1/2 Day Intro to Buenos Aires

In three hours, we cover the historic center of the city and then do a little exploring around the side streets of downtown Buenos Aires. As we walk around the famous Plaza de Mayo, where the Spanish founded the city in 1580, we discuss the   history and development of Argentina from a Spanish colony to its beginnings as a nation, through its Golden Age when Argentina was one of the ten wealthiest nations in the world, to its present reality.

The idea of this tour is to help you get oriented to do your own exploring and to gain a different perspective for looking at the city. Along with strolling to the Casa Rosada (the Argentine presidential palace where they actually filmed Madonna singing “that song” for that the movie version of Evita), the Cathedral where Pope Francis was Archbishop for 15 years, and the Cabildo where Argentina’s democracy was born, we can also cover whatever you need to know to help you explore: how public transportation works, cafe etiquette, looking at a map of the city together, the difference between a tango show and a milonga, the names of Argentine beef cuts and what they mean … or whatever you need to know! And, of course, we include a café break at a traditional café porteño.

Duration:  3 hours.

Fees:  USD 80 for a group of up to 6 people. (Note this is the total price for the group, not a per person rate.)

Please, contact us directly for fees for larger group tours. 

Fee does not cover costs for any meals, snacks or drinks consumed during the tour.

Guides will accompany you back to your hotel for an additional fee. Please, contact us in advance for this service. This tour can also be customized and / or extended to include other sites such as the Colón Theater, Palacio Barolo and the Obelisk. Flexibility is our middle name. Please, contact us with inquiries.

Have questions or want to book a tour? Write to us at bacityguide@gmail.com