Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise
Continue to Tigre and board a catamaran for a 40-minute cruise through Tigre Delta, observing island residents interacting with floating services such as the supermarket boat and water taxi. Admire the homes built on stilts and view President Sarmiento’s home and museum before re-boarding your coach at the port for the return drive to Buenos Aires, before your city sightseeing tour.
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour (Afternoon):Begin your sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires in the Retiro neighborhood aboard your comfortable coach, traveling through the city’s most popular neighborhoods and passing famous landmarks along the way. In Plaza de Mayo, stop for photos of the Argentine presidential office – Casa Rosada – a palatial building known for its pink exterior. See the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (town hall) before making your way to Teatro Colón, a beautiful opera house built near Plaza de la República and the Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk of Buenos Aires).
On your way to San Telmo, go through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Admire the well-preserved colonial architecture and attractions like Dorrego Square, where spontaneous tango performances are known to erupt. Enjoy the colorful atmosphere of La Boca, a neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants and a major attraction due to the brightly painted buildings of the Caminito, the main drag. Here, hop off the coach for a stroll along the pedestrian-only lane where local artists sell their work. Back on your coach, drive through Palermo and take in views of Palermo Woods, the city’s largest park.
Your coach tour ends in Recoleta, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods, renowned for the Recoleta Cemetery, elegant shops and open-air cafés. Explore the city on your own or take a rest during two hours of free time before your evening tango show.
Tango Show with Dinner (Evening):Be transported back to a time when the sultry rhythms of Argentine tango ruled the city of Buenos Aires, and relish an enchanting evening surrounded by its lively music and dance! Choose from two great options in classy tango clubs – Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño – and watch professional dancers perform in stunning costumes (see below). Enjoy a delicious dinner of Argentinean and international cuisine paired with a generous selection of wine – a truly unforgettable experience!
- Professional guide
- City tour
- Boat ride on Tigre Delta
- Beverages (water, beer, wine)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Entry/Admission - Cafe de los Angelitos
- Lunch and additional food and drinks
- drop-off at the hotels (after City Tour and Tigre Delta tour drop off will be made at centrally located drop off points: Obelisk, Galerias Pacifico, Puerto Madero Area)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- You may bring your own lunch and/or snacks
Avoid Viator if you are cruising. What a mess. Before leaving USA spent days calling intl # provided to Grey Line Argentina for pick up arrangements- got hung up on etc. In Uruguay night before due to arrive we knew ship would be very very late. Emailed address provided. Ship arrived hours late - we alerted company via ship's phone. Too bad - out first two tours $$ non-refundable. Assured we would still get evening Tango tour. With many other guests at designated terminal spot for bus pick up. We went 1/2 hour early because we were given two different times for pick up with each phone call. Cruise connection, Ship Mate, and other vendor guests picked up by bus - but NO one for Viator/Grey Line Argentina (the VIATOR vendor). I begged the bus driver to let us go with them to Cafe Los Angelitos - he calls Grey Line - supposedly will send a car. I beg him not to leave us. He photos my eticket voucher, sends it to someone, finally after 10 minutes (annoying of course all the others on the bus) kind Gustavos lets us on bus. At the tango site, we get separated from all the other non Viator/Grey line Argentina ticket holders and put in lousy table. Eventually Cafe managers feel sorry for us and do something nice. AVOID VIATOR. It's a mess. Viator takes NO responsibility for third party vendors and we had bad luck with the vendor themselves. Too much drama and anxiety - although the Tango at Cafe Los Angelitos was magnificent.
3 parts to this tour. The morning - Tigre delta river cruise - a total YUCK! Spent a lot of time waiting around to be told river level was too low but they will put us on another boat with an equal experience. Turns out, it was overcrowded - no place for everyone to sit even. We had to sit under hot sun for the whole trip - staring at the crowd standing in front of us. No guide talking so no idea what we were seeing. Guide was apologetic saying it was not her fault but I reminded her she worked for that company. What a waste of a valuable day! Afternoon - city cruise. Good tour but poor planning. The morning finished by dropping off everyone who only did the morning taking 1 hour. Then another hour picking up those for the afternoon. Not given any option to stop for lunch. Managed to grab a pastry at the first 15 min stop. The rest of city tour was decent - route was cut short because of bad traffic. La Boca was truly amazing - but we were only given 20 mins there. We plan to spend a whole day there again. We took a cab home as we headed north because it was already 6 and needed to be ready for night pick up. Night - The tango show was wonderful and we enjoyed dinner. We were tired after spending so much time in the sun and so much time dropping and picking people up. At least there was a decent ending to the otherwise awful day.
The tour was wonderful and everything went as advertised. We learned so much about the city's history and racist culture in the way that they murdered the black slaves and indigenous people in order to sanitize the country. The Flamingo dinner was wonderful and high energy. The Tigre Delta River Cruise was so relaxing and beautiful.
This was a crazy day. Individually, each of the tours was fine, BUT too much to do in one day. We had no time for lunch, and it would have been better to separate this into two days. One for the city sightseeing tour and really the hop on hop off bus would have been better and then a second day for the Tigre Delta River Cruise and tango show. Or put the tango show with the city tour. The day was just too packed, and seemed way to rushed. Also, we spent a lot of time on the bus, and not enough time at the various venues. I probably should have paid more attention to the description and signed up for a walking tour of the city and a tango show, and then the river cruise separately.
This tour consisted of three parts. We were picked up at our hotel in the morning for the Tigre Delta River Tour, with one stop along the way to see a museum. We had a chance to pick up lunch own expense prior to boarding the boat. The River Tour was interesting. After that, we were dropped off at another hotel to board a different bus for the afternoon portion of the city tour with a different guide. We visited Palermo, Recoleta including Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo and La Boca. Stops included Mayo Square/ Cathedral and the market at La Boca. Both morning and afternoon guides were very good. The stop at the Cemetery was quite rushed - largely consisted of a walk to Eva Perron's mausoleum. To be fair, we saw a lot considering the traffic is heavy and slows down the progress from one stop to another. After the city Tour, we were dropped off back at our hotel about 6:00 and picked up again later for dinner and Tango Show at Portenos. The show was very well done. Although it was a long day, it seemed fairly relaxed and the break before supper gave us a chance to re-charge for the evening dinner and tango show. As we only had one day in Buenos Aires, this tour provided the best way to see as much as possible.