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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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This was a wonderful tour and a great way to get acclimated to Buenos Aires. As someone who was brand new to South America and coming from the US, I was excited to see the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This was a wonderful tour and a great way to get acclimated to Buenos Aires. As someone who was brand new to South America and coming from the US, I was excited to see the city but had read things that worried me ('blue dollar' exchanges, fake money, pickpockets, etc). When we took the tour with Ceri, he put those... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Took the local tour with Ceri. We definitely got our money's worth. Ceri was very knowledgable about Buenos Aires. He took us on the subway and showed us how it worked. He gave us hints for sightseeing in Buenos Aires. We covered a lot of ground in one morning. Ceri was very enthusiastic and made the tour fun and enjoyable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Alex gave us a wonderful full day tour of Buenos Aires. We zipped around town and he could tell our interests were history, culture and architecture. He knew it all. He organized it. He pickup us up at the ship and got us to the airport. Thanks Alex.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Referred to us by our host at our B & B. Patrick took us on a city tour, a trip to Tigre, and airport transfer. He is knowledgeable and fun to tour with. He knows the in's and out's of the city and navigates the crazy traffic! We appreciated that his english was great and we learnt so much. We... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

I went on the “Pay What You Want” Walking and Public Transport tour with Ceri, this past November and it was a very worthwhile experience. There were only 6 of us on the tour and we met Ceri at Puerto Rico Cafe in the city center. While we had a bite to eat Ceri gave us all sorts of useful... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is the second time in a year that I've done the morning microcenter tour with Ceri, and it didn't disappoint. You can expect a friendly, funny, and knowledgeable tour guide who will show you around and give you advice on money exchange, restaurants, and tango places, as well empart his knowledge on the important historical events of the country.... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Walking tour was very interesting and the guide Ceri, knew so much about the place, he gave a real good commentary and gave us tips for catching public transport, taxi's, exchanging money and recommendations for eating out. Gracias

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 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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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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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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