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Plaza Dorrego Tours

Plaza Dorrego
The cultural heart of the historic San Telmo barrio, Plaza Dorrego is the second-oldest square in Buenos Aires. Today the colonial square remains a lively hub of bars and cafés, with many historic venues holding tango shows and live music. On Sundays, the plaza hosts the vibrant San Telmo antiques market.

The Basics
Plaza Dorrego and the surrounding neighborhood of San Telmo, among Buenos Aires’ most atmospheric quarters, almost always feature on city sightseeing tours. For a closer look at the neighborhood, opt for a biking or walking tour of San Telmo, which will typically include Plaza Dorrego, as well as La Boca’s colorful Caminito, Parque Lezama, and the Mafalda statue. Many nighttime tours of Buenos Aires also stop in the plaza for a nightcap at a local bar.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plaza Dorrego is a must-visit for shoppers, tango enthusiasts, and first-time visitors.
  • Bring cash if you’re shopping the Sunday market, as not all vendors accept credit cards.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over the uneven cobbled streets and sidewalks.

How to Get There
Plaza Dorrego is situated at the corner of Defensa and Humberto Primo in the San Telmo neighborhood. The easiest way to get there is to take the subway to Catedral (line D) or Plaza de Mayo (line A).

When to Get There
Try to plan your visit to Plaza Dorrego for a Sunday, when the famous San Telmo market spills out into the surrounding streets. Stay through the evening to see tango dancers perform in the square and along the sidewalks.

San Telmo Market
The San Telmo Market ranks as one of the city’s best shopping opportunities and a highlight for many travelers. Each Sunday, some 300 antiques sellers set up shop in the plaza and along Calle Defensa, selling antiques and curios alongside handicrafts, souvenirs, leatherwork, silver, tango memorabilia, and local artworks.
Address: Humberto 1 and Defensa, Buenos Aires, San Telmo, Argentina
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour, Tango Show with Dinner and Tigre Delta River Cruise

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Enjoy a Super Saver full-day tour of all the highlights of vibrant Buenos Aires. Begin the morning with a restful boat ride in the Tigre Delta that lets you see a different view of Argentina. Then transfer to a coach to spend the afternoon hitting all of Buenos Aires' important attractions in neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta. End your marathon day with a delicious dinner and sensual tango show at one of two local haunts, Tango Porteño or Café de los Angelitos.
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  • 12 hours
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Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

Buenos Aires Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Tango Dinner Show

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Hit all of Buenos Aires' must-see sights and experiences in one Super Saver that includes a city sightseeing tour and an evening among passionate Argentine tango dancers. A comfortable coach ride will ferry you through the city's notable neighborhoods, including trendy Palermo, tony Recoleta and historic San Telmo. When evening falls, choose from of two of Buenos Aires' most famous tango spots, Café de los Angelitos or Tango Porteño for dinner and a show.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.99
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Private city tour of Buenos Aires

Private city tour of Buenos Aires

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Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires during this private half-day tour. With a local guide, travel through neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, La Boca, and Palermo. Downtown, stop by important historical sites like Plaza de Mayo and enjoy informative commentary from your personal guide. In San Telmo, visit Dorrego Square and keep an eye out for spontaneous tango performances. Visit the tombs of the Argentine elite in the famous Recoleta Cemetery and walk along the Caminito.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.99
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Buenos Aires Full Day Custom Tour

Buenos Aires Full Day Custom Tour

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Discover the historic landmarks, colorful neighborhoods, and cultural traditions of Buenos Aires on this private tour. Benefit from a custom-made itinerary just for you and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Perhaps explore La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo; see Recoleta Cemetery and the Casa Rosada; learn about the tango in San Telmo; or visit one of the city’s many museums.
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  • 7 hours
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Highlights of BA by Bike - Part one

