Private tour

From Montevideo: Colonia Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Activity provider: The Wine Experience
Private tour

From Montevideo: Colonia Sightseeing Tour with Guide

Activity provider: The Wine Experience

From US$ 139.99 per person

Discover the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento on this guided driving tour. Travel in comfort and admire sites like Plaza de Torres and Nueva Helvecia during a full-day adventure.

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
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  • Special stop in Nueva Helvecia on route to Colonia
  • Explore the Old Fort formerly a Portuguese settlement
  • Visit Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos
  • Plenty time to explore Historic part of Colonia
  • Marvel at great architecture including art deco
Full description
If you like Art, Architecture, Culture and World Heritage sites, then this experience is perfect for you. Your guide will start by talking about Uruguay and its history. This is a beautiful drive. Colonia is the agricultural department, so you will see lots of cattle, sheep and soya plantations. Before arriving, your driver will take a special trip to Nueva Helvecia formerly known as Colonia Suiza, who have maintained Swiss traditions and customs to this day. There are several groups, including "Los Alegres Alpinos", and the "Alpenveilchen Grupo de Danzas", who still practice the songs and dances of their ancestors. You will then make your way to Colonia stopping at Plaza de Toros (former bullring). It officially opened on January 9, 1910 to 7,000 spectators featuring the most famous Bullfighters of the time, Ricardo Torres and his brother Manuel from Spain. The arena hosted a total of eight fights before bull fighting was prohibited by the Uruguayan national government in 1912. When in operation it could host 10,000 spectators. It is designed in typically Moorish style. The bull ring was part of a tourist complex including a racecourse, which is still in operation. You then have plenty of free time to have a local lunch and to explore the old Historic Plaza including the Fort, which used to be a Portuguese Settlement. There will be plenty to see including vintage cars and cobbled streets. In the afternoon you will return to Montevideo with many fond memories!
  • Local Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Tour of 4 or more persons
  • Transport by air-conditioned car up to 4 pax or a van if more persons
  • Number 1 on Tripadvisor for 12 years running
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch, but you will have time for this
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you in front of the entrance at the Ministerio de Turismo building outside the main gate of Port.

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Medical mask

Not allowed

  • Pets
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September 20, 2022

Product ID: 404295