The private walking tour specialists
Founded in 2005, BuenosTours are the original and leading private walking tour specialists in Buenos Aires. To learn more about why you should take a private guided walking tour ahead of any other type of tour, click here.
The BuenosTours tour guide team is made up of native English-speakers now living long-term in Buenos Aires. We’ve been giving private walking tours for over 8 years, continually bettering our tour offerings, and delighting more and more visitors to Buenos Aires with each month that passes. To read what our many happy customers have to say, check out our testimonials page and the great reviews past clients have given us on Tripadvisor.
Recognised as the best in the business
BuenosTours has also received several honours and industry recommendations down the years. For example, one of the most popular daily newspapers in England, The Guardian, has listed us as offering the best cemetery tour in the world. Both our Half Day Recoleta & Cemetery Tour and our Full Day “BA 101″ Tour include this award-winning cemetery tour.
We have also been highly recommended by other respected travel market-leaders such as Delta Airlines, Marriott and Sheraton Hotels, in best-selling guide books such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and DK Eyewitness Top 10 Guides, plus mentioned online and in the press by The Boston Globe, Wired Magazine, Clarin (Argentina’s biggest newspaper), The South African Sunday Times, and Argentina’s Travel Guide. In addition, we continue to get great reviews on websites such as Tripadvisor, Cruise Critic, Google Reviews, TravelPod and Matador Trips. Please see our press and buzz section for more info.
Meet the BuenosTours team…
A US expat in her 20′s now living long term in Buenos Aires, who not only has in depth knowledge of the city, but also has a degree in Latin American History (& Spanish), so knows the history of this region extremely well, too. She is originally from New Jersey in the US, but now lives in the bohemian barrio of San Telmo here in BA.
Blessed with a fantastic sense of humor, the singing voice of an angel, an encyclopedic knowledge of Argentina, and a winning personality, everyone loves Jessica. The feedback she gets from clients is the stuff of legend in Buenos Aires tour guide circles, and it just keeps getting better!
Having grown up in Southern California, Oliver has been living in Buenos Aires since 2006. In the 2 decades+ he spent in and around LA, he never considered becoming an actor, yet he did just that in 2009 in BA. Unlike other starving actors, Oliver’s day job of tour guiding allows him to perform what he considers to be a one-man-show every day (and it beats waiting tables!)
Before coming to Buenos Aires, Oliver spent 7 years studying social and political philosophy, so his tours are seasoned with tidbits of insight on current and past political situations.
Since moving here, Oliver has lived in the neighbourhoods of San Telmo and Boedo, but now lives in the suburb of utmost historical importance (for beer-drinkers), Quilmes. In his free time, he enjoys preparing asado and drinking mate, preferably at the same time.
Originally from New York, Richard had the great pleasure of surviving the worst of the most recent Argentine economic crisis having moved here in early 2002. (He has a t-shirt to prove it.) Despite over a decade of living and working in Buenos Aires, he has managed to avoid the three great Argentina passions: tango dancing, football / soccer, and therapy. On the other hand, he is fond of cafés and has spent so much time in the city’s numerous caffeine dispensaries leafing through gossip magazines that he can give you the most up-to-date information on who among the rich and famous is having an affair with whom.
The founder of BuenosTours. A typically self-effacing Brit, with a passion for Buenos Aires and its fascinating history, Alan has lived in the capital city of Argentina for over 8 years and counting, and started giving walking tours here over 7 years ago. He had originally planned to stay for 3 months to learn Spanish, but found that it took a lot longer than expected!
Alan loves good red wine, dulce de leche ice cream, football (three more reasons why he stayed in Argentina), travel (he has recently visited almost every country in South America, and travelled extensively across Argentina), good food, photography, British ales (the main thing he misses from home, along with family, of course) and messing around on the Internet. Don’t we all?
Ceri first came to Buenos Aires on impulse with his wife in 2007 and after several hours, decided to move here. Born in Canada to English parents, he studied post-Freudian psychoanalysis in Vancouver before heading to Spain to be a flamenco dancer (as one does). He then went on to study acting in London when he decided Argentina was lacking a bit of Shakespeare and most, most fortunately, the wife agreed.
When he’s not guiding, he spends his time acting, teaching acting, DJing, working on his century-old house and enjoying a gin and tonic while watching his two adopted street dogs sit on each other. Old cars, outstanding architecture and great people are what keeps him smiling in Buenos Aires.
After studying History and working as a journalist in London, UK, Isabel arrived in Buenos Aires nearly four years ago with no firm plans and little more than a gut instinct that it might be her kind of town. She continues to fall in love with the city and its many absurdities every day, her favorite pastimes include counting how many dogs there are in the huge packs exercised by Buenos Aires dog walkers and listening out for the distinctive whistle of the city’s door-to-door knife sharpeners (afiladores).
A San Lorenzo football club fan, her perfect day would include going to the ground to watch them trounce Boca Juniors, an evening beer at a pavement table, an asado (a serious Argentine-style barbecue) on a rooftop terrace followed by a late night whirl at a milonga (a tango dance hall) and a 6am breakfast of coffee and medialunas (croissants).
Arizona born and raised, Quincy originally came to Argentina as a teenager and immediately knew she wanted to speak Spanish with that romantic, Italian-esque accent. She decided to study abroad in Buenos Aires in 2009 and arrived minutes before the swine-flu sent the (sometimes neurotic) porteños into a paranoid frenzy. Her program was cancelled, inspiring her to explore the (mostly empty) city on her own. She became an avid alfajor aficionado and fernet fanatic, and sobbed her way through customs at the end of her six-month stint.
After completing her degree in Sociology and Latin American studies, Quincy traveled from Mexico City by foot, bus, canoe, and train back to her beloved BA. She now delights in the city’s spectacular cafe culture, writes about all things Argentine culture, and teaches English to small children.
A native Texan, Chance moved to Buenos Aires over 7 years ago from Los Angeles to learn Spanish. A “curious george” by nature, Chance has visited well over 20 countries in Europe, North and South America; over 40 states in the US; and 13 of Argentina’s 23 provinces.
Inspired by some excellent travel guides he had on city tours in Munich and Rome, Chance took the leap back in 2008 and trained to give city tours of Buenos Aires. Since then he has guided visitors on their exploratory excursions in Buenos Aires, while never ceasing to scout new streets and neighborhoods in order to delve deeper into this city’s past and present.
More in-depth BuenosTours team profiles coming soon!
A responsible company that you can trust
Here at BuenosTours we like to think of ourselves as an ethical, responsible company. We continually delight our customers, thanks to our commitment to excellence, backed up by our 100% satisfaction guarantee – if you are disappointed with your tour in any way, we will give you a full refund, no questions asked – however, not a single client has requested this in 6+ years!
As a walking tour outfit, we are also a green company, with minimal effect on the environment. Please think twice before you take a bus or private car tour, as you will be further polluting a city that already has air-quality issues, and a world that deserves better. Our private walking tours, with use of public transport options only when needed, are the ethical option, and not only that, but the best way to see the city up close, and excellent exercise (which you’ll need to counteract all the great steak, wine and ice cream you’ll probably consume in Buenos Aires!)
If you have any further questions about us and our private walking tours, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions section, and if the answer you are looking for isn’t there, just drop us an email…
How to contact us
To contact us, you can use the email shown below. Although, if what you wish to say is in any way related to one of our blog posts, we would prefer if you left a comment on the relevant post. And if you want to book a walking tour, please go here, rather than email direct. Thanks!