As the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is a vibrant, exciting city. Whether you’re short on time to explore the city, or you want a brief expert introduction before you dive in on your own, a three-hour sightseeing tour can be the perfect way to begin your time in the capital city.
This tour begins as you board the comfortable coach from your hotel in Buenos Aires. Your guide is a local expert who can share insider cultural knowledge as well as historic facts about the many attractions along the way. The sightseeing commences in the Retiro district, which is home to some of the most upscale shops and homes in the city. Pass the Plaza de Mayo, the city’s political hub, and then stop for photos at Casa Rosada, the very pink home of the Argentinian president. Nearby, admire iconic landmarks like the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, the impressive facade of the 19th century Teatro Colón, which is perhaps the most famous opera house on the entire planet, and the Plaza de Republica.
Your coach will continue through some of the most interesting neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. See places like Puerto Madero, and disembark in the traditionally Italian neighborhood of La Boca to stroll along the pedestrian Caminito to shop for local art and souvenirs. Then you’ll drive through Palermo, and see the major attractions of the Buenos Aires Zoo and Planetarium.
If you love architecture and impressive mansions, then you will definitely enjoy the drive through the incredible homes in the Recoleta neighborhood. This neighborhood is also home to the Recoleta Cemetery, a beautiful cemetery that is also the final resting place of notables like former First Lady of Argentina Eva Peron, Isabel Walewski Colonna, who is the grandchild of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Guillermo Brown, who founded the Argentine Navy. The final destination of this whirlwind tour is the Galerias Pacifico, where you can disembark and shop on your own independently. This is where the tour concludes, allowing you to explore at your leisure.