Enjoy your Morning City Tour of Buenos Aires, a perfect introduction to South America's most elegant capital city. The tour begins with a drive along 9th of July Avenue, with its 8 lanes, the widest avenue in the world. In the middle of the avenue is the Obelisk. A symbol of the city, it was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. Another landmark is the Colon Theatre, the city's famous opera house. Continue to the historic center, to the Plaza de Mayo, a lovely plaza with flower gardens and tall palm trees; the scene of many of the city's historic political events. Surrounding the plaza are colonial buildings of interest: the Casa Rosada, the seat of the executive branch of the government; the Cabildo with its historic museum; the Metropolitan Cathedral, which holds the tomb of General Jose de San Martin, the father of Argentine independence. No tour would be complete without a visit to the picturesque La Boca district. You will see Caminito Street, famous for its colorful houses. Continue to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Originally a center for immigrant settlers, it is a neighborhood of colonial houses, cobblestone streets, and antique shops. The tour passes the developing new district of Puerto of Madero, and continues through Palermo where the Zoo, Botanical Garden, Palermo Woods, the National Polo Field, and the Planetarium are located. On the way back, we will visit another residential area, the sophisticated district of Recoleta, with its restaurants, coffee shops, nightclubs and boutiques. We will visit the famous Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials, including the tomb of Eva Peron.
(Breakfast & Accommodations, Buenos Aires)