Get to Know the Rich and the Dead of Argentina

Why Take the Retiro & Recoleta Half Day Private Walking Tour?

Buenos Aires Recoleta & Cemetery TourThis tour is the best way to experience the grandest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and possibly the most remarkable cemetery in the world!

The Retiro & Recoleta tour gives you a secret window into the city’s glorious past, which will help you discover why Buenos Aires is often referred to as the “Paris of South America”.

Recoleta Cemetery only truly comes alive with the commentary of an expert guide, helping you navigate this labyrinth, highlighting important mausoleums, works of art, historical figures & ghost stories. (PS: It’s “The Best Cemetery Tour in the World!“)

I selected BuenosTours for the half day Recoleta tour… an excellent pick  …we concluded with the Recoleta cemetery where history abounds.


Jessica was of great help in locating & describing the most important features and locations there. On a walk like this a guide is a must… a do it yourself walk with your head in a guidebook wouldn’t come near to gaining an understanding of the locale.”

~ Richard Sandaas, Kirkland, WA (Read full review on TripAdvisor)


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Retiro & Recoleta Half Day Tour Highlights

 •  The renowned Recoleta Cemetery, a city within a city that boasts the elaborate tombs of Argentina’s rich & famous. A definite “must see”, and one that you’d be lost seeing without an expert guide.

 •  The last resting place of Eva Peron (Evita), perhaps Argentina’s most acclaimed icon, alongside countless hauntingly beautiful mausoleums inside the cemetery walls.

 •  Numerous elegant mansions, built by BA’s wealthiest residents during Argentina’s golden era at the turn of the 20th century, inspired by the finest Parisian architecture of the time.

 •  A midway coffee break at Cafe La Biela, a landmark corner café with over 150 years of history, frequented in the past by race car champions, today a hub for the local elite.

 •  The most upscale boulevard in the city (Avenida Alvear), lined with designer shops and some of the city’s most lucrative real estate.

 •  Plaza Francia, home to the striking Our Lady of Pilar Church, one of the best preserved examples of colonial architecture left standing in Buenos Aires.

 •  The Falklands/Malvinas War Memorial in honor of the victims of the 1982 conflict with the United Kingdom, ironically surrounded by landmarks to the earlier British influence in Argentina.

 •  Plaza San Martin, one of the most beautiful green squares near the heart of the city, with its grand monument to the independence hero of Argentina.

You can also tweak the itinerary to your interests in discussion with the guide on the day, or in advance, of course!


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Price and Duration of the Retiro & Recoleta Half Day Tour

 •  The pricing for this (3+ hour) half day 100% private guided walking tour of Retiro, Recoleta & the Cemetery is as follows:

 •  Base price for up to 3 people: $135 USD

 • For every extra person over 3 people: Add $30 USD

 • 10th person goes free

 • You can contact us to ask about group pricing for 12+ people, or for child pricing in groups of 4+ people

 •  For tour quality purposes, for groups of 12 or more people, we ask you to split your group into two smaller groups, with a private guide for each, and booking two separate tours (they can be at the same time). Of course, if you absolutely must keep your group of 12+ together, then feel free to reach out to us first and we’ll see what we can do.

 •  Are you are a solo traveler? Our tour is a great way to enjoy your time in Buenos Aires, being introduced to the city with a local friend. Please feel free to ask us if we have any seasonal discounts for solo travelers.

 •  You get approximately 3 hours with your guide from the walking tour start point to the tour end. As stated on our FAQ, we will meet you at your accommodation (within the city of Buenos Aires) to accompany you to the tour start, usually by taxi, or for most larger groups, MPV/people carrier or minivan. Or if you are staying very near our start point, we’ll walk with you there. The cost of any transport needed at the start of the tour is already INCLUDED in the total price of the tour.

 •  Important before booking: Apart from the inclusion of the cost of any transport (from within the city of Buenos Aires) at the start of the tour, we recommend reading through what else is included in and excluded from the tour cost, plus our cancellations policy, along with other frequently asked questions about our tours.

 •  Your total time on the tour will be somewhere between 3 to 4 hours. This estimate factors in transport time to the start of the tour, so depends on the location of your accommodation & traffic on the day.

 •  You could choose to extend this tour by 1.5 hours to also take in the most interesting parts of the historical city center. To do so, you would book your tour using this link (instead of the other links elsewhere on this page or the calendar below). There may also be other possible tour extensions, just ask if you have something in mind!

Select Date/Time for your Recoleta Tour

We recommend starting between 9am and 10am, or between 2pm and 3pm. However, feel free to select another start time during the booking process if you prefer. After you have selected your date below and then start time, you will be guided through the online payment process to book your tour.

If the date/time you want isn’t available, feel free to send us a message using this form, and then we could let you know if we get any cancellations for that day.

Alternatively, click here if you have a question before booking. We’re here to help!

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