Montevideo & Colonia

From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Custom
  • Cultural Experiences
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Tour Description

This is a great 3 day / 2 night extension from Buenos Aires. Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo, a fantastic city with pleasant 19th and early 20th century buildings, beautiful parks, many historic monuments and endless beaches. Explore the city and spend the night before heading to Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history and the only former Portuguese settlement along the Rio de la Plata.  Return to Buenos Aires.


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Explore the historical quarter of the city of Colonia del Sacramento

Montevideo is the vibrant and electric capital city of Uruguay and the southernmost capital in South America

Learn about the history and culture on a guided city tour

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Buenos Aires Montevideo

Morning departure from Buenos Aires ferry terminal to Montevideo. Upon arrival you will be met & transferred to your hotel
Montevideo is the historic yet cosmopolitan capital of Uruguay. Situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata it is home to half of Uruguay’s population. The city has much to offer including the historic Old City with the Plaza Independencia at its heart and its Citadel Gate used up until 1829 to protect the city from invasion. The plaza separates the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its art deco buildings, colonial homes and landmarks such as the towering Palacio Salvo, from the city's downtown. Exploring the covered market of Mercado del Puerto and the Centenario Football Stadium where the first World Cup was played in 1930 are both worthwhile, as is a stroll along La Rambla that hugs Montevideo’s scenic waterfront.
Explore Montevideo's on our city tour covering the important attractions Uruguay's capital city has to offer
Overnight in Montevideo

Day 2
Montevideo Colonia

Transfer from your hotel to the bus station to meet your bus to Colonia. Upon arrival, you will be met & transferred to your hotel
UNESCO World Heritage listed Colonia del Sacramento is a highlight of Uruguay - one of the oldest and most picturesque towns in the country, full of colonial charm. Founded in 1680, Colonia’s cobbled streets are lined with well-preserved colonial buildings and classic cars. Climb the 19th century lighthouse for beautiful views of the old town and the Rio de la Plata and visit the abandoned Plaza de Toros (bullfighting ring).
This afternoon enjoy a tour of Colonia Del Sacramento visiting Colonia's most important attractions.
Overnight in Colonia

Day 3
Colonia Depart

Morning at leisure to enjoy the beautiful city of Colonia, before your ferry departs to return to Buenos Aires

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 2 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers in either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Ferry from Colonia to Buenos Aires
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