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San Telmo Tours

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San Telmo
The central barrio of San Telmo is one of Buenos Aires’ tango haunts. Formerly an upmarket residential area, the area’s “old mansions and faded glory” vibe set the perfect scene for the artists and musicians who now call this enclave home. The streets here are picturesquely cobbled, and the fascinating little shops are well worth a browse.
 
The Basics
As one of Buenos Aires’ most colorful and quirky neighborhoods, San Telmo features on just about every sightseeing tour, along with La Boca, the Obelisk, La Bombonera soccer stadium, Plaza de Mayo, and Puerto Madero.
 
San Telmo is also one of the best places in town for dinner and a tango show. For something more casual, stop at one of the cafes surrounding Plaza Dorrego to take in the sights and sounds, including a possible impromptu tango performance right on the street.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • San Telmo is a must-visit for tango lovers, shoppers, and all first-time visitors.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Remember to bring cash if you plan to shop at the antiques market.
  • Dinner and tango show tours in San Telmo typically last about four hours and often include hotel pickup and drop-off.
 
How to Get There
San Telmo is six blocks south of Plaza de Mayo and a few streets north of La Boca. The closest metro stations are Independencia and San Juan, a few streets to the west near Avenue 9 de Julio.
 
When to Get There
If possible, try to visit San Telmo on a Sunday when the Plaza Dorrego antiques market is in full swing and tango buskers are performing for onlookers. The neighborhood has a completely different vibe after dark, so it’s a good idea to plan a couple of visits.
 
Attractions in San Telmo
While San Telmo is all about soaking up the atmosphere, there are a couple of noteworthy attractions in the neighborhood as well. History buffs shouldn’t miss the National History Museum (Museo Histórico Nacional) that tells the story of Argentina’s independence. The neighborhood is also home to an 18th-century convent, Santo Domingo convent (Convento de Santo Domingo), where Manuel Belgrano, a hero of the independence movement, is entombed.
Address: Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires 1064, Argentina
Admission: Free
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Group City Tour + tickets for Colon Theatre guided tour

Group City Tour + tickets for Colon Theatre guided tour

A 3-hour seat in bus city tour, tour to enjoy the best of Buenos Aires . And a 50 minute guided visit to Teatro Colon
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 69.00
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Group City Tour + tickets for guided tour in Colon Theatre + Dinner Tango Show

Group City Tour + tickets for guided tour in Colon Theatre + Dinner Tango Show

A 3-hour seat in bus city tour, tour to enjoy the best of Buenos Aires . A 50-minute guided visit to Teatro Colon Evening Dinner Tango Show in La Ventana
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 169.00
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Parrilla Tour San Telmo

Parrilla Tour San Telmo

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This culinary walking tour will take you to authentic "hole in the wall" eateries in one of Buenos Aires' most colorful districts. Your expert guide will order a variety of different local dishes such as empanadas, chori-pan, provoleta and different cuts of meat. You will have an insider's guide on how to order and how to eat like a local.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 85.00
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Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

Small-Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Squeeze all of Buenos Aires’ most visited sights into one small-group city tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Admire the iconic Casa Rosada presidential palace on Plaza de Mayo and stroll down the grand Avenida de Mayo, then explore the cobblestone streets of historic San Telmo, the birthplace of the tango. Head to La Boca to snap photos of the brightly painted houses along Caminito street, then explore the buzzing port of Puerto Madero and pay a visit to the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, home to Evita’s grave.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 29.00
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Custom Buenos Aires City Tour

Custom Buenos Aires City Tour

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Relish the freedom of exploring Buenos Aires according to your own itinerary on a full-day private, custom tour of the Argentinian capital. Allow a private guide to customize an itinerary according to your interests and visit only the sights you wish to see. Opt to absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Plaza de Mayo, admire the ornate mausoleums of Recoleta Cemetery, or marvel at the vibrant facades of La Boca’s residences. On this private, custom tour, receive undivided attention from your guide and take full control of your sightseeing itinerary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 142.75
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Shore Excursion: Buenos Aires PREMIUM Half Day City Tour

Shore Excursion: Buenos Aires PREMIUM Half Day City Tour

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A large and bustling city, Buenos Aires is a lot to take in. Visit the city’s highlights without the overwhelm on this half-day guided sightseeing tour. Ride between sights such as Plaza de Mayo and the Bombonera soccer stadium the in the comfort of a private vehicle and with the benefit of a guide, stopping to walk around three key locations. Upgrade to include a 3-course lunch or 5-stop extended tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 60.00
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Buenos Aires Craft Beer Walk in San Telmo

