Buenos Aires City & Day Tours

Buenos Aires is a large and lively city with a unique 400+-year trajectory, an abundance of culture, art and endless activities to discover. 

There are so many attractions in South America’s most European capital that it can be difficult for visitors to prioritize if they have a finite time frame to explore the city.

This is where a professional city, boat or bike or even food tour can help visitors get a handle on the highlights.

Group Tours in Buenos Aires

First-time visitors may want to take a general tour, such as the Buenos Aires Walking Tour to get oriented in the city and learn how to use public transportation when first arriving.

Those who prefer two wheels may want to get the lay of the land on a bike tour, covering either the northern or southern side of the city.

Popular tours include those to some of Argentina’s most renowned estancias (horse ranch), boat tours on the River Plate, wine tastings and specialty food tours to learn all about Argentine cuisine and wine.

A colorful house in the historic La Boca, Buenos Aires. Check out the city tours on Wander Argentina

Buenos Aires Walking Tours

Wander through the streets at a comfortable pace to uncover the flavor of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. 

Discover the Plaza de Mayo that front the pink government house, the Casa Rosada, shouldered by the old Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, where Pope Francis served as Arch Bishop. Glimpse the dapper Grenadiers changing guard.

Stroll through the colorful streets of historic San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets, antique shops and rhythmic energy of street performers in Plaza Dorrego. 

Drop into lively La Boca, famous for its vividly painted houses on ‘El Caminito’ (Little Walkway) and sultry tango dancers, 

Discover the architectural grandeur of Recoleta, which tells stories of the past, not least through its renowned cemetery.

Meander through the bustling streets of Palermo, filled with great street art and cool markets. 

Along the way, learn about the importance of tango, football and cultural influences of Buenos Aires’ many immigrants.

Walking tours are a great way to discover the city’s heartbeat, and understand the history that led to the vibrant, contemporary life of this great Latin American cultural capital.

Every day, 10:45 a.m./2:15 p.m.
Duration: 6 hours

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Buenos Aires City & Boat Tour

Boats on the Rio de la Plata in the Puerto Madero neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Every day 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
Duration: 4 hours

A well-rounded half-day city tour that includes seeing the sights by land and water.

Starting in Palermo this tour takes visitors down the famous 9 de Julio, by the Colón Theater and Obelisco with a photo stop at the city’s political epicenter, Plaza de Mayo.

After heading through San Telmo, visitors reach La Boca to check out the city’s most famous street, El Caminito.

Next the group heads to Puerto Madero for a 30 minute boat ride along the Rio de Plata for panoramic views of the city and green spaces of Buenos Aires’ newest neighborhood. Tour includes pickup for central Buenos Aires.

Another favorite is the short but sweet Puerto Madero sunset cruise with an open bar.

Visitors to Buenos Aires riding bikes in the Ecological Reserve of Buenos Aires. Book a bike tour on Wander ArgentinaBuenos Aires Bike Tour (southside)

Every day 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m
Duration: 4 hours

Explore with a small group important buildings in the city center as well as La Boca and Caminito, San Telmo, Puerto Madero and the Ecological Reserve while learning about the history of these neighborhoods.

A fun and relaxed bike tour! Lunch, helmets and bikes included.

Bike tour with the Buenos Aires Planetarium in the background. Book a bike tour online with Wander Argentina

Buenos Aires Bike Tour (northside)

Every day 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m
Duration: 4 hours

This bike tour pedals to all the top tourist spots on the northside of Buenos Aires. Explore the streets of the french Aristocratic styled-area of Recoleta wander Recoleta, including the famous Recoleta cemetery.

Ride along the panoramic bike path along Avenida Del Libertador, up to the Planetarium and the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo forest). The informative guide knows the best bike paths through the city. Lunch included, helmets and bikes included.

People riding a canoe in the Tigre Delta outside of Buenos Aires. Check out the Tigre tours available on Wander Argentina Tigre Bike & Canoe Tour

Sat, Sun & holidays 9 a.m.
Duration: 9 hours

Meet in Buenos Aires and then take your bike on the train, just like a local. Once in the tranquil town of Tigre, hop on a canoe to reach the remote Delta islands where you can swim or sunbathe and enjoy a typical Milanesa sandwich for lunch.

Row back to the mainland and then ride to the Puerto de Frutos and explore Tigre’s downtown before heading back to Buenos Aires.

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Colorful graffiti in San Telmo Buenos Aires. Check out the street art tours on Wander Argentina Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour

Every Wednesday 1:45 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

A graffiti tour covering some of the city’s best street art in the neighborhoods of Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo as well as more industrial areas of the city. Visitors also get to see Argentina’s largest piece of street art, painted by Alfredo Segatori.

