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Palermo, Buenos Aires

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

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

Get a complete picture of Buenos Aires with a 24, 48, or 72-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 25 stops on the bus route for a period of 24, 48, or 72 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 of sightseeing, the open-top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

Buenos Aires: City Highlights Guided Tour with Transfer

2. Buenos Aires: City Highlights Guided Tour with Transfer

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 antique 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, at your last stop, visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, el Barrio de Recoleta.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Audio Guide + City Pass

3. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Audio Guide + City Pass

The tour buses will take you around the most characteristic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The bus route begins in the heart of the traditional neighborhood of Recoleta. Each open-top bus will allow you to enjoy panoramic views of historic and cultural sites and unique neighborhoods, brimming with Argentine culture. Buses run every 15 minutes, and the tour around the city takes 3 hours 20 minutes. It’s a Hop-On/Hop-Off service, which means you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. The buses run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Route:  • Recoleta • Teatro Colón • Av. de Mayo • Plaza del Congreso • Paseo de la Historieta • San Telmo • Plaza Dorrego • La Bombonera (Boca Juniors stadium) • La Boca - Caminito • Puente de la Mujer • Puerto Madero • Galerías Pacífico • Plaza San Martín • Parque Thays • Floralis Genérica • MALBA • Planetario • Plaza Italia • Palermo Soho • Plaza Serrano • Bosques de Palermo • Monumento a los Españoles • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Palermo: Graffiti and Street Art Guided Tour in English

4. Palermo: Graffiti and Street Art Guided Tour in English

Stroll through the colorful streets of Palermo in Buenos Aires on a guided walking tour. See thought-provoking graffiti and street art while learning about the neighborhood’s history from your guide.   Travel back in time to the 1920's and understand the political movements gaining traction in Argentina at the time. Discover how graffiti was seen as political endorsement and how it was used as propaganda and for election campaigns.   Then, learn about the arrival of aerosol paints in 1969 and the influence of a different military government. Discover how the new material allowed messages to be written much faster than before and how this impacted the urban movements during the 1970's. Listen to stories about how Argentinians became progressively more involved in the act of protesting and the social conflict of the time.

Buenos Aires: North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

5. Buenos Aires: North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

Your tour will start with some safety instructions for the ride, then put your helmet on and explore the city. South Circuit When choosing the South Circuit you will start to explore the city by San Telmo, which is the current old quarter and the area where time has stood still since the early 1900s. Stop at the Lezama Park and talk about the first foundation of Buenos Aires, immigration and the history of Tango. Then, go down through La Boca's limit, where you will stop to stare at La Bombonera, one of the hearts of the area and symbol of the local passion for football. Visit the colorful area of Caminito, the first port of Buenos Aires, which today has become a district for local artists. After that, bike towards Puerto Madero, the second city harbor, which evolved into the most modern neighborhood in Argentina, redefining the skyline of the city. From there, continue to the Ecological Reserve, a 865-acre nature reserve that lies between the city and the Rio de la Plata. The last part of our tour will be at the Plaza de Mayo, where Buenos Aires was definitively founded back in 1580. See the Old Cabildo (city hall), Metropolitan Cathedral (the former home for Pope Francis) and the Casa Rosada (the presidential offices).  North Circuit If you prefer the North Circuit, you will see the heart of Buenos Aires' late 19th-century history, parks, and architecture. Discover the energy of downtown Buenos Aires, across the business district of the city center. You will then head to the hustling and bustling area of Retiro and Plaza San Martin, where you'll see magnificent palaces and architectural icons, products of Belle Epoque. A few stops later, the pace slows down as you take in Recoleta, the “barrio” best known for its cemetery, cafes, ice cream, and museums. Continuing north to Palermo, you'll pass the "Floralis Generica" (giant metal flower), the house of general San Martin and the Museum of Contemporary Art on your way to the wonderful open space of the Parks and the picturesque Rose Garden. On the way back, you'll stop at one of the main meeting points of BA, The Congress Square, right next to the magnificent building that holds the Legislative Power. After 4 hours of biking through the most important landmarks of Buenos Aires, you will return to the starting point to finish your tour. 

Buenos Aires: Palermo Foodie Walking Tour with Drinks/Wine

6. Buenos Aires: Palermo Foodie Walking Tour with Drinks/Wine

Explore Palermo on this small-group food tour. Taste authentic Argentinian cuisine and sample wine produced in the area. Take a stroll through the trendy neighborhood of Palermo. Admire the street art and architecture on the way. Stop at four different restaurants, including a Top 50 Latin America award winner. Begin the tour with a sample of vermouth, before heading to the wine tasting in what used to be one of the most iconic mansions in Palermo. Admire the scenery around you while you sip the local wine. Visit four restaurants, where you will enjoy over eight courses of Argentinian dishes. Enjoy the walks between tastings and don’t be afraid to ask your knowledgeable guide questions throughout the tour. Leave the tour with a full stomach and be satisfied that you’ve had a taste of the best food in Palermo.

