Our Buenos Aires and its Two Passions tour begins with all our travellers being picked up directly from their hotels, then from there we will head over to the Abasto district and the Museo Carlos Gardel. This area, widely considered to be the birthplace of the dance, practically radiates tango: the music, the movement, the energy. Suddenly, enveloped by this unmistakeable vitality, you are part of it too.
On a comfortable, air-conditioned bus you’ll learn all about the history of the tango, how it has evolved in Buenos Aires and become a huge part of the cultural fabric of the city. We’ll see traditional bars and you can learn about the role they played in the building of this rich culture, as well as famous Esquinas, sort of ‘tango houses’ inside old restaurants and cafés where you can see tango shows as well as the places in which tango artists used to compose, play and dance the tango.
We’ll then head over to the more southern barrio of La Boca, one of the oldest parts of the city. At the beginning of the 20th Century, many boats full of european immigrants landed here and this became their home. The proximity to the river caused issues with damp for the newcomers, who used to paint their houses with any materials they could find to avoid them getting damp. This gave way to the bright and beautiful coloured streets which have made La Boca famous throughout the world.
We’ll walk through Caminito, La Boca’s main street, where you’ll learn all about the local history and traditions. After this, we’ll move on to the Boca Juniors football stadium where there is the option of going into La Bombonera and visiting the museum and stadium.
La Boca is the heart of Buenos Aires football and it’s bursting with the energy of the game, as well as that of Argentine culture.
After a comprehensive 4-hour guided tour, we’ll bring you right back to the city centre with a head and heart full of Buenos Aires’ passions!