If you’re coming in on a cruise or would simply like to book a few day tours and transfers, this is for you! Customized to your personal interests, needs and pace. All of our tours are private so we can spoil you.
SOUTH CITY TOUR
There are different ways to discover a City, and Buenos Aires being one of the great capitals of the world has many faces. We like to take a historical and orientational approach to it, allowing you to continue your own independent exploring later on. In this half day City Tour we'll cover all the basics of the Argentinian Capital City. Starting in the eldest neighborhood, we share the little-known true stories of colorful La Boca, wander through the original market area of San Telmo adding off-the-beaten-track ‘hoods and ending in the Plaza de Mayo, the cradle of Argentina where you can feel the intensity of events, past and present. Whether you choose to do it on foot and public transport or with private transportation we'll have the chance to see the many facets of the city and to feel how the city lives.
The Whole City Tour
For those who want more than a few hours we offer the whole package. In addition to the historic southern barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo, we’ll continue north to include Plaza San Martin, the elegant neighbourhood of Recoleta including the famous cemetery where you can find Evita’s tomb and on to BA’s version of Central Park! Among the options to add are the area of the Argentine Congress, the Jewish area of “Once” that we call the “Lower East Side” of BA and Belgrano. We can do it in one marvelous day or divide it in two half day tours.
Modern / Belle Epoque / Cool Architecture Tour
BA Cultural Concierge is bringing Buenos Aires' architectural gems to the palm of your hand. We are so excited & proud to be collaborating with Moderna Buenos Aires, CPAU (Professional Council of Architects & Urbanists) and Architect Eduardo Masllorens. Together, we've got exclusive architectural outings that will get our clients (and friends!) access inside the city's most awe-inspiring buildings and sky-scraping rooftops.
Walking Recoleta & Plaza San Martin
3 Hours Walking:
To delve into the opulence of Buenos Aires, we’ll explore the area that made BA known as the Paris of Latin America. From the Recoleta Cemetery, we’ll include an optional visit to incredible galleries and shops, stroll the infamous Avenida Alvear and delight in the architecture of the city’s most regal art districts. From here we’ll continue to uncover BA’s fascinating historical gossip and beauty in Plaza San Martin.
Jewish Heritage Tour
Buenos Aires has the largest jewish community in Latin America and their heritage is still very much alive. The first Jews arrived long before the country was even named with the first spanish conquistadors fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. The Jewish population has a huge presence in Argentine culture and here you’ll be able to find a wide offer of kosher gastronomy including the only Kosher McDonalds outside of Israel. Your guide may be a local rabbi who lead a temple in Houston for over 15 years or a local historian who grew up in a traditional Jewish family and has heartwarming personal stories to share.
Northern Suburbs & Tigre
Added to the importance of the south and center of town we can also explore the northern suburban area of the city known as Zona Norte. Following the Río de La Plata we’ll trace the history of the first spanish settlers, including visits inside the areas most opulent homes and UNESCO Heritage Sites, as well as explore some examples of strong women in Argentine history staring internationally known figures like Evita and the current president. To conclude the tour in style, we’ll take a ride on a private boat driven by a Tigre resident through the inlets and rivers to see the local lifestyle.
Estancias and Polo
Full Day or Overnight:
Buenos Aires is a gem on it own but you can't leave Argentina without knowing the inside Pampas, the land of the Gauchos. This is a full day adventure which includes a journey to the countryside, tasting the true way of eating the famous Argentinian meat, the asado, along with the best wines. Horse riding is customary but depending on what you are looking for there are many different possibilities from watching a polo game to enjoying private lessons. All this surrounded by a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, giving you the perfect contrast with the excitement and movement of the big city.
Tango Shows & Authentic Tango Nights Out
Tango might very well be the trademark of Argentina and is much more than a style of music. Born from the mixture of african, gaucho and european roots deep in the “rioplatense” culture going back to the mid 1800, it has developed in a complex mix of art and a true expression of the Argentine point of view on life. You can choose from a full dinner show that you can enjoy from your table or our absolutely authentic Tango Night Out! Our excellent tango guide (imagine Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City), can pick you up at 9pm to begin a real night out on the town. She'll tell you all about the history of tango, it's intriguing "underbelly" and fill you in on all of the insiders gossip. You’ll head right out to visit 2-3 local milongas (real dance halls) to see how the locals do it! We knows how to pick the right milongas on the right night and of course based on the vibe of the travelers.
