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Private Tour

Full-day Introduction to Buenos Aires

The soul of Argentina’s capital laid bare in a full-day tour.
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Things to know

Duration:

6 hrs

Suitable for:

Chinese, Couples, Cruise Passengers, Family, Friends, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets required

Type of tour:

Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Other inclusions:

Meeting points: Outside Bolivar Metro Station

What makes this tour special

·      Experience Argentina’s history in the Plaza de Mayo by the Casa Rosada
·      Go into the ruins of the old fort at the Museo del Bicentenario
·      Drive along the Avienda Rivadavia to the Congreso de la Nacion Argentino
·      Stop at the Plaza San Martin and see both the General San Martin Monument and the Monumento a los Caidos en Malvinas
·        Walk along the streets of the dead in the Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires is a special place; a small piece of Europe in South America that is imbued with Latin charm. It holds a special place in Argentina’s history and cultural scene which can intimidate the first-time visitor. A superb guide makes this all fall away, so join us as we provide a panoramic view of the grandiose eccentricity that is Buenos Aires.   
Historic Heart

The Plaza de Mayo has a special place in Argentina’s consciousness. In the centre of the colonial city, it has been at the forefront of Argentine politics since the 16th century. Starting by the Cabildo, your personal guide will take you back in time for a taste of the revolutionary sentiment in the air when it was the focus point of the May Revolution in 1810. Walking through the square to the oldest political monument in Argentina, the Pyramide de Mayo, you will hear the stories of the surrounding buildings; from the strangely classical Catedral Metropolitana to the base of Argentina’s intelligence services. 

The jewel of the square though is most definitely the Casa Rosada. This pink presidential mansion has been the scene of many famous moments in Argentina’s history, not least Eva Peron’s addressing the “shirtless”; an event featured in the film on her life where she was played by Madonna. Going beneath the building, you will step into the ruins of the old colonial fort that once stood in the Casa Rosada’s place. Covered with presidential memorabilia, the Museo del Bicentenario is a great place to see interesting archaeological finds from throughout Argentina’s history. 

A Cultural Centre

Prepare for a ride with your personal driver along the Avienda Rivadavia. This key artery of the city has existed since the 19th century and is a superb place to witness Buenos Aires’ own unique version of chic. There is even a chance to experience Argentine café culture at its finest at the Café Tortoni. This unique establishment feels like a little piece of Paris in Buenos Aires and has been a great place to unwind since it was founded in 1858.

At the end of the route along the Avienda Rivadavia, you can stop for a walk outside the Congreso de la Nacion Argentino. This grand building, with a distinctive dome, has been the base of Argentine lawmakers since the early twentieth century and your guide will be able to show you the building’s artistic allegories. You will also be able to see some important artwork – including an original casting of Rodin’s The Thinker – in the Congressional Plaza just outside the building. Popping back into your car, there will be the opportunity to see the Teatro Colon; a majestic building which has played a central role in Argentine cultural life for over a century. 

City of Memory

Going to the Plaza San Martin, you will be visiting the site of a crucial battle in Argentina’s history; where the British General Whitelocke surrendered to the colonial forces in 1807, leaving the park with the nickname “Field of Glory”. Since then, it has only grown as a national site for Argentinians, and an excellent place to observe its very nuanced relationship with Britain. The location of the main memorial to the 1982 conflict, it also has a grand monument to Founding Father José San Martin and the Torre Monumental; a red-brick tower that locals still call the Torre de los Ingleses. 

Going for another drive in your private car, you will be able to see the famous Cementario de la Recoleta at sunset. This vast and brooding necropolis, a haven for the city’s wild cats, holds tombs with many interesting stories. Hear your guide speak of them, from Luis Vernet – Governor of the ill-fated Puerto Luis colony – and Rufina Cambaceres, who was reportedly buried alive in 1902.   

What you'll see

Café Tortoni
An 1858 establishment that is the epitome of Argentinian café culture.
Cementerio de la Recoleta
A huge necropolis with narrow lanes and over 6,400 tombs
Congreso de la Nacion Argentino
The building where the Argentinian Congress is based
Monumento al General San Martin
A large statue honouring a very important Argentine founding father.
Monumento a Caidos de Malvinas
A touching memorial to the Argentine servicemen who died in the 1982 conflict.
Museo del Bicentenario
An underground museum covering Argentina’s history.
Plaza de Mayo
The symbolic centre of both Buenos Aires and Argentina
Plaza San Martin
Historic park surrounded by belle epoque buildings from Buenos Aires’ glory days.
Teatro Colón
An architectural icon of Buenos Aires, this concert hall can accommodate up to 3000 people.
Torre Monumental
Red-brick tower that is a symbol of the relationship between Argentina and the United Kingdom

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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