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Plaza de Mayo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

1. Buenos Aires Private Half-Day City Tour

Take a tour of Buenos Aires on an itinerary tailored exclusively for you. Design your own itinerary with suggestions from your private guide. Start with a visit to Plaza de Mayo and see the famous Casa Rosada, the executive office of the President of Argentina. Then, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral to admire the main Catholic church of Buenos Aires overlooking Plaza de Mayo. Head to the beautifully-preserved neighborhood of San Telmo, before going to the port district of La Boca to see where the first Italian immigrants settled. Admire the colorful buildings on the street museum of the "Caminito." Next, visit the exclusive area of La Recoleta (time permitting) and go to the cemetery where some of the most wealthy and historic Argentineans are buried. Benefit from some free time to make stops or enjoy lunch throughout the day. Whether you want to see a little of everything or spend more time at a few locations, your guide will organize a tour to ensure you get what you want. At the end, they will take you back to your accommodation or any other location in the city, depending on your own requirements.

Buenos Aires: Night Tour with Dinner & Show in Tango Porteño

2. Buenos Aires: Night Tour with Dinner & Show in Tango Porteño

The perfect tour to get to know the Buenos Aires night. The lights of the city will take us to discover the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and its impressive monuments. We will begin our tour a few meters from the Obelisco. We will continue the walk along Avenida de Mayo and the renowned Corrientes Avenue, the "street that never sleeps", with its famous bars and theaters. We will visit the area off Plaza de Mayo, El Cabildo, La Casa Rosada and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Later, Puerto Madero will welcome us with its dams, its distinguished gastronomy and the imposing Puente de la Mujer. We will continue through the northern part of the city: Recoleta and Palermo are the symbols of the Buenos Aires aristocracy. We will end our tour at Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world, where we can find numerous places of interest such as the Teatro Colón. Dinner show at Tango Porteño: Just a few steps from the Obelisk, Tango Porteño recreates the golden age of Tango. It proposes a journey back in time through those glorious '40s in Buenos Aires when tango was breathed and enjoyed in every corner of the city. The scenographic display and the meticulousness of the costumes create the unbeatable framework to transport us back in time and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

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 France square. here is the Recoleta cementery 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.

North or South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

4. 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. 

Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

5. Bueno Aires: City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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.

Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

6. Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

In a group of no more than 6 people and the expertise of a local guide, get to know the lively city of Buenon Aires by bike. From the convenient meeting point, travel the urban terrain on a bike with gears and suspension for a comfortable ride. Take in the best historical sights and most notable areas of the sprawling city. The tour will visit the Plaza de Mayo, the most important historical site in Buenos Aries. From there venture onward to the newest area in the city, Puerto Madero. Cycle down to the old riverside at Costanera Sur and stop by La Boca where old traditions are very much alive. See the Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium, the open-door Calle Museo Caminito museum, and the beautiful grounds of Lezama Park.   Along the way, there will be time to experience a traditional mate tasting. Enjoy the national drink of Argentina — an infused caffeine drink originating from South America — in the company of locals. Spend around 30 minutes talking about the mate tradition and other topics, of course. This is an important part of social culture in Argentina, so feel free to ask questions and the friendly guide will share their local point of view. There is an additional option to enjoy a delicious sandwich at a traditional food truck and where you can feel like a real "porteño".

Buenos Aires: City Card with Tours, Transfers, & Activities

7. Buenos Aires: City Card with Tours, Transfers, & Activities

Save time, money and efforts, with your pass. Forget to stay looking for prices and reservations. Access to the best activities and tours in the city. Discounts on tours, walks, activities and attractions. With this pass you get access to the following activities: Private Transfer in from EZE Airport or AEP to the central hotel. This transportation will be by private driver car or van, depends on the number of the passengers. 3 hours Guided Citytour around Buenos Aires with transfers included from your hotel or Hop on Hop off Tourist Bus around the city with audio and different stops in the city highlights. During this guided tour you will be visit Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, Cathedral Buenos Aires, Government Pink House, Corrientes Avenue, La Boca & Caminito, Recoleta, Floralis Generica, Palermo and its Lake, Congreso, University of Law and more. Guided Delta del Tigre tour with transfers from your hotel and navigation in Catamaran into Tigre river. 50 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, we find an unusual landscape surrounded by greenery, groves, rivers and canals that flow, fork and connect different islands. Surrounded by greenery and trees, whose branches caress the river, boats come and go. We are in the Delta of the Tigre River, an ideal place for a day trip. You can visit the famous fruit market, located in the centre of the city of Tigre, which brings together different craft shops, food products, decorative objects made of wood and its derivatives. Then you will visit the Paseo Victorica, which is a path on the waterfront along the river, where you will find craft shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Old buildings and nautical and rowing clubs. Another great place to visit is the Museum of Tigre, which exhibits important collections of Argentinean art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as travelling exhibitions. In the works we can observe types and customs of our country and of the communities that forged Argentina. The tour includes the inevitable walk through the Delta of the Parana River, an ecological paradise where human activity develops in harmony with nature. We will be able to observe the typical houses built on wooden piles to avoid the advance of the river, the docks used to welcome the strangers, the selling boats, the song of the birds, with their distinctive sounds. Tango Show Catulo Castillo, a live spectacle tango show with live orchestra and professional tango dancers. Or one of the walking tours around the beautiful Buenos Aires. You can choose La Boca and Caminito Tour, Plaza de Mayo and its historical centre. Private Guided walking tours in the City, discovering amazing places,its secrets and more. You can organize your agenda, and enjoy the best places and activities in Buenos Aires city, history, stoyr and more. Bairespass its the best option to enjoy and visit Buenos Aires like a local.

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

8. 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 (Ticket included) 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.

Buenos Aires: Sightseeing by Night Double Decker Bus Tour

9. Buenos Aires: Sightseeing by Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Admire the city lights of Buenos Aires with this nighttime bus tour. Relax aboard a spacious and airconditioned bus and stay connected while you ride with the onboard WIFI. Listen to facinating commentary on the sights you see.  Hop aboard the bus and settle in. Choose from sitting on the open top or sit below in the covered, climate-controlled seating area. Drive down Avenida de Mayo and the bustling Corrientes Avenue.  See the foundational site of Buenos Aires at Plaza de Mayo. Admire the Baroque architecture of the El Cabildo museum and the Italianate–Eclectic style of the Casa Rosada federal building.  See dams, charming resturants, and imposing Puente de la Mujer as you make your way through the Puerto Madero district. Head north and take in the mansions in the Recoleta and Palermo area. End your tour on Avenida 9 de Julio where you can see the Teatro Colón. 

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What people are saying about Plaza de Mayo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 988 reviews

This ride is a great way to get acquainted with Buenos Aires. It has many miles of bike lanes making it safe to tour the city. Samuel was my tour guide who is very knowledgeable even though he is not from Argentina. I highly recommend taking this informative tour.

Sam was just fantastic! It was the best 4 hours I’ve spent! I learned so much about Argentina and it’s monuments that reflect this amazing country. Don’t hesitate just book this tour. The city is mainly flat so getting around on a bike is pretty darn easy!

We did our tour on Sunday, which worked out well. Traffic was easy and we got a chance to see hoe the Buenos Aires people enjoy life in the city together. Our tour guide Franciscus did a super nice job showing us very unique places in the city.

I can absolutely recommend the tour! Marciella showed me a lot and told me about the history of Argentina. Just great! This is how a tour should be. Thanks!

I really liked the tour with Alexei and Patrick. Learned a lot of interesting things.