A Taste of Uruguay

  • days: 3
  • from: $1,695

Description

Come and discover the wonders of Uruguay as you explore historic Colonia and Montevideo. 

Itinerary

Day 1  Buenos Aires - Colonia - Montevideo

This morning you are transferred to the pier in Buenos Aires to embark on the hydrofoil taking you to the riverside town of Colonia del Sacramento. Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest town in Uruguay and its historic quarter is a World Heritage site. The town was founded in 1680 by Portugal and the colony was later disputed by the Spanish who founded Buenos Aires on the opposite bank of the river. This has meant that through the centuries the town has been governed by the Portuguese and Spanish governments. Upon arrival you commence a half-day city tour including visits to the Plaza Mayor, the Main Square, the cobbled "Calle de los Suspiros" (Street of Sighs), San Miguel bastion with its incredible lighthouse, and the Portuguese stone houses with their traditional four-sloped roofs. After your city tour of Colonia you will be transferred to the vibrant city of Montevideo to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2   Montevideo

Be prepared for a wonderful day exploring the capital of Uruguay. Montevideo was established in 1726 and its architecture is a perfect reflection of its history boasting Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and British influences ranging from colonial to Art Deco styles. After breakfast you begin your sightseeing tour visiting the highlights of this city including Foundation Square, Cabildo and Solís Theatre, Independence Square, 18th of July Avenue, Prado’s Park, Battle and Ordoñez Park, Obelisk of Montevideo and Punta Gorda. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure for you to explore this culturally-rich city on your own. [B]

Day 3  Montevideo - Buenos Aires

Today you travel by hydrofoil back to Buenos Aires. [B]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Private transfers and ground transportation
  • Ferry ticket Buenos Aires – Colonia / Montevideo – Buenos Aires

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights in good quality hotel (3 star)
  • 2 breakfasts

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides

Sightseeing

  • Half day Colonia tour
  • Half day Montevideo tour 

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Please contact our office for details.