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Viejo Almacen Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires provided by Gray Line Argentina

Viejo Almacen Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires

Viejo Almacen Tango Show with Optional Dinner in Buenos Aires
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from £34.62 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
After pickup at your central Buenos Aires hotel, arrive in historic San Telmo. One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, San Telmo played a large part in the development of the tango decades ago. The three-story Viejo Almacen, also known as the 'tango temple,' will host you for an evening of artistic and culinary delights. Let yourself be swept up in the energetic mood at Viejo Almacen, where the performance features over 20 dancers, as well as musicians and poets. Enjoy the passionate, expressive dance demonstrated by seasoned professionals and marvel at their grace and athleticism. Listen to the traditional tango music, which features accordion, guitar and often singing. If you choose to have dinner at the venue, dig in to your delicious Argentine meal before the show begins. Courses include authentic empanadas, vegetable risotto, ham and cheese sorrentini, and a delectable dessert. Beverages and soft drinks are unlimited, and each adult will enjoy a half bottle of local wine. If you choose to purchase the show only, your shuttle will drop you at the venue in time for the tango show. End your evening with drop-off at your central Buenos Aires hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5239VIEJO
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Dinner (if option selected) • Unlimited sodas during dinner plus 1/2 bottle of wine per adult (if option selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Buenos Aires hotels only)
Exclusions
Dinner (if option not selected)
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Viejo Almacen - Av. Independencia 299, Buenos Aires
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Dinner (if option selected) • Unlimited sodas during dinner plus 1/2 bottle of wine per adult (if option selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Buenos Aires hotels only)
Exclusions
Dinner (if option not selected)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Viejo Almacen - Av. Independencia 299, Buenos Aires
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Note: If your hotel is located outside of downtown Buenos Aires, you'll be give the name of a nearby hotel where you can be picked up and dropped off for the dinner and tango show
Wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate

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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
Stay Away from Gray Line Argentina at Christmas Eve
Dec 2018 • Couples
On 31st August, 2018, we booked and paid US$182 for the Dinner and Tango Show of the 24th December at the Viejo Almacen in Buenos Aires. The booking was made through Viator, a sister company of Tripadvisor, which in turn used Gray Line Argentina as the local tour provider.

On the 20th December, four days before our Dinner and Tango Show, we received a message from Gray Line via Viator that “unfortunately, Viejo Almacen will be closed on December 24th”. We were given the alternative of going either on the 23rd or 25th of December.

We were extremely irritated and disappointed with this cancellation as the dinner and show at the Viejo Almacen was going to be one of the highlights of our trip to Buenos Aires. Moreover, it was such short notice that it was going to be impossible to book a similar show at another tango establishment. We reluctantly accepted the 25th December venue.

On the 24th December we walked to the Viejo Almacen to see whether the cancellation was genuine or whether we had been bumped off because another couple showed up who were willing to pay more. We got to the Viejo Almacen at around 18:30 hours and it was indeed closed.

On the 25th December, soon after we arrived at the Viejo Almacen , I approached Mr Ricardo Veiga, Vice President of the Viejo Almacen, to ask him the reason for cancelling the show on Christmas Eve. To my astonishment, Mr Veiga stated that the show was not cancelled because for the past five (5) years there had not been a show on Christmas Eve because the management of the establishment in 2013 took the decision not to open on that date in order to allow the staff time to spend with their families on the 24th December.

Mr Veiga continued to state that Gray Line Argentina was fully aware of the Viejo Almacen's decision of 2013. Moreover, according to Mr Veiga, the price of the show would have been much higher for a Christmas Eve performance than the amount we paid. Mr Veiga gave me the example of the price paid for the New Year’s evening show at the Viejo Almacen, which was considerably higher than on a normal day.

The inescapable conclusion is that Gray Line Argentina took our booking and payment of just under US$182 at the end of August 2018 knowing full well that the Viejo Almacen was closed on Christmas Eve, and hence had the use of our money on which they made a 22 % return over the four months prior to our booking.

Interest rates in Argentina are exceedingly high. On August 30th 2018, Argentina’s Central Bank increased interest rates from 40 % to 60%. This means that over the four months that Gray Line Argentina had the use of our money it received a staggering US$39.87 equivalent to a 22 % return on the US$182 we had paid for the Christmas Eve dinner and show.

The behaviour of Gray Line Argentina in taking our money knowing full well that there was no Christmas Eve dinner and show could be considered fraud, especially as they made a 22% return on our money.