Highlights of BA by Bike - Part one

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See the sights like a local on an action-packed bike tour, focusing on the highlights of Buenos Aires’ south side. Cycle through the lively streets of downtown Buenos Aires, stopping to admire the palatial architecture of Plaza de Mayo and the historic tango halls of San Telmo. Next, pedal your way to the waterfront district of La Boca, famous for its multi-colored buildings and La Bombonera stadium, and finish with a ride through the scenic Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Buenos Aires Food and Culture Tour

Small-Group Buenos Aires Food and Culture Tour

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Infuse your evening with Buenos Aires’ signature 'porteña' culture on an all-inclusive 5-hour culinary tour of the city. Join your guide and small group of no more than 15 to walk through the alleys of the historic San Telmo Market, taste world-class coffees and wines, and indulge in a traditional barbecue dinner with a live show.
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  • 5 hours
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Buenos Aires by Night Private Tour with All-Inclusive Dinner

Buenos Aires by Night Private Tour with All-Inclusive Dinner

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Buenos Aires is famous for its electric nightlife, but exploring a new city after dark can be intimidating. This private 4-hour tour offers a safe and fun way to experience Buenos Aires by night, including a delicious dinner at a local ‘parilla’ (grillhouse), an atmospheric tour of the illuminated city, and a nightcap at a San Telmo bar.
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  • 4 hours
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$172.13
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Full Day Bike Tour around Buenos Aires

Full Day Bike Tour around Buenos Aires

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Discover Buenos Aires on this 8-hour bike tour. Sip mate and sample alfajores at the Floralis Generica sculpture. Learn about national history in the Plaza San Martín and the Plaza de Mayo. Explore stylish Puerto Madero and enjoy a sandwich on the banks of the Río de la Plata. See the colorful streets of La Boca, the Bombonera stadium, scenic San Telmo, and the Recoleta Cemetery.
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  • 8 hours
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Buenos Aires' San Telmo Historical, Cultural and Gastronomic Tour

Buenos Aires' San Telmo Historical, Cultural and Gastronomic Tour

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Discover Buenos Aires' essentials through the lens of San Telmo: Starting from the very foundation of Buenos Aires, you will travel through its periods of grandeur and decadence, up to its current transformation in the context of globalization. A crossroads of sailors, inmigrants, and artists, San Telmo provides a clear testimony of Argentine identity. San Telmo, the cultural capital of BA: This neighborhood is also a protected cultural heritage site. In our journey, you will appreciate its elegant yet picturesque architecture, as well as its rich cultural footprint. Well-known for its antiquities and the San Telmo Market, the barrio also delights visitors for its Boheme and street art shows. Immerse into San Telmo's local gastronomic and craft beer scene: In this experience, you will delight yourself with classic and trendy Argentine food tasting and a craft beer round, while you will get to know the main characters behind it: the local owners. You definitely can't miss it!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Argentine Flavors Tour By Grupo Summa

Argentine Flavors Tour By Grupo Summa

The best gastronomic & cultural tour of Buenos Aires SWEET MILK, WINES AND ARGENTINE MEATS !!! MILK'S SWEET HOUSE. You will find Dulce de Leche artisan, exquisite pure cocoa chocolates, cornstarch alfajores, chocolate and other tastes that you still do not know. SAN TELMO MARKET Visit the traditional market, the building retains its original internal structure, consisting of beams, arches and metal columns with sheet and glass roofs. MENDOCINE LANDS where we will make a tasting of typical Argentine wines (Malbec & Torrontes), accompanied by a cheese board. PARRILLA REVIRE - Brasas Bravas - Located on Corrientes Ave. one of the main avenues of the city, full of theaters and meters from the Obelisk is Revire. From his varied letter of presentations, typical Argentinean cuts such as sausage steak stand out. At the end of dinner includes return to downtown hotels
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Bike Tour in Buenos Aires Argentina with Lunch

Half-Day Bike Tour in Buenos Aires Argentina with Lunch

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Discover the South of Buenos Aires on this small-group bike tour. Lose yourself in the historic atmosphere of the Plaza de Mayo, the colorful streets of La Boca, the stylish modern feel of Puerto Madero, and the old-school charms of San Telmo. Visit some of the city’s loveliest green areas, and enjoy mate, alfajores, and a tasty sandwich from a local food truck.
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  • 5 hours
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San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires

