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Buenos Aires Local Tours

Charcas 5094, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina (Recoleta)
+54 11 5254-1354
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Ranked #7 of 338 Activities in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Noosa, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I literally had a private city tour as the other person didn't show up. A bit sad for richards pay, but very good for me. Richard was amazing! He showed me around, very interesting for me was everything about the tango (as I'm a dancer). He answered me all the questions I had and I did have a good time.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked a tour on a Saturday, but due to travel delays we had to reschedule. The company was very accommodating and rescheduled at a convenient time for us. Ceri was our guide. We are two middle aged couples. He sized us up right away and was outstanding throughout. He has an incredible sense of humor, and we were laughing... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our guide Richard showed us several sights, but we got the most out of the tips he provided on getting around and the many local tips on how to do things in BA, like riding the Subte. My wife and I took our tour on our second day. We went back to several places Richard pointed out. We'll worth the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great way to get an overview of the geography of the city, the key themes of the city and the hotspots of the city. Ceri is a laid back, organised guide who made me feel really at home and was very generous in his touring and general BA advice. The tour was less a presentation and more... More

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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were 2 girls with only 1,5 days to spend in Buenos Aires. To get the maximum out of this very limited time, we decided to try a guided tour. We did some web research, wrote several emails and decided to try BA Local Tours. Why BA Local Tours? Fast reply on the email, very friendly text and with a... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had the best and most interesting time with Ceri. His knowledge and patience made for a relaxing and informative walking tour. Can thoroughly recommend the walking tour for anyone, from the young to the older (my parents are in ther 70's.)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a small group for the Pay what you want tour and had a great time with Richard. He showed us many wonderful places and was able to give us a very lively and fascinating view of the city. The little history excursions were great for understanding Buenos Aires. Of all the walking tours we have done in other... More

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