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Buenos Aires Local Tours

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Address: Charcas 5094, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 5254-1354
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Description: A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a great...
A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a great introduction to the past and present of Buenos Aires. You'll travel by public bus, subway and foot to see the Buenos Aires most tourists miss. Visiting Abasto, Congreso and Plaza de Mayo and it's the perfect way to get to know the city as a local does. Run by English & American expats, there are regular group "Pay What You Want" tours, and a private custom tour service is also available if you would like to visit other areas such as Recoleta (& the cemetery), La Boca or San Telmo.
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Great Way to Tour Buenos Aires

Other people, like the rental where we were staying, were trying to refer us to tours that seemed very pricey too me, so it was a relief to find this opportunity to pay what you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Other people, like the rental where we were staying, were trying to refer us to tours that seemed very pricey too me, so it was a relief to find this opportunity to pay what you want. It was very easy to make the arrangements, and we had an excellent tour guide, Richard. It was a very warm introduction at the... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A group of 6 of us made arrangements to have 2 tours with Buenos Aires Local Tours. I contacted Penelope in the office via email and she was very responsive and helpful with suggestions. We ended up arranging two tours. On the first night we wanted to do a food & wine type tour where we visited a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took this tour on the first morning of our stay in BsAs. Ceri was our guide, who we met at a cafe in San Telmo. There were 7 in our group and we proceeded to walk to the Plaza de Mayo and along the way we were told about the history of the country and its economics. Ceri gave... More 

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Northam, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Timing meant that this tour was on my last day in BA which was unfortunate. There was a cancellation on the morning, so only two of us arrived. Ceri was a wealth of knowledge and although he was visibly ill on the day, he managed to conduct a tour that was relaxed, informative and one of my favourites from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Buenos Aires for just two days before a longer trip to Antarctica. I thought the walking tour would give a good overview of the city and hit the highlights, which was all we had time for. This worked out well for us. This company offers free walking tours where you pay in tips what you feel is appropriate.... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I were living in Buenos Aires for a month and the first week we took the "Pay What You Want" Tour which gave us a great overview of the city and TEACH US ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION! We had Quincy as our Tour guide and she was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable and helpful with other questions to help us... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have taken more than 40 of these guided walking tours around the world and this one is probably the best so far ! Ceri , our guide , was very knowledgeable , funny , clear in his descriptions and had a loud enough voice to be understood by everyone . I was surprised that 14 of us showed up... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ceri was our guide on this tour and he gave us interesting, informative, and lively information about Buenos Aires while walking us thru parts of the city. We also took the bus and subway to get some more local flavor. Ceri took us to his favorite wine shop, to a money changer, and gave us other good, helpful advice. His... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We met Quincy as arranged by email in one of the old cafes in the centre of the city and she guided the small group of 4 around the traditional tourist sights in the centre of the city with lots of interesting details about the history and then took us by bus to Abasto to see some of the sites... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was taking my good friend's son on a trip abroad to see the Foo Fighters in La Plata. We are from Seattle and this was the first time the young lad had been out of the country - we took a 1/2 day walking tour on our first morning in BA. We were grouped up with some very nice... More 

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Staying in Palermo

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.