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

Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Tour Buenos Aires' top attractions via sightseeing coach on this 3-hour shore excursion. Snap photos during your tour's stops at several landmarks such as Casa Rosada, Obelisco de Buenos Aires and Teatro Colón. While your cruise ship is in port, you're driven through historical neighborhoods like Palermo, La Boca and San Telmo, learning about Buenos Aires' highlights from your local guide.

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

Enjoy this informative 3-hour coach tour that hits all the highlights of Buenos Aires. Once your ship docks at the port, meet your guide aboard your comfortable coach and settle in for a morning or afternoon of sightseeing.

Stop at Plaza de Mayo to see Casa Rosada, the office of the Argentine president; it's a perfect site for photo ops due to its rosy pink exterior. Plaza de Mayo is also home to the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Teatro Colón, the city's monumental opera house, is up next. View the Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires, both important parts of Buenos Aires' political and cultural history.

Continue your tour through several historical neighborhoods, including Puerto Madera, San Telmo and La Boca. See the points of interest that make each of these neighborhoods famous, including colonial architecture, spontaneous tango performances and bustling pedestrian walkways where you can hop off the bus and purchase local art.

Visit Palermo next, including Palermo Woods, home to the Buenos Aires Zoo and the Planetarium. End your tour in Recoleta, one of the city's toniest neighborhoods and home to the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Visit the cemetery or the nearby shops and restaurants on your own.

Conclude your excursion when you are ready with a 15-minute taxi ride (own expense) back to your ship on your own timetable. Please give yourself ample time to return to the cruise port, as this tour is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

Mikhail K

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...

Mariza A. L

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

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

Mona W

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

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

Bronwyn H

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

Moira G

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.

Candace W

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.

Bonnie C

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!!

jdshaeffer

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.

Sophia Canada

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.

Karen K

1 star rating: I do not recommend this January 2016

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 .

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