Morning: Walk through the historic city center, Monserrat, home to many famous iconic and architectural landmarks. Begin in Plaza de Mayo where you'll be steps away from the Casa Rosada (the Pink House where Eva Peron famously addressed the nation), Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (City Cathedral) and Cabildo (City Hall during colonial times). The Museo del Bicentenario, situated next to the Casa Rosada, is also worth a look as it beautifully showcases artifacts and videos of Argentina's 200 year modern history. From Plaza de Mayo, head down Avenida de Mayo (first avenue built in South America), stop by Café Tortoni (one of the world's oldest coffee houses) for a cup of coffee or venture into Palacio Barolo (tour reservation required) for unrivaled views of the city. Continue your stroll on Avenida de Mayo up to Plaza del Congresso (home to the National Congress and The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways). From there, make a right onto Avenida Callao which houses many historical buildings built between 1800-1940 and another right onto Avenida Corrientes (a hub of bohemian and cultural nightlife). From there, make your way towards Avenida 9 de Julio (the widest avenue in the world) where you can see the iconic Obelisk monument and a world famous opera house, the Teatro Colon. Enjoy a delicious asado lunch at either of these tasty parrillas, La Peña or La Niña Bonita.
Afternoon: Continue the afternoon in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta with its elegant mansions and 5 star hotels. Start your journey with a stroll along Avenida Alvear until you reach the Recoleta Cemetery in search of the final resting place of Eva Peron (Evita). After the cemetery, make your way past the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and through the Centro Cultural Recoleta where you can enjoy art exhibits, theatrical performances, workshops and concerts. On weekends, shop the artisan bohemian market known as Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia. Continue northeast towards Avenida Libertador for some additional noteworthy sites: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum), Biblioteca Nacional, UBA (Law School) and the iconic flower, Floralis Genérica. If you're in need of a coffee break, stop by La Biela.
Evening: book this! ~ The Argentine Experience ~ End your day at Argentina's most delicious and interactive closed door dining experience, The Argentine Experience, located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood. Learn about the best of Argentine cuisine and culture while dining with individuals, couples, families and groups from all over the world. Possibly the best steak and the most fun you'll have in Buenos Aires!
Morning: Start the day in La Boca, a working class district known mostly for 2 things: El Caminito, one of the most photographed places in the world, and La Bombonera, the fútbol stadium of the Boca Juniors football club. Close to the port is the beautiful Fundación Proa, a celebrated art gallery and culture center boasting a rooftop cafe with great views of the river and ferry bridge (one of the world's 8 surviving ferry bridges).
From La Boca, head to San Telmo, a neighborhood known for its tango, immigrant history, antique markets and cobblestone streets. Stop by Plaza Dorrego for a drink where you can watch professional dancers show off their famous tango moves (weekends only). Walk down to the corner of Defensa Street and Chile Street where you'll meet Argentina's most beloved little girl, Mafalda, sitting among all the antique shops, bars and restaurants. From there, head towards San Lorenzo street to see the city's narrowest house, Casa Mínima, at only 2.5m wide.
After San Telmo, make your way to the scenic port of Puerto Madero, situated along the water surrounded by floating ship museums, upscale restaurants, boutique shops and the Faena Hotel, a celebrity favorite 5 star hotel.Puerto Madero is alsohome to some of the highest real-estate properties in all of Buenos Aires. Walk across the iconic Puente de la Mujer (woman bridge) and if time allows, head to the 864-acre ecological reserve that sits between the high rises and Rio de la Plata for some relaxation, exercise or birdwatching. For a tasty lunch, dine at the popular parrilla Cabaña de Las Lilas or try a choripan at any of the snack stands located along the reserve entrance.
Afternoon: After lunch, grab a taxi and head to the trendy neighborhood of Palermo for some of the best shopping in Buenos Aires. From clothing stores to leather goods to bookstores, wine shops, jewelry, furniture and in-home design, you'll find everything you'll possibly need and want, all set in some of the most interesting and unique storefronts. Take a break in the myriads of trendy cafes lining the streets of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood.
Evening: book this! ~ Tango Show ~ End the evening with a classic tango show complete with dinner and drinks. Our recommendations are for Complejo Tango, We Are Tango or El Querandí.
Full Day: book this! ~ Gaucho and Estancia Tour ~ Escape from the city and journey into the pampas for a taste of the famous gaucho culture. Spend a day exploring historical San Antonio de Areco Town discovering centuries old gaucho traditions and artistry. End the day at a beautiful estancia riding horseback and enjoying a tasty asado among the famous gaucho hospitality.