Buenos Aires, Argentina - South America Cruises

Argentina’s capital possesses a grandeur embodied by the Colon Theatre, one of the world’s great opera houses. The vast Recoleta Cemetery is worth a visit too, where you’ll find the black marble memorial that is the resting place of Eva Peron. For many, the city’s soul lies in districts like La Boca, home to colourful houses and lively tango cafés.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Gaucho Party

    An opportunity to get to know the Argentine gaucho by participating in a real gaucho festival, with traditional music and dance.

    Gaucho Party

    The gaucho party is held at a beautiful country residence, in an old ranch on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. You will be welcomed with typical Argentinian specialities, such as empanadas and the traditionally excellent wines.

    There will be time to explore and admire the scenic pampas, at this characteristic farmhouse, located around 70 miles outside Buenos Aires. Afterwards, luncheon will be served, with a complete Asado, (BBQ) to enjoy.

    After the meal, a folkloric musical show will take place followed by Argentinian dances and songs. You will be invited to watch the horse show, demonstrating classic entertainment types where gauchos show their ability and skills dealing with horses.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is minimal walking on this tour; however there is some uneven ground at the ranch. The ranch outdoor programme, including the horse show, races and gaucho skills demonstration are subject to weather and terrain conditions. In case of rain during or before the visit, the outdoor part of the programme may have to be cancelled. There are several working dogs on the ranch. The order of highlights & activities may vary. The tour duration is dependent on traffic conditions.

    Tour code

    BUE_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    8½ hours

  • Evita Tour

    Travel through the history of the life of the legend that is Evita, including a visit to the Evita Museum.

    Evita Tour

    This tour focuses on Eva Duarte, the wife of Juan D Perón, and her political life, tragic death and the continuity of her myth that lives on. Visit the key landmarks of her life as well as the museum opened to commemorate her legacy.

    The journey through the life of Evita begins in Plaza de Mayo, to view the balcony at the Casa Rosada, the Presidential House from where she used to talk to the Argentine people. Proceed onto the Recoleta Cemetery, to visit the tomb of Evita and see the amazing above ground cemetery lined with mausoleums and statues. This is where generations of Argentine families rest in ornate splendour and where you will visit Evita´s final resting place.

    The Evita Museum was opened to mark the 50th anniversary of her death. Learn about the truth, life and work of one of the most important women in Argentine history. Though a unique patrimony, increased with donations, you will be able to learn about her life, social reality and the international context of Evita´s days.

    Round off your tour with a scenic drive through Palermo with its magnificent mansions and parks, before returning to the ship.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are some steps at the Museum and Recoleta Cemetery. The order of highlights may vary and the tour duration may change slightly due to traffic conditions.

    Tour code

    BUE_004

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Tango Show & Luncheon

    Experience an exclusive performance of the world famous Tango show accompanied by a traditional Argentine luncheon.

    Tango Show & Luncheon

    In the late 19th century the village of Buenos Aires was becoming an immigrant city, where frustrated and melancholic Europeans displaced gaucho rustics, retreated gradually to the ever more distant countryside. The children of those immigrants would become the first generation of ‘porteños’ (locals) and became the catalyst of the Tango song summarising the new urban style.

    Permeated with nostalgia over a disappearing way of life, the Tango expressed the apprehensions and anxieties of the people at the time during an unsettled period in history.

    During this unforgettable afternoon, you will have the opportunity to admire all the qualities of the Tango in its different expressions with Tango dancers and singers accompanied by an orchestra. Get to know this amazing country through its traditional dance, music and local cuisine.


    This excursion will operate by coach. There is minimal walking on this tour. A glass of wine, a soft drink or coffee is included with luncheon; additional beverages are available for purchase.

    Tour code

    BUE_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Sights of Buenos Aires

    Discover why Buenos Aires is often referred to as ‘The Paris of South America’ on this highlights sightseeing tour.

    Sights of Buenos Aires

    The city of Buenos Aires is open and spacious with an abundance of parkland and elegant shops. Drive down one of the widest boulevards in the world, the 9 de Julio, past the Obelisk commemorating 100 years of the first national government.

    A stop will be made for photographs at the Plaza de Mayo bordered by the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral with the mausoleum of San Martin, and the Cabildo the colonial town hall. Continue onto Caminito, located in colourful La Boca where the first Italian immigrants settled in 1851, for approximately 30 minutes of free time.

    No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without visiting the remarkable and unique Recoleta neighbourhood, where you will find the city's aristocratic cemetery with Evita Peron's tomb. Here you will have some free time to explore or visit the tomb if you wish. Round off your tour with a drive through the fashionable Palermo Quarter, with its exclusive houses, lakes and parks.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is minimal walking on this tour; however there are some steps at the Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery. The order of highlights may vary and the tour duration may change slightly depending on traffic conditions. The stop at May Square may be cancelled or replaced with a “drive through”, depending on traffic conditions and political situations.

    Tour code

    BUE_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Tigre Delta & River Cruise

    Escape from the big city and step back in time to a retreat favoured by the locals on this river cruise.

    Tigre Delta & River Cruise

    Drive past Avenue del Libertador, passing by the residential suburban neighbourhoods of Vicente Lopez, Martinez and Olivos. Upon reaching San Isidro y Acassusso, enjoy a little free time to visit the square and Cathedral.

    As you drive through the peaceful narrow roads, you will pass by the yacht clubs, mansions and tree-lined roads before reaching Tigre. For more than 100 years, the maze of rivers and channels of the Tigre Delta have been a favourite weekend getaway for porteños, the term for locals and Buenos Aires inhabitants.

    Step aboard an island launch style river boat and enter a world that has barely changed since the 1920’s. Glide through the green labyrinth of channels and streams that open its doors to let you explore the nature of its islands. Enjoy a coffee and a local pastry as you take in the sights of beautiful riverside villas, Victorian docks, English-style gardens, and traditional rowing and boating clubs.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and motor boat. There is minimal walking on this tour; however there are approximately 15 steps to embark/disembark the motor boat. The order of highlights may vary and the tour duration may change slightly due to traffic conditions. Visits to the Cathedral are subject to opening times and not permitted during services. Shorts or mini-skirts are not permitted to be worn inside the Cathedral.

    Tour code

    BUE_003

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

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