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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.

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The Best of Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

2. The Best of Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

Join this amazing journey through the best sights of Buenos Aires. You will start your tour walking through San Martin Plaza at the end of Florida street where you're going take the subway to the Obelisk, the symbol of Buenos Aires. Be part of the metropolis, going through the real experience of an Argentinian citizen's daily life and walk down the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments, and streets will show the modifications that the city has undergone since its foundation. At Plaza de Mayo, the city main square and the political heartland of Argentina, see Piramide de Mayo and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the Colonial Town Hall and the Casa Rosada, the Pink Presidential Headquarters Office. Then, take Defensa street down to the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood. San Telmo is one of BA’s oldest neighborhoods and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, candle street lighting (known as ‘faroles’), cobblestones, old buildings with original facades and décor, all add to the uniquely bohemian atmosphere. Then take the bus to La Boca neighborhood, known for Boca Juniors' stadium and the Caminito colorful street. Get enchanted by tango dancing and singing and learn how tango, football, and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most irresistible cities in the world. Visit El Retiro and see buildings such as Edificio Kavanagh. Now you will enjoy the views of modern Puerto Madero skyscrapers and its Woman Bridge from the bus that takes you to elegant Recoleta area, known for the impressive Recoleta Cemetery. You will find beautiful architecture, lots of museums, chic cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues and shopping malls.  The tour will end at the Recoleta Cemetery where you will have the chance to visit Evita Peron's resting place.

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Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

3. 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.

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North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

4. 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. 

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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.

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Buenos Aires: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Buenos Aires should be enjoyed from different angles, and this half-day sightseeing tour is designed to do just that. The combined coach and walking tour encompasses the best sights the City of Tango has to offer. Start with the city’s symbolic Obelisk, erected in 1936 to commemorate Buenos Aires 400th anniversary. See colonial Spanish squares, such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, and Plaza del Congreso, home to the large-domed Palacio del Congreso. Travel down impressive Avenida Corrientes, leafy Avenida de Mayo, and the vast Avenida 9 de Julio. Explore commercial areas of Buenos Aires and discover Argentina’s favorite past-time at numerous soccer stadiums throughout the city. You will go to colorful neighborhoods to give you a more local feel for the city. See the brightly-painted houses of La Boca, first settled by Italian immigrants, explore the home of tango in bohemian San Telmo, and see the city’s first barrio at Montserrat. Discover a more sophisticated side to Buenos Aires in the upscale areas of Palermo and Recoleta, and get a feel for urban nature at leafy Lezama Park and landscaped Tres de Febrero Park.

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

7. Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

After meeting your guide at the local partner's office, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet. If you choose the South Circuit, 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 – as 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, an 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.  If you go for the North Circuit, start the tour in Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood in 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. Ride 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 entertaining and informative guide will give facts about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also rest periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your tour in San Telmo.

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Buenos Aires: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

8. Buenos Aires: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Buenos Aires by a friendly, English-speaking driver. Let your driver know all the sights and landmarks you’re interested in seeing, and customize the tour to suit your preferences. After your introductions, hit the road and head off on your exploration of the city. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the city’s main Catholic church that overlooks the Plaza de Mayo. Drive around the charming San Telmo district then discover the La Boca neighborhood where the first Italian immigrants settled. Don’t miss out on your chance to witness the array of colorful houses in Caminito too, and take plenty of memorable photos. Throughout the ride, listen to your driver share fascinating local insight into Buenos Aires’ history, culture, and traditions. You’ll also receive plenty of recommendations to enhance your stay in the city. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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What people are saying about Casa Rosada

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What an inspiring way to visit the City. We were the only in the tour and had the luck of all the guides atention, so it was a full 3 hours about Buenos Aires, we got to visit some of the most interesting buildings. And we got to take some amazing pictures of the city.

This was a great way to be introduced to Buenos Aires. Our guide made everything possible to teach us about Argentina´s history and culture. We learnt a lot and Ernesto was of great help. We will return for more tours with Signature Tours.

Wonderful way to learn about this huge City. Pick up and drop off were on time and the guide took a tremendous amount of time explaining about architecture (which we love) and since we were a small group, everything went really smoothly.

A unique and exceptionnel ride with a great group under the top service oriented guidance of Blas who was very kind and very knowledgeable. I strongly recommend to visit this beautiful city and of course preferably with this gentleman.

Buenos Aires is amazing even in the middle of the Pandemia. Our tour guide Joachim was really fun