Buenos Aires Highlights
Buenos Aires Highlights
This scenic Buenos Aires tour showcases the city's spacious parks, fashionable shops, and famed architecture. From motoring by the vibrant Caminito Street Museum in the renowned La Boca barrio, where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851, to driving along the the world's widest boulevard, the city's Latin flavor and European structural influences will absolutely amaze you.
Buenos Aires is the most popular travel destination in South America. After visiting these must-see tour sites, you will know why. Plaza de Mayo is the heart of this capital city and the site of the May 25, 1810 revolution, which led to Argentina's independence. It's now the country's political hub, bordered by La Casa Rosada, a baby pink building, and office of the Argentine President.
Equally astounding is the 19th-century Neoclassical facade of the Metropolitan Cathedral (housing the Mausoleum of General San Martin, the primary leader responsible for Argentina's independence) and the regal Cabildo (the Colonial Town Hall). These sights will remind you of a European capital enhanced by Argentine style. Then there's the giant Obelisk of Buenos Aires, a National Historic Monument marking 100 years of government. This impressive structure is surrounded by an LED light district reminiscent of New York City's Times Square. The Buenos Aires entertainment industry movers and shakers can be seen there.
Speaking of entertainment, no visit to Buenos Aries is complete without visiting the tomb of the remarkable political leader Eva (Evita) Peron at the La Recoleta Cemetery. And for the grand finale, you'll continue driving through the glamorous Recoleta Quarter, home of Buenos Aires's exclusive shops, art galleries, and restaurants. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off at your choice of 3 exciting locations within the city to explore or enjoy shopping in this vibrant city.
Buenos Aires is a cultural, South American mecca and even has the highest concentration of theaters in the world. For first time visitors, this Buenos Aires tour is a total delight. Bring your camera and an appetite for adventure on this comprehensive and convenient tour of Argentina's magnificent metropolis.
Please Note: This tour offers drop-off to your choice of 3 exciting locations within Buenos Aires to explore or shop at your leisure after the tour: the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, the Galerias Pacifico Shopping Center, or the Puerto Madero Waterfront. The tour does not include drop-off at the pier and is not available to guests on embarkation or disembarkation day as it does not accommodate luggage. Full information will be included in your electronic ticket.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.