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Buenos Aires: Madero Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Madero Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Set in an imposing hall with a beautiful view of the river and the city, the Madero Tango provides a true taste of Argentinian culture. Combining theater, singing, and dancing, the performance is led by over 30 artists and accompanied by a live band. Watch as some of Buenos Aires’ most talented performers astound you with their technical artistry, proving themselves as true masters of the craft. Choose a ticket either without dinner and drinks, the standard 3-course dinner menu, or the VIP dinner menu, both dinner options coming with unlimited drinks. If you choose the VIP dinner menu, you’ll also receive a Tango lesson after the show from dancers from the cast, as well as a Madero Tango souvenir.

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

2. 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: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

3. Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

Hop aboard for a 1-hour sunset tour of Buenos Aires from the water.  Upon arriving at your meeting point at the North Dock of the Port of Buenos Aires, you can start drinking at the open bar. During the tour, you will observe the interior of the port of Buenos Aires and its different activities, as well as the Buenos Aires National Immigration Museum, the Argentine Yacht Club, the ecological reserve of the city, the Benito Quinquela Martin cruise terminal, the silos of the cereal terminal, the electricity-generating plants and part of the Río de la Plata. Begin boarding at 5:30 PM and depart at 6:30 PM.  Then, enjoy your 1-hour ride, returning back to your meeting point at 7:30 PM.

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

4. 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.

From Buenos Aires: Boat Trip to Tigre with Puerto de Frutos

5. From Buenos Aires: Boat Trip to Tigre with Puerto de Frutos

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 tourist points in Downtown Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires: River Plate Panoramic Boat Tour

6. Buenos Aires: River Plate 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 capture photos of the Buenos Aires city skyline and skyscrapers. The boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.

Buenos Aires: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus and River Cruise

7. Buenos Aires: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus and River Cruise

You thought it was impossible to know all of Buenos Aires until the arrival of our tourist bus! Your 48-hour ticket will allow you to get on and off at the stop you prefer and tour the city at your own pace. You can enjoy an audio guide tour to discover every corner of Buenos Aires: the traditional neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, among others. The main stop is in the downtown area and along the tour you will 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. From stop 9 you can connect with the "Postcards of Buenos Aires" tour, and thus get the best views of the city by navigating the Río de la Plata. You will enjoy the combination of green spaces such as the Ecological Reserve and also the skyscrapers and different emblematic buildings that the city presents. The tour is approximately 30 minutes. As you move away from Puerto Madero, you will obtain different panoramic views both to the north and to the south and we will see the combination of architectural styles of the city, with the port activity and the green lungs. It is an ideal activity to do during or after the Hop On Hop Off.

Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

8. 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 Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

9. 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.

Buenos Aires: Madero Tango Show with Optional Dinner

10. Buenos Aires: Madero Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Experience the vibrancy and culture of tango at the only tango hall in Buenos Aires to combine the past and the present in a never-to-be-forgotten show. After your hotel pick-up, head to the Madero Tango hall in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, the most modern location in Buenos Aires. If you’ve selected the dinner option, start your night enjoying a dinner in which you can choose between an international menu and the most typical Argentine dishes and wines. If you've chosen the "Tango Show" option, slip into your seat in time for the performance. The show is a showcase of the passionate dance form by a cast of skilled dancers. Journey through an art form that both acknowledges the immigrants who brought tango to the city and celebrates the dance in contemporary form. The show is composed with more than 20 excellent artists on stage and a live orchestra formed by six upper level musicians. The show lasts for about 1 hour, 40 minutes, and then you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

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based on 1,543 reviews

Well paced tour. Guide Mariella provided good introduction to each destination in a friendly, informative and engaging manner.

Nice arrangment Delicious food Exelent performace Highly recommended

Mika was terrific. Very enjoyable ride. Everything went as planned!

Mariano is knowledgeable, engaging, friendly and super helpful.

The guide has very much knowledge and is very kind.