10 best things to do in Buenos Aires
Argentina’s capital city is such a big and diverse place that you could live here four lifetimes and not experience all the amazing things the city has to offer. If you are an out-of-towner planning your trip and find it extremely hard to even figure out where to start your adventure, this list featuring 10 of the best things to do in Buenos Aires will help you catch a glimpse of the city’s beating heart.
Take a small group-city tour of Buenos Aires
If you have limited time in Buenos Aires and can only choose one tour, make it this one.
This is an excellent option for your first day to discover what to do in Buenos Aires and get a deeper understanding so you have an idea of the different areas of the city and places where perhaps you want to return.
In three fun-filled and exciting hours (including pick-up and drop-off times) our team of reliable and professional drivers and very passionate, attentive, informative, knowledgeable, and helpful tour guides with outstanding English skills will tour you in a small group of no more than 12 guests around Buenos Aires city, bringing it to life with their live commentary full of background information, facts and insights that you will not be able to find in any book or travel guide.
Take a small-group Buenos Aires city tour at night
Buenos Aires is known as “the city that never sleeps”, so… why not explore what happens when the sun goes down and the city lights go on?
Experience vibrant Buenos Aires with its dazzling lights, attractions, and nightlife! See its illuminated attractions and be overwhelmed by the city lights and the magical night time atmosphere on this exciting tour that allows you to see Buenos Aires in a whole new light and visit a bar for drinks and snacks.
If you have already taken the city tour during the day, don’t worry, we still recommend you to take this one too, as you will discover cultural details that you can only appreciate during night time.
Visit Argentina’s internationally renowned Opera House: The Colón Theater
Renowned for its storied mix of architectural styles, Argentina’s capital city has a structural landscape that speaks to its rich history of European immigration and nation-building at the turn of the last century, when Buenos Aires became known as the “Paris of South America” and the expression “riche comme un Argentin” (as rich as an Argentine) was commonplace.
Jump the queues with skip-the-line-tickets to one of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world in a three-hours walking tour where one of Signature Tours’ passionate travel experts will walk you around Buenos Aires pointing out the city’s astonishing palaces, bringing their stories to life.
Take a small-group Buenos Aires urban art & wine tour
Buenos Aires is renowned for its vibrant street art culture, and was listed as one of the top cities in the world to see urban art. Palermo neighborhood, replete in cobbled streets and historic buildings, is alive with bars, cafes, and small boutiques, and bursting with colorful works from some of the country’s best-known street artists.
Experience the prolific street art of Argentina’s bohemian and hipster district and wrap-up the evening sampling a curated selection of national wines for an unforgettable night out in Buenos Aires.
Take a small-group tango class with wine tasting & “empanadas” making
Dive into Argentina’s culture in an interactive and immersive 2 hours culinary and cultural experience you will likely never forget .
Discover the fascinating world of Tango with a professional dancer. Learn the basic steps and understand why tango plays a key role in Argentine culture. Then, learn to make empanadas, the most popular Latin American street food and demystify wine tasting and become the wine connoisseur you’ve always dreamed to be by sampling some of the most exquisite national labels and varieties.
Explore one of Buenos Aires’ most incredible natural wonders: the Islands of the Delta
A small-group river cruise & Greater Buenos Aires tour offers you the possibility to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore nature and history-rich parts of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area that you will likely miss otherwise in a half-day tour featuring an incredible and relaxing river cruise and a delicious authentic snack with convenient pick-up and drop-off at Buenos Aires’ cruise port.
Embark on this epic adventure that offers the perfect balance between nature and history.
Take your taste buds into a culinary adventure around Buenos Aires old town
Understand first-hand why Argentina has become beef Mecca in a two-hour grill tour around the cobbled stone streets of San Telmo, one of the oldest districts in Buenos Aires.
Join fellow foodies and meat-lovers in a real Argentine meat feast where you will explore several renowned venues tasting different appetizers and meat cuts that all together comprise the nation’s greatest and most sacred dish: “asado” (a.k.a. BBQ).
Sip and savor your way through “the Pampas” in a vineyard and wine tour to one of Buenos Aires top-notch wineries
Discover the world of Argentine wine in Gamboa Winery, a family-owned and operated winery just outside Argentina’s capital city, in a 5 hours small-group tour with convenient pick-up and drop-off at your Buenos Aires’ hotel/Airbnb.
Walk across the vineyard to learn all about Argentine wines and the winemaking process and wrap up the experience with an intimate wine tasting featuring several labels from around the country and a luxury three-course meal prepared by the house’s chef.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable tango evening
Delight your eyes, ears, and taste-buds in one of the many tango & luxury dinner experiences Buenos Aires has to offer.
The choices are almost endless, although almost all of them combine incredible live tango performances guaranteed to leave you speechless as extremely talented artists perform the boldest tricks and flips on stage in front of your own eyes, exquisite Argentine wines, and three-course menus featuring both national delicacies like premium grilled steaks and international dishes.
Explore Buenos Aires’ history-filled downtown in a private walking tour
Experience modern Buenos Aires through the city’s incredible history in a small group walking tour that highlights the diverse historical facts that took place at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational square, and learn all about Argentina’s capital from its earliest days.
Immerse yourself in 200 years of history while discovering Buenos Aires’ downtown highlights, such as Buenos Aires’ Government Palace, Buenos Aires’ Cathedral, and Buenos Aires’ former city-hall during the colonial times.
Visit an authentic Argentinean ranch in the Pampas
A small-group gaucho day tour to an Argentinian ranch allows you to explore the countryside of Buenos Aires and learn all about the gauchos and ranch life on the Pampas in an exciting full-day tour that includes visits to a historical rural town and silversmith museum, visits to a ranch, loads of food and wine, dancing, horseback-riding, gaucho horse skills display, and convenient pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port.
This tour is a good opportunity to get out of the city of Buenos Aires and into the Pampas (the vast flatlands of Argentina) to live a variety of unique experiences that complement what you can see and do in the capital city.
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