Highlights of Buenos Aires

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  • Argentina
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Tour Description

The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with energy. Atmospheric old neighbourhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and Buenos Aires' European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards and parks.

On our Signature tour of Buenos Aires, stay 3 nights in comfortable central accommodation, explore the highlights of the city including Mayo Square, San Telmo, Recoleta cemetery and La Boca. Buenos Aires is also great to explore on foot, a local guide will accompany you and give you some insights into this wonderful city. Partake in an intimate Asado dining experience, enjoying an Argentinean BBQ along with some of the best boutique wines from Argentina, and also enjoy some time to explore Buenos Aires further at your leisure. 

Buenos Aires is a fantastic place to start your South America adventure, and a gateway to Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and also to Ushuaia, to add on an expedition to Antarctica!

Viva's Best Bits...

In four days, you will get a taste for some of the highlights of Argentina’s vibrant, historic and cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of the South’. Walk the “Caminito”, a picturesque and colourful street located in La Boca neighbourhood

Explore the streets of Buenos Aires on a walking tour with a local, learning about life in Argentina biggest city, and local culture. Taste traditional Argentinean dishes, witness Argentinian BBQ techniques, paired with outstanding wines.

Why not visit San Telmo markets in your free time
“This market is different to many others, its huge and you will find more locals then tourists looking for a bargain. I bought a unique handmade leather– special souvenir." Pia, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Buenos Aires arrival

On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes. Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires has many fascinating neighbourhoods to explore including the colourful and lively La Boca, home to art galleries and tango shows; San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores and Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive area.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2
Buenos Aires highlights

Morning at leisure.

This afternoon you will be collected from your hotel for a half day tour of the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Your tour has been specifically designed for our travellers and is based on our teams’ own experiences and expertise. Discover the history of the Plaza de Mayo Square, the site of Argentina’s most important historical events - see its surroundings and the most emblematic buildings and learn all about them. Continue onto San Telmo. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighbourhood of La Boca: walk along the famous Caminito Street. Here you will have the chance to wander around and soak up the atmosphere and if the timing is right, see a short tango demonstration. Pass by the Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Return to Recoleta. Here you will enter into the Recoleta cemetery with your guide. Experience shadowed walkways with towering marble mausoleums that are rich in Art Deco, Art Nouveau, baroque and neo-gothic architectural styles. You will find the final resting place of Eva Peron, "Evita", along with many other notable people.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3
Buenos Aires: Walking tour and Asado dinner

Today your guide will meet you at your hotel or a central meeting point in Recoleta and take you on a tour to see the city on foot. You will start by exploring the streets of the upscale and exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta through a local’s eyes. Marvel at some of the classical architecture of the area while your guide points out hidden gems and must visit bars and coffee shops. Continue on through the beating heart of the city, Retiro. This suburb is home to many government buildings and you can learn more about the fascinating history of Buenos Aires, which was once one of the wealthiest and most prosperous cities in the world. Chat with your guide over a local Patagonian Ice Cream or a coffee and then jump in a taxi (or if you are feeling adventurous take a local bus!) and head over to the bohemian barrio of San Telmo. This is the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires and has a fascinating past, starting as an industrial area, becoming a settlement, then home to Jesuits and inhabited by African slaves and eventually becoming one of the most multicultural parts of the city. The areas eclectic air began attracting local artists. You will explore the San Telmo market, feasting on a tasty empanada while learning about the rich history. Wander the cobblestone streets and perhaps pop into a local antique shop or visit an artisan and learn more about their expert craftsmanship. You’ll also visit an old Conventillo and the quaint Plaza Dorrego, which hosts an authentic antiques market on certain days of the week.

End your tour with a taxi ride back to Recoleta for a demonstration and tasting of yerba mate – a traditional tea that is drunk in Argentina and other parts of South America before wandering back to your hotel. If you prefer your guide can drop you off at a speakeasy bar that is hidden inside a flower shop.

This evening you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Fogón to immerse yourself in their Asado Experience. From the chefs of the famous Uco Restaurant in Buenos Aires and Butterfly in Bariloche comes Fogón - a new way of living the traditional Argentine Asado, served with a twist. A closed-door dining experience awaits you that explores new ways of serving Argentine Asado classics. While seated at the bar you’ll see, feel and taste traditional and modern grill cooking techniques up close and personal as you sit with the chefs around the parrilla. Every Asado is unique but always includes the best cuts of meat available and fire roasted seasonal vegetables. The chefs have designed the tasting menu to combine new grill techniques with tried and true Argentine recipes that elevate the Asado to new heights. The wine pairing menu has also been designed to best enhance the flavours of the ingredients, while presenting you with some of the best boutique wines from Argentina. On completion of your experience, please make your own way back to your hotel.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4
Buenos Aires Depart

Depart Any time. Transfer to the airport is included.

* Why not extend your stay, add on Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more, please ask for more details

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Private airport transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance


  • Included Explore Buenos Aires, one of South America’s most vibrant cities.
  • Included Visit the famous Recoleta cemetery
  • Included Explore Buenos Aires on foot with a local
  • Included Sit with the chefs around the parrilla, at a local dining experience.
  • Included Explore the neighbourhood of La Boca & colourful Caminito Street
  • Included Enjoy excellent Argentinean wine
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4 days

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$857 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily departures