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Plaza de Mayo Tours

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Plaza de Mayo
Home to the Casa Rosada—where Eva Peron famously stood on the balcony—and the Metropolitan Cathedral, Pope Francis’ former church, Plaza de Mayo is the historic and political heart of Buenos Aires. Named for the May 1810 revolution, the square’s centerpiece is the Pirámide de Mayo, an obelisk commemorating Argentina’s independence.
 
The Basics
The best way to explore Plaza de Mayo is on foot, strolling around the leafy central plaza and stopping to admire the grand 19th-century buildings. Though the most popular photo stops are the Casa Rosada and Metropolitan Cathedral, there are other notable buildings, such as the imposing Banco de la Nación (National Bank) and the Cabildo (Old City Hall).
 
Most Buenos Aires sightseeing tours include a stop at Plaza de Mayo, including walking, bike, and bus tours. From the plaza, it’s an easy walk south to the markets and tango venues of San Telmo, east to the parks and bars of Puerto Madero, or north along the main shopping street, Florida Avenue.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Free tours of the Casa Rosada are available on weekends.
  • There are a number of bars, restaurants, and street food vendors located on and around Plaza de Mayo.
  • Free public Wi-Fi is available at Plaza de Mayo.
  • The main sights are all wheelchair-accessible.
 
How to Get There
Plaza de Mayo is located between downtown Buenos Aires and San Telmo, and can be reached on foot from many of the central sights. The closest subway (subte) stations are Plaza de Mayo (Line A), Bolivar (Line E), and Catedral (Line D), and numerous bus lines stop around the square.
 
When to Get There
It’s impossible to avoid the crowds at Plaza de Mayo, so it’s best just to join them and embrace the atmosphere. The most exciting time to visit is during national celebrations. Live music, parades, and festivities mark Revolution Day (May 25) and Independence Day (July 9), while the Pride Parade in November is very colorful.
 
Politics of Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo has long been the site of political protests and public gatherings. On Oct. 17, 1945 (now known as Loyalty Day), a public demonstration demanded the liberation of Juan Domingo Perón. Protests and marches still happen regularly, including the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of women whose children went missing during the military Junta regime. The group marches around the square each Thursday at 3:30pm, as they have since 1977.
Address: Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires 01114, 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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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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US$169,00
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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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US$29,00
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Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour

Buenos Aires Sightseeing City Tour

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Explore Buenos Aires' major tourist attractions on this Buenos Aires bus tour that hits all of the highlights. Buenos Aires is full of opportunities for sightseeing, from important historical sights like the famous Teatro Colón, the Plaza de Mayo, the rosy-hued Casa Rosada, and the Plaza de la República to local neighborhoods. This informative city tour of Buenos Aires takes you through colorful La Boca, historic San Telmo, chic Recoleta, and verdant Palermo Woods. Make two stops at some of the most important Buenos Aires sights for photos and commentary from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21,80
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US$21,80
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$143,81
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US$143,81
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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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US$23,00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,99
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17,95
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US$17,95
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Buenos Aires Like a Local 4-Hour Private Tour

Buenos Aires Like a Local 4-Hour Private Tour

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Experience Buenos Aires like a local on a private half-day tour of the Argentinian capital’s iconic landmarks and hidden corners. On this custom tour, you’ll be able to customize your itinerary according to your interests and only see the sights you wish to visit. Choose to admire cultural treasures like Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery and Casa Rosada, or opt to capture the bohemian charm of neighborhoods such as La Boca, Palermo and San Telmo. On this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180,00
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US$180,00
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 Buenos Aires Walking Tour with Colon Theatre Visit

Buenos Aires Walking Tour with Colon Theatre Visit

Explore Buenos Aires on a 3-hour private city tour and a visit to the Colon Theatre. Stop and see some of the city’s most famous sites like the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and more as you learn about the history of the city from your guide. After the getting a good overview of Buenos Aires, head to Teatro Colon for a 1-hour guided tour of this grand theatre.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$149,00
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US$149,00
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Walking Tour of the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires

Walking Tour of the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires

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Stroll through history during a 2-hour walking tour of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. Learn about the square's important and tumultuous history through your guide's insightful commentary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60,00
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US$60,00
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Private city tour of Buenos Aires

Private city tour of Buenos Aires

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Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this private half-day tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, La Boca, and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit the tombs of the Argentine elite in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$159,19
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US$159,19
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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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US$80,99
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Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts

Buenos Aires Bike Tour: San Telmo and La Boca Districts

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Discover San Telmo, Puerto Madero and La Boca via bicycle on this 4-hour guided bike tour. Cruise along the Rio de la Plata with your guide and visit attractions like the Caminito, Casa Rosada and the Plaza de Mayo. Enjoy leisurely pedaling through Buenos Aires' best-known neighborhoods and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve with stops to rest and snap photos of the city's eclectic architecture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25,00
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US$25,00
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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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Buenos Aires Private City Tour by Car

Buenos Aires Private City Tour by Car

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Get around Buenos Aires by private car on this personalized full-day tour. See highlights, such as Plaza de Mayo, with a professional guide who points out significant landmarks in the cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy a customizable itinerary as you travel at a relaxed pace through popular neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. Round-trip transport is included from your hotel or the cruise terminal.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$210,00
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US$210,00
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Highlights of BA by Bike - Part one

Highlights of BA by Bike - Part one

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See the sights like a local on an action-packed bike tour, focusing on the highlights of Buenos Aires’ south side. Cycle through the lively streets of downtown Buenos Aires, stopping to admire the palatial architecture of Plaza de Mayo and the historic tango halls of San Telmo. Next, pedal your way to the waterfront district of La Boca, famous for its multi-colored buildings and La Bombonera stadium, and finish with a ride through the scenic Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34,67
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US$34,67

Buenos Aires Private City Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$144,00
Price varies by group size
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US$144,00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85,00
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US$85,00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150,00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40,00
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US$40,00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55,00
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US$55,00
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Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal

Private Buenos Aires City Tour from Cruise Terminal

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With just one day in port in Buenos Aires, there’s a lot to see and do, and a private tour ensures you maximise your time. On this private 4-hour sightseeing tour, admire landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo, and the Obelisk; visit Evita’s grave at Recoleta Cemetery; and explore neighborhoods such as La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180,00
Price varies by group size
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US$180,00
Price varies by group size
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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

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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US$35,90
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Should I book Plaza de Mayo tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Plaza de Mayo 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 266 Plaza de Mayo tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Plaza de Mayo 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Plaza de Mayo costs USD 69.00. Guided Plaza de Mayo tours start around USD 69.00 per person. See all 266 Plaza de Mayo tickets and tours on Viator.
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