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Review of Buenos Aires Free Tour

Buenos Aires Free Tour
J Maria Gutierrez 2668, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
54911 6395 3000
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Owner description: 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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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We did the morning tour. Excellent guide - informative and entertaining. We also met up with lots of other travellers and picked up lots of ideas for our next three weeks in Argentina. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

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“Wonderful introduction to Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I learned about this tour by reading tripadvisor and was not disappointed. My husband and I went on both the 5pm and 11am tour. They're different and both very interesting. On the tours we enjoyed talking to the guides and the people from all over the world. The guides were more than enthusiastic about their city. The morning tour is historical and covers the main goverment sites. There is quite a bit of walking involved. The afternoon tour is cultural and covers aristocratic and artistic sites. We feel we got the "lay of the land" in the city. Our guides were Gaston (the founder) and Vicky.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Fantastic! A Great Way to See Buenos Aires and Learn about Argentina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I highly recommend taking the Buenos Aires Free Tour. I took both of the tours offered: 11am in the morning (City) and 5pm in the afternoon (Aristocratic). The tours are a great introduction to the Argentine people, history, culture, etc. It was easy to find the starting locations and the guides wear green shirts so you can keep track of them walking around. Speaking of the guides (Maggie and Gaston), they were young, enthusiastic, knowledgable, accommodating, friendly, forthright, and fun. You will have fun. You'll get to walk around several historical, cultural, political areas of BA and meet other tourists who are also interesting. The guides are supported by tips. You can tip whatever you think it was worth the 2.5-3 hours they spend with you. I was more than happy to give them tips at the end. They earned them!

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“EXCELLENT WALKING TOUR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This company, Buenos Aires Free City Tour (walking) is really super. The owner, Gaston, was our guide for the morning tour thru the downtown/capital area. Very informative plus full of lots of local history/experiences. This tour is available daily at 11 am Monday-Saturday, and they work for tips, so you can decide what the value was for you! We were happy to give him a big tip as this tour gave us a sense of "knowing the city". They also offer an evening tour at 5 pm thru the Recoleta area. We participated in this tour as well--our guide was Sol. Again, lots of information and very enjoyable learning different aspects of life in BA from Sol. Each tour is around 2.5 hrs, and a very easy walk with many stops. There are many tours available--do this one first and then decide what else you want to do.

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“Great Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We went on both tours the third day of our trip, but wish we would have done them sooner. The tour guides shared great historial and cultural information about BA and Argentina, and were very personable and energetic. A definite must-do for travelers!

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