Voyage to Antarctica with Pre–Stay in Buenos Aires (ISDC)

13 Day Package from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Guides


In Buenos Aires & Ushuaia; Naturalists on board Antarctica cruise

Day-By-Day 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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DAY
1
BUENOS AIRES

26-Oct-2020

Arrive in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”. This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
2
BUENOS AIRES

27-Oct-2020

After breakfast, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Colon Theatre, the pride of Buenos Aires. You’ll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and he Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the Metropolitan CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show—Argentina’s famed passionate dance. (B)

Excursions Available:

Tigre & Delta Cruise

Price: Starting From: $49/person

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Tigre & Delta Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Tigre Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands just outside of Buenos Aires.

Museums Tour

Price: Starting From: $110/person

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Museums Tour

During this tour you will have the chance to visit your choice of two of the most outstanding art museums in Buenos Aires. Choose between the National Museum of Fine Art, the Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco, the Modern Art Museum, and the Museum of Latin American Art.

Dinner & Tango Show

Price: Starting From: $83/person

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Dinner & Tango Show

Enjoy dinner followed by a traditional Argentinian tango show at El Viejo Almacen founded in 1969.

Argentina Experience Culinary Tour

Price: Starting From: $145/person

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Argentina Experience Culinary Tour

Enjoy this introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine and culture with an international team of guides that will spoil you and take you through every step of this culinary journey. Learn how to cook some traditional Argentine specialties and sample some famous wines from the country,

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DAY
3
BUENOS AIRES–USHUAIA

28-Oct-2020

Fly to Ushuaia, the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
4
USHUAIA (EMBARKATION)

29-Oct-2020

Wake up at the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Once a secluded outpost and penal colony, Ushuaia is now a growing community thriving on timber, fishing, and tourism. Perhaps venture into Tierra del Fuego National Park to learn about its bountiful flora and fauna. With the Chilean Andes as the backdrop, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Later this afternoon, embark the Ocean Atlantic for a nine-night cruise bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. This evening, navigate the Beagle Channel as the expedition staff welcomes you on board with a welcome cocktail, dinner, and briefing. (B,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
5
CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE

30-Oct-2020

During the next two days, cross the famed Drake Passage, a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Throughout the voyage, enjoy a multitude of lectures on the ecology of area and the wildlife found here from the expert team of Naturalists on board. As you sail closer to the South Pole, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view. Weather permitting, catch the first sight of seals, whales, and penguins and make your first zodiac cruise and landing! The area is also well-known for its abundance of birds. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
6
CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE

31-Oct-2020

Continue sailing the Drake Passage. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
7
CRUISING: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

1-Nov-2020

Over the next two days, explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes that you will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, the projected landfalls and zodiac cruises include: King George Island where the majority of research stations are located; Deception Island, an extinct volcano with waters warm enough for a polar swim; and Half Moon Island with nesting Wilson’s storm petrels and chinstrap penguins. Other wildlife sighting here include elephant, Weddell, and leopard seals, and Adelie and Gentoo penguins. Please note: The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. All outings and landings rely on weather, sea, and ice conditions being favorable both for the ship to access the sites, as well as for the zodiacs and kayaks to maneuver under adequate conditions, ensuring the safety of all passengers and staff. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
8
CRUISING: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS

2-Nov-2020

Continue exploring the South Shetland Islands. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
9
CRUISING: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

3-Nov-2020

As the white shimmer of Antarctica looms on our horizon, the presence of wildlife multiplies by tens of thousands with many species of lively penguins, inquisitive seals, nesting birds, and the spray of marine mammals. Wildlife abounds along the Antarctic Peninsula: leopard, fur, and Weddell seals of Cuverville Island; humpback whales of Gerlache Strait; Paradise Bay; the dramatic Lemaire Channel’s orcas and much more. The cruise will make as many landfalls and zodiac cruises as weather permits in this region. There will also be an opportunity for the most brave to take the polar plunge into the ice-cold Antarctic waters! (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
10
CRUISING: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

4-Nov-2020

Continue exploring the Antarctica Peninsula. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
11
CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE

5-Nov-2020

Depart Antarctica and spend two days at sea on your way back to the calms of Beagle Channel and Ushuaia. En-route, cross Drake Passage and cruise past Cape Horn, a legendary maritime landmark and the southern tip of South America. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
12
CRUISING: DRAKE PASSAGE

6-Nov-2020

Cruising: Drake Passage. Continue sailing the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
13
USHUAIA (DISEMBARKATION)

7-Nov-2020

Arrive back in Ushuaia this morning and disembark the ship. Please schedule flights after 10am. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.


