Best of Buenos Aires and Free Time from the Pier
Take in this fabulous city's outstanding variety of cultural, historical, and scenic highlights.
You will be met at the cruise pier and transferred to the tour office in downtown Buenos Aires. Here you will meet your professional guide and begin your tour, in a air-conditioned vehicle, starting with Buenos Aires most famous plaza, Plaza de Mayo (Plaza of May). The plaza was the site of the May 1810 revolution that led to Argentina's independence, and has been a focal point of its political life ever since. In the plaza, you will see the Casa Rosada (Pink House), which is the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina, and the office of the president. You will also see Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (Town Hall), and enjoy a great view of Colon Theater, one of the most highly regarded opera houses in the world.
Next, you will visit the traditional quarter of San Telmo, with its magical atmosphere that will take you back in time. After this, we will take a photo stop at La Boca, the famous neighborhood where the first Italian immigrants settled down. La Boca is well known for its picturesque and colorful architecture along Caminito Street. We will continue to Palermo, a residential quarter with diverse attractions such as the zoo, the Palermo Parks, and the Planetarium.
Departing Palermo, we will visit Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city, home to elegant shops, excellent restaurants, and open air cafes under the gomero trees.
Your guided portion of the tour lasts approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, is presented in English and Spanish, and ends in downtown Buenos Aires on the main pedestrian street. Here you will have free time to stroll the street, see the many shops, have a snack or just relax. When you're finished with your free time, you'll hire a taxi (there are many on this street) for the 10-minute drive back to the ship pier. The cost of the taxi is approximately $8 US for the taxi (not per person), and is not included in the price of your tour.
Reviewer: Marlene the Penguin Lover
We booked 5 excursions thru Shore Excursions. They were all excellent. The Monte Video guide was very late, so we did not a lot of time after the tour. The tour included large umber of people off a Celebrity tour, which made for a very large group. It was the only one of our 6 with a large number of people. The others were all with much smaller numbers; two of them had only two other people. That was great!!! We had hoped to go to the Jewish Museum and Synagogue, but time did not permit due to this large group. I have told t least fifteen people about Shore Excursions and I know they have or will book with you at our recommendation.