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Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

1. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Get a complete picture of Buenos Aires with this 24-hour, hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Discover traditional neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero, as well as the most modern ones, such as Palermo and Belgrano. Benefit from an included audio guide to find out more about the places you pass. With your ticket, hop on and off at any of the 22 stops on the bus route during a period of 24 hours. The main stop is in the city center and as the tour progresses, you'll see emblematic buildings, historical places, cultural spaces, and the different Buenos Aires neighborhoods. The bus will stop at certain stops to connect you with other activities and tourist attractions. Either stay on the bus all the way around the loop and enjoy the colorful sights and informative guides or use the bus as a great way to get to your next attraction. You're sure to have a fun time and you might just hear something surprising about this big city. If you get tired sightseeing, the open-top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

Puerto Madero: River Plate 30-Minute Panoramic Boat Tour

2. Puerto Madero: River Plate 30-Minute Panoramic Boat Tour

Experience a short boat tour with incredible panoramic views of Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata. See a combination of green spaces from the river including the Ecological Reserve, iconic skyscrapers, and different buildings. Upon arrival at the meeting point, present your voucher to the staff and they will give you your boarding pass. Enjoy a complimentary coffee and a traditional Argentinian alfajor snack while the captain takes you into the waters of Río de La Plata. Go to the observation deck and enjoy the panoramic view. Take the opportunity to take photos of the Buenos Aires city skyline and skyscrapers. The ride will take about 30 minutes, and the boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.

Buenos Aires: Night Tour with Dinner & Show in Tango Porteño

3. Buenos Aires: Night Tour with Dinner & Show in Tango Porteño

The perfect tour to get to know the Buenos Aires night. The lights of the city will take us to discover the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and its impressive monuments. We will begin our tour a few meters from the Obelisco. We will continue the walk along Avenida de Mayo and the renowned Corrientes Avenue, the "street that never sleeps", with its famous bars and theaters. We will visit the area off Plaza de Mayo, El Cabildo, La Casa Rosada and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Later, Puerto Madero will welcome us with its dams, its distinguished gastronomy and the imposing Puente de la Mujer. We will continue through the northern part of the city: Recoleta and Palermo are the symbols of the Buenos Aires aristocracy. We will end our tour at Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, where we can find numerous places of interest such as the Teatro Colón. Dinner show at Tango Porteño: Just a few steps from the Obelisk, Tango Porteño recreates the golden age of Tango. It proposes a journey back in time through those glorious '40s in Buenos Aires when tango was breathed and enjoyed in every corner of the city. The scenographic display and the meticulousness of the costumes create the unbeatable framework to transport us back in time and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

From Buenos Aires: Premium Boat Trip to Tigre with City Tour

4. From Buenos Aires: Premium Boat Trip to Tigre with City Tour

Start your trip from Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires and take an original coastal trip along the La Plata River for approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. On the way, see various sights along the coastline, including downtown Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery, University City, Vicente López, Olivos, Martinez, and San Isidro and its cathedral. Learn about what you're seeing as you go with an included audio guide, then enter the Paraná Delta. Cruise along the Rio Lujan, Vinculacion River, San Antonio, and then the Sarmiento River, where you'll see renowned attractions such as the Sarmiento Museum. Pass Island Rest and recreational El Alcázar, until you arrive at Tigre Port. After arrival in Tigre, take a bus ride with a guide who will tell you about the history and origins of the city. Discover Tigre's main highlights, including the Paseo Victoria, museums, and the casino before arriving at Puerto de Frutos. Here, enjoy some free time to visit the docks and do some shopping. The tour concludes with a return to Buenos Aires by bus and drop-off at selected spots in Downtown Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

5. Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

Discover the most representative sites of the districts of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. San Telmo neighborhood is one of the oldest districts, known for its vibrant tango and arts scene, its antique markets and 19th-century decorations. Puerto Madero is the most modern part of the city with the revolving bridge of Puente de la Mujer, representing a couple dancing the Tango.  At Plaza de Mayo, admire the Metropolitan Cathedral, the colonial town hall of The Cabildo, and the Casa Rosada, the official residence of the President of Argentina. Then, walk to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires in the center of Avenida 9 de Julio, erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, and finish the walking tour in front of the Colon Theater.  The Colon Theater is considered one of the 5 best opera houses in the world for its size, acoustics, and trajectory. You can choose to add a 50-minute guided tour of the Colon Theater. Admire the stunning auditorium, main foyer, Gallery of Busts, and Golden Hall. Marvel at the stunning details of the building's stairs, sculptures, ceilings, stained glass, and more.  You can choose to add a visit to the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires). Board a public bus to the Palermo neighborhood to enter the museum that collects, preserves, studies, and disseminates Latin American art in all mediums. See approximately 400 works of art at your own pace and take the time to explore each room at leisure. You can choose to add a visit to the Teatro Colón and the MALBA. Your guide will wait for you while you take the guided tour of the theater before escorting you to the MALBA. 

Buenos Aires Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

6. Buenos Aires Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Get to know Buenos Aires with a friendly local guide who will help customize a 2, 3 or 4 hour tour to your interests. Your guide will meet you where you're staying to help you get familiar with the neighborhood, tell you about the best places to eat and shop and the easiest ways to get around, as well as the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable making your way around the city and confident you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Although this is a walking tour, you have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around (at additional cost). Please indicate if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

7. 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. 

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

8. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

Explore the city of Buenos Aires on this insightful bus tour. Get on and off at the stop you prefer and tour the city at your own pace. If you're passionate about sports, you'll love this ticket combo, that allows you to visit both River Plate Museum and Boca Junior Museums, both local staples. While riding the bus, listen to the comprehensive audio guide to discover every corner of Buenos Aires, including the traditional neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. See emblematic buildings, historical places, and cultural spaces. From the stop in the Nuñez neighborhood, you can walk toward the River Plate Museum and Stadium for your visit. Learn about the history of one of the most important Argentine teams and admire its showcases of achievements. Tour its stadium and access the teams' locker rooms. To visit the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Boca Junior Museum), you can take the bus all the way to the stop in the La Boca neighborhood. Walk through the different thematic exhibitions with photos, videos, trophies, and the collection of shirts belonging to famous players.

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

9. 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.

Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

10. Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

In a group of no more than 6 people and the expertise of a local guide, get to know the lively city of Buenon Aires by bike. From the convenient meeting point, travel the urban terrain on a bike with gears and suspension for a comfortable ride. Take in the best historical sights and most notable areas of the sprawling city. The tour will visit the Plaza de Mayo, the most important historical site in Buenos Aries. From there venture onward to the newest area in the city, Puerto Madero. Cycle down to the old riverside at Costanera Sur and stop by La Boca where old traditions are very much alive. See the Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium, the open-door Calle Museo Caminito museum, and the beautiful grounds of Lezama Park.   Along the way, there will be time to experience a traditional mate tasting. Enjoy the national drink of Argentina — an infused caffeine drink originating from South America — in the company of locals. Spend around 30 minutes talking about the mate tradition and other topics, of course. This is an important part of social culture in Argentina, so feel free to ask questions and the friendly guide will share their local point of view. There is an additional option to enjoy a delicious sandwich at a traditional food truck and where you can feel like a real "porteño".

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What people are saying about Puerto Madero

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,199 reviews

This ride is a great way to get acquainted with Buenos Aires. It has many miles of bike lanes making it safe to tour the city. Samuel was my tour guide who is very knowledgeable even though he is not from Argentina. I highly recommend taking this informative tour.

Sam was just fantastic! It was the best 4 hours I’ve spent! I learned so much about Argentina and it’s monuments that reflect this amazing country. Don’t hesitate just book this tour. The city is mainly flat so getting around on a bike is pretty darn easy!

The bus live locator needs to be improved but overall I liked it. If you are a first timer, this is the best way to go around and visit main places. Watch out for tree branches! Lol. Everyone was very helpful.

Good baseline to see the city and what you want to dig deeper to explore

Being a porteño, a good way to get to know more about the city.