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“Excellent tour to get your BA bearings”

Buenos Aires Local Tours
Ranked #33 of 306 Tours in Buenos Aires
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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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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We did this tour on our first full day in BA. The guide really knows his stuff and provides a really interesting history of the city, her buildings and many anecdotes on some of her more notable residents. I loved how unbiased he was, telling both the good and dark sides of this city. We also learnt how to catch buses and the metro which will definitely be helpful. Highly recommend as a great way to start your stay in BA.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We spent 5 days in Buenos Aires in January and took Jonathan's tour on the first morning. Take his tour as soon as possible into your stay. He was just as good as the other reviewers have portrayed. Interesting, engaging, fun and best of all, a native English speaker. One of the best memories of the day was when Jonathon attempted to explain the incomprehensible bus system. His conclusion was that if you found it necessary to make sense of the illogical system, then Buenos Aires was not for you! We enjoyed our tour, our trip to BA and we simply took the subways and not the buses!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

What an excellent, informative tour. I highly recommend it for your first day in Buenos Aires. The guide knows his stuff and delivers the information in an interesting way. It's also a great way to get your bearings and learn about the history of the city.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Fantastic tour by Johnathon but far more than just a standard tour. Johnathon also provides lots of information on how to navigate the city, use the buses, taxis and the underground plus warns you of many of the scams and dangers Not only do you learn lots of Argentinas history, but also get to appreciate the beautiful buildings, the culture and the people. We had 6 days in BA and did this tour on day 3. I regret not going with Johnathon on day one would have known so much more and felt much safer. Thank you Johnathon, best tour we have done yet.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We did Jonathan's tour our first day in the city and loved it. A fabulous introduction to neighborhoods we wouldn't have otherwise seen - as well as tourist landmarks such as the congress and the Casa Rosada. Just as welcome, he introduced us to the buses and the subway- making us comfortable enough with the subway, at least, to ride it happily on our own. Great storyteller and all around good guy. Our seven year old son, who loves a good tour, said this was the best ever.

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