Buenos Aires Culture & history

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Buenos Aires: Boca Juniors and River Plate Football Tour

1. Buenos Aires: Boca Juniors and River Plate Football Tour

Ole, ole, ole, ole - conjure up images of soccer greats when you visit two of South America's most iconic football locations at River Plate and La Bombonera. This Buenos Aires football tour is for anyone who knows the names Tevez, Ibarra, and of course the great Maradona. Take a trip back in time at the museums of the two most famous soccer stadiums in Argentina, La Bombonera, by Boca Juniors, and Monumental de Nuñez, by River Plate. See their trophy rooms and past team jerseys, and hear unique club stories and history. Access to the Boca stadium itself is temporarily suspended, and the visit to the River stadium is done by stairs from the Platea San Martín, from there you can see the playing field and take photos. At each venue make sure to stop by the shop for some personalized items and souvenirs to remember your visit and these great football clubs.

Tigre Delta Premium Small-Group Tour from Buenos Aires

2. Tigre Delta Premium Small-Group Tour from Buenos Aires

On this fun-filled half-day tour of Tigre and Buenos Aires, embark on an adventure that offers the perfect balance between nature and history. Take in the views on a boat ride, shop local products at a market, and visit the Cathedral of San Isidro. After hotel pickup, hop on a cruise on the widest river in the world while getting spectacular views of the Buenos Aires skyline from the waters of the Río de la Plata (La Plata River). After one hour on the river, arrive at the Parana River’s Delta, a place that truly feels like a fantasy land. Once in the delta, the boat ride continues through a series of narrow channels and islands, a popular weekend getaway for residents of Buenos Aires and an everyday home to thousands of islanders. Experience the majestic scenery that's very different from anything you have seen before while learning all about the locals who live along the peaceful channels with boats as their only means of transportation. At lunchtime, the boat will drop you off at Tigre, a major city within the Buenos Aires suburbs. Enjoy an authentic snack including empanadas (local pasties) and drinks at a historical venue that belongs to the Italian Rowing Club of Tigre City. For the rest of the tour, hop on board a vehicle and drive through the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires to get an overview of what life is like in the outskirts of Argentina’s capital city, home to about 25% of the total population of the country. Along the ride, visit several sites, including the fruit market, a type of bazaar where locals shop for home goods and where you can find some authentic souvenirs. Head to San Isidro, where you'll get to visit the district’s neogothic cathedral. Once the trip is over, get driven back to Buenos Aires. You can choose to be dropped off somewhere on the way to keep exploring the city or you can be taken back to your hotel.

Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

3. Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

Discover the most representative sites of the districts of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. San Telmo neighborhood is one of the oldest districts, known for its vibrant tango and arts scene, its antique markets and 19th-century decorations. Puerto Madero is the most modern part of the city with the revolving bridge of Puente de la Mujer, representing a couple dancing the Tango.  At Plaza de Mayo, admire the Metropolitan Cathedral, the colonial town hall of The Cabildo, and the Casa Rosada, the official residence of the President of Argentina. Then, walk to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires in the center of Avenida 9 de Julio, erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, and finish the walking tour in front of the Colon Theater.  The Colon Theater is considered one of the 5 best opera houses in the world for its size, acoustics, and trajectory. You can choose to add a 50-minute guided tour of the Colon Theater. Admire the stunning auditorium, main foyer, Gallery of Busts, and Golden Hall. Marvel at the stunning details of the building's stairs, sculptures, ceilings, stained glass, and more.  You can choose to add a visit to the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires). Board a public bus to the Palermo neighborhood to enter the museum that collects, preserves, studies, and disseminates Latin American art in all mediums. See approximately 400 works of art at your own pace and take the time to explore each room at leisure. You can choose to add a visit to the Teatro Colón and the MALBA. Your guide will wait for you while you take the guided tour of the theater before escorting you to the MALBA. 

Buenos Aires: River Plate Museum Official Ticket and Tour

4. Buenos Aires: River Plate Museum Official Ticket and Tour

Undoubtedly, River Plate is the largest stadium of Argentina, encompassing over 37,000 square feet, and its recognition is worldwide. In over 110 years, the institution has lived glorious moments both in sports and as an institution. Founded on November 9th 2009, the River Museum houses the most precious treasures of Club Atlético River Plate history. In light of new technological advancements in Argentina, the museum is also equipped with a 360 cinema where a film that expresses the feeling of millions of fans is shown. Through the Time Tunnel, tourists can chronologically get to know the central leading figures of River Plate, those teams that made the club bigger, the best goals, memorable wins, and the most valuable trophies, all these related to the national and international history of the club. In addition, those who walk the museum will be reminded of the origins of the club, the first steps in professionalism, big matches, and the glory that has always accompanied River Plate. These sections include audiovisual shows that pay tribute the national and international significance of each period of River. The River Museum aims to be a reservoir of club history and heritage, able to be enjoyed by the public interested in River Plate and soccer itself as an expression of popular culture.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

5. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Museum Ticket Combo

Explore the city of Buenos Aires on this insightful bus tour. Get on and off at the stop you prefer and tour the city at your own pace. If you're passionate about sports, you'll love this ticket combo, that allows you to visit both River Plate Museum and Boca Junior Museums, both local staples. While riding the bus, listen to the comprehensive audio guide to discover every corner of Buenos Aires, including the traditional neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero. See emblematic buildings, historical places, and cultural spaces. From the stop in the Nuñez neighborhood, you can walk toward the River Plate Museum and Stadium for your visit. Learn about the history of one of the most important Argentine teams and admire its showcases of achievements. Tour its stadium and access the teams' locker rooms. To visit the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Boca Junior Museum), you can take the bus all the way to the stop in the La Boca neighborhood. Walk through the different thematic exhibitions with photos, videos, trophies, and the collection of shirts belonging to famous players.

Buenos Aires: Private Recoleta Cemetery Walking Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Private Recoleta Cemetery Walking Tour

This walking guide tour to visit one of the most of the picturesque neighborhood in the city, with a walk of the of colorful of Recoleta and its famous cemetery, with the tombs of the most famous Argentines people. We will also visit Eva Peron's grave, and her stories of yesterday and always. Then we will visit its most emblematic points and the fair and artisan market. In all the sites, we enjoy the most varied options that are made in each place that visits. Discover this mythical and famous district Group Day tour. Observations: Minimum two pax.

Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

7. Buenos Aires: History & Local Culture Bike Tour

In a group of no more than 6 people and the expertise of a local guide, get to know the lively city of Buenon Aires by bike. From the convenient meeting point, travel the urban terrain on a bike with gears and suspension for a comfortable ride. Take in the best historical sights and most notable areas of the sprawling city. The tour will visit the Plaza de Mayo, the most important historical site in Buenos Aries. From there venture onward to the newest area in the city, Puerto Madero. Cycle down to the old riverside at Costanera Sur and stop by La Boca where old traditions are very much alive. See the Boca Juniors Soccer Stadium, the open-door Calle Museo Caminito museum, and the beautiful grounds of Lezama Park.   Along the way, there will be time to experience a traditional mate tasting. Enjoy the national drink of Argentina — an infused caffeine drink originating from South America — in the company of locals. Spend around 30 minutes talking about the mate tradition and other topics, of course. This is an important part of social culture in Argentina, so feel free to ask questions and the friendly guide will share their local point of view. There is an additional option to enjoy a delicious sandwich at a traditional food truck and where you can feel like a real "porteño".

Buenos Aires: Argentinian Flavors Food Tour with Dinner

8. Buenos Aires: Argentinian Flavors Food Tour with Dinner

After been picked up from Baires Gallery at 6 PM, be taken to the Casa del Dulce de Leche. First, enjoy a guided tour of this historic specialist shop, learning about how they make their delicious star product, the creamy caramel-like treat called "dulce de leche". Get the chance to sample different varieties too. Then, head to the Mercado de San Telmo, a food market that has played an essential role in the Buenos Aires food scene since opening in 1897. Peruse the different stalls selling meat, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables and discover the finest quality ingredients that form the base of the most popular dishes in Argentinian cuisine. Next, stop on your food tour will be at the Tierra Mendocina winery, where you'll spend 55 minutes enjoying a wine tasting of 2 different Argentinian wines: a red Malbec and a white Torrontes. Wash these delicious wines with local cheeses too. From the winery, make your way to the Revire Brasas Bravas restaurant for the finishing touch on your Buenos Aires culinary experience. Indulge in a traditional Argentinian dinner of 3 mouth-watering courses plus a drink (mineral water, soft drinks, a glass of wine, or beer). For a starter choose between a meat empanada or Revire provolone. Follow this with the main course of port flank steak, sirloin steak, or a quarter of boneless chicken all served with chips or mixed salad. Round off your meal with a dessert flan with dulce de leche or ice cream.  At the end of your delicious dinner, which will last around an hour, be taken back to your hotel by around 10 PM where your tour concludes.

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Nice boat trip on the river with an in and out side area. We sat the whole trip outside in the sun and enjoyed the view of all the different houses on the water edge. After that had amazing empanadas in a beautiful traditional house and went to an area with nice little shops in old wear houses where they sold lots of handcraft and nice things. Best part for me was that our lovely tour guide took us to for me unfamiliar areas of the city with lots of beautiful streets and old buildings.

It is an incredible place, the attention is great They explain and tell you about the important things in the stadium Recommended

was quite well. Carolina was super talkable and explained very well about the different places that we went

The Delta and the houses there are amazing. We really enjoyed the trip with Nicolas from Signature Tours.

Aime is an excellent guide with an enthusiasm for people and Argentina.