Delighting our clients for over 11 years and counting…
A lot of tour websites are filled with gushing testimonials, and you might well doubt the truth of some of them. But we can assure you that all of the client testimonials listed on this page are from real people who have taken our private walking tours of Buenos Aires, and stand by what they wrote about them. If you would like further reassurance, please feel free to contact us to ask for some referrals from our delighted past clients.
Trusted reviews on the third-party website TripAdvisor
Over the past few years we have received more and more reviews from happy clients on the travel planning website TripAdvisor, which means you can be sure of their authenticity, as it is a 3rd party website that conducts checks on the veracity of their reviews and users. To read the great reviews for our private tour services on TripAdvisor, where for years we have been listed as one of the top few things to do in Buenos Aires, see the information in the right-hand sidebar on this webpage, and check out the following link:
Client Testimonials from 2006 to 2017
Here is a selection of testimonials from our many delighted clients over the past few years:
“The Best of the Best:
We have to say that anyone’s first lesson in ‘Buenos Aires Appreciation’ must be with Ceri. He delivered a stellar experience. He connected with us and us with him. He insures that he knows his audience (us) right away and he certainly knows his subject (the city) and how to articulate it vividly.
We came away further impressed with this city, the culture, the times we live in, and more. On a five-star rating scale, he gets a six! To make things even better, he arranged perfect weather!”
Arizona, USA (January 2017)
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“BuenosTours walking tour was a wonderful way to learn about a delightful city. Our guide Richard was knowledgeable, gracious and entertaining. Terrific tour!”
Wisconsin, USA (August 2014)
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“We booked with BuenosTours after reading a recommendation online in the Guardian. Getting in touch was easy and the booking experience both simple and intuitive.
Excitedly we embarked with our guide, Ceri, and had a most wonderful, unique, and really ‘insider’s point of view’ visit to La Boca and San Telmo. Though I had been to BA several times on my own on business, there is no way I could have created such a superb and personal visit.
My family was elated, privy to things that many locals don’t know, and absorbed more about the city than I had on several prior visits combined. Bravo, Bravo and an ecstatic two thumbs up!”
San Francisco, USA (July 2014)
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“I felt like I was walking around with a friend and I couldn’t have had a better tour guide. Jessica has a very easy going personality which made the day flew by.
Jessica was able to help me get on the subway back to my hotel all on my own and wrote great directions. For someone who gets lost a lot, once I was able to learn the subway system, I went back to some of the places I visited with Jessica on my own.
As a solo traveler, I concerned about safety, but I didn’t feel that was an issue for me in BA and Jessica gave me great insight about the Argentine culture and way of life. I am so glad I booked the tour.”
Wisconsin, USA (March 2013)
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“We were extremely pleased with everything about the tour. Oliver was outstanding, very knowledgeable, and we learned and saw so much. The pace was perfect, the itinerary was well thought out, the sites were exciting to see, and the café and restaurant were welcome stops. Oliver made the tour enjoyable and educational, and we highly recommend Buenos Tours and our guide, Oliver.
The next day, we walked around parts of Buenos Aires on our own and kept running into places that Oliver had showed us and remembered what he had said about them.”
New York, USA (January 2013)
“What a great time we had with Oliver and Jessica, exploring the most historic and most beautiful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Both of our guides were pleasant and knowledgeable and our itinerary well planned.
Not only was the tour great, but the tour staff (Isabel and Alan) assisted us in resolving a personal problem we encountered to our great satisfaction. I’d do it again and encourage you to try Buenos Tours!”
Florida, USA (December 2012)
“I had booked the tour for myself & my wife but she had to cancel at the very last minute. Without me asking, Alan offered a full refund of her cost, which shows that this organization is all about making your trip to BA a memorable experience.
I have been to many countries all over the world and can say that the Buenos Tour guides were the best I have experienced. I hope I get an opportunity for another walking tour with Buenos Tours in the future.”
Maryland, USA (October 2012)
“Our day with Buenos Tours more than met our expectations. Jessica took us to places that tourists never see and we also viewed all the main tourist attractions.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch in a charming restaurant filled with local folks. We learned about Argentine history and culture and enjoyed walking through many different neighborhoods, some totally upscale and some not so much, but each one fascinating.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the true Buenos Aires with Jessica”.
