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Buenos Aires: City Highlights Guided Tour with Transfer

1. Buenos Aires: City Highlights Guided Tour with Transfer

On this 3-hour tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the main site of Buenos Aires. Begin at the Plaza de Mayo or May Square, the site of the most important historical events since the city’s founding. Your guide will show you the most important buildings and monuments and tell you about the square’s history. Then enjoy Avenida de Mayo (May Avenue) and marvel at the atmosphere of San Telmo, the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and explore its antique shops and picturesque buildings. Feel the beat of the original Argentinian tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Walk along Caminito Street and watch the dancers and browse the shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Experience the modernization of the city as you travel along Madero Port and see its docks that are home to large office buildings and an array of dining venues. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and then on to Palermo, the most exclusive residential area in Buenos Aires. Later, at your last stop, visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, el Barrio de Recoleta.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Audio Guide + City Pass

2. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Audio Guide + City Pass

The tour buses will take you around the most characteristic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The bus route begins in the heart of the traditional neighborhood of Recoleta. Each open-top bus will allow you to enjoy panoramic views of historic and cultural sites and unique neighborhoods, brimming with Argentine culture. Buses run every 15 minutes, and the tour around the city takes 3 hours 20 minutes. It’s a Hop-On/Hop-Off service, which means you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. The buses run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Route:  • Recoleta • Teatro Colón • Av. de Mayo • Plaza del Congreso • Paseo de la Historieta • San Telmo • Plaza Dorrego • La Bombonera (Boca Juniors stadium) • La Boca - Caminito • Puente de la Mujer • Puerto Madero • Galerías Pacífico • Plaza San Martín • Parque Thays • Floralis Genérica • MALBA • Planetario • Plaza Italia • Palermo Soho • Plaza Serrano • Bosques de Palermo • Monumento a los Españoles • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Buenos Aires: North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

3. Buenos Aires: North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

Your tour will start with some safety instructions for the ride, then put your helmet on and explore the city. South Circuit When choosing the South Circuit you will start to explore the city by San Telmo, which is the current old quarter and the area where time has stood still since the early 1900s. Stop at the Lezama Park and talk about the first foundation of Buenos Aires, immigration and the history of Tango. Then, go down through La Boca's limit, where you will stop to stare at La Bombonera, one of the hearts of the area and symbol of the local passion for football. Visit the colorful area of Caminito, the first port of Buenos Aires, which today has become a district for local artists. After that, bike towards Puerto Madero, the second city harbor, which evolved into the most modern neighborhood in Argentina, redefining the skyline of the city. From there, continue to the Ecological Reserve, a 865-acre nature reserve that lies between the city and the Rio de la Plata. The last part of our tour will be at the Plaza de Mayo, where Buenos Aires was definitively founded back in 1580. See the Old Cabildo (city hall), Metropolitan Cathedral (the former home for Pope Francis) and the Casa Rosada (the presidential offices).  North Circuit If you prefer the North Circuit, you will see the heart of Buenos Aires' late 19th-century history, parks, and architecture. Discover the energy of downtown Buenos Aires, across the business district of the city center. You will then head to the hustling and bustling area of Retiro and Plaza San Martin, where you'll see magnificent palaces and architectural icons, products of Belle Epoque. A few stops later, the pace slows down as you take in Recoleta, the “barrio” best known for its cemetery, cafes, ice cream, and museums. Continuing north to Palermo, you'll pass the "Floralis Generica" (giant metal flower), the house of general San Martin and the Museum of Contemporary Art on your way to the wonderful open space of the Parks and the picturesque Rose Garden. On the way back, you'll stop at one of the main meeting points of BA, The Congress Square, right next to the magnificent building that holds the Legislative Power. After 4 hours of biking through the most important landmarks of Buenos Aires, you will return to the starting point to finish your tour. 

