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this is a three for one so it was good. we actually booked two city tours and only ended up doing one. the city sightseeing tour is what you could google on tripadvisor or online, there were 3-4 touristy areas to visit and we were part of a very small group so that was nice. the tango show with dinner was lovely, food not so much, but we were sitting right up front towards the middle even though we were picked up late. The river cruise was decent, something different, and something on the water. Passed by chinatown which was interesting for where it was. overall, rated better than the madero tango show.
The show was incredible, musicians and dancers are amazing. I really love to go to the Viejo Almacén and appreciate Tango. I loved it!!!
1. The city tour was just okay. It picked us up late - over an hour later than the time we were told. It was quite hard to understand the tour guide as the microphone was very crackly, and the tour was in Spanish, Portuguese and English. We got to leave the bus at two points - 20 mins at Plaza Libertad, and 40 mins at Caminito in La Boca. I'd recommend not bothering with the city tour, and doing a walking tour elsewhere. At the end we were dropped off at one of three spots - not at the hotel! This was a bit annoying.
2. The Tango show picked us up on time. The food was okay, the service at Tango Porteno was very very good, and the show entertaining, although there was singing which was completely in Spanish. An enjoyable night. We were dropped off at the same place we had been picked up from.
3. Tigre Delta river cruise - this was the best of the three parts of this deal. We were again picked up from the hotel over an hour later than told, but our guide, Laura, was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and her English was clear. The trip included a stop at the church at San Isidro, and then onwards to Tigre. Very cute houses and interesting background. I'd recommend this as a day trip. Again, they didn't return us to our pickup point, but Laura was helpful in finding a location to drop us off close to where we wanted to go.
Second time we have done this show, this time we treated ourselves to the dinner as well. Show was better than remembered and completely new. Excellent dancers and soulful singers gave a dynamic view of Tango. Food was unexpectedly rather good and the free flowing wine and bottled water made it good value for money. Would highly recommend. The only downside is the transport - pick up coach arrived at the last minute and disappeared before we were ready to leave.
Doing what: Piazzolla Tango Show and Dinner in Buenos Aires
They picked us up at our hotel when they told us they would, right on time!! The boat tour was GREAT!! Then they brought us back to a meeting place where we had to wait about 45 minutes for the city tour. Again, that was GREAT!! Then they brought us back to our hotel so we could rest awhile and then picked us up right when they told us they would and a short ride later we were at the Tango Show. That was more than GREAT, it was OUTSTANDING!!! The steak was one of the best I have ever had, they had their own blend of three wines at was soooo good and unlimited, the service was amazing, and then it was show time. NOT a boring show. It went by so fast! Overall, it was a WONDERFUL day!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would do this one again. Oh yea, really pleasant host on the buses.
A challenging day but well worth it. A good city tour and excellent tango show with great food. The Tigre delta trip revealed another side to BA but we could have done without the stop at the empty San Isidro centre- very past its best! Good value.
Good tango show if a bit touristy. The day tour covered many of the areas we wished to visit and Tigre was relaxing and fun.
The Tango Dinner Show was one of the highlights of our vacation. The dancing, costumes, and music really conveyed the flavor of Buenos Aires. The City Sightseeing Tour was very informative and gave us a great glimpse of the city. We were very disappointed in the communication with the local company. We had traveled for 24 hours and arrived late in the day at the hotel. The tour was scheduled for the next day. Although we had emailed them 3 times prior to our departure and the hotel tried to contact them, we still did not know the time that the tour began. The website listed 9:00 AM so we woke up early and were ready. When they did not show up, the hotel once again tried to contact them and they finally called to confirm our tour at 2:00 pm. My advice is to take the tours, but schedule them for later in your visit to allow time to contact the local company.
City tour was OK. Had a lot of problems with traffic around the cruise ship terminal. The tango show and dinner was brilliant.
The first half was rather poor- pre-recorded narrative during river cruise, little explanation of what we saw. The city tour was nice but drop offs were at select shopping areas and not at interesting sites. Tango show was excellent!
Alan T Australia
We assumed as we had booked for the Tigre Delta and City Sight seeing tours with an English speaking guide the tour was going to be conducted in ENGLISH only. This was NOT the case as the tour guide lady had to speak in Spanish and Portuguese to other people on the tour with us. More Q and A's were being done in the languages we didn't understand. So we missed out on more than 2/3 of the time we could have been finding out other interesting things about BA.
