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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:  10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a full-day trip from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. Known for its theater scene and cultural heritage, Montevideo offers an array of sightseeing options in both its old and new areas. Take a scenic ferry ride there from Buenos Aires, and enjoy a city tour before enjoying a delicious lunch and exploring the city at your leisure. Hotel pickup, ferry tickets and a city tour are all included, so you don't have to worry about a thing!

Highlights

  • Day trip to Montevideo, including a scenic ferry ride from Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay
  • See spectacular landmarks such as the Parliament Building and Solis Theater
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city, shop and discover impressive sites at your leisure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires

Full Day Tour to Montevideo from Buenos Aires

After pickup from your Buenos Aires hotel, hop aboard a ferry and enjoy a scenic 3-hour sightseeing cruise across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo. Upon arrival at the port, capture spectacular views of the city and of Uruguay’s beautiful coastline.

Disembark the ferry and start your 1.5-hour sightseeing tour around the city. Truly a cultural capital in South America, this vibrant port city is home to many first-class singers and musicians. Visit famous landmarks in both the old and new city sectors, and stop at one of the main theaters -- the Solis Theater. Recently restored, this was one of the first theaters in South America and is a must-see when visiting Montevideo.

Travel to the Plaza Independencia, one of the main squares in Montevideo boasting a famous marble statue of General José Gervasio Artigas, a well-known South American military leader and national hero. Take photos of Uruguay’s tallest building, the Palacio Salvo.

After your tour, you will be on your own to explore more of Montevideo however you wish. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant of your choice, and then spend the afternoon exploring the city at your leisure. Walk through the beautiful streets, take time to browse the local shops, and discover the old part of the town, where you'll find cultural centers and museums that feature paintings and photography throughout the ages. Street festivals are very common in Montevideo, so don't be surprised if you stumble upon a Candombe or Carnival show. While the Carnival shows only operate in February, the famous Candombe takes place all year round.

When you are finished exploring on your own, meet your group at a designated meeting point and head back to Buenos Aires by ferry. When you dock in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transported to your hotel.

Note: order of events on the itinerary in Montevideo is subject to change

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Awesome day trip and well worth the money! Smooth operation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Great day trip and a good escape from Buenos Aires! Montevideo is like a small Bs As and definitely worth a visit. It has some great museums, parks and plazas and must-see landmarks - Teatro Solis, the Rambla and the Castillo Pittamiglio, amongst others! I would recommend!
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