Alyn & Greg Bartick
California, USA (June 2012)
“By far this 7 hour walking tour was the best way to see and learn about Buenos Aires. Jessica is an amazing guide. Full of knowledge and charm. She took us places that we would of never went by ourselves.
We had a conversation with other passengers from our cruise, that took an excursion offered by cruise line and were told that it was a terrible choice. WE on other hand had a great fun time”.
Janet Dunayevich (Royal Caribbean “Splendour of the Seas” Cruise Ship Passenger)
Farmington Hills, Michigan (March 2012)
“Enough good things cannot be said about BuenosTours. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, on-time, and very much on-point. The cost was incredibly reasonable, the sights were perfect, and it was the best way for my small group to feel comfortable in the city right off the bat. Our 7-hour tour seemed to pass very quickly because we were all having so much fun, learning a lot, and being so engaged by our tour guide.
Highly recommended! It will definitely be remembered as a highlight of my trip to Buenos Aires“
Marissa & Darick Baker
Seattle, Washington (June 2011)
“Alan, Thank you for the info. I wanted to let you know that, both my mother and I enjoyed the visit with Melanie. She was a delightful guide and we appreciated her approach to so many cultural and historical facts – it was a treat to see the city through her eyes!!!”
New York City (March 2010)
“Just returned from our South American vacation and I truly wanted to commend Jessica on being one of the best tour guides that I have ever had. Her knowledge of BA coupled with her passion for the city greatly enhanced our visit. Keep up the good work.”
Linda and Stan Smith
Katy, Texas (March 2010)
“I met Jessica this morning and was treated to an amazing tour of Recoleta and the surrounding area. If you take one part Latin American encyclopedia, add one part character and personality, one part fascinating story telling, and equal parts charm, wit, humor, and beauty, then you end up with the talented Ms. Jessica.
Please pass along my thanks to her and I will pass along my recommendations for Buenos Aires Walking Tours as *the* premiere tour group to fellow visitors to BA.
Kudos to you and your organization!”
California, USA (December 2009)
“Just a quick email to let you know that our tour was fantastic and Jessica was really a great tour guide. It has been a magnificent day and a real unforgettable experience. Thank you for all your help. I would like to add something more about Jessica if you wish to use these words on your website:
Jessica is a well educated tour guide, who will fill you in on all the important historic and cultural details of Buenos Aires and Argentina in general. You will get in depth information about everything you should know, in order to better understand this great country. She is patient when you want to take photos, and will even help you shop in the market! A really great person that I am glad I had the opportunity to meet”
Thessaloniki, Greece (October 2009)
“Alan at BuenosTours was very thorough and handled the smallest detail with speed and efficiency. He was very accommodating in working with us to maximize our limited time in Buenos Aires. Our tour guide Jessica was very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I would highly recommend BuenosTours to anyone traveling to Buenos Aires.”
Carolyn Cate (Princess “Star” Cruise Ship Passenger)
Knoxville, Tennessee (March 2009)
“Alan and Melanie our tour guides were absolutely awesome. They went over and above their duties and we all loved what they showed us. I would and will strongly recommend them to anyone I know who plans on visiting their wonderful city of Buenos Aires in the future. Thank you.
We just loved Buenos Aires, in fact our whole trip in South America was amazing. Now we are home to reality, we have fond memories.”
Phyllis Robertson (and group of 12 people)
West Vancouver, BC, Canada (February 2009)
“Walking through the double doors at EZE, Na and I both looked at each other and said “bingo, there is Alan’s recommended cab service, lets go”. Lunch at El Establo was fun and we also stopped by some of your other recommended restaurants, could have done any of them.
Everything you told us really “just clicked” and made everything so very easy. Your walking tour was fun and interesting, including the cafe we stopped at. We were on the ship and both literally said ‘we trust Alan’s advice 100%, it all just worked so well’. It was wonderful to have someone we could trust 100%, a very rare thing now.”
Na and Jim Nash
Boca Raton, Florida (December 2008)
“We enjoyed your tour on Monday sooooo much. Thanks… wish we could have kept you with us for our whole time here.