As for the evening Tango Show with Dinner. We were REALLY DISAPPOINTED with the SERVICE. Even though we were told by the tour guide lady from the morning tours we should be ready from 8:30pm to get picked up, we were ready and waiting from about 8:15pm in the Sofitel Hotel lobby. BUT 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 pm came and went and still no one came to pick us up. NO ONE SHOWED UP!!!!! All the other people going to Tango shows had all been picked up before 9:00pm and had ALL gone. We were the ONLY couple still waiting. We were left STRANDED, HUNGRY, DESPERATE and STRESSED OUT. In desperation we asked the Sofitel hotel staff to try and ring the different numbers provided to us in the Viator Confirmation Voucher. NONE of the numbers given to us was actually manned or answered by anyone at the times the hotel staff called. The emergency number went through to a voice mail service and the Sofitel staff left multiple messages and no one called them back. But ONLY due to the help of the Scenic Representative, hotel staff and their negotiating skills with the Café people, we were lucky to get to the Café a LITTLE AFTER 10pm. Most people had finished their meals already when we were shown to our table. We got fed BUT we had our mail meal and dessert in the dark as the show had started by then. We saw the show but with NO THANKS due to the people who were supposed to pick up and taken us to the Café for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.
Poor communication, pick up information was difficult to get, hard to reach agency.The tango show venue was closed the scheduled day. I would not recommend Viator.
The good news was the Tango Dinner Show. Our driver picked us up on time and took us to Tango Porteno. The theater was a beautiful old theater and the show was wonderful! From the time you sat down until you left, the wine glass was never empty and the food was very good. We would recommend that Tango Dinner Show to anyone.
The bad news was the City Sightseeing Tour. We had a tour bus pick us up, late, at our hotel but it wasn't our tour bus. That tour guide told us that they would take us to our tour guide. We were dropped of somewhere in the city and told to walk a couple of blocks straight ahead and that we would find our tour bus and driver at a certain hotel. My husband and I walked in the direction we were told and there was no hotel to be found. We did not speak Spanish and couldn't find anyone who spoke English. Time was ticking by and panic was setting in before we found someone who spoke some English. We were told that she thought the hotel was 6 blocks in the other direction! My husband and I ran in that direction hoping that, by that time, the bus had not left. When we found the tour bus and guide we told him that we were dropped off and sent in the wrong direction. His flippant reply was, mistake not I'm sorry or anything close to that. The City Sightseeing Tour was mostly drive bys. We believe that we could have had a better look at the city and it would have been cheaper to do the Hop on Hop Off bus. I would NOT recommend the City Sightseeing Tour at all. Very disappointing.
Grayline does a bang up job with this tour ! The guide was very informative and you can learn much about the city from the city sightseeing.
Café dos Angelitos was established in 1890 as a popular tango showplace. You will totally enjoy the dining experience along with one of the best Tango shows in B.A.
Good narrated overview of the cities' different areas. You learn a little about each spot so you can decide where you want to come back to. The Tango show was very entertaining and we enjoyed the meal. All transportation was on time and drivers very courteous. Enjoyed this very much.
Freda J United Kingdom
Good tour. A couple of extra photo stops would have been good. Tango show was great with decent food choices. Tigre Delta was interesting though quite short. A lot to take in for a 1 day trip. However a good insight into Buenos Aires and an idea of places to visit for longer on another day.
cordial hosts warm friendly welcome
the tango dancers only danced like four sets four dances..... we had a great time but wish there had been more tango dancing by the dancers otherwise we had a great time
Despite many of the reviews of GrayLine Argentina, our experience was fairly positive with this tour. We booked through Viator, not knowing it was operated by GrayLine until after confirmation. The day tour picked us up from our hotel. We were told to be in the lobby by 8:15am but were picked up at 9:30am so a little delayed there. The tour was around 3 hours and took in the highlights around the city. Had some walking time in La Boca and a few stops elsewhere to take pictures. A little more time in La Boca would have been nice as plenty to see and do but we were happy to have stopped there. The guide was very informative and friendly. The included Tango show and dinner at Café de los Angelitos was way better than we expected from the reviews we had read! There were many complaints about the food at the show but we were very happy with what we had steak and plenty of wine to go around! The show itself was fantastic and very entertaining! We did save money by booking this tour as a package so if you want an authentic Argentina experience then we recommend, maybe just need to revisit some of the sites you see on the day tour later to spend more time!
A wonderful day tour with Elba and the steak and tango show at Café de los Angelitos was superb ! Everything was much better than I expected.
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