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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 San Telmo and admire the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. 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 its colourful houses 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 pass through “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 take a look inside it´s historical cemetery 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!

$30 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango Show

Your night out at the tango starts when you arrive at the tango venue in San Telmo. Deemed as ‘living evidence of civic memory’ by the Museum of the City of Buenos Aires, the venue is a truly historic site and will take you back to the tango heyday of the early 1900s. Before the show starts, enjoy a three-course dinner of Argentine and international dishes, accompanied by various wines, plus coffee and a glass of sparkling wine. A sample menu is below; you’ll have your choice of many dishes for each course. if you chose the show-only option, slip into your seat in time for the performance. At about 10:15pm, the show will begin! Sit back and prepare to be blown away by the passionate performances happening on stage. The show will take you from 1860 to the present, highlight the history of tango and Buenos Aires. While musicians sing and play the accordion, piano, violin and bass, four couples will show off their dramatic tango skills. They’re some of the best dancers in town, so don’t miss out! Sample menu (choice of one each): Starter Rolled meat filled with eggs and vegetables Assorted cold-cuts Dried tomatoes' creme brulee Seafood cocktail Creole empanadasCreamy soupSeafood caesar saladAvocado and chicken salad Main course Arugula gnocchi (potatoes, arugula, raw ham, cream, mozzarella and Roquefort cheese) Green risotto with mushrooms (Parmesan cheese, red pepper, onion, spinach and cream) Sole with pizza topping (filetto sauce, mozzarella, potatoes and basil) Provecal chicken pauppiete (carrot, cooked ham, Parmesan cheese, tomato, aubergine, filetto sauce and Tybo cheese) Sirloin steak (grilled with potatoes, onion, corn, tomatoes, green onions and red pepper) Lamb and mushroom stew (tomato, carrots, aubergine, red pepper and potatoes) Dessert Homemade puddingFlanMilk syrup with cream, peach and caramelFruit salad Ice cream Red fruits triffle and chocolate biscuit Rice pudding

$35 Walking & Biking Tours

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: Recoleta and Palermo Districts

After meeting your guide in San Telmo, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet. Then hop on to begin your leisurely ride.Begin in Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood in the city. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts and offices, which boast incredible views of the city. From there, ride through Recoleta, famous for its French-style buildings and large parks. See Recoleta Cemetery, where legendary Argentinians like Eva Peron (aka Evita) are buried, and pass through Barrio Norte, an informal name given to a lively section of Recoleta around Santa Fe Avenue.Then head toward the district of Palermo – Buenos Aires’ largest neighborhood. Pedal to Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park, where you can admire its rose garden with more than 400 rose bushes. See more of the park’s sights, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Botánical Garden, Plaza Italia, Galileo Galilei Planetarium and the Spaniard’s Monument.Throughout your tour, your guide will tell you about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also break periodically to stretch your legs and take photos. Your tour concludes 3.5 hours later at the original departure point.

$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!

$35 Walking & Biking Tours

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts

After meeting your guide in San Telmo, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet.Begin with a cycle around San Telmo, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. See its many attractions, including the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church, San Telmo Market and Dorrego Square, the heart of San Telmo. Observe life in the square’s cafes, bars and shops, and watch for spontaneous tango performances – San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires.Next, ride into 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 popular with visitors for its brightly painted buildings, especially along the Caminito – the neighborhood’s main (pedestrianized) drag where you can see local artists selling their work.Then, head to the newest neighborhood in the city: Puerto Madero. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts and offices, which boast incredible views 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.Finally, visit Plaza de Mayo, the scene of all major political events in the country since the founding of Buenos Aires. Take a look at the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the main public buildings.Throughout your tour, your entertaining and informative guide will regale you with fun facts about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also break periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your tour in Plaza San Martin.