Posted June 28th, 2009, 11:28 PM
My husband and I are taking the NCL cruise from Valparaiso to Buenos aires. Our cruise ends in Buenos Aires but we do not fly out until about 11 that evening.I would welcome some suggestions for how to spend the day.
1. Would it be advisable to get a hotel room for the day and then take a city tour? That would give us a place to store our luggage for the day while we are out and about.
2. Any recommendations for a hotel that would not be too expensive--basically we would be paying for luggage storage--and in a good part of Buenos Aires to visit?
3. Is there any place to store luggage for the day before we head out to the airport instead of getting a hotel room?
4. What are the advisable activities if I am only there for a day?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Just another suggestion, from the Cruise Ship Terminal take a short taxi ride to Manuel Tienda Leon's Main Downtown Bus Terminal at AV Madero 1299, purchase your tickets to Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE) Airport, cost is $40 AR PP ( approx $12 USD PP), their bus leave every1/2 hours
Now you are a Manuel Tienda's customer, use their Luggage Deposit Service to store your luggage until your Bus departure, there is a small service fee.
It takes about an hour to the Airport, if your flight leaves at 11:30 pm , you should purchase either the 7:00 or 7:30 departure.
I'm not familiar with departure from Ezeiza, maybe some one with experince can further advise.
You should hire a Tour Guide for 5-6 hours, have the Guide meet you at Manuel Tienda to start your tour.
First visit Plaza San Martin, next Recoleta Cementary and surrounding area, then over to Boca , have a light lunch or coffee there, next go to San Telmo, you'll be in time for the Sunday Fair , then over to Florida Street .
Here you could end your tour , ask for recommendation for a nice restuarant then walk around for some shopping , visit The Galerias Pacifico Shopping Complex, have your dinner ( don't be surprise if you are the only one there, the local eat very late).
From Florida street it is only short walk to Manuel Tienda otherwise ask the restuarant to call you a Radio Cab.
If you are hiring a guide ask him or her to obtain a Map , or walk into any hotel for a map.
When we were in Buenos Aires in March, we hired Pedro (Pocho) as our guide for two days, his fees are very reasonable, his method of transportation is walking and Taxi , we even went on the Subway.
I have his E-mail
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