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Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Highlights of Buenos Aires: Small Group 3-Hour Guided Tour

On this 3-hour tour you’ll have the opportunity to see the main site of Buenos Aires. Begin at the Plaza de Mayo or May Square, the site of the most important historical events since the city’s founding. Your guide will show you the most important buildings and monuments and tell you about the square’s history. Then enjoy Avenida de Mayo (May Avenue) and marvel at the atmosphere of San Telmo, the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and explore its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Feel the beat of the original Argentinian tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Walk along Caminito Street and watch the dancers and browse the shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Experience the modernization of the city as you travel along Madero Port and see its docks that are home to large office buildings and an array of dining venues. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and then on to Palermo, the most exclusive residential area in Buenos Aires. Later, in Recoleta, you’ll see the cemetery that is the final resting place of Eva Peron. Wander through the cemetery to locate her burial site.

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The Best of Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

2. The Best of Buenos Aires: Full-Day Walking Tour

Join this amazing journey through the best sights of Buenos Aires. You will start your tour walking through San Martin Plaza at the end of Florida street where you're going take the subway to the Obelisk, the symbol of Buenos Aires. Be part of the metropolis, going through the real experience of an Argentinian citizen's daily life and walk down the lively 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world. Historical buildings, monuments, and streets will show the modifications that the city has undergone since its foundation. At Plaza de Mayo, the city main square and the political heartland of Argentina, see Piramide de Mayo and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and observe the Cabildo, the Colonial Town Hall and the Casa Rosada, the Pink Presidential Headquarters Office. Then, take Defensa street down to the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood. San Telmo is one of BA’s oldest neighborhoods and boasts a vibrant tango and arts scene. Its antique markets, candle street lighting (known as ‘faroles’), cobblestones, old buildings with original facades and décor, all add to the uniquely bohemian atmosphere. Then take the bus to La Boca neighborhood, known for Boca Juniors' stadium and the Caminito colorful street. Get enchanted by tango dancing and singing and learn how tango, football, and different immigration influences have made Buenos Aires one of the most irresistible cities in the world. Visit El Retiro and see buildings such as Edificio Kavanagh. Now you will enjoy the views of modern Puerto Madero skyscrapers and its Woman Bridge from the bus that takes you to elegant Recoleta area, known for the impressive Recoleta Cemetery. You will find beautiful architecture, lots of museums, chic cafes and restaurants, exclusive avenues and shopping malls.  The tour will end at the Recoleta Cemetery where you will have the chance to visit Evita Peron's resting place.

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Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

3. Buenos Aires: Small Group 4-Hour City Tour & Optional Cruise

Experience the past and present of Buenos Aires, visiting neighborhoods, admiring architecture, and seeing the best attractions the city has to offer on this 4-hour sightseeing tour.   The tour starts in the northern part of the city. Explore the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta, which are full of large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions. Here, you’ll make your first stop: a 5-minute picture stop at Floralis Generica, a sculpture made out of steel and aluminum.   Then, stop for a half-hour tour of the Recoleta Cemetery, which contains the graves of notable people including Eva Perón, and a granddaughter of Napoleon. In 2013, CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Pass by Colon Theater and the Obelisk to reach your third stop, Plaza de Mayo, where the city was born in 1580. Admire the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral for about 20 minutes.   Continuing towards the south of the city, breathe in the air of tango in its hometown: San Telmo. You’ll also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located: La Bombonera. In La Boca, you can also admire the colorful conventillos (tenement houses), home to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, as well as the picturesque street Caminito. Afterward, you can be dropped off at the meeting point or various other attractions. If the hotel pickup was selected, you can be taken back to your hotel.  If option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero port, where lunch is included aboard Humberto M boat.

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Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

4. Buenos Aires: 3‒Hour Private Customizable Tour

Visit the most beautiful and important areas of Buenos Aires at your own pace, with no time restrictions. Discover the history of Plaza de Mayo, site of the most important historical events in the country. See the most emblematic buildings, and learn about the key players of those events. Head along May Avenue and enjoy a coffee at the historical Café Tortoni. If you like, take a short trip on the first ever subway line in South America.  Visit San Telmo and marvel at this oldest residential neighborhood. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antique shops and picturesque buildings. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Explore Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. Then, see the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium and, if you want, the Pasión Boquense Museum.  Contemplate the modernization of the city on your next stop, Madero Port. See its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Travel through Retiro to one of the most aristocratic areas of the city, Recoleta. Discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, Evita, and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where her remains rest. Visit Palermo and its most exclusive residential area, before finally returning to your hotel. 

