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Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

1. Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Enjoy a night of live tango and dance performances in the historic Galería Güemes, a classic 1915 theater in the heart of Buenos Aires. The show pays tribute to Astor Piazzolla, one of the most important tango composers in Argentina. Opt for a 3-course dinner and drinks before the show.  The show is conducted by the Piazzolla Tango sextet, and great Argentinean voices will perform Las Cuatro Estaciones del Tango (Four Seasons of Tango). Enjoy music based on traditional songs by Astor Piazzolla, who brought a new face to traditional tango, and other great Argentinian composers. Select the drinks package to enjoy 2 drinks along with the show tickets. Or choose the dinner option, and savor a delicious 3-course meal with drinks before the performance starts.

El Viejo Almacen Tango Tickets and Dinner: Buenos Aires

2. El Viejo Almacen Tango Tickets and Dinner: Buenos Aires

Experience the most traditional tango show in Buenos Aires at legendary El Viejo Almacen. Located in the charming and historic district of San Telmo, El Viejo Almacen is known throughout the world as the most traditional tango house in Buenos Aires. Its traditional three-story building, intimate seating, and cozy stage will transport you back to the period when the tango first emerged. Begin your evening in El Viejo Almacen's large, modern restaurant as you dine on a mouthwatering 3-course dinner. Then sip exquisite Argentinean wines in the historic Tango Theater as you watch a captivating performance by prominent interpreters of the tango who will leave you amazed with their skills, timing, precision, and enthusiasm. After the show, be treated to performances of live music, poetry, and dance with over 20 artists on stage. The portenan music played at El Viejo Almacen maintains all of the history and romance of a bygone era. The stage is lighted, but the echo of an older century remains untouched.

Buenos Aires: Rojo Tango Show with Optional Dinner

3. Buenos Aires: Rojo Tango Show with Optional Dinner

Tango will always be one of the main Argentinian forms of art and the Rojo Tango show gives you the most exclusive tango experience in Buenos Aires. These dancers, singers, and musicians are praised as some of the best in the country. Inside the five-star Faena Hotel, refurbished and decorated by designer Philippe Starck, Rojo Tango is all about luxury.   The Rojo Tango Quintet Orchestra sets the tone for the effervescent and impeccable performance of the dancers, inside a cozy and exclusive spot that pays tribute to old French cabarets of the last century. With a maximum capacity of 100 people, you will travel back in time as you watch the dancers and become entranced in the music. Choose the 3-course dinner menu and try traditional Argentine cuisine, a fine selection of local wines, and cocktails and make this evening an even more incredible experience.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

4. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Get a complete picture of Buenos Aires with this 24-hour, hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Discover traditional neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero, as well as the most modern ones, such as Palermo and Belgrano. Benefit from an included audio guide to find out more about the places you pass. With your ticket, hop on and off at any of the 22 stops on the bus route during a period of 24 hours. The main stop is in the city center and as the tour progresses, you'll see emblematic buildings, historical places, cultural spaces, and the different Buenos Aires neighborhoods. The bus will stop at certain stops to connect you with other activities and tourist attractions. Either stay on the bus all the way around the loop and enjoy the colorful sights and informative guides or use the bus as a great way to get to your next attraction. You're sure to have a fun time and you might just hear something surprising about this big city. If you get tired sightseeing, the open-top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

5. Buenos Aires: Tango Show at Tango Porteño & Optional Dinner

Travel back in time with a thrilling and sensual show at the “Tango Porteño.” Witness one of the best shows in Buenos Aires in one of the city’s most famous venues. Upgrade your experience by opting for a 3-course dinner and/or unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks. Enter a show theater that has been converted from a luxurious art-deco MGM movie theater near the Obelisk– a relic of the time when tango was forbidden for being too risqué. Marvel at the “Bailando Tango,” a performance crafted by the multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Mora Godoy.  “Bailando Tango” captures the wistful spirit of the golden age of tango and combines it with high-energy flips, lifts, and acrobatics. See a Broadway-like twist on the classic tango. Be swept away by the performances of dozens of artists and an orchestra composed of 8 musicians. You can enjoy drinks at the show or dinner. Choose either the 3-course dinner menu or the dinner menu with unlimited drinks and make your night even more special.

Tigre Delta Premium Small-Group Tour from Buenos Aires

6. 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: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

7. Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

Hop aboard for a 1-hour sunset tour of Buenos Aires from the water.  Upon arriving at your meeting point at the North Dock of the Port of Buenos Aires, you can start drinking at the open bar. During the tour, you will observe the interior of the port of Buenos Aires and its different activities, as well as the Buenos Aires National Immigration Museum, the Argentine Yacht Club, the ecological reserve of the city, the Benito Quinquela Martin cruise terminal, the silos of the cereal terminal, the electricity-generating plants and part of the Río de la Plata. Begin boarding at 5:30 PM and depart at 6:30 PM.  Then, enjoy your 1-hour ride, returning back to your meeting point at 7:30 PM.

From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

8. From Buenos Aires: Gaucho and Ranch in San Antonio de Areco

Begin your 9-hour tour with a drive from your hotel in Buenos Aires to the village of San Antonio de Areco. Enjoy views of the pampas en route and listen to commentary about the area from your guide. When you arrive, take a walk around the historic downtown area. Afterward, head to the exclusive "El Ombu" estancia, where you’ll enjoy either a horseback ride or carriage ride along with some traditional Empanadas and beverages. Later, sit down to a typical Argentinian BBQ with the finest meats. During dessert, take in a folklore show followed by a demonstration of amazing gaucho skills.

Buenos Aires: Wine Tasting and Lunch at Bodega Gamboa

9. Buenos Aires: Wine Tasting and Lunch at Bodega Gamboa

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local Argentine vineyard on a small-group tour aboard a comfortable minivan. Discover an amazing range of wines including pinot noir, malbec, and cabernet franc, combining them with perfectly paired cheeses. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Buenos Aires and take you on a one-hour journey to Bodega Gamboa, an iconic new winery located next to the town of Campana. Once there, meet your host who will take you on a tour of the vineyards, and tell you about the local culture, and the different wine strains produced here. Then, savor local wines before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

10. From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, the first site in Uruguay to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city with a round-trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist.  Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular views of the Rio de la Plata. Experience the charming houses, cobbled streets, traditional lanterns, and magical sunsets of El Porton de Campo alongside the Street of Sighs and Faro. If you choose the option that includes the walking tour, your guide will be waiting for you at the ferry station, ready to tell you all about the history of this incredible town. Return to Buenos Aires via the same ferry route at the end of your day trip.

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Martin and Martin were on time at our AirBNB to pick us up. They were very friendly and made the 10 minute car ride enjoyable. When we arrived we were a little nervous as none of us had really danced the Tango before. The lesson was simple enough to follow along and the instructors were incredibly kind and patient. When ever we were stuck our guide Martin was there to step in and offer some extra help which made us feel so comfortable. When it was time for the real dancing Martin lead each of us around the dance floor for an extremely fun experience. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour for anyone looking for an amazing night out and experience Tango in a super authentic way. This experience was more then we could have asked for and I can't wait to go back to Argentina and dance more Tango!

Absolutely amazing! I highly recommend it. I had such a wonderful day, learnt a lot, made new friends and had a lot of fun!

Juan is a great guide with a sense of humor and the the Palermo region with its graffiti is an amazing tour

Perfect day out. Colonia de Segramentio is spectacular, peaceful and absolutely beautiful

Easy day trip from Buenos Aires. We used our Argentina money there without any problems.