How to spend your cruise stop-over in Buenos Aires
Is Buenos Aires included in your cruise itinerary and you have no idea what you can do during your stop-over in Argentina’s capital? You are in the right place! This post features dozens of the best activities and shore excursions to enjoy your stay at one of the most fascinating cities in all of South America.
Everytime you you get to a new port of call and a stopover during your cruise holidays, you have an opportunity to take advantage of it by exploring this new city you are in. There are always plenty of places to discover and things to enjoy. Culture, cuisine, architecture, landscapes are there, waiting for you to unveil them.
And of course Buenos Aires is not the exception.
Founded in 1580 by Spanish conquerors, Buenos Aires has a perfect balance among historic areas, modern and traditional architecture, european styled parks, hundreds of museums, and much more.
Internationally renowned for its nightlife, cultural activities and bookshops, with an area of 202 sq. km (77 sq. miles) and a population of around 3-million people, you find yourself facing an endless list of must-do-things in this incredible city.
Things not to miss in Buenos Aires include:
Experiencing the city’s diversity and eclectic design by touring its most iconic districts while visiting some of its most popular landmarks:
A small-group Highlights of Buenos Aires tour gives you the chance to delve beneath the surface of Argentina’s most fascinating city while seeing the major attractions in three hours in company of a passionate local expert that will bring the city 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.
We highly recommend doing this tour as early as possible in your trip, as it is a great introduction to some of the key highlights of Buenos Aires, perfect for giving you a chance to find your way around and decide where to spend more time later on.
This is a great tour to do if you do not have much time in the city or if you want a quick overview to get some idea of the sites you want to visit for longer. And, as it includes pick-up and drop-off at Buenos Aires’ cruise port, it definitely makes things easier for you, especially given the fact that the area close to the cruise port is lonely, a little bit far from the city center, and not recommended for walking around on your own.
Visiting 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.
Exploring 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.
Treating 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.
Private shore excursions and/or transfers in Buenos Aires:
If you prefer customization and exclusivness, Buenos Aires offers a wide range of private travel services that can be adapted to your particular interests.
All of them include a private vehicle (size varies according to the size of your group), professional tour guide, and pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port.
Private customizable walking tour of Buenos Aires:
Discover the best of Buenos Aires in a guided walking tour planned around your personal interests and needs. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, this private customizable tour is the best option to explore Argentina’s capital city.
Private Buenos Aires tour at night:
When the sun goes down, the lights come up!
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.
Private architecture and palace tour:
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.
Explore the golden age of architecture in Buenos Aires, from ostentatious mansions to magnificent sky-scrapers and Latin America’s most significant Opera House.
These are just some of the suggestions on how to spend your cruise stop-over in Buenos Aires. Still finding it difficult to make up your mind about how to make the most of your time in this beautiful city? Don’t worry. We can help you with that!
Book a free 30-minute call to talk to one of our travel experts who will help you plan the perfect itinerary according to your particular needs and interests.
Do not hesitate to contact us, we are just a message away, ready to help you and hoping to see you soon around here to say: “Welcome to Buenos Aires. Enjoy your stay”.