
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Half day Tigre Tour (4h) – On shared basis


Today you will enjoy a half day Tigre Tour. Drive along the Northern residential districts of the city, until getting to San Isidro, a colonial and aristocratic area. You will see the mansions and houses in front of the River Plate. You will continue the driving to Tigre, a charming area near Buenos Aires city where a great number of summer residences, yacht clubs and rowing clubs attract the week-end activity of many “porteños”.
The Tigre Delta with its rivers, streams and numerous green islands is one of the most attractive areas for visitors. The continuous sediment of the Paraná River, which gives the river and estuary their particular brownish-red colour, forms the Delta islands.


Enjoy a boat excursion (1 hour) along the innumerable channels of the Paraná-Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation.


Drive back to the city via the Panamericana highway.


Optional: Visit of a Tango Show incl. dinner at the Restaurant Viejo Almacen


Middle Class:
Overnight at Hotel de las Americas 4* or similar (standard room)


Day 4: Buenos Aires – Iguassu
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Transfer hotel – domestic airport Buenos Aires
- Flight Buenos Aires – Iguassu (not included)
- Visit Argentinean side of the falls
- Transfer to hotel


Transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Iguassu.


Upon arrival in Iguassu pick-up at the airport and transfer to the Argentinean National Park towards the Argentinean side of the falls.
You will make a short stop at the Visitor’s Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat. After visit transfer to the hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.


Middle Class:
Overnight at Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention 4* or similar (standard room)


Day 5: Iguassu
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Visit the Brazilian falls


In the morning visit of the Brazilian side of the falls. Walking along the paths following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat to enjoy magnificent views.
Take an elevator to go up to the road in order to board the coach which will bring back to the hotel.


Middle Class:
Overnight at Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention 4* or similar (standard room)


Day 6: Iguassu – Rio de Janeiro
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Transfer hotel – airport
- Flight Iguassu – Rio de Janeiro (not included)
- Transfer airport – hotel


Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro.


Arrival in Rio and transfer to the hotel.


Middle Class:
Overnight at Windsor Plaza Hotel 3* or similar (superior room)


Day 7: Rio de Janeiro
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Full Day City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado (approx. 8 hours)


Leaving the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train(*) for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748 m (2.454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands.


After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train. The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390 m (1.280 ft.) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown.


Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade.


Optional: Rio by night - Show
Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.
(This excursion can be booked including dinner).


Middle Class:
Overnight at Windsor Plaza Hotel 3* or similar (superior room)


Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
- Meals: Buffet breakfast
- Transfer hotel – airport


Transfer to the airport and return flight home.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with KLM
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary
  • Excursions as per itinerary

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast