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Buenos Aires Free Tour

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Address: J Maria Gutierrez 2668, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
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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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Had a great few hours walking around BA with Vickie our guide. She is a very knowledgeable portena and entertaining also. We did the 11 am walk leaving from Plaza De los dos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a great few hours walking around BA with Vickie our guide. She is a very knowledgeable portena and entertaining also. We did the 11 am walk leaving from Plaza De los dos Congresos in front of the fountain. Look for a person in a green sweatshirt. It's a leisurely pace so don't worry about keeping up. Its great to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The city organize tours at 10am and 3pm daily, rain or not. It really depends on the tour guide, some of them are good and some are iffy. I attended both the morning tour and afternoon tours in 2 separated occasions. They have both Spanish and English tour guides, some English tour guides with strong accents I could understand only... More 

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gatoc, Owner at Buenos Aires Free Tour, responded to this review

Dear Daniel L, I worte you in 4 different ways already with no answer from you; we do not run tours at 10 pm neither at 3 pm: so we will REALLY appreciate if you move your review to the correct company that you used. With much love, gracias! Gaston More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a fantastic tour. Sol was our guide, and she was great! I did the 5:00pm tour that met at Plaza San Martin. Sol was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. I walked away from this tour really feeling like I had insider knowledge about the city. Thank you, Sol!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

2h30 walking down BA's historical spots with very entertaining fun and yet knowledgeable guides. Very good info about habits, cultural curiosities and always the unofficial side of the city's history - the other version is available at am website anyway. We did 2 different tours, with 2 different guides - both well worth it!

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For nearly 4 hours, we got a tour of the Paris of South America. Martin Wasserman was an excellent tour guide and we give him 2-thumbs up! He gave us historical information with tidbits of entertaining back-story. Martin is passionate about his city and it shows! Loved, loved, loved the tour!

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was my first free tour and it was amazing. I picked the Recoleta tour, I learned details that I would have never known elsewhere. I'm thankful for that. The tour guides were awesome, I took the afternoon tour, perfect for a relaxed walk to learn more about this wonderful city. Highly recommended

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Sol through friends, and therefor to this tour. It was amazing, I learned a ton, and Sol was an amazing tour guide (funny, personable, knowledgeable, etc). My group even went out for a beer afterwards to top it off! One of the best free tours I've ever done.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We are a family of 4, 2 teenagers, my husband and myself. We all enjoyed the tour Vicky lead for us. My daughter was concerned about what she was going to see and do on the tour before we went and actually didn't really want to go. By the end of our week in BA she put the walking tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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