The old Portuguese colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento dates from the 17th century and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Montevideo is a vibrant, eclectic city with a captivating cultural scene, romantic neighbourhoods, and fascinating colonial architecture just waiting to be explored.
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Transfer from your hotel in Buenos Aires to catch the ferry to Colonia. Afternoon at leisure to explore.
Day 2: Walking tour of Colonia before transferring you to Montevideo.
Day 3: Montevideo city tour.
Day 4: Ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel.
Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary
In summer you should consider visiting some of Uruguay’s coastal regions from glamorous Punta del Esta to laid back Punta del Diablo.
Uruguay has some fantastic bird watching lodges. Consult us on the range of options available.
Day 1: Buenos Aires - Colonia
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll transfer you to the port where you will board a fast, one-hour ferry across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia del Sacramento (passport required). Colonia del Sacramento is a popular day trip or weekend destination among Buenos Aires locals (Porteños). On arrival, we’ll transfer you to your hotel where the afternoon and evening are yours to wander around this picturesque town and enjoy its sights, as well as the many cafes, bars and restaurants.
Day 2: Colonia – Montevideo
This morning we’ll enjoy a walking tour around Colonia, which will include the old historical area of Barrio Histórico and its museums. We will continue along the coast until reaching Real de San Carlos and Plaza de Los Toros.
In the afternoon we will travel to Uruguay’s capital (and by far its largest city), approximately three hours’ drive away. Upon arrival we’ll transfer you to your hotel.
Day 3: Montevideo city tour
Today we will have time to enjoy a city tour of the Uruguayan capital including Ciudad Vieja, (Old City), the Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, the port market, downtown shops, Independence Square, Parliament Palace and the romantic neighbourhood known as ''el Prado''. Return to the hotel for overnight.
This evening is at your leisure.
Day 4: Montevideo - Buenos Aires
Transfer from your hotel to the fast, three hour ferry back to Buenos Aires where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Departs - Daily
Hotel Posada del Virrey
Accommodation with private facilities
Tours with English speaking guides
Meals as specified
What's not included
Airport entrance/departure taxes,
Passport, visa, and immigration fees
Additional hotel nights
Travel Protection Plan
Any items not mentioned as included
Hotel rates are based on twin share in lead in rooms. Other room types and hotels are available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events. Single supplement will be applied if travelling alone or if you wish to have a room to yourself.