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Plaza San Martin Tours

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Plaza San Martin
One of Buenos Aires’ oldest public squares, Plaza San Martin is a pocket of greenery, shaded by ancient jacaranda and magnolia trees. This area bridges the gap between the central Retiro train and bus station and the lively shopping hub of Florida Avenue. 
 
The Basics
Most visitors arriving or leaving from Retiro Station pass through Plaza San Martin, and the square is a common stop on Buenos Aires sightseeing tours. A popular way to get around is by bike, and a cycling tour of North Buenos Aires will take you through the plaza en route to neighborhoods like Palermo, Recoleta, and Puerto Madero.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The park has lots of benches and shady areas, making it a popular picnic spot.
  • Look for a large selection of cafés, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on and around the square.
  • The wide walkways of San Martin are wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get to There
Plaza San Martin is located just south of the Retiro train station, at the northern end of Florida Avenue. The closest subway (subte) station is San Martin (Line C). The square is a major transport hub, with buses arriving from destinations all over Buenos Aires.
 
When to Get There
The square is busiest on summer weekends, when locals gather to picnic on the benches or sunbath in the park. The plaza is also a popular place for art exhibitions, events, sporting match screenings, and festivals, including a military parade that is held August 17 each year to mark the anniversary of the death of General San Martin.
 
A Walking Tour of Plaza San Martin
Once home to Argentina’s last remaining bullring  Plaza San Martin now hosts a number of monumental statues. There’s the Torre de Los Ingleses (English Tower), given to Argentina by the British in celebration of the 1810 revolution; the grand Monument to General Jose San Martín; and a poignant monument to those who lost their lives in the Falklands War. A number of impressive 20th-century buildings also line the square, including the luxurious Paz Palace.
Address: Plaza San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Bike Tour: Half-Day City Highlights of Buenos Aires

Bike Tour: Half-Day City Highlights of Buenos Aires

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Admire the spectacular sights of Buenos Aires on a half-day bike tour of the Argentinian capital’s architectural highlights. Beside your knowledgeable guide, cycle through vibrant neighborhoods such as La Boca and Puerto Madero, and marvel at landmarks including Casa Rosada, La Bombonera Stadium, and Plaza de Mayo. Throughout the tour, make regular stops to listen to informative commentary and gain an inside perspective of Buenos Aires from your guide. All safety equipment is included on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Highlights of BA by Bike - Part two -

Highlights of BA by Bike - Part two -

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Pedal your way around the sights on a 4-hour Buenos Aires north circuit bike tour and cycle past architectural monuments, modern landmarks and landscaped parks. Weave your way through the crowds of Avenue 9 de Julio and Avenue de Mayo, admire the French colonial buildings of Plaza San Martin, and stop for a photo by the Floralis Genérica, a futuristic flower sculpture that ‘blooms’ each day with the sunrise. Finish your tour with an optional visit to the magnificent Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of former presidents, Nobel Prize winners and Evita.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34.67
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US$34.67

Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos Aires

Half-Day Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour in Buenos Aires

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Cycle through the Recoleta and Palermo neighborhoods with a small group and guide during this half-day tour. Stop at the Evita Perón Monument, Recoleta Cemetery, and the Rose Garden. Bicycles (beach cruisers) and helmets included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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Palermo Forest and City Center Bike Tour

Palermo Forest and City Center Bike Tour

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Cycle around Buenos Aires to see the sights from the seat of your own bike. On this 4-hour sightseeing tour, follow your cycling guide from the historic neighborhood of San Telmo through the streets to the political center of Plaza de Mayo. Continue at a comfortable pace to Retiro and Plaza San Martin, making plenty of rest and photo stops. Explore Recoleta, Palermo and several of the city's bucolic parks. Use of all equipment is provided; this tour is suited for riders of all abilities.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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 Private Full Day City Tour by Iconic Buenos Aires

Private Full Day City Tour by Iconic Buenos Aires

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We are Elisabet and Bárbara. Our mission is to show you Buenos Aires and let you experience this vibrant city as a local does. You will learn about our history, culture, traditions and everything you may be interested in. This is one of the benefits of our private tour. We guide and assist you on everything you need. We have our own drivers (car, van, minibus) depending on the number of people. This means that we don´t pay attention to the traffic but we have our full attention on our customers. If we are already booked the days you require, we work with a very carefully selected group of tour guides that are included in our staff to provide you with the best service.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$224.00
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US$224.00
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Tourist bus Buenos Aires: Hop off Hop on: Ticket 24 hours via Grupo Summa

