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Tour to Colonia from Montevideo

The Tour to Colonia from Montevideo guarantees a unique walk through the quiet and beautiful streets of this historic city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Tour to Colonia from Montevideo

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Type of service Regular
Seasons All year round
Type of traveller Solo traveller, With kids, Backpackers, Couples
Country Uruguay
Type of tour Sightseeing Tours

Includes:

  • Transfers to/from hotels in the city.
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
Days and Hours:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Departs at 8:15 hs.

Duration:

10 hours approx.

Itinerary

Choose this Tour to Colonia from Montevideo and have a memorable visit during your trip to Uruguay. Colonia del Sacramento is an old Portuguese city founded in 1680 that, due to its strategic location off the coast of Buenos Aires dominated by the Spanish crown, was in territorial dispute until 1777. This discord was finally concluded with the signing of the Treaty of San Ildefonso, and was handed to the Spanish. Come and appreciate the architectural beauty of this town composed by the different but equally beautiful Portuguese and Spanish styles, which allowed Colonia to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This Tour to Colonia begins when a specialized guide comes to pick you up at your hotel in a private shuttle early in the morning to start this exciting excursion. During the tour you will go through the cities of Colonia Suiza also called Nueva Helvecia, after which you will arrive at the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento. Here begins the walking tour through the cobbled streets of the Old City where the buildings and the remains of the fortifications that protected the city hundreds of years ago predominate.

You will continue along the famous Calle de los Suspiros, the Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento which gives its name to the city, the Lighthouse, built on the ruins of the San Francisco Xavier convent in the second half of the 19th century, the Bastion of San Pedro, the Museum of the Azulejo, the Spanish Museum and the Portuguese Museum. During the tour the guide will tell you the exquisite stories, curiosities and anecdotes that shaped this wonderful city.

You will then visit the downtown area, the port area, Ferrando Beach, the Forest Reserve, and the Rambla that runs parallel to the coast. Along this road, you will reach the former Plaza de Toros in Real de San Carlos, the Fronton de Paleta Vasca, the Hippodrome and the Old Pier. If needed, you will be suggested a few places to have lunch. Finally, you will make your way back to your hotel after this exciting tour.

Book the Tour to Colonia from Montevideo and take a trip to South America’s colonial past in this perfectly preserved city full of history and exquisite culture. Book now!

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Important Notes

  • The lunch is not included.

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