Exclusive Food Tours by Pick Up the Fork
Eat your way through Buenos Aires. Just eat it up. Enjoy a private tour with BA’s most sought-after foodie. She’ll take you through the streets on an eating extravaganza that will give you night sweats for years to come. Restaurant itineraries are also available upon request.
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Inside La Boca
Where no other guide will take you! See the true essence of Buenos Aires' neighborhood La Boca. There is so much more than the touristy Caminito but we even make that stop super cool. See street art, visit a police station with incredible art work, go inside cultural centers, walk the streets with the locals, eat in their corner cafes and experience the real 'hood, safely.
Everyone will tell you La Boca is fake and unsafe...but they haven’t been there with BA Cultural Concierge.
Evening Stroll through the Heart of the City
If we had a nickle for every tango song written about Buenos Aires at dusk, we’d be ricos! Imagine incredible Belle Epoque architecture with the streets (almost) all to ourselves. Our Buenos Aires night walk takes you through Recoleta, Retiro, El Centro and to Puerto Madero or Plaza de Mayo. Under the dim light of the street lamps and with the sun setting over the city, this is our most swoon-worthy tour. Of course, we'll drop you off at the best restaurant to finish it off.
Photography & iPhoneography
An urban experience that offers travelers a completely unique, memorable and immersive experience of the city. All tours combine urban exploration & discovery with the medium of photography to immerse you in the culture and visual delights of the city whilst encouraging you to explore off the tourist trail. We offer a number of diðerent tours and experience options to suit everyone from beginners through to professional photographers.
Shopping with the Experts
Meet the finest local designers in their appointment only studios or workshops, discover unique boutiques with one-of-a-kind pieces and find everything on your shopping list. Rather than waste your time in shops that the experts wouldn’t recommend, fill out our questionnaire and enjoy a day of shopping with one of our fashionistas.
Feria de Mataderos & Private Dinner at Chef’s House
Our world-class sommelier guide will pick you up in a private vehicle and head off to the über-local Feria de Mataderos. There you’ll experience a community fair with folk music, dancing and lots of great crafts at low prices. There are many food stands where you’ll try local foods including vino patero & locro. Then you’ll head to the chefs house in this very off-the-beaten-track neighborhood.
This is not any old chef-- this chef does many of President Kristina Kirchner's events and mainly her asados. He is a unique Argentine-Italian and speaks no English but is super expressive with food and senses. The real host is his wife who speaks perfect English plus the guide is there for anything that’s lost in translation. The chef makes everything from scratch (chimi, berenjenas en escabeche, bread or focaccia, etc). You’ll start with a picada (charcuterie) and a wine tasting with specially chosen boutique wines. If the you don’t finish the bottles you can take them with you! While the chef is doing the asado, he shows the guests how it is all done and it's very hands on. Adventurous foodies can try mollejas and the "weird" stuff or you can stick to the traditional vacio, asado, etc. He is also a pastry chef and makes a killer dessert.
Colonia Historical Tour
For a wonderful day in Colonia, our driver will pick you up around 7:45am to head to the port for your 1-hour ferry ride to Uruguay! Colonia de Sacramento, the oldest city of Uruguay, is honored as “World historical heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations for the Education, Society and Culture Organization) as its old town still keeps the lines and borders of the several times and kingdoms that shaped it.
Our tour is by private car (or if it's nice out, by golf cart) including the highlights of the old town adding a short visit to a small family winery where we can taste some wine and grappa and a visit to a farm in order to try local products. The tour ends back at the ferry to take the afternoon ferry back to Buenos Aires around 5:30pm.
BA Cultural Concierge has a fantastic team of drivers with roomy, air-conditioned cars who will get you where you need to be, safely and comfortably. Flight running late? Missed ferry? Tight connection? We are so happy to be there for you in these situations and have lots of experience in coming to the rescue! Send us your flight information and destination to reserve.