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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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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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Not your typical free walking tour

We reserved via email and the rendezvous was a little cafe just off plaza de mayo. There were only 7 of us on the tour which was a nice change from other free tours. We spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved via email and the rendezvous was a little cafe just off plaza de mayo. There were only 7 of us on the tour which was a nice change from other free tours. We spent some time in the cafe talking to the guide and each other and asking questions. We then sauntered around the city taking in some... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I had arranged for a long half day walking tour of the city and our guide Ceri Foster met us at our hotel. Ceri introduced to taxis and taxi etiquette as we caught a taxi to the La Boca neighborhood of the city. We walked around a huge soccer stadium and heard about soccer’s importance in Argentina. We walked through... More 

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New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was like having a friend meet you the first day in town and give you the local do's and don'ts. Ceri met our small group at a local coffee shop, and while strolling around and filling us in on history also told us where to change money, buy what you need, get a taste of wine, how to use... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Everything about Buenos Aires Local Tours was first rate, from the initial enquiry to the ease of booking online and the emails giving great tips on how to get the best out of the city. This was all surpassed by the private tour we took with Ceri. His passion for the city and its people was infectious and we learnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Certainly a entertaining tour with Ceri, and his ( very British !!) sense of humour. He took us ( about 7 in all ) on a leisurely tour of the centre of the city starting at a very old cafe -- where I discovered I was sitting at the very table Pope Francis used to frequent ! As a solo... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

So you've just landed in Buenos Aires, now what? This tour should be at the top of your list. We had the pleasure of Ceri as our tour guide and he did a great job of showing us the landmarks, explaining how things work, giving us some great restaurant recommendations and telling us how to get our touristy things done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Led by a very engaging and caring tour guide Alan, BA Local Tours gave us a rich overview of architectural landmarks through the lense of history. Alan repatriated to Buenos Aires from the UK 10 years ago, so we benefited both from his perfect English and his expertise as a local. We used public transportation to get around, which made... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This tour was great. Guide was knowledgable and we went to some areas away from the crush of tourists, We visited La Boca area which was great to see. B.A. is like any large city some bad areas so a guided tour is a great way to go to get away from the tourist traps. Pay attention to your surroundings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our guide Richard was extremely interesting and fun. We felt that we learned history about BA that made our entire trip there more meaningful. He will take you to very non-touristy neighborhoods, and talk with you about whatever particular topics interest you the most. He is very knowledgable and entertaining! Our group all became friends throughout the morning because we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Returning to Buenos Aires for another short visit, on my way to Ushuaia, meant that I had already visited most of the key tourist spots so I was looking to do something different this time. I had failed to visit La Boca on previous visits and a custom tour with a local guide seemed the ideal opportunity to have a... More 

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