Our trip began with our flight from Phoenix to New York and New York to Buenos Aires. Our group had reservations at the Hilton Buenos Aires which is located in the upscale Puerto Madero area, convenient to the many restaurants and river walk area.
We enjoyed meeting our guests in the lobby of the hotel, and several of us when out to our favorite Buenos Aires restaurant La Cabana just down the street and along the river/port area. The area is the old commercial port area that was redeveloped in the early 21st century as an upscale dining and residential area. After dinner we took pictures of the illuminated Island de las Mujeres bridge and headed back to the hotel to visit with more guests.
Post cruise, most of us had flights departing after 9 pm, so we enjoyed a full day tour with airport drop-off. Highlights included Playa Major with its Casa Rosada, monuments, and cathedral, La Boca, the old port, origin of tango, and great art and shopping area during the day time hours, and then the Ricoleta Cemetery with is Amazing art an monuments. From there, the tour dropped us off at the airport where as usual check-in and clearing customs is a nightmare. Make sure you arrive 3 hours before your flight.