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This was FANTASTIC! it was the surprise of the trip! Beautiful, safe, clean. Rent a golf cart to drive around the city.
Awesome trip! Ferry was comfortable and Colonia is well worth the visit. It's so close to Buenos Aires, that you shouldn't miss out if you have an extra day of sightseeing!
Great day trip and a good escape from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. Colonia is a laid back and calm village with a lot of personality. It was great to spend the day there wondering around its colonial and quaint historical sector. Don't miss out on the city's entrance, the lighthouse and the famous cobblestone streets!
Trip was good but I was unable to contact the supplier to reconfirm the trip on the phone number provided as requested. I was unsure if the trip would go ahead until I received advice about a pick up time late in the afternoon before the trip.
Colonia is a quaint town. Lunch was very good. Arrangements went like clockwork. Would recommend leaving at around 5pm rather than around 8pm if you have the option. The 3 extra hours makes the tour drag a little.
Colonia is a lovely place to visit, really relaxing after Bueno Aires. I had some issues with communications with the company and had some issues with hotel transfers there and back.
Dreadful trip and very poor value for money.Hardly any English spoken by anyone in the tour guide company-in tour b7us , no English at all. Day trip´is a misnomer-no time to do anything in Colonia as we were told to ge a bus at 2.30pm back to the ferryport. LUnch restaurant an absolute disgrace- smelt of damp and somethinge indescribable-main course inedible.
Total fiasco. Could not contact anyone 48 hours before as requested and had to ring Viator to Australia to confirm my tour. Was then left at the Burqubus without any explanations as to how to catch the boat across to Colonia. Got to Colonia and no-one there to meet me. Spent half an hour going around person to person and place to place trying to find the tour. Eventually a lady came up to me and asked if I was doing the Colonia tour and I said yes. She had my name on a list and after that it was ok until I found out I wasn't booked to come back from Colonia until the 11.30pm boat. Way way to long in Colonia and no earlier boats back available.
This was truly a suboptimal, if not downright terrible experience. I was picked up on time, an auspicious beginning - however, was subsequently dropped off unceremoniously at the ferry terminal with no directions, either on my voucher or from the driver as to what to do next - the hotline was similarly unhelpful. I bounced between counters for 45 minutes, before I encountered an individual who indicated that I could use my voucher for the ferry ticket and would meet up with a group in Uruguay. Once with the group in Uruguay, we were dropped off at a restaurant at which we were supposed to linger for 3 hours. And at which the food was frankly inedible! Why not take us to one of the scenic and/or good restaurants in town? The tour itself was cursory. In the end, I advised all my traveling companions to travel to Uruguay independently and under no condition to take a Viator Tour. It was money flushed down the drain. Shame, Viator!