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Ultimate South America: Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Created with Sketch. Buenos Aires and Montevideo, South America
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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Español

Overview

It’s easy to get swept away by European football; arriving, conquering and departing a destination, taking with you only a few blurred memories. But there are some places that grab hold of you, leaving marks with their rich culture and diverse sceneries. Buenos Aires and Montevideo are one of those destinations!

One of the football capitals. Located only 2 hours away by ferry from Buenos Aires. Home of giants like Nacional and Penarol. You will experience Montevideo like a true local. If there is a factory of football players, this must be Uruguay. With three million people population, this nation produces world-class footballers and competes at the best level always. Immerse yourself to the most in-depth Montevideo football scene and learn more about the country that organized the First World Cup and host two of the biggest teams in the world.

Get ready for amazing, local and authentic matchday experience at Nacional or Penarol. The pilgrimage on every home game is the same since 1930 in the First World Cup of football. You will enjoy delicious and traditional barbecue before the match, get to know local supporters and live the country football culture.

Montevideo’s postcard includes the myth of ancient football, the national Estadio Centenario from Montevideo. Built-in 1930 for the World Cup, it conserves almost the same structure. Explore the entire football collection and memorabilia from the Uruguayan Football Association and do not miss the opportunity to explore this authentic temple of football!

At the same time, you will also spend most of the good days in Buenos Aires, the focal point of global football, and the ultimate football capital. It is not merely a football destination; every single game is a national event that commands an unrivalled level of attention. Work becomes secondary, the to-do list is swept to the side and all overhanging bills are thrust to the back reaches of the mind for almost two hours when any club in Argentina steps into the ground. Experience the capital’s biggest clubs and go off the beaten path for a traditional Argentinian match day, the choice is yours.

Our South American trips give you the opportunity to experience amazing football clubs, explore stunning stadiums, drink beers in the finest football bars, enjoy some of the best steaks in the world, discover the culture and enjoy the best football experience of your life. Meet the locals, enter the stadiums, and indulge in these incredible countries.

Our Ultimate South American trips will kickstart in the first week of September 2021 and will be run on a weekly basis.

Live the unique experience of witnessing football matches in both capitals of football: Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Sound good? Vámonos.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the South American football culture, a bucket list adventure
  • Experience Nacional or Penarol, the two most passionate clubs in the country
  • Feel Boca Juniors live at La Bombonera, the Holy Grail
  • Stadium Tour at Estadio Centenario
  • Amazing weather, the best stakes on the planet, and tasty wine
  • Visit Maradona House at Argentinos Juniors and Pope's Chapel at San Lorenzo
  • City Tour of Buenos Aires and Montevideo with a local guide
  • Get to known El Monumental de Nunez and the old school stadium of Huracan
  • Match tickets, transportation and meals all included in the price for the matchday experience

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to Buenos Aires!
Day 1 - Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Be prepared for the most intense and exciting football experience of your life! We are chuffed to have you with us and that is why we want to give you some bits and bots, as well as some tips for the hidden little gems you can find in this vibrant city. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and home of some of the biggest football clubs in South America. For decades it was considered the most modern capital in the southern continent, comparable to other capitals in Europe.

The city is a mixture of 4 components that makes life so special: Their passion for fútbol (and worship for their idols such as Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Román Riquelme), the nightlife full of great clubs and bars (we’ve been there, and believe, it is THE city that never sleeps) and the pleasure for eating great food and drinking wine!

Today is gathering day, people from all over the world will arrive today at different times. Regardless of that, we have arranged an airport transfer for all of you. A driver's assistant will be outside the customs area with a sign with your names, near the McDonalds in the main hall.

If you arrive in the afternoon, check-in and room will be ready. For arrivals in the morning, we will do our best to accommodate you, but please bear in mind will be upon availability. For the rest of the day, you can take it easy and recover from your long travels. At night, we will organize a steak, beer and wine welcome dinner!

Day 2 - Get to know the city
Day 2 - Get to know the city

Football? It is just passion, passion and passion. Buenos Aires is considered the capital of football in the world, holding a record of clubs playing in the first division in the same city. Boca Juniors, River Plate, Racing Club, Independiente, San Lorenzo, Huracán, Vélez. Countless clubs with a great number of CRAZY supporters, that absolutely love their clubs no matter what.

Today will be dedicated to getting to know the city more and have a nice and relaxed city tour through the main sights. We will walk at Caminito in Barrio de Boca, Boca Juniors colourful neighbourhood pack with amazing steaks restaurants, tango shops, a Maradona famous double and of course, La Bombonera! In the last time, our Dutch travellers got to meet Ronald Koeman in front of the stadium!

Then, we will talk through Puerto Madero, a posh area where the river cross and has a lot of bars to hang out for a beer in the afternoon! After that, our local host will take our group to the Recoleta Cemetery, well-known attraction because of the size and important personalities buried over there.

At night, do you fancy some steaks (of course) and wine? We will organize a group dinner!

Day 3 - Boca Juniors Matchday Experience
Day 3 - Boca Juniors Matchday Experience

Dale Dale Bocaaaaaaaaaa!

The moment you all be waiting for. It is Boca Juniors day!

Get ready for the most intense day of your lives. Make sure you have a full breakfast at the hotel and stretch your legs because it will be a long walking day. First of all, we will head straight to Barrio de Boca and get inside the club's iconic stadium, La Bombonera. You will have e a guided tour through the stage of today's game and get to know the behind the scenes and curiosities regarding the mystic ground.

After the tour, we will stop by a local and authentic Boca Juniors restaurant to have a "parilla" or "asado", an Argentinian Traditional Barbecue. Bring down the bottles of Quilmes and let's have fun! Your guide will be telling and sharing stories about the club, the rivalry with their arch enemies River Plate and get yourselves ready for the match!

The club we'll be supporting is Boca Juniors - who are known as the Xeneize or Bosteros. Boca is the most famous and widely supported team in Argentina and probably all of Latin America, also internationally well-known. They are the only team to have never been relegated from the top division and are synonymous with Argentinian greats like Diego Maradona and Juan Roman Riquelme. They hold 6 Libertadores Cups and one of their greatest achievements was winning the 2000 Intercontinental Cup against Real Madrid's Dream Team (Figo, Raúl, Casillas, Roberto Carlos, McManamann, etc.).

And if that wasn't enough... Boca is the recent champion of the local league! In an epic definition, they got the leadership of the league in the last game, leaving in 2nd place River Plate! So there might be celebrations, songs and flags about the new title.

After being warmed up, we will be ready for some action. Our local guides will distribute your tickets and escort you to your gate. The stadium is always full and sold out, so we will hold our group tight and make our way to the seats. Once there, just make sure you enjoy the chants of "La 12", Boca Juniors well-known Ultras and get ready for the BEST day of your lives!

Day 4 - Independiente / Racing / San Lorenzo Matchday Experience
Day 4 - Independiente / Racing / San Lorenzo Matchday Experience

Today we will be going with taxis to Avellaneda Area, around 30 minutes from Buenos Aires, home of Independiente and Racing Club. Please note that we will be watching one of both clubs match, because their stadium is separated by 500 meters and for security reasons, they never play on the same day.

If we go to Independiente, our guide will be Guido, a die-hard fan of Independiente who knows the ins and outs of the Stadium as well as the club's history and best players. So you'll be in very good hands.

We'll be going to Southern Buenos Aires to one of the most popular parrillas in town called "El Tano" to taste some Argentinian meat before the game. The place is super relaxed/friendly and the owner is also an Independiente fan.

Independiente is also known as Diablos (Devils), Rey de Copas (King of Cups) or simply Rojo (Red). They are one of the top 5 clubs in Argentina and the club who won the most amount of Libertadores Cups in all South America. The atmosphere is always good and when they are playing attacking football, it is very hard to beat them at home!

Fun Thing: Kung Aguero is an Independiente fan and came from their youth teams to make success in Europe!

If we choose to watch Racing Club, we make sure the atmosphere is among the best in the country. They are known as the Academia - the academy. Their fans are well known for their resilience (this is, their ability to cope with many, many years of suffering) but two seasons ago they finally won the Argentine league so the crowd has a reason to celebrate for.

Our pre-match will be in the Racing side, in a place where fans get together for some beers and burgers. Then, our guides will escort you to your seats and make sure you listen to all the chants and watch some nice football!

Finally, if we go to San Lorenzo, our guide Alvaro will take you to the best pre-match experience with local fans and show the Pope's chapel!