Of course, Mr Veiga, the Vice president of the Viejo Almacen, and member of the family that owns the establishment could be lying and blaming Gray Line Argentina for this sad state of affairs. I somehow doubt this as Mr Veiga does not need to make excuses for what is happening at the Viejo Almacen, which has a deserved worldwide reputation for providing a great tango show. Moreover, as he stated to me such despicable behaviour by Gray Line Argentina reflects badly on the Viejo Almacen because most people who have experienced this appalling behaviour by the tour provider do not usually have the possibility of speaking to the Viejo Almacen and assume that the cancellation is because of an over-booking.

Gray Line Argentina has behaved shamefully by cynically taking our money and giving us very short notice of the “cancellation” so that we could not look for an alternative on Christmas Eve. Such behaviour completely ruined our Christmas Eve celebrations much to our disappointment and chagrin.

Viator behaved exceedingly honourably by given us a complete refund on our booking. We were very much looking forward to spending Christmas Eve at the Viejo Almacen but instead we had to celebrate Christmas in our hotel room.

After such an experience, I doubt that I will use any of the Gray Line services around the world. Stay away say I.
Written 20 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Drandersont
New York City, NY59 contributions
Visit to Tango Show
Feb 2019
It was an enjoyable experience. You feel the classic art of Tango with a local experience. Well organized and friendly staff. I was able to sit near the stage and felt the energy. I saw a second tier seating and can only imagine that the views were great there as well. I decided not to eat at the restaurant and venture into the local neighborhood offering other options in San Telmo.
Written 5 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WorldQuester
Prescott, AZ208 contributions
Fabulous
You can have dinner then cross the street after dinner to see the Tango show or you can just see the Tango show. The preset dinner was okay but the Tango show was fabulous. This particular venue is where Tango was started in Buenos Aires. I'm not a great dancer or connoisseur of dance but since visiting Buenos Aires I've fallen in love with watching the Tango. My wife hopes I'll take lessons! Anyway, the roots of this dance run deep with feeling and passion and when you watch accomplished performers you can understand why Tango lived in the heart and soul of the Argentine people. The venue is very small and its hard to imagine that multiple dancers can perform on the stage at the same time but they do. The best thing about this venue is that it's small and intimate so you can feel the passion in the Tango as they perform. Because the venue is old and the tables are all on the same level the back third of the seating will have poorer views of the stage so try to get seats in the front half. You won't be disappointed.
Written 6 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Gray Line Argentina
Osman T
Osman T
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A fun hour of Tango
Spent a delightful hour here watching variety of tango with my family. The dancing was excellent and gave the view
TerrasTravels
TerrasTravels
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Cafe de Los Angelitos Tango
I didn’t realize this was a really amazing Tango spot (or I did) until I went to one that was not so good. Been to
angiuangie
angiuangie
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Must attend at least once!
I love this theatre, it’s by far the most elegant one that I’ve seen in Buenos Aires. I did have the cena tango sho
Princess Z
Princess Z
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If you love steam trains, this is for you
If you love trains -especially steam trains - this is a must. The less-than-stellar reviews must be from people who
gregoryf779
gregoryf779
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Great Tango Show !! & Good Food
After researching several shows all over Buenos Aires for an evening of Tango, we settled for the one at Piazzolla
José S
José S
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Nice tour
We enjoy to go red bus.Is a long tour (3 hours) and we appreciate panorama view and touristic explanations
XK140NUT
XK140NUT
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Good quick tour of the City
This is a good way to see the different areas of the city. There are three different lines. You can go from one to
Ingsaf
Ingsaf
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Brush up on your Spanish and prepare for a long day
Good points: clean bus, safe drivers, good route, beautiful City, uncrowded bus, friendly staff Bad points: advert
csmurguia
csmurguia
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Great Tango Show!
My husband is from Argentina and I am Mexican, so we go to visit his Family in Buenos Aires almost every 3 years. I
markuskZ5065PC
markuskZ5065PC
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A must but not a whole day trip
This trip had been very well conducted - but started at 9 a.m. and ended at around 3.30 p.m. Dispite this, the trip
Roving163296
Roving163296
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A ‘must do’ in Bueno Aires
This was one of the best day trips we have experienced anywhere. The pick up from the hotel was very prompt and th
jillrE7632OS
jillrE7632OS
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Señor tango
Show, music & dinner were quite god but the show was too long with unnecessary gaps & wait of about 1 hour between
Dmer
Dmer
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Great performers
The show was excellent and had a variety of acts to complement the tango dancers, who were great. The dinner was g
BajaMike
BajaMike
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A MUST DO
Was expecting a mediocre dinner and tourist show. Not what we got. Great steak, good wine and a very professional
anitaf469
anitaf469
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Bus, stop, photo repeat
The guide we had was lovely and very informative. However, this is just tour were you sit on a bus, have a 10 min p
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