La Plata tour from Buenos Aires: Spend a half day touring La Plata, the perfect example of 19th-century city planning. Admire the city's architecture and visit top sites including the Cathedral, the Astronomical Observatory, and the Natural Science Museum.
Explore the city of La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires, on this half-day trip from Buenos Aires. After pickup from your hotel, set out on the 35-mile (57-km) trip to La Plata via coach and learn about the culture, religion and architecture of the colonial city through commentary from your guide. Stop at the Cathedral of La Plata, one of Argentina's largest churches. Located near the city center, this imposing building is inspired by the architecture of European churches and is one of the city's most important landmarks.
You’ll make several stops on the tour, including the Argentine Theater and the Astronomical Observatory. The positioning of the Observatory makes it the perfect spot in the world for observing the transit of Venus across the Sun.
Visit the campus of the University of La Plata, home to the Natural Science Museum. Host to over 2 million artifacts, including dinosaur bones and fossils from Patagonia, this museum is a national treasure Founded in 1888, this is the most important museum of its kind in South America, hosting a collection of more than 2 million items in exhibits of the country’s paleontology, anthropology, geology, botany, and zoology. Get a deeper understanding of Argentina through the wealth of objects collected from around the country.
Meeting/pick-up point: Centrally located hotels.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: Between 9am and 9:40am.
-End/closing time: Between 2pm and 2:40pm.
Drop-off location: Drop off at central spot in Buenos Aires. Hotel drop off is not included.
Opening days/period: Wednesday and Saturday.