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Buenos Aires Highlights

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Buenos Aires Highlights

This scenic Buenos Aires tour showcases the city's spacious parks, fashionable shops, and famed architecture. From motoring by the vibrant Caminito street museum in the renowned La Boca barrio, where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851, to driving along the the world's widest boulevard, the city's Latin flavor and European structural influences will absolutely amaze you.

Buenos Aires is the most popular travel destination in South America. After visiting these must see tour sites, you will know why. Plaza de Mayo is the heart of this capital city and the site of the May 25, 1810 revolution, which led to Argentina's independence. It's now the country's political hub, bordered by La Casa Rosada, a baby pink building, and office of the Argentine President.

Equally astounding is the 19th-century Neoclassical facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral (housing the Mausoleum of General San Martin, the primary leader responsible for Argentina's independence) and the regal Cabildo (the Colonial Town Hall). These sights will remind you of a European capital enhanced by Argentine style. Then there's the giant Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a National Historic Monument marking 100 years of government. This impressive structure is surrounded by an LED light district reminiscent of New York City's Times Square. The Buenos Aires entertainment industry movers and shakers can be seen there.

Speaking of entertainment, no visit to Buenos Aries is complete without visiting the tomb of the remarkable political leader Eva (Evita) Peron at the La Recoleta Cemetery. And for the grand finale, you'll continue driving through the glamorous Recoleta Quarter, home of Buenos Aires's exclusive shops, art galleries, and restaurants. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off at your choice of 3 exciting locations within the city to explore or enjoy shopping in this vibrant city.

Buenos Aires is a cultural, South American mecca and even has the highest concentration of theaters in the world. For first time visitors, this Buenos Aires tour is a total delight. Bring an appetite for adventure and your camera on this comprehensive and convenient tour of Argentina's magnificent metropolis.

Please Note: This tour offers drop-off to your choice of 3 exciting locations within Buenos Aires to explore or shop at your leisure after the tour: the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, the Galerias Pacifico Shopping Center, or the Puerto Madero Waterfront. The tour does not include drop-off at the pier and is not recommended for embarkation day as it does not accommodate luggage. Full information will be included in your electronic ticket.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Terminal. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Guests should bring sunscreen and a hat. A light sweater may be needed for the winter months in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. If you plan on entering the Cathedral, shoulders and knees must be covered.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 14 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBuenos Aires HighlightsJanuary 14, 2020

Reviewer: Arcelia Lopez
The Buenos Aires Highlights tour was wonderful. The tour guide was very accommodating and very friendly. We were staying in Buenos Aires for 2 days, she dropped off and recommended where to stay, eat and what to see. Outstanding experience.

4 StarsMore shopping sites than city sitesDecember 29, 2019

Reviewer: Dempsey A
Unfortunately our tour took place on a rainy day where it was hard to enjoy the stops -- and we even returned to the cruise ship rather than staying in the city to be stuck in the rain. We were surprised that we only had 3 stops for photos, with two of them at markets where the only "sites" were shopping. So we aren't sure that we really saw the city's highlights. Our tour guide also began the excursion by apologizing for her English -- her commentary was hard to follow much of the time.

5 StarsGreat tour of the city and the sights December 05, 2019

Reviewer: Svon
Booked this tour in Buenos Aries from our cruise ship. The guide was very good, we were picked up on time and the tour was exactly as described. Some people hadn’t read the info and expected to be dropped back at the port but this tour gives you 3 drop off points in the city at the end. We loved this as it gave us the afternoon to shop and explore a bit on our own. Taxi back to the ship was only a few dollars and we really enjoyed this tour with the cemetery and le Boca as real highlights

5 StarsTourApril 16, 2019

Reviewer: susan Macdonnell
Our ship arrived very late due to problems in Montevideo. You folks arranged rescheduling of our tour and met Laura in the terminal. She switched the agenda so we would be able to see La Boca during safe hours of daylight. The only thing we weren’t able to do was go inside the church as it was closed by the time we reached the plaza. She is one of the best tour guides we have had and tour finished up at 8pm so a very long day for her. Excellent day we had in Buenos Aires due to Laura salvaging our tour and just carrying on even though we started about 6 hours later than originally planned.

4 StarsBuenos Aires HighlightsApril 08, 2019

Reviewer: Jenny Kwok
The tour guide was good experience.

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