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Puerto Madero: River Plate 30-Minute Panoramic Boat Tour

1. 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 25 minutes, and the boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.

Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

2. Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

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 antiques 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, in Recoleta, you’ll see the cemetery that is the final resting place of Eva Peron. Wander through the cemetery to locate her burial site.

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

3. 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.

Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

4. 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. Optional: After touring the cemetery, take a bus to the Montserrat neighborhood and visit the Barolo Palace, inaugurated in 1923 and declared a National Historic Monument. Its architecture has rigorous symbolism and includes numerous analogies and references to the Divine Comedy, by the poet Dante Alighieri. The tour ends with a visit to a beautiful viewpoint at the top of the Barolo Palace, with views of the Plaza Congreso, Avenida de Mayo, and its surroundings. Here we can relax at the bar located on the rooftop, having a drink and enjoying a snack.

Buenos Aires Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

5. 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

6. 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: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

7. Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

Visit the most beautiful and important areas of Buenos Aires at your own pace, with no time restrictions. Discover the history of Plaza de Mayo, site of the most important historical events in the country. See the most emblematic buildings, and learn about the key players of those events. Head along May Avenue and enjoy a coffee at the historical Café Tortoni. If you like, take a short trip on the first ever subway line in South America.  Visit San Telmo and marvel at this oldest residential neighborhood. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antique shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Explore Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. Then, see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium and, if you want, the Pasión Boquense Museum.  Contemplate the modernization of the city on your next stop, Madero Port. See its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Travel through Retiro to one of the most aristocratic areas of the city, Recoleta. Discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, Evita, and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where her remains rest. Visit Palermo and its most exclusive residential area, before finally returning to your hotel. 

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

8. 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

9. 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".

Buenos Aires: South and North Full-Day Bike Tour With Lunch

10. Buenos Aires: South and North Full-Day Bike Tour With Lunch

Discover the main attractions in Buenos Aires on a full-day bike tour with a local, professional guide. Soak up the vibes of the different areas in the city, and sample some traditional Argentinian drink and food. In a small-group bike tour, with a maximum of 6 persons, you will visit: • Bosques de Palermo - the biggest green area of the city • Avenida del Libertador • Palermo Chico area - a traditional posh area • Law University - an impressive building • Floralis Generica - a modern icon • Mate tasting stop - enjoy the most traditional drink in Argentina as locals do • Microcentro - pedal through the city center • Plaza de Mayo • Puerto Madero - the newest area in Buenos Aires • Costanera Sur - the old riverside • Lunch at a traditional food truck • La Boca - a traditional area in BA • La Bombonera - Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium • Caminito - open-door museum • San Telmo - one of the oldest areas in BA • Plaza Dorrego - a famous square for its bars and street market • Recoleta - a posh area in BA • Recoleta Cemetery - the fancy cemetery You will stop at the various locations to talk about history and culture and other interesting facts. The bike tour will finish at the same place than the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Puerto Madero

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,114 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!

Great guide, company put tour on for us last minute even though they dont do Sundays, finished off at a beautiful rooftop bar. It’s not cheap but it’s value if you want to see everything in a day. Highly recommended.

Juan and Daniel were really great. I can not recommend them enough. The tour is a perfect length and a great easy way to learn about the city.

German was great: prompt, clean car (looked new), knowledgeable, engaging, funny ! I would highly recommend it to everyone. :)