Tourist bus Buenos Aires: Hop off Hop on: Ticket 24 hours via Grupo Summa

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24 hour ticket Attention: After your purchase YOU WILL RECEIVE A NEW E-MAIL WITH THE ELECTRONIC TICKET (QR) TO PRESENT ON THE BUS. It will not be possible to enter the Bus only with the TripAdvisor ticket. The Tourist Bus, 24 hour ticket, will take you to visit the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city of Buenos Aires. Your tour begins a few meters from Plaza de Mayo.The buses run every 20 minutes, depending on the circuit and the walk inside the city lasts 3 h 20 min providing a Hop On / Hop Off service so you can get on and off the bus in all the times you want! Every day (including holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This tour has 22 stops and a duration of approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. Each stop is an opening to a new world. It may be towards the colors of La Boca, towards the aristocratic past of Avenida Alvear or the traditions of San Telmo. It is not canceled by rain
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.00
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US$32.00
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North Buenos Aires Bike Tour

North Buenos Aires Bike Tour

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Discover the beauty of Buenos Aires on this scenic bike tour. Begin in quaint San Telmo, and ride on to see modern Puerto Madero, the iconic Floralis Genérica sculpture, trendy Palermo, and elegant Recoleta with its famous cemetery. Learn about national history as you visit the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, and other buildings in the city’s main square. This 4-hour ride provides a great overview of Buenos Aires.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$29.87
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US$29.87
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Private City Tour of Buenos Aires - 4 hours

Private City Tour of Buenos Aires - 4 hours

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Short on time? This private 3-hour tour guides you through the vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and allows you cherry-pick the sights that most interest you. Visit landmarks like the Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, then stroll around the colorful houses of La Boca or admire the redeveloped waterfront of Puerto Madero. Pay a visit to historic San Telmo, check out the monuments on San Martin Square or explore the elegant mansions, museums and parks of Palermo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.00
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US$86.00
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Discovering Recoleta & Retiro! - Online Virtual Experience!

Discovering Recoleta & Retiro! - Online Virtual Experience!

Walking is a beautiful habit, and unlike moving around the city by car, bus or bicycle, it gives you time to look up, observe buildings and situations, stop and take pictures. We will walk about three kilometers through the streets, historical squares and the most beautiful park in the city of Buenos Aires, stopping every now and then to talk about the history of the city. The tour begins in Plaza San Martín, where we will start to learn about Argentine history, continue to one of the biggest railway stations in South America and will end in Recoleta Cemetery. A few years ago with a foreign friend I discovered by chance how beautiful walking tours BA could have, and now I would love to share it with tourists so that together we could also have that incredible experience. The experience is unique!!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$11.88
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US$11.88

Private Motorbike Photo Drone Tour - Buenos Aires

Private Motorbike Photo Drone Tour - Buenos Aires

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Explore Buenos Aires from the back of a motorbike with this photography-themed tour. Move through the city with ease and get a local’s advice for special places to take photographs, including must-see Buenos Aires landmarks such as Recoleta Cemetery, Colon Theatre, and Plaza San Martin. Because this is a private tour, you can ask your guide to customize your itinerary at any point.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.74
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US$133.74

6-Day Tour of Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

6-Day Tour of Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

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Combine sightseeing in the city with one of South America’s most impressive natural wonders on this 6-day tour of Buenos Aires and Iguazu National Park, including 3-, 4- or 5-star accommodation. Get a taste of multi-cultural Buenos Aires as you explore the neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca and Palermo, then enjoy a spectacular tango dinner show. Next, fly to Puerto Iguazu (flight not included) and stand in awe beneath the dramatic Iguazu Falls, with visits to both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$456.00
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US$456.00
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Walking Tour of Recoleta in Buenos Aires with Recoleta Cemetery

Walking Tour of Recoleta in Buenos Aires with Recoleta Cemetery

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Discover the 19th Century charms of Recoleta with this 3-hour walking tour. As you admire the ornate architecture of this neighborhood in the north of Buenos Aires, your guide will share historical anecdotes and gossip from the Belle Epoque. Visit Plaza San Martin, Retiro, the Embassies, scenic streets including Arroyo and Alvear, and end with a full tour of the famous Recoleta Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
per group
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US$150.00
per group

Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

Private Tour: Buenos Aires City Tour with Optional Lunch

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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this 4-hour private Buenos Aires city tour. Select your departure time and preferred stops, then opt to upgrade with lunch in the chic neighborhood of Puerto Madero.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$140.00
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Bike tour: South circuit + lunch in premium brewery

Bike tour: South circuit + lunch in premium brewery

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We do what we like, we travel through the city of Buenos Aires by bicycle !, a unique city full of secrets and places that you can not miss and ... yes!, We are proud of our city and we want you to discover it on our electric bicycles , an effortless tour where 100% of your energy will be available to learn about the customs, secrets and highlights of our city. Passing clear this through all the iconic sites of the city such as Plaza de Mayo, the ecological reserve, San Telmo, Caminito,   and the historic bombonera to finish in one of the best breweries in our city where you can taste different beers from all over the world and enjoy a very varied menu of delicacies
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Full Day Bike Rental in Buenos Aires

