German Guided: A Walk through Buenos Aires

  • Port

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

A German-speaking guide leads this tour (or a guide with a German interpreter). A limited number of German guides and interpreters are available in this port; book early to avoid disappointment. This is not a bilingual tour; EXC tours guided in English are available at Exploration Central on our website.

Together with your German-speaking local guide, you will drive from the cruise terminal to Recoleta -- the city's most up market neighborhood with green parks, street cafés and a famous cemetery.

At the Recoleta Cemetery, a walking tour takes you past countless mausoleums to the inconspicuous tomb of Evita Peron

Then, you'll walk along Alvear Avenue, passing some of the most magnificent palaces in Buenos Aires. Once the residences of Argentina's landowners, many of the buildings now house the most luxurious hotels in South America, as well as several embassies.

Cross the Avenida 9 de Julio -- the widest boulevard in the world -- to see the Obelisk and the Colón Theater. Continuing on, you will stroll down Arroyo Street, with its famous art galleries and shops.

Arriving at Plaza San Martin, you can admire the impressive statue of Argentina's national hero and liberator, General San Martin. The statue was designed by German sculptor Gustaf Eberlein. The square, originally used as a bullring, is surrounded by architectural gems such as the Kavanagh Building and the Plaza Hotel, built in 1909 by the German architect Alfred Zucker (also famous for St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City).

Return by coach to the pier or guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore the pedestrian/shopping zone of Florida Street independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.

Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Walking distance is approximately one mile. Expect traffic delays in the port area due to an ongoing construction project. Delays may extend tour duration by up to one hour. Your driver will do his/her best to minimize the inconvenience; your patience is appreciated.