Avenida del Mayo is one of Buenos Aires' principal stately arteries, linking the capital's colonial and political heart at Plaza de Mayo with the Plaza de Congreso, crossing the even more grandiose Avenida 9 de Julio. Built in the 1880s and often compared with similar boulevards in European capitals, it has a definite Old World ambience, with art deco, art nouveau and neo-classical façades shaded by leafy trees lining the route.
Your guided walk includes a stop at the world famous Café Tortoni, crammed with memorabilia. Visit the very ornate Barolo Palace, designed in accordance with the cosmology of Dante's Divine Comedy with floors representing heaven, purgatory and hell.
In the evening, you’ll embark on a culinary and cultural-themed private walking tour accompanied by an English-speaking expert. Shunning smart restaurants and tourist spots, you'll dine out local-style, tasting authentic Argentine dishes in a variety of settings and experience the excitement an authentic tango or peña venue. The evening usually takes place in the neighbourhood of Palermo.
Starting with traditional street food, you move on to a feast of grilled meats from one of the city's traditional hole-in-the-wall parrillas, accompanied by Argentine wine. To round off, sweeten your palette with artisanal ice cream.
Later, visit a milonga - a traditional tango hall. These can be wonderfully atmospheric venues, especially late at night when they tend to get busy with dancing into the early hours.