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The private walking tour specialists

Touring the old San Telmo market 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 13 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 30’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!

Oliver, your BuenosTours guide of choiceOliver

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.
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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.

Alan, the founder of BuenosToursAlan

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 13 years and counting, and started giving walking tours here over 12 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?

Erin, freelancer with BuenosToursErin

Erin is originally from New York, and moved to Buenos Aires in mid-2016 to realize her dream of finally becoming fluent in Spanish while dancing in the Tango Capital of the World! Erin has danced the Argentine Tango since 2008, but has been dancing since the age of 6: everything from ballet, ballroom dance, and contemporary dance to West Coast swing, salsa, cha cha, and bachata. Back home, Erin worked in data visualization and analytics and has earned degrees in both physics and philosophy.

Now almost as fluent in Spanish as she as in tango, Erin is enjoying everything Buenos Aires has to offer in the world of dance and beyond, all while providing content and support for BuenosTours in the form of articles, blog posts, photos, social media management, plus administrative and logistical work.

More in-depth BuenosTours team profiles coming soon (for Don, Jack and Justine)!

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 8+ 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!)

BuenosTours is still made up of the some group of guides and staff including its founder, but is now a fully-owned web property of TourBright LLC, a tours and activities re-seller based in the US.

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!

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