Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour - in Buenos Aires - LikeALocal Guide

Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour


75 USD

Get skip-the-line access to one of the world's most popular opera houses, the Colon Theater, with this 2.5-hour guided tour. The theater is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world acoustically. Learn about the history of the theater as well as the artists.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish


  • Tour the interior of the famous Colon Theater
  • Admire the exteriors of the palaces of Buenos Aires
  • Learn about the influence of La Belle Epoque

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Meet your guide in late morning next to the Colon Theatre to start your visit of the horseshoe-shaped auditorium. The theater has 2,487 seats (slightly more than the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London), standing room for 1,000, and a stage 20 meters wide, 15 meters high, and 20 meters deep. The theater's interior design also features a rich scarlet and gold decor. The cupola contains canvas painted in 1966 by the 20th-century artist Raúl Soldi during renovation work.

After an hour inside the Colon Theater, you will be starting your 1.5-hour walking tour outside some of the most impressive palaces of Buenos Aires, such as the Brasil and France embassies, the Duhau Palace, the Fernandez Anchorena Palace and more.

The theme of the tour is related to La Belle Epoque, architecture, economic situations, and social reality. As well as the role of Argentina and influence of France in upper-class Buenos Aires and the Influence of the 1st and 2nd World War in the construction of the palaces.

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What’s included & not included

  • Entrance fees for Colon Theater
  • Professional local guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting point

Meeting point is the Colon Theater, Tucuman 1171 (Tucuman 1171)

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours


Gaucho Ranch (Estancia) in San Antonio de †Areco‡
Best trip I had in South America. Thank you Marcelo :) I highly recommend that tour! It was an amazing day! :)

I wasn't sure, if I should do the tour because it was just me and the guide... But Marcelo, my guide, made the trip to one of the best experiences I ever had. Thank you so much!

I had an interesting tour through the city San Antonio de Areco. Afterwards we went to the ranch (Estancia). The schedule was the same you see in the description.

The riding was awesome (ca. one hour), the meal was delicious, the people on the ranch were very friendly, the landscape is a dream - what to say more...? :)

Book that trip! It will be also an amazing experience for you! :)
City tour
Our guide was Ana Ines. She was totally awesome! She has a great love and passion for her country and her knowledge of its history was amazing! She was so friendly, making sure everyone was enjoying the trip. She helped many of us with questions about other tours and restaurants, and just general information. It was definitely better than a hop on hop off trip we were considering. To night we are going to a tango show and dinner that she recommended definitely a must do to get your bearings on a new city!
3-hour Buenos Aires city tour
Great van/walking tour with Nicolas. Excellent intro to the beautiful neighborhoods of BA so that you can get a 3-hour overview when you arrive in town. Tour guide was very well informed and personable.
Half-day City Tour gives you a good overview
There were about 16 on the tour, including 4 from the Park Tower. The tour had been advertised as a maximum of 12 people, and that would have been better since it was hard to corral 16 people and to hear the tour guide. Nonetheless, it was a good introduction to Buenos Aires. The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable so it gave you mini-breaks from the heat and humidity. We started out at May Square, which is the political heart of Argentina with the pink President’s House and the Legislative buildings. We then went through the San Telmo neighborhood, which started out as the enclave of the wealthy and is now a shopping area for antiques. We then stopped in the La Boca neighborhood, the birthplace of the tango, but now kind of a seedy area of souvenir shops where a few tango dancers perform for tips. We then drove by the Puerto Madero, which is a lovely riverside area perfect for walking and hitting some of the local restaurants. We buzzed through the business district and past the Plaza San Martin in the Retiro neighborhood, and then on to Palermo with its mansions, parks and monuments. Finally, we wound up in the Recoleta neighborhood with its interesting cemetery reminiscent of the above-ground New Orleans-style cemeteries. The tombstones and crypts here were very interesting, including the quite understated one for Eva Peron.

It was a good overview of the City, and it definitely gives you some ideas regarding what you would like to revisit and poke around in and where you have seen enough. At the end of the tour, it gets a little tiresome if you are at the end of the drop-off route since they drive to each of the hotels where people on the tour are staying. We were at the end of the route, and so it took quite a while. Still, the price is right and you cover a lot of ground in three hours.
An excellent way to hit the main tourist points, and some of the back streets!
Firstly, Natalie, Second, Natalie!
What a great tour guide and what a pleasant lady.

Natalie made this tour for us. A quiet Saturday morning, a small tour group of 4, add Natalie's knowledge and passion and enjoyment for her work and you have a winning combination. Ask for her by name. She is a full-timer and if her peers are anywhere near as good, you will be in for a good time.

The Pink House, the south of the city, a stop for Banos, coffee and croissant and then onto the Northside for more viewing, tales and background on the sights.

It ends at the Recoleta Cemetery, where you view Evita Peron's final resting place, in the Duarte Family Tomb.

Worth every cent and the most pleasant way to get your bearings around the central city areas. Leaves the yellow hop-on bus tour for dead!
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