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“Interesting and informative tour, and you tip what you will!”

Buenos Aires Free Tour
Ranked #14 of 289 Tours in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Buenos Aires Free Tour 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. We 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, no booking required: -11 AM PLAZA DEL CONGRESO (Rivadavia Ave and Rodriguez Pena St) -3.30 PM at PLAZA SAN MARTIN (Santa Fe Ave and Maipu St, beside the horse monument). Both tours are different!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I decided to try this tour based off of reviews from here, and wasn't disappointed. I first did the morning tour with Gaston, and liked it so much that I decided to do the evening tour the same day with Victoria. The morning tour goes more into the history and politics and the afternoon gets more into the culture. Both tour guides are excellent and know what they are talking about. They are friendly and able to provide the information in an interesting way.
I only have a couple of other comments. Although Gaston says that he will wait for people to take pictures and cross streets, he seems to continue on without noticing when group members get caught up. That being said, the pace is slow enough that as long as you don't lose sight of the group, you won't get lost. Victoria was much better about waiting for everyone, and I found that more relaxing as I didn't have to worry about hurrying to catch up. Some small tidbits in each tour were the same, but it was more for a contextual basis on what each specific group was talking about, so it was warranted and didn't feel repetitive. At the end of Gaston's tour he teaches how to talk with your hands which I found interesting, and helpful. After that, I began to notice everyone doing the same signs that he showed! Victoria tells some interesting stories about families that used to live in the magnificent palaces you'll see along the tour. The afternoon tour also is a little shorter in length and you don't walk as far, so keep that in mind.
Overall, both tours were excellent and well worth the time. And since you can tip what you want, you decide how much the tours were worth!

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

28/03/13.Vicky was our guide for 5pm tour.Many thanks Vicki.You were knowledgeable,pleasant and made the tour interesting.Lyn &Michael from Australia

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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We did the morning tour with Gaston and the afternoon tour with Vicky.

Both tours were different and we learnt so much about the sights, life style and the history of B A.

Gaston and Vicky made the tours interesting and enjoyable. They both have so much passion for what they do.

I suggest you do the both tours and don't forget to tip well,as they work hard for their there money.

Thank g03
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Thanks Gaston for a fantastic tour today! We really enjoyed learning all about the history of Argentina and Buenos Aires and more importantly we learned how to order coffee properly! Thanks for a tour full of interesting facts, tips and fun! A great way to spend your first morning in Buenos Aires.

Thank Lunasa83
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Just got back from Buenos Aires and did both the morning tour with Gaston and the afternoon with Vicky, both were completely different. Gaston was brilliant so passionate about the history and politics of this great city. Both tours were very entertaining and gave us very usefull information. Would definiately recommend.

Thank Mags010
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