The Old City Walking Tour

Half-day tour of Buenos Aires' most historic sights
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3 hrs

Buenos Aires

2 ~ 10

High content

Description

Buenos Aires is a city with history pouring out of nearly every corner. Let local guide and history buff Claudia help you discover it during this unique walking tour. Enter the colonial ages of Buenos Aires, as you discover its foundations in the 16th century. Start the tour at Plaza de Mayo, the founding square of the city home to the city’s most famous church and its presidential palace, the Casa Rosada. En route to your next destination, you’ll walk along antique cobblestone streets and pass beautiful houses, once belonging to wealthy Spaniards. Next, you will get to explore the San Telmo and Monserrat neighborhoods of the city. Here, you will discover the city’s most traditional architecture and the political and cultural history that comes with it. Visiting the oldest parts of the city, you’ll learn about the roots of modern Argentine culture and how its rich history has led to its colorful present. The perfect tour for history lovers, step into the past with local guide Claudia and discover authentic porteño tradition at its finest.

Itinerary 

  • Meet your local guide at the designated point. 
  • Visit Plaza de Mayo. 
  • Walk to San Telmo, the most historic part of the city. 
  • Visit antique stores in San Telmo. 
  • Finish the tour in Dorrego Square to see tango dancers and other street performers.

Eligibility criteria

Participants must be fit enough to walk at a leisurely pace for 3 hours. ​​​​


What's Included

  • Expert, private local guide

What's not included

  • Transporation
  • Snacks or beverages

Recommendations

  • Wear sunscreen if visiting in the summertime (November through March).
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly Good for Couples Relaxing

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Claudia

Before I was a tour guide, I worked for a publishing company as an editor, translator and writer. Tired of the monotony of working at my desk all day, I began pursuing my passions in art and tourism. At the time, I had no idea my newfound love for showing people around the city would become my job. I love meeting new people and each tour I give is different. My days are exciting and spontaneous, which is very different from my life in the office.

It started organically, as friends from all over the world would come visit me in Buenos Aires. I loved showing them around the city and helping them organize their trips. I wanted them to fall in love with the city, and so I would pour myself into planning the perfect trip, divulging local secrets so they could really have unique experiences. Eventually, these friends convinced me that I needed to make this my job and be a local friend to not only them, but to travelers from all over the world. Over twenty years have passed, and I’ve been hosting tours ever since. For me, everyday is different, sharing my passion for Buenos Aires with an audience of enthusiastic travelers. It’s the perfect combination of my two loves: theater and this city. Let me treat you like I would my best friends, and I will make sure you leave the city as passionate as I am about it!

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