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Buenos Aires Free Tour

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Address: J Maria Gutierrez 2668, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: 54911 6395 3000
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Description: Buenos Aires Free Tours offers two DIFFERENT tours per day. One in the...
Buenos Aires Free Tours offers two DIFFERENT tours per day. One in the morning and the other one during the afternoon. Local guides show you the city that never sleeps, with their stories and secrets. They now also offer private tours which is a great way to see the city if you have limited time and are unable to join their regular group. For the free Buenos Aires tours you have to show up at the meeting points: -11 AM PLAZA DEL CONGRESO (Rivadavia Ave and Rodriguez Pena St) -5 PM at PLAZA SAN MARTIN (Santa Fe Ave and Maipu St, beside the horse monument). Both tours are different!
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Great morning tour

Our guide was Sol, she was full of stories and all those small extra details you don't get from a guide book. Passionate about her home town she enlightened us on many of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our guide was Sol, she was full of stories and all those small extra details you don't get from a guide book. Passionate about her home town she enlightened us on many of the facts behind the things we were looking at. Great tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did both tours and our tour guide was great. She was friendly, funny and knew her city. This is a great way to get an overview of what buenos aires is all about :)

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had an excellent tour guide named Martin. He told some great stories, answered all of our questions and gave us a great feel for the city. Its always best to get locals opinions and there is more hunting to do after this. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We did both tours, and I recommend doing both tours. Even if you're running a little late (like we were), the guides are very easy to find in bright green jackets. The AM tour was led by Gaston, who was constantly smiling and was genuinely happy to be there. With a lot of tours, it's easy to find burnt out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fantastic walking tour to get the history of Buenos Aires from a porteno. The walking tour gives you a great base of the city and it's colorful history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I would recommend both of these tours to everyone. We had a great city tour in the morning with the fun and informative Gaston. It was SO good that my husband and I decided to do the evening tour the same day. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening tour with Sol who was funny and had lots of great insights to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our guide fernando did an amazing job explaining history of what we were seeing through interesting and colorful stories, tour was never dull, lunch place was very good. One thing I will say is that please keep in mind since the tour is a free tour, the guides rely on the tips. We felt pretty embarrassed for the people who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

These tours are a must if you are visiting Buenos Aires! We took the 5pm tour first and found it so informative and fun that we also ended up taking the 11am tour as well, which was just as excellent. The guides were both wonderful! We have taken a lot of city tours before and this was by far the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We did the morning tour and had to come back for the evening tour. This made for a really fantastic day. The guides are very knowledgeable and provided brilliant color commentary to make the history come to life. I have done many tours in many places but I can honestly say the enthusiasm and passion for the city we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very enthusiastic and friendly guide (Gastong!). Extremely informative and knowledgeable. He made the tour fun and interesting, and was more than happy to answer questions about Buenos Aires.

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Address: J Maria Gutierrez 2668, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: 54911 6395 3000
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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