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Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

We asked our Facebook fans which South American ports they’d like to visit! While the answers varied, the two most popular were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s no surprise that these two are at the top.

Buenos Aires is a highlight of any cruise visiting the region. In fact, many of the South America cruises sail to or from Buenos Aires. As this video shows, there’s so much to do and see in this vibrant city.

What are the “must-see” highlights of the city? It depends on each guests. Some are looking for a historical tour, while others want to explore the culture. One thing’s for sure, Holland America Line has a tour to make everyone happy.

Eva Peron is one of the move beloved icons of Buenos Aires. For those who want to learn more about her, the In Evita’s Footsteps tour visits Plaza de Mayo with the balcony she used for her speeches to the Argentines, the Congress Square to see the place where hundreds of thousands paid Evita her last homage and the Recoleta Cemetery where she was laid to rest.

Congress Square.

Congress Square.

For guests who love to dance, not only can they take part in the Dancing with the Stars: at Sea events onboard, but the tours in Buenos Aires highlight the passionate tango for which the country is so well known. The Tango: A Night of Passion & Desire with Dinner tour visits one of the most iconic tango theaters in Buenos Aires for a spectacular presentation and dinner.


For the wine lover, the Connoisseur Guide to Argentine Wines & Panoramic Buenos Aires tour includes a private two-hour tasting of the finest Argentine wines, specially paired with perfectly matched food. A panoramic tour of the city follows the tasting so participants get to see the best of the area.

Rio de la Plata monument.

Rio de la Plata monument.

If you were visiting Buenos Aires, what kind of tour would you take?

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