As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Buenos Aires
Ushuaia

Buenos Aires

El Niño Bien

There are many tango shows for tourists in Buenos Aires, but this tango salon is where the locals go to strut their stuff. Have fun observing this graceful dance, but don’t be surprised if an instructor tries to coax you onto the floor. Note that this is not a Tango show, but a Milonga salon where local people go to dance and drink. Note: open from midnight and not all days of the week!

Museo Evita

You can stand before the Casada Rosada and see the balcony where Evita addressed her fans, and you can see the tomb where she was laid to rest in the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. But to truly understand this controversial woman, visit the Museo Evita where her life story is told through her personal objects.

San Telmo Antiques Fair

Held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, this outdoor market is full of small antiques and crafts. Normally free live music and tango dancing complete the experience. The market does not take place when it’s raining.

Alvear Palace

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in South America. Step into the Lobby Bar to admire the elegant surroundings while you relax with a cocktail. Perhaps enjoy a selection from their extensive cognac and whiskey list.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Palacio Duhau

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, this hotel opened its doors in 2006. The original building was the residence of the wealthy Duhau Family and was constructed with imported material from Europe. The combined old and new architecture is connected with magnificent terrace gardens. You may enter from Alvear Street or Posadas Street.

Cabaña Las Lilas

The average citizen in Argentina consumes 130 pounds of beef per year. If you want to fit in with everyone from local residents to government VIPs, head to this famous steakhouse dating back to 1905. Known worldwide, Cabaña Las Lilas serves the nation’s specialty like no one else. Every night, local and international leading figures of the 20th century flocked to La Cabana—the place to be seen—to enjoy its famous atmosphere and to sample some of the world’s finest beef. Now, it has relocated to Buenos Aires’ fashionable Recoleta area amid many boutiques, 5-star hotels, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant’s original interior has been lovingly recreated with Gaucho-style, large, open fireplaces and many original design details, including heavy-iron ornaments, leather, and burnished-copper utensils.

La Bourgogne

Taste Jean Paul Bondoux’s haute cuisine in Buenos Aires! La Bourgogne is a kind of gastronomic mecca for gourmets. It offers light meals of fish and beef during the day and the symphony of his creations in French regional specialties during the evenings. There is also the famous boutique of delicatessen products, including top cheeses, on the premises. It is open from Monday to Saturday, mid-day and evenings.

Gran Café Tortoni

Whether you make it to a performance at the majestic Teatro Colón or not, you’ll want to visit its equally famous Gran Café Tortoni. Sink into one of the red leather chairs, order the sidra, its signature alcoholic cider, and enjoy the 19th-century décor like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker once did.

Belgrano

If you’re looking for a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path, look no further than the Chinatown located here. Considering most locals don’t even know it exists, you won’t bump into any tourists while exploring its shops and restaurants.

Calle Florida

Shopping in the “Paris of the South” is a delight, and you won’t be disappointed with the shops and boutiques here. Exquisite leather shops line Calle Florida, and many will custom-make something for you during your visit.

Calle Báez (Las Cañitas—Belgrano District)

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife and whether you want dinner, drinks, dancing, or all three, you’ll find plenty of hot spots on this street.

Palacio Barolo

This odd-looking building, once the tallest in South America, has just recently been opened to the public. It offers sweeping views of the city from its unusual tower.

Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood

Don’t miss the trendy neighborhoods with excellent designer shops, cafés, and restaurants. They are recommended during the day and evening!

Ushuaia

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Puno, PeruMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Ushuaia. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Ushuaia and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Ushuaia, Argentina insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Ushuaia

Born in Buenos Aires, Laura travelled to Patagonia as a child and it was during those trips that she discovered her passion for the region. Since 2004, she's worked as a guide in Ushuaia, revealing the beauties of the area to guests. Laura loves to meet new people and works to make guests feel comfortable and relaxed. She strives to assist with everything that her guests need in order to make their experience at the end of the world most enjoyable.

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