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Montevideo Day Trip & City Tour

by Gray Line Argentina Duration 16h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is £226

Set out for a day-long excursion to Montevideo, Uruguay’s beachside capital. Cruise by ferry to this vibrant and eclectic city for a guided city tour and free time to explore the historic Ciudad Vieja, the colourful homes of Barrio Reus and the waterfront Rambla.

After being picked up from your hotel, head to the ferry terminal in Buenos Aires to pass through customs and take a seat for the scenic, 2-hour cruise across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo. Meet your guide and set out for an exploration of the lively port city’s historic centre and dynamic districts.

Begin by entering the Ciudad Vieja, the one-time fortified centre of town, through the Puerta de la Ciudadela. Stroll the colonial avenues to the Teatro Solis – this neoclassical opera house was built in 1856 and sits regally at the end of Plaza Independencia.

Note the area’s many museums – you may wish to return to see the unusual portraits at the Museo Torres Garcia or tour the historic Cabildo de Montevideo. At the Palacio Taranco, admire the ornate, French-inspired architecture, period furniture and elaborate artwork. Gaze up at the towering, Art Deco Palacio Salvo, and step inside the Iglesia Matriz – this 1804 cathedral is the city’s oldest public building.

Savour a traditional Uruguayan lunch of grilled meats at a parilla in the waterfront Mercado del Puerto, and then enjoy some free time to take in the city’s sights on your own before your return.

Set out for a day-long excursion to Montevideo, Uruguay’s beachside capital. Cruise by ferry to this vibrant and eclectic city for a guided city tour and free time to explore the historic Ciudad Vieja, the colourful homes of Barrio Reus and the waterfront Rambla.

After being picked up from your hotel, head to the ferry terminal in Buenos Aires to pass through customs and take a seat for the scenic, 2-hour cruise across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo. Meet your guide and set out for an exploration of the lively port city’s historic centre and dynamic districts.

Begin by entering the Ciudad Vieja, the one-time fortified centre of town, through the Puerta de la Ciudadela. Stroll the colonial avenues to the Teatro Solis – this neoclassical opera house was built in 1856 and sits regally at the end of Plaza Independencia.

Note the area’s many museums – you may wish to return to see the unusual portraits at the Museo Torres Garcia or tour the historic Cabildo de Montevideo. At the Palacio Taranco, admire the ornate, French-inspired architecture, period furniture and elaborate artwork. Gaze up at the towering, Art Deco Palacio Salvo, and step inside the Iglesia Matriz – this 1804 cathedral is the city’s oldest public building.

Savour a traditional Uruguayan lunch of grilled meats at a parilla in the waterfront Mercado del Puerto, and then enjoy some free time to take in the city’s sights on your own before your return.

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8:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 16h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
£225.74

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Montevideo Day Trip & City Tour

Activity Location

Montevideo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Buenos Aires


Highlights

  • Colonial history & vibrant culture of Uruguay's capital city

  • Scenic ferry ride on the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires

  • Informative exploration of the once-fortified Ciudad Viejo

  • Chance to see Teatro Solis, Palacio Taranco & Iglesia Matriz

  • Free time to enjoy lunch at a Mercado del Puerto parilla


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Montevideo

  • Ferry ride

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Buenos Aires hotel

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • You must bring a valid passport. All individuals travelling from the United States, Canada and Australia must pay a reciprocity receipt and will have to present the payment receipt at immigration control when exiting Argentina.

  • You may be picked up before 6 AM and dropped off after midnight depending on the ferry schedule.


Montevideo Day Trip & City Tour ratings based on 5 verified reviews

Expedia-verified reviews

3.3 out of 5

3/5 16 Mar 2019

The tour itself was good, although we were the only English speakers. I know Spanish but my girlfriend doesn’t so we just decided we wouldn’t say anything about having English. Hard to find morning pickup point and it was just in somebody’s random car. Montevideo is beautiful and the tour is good for souvenir shopping and some good pictures, but if you want in depth history and amazing commentary this isn’t for you. The boat ride was pleasant but when we got to Uruguay we had to ask 2 separate people where to find the bus for the tour. Maybe a little overpriced for what you get but I still enjoyed myself.

5/5 14 Mar 2019

Great time wish I was able to stay longer. Information was not correct, when I got off the boat in Montevideo. There was no small office that said “city tours”!! I almost missed the bus but with help from the people in the ferry terminal I was able to get on board.

Dennis J

United States

1/5 18 Feb 2019

was a very long day and took us to a restaurant with 2 options for food. didn't really see much of this place at all. id try the other day trip to other part of the country. also very expensive