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  • Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Day Trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires

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 (if option selected), ferry tickets and a city tour are all included, so you don't have to worry about a thing!


  • 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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent, educational and enjoyed especially from one that comes from the South Pacific.



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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

Very good,

4 star rating: Recommended December 2012

our trip was very enjoyable and went well. pick up and drop off were on time, would not recommend to any one, to much in one day. from start to finish, a 16hr. day.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

The actual tour of the city was excellent, however the transport to and from was pretty disappointing
No directions or person to direct
Arrived in Montevideo and once again no direction or person to direct
Arrived back in Buenes Aires and was left stranded at Port as no transport back to hotel

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2014

This tour suits best if you don't have a lot if time and want to take a quick trip over to Uruguay to see Montevideo. The bus tour was alright, we got dropped at a shopping center or at a lake/beach for 2 hours in the afternoon which was far too long.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2014

Your pretty much on your own with this one. Theres no tour guide. I never received any help at all. I enjoyed seeing Montivideo, but it would have been better to just go to the Buquebus website and buy your own ticket. Its cheaper.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2015

This tour was big disappointment. Not worth taking - better buy round trip ticket at ferry place for USD 100, and hoop on/off bus tour locally for USD 15. You get pretty much same thing with this trip. No tour guide, no tour in English. Beware that trip is really 17 hours long, from 5:30 am t 10:30 pm advertised as 10.5 hrs long. First bad experience ever with Viator.

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