Debark Tour - Tango Show & City Drive

7 hours | Buenos Aires | B U E - 9 7 0
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Points of Interest

  • Plaza de Mayo/Casa Rosada
  • Colon Theatre
  • San Telmo
  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • Tango
  • La Boca District
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Founded in the early 16th century by Spanish aristocrat Pedro de Mendoza, Buenos Aires began life as a small colonial port. After the cattle boom of the 1880s it began to grow into the eclectic blend of contemporary sophistication and Old World culture that it is today.

Enjoy the ever-changing panorama along wide, jacaranda-lined boulevards on a scenic city drive that kicks off this active full-day excursion. Take in views of El Centro and the old Bohemian San Telmo district. Your transportation will drive past the Colon Theatre so that you'll be able to capture mementos of one of the world's grandest opera houses. 

At La Boca, enjoy a stroll along the Carminito, the main street, to soak up the flavor of one of Buenos Aires' oldest and most authentic neighborhoods. Browse the outdoor galleries where artists hawk their work, marvel at the brightly-painted wood-and-corrugated-steel "conventillos" (shared homes); and take a peek inside the historic tango cafes.

Traffic permitting, your excursion will continue to the Plaza de Mayo which is the political and cultural heart of the city. Lining the square are a number of historic buildings including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the government ministry buildings and the famous Casa Rosada, a National Historic Monument that was once home to Juan and Eva "Evita" Perón.

Evita, the second wife of President Juan Perón, was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer at the age of 33. She gained influence by speaking on behalf of labor rights, and founded Argentina's first large-scale female political party. Eva also devoted herself to the plight of the impoverished lower classes into which she herself was born. For her work, she was bestowed the official title of "Spiritual Leader of the Nation" and is still revered long after her death.

At La Recoleta Cemetery, you'll wander through the last resting place for many of Buenos Aires' most influential people, including the immortal Evita. A fanciful array of 6,400 Neoclassical, Neogothic, Art Nuevo and Art Deco-style mausoleums are laid out like a city with street names and a town center. During your guided tour, listen to stories of "Evita" as you linger at her black marble crypt.

To complete your immersion in Argentine history and culture, enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine at a local restaurant followed by a specially arranged performance at a traditional tango hall in the Abasto district.

Born around 1880, the tango began life as the sultry dance and music of Argentina's fringe classes. It combines elements from many cultures, creating a New World music that swept across Argentina and became a popular dance form on the world scene.

Special Notes:

On voyages ending in Buenos Aires, this tour is available to passengers disembarking in Buenos Aires with flights after 7:00 PM. or to passengers staying overnight in Buenos Aires. This tour ends in Buenos Aires at the Princess Post-Cruise hotel or airport; this tour is not available for guests not booked at the Princess Post-Cruise hotel or airport.

Due to traffic regulations the stop at Plaza de Mayo may be omitted.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Recoleta Cemetery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
400
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive Through Plaza de Mayo

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
01:00
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Visit to La Boca

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch and Tango Show at a local restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
40
Steps:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your transportation for the airport (If destination is HOTEL or PIER - this segment changes)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
01:20