City Walking Tour

City Walking Tour in Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, City Hall)
Price: $62.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend comfortable clothing and sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are a must. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which are at an incline, for approximately 2 miles with stops. Guests must be able to stand for periods of time. Steps are required to enter and exit the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

City Walking Tour

Explore fascinating Buenos Aires on this very pleasant walking tour of the city's cultural and historical highlights.

After being transferred downtown, you will meet your local guide, who will lead you on a "local's view" of the city, where you will walk and use public transportation (bus and subway). You will see historical buildings, monuments, and streets that display the changes the city has experienced since its founding foundation.

Sites you will visit include the Plaza de Mayo. The modern plaza took form in 1884 and is the scene of the 1810 revolution that led to independence. Here you will see the Casa Rosada, City Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral, and several other government buildings.

You will also visit the San Telmo neighborhood, the oldest in Buenos Aires. The well-preserved colonial buildings are home to cafes, tango parlors, and antique shops. Many say it is the soul of the city.

The La Boca neighborhood still holds a strong European flavor with its colorful houses and pedestrian streets. It is also home to the Boca Juniors, one of the world's best-known soccer teams.

A 30-minute stop will be made during the tour so you can purchase a snack or lunch on your own. Your guide will be able to make recommendations.

Your last stop of the day will be in the Recoleta district of town, which has a great historical and architectural interest. It is also one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. The Recoleta Cemetery is one of the main tourist attractions here. It was dedicated in 1822 and is located next to the former monastery of the Recollect Fathers. Here, you can view an outstanding display of nineteenth- and twentieth-century funerary art and architecture in the form of private family crypts of the upper classes. It is home to the remains of many Argentine historic figures, including Eva Peron, whose grave is visited by large numbers of tourists daily.

Your tour ends at the cemetery so those guests wishing more time to explore can do so. From here, if time allows, guests can either walk (12 blocks) or taxi to the main pedestrian street in Buenos Aires to see the many shops, have a snack, or just relax. Those wishing to return to the ship can hire a taxi (outside the cemetery) From either location, the ride is approximately 10 minutes back to the ship pier. The cost of the taxi is approximately $8 US (not per person) and is not included in the price of your tour.

Please Note: This is not an embarkation/debarkation tour, and luggage cannot be accommodated on the transportation.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
See the City Like a Local
April 16, 2020
Unfortunately, we don't remember the name of our guide, but he did a great job. This is the way to see a city....walking, taking a bus, taking the subway. You really get a feel for the city and the people on a tour like this. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was fun to walk and talk about the history and current events.
Reviewer: John Addy
5 Stars
Real understanding of city
December 23, 2018
This was not only a walking tour, but also used the public transport system. This was an amazing way to get the feel of the city and a way of understanding the layout of the attractions. The guide was very knowledgeable and made sure the group got on and off at the right places. Very good value. Lunch at the Italian section in a market was also interesting.
Reviewer: Jacqui
5 Stars
review
December 25, 2016
I can't say enough how wonderful the walking tour was. The tour guide was great, very informative, very cheerful.
Reviewer: Sanders Strull
5 Stars
Perfect combination of walking with public transpo
April 02, 2016
We really enjoyed using public transportation to enable us to see more highlights of the city. Our tour guide was great, professional and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Bill the traveler
5 Stars
For the Active
January 21, 2016
Good walkabout, taking in interesting sights to get a flavour of Beunos Aires, also a good way to use up extra holiday calories! My only suggestion would be to have lunch break at a decent lunch hour (which would have been, in our case, along the banks near the ""tango bridge""). Instead, our guide steered us to a pizza joint along a busy, noisy street at about 3pm.
Reviewer: Jessur
4 Stars