The Caminito in La Boca, Buenos Aires - photo © Luis Argerich, via Wikimedia CommonsBuenos Aires: Paris of the South, Argentina

Dates: TBA

The history of Jews in Argentina dates back to the 16th century, shortly after the expulsion from Spain and Portugal. Today, Buenos Aires is an international hub of Jewish life and boasts a sophistication that is unmatched in South America. Known for its rich and colorful culture, beautiful architecture, cafe-lined sidewalks, warm hospitality, and of course, Jewish sites and tastes. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the mystique and allure of Jewish South America.

Photo: The Caminito in La Boca, Buenos Aires © Luis Argerich, via Wikimedia Commons
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    We are so pleased that you are interested in travelling with Melton! As you may know, Melton provides the educational content for its tours, but is not a travel agency. Gil Travel Agency (“Gil”) is the travel logistics provider for this tour and is responsible for the collection of all deposits and other fees. Because Melton does not collect any travel deposits or fees, it is not responsible for any financial loss associated with a cancellation of this seminar for reasons beyond Melton’s control, including COVID.

    We encourage you to read Gil’s Travel Protection Recommendation thoroughly, advising that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers both “cancellation for any reason” and for “COVID-related” reasons. Even where your destination does not presently restrict travel due to COVID, we still recommend you purchase a policy with such coverage.

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  • Includes:

    • Accommodations: 7 days, 6 nights
    • Meals: Daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
    • Educational Programming: All entrance fees and programs as per the Melton itinerary.
    • Tips


    • Kabbalat Shabbat with Comunidad Amijai synagogue
    • Home-cooked, home-hosted Shabbat brunch
    • AMIA Jewish Community Center
    • Shoah Museum: The Holocaust’s echo in Argentina
    • Modern-day Estancia ranch
    • Live outdoor Tango show
    • Recoleta walking tour


    Note: We will do our best to assist you with extensions both before and after the seminar.

     Not Included:

    • Flights and personal insurance 
    • Personal expenses, including meals or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary, unless specified

    We will be pleased to assist you in any and all flight arrangements, including additional travel plans, through our partners at Gil Travel. Please contact Julian Banegas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215-568-6655, Ext. 377) with your flight requests.

  • Itinerary

    Monday, Day 1: Welcome to Buenos Aires

    Note: Gil Travel will gladly assist with individual transfers to the hotel.

    Buenos Aires has the largest Jewish population in Latin America and one of the seven largest populations in the world. Its Jewish community has made many contributions to the city’s culture and history. Upon arrival, check in to hotel.

    After a welcome lunch with introductions, we’ll head out on a guided tour of one of Buenos Aires’ National Historical Monuments, Templo Libertad- Congregación Israelíta de la República Argentina, the first synagogue established in Buenos Aires and home to the city’s Jewish Museum.

    In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at  “Al Galope” Kosher Steakhouse.

    Overnight: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

    Tuesday, Day 2: Buenos Aires, “Paris of the South,” Barrio by Barrio

    La Boca – Explore the old port neighborhood where most immigrants arrived to Buenos Aires and is known for its open arts fair, outdoor tango dancing, and iconic, colorful Caminito Street.

    San Telmo – is the best kept historical neighborhood and oldest district of Buenos Aires showcasing Plaza Dorrego, the local antique market, and a cool bohemian vibe.

    Microcentro – Downtown and the central business area is where history meets politics: With its famous Obelisco Monument; the iconic avenue, Avenida 9 de Julio; Plaza de Mayo; Casa Rosada’s Government House; the Metropolitan Cathedral with its unique memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims; and Florida Street, the world-famous outdoor pedestrian shopping boulevard.

    We will enjoy lunch together in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a private tour of Museo Fortabat exploring Argentina through various artistic lenses.

    This evening, dine on your own or with new friends at one of the suggested local restaurants.