Buenos Aires Craft Beer Walk in San Telmo

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Visit 4 craft breweries and sample 8 beers during this walking tour of Buenos Aires' local breweries. Follow your local, beer-loving guide through the historic, picturesque San Telmo neighborhood to discover a collection of local microbreweries. Learn how the local economy influenced the rise of this local producers, how beer is sometimes used a political tool, and how Argentine beer influenced beer around the world. Snack on traditional favorites as you go. All tastings and snacks are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 96.00
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

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Hit all of Buenos Aires' must-see sights and experiences in one Super Saver that includes a city sightseeing tour and an evening among passionate Argentine tango dancers. A comfortable coach ride will ferry you through the city's notable neighborhoods, including trendy Palermo, tony Recoleta and historic San Telmo. When evening falls, choose from of two of Buenos Aires' most famous tango spots, Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño for dinner and a show.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 80.99
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Enjoy a Super Saver full-day tour of all the highlights of vibrant Buenos Aires. Begin the morning with a restful boat ride in the Tigre Delta that lets you see a different view of Argentina. Then transfer to a coach to spend the afternoon hitting all of Buenos Aires' important attractions in neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. End your marathon day with a delicious dinner and sensual tango show at one of two local haunts, Tango Porteño or Café de los Angelitos.
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  • 12 hours
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US$ 119.99
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Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

Buenos Aires Walking City Tour

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Discover the many faces of Buenos Aires on this comprehensive city walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll down the grand 9 de Julio Avenue, admire the landmark Obelisk and Palacio de Tribunales, and visit the bustling Plaza de Mayo, home to the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral. Explore the tango venues and lively street market of San Telmo, the modern Puerto Madero district, and La Boca, famous for its football stadium and colorfully painted houses, then tour the grandiose Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron (Evita).
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  • 6 hours
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US$ 17.95
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Premium City Tour of Buenos Aires

Premium City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Discover all the different sides to Buenos Aires on one 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. See the grand presidential buildings of Plaza de Mayo, the modern waterfront of Puerto Madero and the cobblestone alleyways of San Telmo. This tour also includes a visit to La Boca neighborhood. Visit the tomb of Argentina’s beloved first lady, Evita, in Recoleta Cemetery, and admire the European-style mansions and parks of Palermo, the capital’s most exclusive residential area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 23.00
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Buenos Aires in a Day - All Inclusive Bike Tour

Buenos Aires in a Day - All Inclusive Bike Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience in Buenos Aires on an exploratory full-day bike tour of the Argentinian capital, led by a professional guide. Climb aboard a comfortable bicycle and embark on a leisurely tour of Buenos Aires’ historical and cultural highlights; absorb the architectural charm of the San Telmo neighborhood; admire the famous football stadium, La Bombonera; and reflect on life and death at the spectacular La Recoleta cemetery. Enjoy a delicious lunch inspired by Argentinian culinary classics on this enriching tour.  
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 85.00
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Buenos Aires San Telmo Gastronomic Tour

Buenos Aires San Telmo Gastronomic Tour

The defining flavors of the vibrant San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires come to life on this guided culinary tour. From old-school dulce de leche to Argentine wines, taste the essence of San Telmo alongside a local guide. Check out sights such as the famous San Telmo Market between bites, and then sit down to a dinner of freshly prepared meat paired with wine and dessert.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 110.00
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Private guided Walking tour San Telmo

Private guided Walking tour San Telmo

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This walking guide tour to visit one of the most of the picturesque neighborhood in the city, with a walk of the of colorful San Telmo and its market. Antiques, history, typical Argentine food and souvenirs from the colonial era and the last century. Follow us and enjoy the most varied options that are made in each place that visits. Discover this mythical and famous district Group Day tour. Observations: Minimum two pax.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
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US$ 22.99
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Buenos Aires Private City Tour

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Buenos Aires Private City Tour

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Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this 4-hour private tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, Retiro and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit Evita's tomb in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito. Round-trip transportation from Buenos Aires hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 115.20
US$ 144.00
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Private Customizable City Tour of Buenos Aires

Private Customizable City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Maximize your time in the city with a private city tour of Buenos Aires and customize your itinerary to suit your interests. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and private transport, as you visit highlights like Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery, and Puerto Madero. Alternatively, explore Buenos Aires’ vibrant neighborhoods, like La Boca, famed for its colorful houses and Boca Juniors soccer stadium, or the tango district of San Telmo, where a lively street market is held each Sunday.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 150.00
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Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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If your cruise ship docks in Buenos Aires' port for just a short time, spend it with a small group visiting the city's must-see attractions. See Retiro, Palermo, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, and other landmarks. Round-trip port transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 40.00
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Private Tour: Buenos Aires Like a Local

