Day trip

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

4.4 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: INVER
Day trip

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

Activity provider: INVER

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Colonia del Sacramento on this full day tour from Montevideo. Visit some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, learn about its rich history, and enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally located accommodation in Montevideo.


  • Explore this wonderful colonial city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site
  • Visit some of the most important places such as the Bullring, Costanera Avenue, and the Historic Quarter
  • Travel back in time as you discover the charm of the Historic Quarter
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Montevideo
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking tour guide
  • Admission ticket to the museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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based on 85 reviews

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Other than the tour company not having me on a manifest for pick all worked out. Great little town! Shouldn't be missed! I would have liked a little less detail on the history and maybe a little less history. The flora & fauna was lovely. The buildings were charming and the people friendly. Perhaps explanation of some of the farm (crops and animals) both directions. Being English speaking, you won't get all the same details as Spanish & Portuguese on any tours. It's fine, I can understand some! The guide went out of his way to help me especially after disastrous pick up. Certainly didn't make the other passengers happy either.

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March 25, 2023

Nosso guia era Marcelo, muito querido e bem atencioso durante todo o trajeto! O lugar é lindo, sugiro pesquisar os locais pra ir, porque o passeio é super corrido! Fomos num onibus grande, e ele demorou a nos pegar no centro de montevideo, o que atrasou um pouco o passeio. Quando são passeios com ônibus geralmente eles atrasam pois é muita gente, e eu acho que não deveria diminuir o tempo de passeio. No mais, foi uma excelente experiência.

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March 25, 2023

Recomiendo! La guía y el chofer fueran muy amables y aprendí mucho sobre Colonia Del Sacramento. Necesité quedarme en Colonia y ellos cambiaran la ruta a la Granja Arenas (que estaba programada para el regreso desde Colonia) para que yo pudiese visitar. El paseo es bueno para una primera visita y tiene excelentes opciones de gastronomía. La mayoría de las tiendas, kioscos, cafetería y restaurantes solos aceptan en efectivo en Colonia, así tienes que llevar alguna cantidad de dinero.

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March 25, 2023

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