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Buenos Aires: South and North Full-Day Bike Tour With Lunch

5. Buenos Aires: South and North Full-Day Bike Tour With Lunch

Discover the main attractions in Buenos Aires on a full-day bike tour with a local, professional guide. Soak up the vibes of the different areas in the city, and sample some traditional Argentinian drink and food. In a small-group bike tour, with a maximum of 6 persons, you will visit: • Bosques de Palermo - the biggest green area of the city • Avenida del Libertador • Palermo Chico area - a traditional posh area • Law University - an impressive building • Floralis Generica - a modern icon • Mate tasting stop - enjoy the most traditional drink in Argentina as locals do • Microcentro - pedal through the city center • Plaza de Mayo • Puerto Madero - the newest area in Buenos Aires • Costanera Sur - the old riverside • Lunch at a traditional food truck • La Boca - a traditional area in BA • La Bombonera - Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium • Caminito - open-door museum • San Telmo - one of the oldest areas in BA • Plaza Dorrego - a famous square for its bars and street market • Recoleta - a posh area in BA • Recoleta Cemetery - the fancy cemetery You will stop at the various locations to talk about history and culture and other interesting facts. The bike tour will finish at the same place than the meeting point.

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Buenos Aires: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Buenos Aires should be enjoyed from different angles, and this half-day sightseeing tour is designed to do just that. The combined coach and walking tour encompasses the best sights the City of Tango has to offer. Start with the city’s symbolic Obelisk, erected in 1936 to commemorate Buenos Aires 400th anniversary. See colonial Spanish squares, such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, and Plaza del Congreso, home to the large-domed Palacio del Congreso. Travel down impressive Avenida Corrientes, leafy Avenida de Mayo, and the vast Avenida 9 de Julio. Explore commercial areas of Buenos Aires and discover Argentina’s favorite past-time at numerous soccer stadiums throughout the city. You will go to colorful neighborhoods to give you a more local feel for the city. See the brightly-painted houses of La Boca, first settled by Italian immigrants, explore the home of tango in bohemian San Telmo, and see the city’s first barrio at Montserrat. Discover a more sophisticated side to Buenos Aires in the upscale areas of Palermo and Recoleta, and get a feel for urban nature at leafy Lezama Park and landscaped Tres de Febrero Park.

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Buenos Aires: La Recoleta Cemetery Guided Tour in English

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

Experience a guided tour of the Recoleta Cemetery in your choice of either English or Spanish. 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.

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

8. Buenos Aires Bike Tour: South or North Circuit

After meeting your guide at the local partner's office, listen to a quick safety briefing before receiving your bike (a comfy beach cruiser) and helmet. If you choose the South Circuit, begin with a cycle around San Telmo, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. See its many attractions, including the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Church, San Telmo Market and Dorrego Square, the heart of San Telmo. Observe life in the square’s cafes, bars, and shops, and watch for spontaneous tango performances – as San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires.  Next, ride into La Boca, Buenos Aires’ most colorful neighborhood, where a European atmosphere has remained strong since the neighborhood was settled by Italian immigrants. The district is popular with visitors for its brightly painted buildings, especially along the Caminito – the neighborhood’s main (pedestrianized) drag where you can see local artists selling their work.  Then, head to the newest neighborhood in the city: Puerto Madero. Its old docks have been transformed into restaurants, lofts, and offices, which boast incredible views of the city. From there, continue to the Ecological Reserve, an 865-acre nature reserve that lies between the city and the Rio de la Plata. Finally, visit Plaza de Mayo, the scene of all major political events in the country since the founding of Buenos Aires. Take a look at the Government House (Casa Rosada), the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the main public buildings.  If you go for the North Circuit, start the tour in Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood in the city. From there, ride through Recoleta, famous for its French-style buildings and large parks. See Recoleta Cemetery, where legendary Argentinians like Eva Peron (aka Evita) are buried, and pass through Barrio Norte, an informal name given to a lively section of Recoleta around Santa Fe Avenue. Then, head toward the district of Palermo – Buenos Aires’ largest neighborhood. Ride to Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park, where you can admire its rose garden with more than 400 rose bushes. See more of the park’s sights, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, the Botánical Garden, Plaza Italia, Galileo Galilei Planetarium and the Spaniard’s Monument.  Throughout your tour, your entertaining and informative guide will give facts about Buenos Aires’ rich history and provide commentary about the sites you’re passing. You’ll also rest periodically to stretch your legs and take photos, ending your tour in San Telmo.

