Things to do in Buenos Aires

Our most recommended things to do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Opt for a 3-course dinner and drinks before the show.  The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Seasons of Tango). Enjoy music based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla, who brought a new face to traditional tango, and other great Argentinian composers. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

2. Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

Travel back in time with a thrilling and sensual show at the “Tango Porteño.” Witness one of the best shows in Buenos Aires in one of the city’s most famous venues. Upgrade your experience by opting for a 3-course dinner and/or unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks. Enter a show theater that has been converted from a luxurious art-deco MGM movie theater near the Obelisk– a relic of the time when tango was forbidden for being too risqué. Marvel at the “Bailando Tango,” a performance crafted by the multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Mora Godoy.  “Bailando Tango” captures the wistful spirit of the golden age of tango and combines it with high-energy flips, lifts, and acrobatics. See a Broadway-like twist on the classic tango. Be swept away by the performances of dozens of artists and an orchestra composed of 8 musicians. You can enjoy drinks at the show or dinner. Choose either the 3-course dinner menu or the dinner menu with unlimited drinks and make your night even more special.

From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

3. From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, the first site in Uruguay to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city with a round-trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city. Select from options that include a walking tour, a teahouse visit, and a winery tour. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist.  Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular views of the Rio de la Plata. Experience the charming houses, cobbled streets, traditional lanterns, and magical sunsets of El Porton de Campo alongside the Street of Sighs and Faro. If you choose the option that includes the walking tour, your guide will be waiting for you at the ferry station, ready to tell you all about the history of this incredible town. Return to Buenos Aires via the same ferry route at the end of your day trip.

Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

4. Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

Experience a guided tour of the Recoleta Cemetery in English. Appreciate the artistry of Buenos Aires’ oldest cemetery while discovering many of its mysteries. Let your guide lead you round the cemetery while sharing stories of the families who built over 4000 grand mausoleums to be admired by society. Marvel at the grandeur of the several mausoleums there including those of several Argentinian presidents and, most famously, Eva ‘Evita’ Perón. With many aesthetically pleasing statues, mausoleum edifice constructions and decorative flairs, interact with the history of the city of Buenos Aires and some of its more well-known historical residents.

Buenos Aires: Rojo Tango Show with Optional Dinner

5. Buenos Aires: Rojo Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Tango will always be one of the main Argentinian forms of art and the Rojo Tango show gives you the most exclusive tango experience in Buenos Aires. These dancers, singers, and musicians are praised as some of the best in the country. Inside the five-star Faena Hotel, refurbished and decorated by designer Philippe Starck, Rojo Tango is all about luxury.   The Rojo Tango Quintet Orchestra sets the tone for the effervescent and impeccable performance of the dancers, inside a cozy and exclusive spot that pays tribute to old French cabarets of the last century. With a maximum capacity of 100 people, you will travel back in time as you watch the dancers and become entranced in the music. Choose the 3-course dinner menu and try traditional Argentine cuisine, a fine selection of local wines, and cocktails and make this evening an even more incredible experience.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Get a complete picture of Buenos Aires with this 24-hour, hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Discover traditional neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero, as well as the most modern ones, such as Palermo and Belgrano. Benefit from an included audio guide to find out more about the places you pass. With your ticket, hop on and off at any of the 22 stops on the bus route during a period of 24 hours. The main stop is in the city center and as the tour progresses, you'll see emblematic buildings, historical places, cultural spaces, and the different Buenos Aires neighborhoods. The bus will stop at certain stops to connect you with other activities and tourist attractions. Either stay on the bus all the way around the loop and enjoy the colorful sights and informative guides or use the bus as a great way to get to your next attraction. You're sure to have a fun time and you might just hear something surprising about this big city. If you get tired sightseeing, the open-top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

Buenos Aires: La Boca Guided Walking Tour in English

7. Buenos Aires: La Boca Guided Walking Tour in English

Join a 2-hour walking tour around La Boca and discover one of the most picturesque places in Buenos Aires. Take in the colorful homes in the multicultural district and learn about the art of tango.   On your journey through the neighborhood, you will likely encounter live performances of Tango dancers on the streets. See many works of "fileteado" art and learn about its origin.   Finish the tour outside La Bombonera Stadium, where you will get to know the history of the Boca Juniors, the most popular football club in Argentina. After the tour, you can enter the stadium and the Boca Juniors Museum.

Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

8. Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

Hop aboard for a 1-hour sunset tour of Buenos Aires from the water.  Upon arriving at your meeting point at the North Dock of the Port of Buenos Aires, you can start drinking at the open bar. During the tour, you will observe the interior of the port of Buenos Aires and its different activities, as well as the Buenos Aires National Immigration Museum, the Argentine Yacht Club, the ecological reserve of the city, the Benito Quinquela Martin cruise terminal, the silos of the cereal terminal, the electricity-generating plants and part of the Río de la Plata. Begin boarding at 5:30 PM and depart at 6:30 PM.  Then, enjoy your 1-hour ride, returning back to your meeting point at 7:30 PM.

Buenos Aires: Private Transfer from JORGE NEWBERRY or EZEIZA

9. Buenos Aires: Private Transfer from JORGE NEWBERRY or EZEIZA

Avoid the scramble for taxis or the hassle of navigating the public transport system with heavy bags on landing at Aeroparque Jorge Newberry Airport in Buenos Aires. Pre-book a private transfer for up to 4 passengers and enjoy comfortable transportation to your hotel in the city center. Arriving at an airport after a long and tiring flight can be an anxious experience. After going through immigration, baggage claim, and customs, the last thing you want to do is find a reliable taxi once you’ve entered the arrivals hall. Take the stress out of this last activity with a private, pre-arranged transfer. A trilingual driver will be waiting for you on arrival. They will be holding a tablet with your name on it for ease of recognition. Then, sit back and relax on the journey to the center of Buenos Aires. Your driver will deliver you to your final destination in comfort and convenience, offering all the information you may need during your stay in Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires: Dinner and Live Show at Mansión Tango

10. Buenos Aires: Dinner and Live Show at Mansión Tango

Relive the golden age of Buenos Aires and one of its most notorious emblems, like tango. A unique display fo dancers and artists bring back to life the era that saw this genre flourish. Immerse yourself in Argentinian culture with a mix of music, dance and cuisine in this comprehensive experience taking place inside the Mansión Tango, one of Buenos Aires' most emblematic buildings. Centrally located, it is mere meters from the city's Obelisk. Make the most of this plan by choosing to add 2 empanadas to your 3 course meal, as well as a drink of your choosing between water, soda or wine, yet another local specialty available. You can also pick to take part in an introductory tango class before the show, with which you'll take your first steps and make your first moves in this entrancing rhythm, as well as enjoy the comfort of guaranteeing a pick up and drop off from the Mansión Tango.

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What people are saying about Buenos Aires

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,662 reviews

Excellent service. We booked for midnight pick up service. Flight was delayed and we quickly text to inform late arrival. Driver was waiting for us at the arrival hall & brought us straight to our designated place. Driver was super helpful, as he waited with us to ensure that our host has come down to pick us up at the ground floor.

Great show and fantastic performance dancers. Very nice people around. But I have problem finding this place. Correct Adresse is Florida 165 !!! Is inside the gallery .

It was Excellent!! Everything was great. The dinner, the musical group and artists, the Tango dancers. Full recommended.

Excellent show. Enjoyed every bit and the dinner with Malbec wine.

Thanks to Paula for her welcome and her availability