ARGENTINA SAMPLE ITIN (RUGBY, FOOTBALL OR HOCKEY)

ARGENTINA SAMPLE ITIN (RUGBY, FOOTBALL OR HOCKEY)


Football
hockey
during quarter final four of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Argentina at Eden Park on October 9, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Sports: Rugby, football, hockey
Duration: 13 days
Visit: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Tandil, San Pedro/Pergamino
Included: as per itin
Accommodation: 4 nts billetted, 8 nts hotels

Arrive Ezeiza Intl Airport, clear AR immigration, collect your
luggage and pass through customs. Proceed to the arrivals hall
where you will be met by your SportsLink International tour escort who will show you to your coach. Transfer and check into the Dazzler Hotel
Recoleta (or similar) for a one night stay on a B&B basis. Settle-in,
freshen-up and relax. Optional: dinner at Gourmet Porteño.

The students will check-out of their rooms after breakfast.
Depart on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires. Visit the many landmarks of this European-style city, including Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada and the Cabildo. Discover the working-class barrio of La
Boca, the famous Boca Juniors stadium "La Bombonera" and its
museum –tickets included- and the Recoleta Cemetery, the final
resting place of Eva Perón. Break for lunch before continuing on to a
local school for a training session. Finally, the students will meet their
first Argentinian hosts with whom they will be staying two nights.

The staff members will be transferred to the school to meet with the
students. Enjoy this morning sightseeing at leisure in downtown Buenos
Aires or explore San Isidro, a charming and historical suburb of
cobblestone streets lined with graceful buildings and a beautiful
neo-Gothic Cathedral. At an agreed time, return to the school to play
your first matches on tour:
MATCH 1 vs. A LOCAL SCHOOL
Enjoy a post-match function and socialise with your opposition
before the students go home with their billets and the staff to the hotel.

Say goodbye to your hosts and spend a morning at leisure in this city
with so much to see and do!
In the afternoon, transfer to a new local school, where the students will
meet their next hosts with whom they will be staying for the
following two nights. The staff members will then be transferred
back to their hotel.

The staff members will be collected from their hotel and transferred
to the school to meet with the students. Depart on half-day tour of the
subtropical Tigre delta including a boat cruise around its narrow
waterways. Free time for lunch before returning to the school to
play your second matches:
MATCH 2 vs. A LOCAL SCHOOL
Enjoy a post-match function and socialise with your opposition.
Once the students have left with their hosts, the staff will return to their
hotel.

Bid farewell to your hosts and transfer by private coach to Tandil
(400 Km – 5 h).
On arrival, check into the Hotel Dior (or similar) for a two night stay
on a B&B basis. Pretty Tandil sits at the northern edge of the Sierras
de Tandil, a 2.5 million-year-old mountain range worn down to
gentle, grassy peaks – perfect for mountain biking and trekking. It
exudes a rare combination of laid-back country charm and the
energy of a thriving regional city.

Breakfast and free morning for sightseeing in the city centre or simply
relax before today's matches.
At an agreed time, transfer to the host club to play the third set of
matches on tour:
MATCH 3 vs. A LOCAL CLUB
Enjoy a post-match function and socialise with your opposition
before returning to the hotel.

Breakfast, check-out and transfer to San Pedro (473 Km – 6 h 30 min)
or Pergamino, both of them small rural towns in the heart of the
Pampas region. Stop en route for lunch.
On arrival, check into Hotel San Pedro Palace (or similar) where you
will be accommodated for the following two nights on a B&B basis.
Settle into your rooms and transfer to a nearby pitch for a training
session.

Morning free for sightseeing in the city centre or simply relax before
the afternoon games.
At an agreed time, transfer to the host club to play the fourth set of
Matches:
MATCH 4 vs. A LOCAL CLUB
Enjoy a post-match function and socialise with your opposition
before returning to the hotel.

Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Rosario (223 Km – 3 h). On
arrival, check into the Plaza Real Suites Hotel (or similar) for a two
night stay on a B&B basis.
Optional: participate in a joint training session with players from
Fundación Botines Solidarios, a social inclusion charity which uses
rugby as a tool to help vulnerable young people find routes out of
poverty, isolation and social exclusion. Botines Solidarios was
founded by the legendary Pumas' rugby fullback Ignacio Corleto.

Depart on a two-hour city tour to see the key sites in town. Visit Che
Gevara's birthplace, discover the impressive monument dedicated to
Argentina's national flag and the historic port area. Free time for
lunch.
At an agreed time, transfer to a local club to play your fifth and final
matches in Argentina:
MATCH 5 vs. A LOCAL CLUB
Enjoy a post-match function and socialise with your opposition
before returning to the hotel.


Breakfast, check-out of your rooms and transfer to the Estancia El
Ombú de Areco (205 Km – 3 h) to experience the gaucho culture and
the traditional rural life on an authentic working Estancia. Partake in
a Fiesta Gaucha – a folkloric expose with songs, dance, gaucho's
skills and traditional costume, topped off with an enormous "asado"
(bbq) lunch. Later in the afternoon reboard your coach and continue
to Buenos Aires (115 Km – 1h 25 min). On arrival, check into the
centrally located Hotel Dazzler Recoleta (or similar) for the last night
of the tour on a B&B basis.


Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and check-out of the hotel before noon.
You will have leisure time this morning for further sightseeing and
last minute shopping.
At an agreed time, assemble in the lobby, load your luggage into the
coach and transfer to Ezeiza international airport. Overnight in flight.