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Buenos Aires: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

9. Buenos Aires: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Buenos Aires by a friendly, English-speaking driver. Let your driver know all the sights and landmarks you’re interested in seeing, and customize the tour to suit your preferences. After your introductions, hit the road and head off on your exploration of the city. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, the city’s main Catholic church that overlooks the Plaza de Mayo. Drive around the charming San Telmo district then discover the La Boca neighborhood where the first Italian immigrants settled. Don’t miss out on your chance to witness the array of colorful houses in Caminito too, and take plenty of memorable photos. Throughout the ride, listen to your driver share fascinating local insight into Buenos Aires’ history, culture, and traditions. You’ll also receive plenty of recommendations to enhance your stay in the city. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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Buenos Aires Bike Tour

10. Buenos Aires Bike Tour

Lasting approximately 7 hours, you'll follow many bike trails and stop around 15 times to drink and learn about Yerba Mate, take photos, eat delicious asado and enjoy a fun, creative and informative tour led by expert bilingual guides.  Meeting in historic San Telmo (Peru 988), the tour begins with a thorough orientation, introducing you to the city, your bicycle and each other. Heading south, you'll pedal through the backstreets of one of the oldest barrios in Buenos Aires, towards Parque Lezama, the border of La Boca and San Telmo. Looping around La Boca you'll see elaborate urban art, the famous Bombonera stadium and the birthplace of the  Tango dance in colorful Caminito. You then have time to explore on foot this vibrant port that once greeted millions of immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. Back on the bikes, and you'll head to the more tranquil and modern area of Puerto Madero, in search of the 60 acre ecological reservation hidden in the back. You'll have worked up an appetite by now, and will stop at the original parrilla on the Costanera Sur boardwalk to get a taste of local Asado Argentino. Take advantage of the plentiful salad bar, build your own sandwich with your choice of pork, chicken, or chorizo (egg/cheese option for vegetarians). Buen Provecho! Full and satisfied, it’s time to cruise along the docks towards the main transportation hub of Buenos Aires known as Retiro. You'll reach the privileged neighborhood of Recoleta, which is as far north as you'll go before turning back south, not before entering the famous cemetery in search of Evita's final resting place. Cycling back through Micro Centro, all roads lead to the “Heart of the City” in the Plaza de Mayo where you'll learn why most Argentine historical events occurred in this very spot.  Find out about the Casa Rosada, Cabildo, the famous cathedral and then you’re free to discover more of the Plaza and it’s intriguing surroundings. The tour brakes back at the meeting point in San Telmo (Peru 988). 

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What people are saying about La Recoleta Cemetery

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based on 756 reviews

Carlos shared not only his beautiful city, which has wonderful bike trails and level terrain, which made for an enjoyable way to explore the city for anyone who can ride a bike but also shared himself. He gave us a personalized lesson in how he enjoys Mate, lunched with at street food vendor whom he visited for years and provided history, stories of his city and her people. This wa a private tour which made it even more special and he a busted the sites visited to best suit our personal interest. I encourage you not to miss this tour.

What an inspiring way to visit the City. We were the only in the tour and had the luck of all the guides atention, so it was a full 3 hours about Buenos Aires, we got to visit some of the most interesting buildings. And we got to take some amazing pictures of the city.

This was a great way to be introduced to Buenos Aires. Our guide made everything possible to teach us about Argentina´s history and culture. We learnt a lot and Ernesto was of great help. We will return for more tours with Signature Tours.

Wonderful way to learn about this huge City. Pick up and drop off were on time and the guide took a tremendous amount of time explaining about architecture (which we love) and since we were a small group, everything went really smoothly.

Good “menu” tour of the city. You hit all the major spots of Buenos Aires in about 5 hours and get an idea of what places you’d like to return to.