San Telmo and Mataderos Fair Tour in Buenos Aires

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Explore the Mataderos Fair and the San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair during this excursion in Buenos Aires. Stroll through the fairs with your local guide, learning about the history and traditions of these popular fairs from your local guide. Check out the different stalls selling everything from priceless antiques to empanadas; purchase a few unique souvenirs to take home. Hear traditional music, watch gaucho skills shows and see folk dance or tango demonstrations.
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  • 6 hours
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South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

South Buenos Aires Bike Tour

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The colorful neighborhoods of south Buenos Aires offer an atmospheric backdrop to a cycling tour, but the maze-like districts are best explored with the help of a local guide. This bike tour will introduce you to the tango district of San Telmo, the famous La Bombonera stadium in La Boca, the modern waterfront of Puerto Madero, and the idyllic Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.
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  • 3 hours
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BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture (Max. 6 People)

BA Bike Tour: History & Local Culture (Max. 6 People)

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Explore the southern part of Buenos Aires on this bike tour. Visit Plaza de Mayo and the historic center to learn about the city’s past. See the modern, stylish area of Puerto Madero; the colorful streets of La Boca; the Bombonera, home to soccer team Boca Juniors; and scenic San Telmo. Take a break to sip mate and snack on traditional alfajores.
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  • 4 hours
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Buenos Aires for curious people

Buenos Aires for curious people

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Escape tourist agencies and get to discover Buenos Aires from an anthropological point of view. Don't expect to just walk and listen: be prepared to talk, make questions, taste mate and discuss about the past, present and future of the Argentinean capital. Beginning in Lezama Park and ending in Plaza de Mayo, this walk offers you the chance to approach this beautiful city from its historical past in an attempt to understand its current present. Who were the first inhabitants? What happened to them after the Spanish foundation? Why were the British so interested in this shores? What is the deal with Evita and Perón? Where is the African-descendant population? And where did all these white people come from? Are just some of the many questions we will try to answer in our walk through the most historical part of town.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Artisans and Makers Tour in Buenos Aires

Private Artisans and Makers Tour in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is more than just tango and soccer, it's home to a thriving art scene that goes back centuries. Visit the studios and galleries of contemporary artists practicing traditional methods while pushing new boundaries of expression. Stopping by the San Telmo Market offers the perfect chance to pick up a memento while finishing at a traditional cafe offers the perfect chance to reflect.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Shared Buenos Aires Tour by Night with All-Inclusive Dinner

Shore Excursion: Shared Buenos Aires Tour by Night with All-Inclusive Dinner

This 4-hour special tour will take you to a typical Argentinian Parrilla where you will enjoy the succulent local steaks with salad bar, desserts and coffee. After dinner, you will drive through Buenos Aires' historical center where monuments come to life after dark. Transport in air-conditioned vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off, personal guide, all-inclusive a la carte dinner and night cap of your choice are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Leo's BA Private Tours by car SOUTH OF THE CITY

Leo's BA Private Tours by car SOUTH OF THE CITY

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Leo's BA Private Tours offers a personalized service. My goal is to entertain and inform the travelers, I will try to make you understand and feel the city through my personal experience, my knowledge and researchs. I've worked in Finance and Administration but I have also been a theatre actor, director and producer. I am singer, composer and image and sound designer, and with all that eclectic formation I have the chance to provide you with a wide point of view about the city. My own traveler experience will help me to understand your needs. I want to provide you not just a friendly guidance but I also want to help you with all your needs in order to make your stay entertaining, comfortable and safe. Having the chance of working alongside a professional driver I can keep all my attention in the travelers' needs. Our tours are flexible in time and venues depending on our travelers' choice.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Bike tour: South circuit + lunch in premium brewery

