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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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Private tour with Adriana

My husband and I initially wanted to do the free tours but then we had just two and a half days in Buenos Aires and decided to do a private tour so that we could see much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

My husband and I initially wanted to do the free tours but then we had just two and a half days in Buenos Aires and decided to do a private tour so that we could see much more. And we were so happy we took that decision. I booked our private tour on their website. You have to pay only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Highly recommend this tour. We did the one during the day with Gaston. It was a great way to see the sights and be taken around by a local.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you are for a short visit and just have one day, go for both the tours they offer. It is the best way to spend your time, as make friends. Maggie and Vicky were just amazing! They tell you so much about Argentina, and Portenos. If you are reading this, thanks a lot! You made my day, I have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Another Australian couple told my family about this tour which leaves from plaza San Martin every afternoon at 5 pm (look for the guides in green shirts at the horse monument). So glad they did as it was fantastic. I enjoyed it so much I made sure my husband did the tour the next day as he missed it with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great way to start your visit in Buenos Aries. If you don't mind a lot of walking (3 hrs), then this is your kind of tour. The guides will walk you through several areas of the city, explaining the history & culture, pointing out landmarks, and what each district has to offer. Our guide was knowledgeable, and gave us tips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did both tours, the morning one with Gaston and the afternoon one with Maggie. We had a wonderful time touring BA while learning more about its history, architecture and people. The three hours fly by because you are walking and taking in some much information in a fun-filled way! I would definitely recommend the tours if you are in... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We did the 11am tour with Gaston and the 5pm tour with Vicki. Two completely different but equally interesting tours conducted by friendly and knowledgable guides. Both made a point of asking all tour participants to share their name and home country before starting the tour. Vicki also gave us a very good restaurant recommendation in the Recoleta, and Gaston... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We are one of the first Hostels in Buenos Aires and so we know the most important thing is to have a clean place, with many bathrooms, large and safe lockers, good internet access and a friendly environment. Visit http://www.06centralhostel.com for more details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a great time learning about this beautiful city. Did the afternoon tour with Victoria and she is wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Did the morning your with Gaston and the afternoon tour with Maggie. They were both wonderful hosts of the city, very knowledgeable about the sights and the history. This was a great way to get acquainted with Buenos Aires.

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Staying in 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.