Private Tour: Buenos Aires Like a Local
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and you'll head off to La Boca to see this classic Italian neighborhood. It also houses the famous Soccer Stadium where the legendary Diego Maradona started his career. From there you'll go to San Telmo, home to the working class and a place where Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) gather to dine and dance. Then you wander down to Plaza de Mayo, the main square with its pink government building where Evita once stood on the balcony. It was here that the May Square Mothers demonstrated for years, demanding the government an explanation of what happened to their lost sons during the Videla dictatorial regime (1976-1983). Then you hop on the subte (metro) to Recoleta, with the stately old homes of the wealthy. This is the neighborhood where charismatic Queen Maxima of The Netherlands grew up. And it is also the location of the famous Recoleta Cementary, with the grave of Evita Peron. Then you bus to fancy Palermo with its many French influences, including great restaurants.
Along the way your guide will show you tucked away secrets of each area, be it a backstreet cafe, some interesting architecture or a specialist shop. They'll plan the route depending on your interests and will seize the moment with suggestions on where to grab a tasty Argentine wine or the best ice cream, depending on what takes your fancy.
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup
- Public transport fees
- Hotel drop off
- Taxi expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Juan was a great tour guide, answered all our questions, gave history on the sites he showed us...lots of time to look at something we were very interested in, and moved us along if we were finished.
Max was a brilliant guide and was able to answer all our questions about Buenos Aires. He made an effort to take us places we had not already seen and didn't bother with places we had been to already, which was great. Cannot speak highly enough of him,