If you prefer to walk, check out the Buenos Aires Graffiti Walking Tour, which takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon.

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a gaucho rides a ucking horse at the fiesta de la tradicion festival in San Antonio de Areco. Book a tour to an estancia (ranch) on Wander Argentina San Antonio de Areco Estancia Tour

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m
Duration: Full day

Head to the famous Argentine Pampas, to the charming town of San Antonio de Areco,  116km from Buenos Aires. This is one of the most famous Pampa towns, known for its literary tradition of gaucho life.

This tour takes visitors to La Estancia El Ombú, a working ranch that raises Hereford and Aberdeen Angus Stock.

Try out stock-rearing activities, ride a horse or horse-drawn carriage, bike in the fresh country air, or observe bird life on the pampas with binoculars provided.

Guests hang out with real gauchos, enjoy live folkloric music and a delicious asado lunch of the quality you’ll only find on the pampas.

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A white horse grazes in front of the castle at the La Candelaria estancia (ranch). Book a tour to an estancia outside Buenos Aires on Wander ArgentinaFiesta Gaucha La Candelaria

Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays 9.a.m.-6p.m.
Duration: 9 hours

A full-day excursion to the historic La Candelaría estancia (ranch). After a reception with snacks and refreshments, get a tour of the estancia’s Renaissance-style castle (in English or Spanish). The rest of the morning enjoy horseback riding, or a ride in a sulky. Lunch is a traditional country asado that includes a variety of cuts of meat, followed by dessert. Enjoy a folkloric music and dance performance and traditional creole horse game demonstration. The day ends with merienda and the chance to try mate before heading back to Buenos Aires. We are also happy to arrange longer stays at the estancia.

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Buenos Aires tango festival public milonga. Chck out the tango shows, classes and milonga tours on Wander ArgentinaMilonga Tour

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 2 p.m.
Duration: 4 hours

Dive into the world of tango and learn the codes of the dance on the Buenos Aires’ Milonga Tour.

The night starts with pick up around 8:30 p.m. The group will head to San Telmo, one of the neighborhoods that birthed the tango, to visit a traditional milonga.

Once there, the group will practice the fundamental steps of Tango, Once everybody has polished their dance steps, the genuine milonga will start at around 10:30.

At 11:00 p.m., a typical tango ensemble will play live, so dancers can practice their steps as the locals do. When the music ends, you can stay for more dancing or head back to your lodging.

Also see our Tango Show & Tango Activity list.

Half-Day Trip to La Plata

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 9 a.m.
Duration: Four hours

A day trip to visit Argentina’s second city and the capital of Buenos Aires Province, La Plata. See why La Plata is considered an example of successful 19th century urban planning with its well-laid out, tree-lined streets.

On this tour you’ll visit the looming neo-gothic Cathedral, the city diagonals, the Astronomical observatory, the Argentine Theater and the celebrated Natural Science Museum, the most important museum of its kind in South America. Tickets to the museum and transport included.

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Polo Day with Lesson

A man and a woman on horses with polo mallets in their hands

Every day 10:30 a.m.
Duration: Eight hours

A full day polo excursion to learn all about Argentina’s most exclusive sport. The day starts with an educational talk about polo and the horses over a snack of empanadas and wine.

Visitors will then watch a live game using 30 horses, with a bilingual commentator explaining the ins and outs of the game.

Lunch is a traditional asado (barbecue) with appetizers, beef and sausages (vegetarian options available) and wine. After a break laying around the pool or walking the countryside, there is a polo lesson. No previous experience riding horses necessary.

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Fileteo depiction of Pope Francis. Learn all about the Argentine Pope and book a Pope Francis Buenos Aires tour on Wander Argentina

Pope Francis Tour

Everyday 10 am
Duration: 3 hours

The ultimate Pope Francis Tour in the city where the Catholic holy leader grew up.

Visit Jorge Bergoglio’s old parish, the Metropolitan Cathedral, where citizens gathered after he was declared pope, the working class neighborhood of Flores, where he grew up and the Basílica San José de Flores, where Francis began his religious vocation.

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Free San Telmo Walking TourWander Argentina San Telmo Free Tour

Friday or Saturday by client request, 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Take a relaxed walking tour along the cobblestone streets of San Telmo. Named after the Patron Saint of seafarers, San Telmo has a long history as Buenos Aires’ most bohemian and culturally diverse neighborhood.

