Montevideo & Colonia
Just a short ferry ride from Buenos Aires, Uruguay has a unique charm and a fascinating history. Visit historical Colonia and the city of Montevideo on this great extension tour 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, before jumping on the ferry to return to Buenos Aires.
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Explore the historical quarter of the city of Colonia del Sacramento, its stroll cobblestone streets, and photograph colonial buildings, full of old world charm! Enjoy a tour with a local and some free time before catching the ferry back to Buenos Aires.
Explore Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, Ciudad Vieja (the old town), with art deco buildings, colonial homes, visit the old port market, now filled with the delicious steakhouses, and also the Centenario Football Stadium where the first World Cup
A popular side trip from Buenos Aires, is catching the ferry to Uruguay. We recommend taking a couple of nights to explore the history and culture of both Montevideo and Colonia, and the countryside inbetween.