Colonia del Sacramento
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From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

Enjoy a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, the first site in Uruguay to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city with a round-trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city. Select from options that include a walking tour and a winery tour. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist.  Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular views of the Rio de la Plata. Experience the charming houses, cobbled streets, traditional lanterns, and magical sunsets of El Porton de Campo alongside the Street of Sighs and Faro. If you choose the option that includes the walking tour, your guide will be waiting for you at the ferry station, ready to tell you all about the history of this incredible town. Return to Buenos Aires via the same ferry route at the end of your day trip.

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Montevideo and heads out through the neighborhoods of Capurro, Le Teja, and the emblematic Cerro Hill. As you cross over the scenic Santa Lucia River Bridge, arrive at San José Department, famous for being the largest producer of potatoes in the country. Upon arrival in Colonia del Sacramento, learn about the city’s rich history which dates back to 1783 when it was founded by Spanish immigrants. With your expert guide, visit the Real San Carlos, The Bullring, and the De la Plata River to admire panoramic views across the city and surrounding areas. From here, head to the Historic Quarter of the city and wander around the picturesque streets on an insightful walking tour. Discover the Portón de Campo as well as the City Gate, the Walls, the famous Los Suspiros Street, the Lighthouse, the Main Square, and the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to eat lunch at a traditional restaurant or continue to explore the city at your own leisure. Before returning to Montevideo, make a stop at the Granja Arenas to visit the Collectuonist Museum where you can taste local jams, marmalades, cheeses, and more.

Buenos Aires: Ferry To Colonia & Bus Tickets to Montevideo

Buenos Aires: Ferry To Colonia & Bus Tickets to Montevideo

Enjoy a day trip to Montevideo and discover its history, colonial buildings, and bohemian culture. Explore the capital city of Uruguay with a ferry ticket to Colonia del Sacramento and a bus transfer from Colonia to Montevideo. Board a ferry followed by a bus ride to the beautiful city of Montevideo. You will see the only surviving section of the wall that once surrounded the entire Puerta de la Ciudadela.  Next, continue to discover colonial buildings, museums, and theaters of Montevideo. Walk through the picturesque alleys of the old town to see the souvenir shops, markets, cafes, and more.  Stroll along the beautiful beaches to enjoy the breathtaking sunset on the boulevard of Montevideo, with spectacular views of Rio de la Plata before returning to Buenos Aires. 

From Buenos Aires: Full-Day Trip to Colonia

From Buenos Aires: Full-Day Trip to Colonia

Start your tour early in the morning as the driver picks you up from your hotel/Airbnb and takes you to Buenos Aires’ ferry station. After going through customs, board the ferry for a comfortable and pleasant 1.5-hour ride across the widest river in the world crossing the international border between Argentina and Uruguay. Upon arrival, meet your guide as your driver takes you to the historic quarter. Commence your walking tour around Colonia's old town on a 2-hour adventure. Visit each of the city’s landmarks as your very passionate, and knowledgeable tour guide brings what you can see to life with their live commentary. Receive background information, facts, and insights that you will not be able to find in any book or travel guide. Enjoy free time at the end of your tour and explore the town on your own for the remainder of the afternoon. Do some sightseeing or enjoy a spot of lunch at a local restaurant. Finish your day as your driver picks you up and transports you back to the ferry station for your journey back to Buenos Aires. Once in Buenos Aires, another driver will take you safely back to your accommodation.

Colonia: Private City Tour on Foot (Historic District)

Colonia: Private City Tour on Foot (Historic District)

Feel the atmosphere of the colonial era as you walk through the charming streets of the historic center among the Spanish and Portuguese architecture. Take a relaxing walk on this city tour accompanied by a local host who will take you back in time. Learn about local customs and discover the most characteristic legends and mystical stories of the place Discover the city of Colonia del Sacramento declared a World Heritage Site since December 1995. As the tour progresses, the irregular stone sidewalks, the wide granite stone walls, the colonial houses with tiled roofs and views of the Rio de la Plata will transport you to colonial times. Join this tour and live an incredible day discovering the history, culture, nature and architecture of this beautiful and unique place.

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Express tasting of uruguayan wines and cheese

Express tasting of uruguayan wines and cheese

Enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in one of the best specialized wine stores. A specialized sommelier will share his knowledge with you while you taste 3 internationally awarded wines representing Uruguay. You can also savor exquisite cheeses and cold cuts of local production by gastronomic artisans in the area. You will discover the most typical of our gastronomy and you will taste the delicious wines that represent us abroad, in a privileged location in the World Heritage historic neighborhood

Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento City Tour with Pickup

Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento City Tour with Pickup

In the morning, your downtown Montevideo hotel will pick you up for a 177-kilometer journey. Along the way, you'll observe agricultural, livestock, and industrial productions. After visiting the city of Nueva Helvecia, also known as Colonia Suiza, and admiring the elegant Hotel Nirvana, you'll continue to the Plaza de los Fundadores and the charming Sanctuary of the Virgin of Schoenstatt. In the next phase of the journey, you'll arrive in Colonia del Sacramento, where you'll explore the famous Calle de los Suspiros, known for its many legends and offering stunning views of the Río de la Plata coastline and its mesmerizing sunsets. Afterward, you'll proceed to the Historic District at Plaza de Armas, where the Church of the Santísimo Sacramento, dating back to 1680, holds significant memories and a rich history of Colonia. Continuing your exploration, you'll head to the Bastión de San Pedro, where the Uruguayan flag proudly flies, accompanied by the Powder Magazine and the iconic Lighthouse. These are must-see tourist attractions, along with visits to the Spanish and Portuguese Museums and the Tile Museum (admission tickets not included). You'll also visit the Costanera Promenade, the Real de San Carlos with its old bullring, the Church of San Benito, and the residential neighborhoods of the city. After an unforgettable day, you'll return to your hotel in Montevideo.

From Colonia del Sacramento: Horse Ride Experience

From Colonia del Sacramento: Horse Ride Experience

Explore the best of nature with a trained professional instructor. We will pick you up at the reception of your hotel, and we will leave for a rural farm a few kilometers from the city center, where we will enjoy a relaxing 1-hour horseback ride recharging energy. At the end of this experience, we will take you back to your hotel or the initial meeting point. You will be able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and stress of the big city.

Tour to historic Colonia del Sacramento including coffee

Tour to historic Colonia del Sacramento including coffee

Our journey back to History starts by going over the traditional towns of Colonia Suiza and Nueva Helvecia, and knowing Nirvana Hotel where you can enjoy a coffee or tea served with medialunas, after we go to Plaza de los fundadores, Santuario de la Virgen de Schoenstatt. Next, arrive in Colonia del Sacramento (declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO). Colonia was founded by the Portuguese Empire more than 300 years ago, and it was the bone of contention among Portugal and Spain until 1777, when the Treaty of San Ildefonso left Colonia in the hands of the Spanish Monarchy. Go over Calle de los Suspiros, Iglesia del Santísimo Sacramento (church), Bastión de San Pedro, Polvorín, the Lighthouse, Museos Español y Portugués (museums), Museo del Azulejo, etc. (entrance tickets are not included). Go across Rambla “Costanera” (coastal boardwalk), Real de San Carlos and its old Plaza de Toros, St Benito´s Chapel, Port. Return downtown and have free time to go over Barrio Histórico and its charming streets. Lunch (optional). At the appointed time return to the hotel in Montevideo.

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