Learn how the locals fought off the British Invasion on these streets, get to know Parque Lezama, one of the oldest Cathedrals in Buenos Aires, San Telmo Market, Plaza Dorrego, the wonderful street art of the neighborhood and charming little backstreets that most visitors never see.

* This free boutique tour conducted by the owner of this website, a 20-year San Telmo resident, is arranged by special request of our clients. If we already have tour going, others are free to join — get in touch to find out if we are running the tour!

Private Tours in Buenos Aires

Private Delta & River Plate Sailboat Cruise

Private Buenos Aires Sailboat Tour on the River Plate

US$300 per group

Private transport to and from Buenos Aires to the dock costs an additional $50

Every day (weather permitting)
Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy the ‘good air’ of Buenos Aires on the River Delta in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.

Climb aboard a private sailboat welcomed by your friendly English-speaking captain, a certified sailboat tour guide with 35 years of sailing experience.

The tour departs from the nautical club of San Isidro, onto the Lujan River, travels through the canal connecting it to the San Antonio river and onto the River Plate until reaching the historic town of Olivos.

Alternately your group can choose a River Plate-only cruise to Buenos Aires, enjoying great views of the shore.

Drinks, snacks, life vests and all safety gear included. Up to five passengers.

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A couple dancing tango and the classic Buenos Aires' bar, El Federal in an ad for Wander Argentina's private tango tour. Check out the various tango tours and activities on Wander Argentina

Private Tango Tour and Intro Tango Lesson

US$170 (min. 2 people)
Every day, on request
Duration: 3 hours

This private tango tour starts off with a snack at San Telmo’s traditional 19th century bar, El Federal.

Tango maestro Facundo Gil Jauregui explains the song, dance, culture and codes of Buenos Aires’ tango lifestyle and introduces some important landmarks in the city’s most important tango neighborhoods, La Boca and San Telmo.

Next the group head to Jolie Bistro where they will enjoy a drink while seeing a private performance.

That is followed by a one-hour class that covers the fundamentals of embracing and walking in Argentine tango.

→ Also check out our Tango Show & Tango Classes & Milonga Activity list

Congress square, Buenos Aires as seen from above. Book an architectural tour of Buenos Aires on Wander Argentina

Buenos Aires Architecture Tour

US$90 (min. 2 people)
Every day, on request
Duration: 3 hours

Discover the emblematic buildings of Buenos Aires and the historic events that took place here.

This walking tour starts in the city center with its baroque government buildings that date from colonial times.

Moving along May Avenue, explore the eclectic European influence with art nouveau, neo-renaissance and beaux arts buildings that recall Buenos Aires’ golden era.

See Cafe Tortoni, a long-time literary gathering place, Palacio Barolo, inspired by Dante’s Inferno.

The end point is Plaza Congreso and the neo-classical Congress building.

The interior of the Gran Templo Paso synagogue in Buenos Aires. Learn about Argentina's Jewish community and book a unique Jewish Buenos Aires tour on Wander ArgentinaJewish Buenos Aires Tour

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
Duration: 4 hours

Argentina has the largest Jewish community in South America, with about half residing in Buenos Aires.

Learn about this rich history from the early Jewish Portuguese immigrant traders, to the influx of those escaping religious persecution after World War II to today.

Hear about Jewish cultural contributions from Yiddish theater to hearty cuisine, see Buenos Aires Jewish sites of interest and learn about today’s Porteño Jewish community.

A picture of pasaje Russel, a cobblestone passageway in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Check out literary, architectural, walking and milonga tours on Wander Argentina.Buenos Aires Literary Tour

Duration: Three hours

A three-hour walking tour exploring the Palermo neighborhood’s streets and cafes, described in some of Argentina’s best known literature.

Texts discussed include ‘Mythical Foundation of Buenos Aires’, by Jorge Louis Borges; ‘Martín Fierrro’, by José Hernández; and ‘The Slaughter Yard’, by Esteban Echeverría.

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Feria de Mataderos Private Tour

Minimum 2 people
Every Sunday 12:30 p.m.
(Mid March—Mid December)
Duration: 5.5 hours

The Feria de Mataderos, is the largest weekly fair in Argentina, with over 10,000 visitors every week.

It takes place in the ‘neighborhood of the Argentinean Gaucho,’ right outside the city, once the home to the city’s slaughterhouses.

Today rural and urban culture collide at this fair that features equestrian activities, handicrafts, typical Argentine food, and live folkloric music and dance.

Enjoy live horse games, dance folklore, explore gaucho handicrafts and have a traditional provincial lunch. Lunch + transport included.