Buenos Aires: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus and River Cruise

7. Buenos Aires: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus and River Cruise

You thought it was impossible to know all of Buenos Aires until the arrival of our tourist bus! Your 48-hour ticket will allow you to get on and off at the stop you prefer and tour the city at your own pace. You can enjoy an audio guide tour to discover every corner of Buenos Aires: the traditional neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, among others. The main stop is in the downtown area and along the tour you will 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. From stop 9 you can connect with the "Postcards of Buenos Aires" tour, and thus get the best views of the city by navigating the Río de la Plata. You will enjoy the combination of green spaces such as the Ecological Reserve and also the skyscrapers and different emblematic buildings that the city presents. The tour is approximately 30 minutes. As you move away from Puerto Madero, you will obtain different panoramic views both to the north and to the south and we will see the combination of architectural styles of the city, with the port activity and the green lungs. It is an ideal activity to do during or after the Hop On Hop Off.

From Buenos Aires: Magical and Mysterious Campanopolis Tour

8. From Buenos Aires: Magical and Mysterious Campanopolis Tour

Do you dare to discover a mysterious medieval village half an hour from Buenos Aires? We invite you to walk around this strange and captivating citadel, made up of 40 buildings linked by alleys, passages and secret places, located in the middle of a nature reserve, close to the Ezeiza forests. Totally built with "old and recycled materials" from auctions and demolitions, the castles contain, among other curiosities: the old iron columns of the Galerías Pacífico, the old gates of the Palermo Hippodrome, lights and clocks of the Plaza de Mayo, among others. thousands of valuable antiques. We will be amazed by the ingenuity and ability of Don Antonio Campana (its founder) to materialize this fantasy, without plans or architects... You will visit the Museum of Wood, the Iron Museum and the Caireles Museum, as well as the 12 stone houses, slag and bricks worthy of the Snow White story. Meeting point: Cerrito 570

Buenos Aires: Argentinean Barbecue, Live Music and Friends

9. Buenos Aires: Argentinean Barbecue, Live Music and Friends

Indulge in the ultimate Asado Experience in Buenos Aires and Join us for an evening of eating traditional argentine BBQ and meeting new friends. We are a group of friends with a passion for sharing the joy of Argentine "Asado." It's more than just a BBQ; it's about eating good food, making friends and creating lasting memories. Feast on our eight-course menu, grilled to perfection- meat lovers and vegetarians all welcome! Unwind with unlimited wine all evening! Sip on expertly chosen wines from local vineyards or go for non-alcoholic drinks. The sizzle of the grill is the backdrop to an evening filled with laughter, live music and good vibes. Come for the food, stay for the company, leave with friends– experience the warmth of Buenos Aires and the joy of making friends over a shared love for Asado! Book your spot now for an unforgettable taste of local culture! Friday Evening experience: Palermo,BA Rest of days: Almagro, BA Ask for private events for groups of more than 10 guests. Check our posts on IG: @ba.meatandgrill

Buenos Aires: Private Tango Lesson

10. Buenos Aires: Private Tango Lesson

You will enjoy 60 minutes at a comfortable studio with your dance instructor. The lesson is private and available for single students, couples or private groups (groups of friends, families or travel mates). During the lesson you will learn the basic steps to dance tango on the dance floor. The embrace, how to walk, the basic step, the “ocho” and more moves.  You will be strutting your stuff in the most Argentinian way possible before you know it. The professional instructor will help immerse you into the tango culture, so you will enjoy all the more this fabulous experience in tango's world capital. Lessons can take place in Palermo, Downtown, San Telmo, etc., subject to availability. Palermo is not available on Sundays and sometimes hard to confirm with 24/48 hours of anticipation. We´ll send you an email with the studio´s location after you confirm the booking.

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Katie was excellent. The tour was such a great intro to Argentinian cuisine I never would have known to try. I do not drink alcohol and was very pleased with the beverages provided. I was a solo traveler and enjoyed sharing a meal with other travelers. Well worth the money!

The lesson was fantastic! We both felt like we learned a lot in 1 hour (both of us had no previous experience) thanks to our teacher, who had a great way of teaching the basics and made us feel super comfortable.

Great tour, great guide. Transportation was excellent. Worth the $ to do this as a prequel to learn about Buenos Aires!!

Excellent tour. I highly recommend Sophia, she is very kind and very passionate. Loved it.

It was brilliant. We both really enjoyed it. Urman was an excellent guide.