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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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!


  • 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 2015

The tour was very informative and covered most tourist highlights in the city.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

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

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

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Book this tour in the U.K. prior to departing on the Queen Victoria .We were met at the cruise terminal at 9 am the tour was very good the guide spoke perfect English
We requested a drop off in down town, and she gave me the correct addresses for the cruise terminal for our taxi return to the ship.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2013

We were met just outside the port terminal on time and led to the bus down the street. We then sat for an hour waiting for the tour to begin. It would have been better if the guide had informed us of the reason for the delay rather than just let us sit there. Several people got quite angry and when she tried to apologize, one man in particular was so rude she's started crying. One of the passengers calmed her down and we were finally able to start what turned out to be a lovely, informative tour. I suppose the only way to avoid the delay would be to have a strict departure time but seems unfair too. Our guide was very good and she handled herself well after we got started.

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

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!!

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The tour operator picked us up at the cruise terminal, however they refused to take us back to ship at the end of tour.
They said tour ended downtown, we were responsible to find our own way back to the ship. That is not what we contracted for. Very disappointed in your service.


3 star rating: Worth doing January 2014

The tour guide we have are not very good, may be 3 hours for the whole city is too short. Instead please extend this sightseeing tour in future to 4 hrs at least, and charge the price a bit higher. We didn't stop at Recoleta, just drive through, which is a prime tourist spot. Also the time at the Presidential Office as shown in this photo do not have enough time either. Would rather advise future tourists to take their Hop On and Off bus. The guide only speak to the tourist at front of coach, we want to ask questions but no chance at all, she only entertain their Spanish speaking guests.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

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

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