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Argentina

Independent Buenos Aires: The Paris of South America

Program No. 23842RJ
Experience Buenos Aires like a local through the perfect combination of expert-led experiences and independent explorations!

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DATES & PRICES

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Feb 15 - Feb 24, 2025
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Mar 15 - Mar 24, 2025
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Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2025
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Oct 18 - Oct 27, 2025
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Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2025
 
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Dec 6 - Dec 15, 2025
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At a Glance

Go beyond the European appearance of Buenos Aires to discover why this city is often referred to as the “Paris of South America!” Spend your mornings learning about the region’s history and customs through lectures or field trips with local experts, then enjoy free afternoons for independent learning in the city’s thriving arts culture, where there’s always something new in museums, galleries, musical venues and public spaces. Wander its streets and admire the French, Spanish and Italian architectural influences while learning about modern Argentina’s politics and social issues as you share meals with local people. Venture outside the city to get a taste of the unique culture of the countryside and learn how customs there differ from those in the heart of Buenos Aires. Of course, no visit to Argentina would be complete without learning about the tango — enjoy a lesson and a private performance of this iconic dance!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles and 3 hours per day with periods of standing, many times in crowded areas. Getting on and off public transportation/motorcoach. Terrain includes cobblestones and some stairs.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting substantial independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore independently with detailed advice from local scholars, resident experts and personalized leaders.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of tango through a lecture, lesson and private performance.
  • Get a firsthand look at Gaucho culture on a journey to the Argentine countryside to a family ranch, and enjoy a BBQ and music.

General Notes

Independent City Discoveries Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Tango, The Art History of Love
by Robert Farris Thompson
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
by Lonely Planet
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips
Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron
by Nicholas Fraser
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
by Jason Wilson
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers; serves well as a guidebook, too, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.