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

1. 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: Estancia Don Silvano Tour with Lunch.

2. From Buenos Aires: Estancia Don Silvano Tour with Lunch.

In the middle of the year 1900, an immigrant of Italian origin named Silvano arrived as a child with his family and settled in this region of the pampas. Over the years he began to work in an employee store and soon had his own general store and managed to buy this land in 1940 from the Lennon family, who like many other Irish families came to the region. They admired the Victorian style and it is reflected in the 1930 house, which is currently the Ranch's Casco. This farm that Don Silvano buys has 380 hectares. Very soon, because of the beauty of the place and because of how sociable he was, he begins to receive friends, but later his friends begin to ask him for a place to stay and spend more than a day, and that is where the first 2 rooms are enabled. in addition to yours. In this way, Don Silvano began with an activity that today is for the 4th consecutive generation. Pick up from downtown hotels to Exaltación de la Cruz, cradle of gaucho traditions. They are received with typical Argentine empanadas and wine or water or soda. A visit to the estancia and its facilities is carried out. Then a typical Creole Lunch is carried out, Roast with salads and Dessert. During it you can enjoy a singing show and folkloric dances. Demonstration of Creole skills. In the afternoon we will enjoy the snack (infusion + cakes and fried cake)

Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

3. Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

Experience a guided tour of the Recoleta Cemetery in English. Appreciate the artistry of Buenos Aires’ oldest cemetery while discovering many of its mysteries. Let your guide lead you round the cemetery while sharing stories of the families who built over 4000 grand mausoleums to be admired by society. Marvel at the grandeur of the several mausoleums there including those of several Argentinian presidents and, most famously, Eva ‘Evita’ Perón. With many aesthetically pleasing statues, mausoleum edifice constructions and decorative flairs, interact with the history of the city of Buenos Aires and some of its more well-known historical residents.

Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

4. Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

Take a tour of Buenos Aires on an itinerary tailored exclusively for you. Design your own itinerary with suggestions from your private guide. Start with a visit to Plaza de Mayo and see the famous Casa Rosada, the executive office of the President of Argentina. Then, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral to admire the main Catholic church of Buenos Aires overlooking Plaza de Mayo. Head to the beautifully-preserved neighborhood of San Telmo, before going to the port district of La Boca to see where the first Italian immigrants settled. Admire the colorful buildings on the street museum of the "Caminito." Next, visit the exclusive area of La Recoleta (time permitting) and go to the cemetery where some of the most wealthy and historic Argentineans are buried. Benefit from some free time to make stops or enjoy lunch throughout the day. Whether you want to see a little of everything or spend more time at a few locations, your guide will organize a tour to ensure you get what you want. At the end, they will take you back to your accommodation or any other location in the city, depending on your own requirements.

Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

5. 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. 

Buenos Aires: Full Day Bike Tour with Lunch

6. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

7. 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.

Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

8. Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

Experience the past and present of Buenos Aires, visiting neighborhoods, admiring architecture, and seeing the best attractions the city has to offer on this sightseeing tour.   The tour starts in the northern part of the city. Explore the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta, which are full of large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions. Here, you’ll make your first stop: a 5-minute picture stop at Floralis Generica, a sculpture made out of steel and aluminum.   Then, stop for a half-hour tour of France Square. Pass by Colon Theater and the Obelisk to reach your third stop, Plaza de Mayo, where the city was born in 1580. Admire the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral for about 20 minutes.   Continuing towards the south of the city, breathe in the air of tango in its hometown: San Telmo. You’ll also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located: La Bombonera. In La Boca, you can also admire the colorful conventillos (tenement houses), home to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, as well as the picturesque street Caminito. Afterward, you can be dropped off at the meeting point or various other attractions. If the hotel pickup was selected, you can be taken back to your hotel.  If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero port, where lunch is included aboard Humberto M boat.

North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

9. 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. 

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Recoleta

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4.6 / 5

based on 850 reviews

Nico was a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, friendly and very flexible. With only a short time in B.A., this was a terrific way to really see the city. Bikes are well maintained, bike lanes are generally respected.

Victoria provided a fantastic walking tour of the cemetery. She has a degree in the history of the area and was able to answer all guests questions without problem. Her English was also fantastic.

Our tour guide was great and vary knowledgeable about the city and the locations we visited.

It was a good way to see the city. We took the bus and we’re able to walk in core parts.

Great way to see the city. A very active and exhilarating experience.