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Private City Tour & Ancient Tunnels Of Buenos Aires

Private City Tour & Ancient Tunnels Of Buenos Aires Packages
Country: Argentina
City: Buenos Aires
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Package Itinerary

This is the ideal choice for those who wish to literally get to know the city from the ground up. Besides visiting all of the city’s traditional attractions, you’ll venture into the recently discovered ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires, one of the city’s best-kept secrets.

We depart from Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site. There, we visit the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Then we visit San Telmo, where the primitive aristocracy used to reside until 1871 when a yellow fever epidemic drove them north. This charming colonial district, with its cobbled streets, which had been marginalized for over a century, started to bloom again in the 1970s and is nowadays one of the trendiest barrios in town.

Also in San Telmo lies a recently unearthed treasure: the ancient subterranean tunnels. The construction of tunnels started in the Colonial era and continued well into the 19th century. We’ll visit one of those tunnels, a sort of underground museum, where we’ll learn about the history of Buenos Aires.

Next, we travel to La Boca, arguably Buenos Aires’ most authentic and charming neighborhood. There, by the banks of the Riachuelo, settled a large contingent of Italian immigrants who came here looking for a brighter future in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, we admire the peculiar buildings the immigrants erected with any leftover materials they could find in the nearby shipyards. We’ll walk across the mythical Caminito Street, maybe Buenos Aires’ most recognizable icon.

Puerto Madero, our next stop, is probably the least typical neighborhood in town. Built-in 1991 on an abandoned port area, it has become a sort of international district, full of intelligent buildings, state-of-the-art hotels, and exclusive restaurants and nightclubs.

On our way to La Recoleta, we make a short stop at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín, designed by renowned architect and landscape artist Charles Thays, and surrounded by some of Buenos Aires' most illustrious buildings. Down Alvear Avenue, where we’ll feel as though we were in Paris, we arrive at Plaza Francia, where we visit the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, a well-preserved Colonial temple, and the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, an imposing labyrinth of ornate graves and mausoleums where the mortal remains of Eva Perón are buried.

Our journey ends at the Bosques de Palermo, the city’s main source of fresh air, designed by French landscape architect Charles Thays for the May Revolution Centennial.

Itinerary: Montserrat, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Retiro, Recoleta, Palermo.

Approximate duration: 5 hours.

Included Services:

• Bilingual guide specializing in Buenos Aires’ History, Arts, and Architecture.

• Transportation and transfers in a comfortable, top-of-the-line vehicle. Uniformed driver.

• Entry tickets and a visit to the ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires.

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