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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: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Montevideo. Take a scenic drive down the coast of Montevideo and Canelone. Discover enchanting landscapes composed of mountain ranges, pines, and eucalyptus. As you journey to Punte del Este, your knowledgable guide will share with you the region's history, including its connection to the mysticism of the Templars and alchemy. Continue across the 10 Road accompanied by the De la Plata River landscape. Arrive in Piriápolis, “the sun’s city.” Visit the Argentino Hotel and take in the spectacular view from the San Antonio Hill. Stop at Punta Ballena and visit Casapueblo, a well-known art museum/workshop/hotel. Arrive at Punta del Este on the Mansa Beach, crossing Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Port, where the De la Plata River meets the ocean. From here, you can admire the Lobos Island and its lighthouse. Marvel at Punte del Este’s most emblematic Monument: La Mano. This sculpture of a hand emerges from the sand– seemingly reaching for the skies. Enjoy some free time in the city. Take photos, shop, and explore the city on your own. Choose the option with lunch included and you can sit down for a meal at a Punte del Este restaurant. After your free time, meet your guide for a tour of the city’s Beverly Hill neighborhood. See the mansions and lush gardens. Explore the Marconi and El Cantegril neighborhoods. Afterward, return to Montevideo.

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.

Montevideo: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Montevideo: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Choose from daily morning or afternoon departure times, then set off to discover the city of Montevideo. Founded between 1724 and 1730, it preserves a wealth of architectural and cultural heritage. Start the tour in the Old Town, from the City's Port at the del Puerto Market, the main gastronomic center in the city. Follow your guide to the Matriz Cathedral, Independence Square, and Avenue 18 de Julio, the main commercial center of the city. Then, continue to the Legislative Palace, the National Congress inaugurated in 1925 projected by the architect Cayetano Moretti. Visit the Agricola Market, where you will have some free time to explore. From there, visit the Centenario Stadium, declared a World Soccer Monument. Then go to Batlle Park to see the sculpture La Carreta, before the return back to your accommodation.

Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

Start your visit in the main lobby of the building in front of Independencia Square, in the center of the city. Walk through the building and get to know its stories, start by knowing the original owners and the architect who built it. See the bronze ornaments of the columns on the ground floor that form a great marine animals bestiary around the building. Then, enter the old party halls on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor, where a billiard club operates. In the rest of the staircase that goes from the 1st to the 2nd floor, admire and learn about the great stained glass window that occupies a whole wall, originally built in 1928 and completely restored 2 years ago. Reach the open terrace of the 11th floor, from where you can see the De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, Independencia Square, and the tower of the building, which was the highest point in the city until 20 years ago. The visit ends in the closed viewpoint on the top floor, where you can see a unique view of the city, the port, the coastal promenade, De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, the Rodó Park, Punta Carretas, and the Citadel Door that surrounded the colonial city.

Montevideo City Tour for Cruisers

Montevideo City Tour for Cruisers

Experience personalized attention away from large cruise line tours with our Highlights of Montevideo City tour. Explore the Old Town, Port Market, Parliament Palace, and more in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle with knowledgeable local guides. Begin at the pier and delve into the historic Old Town, surrounded by Spanish military fortifications. Marvel at colonial-era buildings, including the Solis Theatre, The Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Plaza Independencia showcases the statue and Mausoleum of General Artigas, while the Parliament Palace symbolizes Uruguay's democratic values. Embark on a scenic ride to Mercado Agricola Montevideo, a revitalized market offering diverse goods. Explore the Obelisco De Los Constituyentes, honoring the writers of Uruguay's first constitution. Parque Batlle features La Carreta monument and Estadio Centenario, a World Football Historical Monument. Ideal for those with limited time, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Montevideo. Reserve your seat for this special experience today.

Montevideo: Private custom tour with a local guide

Montevideo: Private custom tour with a local guide

Montevideo can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Montevideo's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Montevideo life than possible alone - See Montevideo through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

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. 

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.

South America 10 Countries eSIM : 0.5GB/daily to 10GB-30Days

South America 10 Countries eSIM : 0.5GB/daily to 10GB-30Days

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We had a delightful and informative tour. Alberto had a perfect command of the area, with little details that showed an intimate knowledge of the buildings, people and culture. No matter what question we asked about our surroundings, for example, what is the history of a given building, he had the answer. His English was perfect, the pace was just right, and we hit all the significant locations in the Old City (and a few fun, less significant ones). He let us take any small detour to something that looked interesting, and generally knew about what we were curious about. He also had an excellent recommendation for a seafood lunch in the Market area (Es Mercat and it's sister restaurant). Overall a great way to get a feel of the Old City, with an excellent, knowledgeable, and pleasant tour guide.

I recommend it 100% Excellent driver and Marcela an excellent guide, talk to each of the passengers and ask you if you have questions. The tour of Cologne was very complete.

Moira is an excellent host. She explained everything about the city, where to find great food and other excellent recommendations, and opened my heart to mate!

Amazing! Loved the tour. The guide Marcelo was super nice and helpful and the bus driver safe and friendly! Thank you!

Ruth was an amazing guide. Patient, knowledgeable, and adaptable, she was the best guide we could possibly ask for.