Hidden Treasures of Buenos Aires Tour (private)

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Travel to the intriguing secret spots in downtown Buenos Aires that most tourists miss. Listen to the stories behind these locations as you pass through them on your trip. You’ll walk along the first avenue in South America, which is a faithful reflection of the European style of late19th century architecture. Your Local Guide Elisa will show you beautiful monuments, palaces, and sculptures including the famous sculpture “The Thinker” by Rodin. You’ll visit the oldest shop in the city: a vintage pharmacy, the first one in the City, that acts as a living museum.

Admire paintings related to the pharmaceutical industry, and head into the station of one of the oldest subways in the world to view its original structure. Enjoy a journey to an amazing palace full of analogies and references to Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” which the builder intended to be the resting place of the poet’s ashes. You’ll enter the artist’s interpretation of Hell and stop at the headquarters of the “Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” (mothers whose children disappeared during the last military dictatorship) where you’ll visit an eccentric political bar. Finally, you’ll end your journey at a mystical, quaint, and cozy coffee shop. Let Elisa show you around her favorite spots of Buenos Aires!


People who like architecture, history, culture, and for those who want superb photo- ops.



Note: This Buenos Aires walking tour is not done in the traditional tour group style. Because we go inside several buildings that we visit you will get an extra personal experience of each place that most large walking tours won’t be able to offer.

Availability: Tours run Monday through Friday (except on holidays). Morning tour starts on or after 10:00 a.m.  Afternoon tour starts on or after 2:00 p.m.  Booking ahead is required.

Duration:  3 hours (approximately)


Private tour: US$45 p/p (minimum of 2 people are required to book a private tour)

 A private tour is run exclusively for your party only.


We will meet at a street corner in downtown: Alsina 380 (corner of  Defensa Street and Alsina St.), at the “San Francisco” church. 1 block from Plaza de Mayo (May Square)Map

Also, here are detailed directions on how to get to the meeting point:

Take the metro (subway – ‘Subte” in Spanish)  to Plaza de Mayo.

Three metro (“subte”) lines take you to the Plaza de Mayo. You have to get off at the last stations:

Line “E”   Get off at “Bolivar” Station

Line “D” Get off at “Catedral” Station

Line ‘A”. Get off at “Plaza de Mayo” Station

Walk down Defensa Street 1 block to Alsina Street.

We will be waiting outside the San Francisco Church. It is the only church at that intersection.

 Please contact me to reserve your spot:


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Patricia G. says:

    A very interesting and imaginative tour of downtown B.A. !!
    From the moment the guide started talking, she was captivating with all of her knowledge. We couldn’t have asked for more.
    The tour was extremely informative and entertaining.
    Overall the experience was amazing! Elisa limits the number of guests to 6 to keep the intimacy and the proximity with their guest and it’s a great way to ask question and learn more about the city. She told us many great stories about the origins of Buenos Aires and answered all my questions.
    Also, she really knows her business and she is so enthusiastic about arts and history.
    If you want a real tour of hidden gems in downtown Buenos Aires, with someone experienced in the culture and history of Argentina, then take this tour.
    Go on a tour with Elisa and you’ll have an energetic, personable native Argentine taking you around.
    I went on three tours with her. Charisma and attention to detail define her tours. All are excellent in their own unique way. Just great!!
    And I would have done more if she had offered even more experiences.

    Thank you for providing such a fantastic opportunity to see a different side of Buenos Aires!

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  2. Sergio says:

    Not knowing where to start and with the many places to visit and things to do in this fantastic city, I was happy to find out that there is a tour of downtown Buenos Aires.
    Little did I know, that booking this tour, turned out to be one of the best decisions I made that day. This is a tour for those who like to explore touristic spots and secret spots, too.
    I don’t like all walking tours – but I LOVED this one. What made all the difference is: 1) there is no way you could enter and visit these buildings if you are doing a tour with a big group (this one is a small group tour). 2) I visited so many gorgeous, incredible, unique places that I would have certainly missed them if I had tried to see downtown B.A on my own. 3) The Avenue we walked along is considered the best architecture walk in Buenos Aires 4) And of course, is the storytelling ability of the guide.
    Elisa is super nice, very knowledgeable, passionate, well informed and accommodating. The insightful historical stories, anecdotes and information she tells are great! And they come from a local’s perspective and a local’s perspective really enhances the experience.
    This tour is so amazing! You will certainly see and learn something that is not in any guidebook. So yes, if you are in Buenos Aires and want to do a great tour, this is the one!
    #buenosaireswalkingtours #offthebeatenpath #offthebeatentrack #walkingtoursbuenosaires #buenosairestours #toursbuenosaires #buenosairesoffthebeatenpath #buenosairesoffthebeatentrack

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  3. Daniel M. says:

    Loved this walking tour! Our guide rocked!

    The tour was unforgettable and interesting for the whole time! I would not have discovered half of what I did on my own.
    The tour groups are also very small making the experience even more personal It’s not some stuffy tour with a bunch of bored tour guides.
    Our guide was funny, charming and full of interesting information and great stories.
    I was intrigued not only by the architecture of our tour but by the volume of knowledge that Elisa shared with us. Elisa is so full of local knowledge which can’t be replicated by the big tour companies. And not only did she know a lot about her city but we could all tell that she loved her city and enjoyed sharing it with us. She also showed us beautiful and eloquent buildings, ones I would never have known were there but now I know would be devastated if I had missed.
    She is passionate, super nice guide very charismatic, opinionated and lively. She is the best guides ever!!

    If you want to get to discover and all kinds of secrets, gorgeous places ands see the Buenos Aires that Porteños keep for themselves, then book this amazing tour of a lifetime!

    #buenosaireswalkingtours #offthebeatenpath #offthebeatentrack #walkingtoursbuenosaires #buenosairestours #toursbuenosaires #buenosairesoffthebeatenpath #buenosairesoffthebeatentrack


  4. Svend Ronning says:

    Doing a walking tour of Buenos Aires is a must, and with a native portena like Elisa, you not only get to know the lay of the land, but also the meaning behind what you are seeing.

    Elisa clearly loves her beautiful city and has taken the time to learn about its history, architecture, food, music, and art so that you have context for everything you’re experiencing.

    Thanks, Elisa for helping us understand “the basics” about BA as well as gaining entrance to those “hidden gems” that we would never have been able to find (let alone understand!) without your knowledge and hospitality!

    Bravissima y gracias!


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