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“Brilliant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buenos Aires Local Tours

Buenos Aires Local Tours
Charcas 5094, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina (Palermo)
+54 11 5254-1354
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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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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a private tour of Buenos Aires, and loved every minute of it. Jonathan is amusing, very knowledgeable, and a great guide. Sadly it was our last afternnon of our short visit here, so couldn't see much more of this beautiful city.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Do this early in your visit to BA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked Jonathan for a private tour the day we arrived. It was the best thing we could have done. His in-depth knowledge of everything BA combined with his position as an objective observer on argentine history, culture and politics made this an amazingly valuable tour. He packs so much into 4 hours. We saw most of the city's highlights, got our bearings in the city, experienced BA buses and got some great bar recommendations. This is the only guy you should choose to show you this beautiful crazy city.

Visited March 2013
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Pokhara
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“First Class BA intro and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

How on earth can anyone pack in a city in 4 hours, whilst giving one some depth of the history, culture, politics, architecture, and quirky wonders? Well Jonathan does a great job, and like all the others say, in a professional, fun and engaging way.

Visited March 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Must Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Must do this tour with Jonathan on your first day in Buenos Aires before you do anything else.

He teaches you how to ride the buses and the subway. We found the subway the easiest to use and did use it all the time we were there.

His tour, being in English, is very informative, and gives you a great start learning about the city.

His is the best free walking tour in town.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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“4 hour walking tour of Buenos Aires - excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We took Jonathan's tour of Buenos Aires after we had been in the city for a week, but it's best to show up on the first or 2nd day of your visit. This is an excellent way to learn more about the culture, history and soul of the city. His commentary is full of dry humor and well informed observations about the ways of the people. You can reach Jonathan via e-mail. The tour begins most days at 11 am. Among the highlights is Jonathan's fine description of the origins of tango which includes a visit to the neighborhood where Carlos Gardel lived.

Visited March 2013
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