Guided tour

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

4.1 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Grupo Summa

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Activity provider: Grupo Summa

From US$ 29 per person

Enjoy a city tour through Buenos Aires. Visit the most famous neighborhoods like Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta. Opt for a 25-min. boat tour to enjoy different views of the city from the Río de la Plata

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You can be picked up at hotels or apartments in Retiro, Recoleta, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Balvanera Please, verify the exact pickup time with the local partner; be ready for pickup 10 minutes before your pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Buenos Aires
  • See some of the most important points of interest from the van such as the Colon Theater and the Obelisk
  • Experience the past and present of Buenos Aires
  • Visit unique neighborhoods and admire the architecture
Full description
After pickup from your hotel or the meeting point, begin with a walk through the history of Buenos Aires. Discover the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo, and Recoleta, where you can see large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions emblematic of the splendor of Buenos Aires' high society of the early 20th century. Continuing towards the center of the city, pass by the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue and the Colon Theater and the Obelisk. You will then reach the Plaza de Mayo, where the city was founded in 1580. Stop for 20 minutes to see the Government House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continuing towards the south of the city, you will visit the suburbs, where you can breathe the air of tango in its birthplace: San Telmo. Visit the neighborhood of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located, La Bombonera, home of Club Atlético Boca Juniors. Enjoy a 15-minute stop. In the neighborhood of La Boca you can also admire the colorful houses known as "conventillos", homes to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, and also the picturesque street Caminitom, where you will have 20 minutes to take in the colors and Bohemian spirit. To finish the tour, visit the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, completely restored since 1990 and featuring one of the most varied gastronomic areas of Buenos Aires. At the end of tour, you can stay in Puerto Madero or be dropped off at select destinations in downtown Buenos Aires. If the option is chosen, at the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at Madero Port to experience a short boat tour with incredible panoramic views of Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata. See a plethora of green spaces from the river including the Ecological Reserve, as well as iconic skyscrapers and different buildings. Head to the observation deck and take in the breathtaking views. Snap some photos of the Buenos Aires skyline. The ride will take about 25 minutes, and the boat's loudspeaker guide will help you identify all of the landmarks from the water.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup in Downtown or Palermo, depending on the option selected
  • Meeting point pickup near Galerías Pacífico, if option selected
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking tour guide
  • 25-minute boat tour with loudspeaker guide in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, if option selected
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Non-folding wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Pickup from private apartments is not available; if you are staying in an apartment, please choose the meeting point option
  • Unfortunately, this tour can only transport wheelchairs that are foldable/collapsible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Waited 50 minutes to be picked up - there were also tourists who had booked with other operators and didn't have to wait that long. Course of the tour as described, the guide made an effort. However, there was more information in Spanish than in English. The duration was given as 4 hours, but we only got to the port after exactly 5 hours. That's why I gave up the harbor tour because I didn't expect a 6-hour activity and had other plans for the afternoon. A visit to the Mafalda shop with a half-hour queue to take photos with the statue would not have been necessary...

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December 28, 2022

Very interesting tour in a van with small group. Very good explanations from the guide. Disembark and stop briefly in several places. Those who are good on foot can save themselves the hop-on tour later

October 7, 2022

September 11, 2022

Product ID: 311008