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Buenos Aires Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Terminal de Cruceros Quinquela Martin
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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plaza de Mayo
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teatro Colon
Next, head to Teatro Colón (Colon Theatre), a stunning opera house built between 1889 and 1908. The theatre 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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
San Telmo
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Boca
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palermo
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Recoleta
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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star-5
Excellent tour despite torrential...
reno17
, Feb 2017
Excellent tour despite torrential rain, very prompt pick up , tour guides spoke very good English . Defo recommend
star-5
Fantastic tour taking in the major...
Robert C
, Mar 2016
Fantastic tour taking in the major sights in BA. Loved the pictures you made of us in the tango and soccer stadium. Only bought the tango one but wish I had both! The tour guide was great! Should have a bigger sign at the pick up that says Viatour! We could not confirm due to no internet but it all worked out. Got the email message the day before about the time change
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We enjoyed this tour but was very...
Elaine E L
, Feb 2016
We enjoyed this tour but was very disappointed that we did not actually visit La Recoleta Cemetary. On the itinerary it says you can finish there, or in a shopping centre, or restaurant area at the new docks....but when I queried this the guide says it wasn't in the itinerary and we could either finish at the shops or restaurant area. La Recoleta was one of the places we really wanted to visit, and that's what we expected on this tour. As we were sailing on our cruise later that afternoon, we didn't have time to go ourselves to see it!
star-1
Just returned from our 4 week trip...
Karen K
, Jan 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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The ship was late 2 1/2 hrs in...
Terry M
, Jan 2016
The ship was late 2 1/2 hrs in letting us off and we missed the tour. Had to hire a taxi to take us around
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Absolute would never use them and...
Jacquelyn K
, Jun 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
star-4
Good overview of Buenos Aires but would...
Mona W
, Feb 2015
Good overview of Buenos Aires but would have liked more "photo" stops.
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The pick up was 45 minutes late...
David P
, Feb 2015
The pick up was 45 minutes late dispite three telephone calls. The trip was ok around the city.
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The guide just told us "that is...
Bill
, Jan 2015
The guide just told us "that is this" and that is that", "we're stopping here" and "We'll meet back on the bus at ____time". She didn't give much, if any, historical and cultural information regarding what we were seeing.
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While BA is a beautiful city, our...
Bonnie C
, Jan 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!!

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