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Day Trip To Montevideo – From Buenos Aires

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Key facts

Where: Buenos Aires , Argentina Duration: Approx. 16 hours (including hotel pick-up and drop-off)

Highlights

  • This day trip to Montevideo is one of the most popular tours from Buenos Aires
  • Expert guide to show you the main attractions of Uruguay’s beautiful capital
  • Scenic boat ride

Overview

Visit magnificent Montevideo, capital of Uruguay and city of culture on this away-day from Buenos Aires.

Board the ferry for a scenic ride along the Rio de la Plata and be treated to spectacular views of Montevideo as you approach the end of your journey.

Tour the historical and architectural wonders of this beautiful city with an expert guide and see the rich mix of styles introduced by immigrants from all over Europe.

As further evidence of Montevideo’s vibrant traditions, you are likely to see a lively street show of Candombe (African-inspired music) or Carnival, depending on the season.

Itinerary

For your exciting Day Trip To Montevideo – From Buenos Aires you will be picked up from your downtown hotel in a comfortable vehicle and driven to catch the ferry.

Settle back and enjoy a 3-hour scenic boat ride along the great Rio de la Plata. As you approach your destination you will see magnificent views of the city of Montevideo and coastal Uruguay. Montevideo is famous for the beaches which form part of its urban landscape and add to its beauty and character.

Upon exiting into the main area of the terminal you will be greeted by a representative – he will be holding a sign with your name on it - who will take you to the car in which you will be transferred to meet with your walking tour guide. Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided walking tour in the historic “Old Town” of Montevideo

Described as a ‘vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life’, Montevideo extends for 20 km from west to east. The city’s eclectic collection of architecture is unsurpassed in South America. Ranging from colonial to art deco, it is the generous legacy of waves of immigration from Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain.

Your guided city tour includes famous landmarks in both the old and new parts of town. You will see the The Solis, one of the first theaters in South America and recently restored.

In the Ciudad Vieja, (old city) you will visit the Plaza Independencia, one of the main squares in Montevideo. Here you will see the huge marble statue of Uruguay’s greatest hero, General Jose Gervasio Artigas.

Your guide will also point out Uruguay's tallest building, the Palacio Salvo.

You will visit the famous Iglesia Matriz or Metropolitan Cathedral. Built in 1804, the church is Montevideo's oldest public building and houses the tombs of some of Uruguay's most important religious and secular leaders.

In the Ciudad Vieja, you'll find a large number of cultural centers and museums featuring paintings and photography. Street festivals are very common in Montevideo and you may come across a Candombe or Carnival show. (Candombe is a musical genre that has its origins in African music). While the Carnival shows only operate in February, the famous Candombe takes place all year round.

You will have 2-2.5 hours of free time to enjoy lunch at the “Mercado del Puerto” (famous for its beef), shopping, walking the city, and exploring the nooks and crannies of Old Montevideo.

You will meet the bus for your city tour at the “Mercado del Puerto” in front of the Museo de Carnival – it is the bright pink building (Look for a white van)

At the end of the afternoon you will board the ferry for the return. On arrival back in Buenos Aires, you will be dropped back at the point where you were picked up.

Note:Depending on the location of your hotel, hotel pick-up may occur as early as 05:30am and hotel drop-off may be as late as 11:00pm.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 16 hours (including hotel pick-up and drop-off)

Start time

Start time: 07:00am
Duration: Approx. 16 hours (including hotel pick-up and drop-off).
The duration of this tour depends on the ferry departure and arrival time. The ferry schedules can change without prior notice.

Meeting point

Your hotel in the center of Buenos Aires.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 72 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

You will be dropped off at the place where you were picked up

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return ferry ticket
  • Multi-lingual guided City Tour (English, Portuguese and Spanish)
  • 10% lunch discount voucher.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Guide assistance except for the City Tour

Please note

Please provide the name of your hotel at the time of booking to enable us to arrange your hotel pick up. If you do not have this information when booking, please contact the local isango! partner at least 72 hours prior to the start of the tour to give your hotel name and confirm your pick-up timing. (Contact details are provided in the confirmation voucher.)

If you have already provided details of your hotel, then no booking confirmation call is necessary. The local isango! partner will contact you via e-mail and will call your hotel reception desk to provide you with your pick-up time from the hotel lobby.

Hotel pick-up times vary based on hotel and are scheduled within 2 hours prior to departure time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office Monday-Friday 09:00am - 06:30pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel, hotel pick-up may occur as early as 05:30am and hotel drop-off may be as late as 11:00pm.

The duration of this tour depends on the ferry departure and arrival time. The ferry schedules can change without prior notice.

Hotel pick-up is not available for hotels in the Palermo neighborhood. You will need to make your own way to a centrally located hotel to meet the tour vehicle. Please check with the tour operator to see which hotel would be most suitable.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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