Full Day Bike Rental in Buenos Aires

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Don’t get locked into an itinerary full of landmarks you’re not interested in or activities designed to make you part with your money. Explore Buenos Aires on your own terms with this open-ended full day bicycle hire. Take your bicycle out around the streets, side-alleys, parks, and promenades of the city. Staff can provide you with advice and recommendations for where to go, and maps for your phone are available to help you navigate, but otherwise, this tour is fully, refreshingly self-guided.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.00
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US$15.00
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour and Rojo Tango Dinner Show

Private Buenos Aires City Tour and Rojo Tango Dinner Show

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Experience Buenos Aires by day and night on this private combo tour. Explore neighborhoods including San Telmo, La Boca, and Palermo on a personalized city tour; admire landmarks such as Caminito Street, Recoleta Cemetery, and Plaza de Mayo; then enjoy a thrilling tango dinner show at Rojo Tango.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$370.00
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US$370.00
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Buenos Aires Walking Tour and Palacio Barolo

Buenos Aires Walking Tour and Palacio Barolo

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Our Buenos Aires Walking Tour is the best way to get to know the city! Our tour is conducted on foot, as well as in public transport: the Metro and Bus. We go in small groups of a maximum of 12 people in order to ensure a unique and personal tour. We aim to take you to the most striking and interesting parts of the city in the most eco-friendly way possible, all the while showing you the true Buenos Aires of a Porteño. Walking through all the top locations, from the centre through San Telmo, La Boca and even Recoleta, and finishing the tour with a spectacular visit to the Palacio Barolo is a unique experience we want to share with you. You’ll learn the story of this striking building as well as explore its allegories to the Divine, and end our tour with the best 360° view in Buenos Aires from the top of the old lighthouse in the palace dome. Comprehensive, unique and even spectacular, this is a tour you don’t want to miss!
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.14
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US$49.14
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Private Historical Tour of Argentinian Writers in Buenos Aires

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Private Historical Tour of Argentinian Writers in Buenos Aires

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Step into the worlds of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar and Ernesto Sábato and discover the creative heart of Buenos Aires on this 3-hour private literary tour. Learn about Buenos Aires’ unique literary heritage as you visit the writers’ former homes, the locations that inspired famous novels and the cafés and bohemian hangouts where poets and writers would meet.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
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Private Tour: North Buenos Aires City Sightseeing - 4 hours

Private Tour: North Buenos Aires City Sightseeing - 4 hours

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Make the most of your private guide and flexible itinerary as you explore Buenos Aires’ affluent northern neighborhoods on a 3-hour tour, including hotel pick-up and drop-off. Admire the city’s rich European heritage from the English Tower on San Martin Square to the Parisian-style houses of Palermo Chico and Barrio Parques. Visit the graves of Argentine icons like Evita at the grandiose Recoleta cemetery, experience the buzzing shopping districts of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, then escape the crowds for a stroll around Palermo’s woods, lakes and botanical gardens.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.00
Price varies by group size
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US$86.00
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Buenos aires history art and wine

Buenos aires history art and wine

Art and culture and a glass of wine combine for a look into the most Parisian side of Buenos Aires. The city is famous for its important artistic movement and the histoty behind each palace that represent a memorable time in Argentina. Discover and imagine with a local expert will be an experience to recomend. Must see!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00

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

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

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Get acquainted with the cultural treasures of Buenos Aires on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the Argentinian capital. With a small-group and guide, you’ll listen to commentary abundant with history and see major landmarks such as Plaza de Mayo and Colon Theatre (Teatro Colón). Admire the rose-tinted hue of Casa Rosada — Argentina’s presidential palace, absorb the lively atmosphere of Avenida 9 De Julio and gaze at the pointed tip of The Obelisk. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.32
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US$53.32

Best of Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Walking Tour

Best of Buenos Aires Six-or-less-people Walking Tour

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Discover friendly, fascinating Buenos Aires on foot during this 2-mile (3.2-km) walking tour of Argentina's capital city. This morning walking tour lets you experience the history, customs and culture of Argentina. Follow your local guide to the city's iconic buildings and monuments during this educational morning excursion that includes the fascinating classic neighborhoods of Recoleta and Barrio Norte.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.34
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Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour - Private Tour

Recoleta and Palermo Bike Tour - Private Tour

This tour is a brilliant introduction to the northern areas of historic Buenos Aires and complements the south city tour. We will visit the areas of Retiro, Recoleta (and it's Cemetery), Palermo parks and the Congress Square. The tour is perfectly suited for all riding abilities so don’t worry, you won’t have to pack your yellow jersey to have a fantastic day out on the bikes. Our guide will give you and your group the best biking experience in B.A.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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Argentine Women Bike Tour

Argentine Women Bike Tour

We will take a bicycle ride through several neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in order to meet the women who changed the course of Argentine history, their monuments, neighborhoods or places that marked their lives and through them understand the process of female empowerment and current struggles that cross transversally to this country. Come and enjoy their monuments but above all the stories, anecdotes, struggles, real lives, difficulties and triumphs of empowered women (Military, writers, singers, sculptors and first ladies) that today are paradigms of the Argentine society and some, recognized worldwide for their achievements.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00
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