From Buenos Aires: Magical and Mysterious Campanopolis Tour

4. From Buenos Aires: Magical and Mysterious Campanopolis Tour

Do you dare to discover a mysterious medieval village half an hour from Buenos Aires? We invite you to walk around this strange and captivating citadel, made up of 40 buildings linked by alleys, passages and secret places, located in the middle of a nature reserve, close to the Ezeiza forests. Totally built with "old and recycled materials" from auctions and demolitions, the castles contain, among other curiosities: the old iron columns of the Galerías Pacífico, the old gates of the Palermo Hippodrome, lights and clocks of the Plaza de Mayo, among others. thousands of valuable antiques. We will be amazed by the ingenuity and ability of Don Antonio Campana (its founder) to materialize this fantasy, without plans or architects... You will visit the Museum of Wood, the Iron Museum and the Caireles Museum, as well as the 12 stone houses, slag and bricks worthy of the Snow White story. Meeting point: Cerrito 570

Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

5. Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

Have an amazing time on this signature tour which will leave you with a true affection for this beloved city. Your full day tour will cover history, culture, fun, food and most importantly, cycling.   You will start in the oldest barrio of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, and wind your way through the narrow streets, stopping to soak up the architecture and charm of the neighborhood. Then on to the colorful Caminito at the heart of the old port of La Boca, via the famous football stadium La Bombonera. After a short break, you will head to the second port and newest area of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero, with its modern buildings and chic appearance. Then to absorb the feeling of space and tranquility in the Reserva Ecologica, you will stop for lunch in a local restaurant which offers meat and vegan options. After lunch, you'll ride north and visit the site where the city was born, Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by the Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Cabildo. Then you'll head up north to the transport hub of Retiro to discover one of the city's finest parks, the Plaza San Martin, which was the headquarters of the Liberator's Army. After this, continue on to the high society area of Recoleta, where you will have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Recoleta Cemetery and the final resting place of Evita. You will then really stretch your legs with a ride around the lungs of Palermo, a wonderful park and lakes system which is the main outdoor meeting point in the city. Through Barrio Norte in Palermo and across downtown, your last stop is at the Congress square, right next to the magnificent Congress building.

Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

Start the tour in San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, street lighting (known as "faroles"), cobblestones, old buildings, and original decor add to the unique bohemian atmosphere of the place. Sundays are the busiest days as the street market comes to life around Plaza Dorrego. Explore the San Telmo market and browse through the shops selling meat, vegetables, and other groceries. Most of them offer local gastronomy and specialties from all over the world. You will also taste some delicious empanadas. Continue along Defensa Street, in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood, and reach the park. Take the bus to La Boca neighborhood, known for the Boca Juniors stadium and the colorful Caminito Street. Be enchanted by street tango dancing and singing performances and learn how tango, soccer, and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Onboard another bus, enjoy the views of the modern skyscrapers of Puerto Madero until you reach the Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires, and the political heart of Argentina. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the colonial City Hall, and the Casa Rosada, the seat of the executive power. After touring the square, head to the Obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. Be a part of this incredible metropolis, going through the real experience of the daily life of an Argentine citizen, and walk along the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments, and streets will show the changes that the city has undergone since its foundation. Arrive in the Recoleta neighborhood by subway and see beautiful architecture, a large number of museums, elegant cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues, and shopping malls. Visit the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of most of the aristocratic families of the country and of well-known historical figures such as Eva Duarte Perón.

Buenos Aires by Night: Small Group City Tour

7. Buenos Aires by Night: Small Group City Tour

The first stop of your night tour of Buenos Aires will be at the main square of the city, Plaza de Mayo, where you will be able to appreciate the most important public buildings and monuments, such as the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Pyramid of May. Then you will head to the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo where you will be enchanted by its narrow cobblestone streets and the magical Dorrego Plaza. After that, visit the exclusive neighborhood of Puerto Madero. Walk along the waterfront and cross the famous Women’s Bridge. Finally, drive through the famous 9 of July Avenue and see the glowing Floralis Genérica.