Bike tour: South circuit + lunch in premium brewery

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We do what we like, we travel through the city of Buenos Aires by bicycle !, a unique city full of secrets and places that you can not miss and ... yes!, We are proud of our city and we want you to discover it on our electric bicycles , an effortless tour where 100% of your energy will be available to learn about the customs, secrets and highlights of our city. Passing clear this through all the iconic sites of the city such as Plaza de Mayo, the ecological reserve, San Telmo, Caminito,   and the historic bombonera to finish in one of the best breweries in our city where you can taste different beers from all over the world and enjoy a very varied menu of delicacies
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Shore Excursion: Private Buenos Aires by Night with All-Inclusive Dinner

Shore Excursion: Private Buenos Aires by Night with All-Inclusive Dinner

This 4-hour special private tour will take you to a typical Argentinian Parrilla where you will enjoy the succulent local steaks with salad bar, desserts and coffee. After, you will drive through Buenos Aires' historical center where monuments come to life after dark. Transport in air-conditioned vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off, personal guide, all-inclusive a la carte dinner and night cap of your choice are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.05
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$177.05
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 Private Full Day City Tour by Iconic Buenos Aires

Private Full Day City Tour by Iconic Buenos Aires

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We are Elisabet and Bárbara. Our mission is to show you Buenos Aires and let you experience this vibrant city as a local does. You will learn about our history, culture, traditions and everything you may be interested in. This is one of the benefits of our private tour. We guide and assist you on everything you need. We have our own drivers (car, van, minibus) depending on the number of people. This means that we don´t pay attention to the traffic but we have our full attention on our customers. If we are already booked the days you require, we work with a very carefully selected group of tour guides that are included in our staff to provide you with the best service.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.00
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$224.00
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San Telmo Colonial

San Telmo Colonial

In this tour you will discover the architecture of the “Belle Epoque”, reflected in the palaces that were inhabited by the most aristocratic families of Buenos Aires. Alvear Avenue, the most aristocratic in the city, has many palaces and mansions that were inhabited by the most powerful class in the country. These buildings, now mostly transformed into hotels and embassies, show the prevailing style of the Belle Epoque, the Academicism of the Beaux-Arts school, a rage at that time in France and copied by that Buenos Aires that wanted to transform itself into Paris from Southamerica. Our tour continues through the Retiro neighborhood, passing through the beautiful Arroyo street, recently put into value, culminating in San Martin square that honors the father of the Argentine homeland. We will learn everything not only about the Academicist architecture but also about how these families who ruled the country lived for almost 40 decades.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Buenos Aires Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Buenos Aires Private Tour

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Fascinating, mixed architectural styles along cobblestone streets, rich history, and plenty of local flares- Buenos Aires is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. Walk through Plaza de Mayo, and learn about how this urban square was the center of a battle for independence. ​See and touch Buenos Aires’ ​history at the San Telmo neighborhood, where you can walk through charming streets that are still much the same as they were a century ago. Explore the bustling Mercado de San Telmo and its diverse offerings from stalls that fill the marketplace. Stroll through the city’s oldest plaza, the Plaza Dorrego, and see local performers at their best. And step into the Pasaje Roverano for a unique Art Nouveau experience. Visit a favorite local market and while you’re at it, sample some of the most iconic brews and dishes with a sweet treat to finish it off!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.72
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$46.72
Price varies by group size
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Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (San Telmo - La Boca)

Leo's BA Walking Tours Buenos Aires (San Telmo - La Boca)

Leo's BA Tours offers a personalized service. My goal is to entertain and inform the travelers, I will try to make you understand and feel the city through my personal experience, my knowledge and researchs. I've worked in Finance and Administration but I have also been a theatre actor, director and producer. I am singer, composer and image and sound designer, and with all that eclectic formation I have the chance to provide you with a wide point of view about the city. My own traveler experience will help me to understand your needs. I want to provide you not just a friendly guidance but I also want to help you with all your needs in order to make your stay entertaining, comfortable and safe. Our tours are flexible in time and venues depending on our travelers' choice.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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