Get in touch with a Porteño’s daily life as you walk the beautiful streets of Buenos Aires with a local. Discover the city’s secrets from the historic Plaza de Mayo to the artsy streets of La Boca, the grand neighborhood of San Telmo to the oldest cafe in the city.
Buenos Aires is big, busy, and full of secrets. And there’s nothing quite like a local perspective to get to know the highlights and hidden gems of this vibrant city. Friendly and knowledgeable local experts will help you to discover the city, its neighborhoods, its many personalities, and all the stories that go along with them. You will also gain insight into local traditions and daily life. We have a suggested itinerary, but your interests will guide the day!
Your 4-5 hour Walking Tour Buenos Aires will begin at your hotel or a designated meeting spot. Start your adventure with a trip to Buenos Aires’s first public cemetery, Recoleta. This massive, elegant cemetery covers almost six hectares and contains spectacular crypts and mausoleums. Pass the resting places of national heroes, former presidents, politicians, military personnel, scientists, artists, and celebrities.
From there, check out Intendente Alvear Square, home to a regional artesanal fair. You’ll find high quality registered artesanal goods including jewelry, spices, carved wooden mates, instruments, and more.
Pass by the stunning white Iglesia del Pilar and walk the colorful Figueroa Alcorta Avenue bridge, where you’ll get great views of the city before stopping in at the El Ateneo Gran Splendid bookstore. Voted the 2nd most beautiful bookstore on earth by The Guardian, El Gran Splendid originally opened as a theater in 1919. It still includes the original Italian frescoes painted on the ceiling, second and third floor wrap-around balconies, and soft golden lights.
Later, walk Tango Pathway where the 8 basic steps of tango are painted on the sidewalk. If you’re feeling bold, give it a try! Continue onward to Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires’s oldest city square. Dating back to the city’s foundation in 1580, the square is surrounded by stunning colonial-era historical and government buildings.
Continue to Plaza de la República, where you’ll stop to see the famous Buenos Aires Obelisk, towering into the sky. Nearby, pop into Tortoni Coffee Shop and order a coffee. If you have a sweet tooth, go for “The Special” — espresso hot chocolate with churros! Marvel at the marble floors, costumed waiters, and the classic art and photographs.
Coffee in hand, finish up your tour with a walk around Buenos Aires’s old Caminito neighborhood. With colorful murals, paintings, and sculptures, the city designated Caminito an official open air museum!
Your Private Walking Tour Buenos Aires includes:
Schedule your tour for anytime between 8:00 am and 21:00 pm.
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