    Overnight: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

    Wednesday, Day 3: Exploring Jewish Buenos Aires

    Once District - Discover the main Jewish neighborhood, also home to several Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires, including the Hebraica JCC, numerous synagogues, Jewish theatres, schools and shops.

    Paso Synagogue - is one of the oldest in Argentina which even has its own Tango orchestra.

    We’ll enjoy lunch together a neighborhood restaurant.

    AMIA Jewish Community Center – Visit AMIA, Associacion Mutual Israelita Argentina, the city’s hub of Jewish cultural life and the site of a devastating terror attack in 1994.

    Former Israeli Embassy Memorial - View the site of the 1992 bombing, now a tranquil outdoor space for contemplation.

    In the evening, return to the hotel and freshen up prior to enjoying dinner and a live Tango show together.

    Overnight: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

    Thursday, Day 4: Life on an Estancia and Jewish Gauchos

    Escape the city bustle to experience life on an estancia in Argentina, and along the way, learn a little about the relationship between Jewish Gauchos and Baron Maurice de Hirsch. Visit with the owner of a polo horse ranch who will open his home to us and share a less urban side of Argentine tradition along with sumptuous food and drink. Today is a day of indulgence for body and soul.

    This evening, enjoy dinner on your own.

    Overnight: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

    Friday, Day 5: High Culture of Buenos Aires

    Teatro Colon – Enjoy a guided tour of this majestic opera house, considered one of the best in the world for its renowned acoustics and architecture.

    Museo Evita – We’ll take a private tour of the Evita Museum, highlighting the life of Eva Person through films, photographs & a collection of personal items.

    This afternoon is at your leisure leading up to Kabbalat Shabbat. Check into hotel in Belgrano neighborhood. Enjoy Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Comunidad Amijai synagogue.

    Overnight: Ker Belgrano Hotel

    Saturday, Day 5: Shabbat in Buenos Aires

    Optional: Shabbat services

    Enjoy a morning walking tour of Belgrano Neighborhood, one of the most picturesque residential neighborhoods in the city. Belgrano has a large number of old and important manor houses, most typical of the late nineteenth century.

    Enjoy lunch with members of the local community and be at your leisure in late afternoon.

    In the evening, we’ll share Havdalah as we reflect on our experiences thus far on the trip.

    Dine on your own or with new friends at suggested local restaurants.  

    Overnight: Ker Belgrano Hotel

    Sunday, Day 6: One More Look Through the Eyes of Recoleta

    Enjoy a morning walking tour of Recoleta Neighborhood, known as Buenos Aires’ most glamorous and cultured neighborhood with its elegant boutiques, excellent restaurants, the beautiful old Spanish style Church “Nuestra Señora del Pilar,” and its famous cemetery where Eva Perón is buried.

    Explore the MALBA Museum (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) in the Palermo section of Buenos Aires via private tour. This unique art museum collects, preserves, researches, and educates about Latin American art from the onset of the 20th century to the present. 

    Enjoy our farewell lunch together.

    Check out of hotel and depart for airport.

  • Please note that Gil Travel will obey all protocols/restrictions in place regarding COVID.

    We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Melton is not responsible for cancellation of this program for reasons beyond its control. Your comprehensive travel insurance should cover both "cancellation for any reason" and "COVID-related cancellation". This latter policy is being offered by a number of insurance companies. We refer you to a list published by Forbes magazine, showing those companies that offer this new policy.

    Please note that such policies may require registration for the policy within 14-21 days of your registration for the seminar.

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    Please Note: To be eligible for the waiver of pre-existing medical condition exclusion, the protection plan must be purchased within 21 days from the time you make your initial trip deposit, the entire non-refundable amount of the trip must be insured, and you must be medically able to travel at the time the premium is paid. However, the travel protection plan itself can be purchased any time prior to departure.

    Additional Information

    • Airline Security Measures: Your name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket, or you may be denied boarding. It must also be exactly as it appears on your passport. Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return home.
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