- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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.
• Get off the beaten path and experience Buenos Aires like a true porteño
• Discover city secrets and favorite local hangouts
• Completely customizable tour can be shaped around your interests
• Chance to experience public transport without navigation hassles
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Multiple times offered throughout the day
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup
- Public transport fees
- Hotel drop off
- Taxi expenses
Centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires
Departs any time, though morning hours are usually best.
Your tour ends at one of the strategic landmarks in the city centre from where you can easily continue your exploration of Buenos Aires on your own. Since this is a customizable tour you will decide the ending point of the tour with your guide at the start of the tour.
We find that Buenos Aires is best explored on foot and by hopping on and off its unique public transport. There's so much going on in the street that you get a real feel for the life of the city just by walking around. During the tour you'll experience it accompanied by your private local guide.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and you'll head off to La Boca to see this classic Italian neighborhood. It also houses the famous Soccer Stadium where the legendary Diego Maradona started his career. From there you'll go to San Telmo, home to the working class and a place where Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) gather to dine and dance. Then you wander down to Plaza de Mayo, the main square with its pink government building where Evita once stood on the balcony. It was here that the May Square Mothers demonstrated for years, demanding the government an explanation of what happened to their lost sons during the Videla dictatorial regime (1976-1983). Then you hop on the subte (metro) to Recoleta, with the stately old homes of the wealthy. This is the neighborhood where charismatic Queen Maxima of The Netherlands grew up. And it is also the location of the famous Recoleta Cementary, with the grave of Evita Peron. Then you bus to fancy Palermo with its many French influences, including great restaurants.
Along the way your guide will show you tucked away secrets of each area, be it a backstreet cafe, some interesting architecture or a specialist shop. They'll plan the route depending on your interests and will seize the moment with suggestions on where to grab a tasty Argentine wine or the best ice cream, depending on what takes your fancy.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Juan was a great tour guide, answered all our questions, gave history on the sites he showed us...lots of time to look at something we were very interested in, and moved us along if we were finished.
Totally worth it, our tour guide was awesome, we went to markets where the locals shopped, bakery and back of restaurants to see them preparing stuff, back streets of La Boca to see al the graffiti art, local bus from La Boca to Palemo that was interesting, they crazy drivers, would do the tour again if get back to Buenos Aries
What a nightmare !! Would never book anything with this company again beware. Never got to do the tour. Our plane was delayed so couldn't make the booking spent hours trying contact them to let them know impossible to contact and once contacted. Not willing to dicuss problem said we needed to pay again if we wanted to rebook. Tried contacting viator to pass on messages and everthing absolute nightmare so please be careful booking a tour with them. You can't contact them by email. Very sad as this was our first experience with people in Argentina lucky we meet some good people doing the city on our own.
While I have been on a private tour of Buenos Aires before I thoroughly enjoyed this walking and sometimes hop on a bus tour. Whereas my previous tour focused primarily on the historical aspects of Buenos Aires, this tour includes many of the social and contemporary cultural aspects of life in Buenos Aires. Our fabulous guide Gisela Reynoso took us to key social spots such as La Biela in Recoleta for coffee and Filiberto Cafe Bar in La Boca for lunch. Be prepared to walk though as we covered 5 miles over the course of 6 hours did we get some bonus time, thanks!. Despite the distance it never felt rushed and the pace was quite relaxed. Highly recommended.