What is a Boutique Tour?
- Intimate: A maximum of 7 people per tour group
- Personalized: Every tour is unique, taking into account the needs and interests of each tour guest
- Curated: Our tour itineraries are carefully chosen and thoughtfully presented by expert local guides
- Independent: An ethically-run small business, passionate about what we do, and focused on our guests before profit
- High-end: Treat yourself, we’re “worth every penny”
- “Copado”: Book now to find out what this local slang means:
See Why Our Guests Love Our Buenos Aires Tours
We have a perfect “5 star” ranking from reviewers on TripAdvisor, having received that rating from 770 travelers & counting. Check out some reviews below!
“Wonderful company, wonderful tour, wonderful guide!
Chris was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to be with. He took us to so many of the interesting and diverse communities in Buenos Aires and we learned a great deal of its history. Highly recommend BuenosTours.”
Wendy TClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
“While we were worried the day was going to feel long, Oliver did a great job keeping us entertained & mixed the right combo of history, architecture & culture.
It made the rest of our week more enjoyable as we had more knowledge of what we were seeing and increased comfort with the city and its layout.”
Kimberly KClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
“What a wonderful day we had discovering Buenos Aires with Tracy on our day-long walking tour! She is so knowledgeable about the history and politics of the country, and pointed out many things we never would have seen or run across.
We got a good feel for the city and it only made us fall more in love with it. Tracy, and BuenosTours, have truly made our stay all the more memorable.”
Tina YClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
El Paso, Texas
“Would highly recommend this tour!
Buenos Aires is much larger and more spread out than I expected and it was very helpful to have someone assist with navigating the city.”
Jason SClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
“To fully appreciate B.A. it’s critical to spend some time on a guided walking tour. Our guide Oliver was witty & entertaining.
I felt sorry for folks who were just wandering through the cemetery on their own. It would have little meaning, but with our guide, you learned the colorful stories behind the cemetery, which make it historical / a big deal.”
Jonathan HClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
“The assistance pre-trip was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and helpful with all of my questions.
If there was a rating above excellent, I’d select that one.”
TravelerPatchClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
Book now to guarantee your preferred tour date!
The best price (currently 20% off!*) and pre-tour service is only available when booking directly here on the BuenosTours website.
*20% off is when booking for 2 or more people*
The Full Day Walking Tour
When & Where
We begin at 10am at an easy to find location in the Recoleta neighborhood, and end at 5pm in the San Telmo neighborhood*, near plenty of fun spots to eat, drink and shop.
*With the exception of Sundays, when the tour is reversed, beginning in San Telmo and ending in Recoleta*
What To Expect
An immersive dive into local culture, the city’s unique history, current events, food and drink, and hidden gems; all while taking in the most beautiful and interesting sights in the city.
$150 USD $120 USD per person: our 20% off deal when booking for 2 or more people, only if you book here now.
- An expert guide ready to answer all your burning questions
- Entrance fees to historical sites (including Recoleta Cemetery)
- A tasty local lunch* (main + beverage)
- Coffee (or an equivalent-priced drink)
- Public transport (i.e. local bus or subway) taken during the tour
- A bottle of water to help you stay hydrated
*We cannot guarantee lunch choices in the event of dietary restrictions*
- Your transport to/from the start and end of the tour
- Any additional food or drink
- Gratuity for your lovely guide
What You’ll See
Here are the neighborhoods and just some of the sites you’ll see:
*Click to expand each neighborhood*
- El Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
- The leafy green Plaza Rodriguez Peña, site of the Palacio Sarmiento (home to Argentina’s Ministry of Education).
- The Palacio de Aguas Corrientes (the Running Water Palace) a stunning surprise of a building with a fascinating story behind it.
Recoleta & the Cemetery
- Recoleta Cemetery, a city within a city, boasting elaborate tombs of Argentina’s rich & famous. A “must see”, and one where you’d be lost without an expert guide.
- The last resting place of Eva Perón (Evita), Argentina’s most acclaimed icon, alongside countless hauntingly beautiful mausoleums inside the cemetery walls.
- Plaza Francia, home to the striking Our Lady of Pilar Church, one of the best preserved examples of colonial architecture in the city.
San Nicolas (including Tribunales & Microcentro)
- The Teatro Colon, one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world.
- Plaza Lavalle, including the Palacio de Justicia de la Nación (home to Argentina’s Supreme Court).
- The widest avenue in the world (Avenida 9 de Julio), where the famous Buenos Aires Obelisco monument is located.
- The “green BA” sign – a great Buenos Aires photo op!
- Avenida Corrientes (“the street that never sleeps”) and the Confiteria La Ideal, a beautifully restored old cafe.
- Florida street, the city’s main pedestrian shopping area, where we’ll find the gorgeous Galería Güemes.
The Historical City Center (part of Monserrat)
- The main square of Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo) where the city was successfully founded in 1580 & from where it began to grow.
- The Pink House (Casa Rosada), home to the executive government branch & the famous balcony where President Perón & first lady Evita used to address the crowds.
