Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer

7 days from $3,381 per person*
  • Dine on mouth-watering cuisine in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
  • Discover the architectural marvels of Argentina’s capital city on privately guided tours.
  • Explore the lively La Boca district and take in an evening tango performance.
  • Set out on a series of exclusive vineyard tours in Mendoza.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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From spectacular and buzzing Buenos Aires to the quiet and charming countryside near Mendoza, Argentina is ideal for guests who like variety, and in particular, for those with a passion for vibrant cultures and exemplary cuisine. On this tailored adventure, you're invited to experience the best of Argentina's bustling capital city and the wines of the charming countryside.

It all begins in Buenos Aires where your private guide will reveal the many different sides of the city, from dazzling architectural feats to lively barrios that give the city its incredible cultural appeal, perhaps best appreciated in colorful La Boca. No trip to Argentina is complete without taking in an evening tango performance, and your experience will be paired with a mouth-watering asado featuring a range of grilled meats.

Leaving behind the frenetic pace of Buenos Aires, you’ll be welcomed into the heart of Argentina’s wine region, Mendoza. Here, you’ll settle in for a memorable dining experience at one of the county’s finest establishments before embarking on two days of private wine tasting tours of the region’s premier vineyards, discovering the flavors and aromas that have resulted in Argentina becoming one of the world’s largest exporters of vino.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private Transfer - Airport (International) with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Palermo Parilla Tour (2-3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private Tour - Architecture Tour & Teatro Colon (5 hrs) - Vehice/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Tango Show & Dinner at Cafe de Los Angelitos - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private Tour - Exploring San Telmo & La Boca (with Lunch, 5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Buenos Aires to Mendoza
    Buenos Aires to Mendoza
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Buenos Aires - Mendoza [Direct, 2 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Francis Mallman's 1884 Restaurant (2-3 hours) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Mendoza
    Mendoza
    • Private Tour - Exclusive Luján de Cuyo Wineries Tour (with Lunch & Tastings) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Mendoza
    Mendoza
    • Private Tour - Flavors & Aromas in Familia Zuccardi Winery Tour (with Lunch, Full Day) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Mendoza to Buenos Aires
    Mendoza to Buenos Aires
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Mendoza - Buenos Aires [Direct, 2 hrs ] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Airport (Domestic to International or vice versa) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Buenos Aires

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of Customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Parrillas are Argentine steakhouses offering the most traditional Buenos Aires cuisine, but most visitors only ever experience the most ‘touristy’ ones, sadly missing out on some of the city’s most delicious secrets. To taste authentic Porteño flavors (a Porteño is a native of Buenos Aires), join this culinary walking tour, accompanied by a private guide, to discover local hole-in-the wall restaurants and learn about Argentina’s culture and cuisine. Centered around the Las Cañitas section of Palermo – a chic neighborhood known for its beautiful tree lined avenues, historic polo fields, and burgeoning culinary and nightlife scene – you begin at a classic parrilla, usually frequented by soccer fans, and known for its choripan. Next, visit a Northern Argentine style casa de empanadas to try some of the city’s favorite handmade empanadas and a glass of Torrontés wine, before moving on to enjoy some of the best meat and service in the city at a historic and hidden parrilla, famous among locals. To complete a delightful and delicious afternoon you end up at an incredible artisan “heladeria” (ice cream shop).

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero

The Hotel Madero invites you to experience a new concept in contemporary comfort. Ideally situated in the strategic area of Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires and just five minutes from the city center. The guest rooms are large and one can relax and unwind, with great views. Personalized service makes the hotel feel as warm and welcoming as your own home. Contemporary paintings and sculptures, most of them from local artists, create an interesting ambience in the hotel’s public spaces. The Puerto Madero area itself is a wistful and scenic spot and a great location from which to explore the fabulous city of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cut of Steak
Cut of Steak
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Buenos Aires Obelisk
Buenos Aires Obelisk

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Architecturally speaking, Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in Latin America. Meet your private guide and transportation at your hotel for an exciting and educational journey, allowing you to get a glimpse of the city’s rich history through its buildings. You’ll begin at Plaza de Mayo, where you’ll observe the most conspicuous of Buenos Aires’ Colonial buildings: the Cabildo, a primitive town hall. Admire the neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Presidential Palace, known as the Pink House, with its peculiar asymmetrical façade. Finally, we trace the tracks of Monumentalism, a school so dear to Fascism, visible in the Ministry of Economics building. Next you’ll walk across Avenida de Mayo to see the monumental Barolo Palace and Congress. You will then head for Puerto Madero, a cutting-edge urban renovation project initiated in 1991, where you will focus on an area known as ‘Little Manhattan’, which concentrates a handful of state-of-the-art, intelligent buildings created by the greatest Argentine architects, such as César Pelli and Mario Roberto Álvarez. Next, enjoy a guided tour of Teatro Colon, an incredible opera house that is considered to be one of the best venues in the world, then make your way to Plaza San Martin, location of South America’s first skyscraper. Continue to Recoleta, featuring the great Recoleta Cemetery, and a Colonial church built in 1732.

Buenos Aires may well be the best place in the world to catch an exclusive tango show, and the nightly performance at Café de Los Angelitos may well be the best in the city. This evening, enjoy a special night out as you are picked up from your hotel by a private driver and a bilingual guide, then set out to Café de Los Angelitos. After settling at your table, take in an intimate tango performance led by local dancers, all while enjoying a gourmet dinner consisting of grilled local meats, international dishes and excellent Argentinian wines. A sensory experience capturing the essence of Buenos Aires tango and gastro-culture, it is a night you’ll remember for some time.  