Buenos Aires Food & Drink Tours

Buenos Aires Craft Beer Tour

Buenos Aires Beer Tour Flyer that says 'Craft Beer Adventure' with a picture of a pub and a pint of beer

Every evening (upon request)

Enjoy the more grown-up version of the Buenos Aires’ Pub Crawl — a Buenos Aires’ artisanal beer and neighborhood bar tour.

This walking tour takes place in the lesser-known leafy neighborhood of Colegiales. 

You will enjoy a total of eight different half pints of beer plus empanadas at two microbreweries and one pub, all the while learning about the neighborhood and the history of beer in Argentina.

Wine being poured at a wine tasting in Palermo Buenos Aires

Palermo Boutique Wine Tasting

Every day, 5:00p.m.
Duration: 90 minutes

A premium wine tasting in Palermo Soho. Discover six of Argentina’s most celebrated boutique wines from various wine-producing regions of the country.

This bodega is an emblematic wine cellar in a picturesque area of Palermo.

Wines are accompanied by a typical Argentine picada of high-quality meats and cheeses. A must-do activity for wine-lovers visiting Buenos Aires.

*Les dégustations sont également disponibles en français.
*Degustação do vinho disponível em português

A silhouette of a man tasting wine at a Buenos Aires Wine Cellar The Argentine Route of Classic Wine

US$46/ with tango show & dinner $160
Mon—Sat 7:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours

A wine tasting that takes you through the principle wine-producing regions of Argentina in the historic Querandi tango house.

Starting in the northwest, the sommelier presents a Torrontés with empanadas. From Patagonia, a Pinot Noir with a mushroom crustini.

Lastly, a classic Malbec from the Cuyo region is accompanied by beef skewers. A great start to an evening wandering around the most historic district of Buenos Aires.

Book in combination with their tango show and dinner for an exciting evening.

An Argentine steak: bife de chorizo 5-Course Steak Dinner, Closed Door Restaurant

Every Mon, Tue, Thur & Sat
Duration: 3.5 hours

Puerta Cerradas are ‘closed door’ restaurants of Buenos Aires that are not open to the general public.

One of the most celebrated puerta cerradas features a traditional family-style asado (Argentine barbecue) in a private loft in Palermo Soho.

Guests enjoy a five-course meal including a picada (cheese and cold-cut platter), salad, ‘achuras‘ (grilled appetizers), a delicious juicy steak and a traditional Argentine dessert.

Each course is paired with a specialty boutique wine chosen by the chef.

Authentic Asado tour guests, Buenos Aires Authentic Asado Food Tour

Food & beverages included
Most days, 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 4.5 hours

(minimum two people)

Enjoy a typical weekend family asado (barbecue) with a small group. Shop on the cobblestone streets of Palermo Viejo just like a local, and then help prepare the asado in a family home.

Learn how to prep the meat, build the fire, prepare side dishes and then pig-out on meat and Malbec like at any Sunday asado.

A plate of typical 'picadas' -- meat, cheese, and olivesBuenos Aires Parilla Tour

Tue, Thur & Sat 12pm
Duration: 3 hours

Eat your way through the historic San Telmo neighborhood on this tour designed to discover the most traditional cuisine Buenos Aires has to offer.

This relaxed and social tour hits some of the city’s most famous San Telmo parillas where you learn about Argentine cuts of meat, with plenty of treats along the way.

Discuss Argentine culinary traditions, ending with scoops of the celebrated homemade Italian style ice cream.

A group from the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl on the streetThe Buenos Aires Pub Crawl

Everyday, 10 p.m.
Duration: 3-5 hours

Buenos Aires is known for its wild nightlife scene and for more than five years the Buenos Aires Pub Crawl has led the way for travelers looking to enjoy a raucous night.

With a friendly, safety-conscious international crew of staff and pub crawlers ready to have fun, the pub crawl happens every night of the week in the hottest bars in the coolest neighborhoods. Saturdays is the Gay Pub Crawl.

Argentine Boutique Wine + Food Experience

Three empanadas with a little Argentine flag sticking out of the middle

Includes transport from San Telmo
Mon—Sat 6:30 p.m.
Duration: Five hours

A culinary experience with an intimate group, the this excursion helps visitors get a handle on Argentine cuisine and dining customs at the beginning of an Argentina trip.

Learn how to make and drink mate, learn hot to make empanadas, and how to order the perfect steak.

Finally the group sits down to enjoy a typical Argentine dinner as the wine flows.

Dessert will be alfajores made by guests themselves. Includes pick-up and drop-off.

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