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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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Walk your way through Buenos Aries ...free!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Did both morning tour (11:30 at Parliament) with Maggie and afternoon (5pm at San Martin Park with Vicky) and they were both great! Interesting and funny guides with lots of information, which is very helpful in a huge city like Buenos Aires where it is hard to know where to start! Would highly recommend! Make sure you are getting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Both tours were very insightful, so learnt a lot about Buenos Aires and the people who live/lived there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We did both the morning (with Vicky) and the afternoon tour( with Maggy), both were interesting and fun. They incorporated historical elements with cultural particularities: such as ordering coffee without speaking. Buenos Aires is a huge city and 3 hours is a short time to cover everything in details. These tours give a good overview. More details about our trip... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I'm a bit surprised by the overwhelmingly gushing reviews. We left half way through. Maybe it improved and they saved the best till last. I wasn't willing to risk another hour to find out. We went on the morning tour with Maggie / Magdalena. She was very sweet, enthusiastic and clearly very passionate about BA. Ultimately the content was lacking... More 

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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.