Tours in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, -the cradle of tango- as it is called, can be a superlative introduction to your exploration of Argentina. What is certain is that this cosmopolitan city, European in appearance, can keep any culture-oriented visitor busy indefinitely. Different aspects of its architecture and the diversity of its districts and suburbs reflect times of grandeur and plenty, cultural influences and migratory waves. Buenos Aires has been a true melting pot of native inhabitants, Spanish, Italian, British, French, German, Central European, Jewish, Arabian, Greek, Japanese and more recently, Chinese and Korean immigrants.
We can customize packages to include:
Starting the 1st of March 2020, ALL hotels in Buenos Aires will begin to charge directly to guests the Urban Use Law tax (Derecho de Uso Urbano - DUU). This tax applies to all passengers over 12 years old, for each night of their stay. The tax is as follows:
Sample Private Tour Package:
Day 1 - arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to hotel. The sprawling city of Buenos Aires is brimming with hidden corners and cultural gems, and the best way to get to grips with this endlessly fascinating city is on a 2 hour walking tour. There will be various themes and they will depend on the location of the passengers' hotel, their interests and expectations.
It is a good idea to include a visit on the day of arrival so if passengers have to wait for their room at the hotels, they can enjoy some time visiting while the room is being prepared.
The goal of these walking tours are:
Day 2 - breakfast, then do a private 4 Balconies tour. This exclusive tour serves as the perfect introduction to four of the city's most distinctive districts, offering a fascinating insight into its history, contrasts and culture. We will experience the highlights of Buenos Aires, including political centers, artist meccas and barrios rich in European architecture. We'll become acquainted with the foundation site of the capital at Plaza de Mayo, undisputedly Buenos Aires' political heart. Next, delve into one of the oldest districts, Parque Lezama and La Boca in the south, where artists' ateliers and brightly colored houses jostle for space; before moving on to Plaza San Martin and Retiro. Here, notice the transformation of Buenos Aires' architecture from the rambling style of the south of the city to the European-influenced residential quarters of the 19th century. Finally, we´'ll come face to face with the sophisticated neighbourhood of Recoleta, whose buildings and avenues were inspired by the French; it is also home to the world famous Recoleta Cemetery and Evita Peron's Mausoleum, and we will get to make a stop here on this tour.
Day 3 - Buenos Aires / transfer out| Meals: Breakfast
Private transfer from Hotel to the domestic airport.
** A note about hotels recommended:
We like to use nice boutique hotels (such as the Palo Santo, Moreno, Pulitzer, Hub Porteno), rather than large chain hotels, though of course we can quote with the 4 Seasons, Hyatt, and similar
Note: Can delete or add days, can add a tango and dinner show
Sample 2021-2022 season prices (low season) per person in US$:
Below are examples of some of the special Buenos Aires day tours we can offer to make up a package
PRIVATE JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR 4 hours
Buenos Aires has the third largest Jewish community in the world; this active social group of Argentines has left its traces in our culture from the very beginning. We will follow the traces and traditions while visiting the Jewish neighborhood of Once, and in an informal way we will be in touch with the anonymous Jewish businessman (mostly owners of the small shops in the area) who will explain us all the benefits and turmoil of living in Buenos Aires. Tour includes:
AMIA (Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning): Paso Street Synagoge (visit); Walk across Once neighborhood, Libertad Street Synagoge (First congregation) with its Museum (subject to date and time); Commemorative Monuments of different historic episodes: Memoria Activa (AMIA bombing); Israel Embassy (bombing); La Memoria Park (in project). If you wish you could also visit Shoa Museum (Entrance: U$D 3 p/pax) which is not normally included in the itinerary as it is not representative of the Jewish experience in Argentina.
Operates: Monday to Fridays. The best days to do this tour are Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning as the passengers have the opportunity to visit the AMIA in the inside. The rest of the sites can be visited Monday-Friday.. And also, it is not recommended to do it on a Friday afternoon as almost all Jewish places are closed.
* This is a Jewish Heritage tour, not a Jewish Tour. Guides are not always Jews and the approach is that of showing the connection and interaction of the important Jewish community and its links in the Argentinean society and everyday life.
WALKING BUENOS AIRES TOUR BY EVITA 4 hours
Starting our "EVITA" tour at the recently opened Museo Evita in Palermo our target consists in offering our visitors an idea of her unique life from extremely humble origins in Los Toldos where she was born in 1919 up to the acme of her power till her death in 1952.
Visit to the Museum in Lafinur Street where the whole Evita paraphernalia is displayed; her legendary luxurious gowns, her days in the stage and screen, her meeting with General Juan Peron, her social works with her "grasitas" (working class people), her books and speeches, films and videos showing her at the Casa Rosada addressing the masses and images of her wake at the Parliament and later transportation by the streets of Buenos Aires.
A 20-minute walk by Palermo Parks up to the National Library where the official residence of Peron and Evita was erected before it was put on fire and then put down. Arrival in Recoleta Cemetery and visit to Eva Peron's mausoleum.
A short drive to Plaza de Mayo, political core of Argentina since colonial times where you'll be at the scenery where most of her speeches took place from the balconies of Casa Rosada, the same from where Madonna addressed the multitude in Allan Parker's musical.
A short walk along Avenida de Mayo up to café Tortoni, the oldest in the country, opened in 1858 on which premises functions the National Academy of Tango and where our guide will comment some of Evita's ideas and speeches.
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