This glistening waterfront city across the Río de la Plata from Argentina is a lively gateway to Uruguay’s picturesque countryside and world-famous beaches. Filled with history and modernity, wide tree-lined avenues and lush open spaces, the city is a joy to walk and explore.
Reception at Montevideo’s port and private transfer to hotel (downtown) with guide.
Enjoy a private city tour of Montevideo, visiting the most important attractions—from the Old City and the Plaza Matriz to the Cathedral and the grand Plaza Independencia, bordered by the Legislative Palace. You will also see the traditional Prado neighborhood, Punta Gorda, and other residential areas. The tour finishes in the popular Mercado del Puerto where you can have lunch in one of the famous grills. After lunch, take a private transfer (without guide) to Montevideo Bus Station and catch a regular bus to Colonia del Sacramento. Reception at Colonia del Sacramento Bus Station and private transfer with guide to your hotel. (B,L)
City tour visiting UNESCO World Heritage Colonia del Sacramento: Discover the little stone streets, the old edifications, the fort, the port, the Spanish and Portuguese houses, downtown and the Rambla which borders the Old City to the “Real de San Carlos” where the “Plaza de Toros,” the “Hipodromo” and the old harbor can be seen. After lunch, private transfer to port. (B,L)