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Buenos Aires Local Tours

Address: Charcas 5094, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 5254-1354
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Ranked #11 of 369 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: A "Pay What You Want" tour, Buenos Aires Local Tours, is a great introduction to the past and...
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 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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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We did the "Pay What You Want" walking tour with Ceri. It was okay, but I think his sense of humor was a bit too much for me. I also felt like there was a lot of mixed messages about crime and safety in Buenos Aires. It just left me feeling very ambivalent. Some great info and sights and some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am a world travelor and must say that this group has been the best in rapid response and complete response whenever I have contacted them. They are willing and able to give the travelor much information about their home town. BRAVO!

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Perth, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband & I did a two day walking tour with Ceri. A delightful young man with a great sense of humour. Our tour was at a nice easy pace, with stops for coffee, the pharmacy, money changer and more. He was very knowledgeable. He recommended La Brigada for lunch at San Telmos. We were a bit skeptical because the... More 

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Dwight, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This walk with Ceri was informative and helped us to understand life in Buenos Aires. We pre booked the tour as there is a limit of people on each tour. He helped us to exchange money and educated us about counterfeit money. Our 3 hour tour allowed us to visit Cafe Tortoni, learned about the history of Casa Rosada and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We not only saw Buenos Aires but we experienced it. We spent two full days with Oliver and thoroughly enjoyed it. Oliver grew up in California and we're from the US so communication was not a problem. He met us at the port and took us to get cabs where they don't charge the inflated rate at the port. We... More 

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Chestnut Ridge, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I spent a fantastic day with Ceri. He was a fantastic guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. It was the best tour we have taking in a long time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I took another walking tour and found it to be 50 people with one guide....really? We have taken tours all over the world and never experienced a cattle call like that. And then we found this tour and walla.............a truly wonderful experience! . Ceri, our tour guide, is a professional at caring for his city and his... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This tour is billed as an intro to Buenos Aires and I think it's an excellent way to start your time here. They cover practicalities (getting buses, where to change money etc.) which is really helpful, especially if you don't speak Spanish, and then visit a number of different neighbourhoods, some of which you are unlikely to stumble across on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I can only echo many previous extremely positive reviews. Great introduction to neighborhoods of Buenos Aires visitors usually wouldn't get to on their own. Ceri seems to genuinely enjoy introducing visitors to his adopted home. The best part was the time we all had to sit together and ask any and all questions about Buenos Aires. Highly recommended for all... More 

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Bobbington, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Having very little experience of guided tours, and none of BA, I can thoroughly recommend BALT for your stay. They respond very quickly on email, offer on-line payments and our guide (Ceri) was OUTSTANDING. Informative, interesting, relevant and courteous, Ceri guided around a lot of the central areas and spent some time with us 'after duty' too as we waited... More 

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