- The oldest sites in Buenos Aires, including the first church, street and business in the city, plus the oldest subway line in the southern hemisphere.
- The first “grand boulevard” of Buenos Aires (Avenida de Mayo), dotted with architectural gems waiting to be discovered.
- The Buenos Aires Cathedral, last resting place of Argentina’s independence hero, and where Pope Francis used to give mass.
- Plaza Dorrego, one of the city’s oldest and most popular squares, dotted with atmospheric bars & restaurants, and handicraft sellers.
- The San Telmo Indoor Market, an impressive iron structure built in 1897, filled with antiques, souvenirs & restaurants, all alongside local market vendors of fresh food and produce.
- Defensa Street, a cobblestone road cutting through the heart of San Telmo, famous for its many antique dealers and original Spanish & Italian architecture.
- And a whole lot more!
Five Reasons to Take Our Tour
1. Expert Tour Guides
All of our guides are knowledgeable residents, friendly, professional and fun.
Our top-rating on TripAdvisor (770+ “5 star” reviews) proves they know how to give an incredible tour!
2. Intimate Tour Groups
Skip the noisy crowds, cramped buses, and rushed, scripted tours.
Explore the city with BuenosTours in a group of no more than 7 travelers, giving you ample opportunity to ask whatever questions interest you the most.
3. Walk Like a Local
Riding around on tour buses not only makes you feel like an outsider, but also creates a physical barrier to experiencing each neighborhood up close and personal.
Locals here enjoy walking, taking time to fully appreciate the city. So follow their lead on a walking tour.
Don’t worry about it being taxing: Buenos Aires is easy to walk, and flat as a pancake!
4. Your Tour, Your Language
Our guides are native English speakers, selected for their ability to serve as a cultural bridge during your travels.
Our tours feel like conversations with a good friend, rather than boring lists of facts read off a script in someone’s second language.
5. A Company You Can Trust
Our past clients say it best: “book, walk, relax, enjoy”.
With 18+ years specializing in semi-private & private walking tours, we’re so confident in what we do that we offer a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. No one has taken us up on it yet!
We’ve also been recommended by various well-known publications around the world, including:
The Guardian newspaper listed BuenosTours as offering the best cemetery tour in the world!
Lonely Planet recommends us in the South America, Argentina & Buenos Aires guidebooks, and their “1000 Ultimate Experiences” book
Get to Know Us Better
Founded in 2005 by Alan Seabright, a British immigrant to Argentina, BuenosTours are the original semi-private and private walking tour specialists in Buenos Aires. We’ve been giving tours for 18+ years, continually bettering our offerings and delighting more travelers with each year that passes.
We’ve been recommended by Delta Airlines, Marriott & Sheraton Hotels, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, DK Eyewitness Top 10 Guides, Wired Magazine, The Guardian, The South African Sunday Times, The Boston Globe, and our mothers!
Most importantly, we’re made up of a wonderful group of tour guides. Here are a few of their profiles:
Tour Guide & Fútbol Fanatic
Originally from England, Chris has now spent almost 20 years total in Buenos Aires. He loves family time, soccer, storytelling, asado (Argentine BBQ), and Malbec wine.
Tour Guide & Tango Aficionado
Tracy studied dance, theater, art & literature in her native Canada, and loves that BA is an epicenter for all of that! She came for the Tango, but stayed for her love of the city.
Tour Guide & Enquirer
Naturally curious, California-raised Oliver always has a new project in the works, ranging from using AI to revolutionize education to crafting the perfect bilingual dad joke.
More kind words from our tour guests
“Our guide was absolutely fantastic and made the city personal and incredibly interesting for us.
He showed us his favorite local pizza and coffee places and it was like walking around the city with a friend we were visiting.”
CruiseHolidaysOakvilClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
“We learned new and old anecdotes that brought Buenos Aires to life in a unique way. We also loved being able to take the bus and subway (sounds silly but we did).
I would recommend this above any other daytime experience in BA.”
“After doing much internet research, I sought out BuenosTours. It exceeded my expectations, in a major way.
I travel throughout the world, and always seek to invest in one high-quality guided tour. I’ve done about a dozen. Without a doubt, my guide at BuenosTours was the best.”
Mike MClick to read full review on TripAdvisor
Frequently Asked Questions
You got questions? We got answers! Click on each question below to show the answer:
What is included in the daily boutique walking tour price?
- Your entrance fee to the stunning Recoleta Cemetery
- A simple, tasty local lunch (main + beverage) during the tour
- A coffee (or equivalent-priced drink) at the start of the tour
- Any public transport (i.e. bus or subway) taken during the tour
- A bottle of water to help you stay hydrated
- An expert guide ready to answer all your burning questions
What is NOT included in the daily boutique walking tour price?
- Any transport you need to get to the start of the tour or ongoing transport at the end (after you book we’ll send details on tour start/end points & advice on getting to/from the tour)
- Any additional food or drink beyond the coffee, lunch + beverage, and water bottle that we provide during the tour
Where do the daily boutique walking tours start & end?