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Teatro Colon
Teatro Colon
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tango Dancers
Tango Dancers

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires boasts several magnificent and unique neighborhoods, but San Telmo and La Boca - as many travelers will tell you - should occupy one of the top spots. Today, San Telmo is without question one of the trendiest quarters of the city thanks to its cool, bohemian atmosphere and famed antique shops. Plaza Dorrego is the place to be on Sundays to find anything from antiques, memorabilia, second-hand clothes to dusty magazines during its traditional Antiques Fair. From San Telmo your private guide and driver will take you across to La Boca, arguably one of the most authentic neighborhoods. Its history was largely shaped by immigrants who, similarly to what happened in New York City’s Lower East Side, established themselves here at this gritty port-side barrio when they arrived in Buenos Aires. A working-class district, it has jealously guarded its identity, of which soccer and tango are major ingredients. What will strike you immediately is the peculiar architecture, especially along Caminito Street which in 1959 was declared an outdoor museum. It is the work of one of Argentina’s most famous painters and neighborhood philanthropists, Quinquela Martín. He gathered neighbors to paint the houses, made out of tin and scrap metal, in bright colors, emulating the early immigrants. The most recognizable icon, though, is La Bombonera (the Chocolate Box), right in the heart of the area and home of the Boca Juniors, the country’s largest soccer club

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Church Tower in San Telmo
Church Tower in San Telmo

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Mendoza

A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included between your Buenos Aires hotels and domestic airport (or vice versa)

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. The flight duration is approximately two hours. Flights are subject to change based on availability and are a separate purchase.

Enjoy a private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide.

Enjoy a private round-trip transfer with private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide to the famous Francis Mallman restaurant in Mendoza. Dinner is at your own expense. Francis Mallmann is one of Latin America's preeminent chefs and his restaurants are well known for being stylish and elegant. Many say, he is a cook, but his sense of taste extends far beyond food on a plate. Bon Appetite!

Accommodation: Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial façade, is a prestigious five-star hotel. Located in one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, in the centre of Mendoza, in front of Plaza Independencia and close to the most important vineyards and wineries of the region. Park Hyatt Mendoza features rooms with stunning views of the Andes mountain and the city of Mendoza. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from Mendoza International Airport, and 90 minutes away from the Aconcagua Mountain and major ski resorts in Argentina.

Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dining at Francis Mallman's 1884 Restaurant
Dining at Francis Mallman's 1884 Restaurant

Day 5: Mendoza

Enjoy a full day exclusive tour to three of the most important wineries of the region, Bodega Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen Winery and Achaval Ferrer Winery.

Bodega Catena Zapata is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena. He is known for introducing to the international wine community the true potential and quality of the Mendoza terrain. Argentina produces world-class wines, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular.

Continue on a private visit to Bodega Ruca Malen, exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and above all, their passion for winemaking. The bodega visit will take you through the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle.

Achaval-Ferrer is a collection of old vineyards in beautiful places. They are committed to the production of wines that are expressive of their territory. They are a small winery because this is the key to top quality. Low yields allow the vineyards to express their personality in the grapes. Low intervention winemaking allows the grapes to fully express their vineyard in the bottle. Each of their wines is a different expression of Malbec.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at either Ruca Malen or Ruca Malen Winery, the choice is yours.

Accommodation: Park Hyatt
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mendoza Vineyard
Mendoza Vineyard
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt

Day 6: Mendoza

On this tour, you will learn how the Zuccardi Family Winery produces its prestigious wines. Travelling through rural paved roads, you can appreciate farms, irrigation systems and the picket fences that surround the vineyards. Upon arrival, a winemaker will be waiting to walk with you through part of their farms and to lead a fun course where you will learn all about the culture of wine. At the end of the tour, you will visit the home where a delicious lunch awaits. After lunch, depart for a city tour of Mendoza. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Park Hyatt
Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mendoza Vineyard
Mendoza Vineyard

Day 7: Mendoza - Buenos Aires

Enjoy a private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide.

Domestic flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour. Flights are subject to change based on availability and are a separate purchase.

Enjoy a private transfer between Buenos Aires International and Domestic airports (or vice versa) with a professional driver and English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero: Buenos Aires

The Hotel Madero invites you to experience a new concept in contemporary comfort. Ideally situated in the strategic area of Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires and just five minutes from the city center. The guest rooms are large and one can relax and unwind, with great views. Personalized service makes the hotel feel as warm and welcoming as your own home. Contemporary paintings and sculptures, most of them from local artists, create an interesting ambience in the hotel’s public spaces. The Puerto Madero area itself is a wistful and scenic spot and a great location from which to explore the fabulous city of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Madero Hotel
Madero Hotel

Park Hyatt: Mendoza

Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial façade, is a prestigious five-star hotel. Located in one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, in the centre of Mendoza, in front of Plaza Independencia and close to the most important vineyards and wineries of the region. Park Hyatt Mendoza features rooms with stunning views of the Andes mountain and the city of Mendoza. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from Mendoza International Airport, and 90 minutes away from the Aconcagua Mountain and major ski resorts in Argentina.

Buenos Aires & Mendoza Explorer Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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  • Lyle I — March 18, 2019 — South America

    Brandi went above and beyond our expectations. This was a bucket list trip for us and it was fabulous. Renee, in Peru, was incredibly attentive and caring. Mariela Zamora was an excellent guide and gave us 110% service. We are very impressed with Kensington and all of their people.

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    Kensington Tours planned our trip to Patagonia when we went to visit our daughter in Buenos Aries. Everything worked like clockwork. Flights, transfers and excursions were all well planned with excellent companies and were stress-free. The excursions were varied, and the guides were excellent. Hotels were top notch and very comfortable. This is the second time I have used Kensington to plan a vacation, and they really make it easy. I gave them the places we wanted to visit and our interests and they took it from there. I highly recommend Kensington Tours!

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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