Day 5 (Optional) - Argentinos Juniors Matchday Experience (Or Similar)
Day 5 (Optional) - Argentinos Juniors Matchday Experience (Or Similar)

Are you ready for some Maradona Overdose?

Today we will watch a match from Argentinos Juniors at their old school stadium, called Diego Armando Maradona. As you may know, the club was Diego Maradona's first club - he was such an exciting prospect that the club gave him a house for his family at the age of just 15 to secure his signature.

The house has now been refurbished into an homage and we'll be visiting it to get a look up close at where 'Díos' (God), ate, slept and hopped out of his window during the night to go to the bathroom! After that, we will head closer to the ground to visit the fan-maintained museum of Argentinos Juniors. Over there, you will have the most amazing tour with unique memories from past glories and a lot of sections dedicated to Maradona.

Now it is time for the pre-match experience! We've booked a table in a local fan-base restaurant where a set menu will be waiting for you and of course, plenty of local beers! Around 1 hour before, we will go to our seats and feel the local atmosphere and amazing football.

Day 6 - La Boca / La Bombonera Stadium & Museum Tour
Day 6 - La Boca / La Bombonera Stadium & Museum Tour

Today is all about Boca Juniors!

We will walk to La Boca neighbourhood, where you can see all the little colorful houses from Italian immigrants, Diego Maradona famous clone all the best shops from the club! In one of them, there are real size statues from their biggest idols!

Now it is time to for more. We will have the most amazing, local and authentic stadium and museum tour at La Bombonera!

Day 7 - Trip to Montevideo & Estadio Centenario Tour
Day 7 - Trip to Montevideo & Estadio Centenario Tour

In the morning, we will take a 2:30 hours early ferry to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The city is small but with a vibrant atmosphere, home of amazing steaks, wines, the beautiful large avenues surrounded by many restaurants and bars and of course, football.

Montevideo is home of two giants in the South American football scenery: Peñarol and Nacional. From a sight to another, you can see graffiti and paintings representing both clubs, which makes the city very colourful.

We will pay a visit at Estadio Centenário - stage of the first World Cup Final in 1930 and the Football Museum.

At night, we will book a table in one of the most traditional steak houses in the country!

Day 8 - Penãrol or Nacional Matchday Experience
Day 8 - Penãrol or Nacional Matchday Experience

Are you ready to experience Nacional or Penarol?

We will watch a match at Estadio Gran Parque Central, home of Nacional, built-in 1900, is the oldest in South America or visit to Estadio Campeón del Siglo, home of Peñarol. Renovated in 2016, the arena is absolutely beautiful and very scary for the opponents. 40,000 hinchas supporting the black and yellow colours turns into a hell for other teams.

Any of them, we will have the best experience!

Day 9 - Back to Buenos Aires and Optional Match Day Experience
Day 9 - Back to Buenos Aires and Optional Match Day Experience

In the morning, we will head back to Buenos Aires for the chance to catch another football game in the city!

At night, finish with a good quality steak in a very good local restaurant!

Day 10 - Time to Say Goodbye
Day 10 - Time to Say Goodbye

Unfortunately, the trip is coming to an end! Our drivers will be picking you up around 4 hours before the flight departure in front of the hotel. Please make sure you are on time. If you fly in the afternoon, take some time to buy some souvenirs and jerseys for your loved ones. We hope you have enjoyed your time the most!

Included/Excluded

  • Match Day Experience Nacional or Penarol (transportation, match tickets, 1 burger and 2 beers, local guide)
  • Match Day Experience Boca Juniors / River Plate (transportation, match tickets, 1 burger and 2 beers, local guide)
  • Match Day Experience at Racing Club/San Lorenzo/Independiente (transportation, match tickets, 1 burger and 2 beers, local guide)
  • Twin room in 4* hotel in Buenos Aires for 8 nights (7 days)
  • Twin room in 4* hotel in Montevideo for 2 nights (3 days)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • La Boca + La Bombonera Stadium Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Estadio Centenario Stadium Tour
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Return Ferry Ticket Buenos Aires - Montevideo
  • Trip Manager and Local Host
  • Possibility to attend other matches (Argentinos Juniors, Huracán). Booking made before the trip starts with Homefans Team
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Tips

Durations

10 days

Languages

English
Español

Intensity

High

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