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Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


If your cruise ship docks in Buenos Aires' port for just a short time, spend it with a small group visiting the city's must-see attractions. See Retiro, Palermo, Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, and other landmarks. Round-trip port transportation included.
  • Small-group tour of Buenos Aires
  • Squeeze a comprehensive tour into just a few hours
  • Travel with a small group
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Choose morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule
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Port Pick-Up up and Drop-Off
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Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off at Buenos Aires Cruise Port at "Gate 12" (Address: Avenida Ramón Castillo 13)

Tours everyday, one starting at 08:30 AM and the other one at 01:30 PM.


  • Terminal de Cruceros Quinquela Martín, Av. Ramón Castillo 13

Choose a morning tour or afternoon tour, depending on your ship's docking schedule and your personal preferences. Meet your small group and guide just outside the port gates and climb into a comfortable coach for your comprehensive, city tour of Buenos Aires.

Set out for a tour of the most important highlights and landmarks in Buenos Aires. Your first stop is Plaza de Mayo, where you'll learn about the important historical and political events that take place there and check out the surrounding historical buildings. Head down Avenida de Mayo toward San Telmo, the birthplace of tango and one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Stroll down the Caminito to see dancers in action and pick out some souvenirs at some of the local shops. 

Move on to see the Boca Juniors soccer stadium and Puerto Madero, one of the more modern areas of the city. Continue through Retiro, Palermo, and on to Recoleta for a visit of the historic neighborhood and cemetery. 

Return to your cruise ship in time for its departure.
Stop At:  
Plaza de Mayo
The May Square is located in the Porteño Downtown, neighborhood of Monserrat, in the area where the foundation of Buenos Aires took place. The Plaza de Mayo is the most important and oldest public square of the city. The name of this square commemorates the Revolution of May 25, 1810, date in which the citizens gathered around to expel the Viceroy and form a creole government. Since then, the Square has been a silent witness to the most important political and social events in the country.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Calle Defensa
San Telmo is an old neighborhood with a bohemian touch thanks to its temporary art galleries, night bars and street murals. The Defensa street, full of antique shops and bustling brasseries, passes through the Dorrego square, where many tourists come on Sundays to see the street market and street performances. Winding roads run through Lezama Park among jacaranda trees. The neighborhood is full of exclusive restaurants with tango shows.
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La Boca
La Boca is a working class neighborhood that has several attractions next to the Riachuelo. Asadores and street artists mark the entire Caminito, a narrow alley flanked by brightly colored zinc houses that evoke its origin as an immigrant neighborhood. The Bombonera is the Boca Juniors stadium and a whole hotbed on match days. The Proa Foundation is a museum of modern art with temporary exhibitions and views of the old docks.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Caminito is a museum alley and a traditional passage, of great cultural and tourist value, located in the La Boca neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The place acquired cultural significance because it inspired the music of the famous tango Caminito (1926), composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero is a renovated neighborhood that faces the bay. Its renovated redbrick buildings house exclusive grills frequented by tourists and businessmen at lunchtime. There are also modern skyscrapers with multinationals and luxury apartments. The lakes in the area are surrounded by trails, as is the ecological reserve Costanera Sur, very popular with runners and families. The elegant suspension bridge of the Woman connects the ports.
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Retiro is a neighborhood with great diversity and quiet streets. Art galleries and chic coffee shops lead to the emblematic and busy train station of Retiro, British style and surrounded by fast food stalls. The art deco tower of the Kavanagh building offers views of the Plaza San Martín, a steep park where office employees rest in the shelter of jacaranda and patriotic monuments. Tourists flock to the Florida pedestrian street for its leather goods boutiques, souvenir stalls and tango dancers.
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Cemiterio de Recoleta
The Recoleta Cemetery is a famous cemetery in the city of Buenos Aires. It is located in the distinguished neighborhood of Recoleta and contains the tombs of many outstanding personalities of the country. It was inaugurated on November 17, 1822. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city, famous for its numerous and imposing mausoleums and vaults adorned with marbles and sculptures. Its architectural value is a sample of the times when Argentina was an emerging economic p
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires.
What is the policy on sanitization during Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires.
What is the social distancing policy during Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: Small Group City Tour of Buenos Aires.

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Small group experience
, Mar 2020
The variety of areas of the city that we saw were wonderful. From the formal to the arty to the historical it was all a great experience. And we could end the tour at the cemetery instead of taking the bus back to the ship. That way we could get our own lunch in the city and make our way back in a leisurely manner. It was also nice not to have a large group on the tour. It made getting around much easier and you could always see and hear our tour guide.
City tour
, Feb 2020
Tour was very good but had a hard time finding Ailine as she did not have a sign and there was much confusion as to where the pick up was suppose to be. Cruise ships passengers were disembarking and new passengers were loading so there were thousands of people in the area. Took us 30 minutes to hook up with the tour
Small group Buenos Aires
, Feb 2020
An excellent comprehensive tour with a good English speaking guide. Felt the tour was good value for money and our guide Mariela had excellent knowledge.
Nice tour, but needs better organization
, Dec 2019
The content of the tour and the knowledge of the guide were quite good, however the delays in starting the tour due to poor organization are unacceptable. The pick up at the port was chaos and it was only by pure luck that we found our guide. No instructions on where to wait and no card to tell us who to group with. Two inquiries at the port terminal information desk were fruitless. No one seemed to have a clue. Even worse, we ended up waiting 25 minutes for people to join the tour at a hotel. They never showed up, but eventually joined the tour at one of the stops along the way.
Great way to see lots during port day from cruise
, Dec 2019
Great guide, good tour. Could have had more time in some places. Worked for us. Picked us up at port and would have returned us too, but we were able to leave after cemetery and walk to National Art Museum and then walk back to port.
Day trip
, Apr 2019
Excellent trip, good value .Would certainly recommend. Collected-us on time from port. Guide very knowledgeble
Beautiful city in Argentina
, Feb 2019
Perfect way to enjoy some highlights of this huge city. If you wish to visit the impressive Teatre Colon you may wish to buy a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment our guide and driver were excellent.
, Jan 2019
It was very interesting and informative. Our guide spoke excellent English . Enjoyed the smaller group as opposed to the large number
We had a driving tour of downtown...
, Jan 2018
We had a driving tour of downtown and a lot of description as we traversed to and from places hotels, etc, plus a stop at La Boca, plus a stop at Evita's Crypt, plus a stop at Plaza de Mayo. Tour guide Sandra I believe was very informative and very pleasant. I believe she was a school teacher and that quality showed as she clearly spoke English and provided a lot of details about all we saw. VERY important that she warned us about pickpockets and strong arm robbers - a fellow on cruise experience a rough experience in which his watch was ripped from his arm. I am glad we purchased this tour
We spent the first hour of the tour...
Richard T
, Dec 2017
We spent the first hour of the tour time picking up tour members at various hotels. The female guide was only okay and the tour was uninspiring.

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