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“Fantastic tour”

Buena Onda Free Tour
Ranked #61 of 279 Tours in Buenos Aires
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: FREE WALKING TOURS! English - Espanol - Francais - Portugues. During our 2-hour walk we show you the highlights of RECOLETA, a residential district with a huge historical and architectural background, and also the Recoleta Cemetery, the 3rd most important cemetery in the world due to its architectural and sculptural heritage. Visit our website, check our schedule and let us know the date you will join us. Find us in red T-shirts or badges that say "Buena onda Free Tour".
London
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic tour”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Having already walked around the cemetery, and the surrounding area, I wasn't too sure if I could be bothered to then do a walking tour but I am so glad we did.

Our guide was Gabriel and he was excellent. His English was perfect and extremely clear and he has an excellent sense of hunour which kept the toir light and very enjoyable.

Gabriel has clearly taken time to learn a lot about the cemetery, the people buried there and about Recoleta as a whole and that is evident in his confident and informative tour. We learnt so much that we would have missed out on.

I really enjoyed the tour and if Gabriel, Carolina (the other tour guide), and Buena Onda covered other areas I would be sure to do them too!

Visited April 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful tour - by far the best we had in BA”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We were undecided whether to bother with doing a Recoleta tour, but we are so glad that we did (and that we chose this tour).

We were shown around by Gabriel. He spoke perfect English, and was interesting, funny, friendly and provided the best tour that we had in BA. We couldn't recommend him enough. We just wished we could have hired him to show us around the rest of the city too! Seeing Recoleta without him just wouldn't have been the same. He also took us around the surrounding neighbourhood, and had lots of interesting tales to tell us about local history.

5 stars all the way! Thank you Gabriel for a great tour.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A great tour!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

A great tour of Recoleta, beginning in front of Pilar Church/Recoleta Cemetery. No reservations are needed, and the tour is free. Tip is up to you, but you will want to tip once you've finished the tour.

Speaking perfect English, our tour guide, Gabriel, gave us so much interesting information about the area.

Gabriel was on time at the designated meeting spot in front of the church and guided us through Recoleta Cemetery, providing us with a lot of interesting stories about several of the gravesites. From the cemetery, we walked up Alvear Avenue, a posh shopping area and the site of some beautiful and historic mansions still in use today. It was a great tour--a MUST-DO!

Visited March 2013
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Camarillo, California
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563 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Laid back way to experience BA”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

It is a free tour - other than the expected tip. What we enjoyed was the perspective on the Recoleta from people who grew up in the neighborhood. That I what set it apart from other tours that we took in Buenos Aires. It is very laid back and gives the opportunity to walk the neighborhood with a local. Very different from the tours that put you on a bus and say look on the left and right as the bus circles the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If only every tour was as good as Buena Onda!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went on a trip around Recoleta Cemetery with Carolina y Gabrial on Friday. They were friendly, knowledgable and helpful throughout the whole tour and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Recoletta. They are so enthusiastic and proud of their beautiful city, they have perfect English and didn't seem to mind the millions of questions we had. Extremely Buena Onda!

Visited February 2013
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