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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
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 Colón, Casa Rosada, Obelisco de Buenos Aires and more!

Highlights

  • 3-hour shore excursion of Buenos Aires by coach
  • Visit the popular neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, including San Telmo, Palermo, Retiro and La Boca
  • Enjoy city highlights such as Recoleta Cemetery, Plaza de Mayo, Dorrego Square and Palermo Woods
  • Stroll through La Boca and admire the colorful houses and artwork
  • Learn from a local guide about the city's history and culture
  • Port pickup included

What You Can Expect

Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Colorful Neighborhood of La Boca

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

All was good, but one suggestion: to make more stops for photos - let them (stops) be even very short. We have seen lots of fine parks and other places worth of making pictures of them, but bus was going further and we were bound to head-swinging (look on left - look on right - look on left... and so on). Tried making pictures through the bus' window - but not always had time...

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Tour was great and gave an excellent overview of the city. Guide was very knowledgeable. I was happy that my first experience booking with Viator was a pleasant one with no problems

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