- We meet at 10am in the neighborhood of Recoleta (exact meeting location & tour guide details are sent after booking)
- This 7 hour tour ends at approximately 5pm in the San Telmo neighborhood, near plenty of fun shops, cafes, bars & restaurants, so there’s a plethora of options for after your tour
What is your policy/pricing for children taking the daily boutique walking tour?
- While our tours were not created with children in mind, they’re still welcome
- Children aged 13 and above are charged the same price as adults
- For every paying adult, one child aged 12 or under can be charged at half price
- If you are booking for more children than adults, any children in excess of the total number of adults will be charged full price. But in such cases we highly recommend you contact us to book a fully private tour instead
How many people are usually on your daily boutique walking tours?
- It is impossible to predict how many people will be on each tour. That said…
- The maximum number of guests on any tour will never exceed 7 adults
- The minimum number of guests on any tour is… 1 person!
- The most common number of people on a tour is between 2 and 5 people
Do you accept other methods of payment aside from full payment online?
- Yes! You can also pay a small deposit online to reserve the tour, followed by the remainder in cash (US Dollars ONLY) to your guide at the start of the tour
- Please contact us before booking if you wish to pay just a small online deposit to book your tour. However, please remember that if we receive another fully-paid booking directly through our website before we have received your deposit, then that fully-paid-for booking would take priority, as a matter of fairness.
Do you offer other tours such as private tours or car/bus tours?
- We do also offer fully private walking tours which can be booked for any day, time, number of people and duration that works for you. Please contact us for more information
- At present we do not offer any car or bus tours
Can I book for 1 person and will the tour go ahead if no one else books onto it?
- Yes! As a solo traveler you can book for one person
- If no one else joins the tour on the date you booked, it will still go ahead as a private tour just for you, at no extra cost
What happens if I book a tour but then decide to cancel?
- If you cancel at least 7 full calendar days in advance of your tour start time, or if it can’t take place for uncontrollable reasons (e.g. heavy rain or flooding) then there is no cancellation fee (i.e. we refund 100% of the price paid)
- If you cancel with more than 1 full calendar day, but less than 7 full calendar days before your tour start time, you will be charged a 20% cancellation fee (of course, this fee can be avoided if we’re able to rebook your tour for another date instead of canceling)
- If you cancel with 24 hours or less notice before your tour start time (or no show), you will be charged the full cost of your tour (again, this fee can be avoided if we’re able to rebook your tour for another date instead of canceling)
- An exception to the above (to avoid the zero refund for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice) is for flight and cruise ship delays or cancellations. If your flight or cruise ship arrival is delayed or cancelled and as a result it means you have to cancel your tour, we will charge just the 20% cancellation fee (i.e. 80% refund), but only if you are able to let your tour guide know directly at least one hour before the tour start time
What happens if it rains on the day of the tour?
- If it rains on the day of your tour, and the rain is either fairly light or intermittent, then we will continue with the tour – in this case you should bring an umbrellas and dress accordingly
- We’ll still have fun, don’t worry!
- In the case of heavy rain and/or flooding, the tour will most likely be canceled, and you will receive either a full refund, or if possible, be given the opportunity to rebook your tour for another date, at no extra cost
- If you have any weather doubts on the day of the tour, please contact your guide directly using their cell phone number we will give you in advance
What happens if I arrive late to the tour?
- Please try to be on time if at all possible. Or even arrive a little early. This is for the sake of your guide, your fellow tour group members, and for yourself and your enjoyment of the tour!
- That said, we understand that you can be delayed. Your guide and the tour group will wait 20 minutes for you after the stated tour start time.
- Bear in mind that turning up late will mean missing on on some stuff and negatively affecting your tour experience
- If you are more than 20 minutes late, you will almost certainly miss your tour
How much walking does the daily boutique walking tour involve?
- This full day (7 hour) tour usually involves around 8km (~5 miles) of walking
- The tour includes a couple of rides on public transport, and a lunch break, so there are a few occasions where you’ll get to rest along the way
- The walking difficultly level of this tour is easy to moderate (although on extremely hot days in the peak of summer it may feel more challenging)
Is it necessary to bring anything to the tour?
- We recommend the following…
- Comfortable shoes
- Water (although we provide a bottle and we can also stop for you to buy more along the way)
- Just in case, some cash in Argentine Pesos, or failing that, US Dollars and/or a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card (although please note that this is NOT a shopping tour and as such there will not be time for shopping during the tour)
- In case rain looks likely (or even in the case of oppressive sun): an umbrella
Do you offer the daily boutique walking tour year round?
- Our daily boutique walking tour is available year round, on most dates, with the exception of:
- December 24th
- December 25th
- January 1st
- Very occasional other dates when we’re aware of major protests or strikes etc
Which languages do you offer the daily boutique walking tour in?
- At present we only offer tours in English, all given by fluent English speaking guides
- Our tour guides of course also speak Spanish fluently, but the daily boutique walking tour is currently only given in English
Use the following contact form for any unanswered questions, or other requests:
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$150 USD $120 USD per person: our 20% off deal (for bookings of 2+ people) if you book now directly on this website. Further discounts when booking for 4+ people!