Buenos Aires 5-Hour Premium City Tour

8. Buenos Aires 5-Hour Premium City Tour

Through the main avenues of Buenos Aires, we will visit the neighborhoods of Recoleta, Retiro, San Nicolás, Montserrat, San Telmo and La Boca, where we will find the various emblems of Buenos Aires: the Teatro Colón, the Obelisco, the colorful Caminito street, the sumptuous palaces of Avenida Alvear, the narrow streets of San Telmo, the historic and multifaceted Plaza de Mayo, and the modern recycled area of Puerto Madero. We will have three intermediate photo stops (Plaza de Mayo, Caminito, Puerto Madero), and the tour includes Guide in Spanish and English during the Buenos Aires City Tour.

Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

9. Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

Experience the past and present of Buenos Aires, visiting neighborhoods, admiring architecture, and seeing the best attractions the city has to offer on this sightseeing tour.   The tour starts in the northern part of the city. Explore the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta, which are full of large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions. Here, you’ll make your first stop: a 5-minute picture stop at Floralis Generica, a sculpture made out of steel and aluminum.   Then, stop for a half-hour tour of France Square. Pass by Colon Theater and the Obelisk to reach your third stop, Plaza de Mayo, where the city was born in 1580. Admire the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral for about 20 minutes.   Continuing towards the south of the city, breathe in the air of tango in its hometown: San Telmo. You’ll also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located: La Bombonera. In La Boca, you can also admire the colorful conventillos (tenement houses), home to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, as well as the picturesque street Caminito. Afterward, you can be dropped off at the meeting point or various other attractions. If the hotel pickup was selected, you can be taken back to your hotel.  If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero port, where lunch is included aboard Humberto M boat ( 2 empanadas, crepes espinaca or Portuguese Chiken with green rice, Swiss Bombón with red fruit sauce) ( the drink is not included).

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

10. Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

After pickup from your hotel or the meeting point, begin with a walk through the history of Buenos Aires. Discover the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo, and Recoleta, where you can see large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions emblematic of the splendor of Buenos Aires' high society of the early 20th century. Continuing towards the center of the city, pass by the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue and the Colon Theater and the Obelisk. You will then reach the Plaza de Mayo, where the city was founded in 1580. Stop for 20 minutes to see the Government House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continuing towards the south of the city, you will visit the suburbs, where you can breathe the air of tango in its birthplace: San Telmo. Visit the neighborhood of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located, La Bombonera, home of Club Atlético Boca Juniors. Enjoy a 15-minute stop. In the neighborhood of La Boca you can also admire the colorful houses known as "conventillos", homes to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, and also the picturesque street Caminitom, where you will have 20 minutes to take in the colors and Bohemian spirit. To finish the tour, visit the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, completely restored since 1990 and featuring one of the most varied gastronomic areas of Buenos Aires. At the end of tour, you can stay in Puerto Madero or be dropped off at select destinations in downtown Buenos Aires. If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero Port to experience a short boat tour with incredible panoramic views of Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata. See a plethora of green spaces from the river including the Ecological Reserve, as well as iconic skyscrapers and different buildings. Head to the observation deck and take in the breathtaking views. Snap some photos of the Buenos Aires skyline. The ride will take about 25 minutes, and the boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.

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Our guide Christian was fantastic, so knowledgeable, entertaining and courteous. He picked up on his car and dropped us right by the different sights. This was great for us as my dad has mobility issues. Buenos Aires is a beautiful, interesting and fascinating city and this tour is a wonderful way to get an overview of the city, main sights and history.

Carolina was brilliant as a guide. So knowledgeable about the city, the architecture and the history. We went to some great locations and felt safe the whole time. Well organised from start to finish. One of the best things I have done in South America.

Great tour, great guide. Transportation was excellent. Worth the $ to do this as a prequel to learn about Buenos Aires!!

Excellent tour. I highly recommend Sophia, she is very kind and very passionate. Loved it.

It was brilliant. We both really enjoyed it. Urman was an excellent guide.