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We will be disembarking our Viking cruise in BA and staying at the Hilton.  Are taxis readily available  and close by the cruise terminal?   Approximate cost to Hilton?   Would also appreciate any recommendations for day tours in BA.  Thank you.   

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6 hours ago, Beachvue said:

We will be disembarking our Viking cruise in BA and staying at the Hilton.  Are taxis readily available  and close by the cruise terminal?   Approximate cost to Hilton?   Would also appreciate any recommendations for day tours in BA.  Thank you.   

 

Hi Beachvue - I'm certain that people on our cruise took a taxi to the Hilton from BA port.

Taxis at the port are a little different (than the rest of Buenos Aires).  There is the Taxi Mafia at the port so you have to sort of watch yourselves.  We took a taxi from the port to the AEP (the regional airport).  When you exit the terminal building you are swamped with the mafia trying to get you into their taxi (at inflated prices of course!).  We had to be firm to the point of rudeness.  One of them even held our taxi door open (while we were in it) and wouldn't close it until we gave him $USD.  The poor driver on the way to the airport apologized quite a bit for the boorish behavior of many of the taxis that "hang out" at the port.

 

Just beware.

Another option may be to arrange ahead of time with the HIlton for a transfer.  They do that, but it is a little more $, but perhaps it is worth it.

 

We highly recommend Frank's AsadoAdventure tour!  (You can find it on TripAdvisor as well as other posts on CruiseCritic if you search).   We also took 2 extremely well done "free" walking tours from the Orange Shirts.  One of the historic sites and one up to Recoleta Cemetery.  Guides were among the best we've seen on free city tours (you pay in tips) and we've done many of them in big cities over the past years.

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