Visit the Tango Capital and boogie in Buenos Aires with Private Tour and you will see it all. ‘Fair winds’, the magical sounding literal translation of Buenos Aires got its name by the Spanish Sailors that first inhabited the city back in the 16th century.
Giving thanks for their safe journey to the ‘Holy Virgin Mary of the Good Winds’ they named their new found land after her. Since that first arrival, this mega metropolis has grown from strength to strength and is a mosaic of diverse and varied cultures and nationalities.
With a Private Buenos Aires Tour sees how from the early days, it has depended on trade, and this resulted in menacing pirate stories and subsequently a thriving industry in contraband.
Remanents of its various occupations remain at every turn; the Buenos Aires guided private tour of La Boca District will show you how the buildings are painted in bright rainbow colours, and everywhere hazy bars throb to the sound of Tango music the true beating heart of Buenos Aires. Read More...
The Buenos Aires Guided Private Tour of La Boca District, See the Beautiful Buildings Painted in Bright Rainbow Colours
Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina and home to the countries two passions, Football and The Tango. The Boca Juniors Stadium sightseeing tour will show you the real passion this city has for its local team.
On your visit take escorted private tours of its many diverse neighbourhoods and live the sights and sounds of this buzzing city. See the stunning Art Nouveau and French Style buildings on the leafy streets of Recoleta.
Custom tours of Buenos Aires will take you to try some authentic Asian food in Chinatown on your sightseeing tour of Belgrano.
Top 10 Things to Do in Buenos Aires
Recoleta's Art Nouveau and French style buildings line the streets of this popular neighbourhood. This elegant district is the most expensive postcode of Buenos Aires and is alive with trendy restaurants and coffee shops. Book a Private Tour and see the stunning Del Pilar Church and the Law Faculty of the University are also found here. A fascinating landmark is the Cemetery with its intricate marble mausoleums one of which belongs to Eva Peron.
The imposing neoclassical Palacio del Congreso sits behind a pleasant square with sparkling fountains. Built of sandstone, it is adorned with sculptures and an 80-metre high bronze dome as you will see on your sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires. Home to the Senate and the Chamber off Deputies you can take a private tour visiting several rooms including the library and the Chamber of both Houses.
A peaceful residential area of leafy streets, boutiques and cafes. On a guided tour of the Central Plaza see the Majestic Belgrano Cathedral known affectionately by the locals as La Redonda or ‘the round one’. At the weekend the plaza comes alive with artists setting up their craft stands outside the Museum of Spanish Art. Take a stroll to nearby Chinatown where the array of restaurants and groceries are is alive with Asian culture.
Multi coloured taverns and houses make up this lively district next to the old Port of Buenos Aires. La Boca is quite literally Tango and football and is probably the most important centres of culture. Wander with you guide on a private tour of Carlos Gardel Caminito a cobbled street of original artwork and beautiful coloured houses and its arts market. It is also like one big open air Tango museum with live shows of this passionate dance at most cafes.
On the shores of the picturesque Parana Delta lies the colourful town of Tigre. Take a custom tour to this town to make the most out of the outdoor activities on offer. Wander the charming town streets or meander the waterways around the Tigre Delta Islands. Once the primary fruit and vegetable port for many years, the Puerto de Frutos craft market draws in many local artists to exhibit their unique work.
Plaza De Mayo
Politics is still an important part of Argentinian life, and the most iconic tour and political landmark since their Independence is the Plaza De Mayo Private Tour. People still gather here for regular demonstrations similar to the ones organised by the famous icon Evita Peron. The attractive red-walled Residential House and the original Government House from the Colonial period are found on this delightful square too.
Exuding old world charm and culture welcome to Buenos Aries’ oldest residential neighbourhood. Jam packed with history and fantastic architectural landmarks it is a perfect place to wander the Artisans Market or have a quiet coffee. Take in the historic Churches and dusty antique shops or sit and ponder life. Spend Sunday afternoon on Plaza Dorrego where locals come to dance the famed Tango on its cobbled square.
After the culture of the old city visit Puerto Madero the charming waterfront of the modern city. Popular with the wealthy its towering glass skyscrapers are a stark contrast to older architecture nearby. The heart of the business centre, its modernisation in 1993 has created a fabulous area for luxury living and leisure. Walk the contemporary footbridge or take a few hours at the Ecological Reserve.
A buzzing neighbourhood of cafes and trendy bars surround the lively Plaza Palermo Soho now home to all major radio and TV companies. Nearby is a Botanic Garden with over 5,000 species of plant and pretty sculptures making it a peaceful oasis. Bosques de Palermo a lush green park is alive with glorious, fragrant roses and cooling lakes and is a great place to take a relaxing stroll along the beautiful waterfront.
Boca Juniors Stadium
After Tango take in the other great passion of Argentinians, football. They are simply crazy for the sport so what could be better than watching their love and devotion at a match at the Boca Stadium where each game attracts many supporters. Be prepared for noise and lots of it as they show their support for their local team. The huge stadium also goes by the name La Bombonera as its shape resembles a box of chocolates.
Travel Tips for Buenos Aires
Best Time To Visit Buenos Aires
The ideal time to book your Buenos Aires Private Tour is in Autumn time from March to May or in the Spring from September to November. To see the city in its true beauty, you should visit in October or November when the spectacular Jacaranda Trees are in full bloom and a riot of colourful glory. In January and February, locals leave the city in droves heading for beach resorts so the city has only tourists who can affect prices.
Typical Costs in Buenos Aires
As for any holiday, the costs you incur depend entirely on what you want or expect from your holiday. Guided private tours of landmarks, for example, are around 10$ and museums 5$. Euros and USD are generally the preferred currency. Transport on local buses is around 1$while average 3km taxi rides are about 4$. You can eat well for 3 to 15 $. A local beer is rather sweet and will cost 3$ except in the nightclubs and bars.
Know Before Visiting Buenos Aires
First to know is that Buenos Aries is a night city. Going out, dinner, clubs everything is done from around 11.30 p.m. onwards, so anything before that is uncool. A great source of local knowledge can be obtained from Taxi Drivers but be aware that the ‘longer route’ may also be taken. Everything is done at a slow pace even getting your bill can be long winded. Some clubs require trousers and shoes as opposed to shorts and flip flops.
Weather in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires weather can be split into two distinctive regions. The south with its cool, dry weather and the central region where it is warm and humid. In the summer during January and February temperatures can reach an uncomfortable 100º with high humidity whereas in the winter months of June to August it can be generally rainy, chilly and overcast. Usually, there is little chance of seeing snow here.