City Walking Tour

City Walking Tour in Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, City Hall)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Discover the heart of Buenos Aires on an engaging City Walking Tour, exploring cultural and historical landmarks with a local's perspective
  • Traverse the city utilizing public transport, viewing significant buildings, monuments, and streets that narrate the city's rich history from founding to present
  • Marvel at the historic Plaza de Mayo, home to the iconic Casa Rosada, City Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral, and other government edifices
  • Roam through the oldest neighborhood, San Telmo, with its well-preserved colonial buildings, cafes, tango parlors, and vibrant La Boca neighborhood
  • Conclude your tour at the renowned Recoleta Cemetery, a testament to the 19th- and 20th-century funerary art and architecture, and resting place of many historic figures
Price: $149.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend comfortable clothing and sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are a must. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests 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.