Buenos Aires in a Day Tour

Discover all of the essential sites of Buenos Aires in a single day with a private guide.
From US$930 privately
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Tour Details
Product Type
  • Puerto Madero
  • San Telmo Neighborhood
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Teatro Colón
  • La Boca Neighborhood
  • El Caminito Street
  • Palermo Neighborhood
Photos & Highlights
  • Full-Day private tour with a local expert-guide.
  • Experience all of Buenos Aires' most iconic sites and neighborhoods in a single day.
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Tour Description
After a convenient hotel pick-up, your visit begins in Plaza Mayor, also known as Plaza de Mayo, the heart of Buenos Aires and a historic center of political and social activity. Here, your expert guide will show you Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace, where Eva Perón famously addressed the crowds. The historic square is the perfect place to become begin your initiation into Argentina's complex history. You will continue on to the majestic Obelisco, an iconic landmark that stands proudly as a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will then stop in front of the world-renowned Teatro Colón, the most famous opera house in South America, and a perfect representation of the importance of art and culture in Argentinean society. 

Get ready for a change of scenery as you venture to the charming San Telmo neighborhood. This area is famous for its picturesque cobblestone streets, where photo opportunities abound. Your guide will encourage you to take a short exploration of the inimitable San Telmo Market, a must-see for the gastronome among you. You may stop for lunch in one of the many charming restaurants or grab a sandwich from a street food stand at the market and continue onward to the colorful La Boca neighborhood.

Catching a ride north, you will discover the elegant Recoleta neighborhood, home to the iconic Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Perón's mausoleum rests, and explore its beautiful parks and architecture. You will also pass through Barrio Palermo, known for its trendy boutiques, cafes, and street art, and finally, wind down your tour in Puerto Madero, a modern waterfront district with sleek architecture, upscale dining, and scenic views along the Rio de la Plata. 

At the end of this full-day tour of Buenos Aires, your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel, leaving you with a thorough initiation into the layout, history and unique charms of Buenos Aires. 

  • You are a first-time visitor looking to hit all of the essential sites in a single day. 
  • You are stopping through Buenos Aires on the way to Antarctica and want to get an in-depth taste of the city. 

  • Plaza del Mayo-iconic central square, the heart of the city.
  • Teatro Colon-Most renowned opera house in South America.
  • San Telmo Neighborhood and Market-quaint district known for enchanting streets and bustling market.
  • La Boca-photogenic neighborhood known for colorful houses and Caminito Street.
  • Recoleta-upscale neighborhood known for its architecture and cemetery.
  • Palermo-another must-see neighborhood with charming buildings and innate sophistication
  • Puerto Madero-modern waterfront district popular with young Argentineans. 
Car Service
  • A car will be at your disposal for the entire duration of the tour. Buenos Aires is a large city and this will cut down on walking long distances, as well as being too exposed to the heat during the hot summer months. Please share your hotel information with us during booking! 
Wheelchair accessibility
  • Buenos Aires is one of the more wheelchair-accessible cities in South America, with most major intersections equipped with ramps to access the sidewalks. We will need advanced notice if you are someone in your party is using a wheelchair, however, as this tour includes a car service and we will need to secure an accessible vehicle. 
Service Dogs
  • Service dogs can be accommodated on this walk. 
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Can we remove the car service and do this as a walking-only tour?
No, this tour was designed with a car service as the visit covers a lot of ground and hits all of the major neighborhoods and sites in the city. Additionally, it can get quite hot during the Argentinean summer, and it is a better option to have a car at your disposal to give you some respite from the baking city sidewalks. We are certain you won’t regret this portion of your tour! 
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My wife and I greatly our day tour of Buenos Aires with Santiago and our driver Mattias. When we were finished, we felt like we were parting ways with an old friend. His understanding of the history of the city really helped us become acquainted with Argentina on our first visit. We all also were greatly amused to find out that one of Santiago’s favorite American TV shows is The Office and we’re from Scranton.
Andrea was amazing! Her knowledge of all aspects of Argentinian life and culture was extensive- so impressed! Our driver and van were wonderful. We had the best time and would do this tour and many more with Andrea whenever possible.
This was a great way to see the city in a single day, and in our case the emphasis was on architecture in the city, but could take a different angle depending on the guide and personal interests. Juan was excellent - interesting, good pacing, curious about us and our experience.