Every day we referred back to what Alan had said. Your tour was the best! Dada’s bar and the rest were excellent. Keep up the good work.”
Janet and Mike Riley
Winnipeg, Canada (March 2008)
“Thank you so much for the great tour. I have attached a photo from our tour (see below).
We will make sure to recommend you to any friends/family who decide to make the trip to BA.”
Texas, USA (December 2007)
“I just wanted to thank you again for the tour. We really enjoyed it and absolutely loved the rest of our time in Buenos Aires! By the way, your restaurant suggestions were excellent as well. We made it to almost every one that you suggested and were never disappointed (La Cabrera – fantastic!)”
USA (November 2007)
“We were a group of 17 who booked Alan for 2 separate tours earlier this month (November), everybody had such a positive experience, can highly recommend this tour, very laid back with a decidedly ‘British’ slant to Argentina’s troubled past.”
Canada (November 2007)
“Many thanks for the great tour. I really enjoyed it. I will definitely use you again when I go down with my family and will pass your details on to anyone who may be visiting BA.”
Dublin, Ireland (October 2007)
“I’ve been a tour guide myself and – to be honest – I am a little bit hyper-critical concerning guided tours, I hate ‘funny tours’ consisting of old jokes and rehashed clichés. However, I really can recommend the walking tour with BuenosTours. It’s a MUST if you are in Buenos Aires!
Why? Easy to explain: Alan, our guide, was not only profound, but sophisticated and self-deprecating – to make it short: very British. He shows you things you won’t access on your own and he tells you stories you can’t read in your guide book (or history book or whatever). Book with BuenosTours, you won’t regret it.”
Vienna, Austria (October 2007)
“Thanks for making my stay in Buenos Aires a delight! Your tours were informative and fun… which is always a good combination!”
Florida, USA (May 2007)
“We really enjoyed your walking tours and your company. It made the stay in BA so much more enjoyable. We learned a lot and were able to teach our friends in BA some of their own history.
“We wish you the best and will recommend you to our friends as they plan trips to Argentina.”
Earl and Jane Bagley
Columbus, Georgia, USA (May 2007)
“This is the second year I’ve had tours with Alan. I highly recommend him.
He is informative, polite, and has a passion for Argentinian history. You can tell he really loves his job.
I will take another tour with him next year. See you then Alan. Best of luck”
Joliet, Illinois, USA (May 2007)
“As an international pilot I make a point of taking tours when arriving for a layover in a new city. I’ve probably taken 50-75 tours around the world. Alan had every great quality I’ve admired of the best tour guides. He was knowledgeable, friendly, clear speaking, priced moderately and cared if I was getting information. His tours were unique (of which I took two). Alan is a ‘Best Buy’ in my book!!!”
Captain Michael Hart
Atlanta, Georgia, USA (April 2007)
“My wife and I took the BuenosTours City Center Tour, which shows the most interesting and important sights in the City’s historical center. This three-hour tour (US Americans feel free to sing the Gilligan’s Island theme song if you so choose!) packs in a tremendous amount of history and anecdotes.
We had a pleasant and interesting tour guide who gave a well-paced, fun, fact-filled easy walk. To break up the day, there was a refreshment break at Cafe Tortoni and a subway ride that includes a historically preserved turn-of-the-century station complete with wooden subway cars where the doors must be manually opened.
Ken and Helen Kerr
Frederick, Maryland, USA (April 2007)
“My BuenosTours guide gave me a very personal tour of the center of Buenos Aires, adding interesting little stories here and there so that the history of the city was actually very enjoyable to hear.
For me, the best aspect of the tour was that I was able to ask my guide all the questions I wanted, not just about the sights on the tour, but also about other things to see and do in Buenos Aires. For example, my guide recommended that I went to the Faena Hotel for cocktails, and that was possibly the most enjoyable ‘out of this world’ experience I had while in Buenos Aires.
All in all, an excellent tour, which easily kept my interest for the duration, and set me up for spending a great time here in Buenos Aires with a heap of useful advice.
Christchurch, Dorset, UK (December 2006)
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