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$28.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Buenos Aires Highlights Tour with Small Group

Your 3-hour, small-group tour will show you the main and most important landmarks of the city of Buenos Aires. At the first stop, you will discover the history of “May Square,” where some of the most important historical events took place. Learn from your knowledgeable guide about it and about the protagonists who made history since the square's foundation. You can see its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then, head to May Avenue (Avenida de Mayo) and admire the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and check out its antiques shops and picturesque buildings.You will continue your tour and live and feel the original tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Here, you can explore “Caminito Street” and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. Also, you will see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. You'll have a chance to contemplate the modernization of the city when you visit “Madero Port” and its exclusive docks. This part of town is filled with excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and then see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area. Finally, arrive at Recoleta where you will visit that wonderful neighbourhood and all it´s history. After discovering the wonderful city of Buenos Aires, you will be taken back to your hotel.

$15.59 Tours & Sightseeing

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour

You will meet your guide at your downtown located hotel or, if you are staying at outside the pick up area, at a centrally located meeting point.  Your coach tour of Buenos Aires begins in the Retiro neighborhood. As you sit back and relax in your comfortable seat, you’ll make your way past the city’s top landmarks and through its most popular neighborhoods. Head to Plaza de Mayo, the political hub of Buenos Aires and home to Casa Rosada, the official office of the Argentine president. Stop here to take photos of the palatial building, famous for its pink exterior, and then admire more sights in the area, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (town hall). Next, make your way to Teatro Colón, a beautiful opera house built between 1889 and 1908. The theater stands near Plaza de la República, a square on Avenida 9 de Julio where you can see the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires), a 1936 monument to honor the foundation of the city. Then drive through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero on your way to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. See its many attractions, including Dorrego Square, where you should keep your eyes open for spontaneous tango performances – San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires. If your tour occurs on a Sunday, you’ll visit San Telmo’s weekly antiques market. Continue to La Boca, Buenos Aires’ most colorful neighborhood, where a European atmosphere has remained strong since the neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants. The district is a major attraction for the brightly painted buildings on the Caminito, the neighborhood’s main (pedestrianized) drag where you’ll hop off the coach to go for a stroll and see local artists selling their work. Back on your coach, head to one of the city’s largest districts, Palermo, where you’ll drive through Palermo Woods. The city’s largest park, Palermo Woods is home to many attractions, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, Plaza Italia and Galileo Galilei Planetarium. Finally, arrive in Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city, with its renowned Recoleta Cemetery (where Eva Peron is interred), elegant shops and open-air cafes. Your tour ends at Galerias Pacifico, a shopping area, where you can continue your own exploration of Buenos Aires!

$33.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Tigre Delta Day Trip from Buenos Aires

Full-Day Tour (8 hours)Meet your guide in central Buenos Aires, and start your Delta adventure by listening to a little history about the development and expansion of Buenos Aires through the years. With your guide, board the boat at Puerto Madero and head to Tigre.Cruise along the Costanera Navigation Canal, parallel to the Buenos Aires shoreline, passing the River Plate Stadium and the University of Buenos Aires. Then, cruise through the canals of the delta, one of the largest in the world. Discover how the inhabitants of the delta turned it from a swampy area into a developed region with grass paths and canals of fresh water. Pass yacht clubs, waterfront houses on stilts, a market, and the house and museum of former Argentina president Sarmiento, who encouraged people to make their homes here.In Tigre, hop an a bus, where you'll head to Puerto de Frutos. Here, follow your guide to the port that connects life on the islands with the mainland. It’s a lively and popular spot where you’ll have some time to take photos and walk around. You can also grab a bite to eat (own expense).Next, visit Paseo Victoria where you'll have a chance to ato visit various museums including Museo del Mate, Naval Museum or Tigre and Art Museum (tickets not included). Finally, head to the Tigre train station, where you will take a train back to the city of Buenos Aires. After approximately one hour, you will arrive to the Retiro train station, where your tour ends. Half-Day Tour (4 hours)You’ll be picked up from your hotel in either the morning or afternoon (depending on option selected) or, if your hotel is out of the pickup area, meet your guide in central Buenos Aires. On board a comfortable coach, ride along Costanera Avenue, parallel to the Rio de la Plata, and head out of the city center to San Isidro. See its cathedral and the many mansions inhabited by old aristocratic families before continuing on to Tigre. Here, board a catamaran for a 40-minute cruise through the delta. See how people live on the islands and interact with floating services: the supermarket boat, water taxi and more. See the homes built on stilts and President Sarmiento’s home/museum. At the end of the boat ride, return to port to re-board your coach for the drive back to Buenos Aires, where you tour ends downtown at either 1pm or 6pm (approx.).

