This website is designed to be viewed in browsers Internet Explorer 10 or above.
Please update your browser to view this site.
Safari for Windows was discontinued, unfortunately you have to
switch to a different Internet browser like Firefox or Chrome.
Main Menu 0


That's now in your Saved Favourites area.

Go to saved Favourites (Hide)
Choose a destinations
Date From

Date To


Search all dates

Please enter valid date
Any ship
Enter an itinerary code

Where to find itinerary codes

In our 2018/2019 Worldwide brochure, look to the bottom of each itinerary

Oh no! We checked everywhere and couldn’t find this code.

Please try another code

or go directly to our main search page.


Sign up for our extraordinary guide to cruising the Caribbean.

Off the Beaten Track: Buenos Aires

By HarryFriday 28th March 2014

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Buenos Aires, the colourful and bustling capital city of Argentina, is a place of delicious steak, superb Tango dancing and vibrant art – and so an incredible destination to cruise to. To help you explore some of the lesser known highlights of this impressive city, we’ve put together our top must-sees and must-dos when exploring off the beaten track.


Enjoy a day trip at a traditional Estancia

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
If you’re looking for something different to do during your stay in Buenos Aires, then a day trip to an Argentinian Estancia is something you’ll love. An Estancia is a South American cattle ranch, where visitors can stay overnight in luxury cabins and explore the wonderful Argentinian landscape and animals that wander the fields.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
A popular Estancia, and just 1-hour from Buenos Aires’ city centre, is Don Silvano a wonderful ranch with horses, cows and charming, old fashioned lodges for people to rest in. Don Silvano offer fun-filled day camps that your entire family will love. Go on a morning tour of the Estancia with glasses of freshly squeezed juice and wine, and enjoy rides on horses, carriages and even tractors. For lunch you’ll be spoiled with grilled chorizo and chicken with salad, followed by a desert and cup of delicious coffee. As you eat your lunch you’ll be treated to a range of performances, including Tango dancing – you’ll even get the chance to join in later, with the Tango lessons.  If the kids aren’t interested in the dancing, then they can go off to play football in the fields or splash around in the Estancia’s pool.

Stroll around Parques Tres de Febrero

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
In the Palermo area of Buenos Aires you’ll come across the beautiful park, Parque Tres de Febrero. Admire the picturesque lakes and watch the local ducks float along the surface, or, if you’re feeling fit go on a jog around the blossoming gardens. A real treat is the rose garden, or El Rosedal, which provides guests with views of stunning, blooming red roses that light up the park’s emerald hedges.
In the background of Parque tres de Febrero you’ll spot a giant globe shaped building – that’s the Galileo Galilei Planetarium! With astronomical activities for your kids, fascinating presentations and a chance to observe the sun from the Solar Box, you’re bound to have fun there.

Enjoy Argentinian steak

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
A trip to Buenos Aires wouldn’t be complete without trying some renowned Argentinian steak. Another Palermo highlight is the Don Julio steakhouse, a family owned restaurant that’s a firm favourite with locals. Smartly dressed waiters will help you with your steak of choice and which of their great wines will make the perfect accompaniment. There you’ll enjoy thick cuts of juicy steaks, with a seasoned portion of delicious crispy criss-cross potato chips – the perfect lunch-time treat in Buenos Aires.

Ready for an adventure?

For a chance to explore Buenos Aires’ hidden corners for yourself, book your South American cruise today.
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Have you been to Buenos Aires recently? Share your recommendations in the comments below!

Join the conversation...

Featured Cruise


Save for Later

Per person based on 2 people sharing

for 2 guests

Sail Dates Offer available
* ‘From’ price is the lowest available fare, which may not be eligible for offers.

Call us on

Local call charges apply


This service is for new bookings only


It is easy to stay up to date with Royal Caribbean. Sign up to our emails for all the latest news, offers and competitions

You can unsubscribe at any time. To find out how and to see how we may use your information, take a look at our Privacy Policy.


It is easy to stay up to date with Royal Caribbean. Sign up to our emails for all the latest news, offers and competitions

You can unsubscribe at any time. To find out how and to see how we may use your information, take a look at our Privacy Policy.

© 2019 Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean® is a trademark of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. For a list of all trademarks, please visit Legal Information

We use cookies to help us offer you the best experience on our site and show you more relevant advertising. By continuing, you agree to our cookie settings in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. You can change your settings with guidance in our Cookie Policy. OK