Private Tour: Buenos Aires Like a Local

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Escape the tourist path with this locals’ tour of Buenos Aires. Your porteño guide will share insider knowledge of the city as you explore on foot and by public transport. See the Plaza de Mayo and other major sites through the eyes of a local, as your guide points out hidden cafés, rare specialist shops, and little-known architectural details. You’ll also discover two beautiful residential areas, Recoleta and Palermo.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 71.00
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US$ 71.00
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Pope Francis Tour in Buenos Aires

Pope Francis Tour in Buenos Aires

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Visit all of the formative places that shaped Jorge Bergoglio on his way to becoming Pope Francis. During this 3-hour tour in Buenos Aires, you'll tour churches, schools and a sports club that each had an educational, religious and social influence on Pope Francis' early years. Transportation in a comfortable minivan from San Telmo is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 35.90
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Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Historical Walking Tour

Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Historical Walking Tour

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Journey from colonial times to present-day with this 3-hour walking tour of historic Buenos Aires – an ideal introduction to the capital for first-time visitors. Stand before the grand Metropolitan Cathedral on Plaza de Mayo; see the Casa Rosada, where Evita famously addressed the people from the balcony; and stroll along Calle Florida, where the historic buildings have been transformed into designer boutiques. There’s also time to explore the lively San Telmo market and see the modern riverfront district of Puerto Madero.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 53.34
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Half Day Walking Tour Discovering Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo

Half Day Walking Tour Discovering Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo

Get back in time and visit the foundation area and the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires! This historical stroll will let you learn about the origins of Buenos Aires and enjoy important spots. The itinerary is scheduled throughout: 1st Plaza de Mayo: historical sight (Visit to the City´s Cathedral). 2nd South of Buenos Aires: visit to the well-known places and to the oldest church in the city, San Ignacio. 3rd San Telmo: arrival point of the excursion, a walk along the typical streets of this antique neighborhood sightseeing constructions dating back from the XVIII and XIX century. The comic stroll and a visit to the old market and church are included. Finally, rounding up this tour; a stop at the famous Plaza Dorrego. On Sundays, you will also be able to enjoy a visit to the Flea Market (a famous antique street market) frequented by over a million tourists a year. A drink at a traditional coffee shop in San Telmo is included.
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  • 3 hours
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US$ 65.00
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Recoleta and San Telmo Markets Bike Tour

Recoleta and San Telmo Markets Bike Tour

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Pedal a bike around Buenos Aires to visit two of the city's most popular market fairs: Recoleta and San Telmo. During this 4-hour cycling tour, learn about the history of each fair and experience firsthand the reasons behind its popularity. Use of bicycle and helmet included.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 32.00
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Buenos Aires Wine Tasting in San Telmo

Buenos Aires Wine Tasting in San Telmo

Visit the historic neighborhood of San Telmo for a wine tasting during a visit to Buenos Aires. Discover three wines from Argentina during a lesson given by a sommelier at Aldo’s Wine Bar, a restaurant with a tasting room and wine shop. Taste the wines alongside local cheese, meat, and bread. Upgrades are available for a tasting that includes five wines.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 110.00
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Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (San Telmo - La Boca)

Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (San Telmo - La Boca)

Leo's BA Tours offers a personalized service. My goal is to entertain and inform the travelers, I will try to make you understand and feel the city through my personal experience, my knowledge and researchs. I've worked in Finance and Administration but I have also been a theatre actor, director and producer. I am singer, composer and image and sound designer, and with all that eclectic formation I have the chance to provide you with a wide point of view about the city. My own traveler experience will help me to understand your needs. I want to provide you not just a friendly guidance but I also want to help you with all your needs in order to make your stay entertaining, comfortable and safe. Our tours are flexible in time and venues depending on our travelers' choice.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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US$ 40.54
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Buenos Aires City Tour and Airport Transfer Combo

Buenos Aires City Tour and Airport Transfer Combo

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This tour combines the convenience of an airport transfer with guided Buenos Aires sightseeing, making it a great option for travelers who are short on time. Head to top sights like Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo in just a few hours, all with a guide and a small group of 15 people or fewer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 280.75
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Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups

Semi Private Highlights of Buenos Aires City Tour for small groups

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Cover all of Buenos Aires’ most photographed sights in just a few hours on this morning sightseeing tour. Traveling in a small-group, enjoy extra attention from your guide and a more personalized experience as you explore the city. Along the way, admire the landmark buildings of Plaza de Mayo, visit historic San Telmo and Recoleta Cemetery, and take a stroll along Caminito Street in La Boca. Upgrade to include lunch at a restaurant in Puerto Madero.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 55.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book San Telmo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Telmo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 113 San Telmo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit San Telmo 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Telmo costs USD 69.00. Guided San Telmo tours start around USD 69.00 per person. See all 113 San Telmo tickets and tours on Viator.
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