Buenos Aires City Tours and Shopping
One of the best ways to acquaint yourself with a city as vast as Buenos Aires is on a basic coach tour. On these tours, you'll see highlights including the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Colonial City Hall, the La Boca quarter, Recoleta Cemetary, and the Recoleta Quarter. Longer tours include more stops and sights, and may include lunch. Both half and full day tours typically allot time for shopping.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $29 or $39 for tours which respectively last 3.5 and 7 hours.
Booking Advice: Depending on the amount of walking involved, Buenos Aires city tours are rated from easy to moderate. You may want to consider 3rd party vendors' rates for city tours.
La Boca Quarter, Plaza de Mayo, and the Recoleta Cemetary
En route to tour highlights, you'll see San Telmo, the Colon Theater, and Palermo (park). When you visit the Boca Quarter, legendary birthplace of the Tango, you'll see a street alive with entertainment and street vendors. At Plaza de Mayo, a tour highlight is viewing the balcony from which Evita Peron addressed the Argentinian people. Recoleta Cemetary is where Evita Peron is interred in a black marble crypt, but you'll see plenty of other marble tombs as well.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $50 for a 3.5 hour tour.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive.
The Recoleta Cemetery and a Visit to an Estancia (ranch)
After visiting the decidedly upscale Recoleta Cemetery, you'll leave town to visit an estancia (ranch) out in the country. Learn about the gauchos, and enjoy music, dancing, and horsemanship. A barbecue lunch is typically included.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $130 for an 8 hour tour including lunch.
Booking Advice: Due to the walking involved, this tour is rated as moderate in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive.
Tango Show and Lunch
Since this dance was reportedly born in this city, one way to gain a cultural perspective about Buenos Aires AND have a lot of fun is to go to a Tango Show. These excursions typically include lunch.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $70 to $130 for this 5 to 6 hour excursion.
Booking Advice: Because of the walking involved this excursion is rated as moderate in terms of physical activity. While the higher priced cruise line excursions do include seeing some city highlights, you'll find very affordable tango excursions via 3rd party vendors online.
Tigre Delta Cruises
The Tigre Delta area has been a vacation spot for a century. Additionally, this delta is considered to be the widest in the world. You tour by boat takes you by Olivos, San Isidro, and Martinez, where you can expect to see mansions, river shacks, and rowing clubs.
Price: Adults expect to oay around $60 for a 4 hour tour through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: These tours are rated as moderate in terms of physical exercise. Third party vendors online offer similar tours for about $15 less per adult.