$127.31 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Buenos Aires Tour, Tigre Delta Cruise, Tango Show with Dinner

Tigre Delta Tour (Morning):Upon pickup from your hotel, board a comfortable coach and head out of the city center to San Isidro, driving parallel to the scenic Rio de la Plata. When you reach the affluent town, your guide will point out the San Isidro Cathedral and numerous mansions long inhabited by Argentina’s aristocratic families. Continue to Tigre and board a catamaran for a 40-minute cruise through Tigre Delta, observing island residents interacting with floating services such as the supermarket boat and water taxi. Admire the homes built on stilts and view President Sarmiento’s home and museum before re-boarding your coach at the port for the return drive to Buenos Aires, before your city sightseeing tour.Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour (Afternoon):Begin your sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires in the Retiro neighborhood aboard your comfortable coach, traveling through the city’s most popular neighborhoods and passing famous landmarks along the way. In Plaza de Mayo, stop for photos of the Argentine presidential office – Casa Rosada – a palatial building known for its pink exterior. See the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (town hall) before making your way to Teatro Colón, a beautiful opera house built near Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires).On your way to San Telmo, go through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Admire the well-preserved colonial architecture and attractions like Dorrego Square, where spontaneous tango performances are known to erupt. Enjoy the colorful atmosphere of La Boca, a neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants and a major attraction due to the brightly painted buildings of the Caminito, the main drag. Here, hop off the coach for a stroll along the pedestrian-only lane where local artists sell their work. Back on your coach, drive through Palermo and take in views of Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park.Your coach tour ends in Recoleta, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, renowned for the Recoleta Cemetery, elegant shops and open-air cafés. Explore the city on your own or take a rest during two hours of free time before your evening tango show.Tango Show with Dinner (Evening):Be transported back to a time when the sultry rhythms of Argentine tango ruled the city of Buenos Aires, and relish an enchanting evening surrounded by its lively music and dance! Choose from two great options in classy tango clubs – Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño – and watch professional dancers perform in stunning costumes (see below). Enjoy a delicious dinner of Argentinean and international cuisine paired with a generous selection of wine – a truly unforgettable experience!

$133.02 Private & Custom Tours

Buenos Aires Private Tour: Recoleta, Casa Rosada, La Boca

The tour begins at the time of your choosing from the place of your choosing - hotel, airport or port. You will then visit the Flor Gerenica, the giant stainless steel flower that opens and closes with the seasons. From there, you will go to the rose gardens which are located in the center of the beautiful parks of Buenos Aires. Then, you will visit the Parque de la Memoria, which is dedicated to the 30 thousand Argentine people who were murdered during the dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. From there, you will drive into Recoleta and visit the famous Recoleta cemetery which is the final resting place of Eva Peron (Evita), not to mention of 21 former presidents, countless military generals and many of the most elite family's of Argentina.Continue with a visit to the war memorial in Retiro which is dedicated to the Argentinians who fell in the brief war with Britain over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands in 1982. Then, head to Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. The plaza is rich in history since, from the balcony, Evita made her speech to the circle where the mothers of the Plaza De Mayo make their weekly March. Next, you will visit the cobbled streets of San Telmo and Plaza Dorrego before moving onto La Boca and El Caminito. In this area, you can enjoy the brightly colored houses and watch the tango in the streets. Continue to Puerto Madero, the refurbished dock of Buenos Aires and then visit 9 de Julio Avenue which is the world's widest avenue with 18 lanes of traffic.Finally, you will see the Congress building before the tour finishes at Teatro Colon Opera House.

$94.88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Buenos Aires Coach Sightseeing Tour with Tango Show and Dinner

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour (Morning):Start your 9am sightseeing tour in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires by hopping aboard your comfortable air-conditioned coach and relaxing as the city passes by. You’ll drive past significant cultural and historical monuments throughout the city’s distinct neighborhoods as your guide offers onboard commentary about each site.Stop to take pictures of the Casa Rosada – a palatial building known for its pink exterior which houses the Argentine presidential office. In Plaza de Mayo, your guide will point out the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (town hall) before taking you to Teatro Colón, a lovely opera house built near Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires).Back aboard the coach, drive through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, en route to San Telmo. Admire the well-preserved colonial architecture and don’t be surprised to see a spontaneous tango performance at Dorrego Square. When you reach La Boca, a neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, soak up the colorful atmosphere of the pastel-painted buildings along the main drag – the Caminito. Hop off the coach to see local artists display their work as you stroll along the pedestrian-only lane. After re-boarding your coach, your guide will take you around in Recoleta, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods famous for Recoleta Cemetery, elegant shops and open-air cafés.Tango Show with Dinner (Evening):Revel in the sultry music and dance of Argentine tango during an enchanting evening at a classy tango club. Choose from Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño (see below) and feel like you’ve been transported back to a time when tango’s rhythms ruled the city of Buenos Aires. Watch professional dancers perform in stunning costumes and enjoy a delicious dinner – Argentinean and international cuisine paired with a generous selection of wine – for a truly memorable experience!