Buenos Aires Highlights

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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. Full information will be included in your electronic ticket.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
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.
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsNice overview of the cityJanuary 27, 2018

Reviewer: Linda Rath
This tour picked us up on time. The bus was comfortable and clean. Our guide was very good. This was an excellent introduction to Buenos Aires. It hit all of the highlights and gave us enough time to walk around on a few of the stops. Since we were getting off of a cruise ship and staying for a few days, our luggage was tricky. We ended up cabbing to our hotel to drop off our bags prior to the tour. It added the cost of a round trip cab but it would have been difficult trying to have our luggage with us on this tour.

5 StarsGreat Overview!April 06, 2017

Reviewer: Sandra King
Our guide was great, we had plenty of time at each stop, and the bus was comfortable. Would book with Shore Excursions again. Less expensive than the cruise line.

5 StarsBuenos AiresFebruary 15, 2017

Reviewer: John Ellis
Quite a good tour, a good introduction, although return to the pier is not included, if no passengers want to shop eat or stay in town they may drop you back to the pier, this they did for my group, 100% were up for going to the ship.

4 StarsExcursion had a rocky start,but turned out well.April 05, 2016

Reviewer: Arbiem
The tour was the same tour as the one offered by the cruiseline, but less expensive.Our Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. She was willing to work with us to get around an issue we had at the end of the outing.

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