Private city tour of Buenos Aires

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Private city tour of Buenos Aires
from £137.50
Buenos Aires is so much more than Evita and Tango.

It has an enthralling history covering Jaun Peron and the entry of 20,000 Nazis to Argentina.

If you love history this is the tour for you.

Discover what happened in Argentina when Cold War politics plunged South America in a period of brutal dictatorships. Learn the history of the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who have marched every week since 1977 holding the pictures of their youngsters who vanished without trace during those years.

Take this 5- hour, fully private tour to visit all of the major sights of Buenos Aires. Your tour guide will take you step by step through the history and culture of Buenos Aires. The tour involves driving to all the major sights in an air conditioned car and taking brief walks around each location. You will visit all the major sights including the cemetery at Recoleta.
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In Brief

Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 hours
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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Floralis Generica, Av Pres Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires 2301 Argentina

This beautiful sculpture is located in the Plaza of the United Nations.

And makes for a wonderful photo opportunity.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bosques de Palermo, Av Del Libertador & Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta Palermo, Buenos Aires 1425 Argentina

We will visit the beautiful Rose gardens and see the jewel in the crown of the Buenos Aires parks.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Parque de la Memoria, Avenida Costanera Norte Rafael Obligado 6745, Buenos Aires Argentina

Here we will learn about the dirty war. The darkest period in Argentine history. A time when thousands of people disappeared and the group the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo was formed.

Many of the disappeared were pregnant when snatched and gave birth in captivity and were promptly murdered afterward. We will learn what happened to their baby's and the continued search for them.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta, Junin 1760, Buenos Aires C1113 Argentina

Probably the most amazing graveyard you will ever visit.

The place where generations of Argentine elites compete even in death to show off their wealth.

This is the final resting place for many presidents and heads of military but also the legendary EVITA PERON.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Avenida 9 De Julio, Centro, Buenos Aires Argentina

We will drive along the 9th of July Avenue at 18 lanes it is the worlds widest and is truly a sight to behold.

We will see the Obelisc and view the image of Evita Peron looking down upon the Avenue.

Pass By: Teatro Colon, Calle Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires C1012 Argentina

We will drive by the opera house which is based on the scala of Milan.

Stop At: Plaza de Mayo, Av. Hipolito Yrigoyen S/N, Buenos Aires Argentina

At the Plaza de Mayo we will see where Evita Peron made her famous balcony speech and also where the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have marched each week since 1977 demanding information about the thousands of people who disappeared in the 70's and early 80's

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: La Boca, Avda Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires Argentina

Here we can relax have a drink and a bite to eat . This colourful neighbourhood has tango in the streets and is a blitz of life and activity. It's a great spot for photos and souvenirs. It has many great spots to eat for all budgets

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Puerto Madero, Rosario Vera Penaloza, Buenos Aires Argentina

We will visit what was the run down abandoned dock lands of Buenos Aires but has now been transformed in to the most luxurious and expensive neighborhood in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Plaza Dorrego, 400 Huberto 1, Buenos Aires Argentina

We will drive around the Plaza Dorrego in the heart of San Telmo.


  • Driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off


  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any point in the capital.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Note: If you wish to be picked up from the airport, please provide your flight details at checkout or by contacting the local tour operator upon booking. Drop off at the international airport is an extra charge of 40USD
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The tour was just perfect! John was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about Argentina and its history. We were extremely pleased that we learned so much and saw so much of Buenos Aires. John had a great sense of humor and patiently answered our questions. He is an excellent tour guide. What we saw and learned from him made us love Buenos Aires even more!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2020
Outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable, helpful and gracious. We have taken many Viator trips - this was the best!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
Our guide John was great, knowledgeable and fun. We saw some great sights. It was a really good day.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
From the moment John met us at our hotel, we became immersed in the culture, history and beauty of the city and the country. Without his explanations we would not have had the understanding of what we were looking at and why it was important. And it was a lot of fun! The traffic in the city is crazy and he maneuvered around everything to get to all the places we visited. He never rushed us so we had plenty of time to take photos. It just could not have been better and if you are visiting Buenos Aires, this is the tour to give you the most. John even took us to see a sculpture of a racing car when he found out that my husband is into cars. I think his tour would be good for couples and those with children as well.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
The tour with John was fabulous. I learned so much history and saw the major attractions. He spent just the right amount of time at each attraction, and was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. I highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
Harold was a dream. Exhausted from our long flight he picked us up at the airport so we had no worries about getting to know the town. He knew the best place for lunch then proceeded to fill the balance of our day with interesting history, beautiful rose gardens and a local market to get the most unique of gifts.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
We feel that we were shown a wonderful cross-section of Buenos Aires on this tour. Our guide John was very knowledgeable and taught us a great deal about the history and culture of this lovely city. The pace of the tour was great...we had an adequate time to tour each stop and were able to get our questions answered. Saw enough of Buenos Aires to make us want to visit again in greater depth!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2018
Howard did a great job. Good background info all along the way and visited some locations you won’t get on “Grayline”.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
Our guide John Boyle was excellent. Provided us with a lot of good historical background and was pleasant and not over chatty. We would highly recommend him.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2018
This tour was absolutely fantastic!! John was wonderful! So much knowledge on the history of Buenos Aires. We hit all the must see spots, and John gave us tons of information at each stop. I learned so much from th tour! John was so polite, patient, and helpful! Excellent tour! Highly recommend for your stay in Buenos Aires.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
We a great time with our Tour guide John! He was very accomodating when we asked to stop at a few off script places, knew the locals at the stops, and was very knowledgeable. It was a perfect way to get a good taste of a great city. Definitely recommend the tour but especially If you get John!
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
Sights we never would have found. Informative across a wide range of topics.Howard was knowledgeable as to culture, political,history.roses, and food.Now throw in wonderful locations to be shared. A totally enjoyable outing. harold and doris
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
My wife and I enjoyed a private tour of Buenos Aires with John. John was punctual for our hotel pick up and we really enjoyed hearing about his move to the UK to Argentina where he now has settled with his family. The tour was in his own vehicle, very clean and tidy, plenty of room for two of us but also plenty of room for 4 adults if needed. John was extremely knowledgeable about Buenos Aires and Argentina in general. We learned about the social and economic history of the place and what it's like to live in Argentina today. A particular highlight for my wife and I was the memorial gardens for the Missing. It's odd to say that one enjoys a memorial to some of the most horrific acts in history, but we didn't expect to be as moved as we were on visiting the site. It also helped us understand current social and political issues in Argentina today. We also visited the Floris Generica, Recoleta cemetery including a detailed tour of the place with interesting stories, not just a visit to Evita's tomb the Malvinas/Falklands war memorial and La Boca where we had a short walk and a lovely lunch in a good establishment recommended by our guide. We also saw a great amount of the city from John's car and he was more than happy to pull over at different points if we were interested in something. This included important buildings, parks, architecture, bridges and statues. We also slightly tailored the tour, skipping the Casa Rosada at our request we had visited it the day before on foot and San Telmo as we were staying in this area anyway Overall the tour was excellent. We probably ran over the 5 hours quoted on Viator and we came away from the tour with a better understanding of Buenos Aires but also Argentina as a whole. John was flexible to our needs and always had an answer to any of our questions. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
John Boyle was an excellent tour guide. He picked us up promptly at the port. His car was air conditioned and comfortable. We only had a day and a half to tour BA before we boarded our cruise ship. So we only saw a small amount of BA, mostly limited to the area around our hotel. John's tour was amazing. He included major historical sites like la Recoleta cemetery and the memory park dedicated to the thousands of argentines who disappeared/ were murdered under the then dictatorship. Hhe has a vast knowledge of the history of this country. We never would have been able to see all the sights that John had included in this tour if we had done it on our own! I would highly recommend this tour. It was a 5 star experience! Gracias John !!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
We were fortunate to have John Boyle as our tour guide. He was prompt, friendly,professional and knowledgeable. He was very well informed regarding the culture and history of Buenos Aires. I left my sun glasses in his car and he went out of his way to meet us to return them. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
Our guide, John Boyle, is a walking history book of Argentina. We gained a whole new understanding of Argentine history, where the country has been and where it appears to be going. We were shown all of the important historical and cultural sights of the city. In addition, we found John to be very accommodating and a likable chap to spend the day with. You will learn things that you cannot understand by wandering around Buenos Aires by yourself.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
Howard gave us a very good overview of the city and made suggestions as to where to go when we stayed in the city He also took us to a very cool non tourist trap restaurant for a very tasty lunch, This tour was so much better then being herded on a bus with 60 other tourists! Highly recommend
• Submitted 31 Jan 2018
Excellent day seeing a variety of sites in Buenos Aires. John did a wonderful job
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
Seamless, adventure. Transparent and useful.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2017
Good overview of Buenos Aires and interesting historical details provided as well. We really enjoyed the tour.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017
John Boyle, punctual pick up, knowledgeable, flexible, patient, pleasant, a true gentleman with a good sense of humour. John is bi-lingual, English is his first language and he speaks fluent Spanish. The value of a private tour is the personal touch, flexibility of itinerary and you have the undivided attention of the tour guide. We had John and he is FABULOUS!!! We visited the memorial to honour the victims of state terrorism in Argentina's recent history 1974-1983. It is a haunting and humbling experience. Everyone who visits Buenos Aires should visit the memorial. Recoleta Cemetery was an interesting place. Don't just enter, turn left and take a selfie at Eva Peron's mausoleum, there is so much more to this unique cemetery but you need to visit with someone who knows the history of some of the families and personalities - go with John! Nearby is a well known cafe La Biela where we enjoyed the best cup of tea of our month in North and South America, served in a tea pot. The cafe is trendy and attracts politicians, celebrities and people who want to be seen. We just wanted a cuppa. We saw lots of sites around central Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo, central parks with monuments, the memorial to the fallen at the Falkland Islands, the once tallest building in South America built as an act of vengeance by a woman scorned. John will fill you in on the details. A visit to La Boca is worthwhile. It is a derelict part of town where there has been an effort by some locals to draw in tourists by painting the buildings bright colours and offering cafes with live tango dancers and a variety of stores. We ate empanadas and watched a tango show. My travelling companion and I are middle aged women and do things at our own pace. John was extremely accommodating, didn't rush us, answered loads of questions and although we saw and did a lot in a short period of time, we felt relaxed and were able to get a feel for the places we visited. We enjoyed the tour so much we booked John to go to the Tigre Delta. Book a private tour with John, it is worth it!
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Private tour of Buenos Aires was excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Visited a number of key places and learned a lot about the history of Argentina. Well worth the price.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
A great tour provided by a great guide. Would recommend to anyone visiting Buenos Aires.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
This was a great tour and gave us a good insight into Buenos Aires and Argentina.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2017

In Brief

Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 hours
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