Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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Overview

While in port in Buenos Aires, hit the city's top attractions on this 3-hour shore excursion. Hop off the comfortable coach for photo stops as you learn about city highlights from your knowledgeable guide. You'll drive through neighborhoods like Recoleta, La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo and see landmarks such as Teatro Coln, Casa Rosada, Obelisco de Buenos Aires and more!

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local

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After your cruise ship docks in Buenos Aires, relax on a shore excursion with an informative coach tour. As you listen to commentary from your knowledgeable guide, enjoy the drive through the most interesting neighborhoods.

Stop at Plaza de Mayo, the political center of the city, to admire Casa Rosada, where the Argentine president holds office. Photograph the pink exterior of the impressive building before you see more sights in the square, including the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Next, head to Teatro Colón, a stunning opera house built between 1889 and 1908. The theater stands near Plaza de la República, a square on Avenida 9 de Julio where you can see the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires), a 1936 monument to honor the foundation of the city.

Then drive through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero on your way to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, known for its well-preserved colonial architecture. See its many attractions, including Dorrego Square, where you should keep your eyes open for spontaneous tango performances -- San Telmo is the center of tango in Buenos Aires. If your tour occurs on a Sunday, you'll visit San Telmo's weekly antiques market.

Continue to 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 a major attraction for the brightly painted buildings on the Caminito, the neighborhood's main (pedestrianized) drag where you'll hop off the coach to go for a stroll and see local artists selling their work.

Back on your coach, head to one of the city's largest districts, Palermo, where you'll drive through Palermo Woods. The city's largest park, Palermo Woods is home to many attractions, including the Buenos Aires Zoo, Plaza Italia and Galileo Galilei Planetarium.

Finally, arrive in Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city, with its renowned Recoleta Cemetery (where Eva Peron is interred), elegant shops and open-air cafes. After the tour, you'll make your own way back to the Buenos Aires cruise port.
This excursion concludes within a 15-minute taxi ride to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Buenos Aires. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Inclusions for Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Port pickup

Exclusions for Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Port drop-off (Tour concludes within a 15-minute taxi ride to the cruise port)
  • Taxi fares back to cruise port
  • This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: Tour operator does not have the capacity to look after customers with luggage

Note: You will need to take a taxi ride back to the port which is not included in the price of the tour

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Excellent tour despite torrential rain, very prompt pick up , tour guides spoke very good English .
    Defo recommend

  • Tour was interesting and guide was informative.

  • Fantastic tour taking in the major sights in BA. Loved the pictures you made of us in the tango and soccer stadium. Only bought the tango one but wish I had both! The tour guide was great! Should have a bigger sign at the pick up that says Viatour! We could not confirm due to no internet but it all worked out. Got the email message the day before about the time change

  • We enjoyed this tour but was very disappointed that we did not actually visit La Recoleta Cemetary. On the itinerary it says you can finish there, or in a shopping centre, or restaurant area at the new docks....but when I queried this the guide says it wasn't in the itinerary and we could either finish at the shops or restaurant area. La Recoleta was one of the places we really wanted to visit, and that's what we expected on this tour. As we were sailing on our cruise later that afternoon, we didn't have time to go ourselves to see it!

  • Just returned from our 4 week trip to South America and I must say this was the worst tour of out trip.
    The tour director was so impersonal. She didn't even say hello when we boarded the bus.Absolutely no personality. I was so glad my husband and I went to see Recoleta Cemetary the day before the tour because we drove by on this tour so fast I never even caught a glimpse of it. The two stops we made were not interesting. Many people were confused about our trip back to the trip, and even though I knew we were suppose to find our own way back, it was still a shock to many of the older people who are use to getting a lift back to the ship .

  • The ship was late 2 1/2 hrs in letting us off and we missed the tour. Had to hire a taxi to take us around

  • Absolute would never use them and would not advise anybody else to use them the reason being they never even turned up we waited for around 30 minutes after the scheduled pickup time and no show we were disgusted so we lost our money and had to get the hop on hop off which was very good

  • Good overview of Buenos Aires but would have liked more "photo" stops.

  • The pick up was 45 minutes late dispite three telephone calls. The trip was ok around the city.

  • While BA is a beautiful city, our Tangol tour was conducted in three languages. The guide indicated that was the way they always did it even though we had bought the "English" tour. We didn't understand most of what she said and also spent most of the time in the least desirable areas. Horrible!!

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