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Very nice tour, beautiful city and it was all made best with our amazing tour guide, Joseline. Full of joy, she was able to make everyone laugh while adding history and entertainment to the day!
Advertised as an 8 hour tour the 11 persons in our group had a wonderful trip for almost 11 hours! Every hour and minute was extremely enjoyable. Our female tour guide and male driver were excellent. One of the best tours I have ever taken. Highly recommended. Victor, Bermuda.
A fairly worthwhile trip that takes most of a day. Casapueblo is actually more interesting than Punta del Este itself during the winter, but you have to pay separately in order to tour it. There's a nice stop atop a hill in Piriapolis with great views and a couple of bars. I'd opt out of the lunch buffet in Punta - it's bland, mediocre and not cheap - you can find lunch options nearby just by wandering around. Two-and-a-half hours of free time in Punta was a bit excessive for a Sunday in August… there's not much to do. The tour narrative seems geared mainly towards middle-brow Brazilian and other South American tourists - lots of talk of property values, prices and shopping - it was a bit awkward to pass by a few pockets of obvious poverty with no comment from the guide. In terms of the ratio of ground covered to price and time invested, it's fine - a good way to blow a lazy Sunday.
It was a very interesting experience. The tour was perfectly led by the guide Roxanne. I had been to Montevideo maybe 30 times before, but always for work. So this was my first to Piriapolis and Punta del Este.
Would recommend it for people I know.
BEAUTIFULL TRIP. VERY INTERESTING PLACES. GOOD FOOD IN PUNTA.
Despite some issues at the start, the bus arrived late, we barely managed to sit together .. the tour was great, excelent guide and information, we had some nice time off at punta del este which we really enjoyed. Make sure to have some cash to be able to enter into the gallery art
We really enjoyed the tour to Punta from Montevideo. The bus picked us up from the hotel and delivered us home to the front door also. Our tour guide was friendly and helped and effortlessly switched between Spanish, Portugese and English making easy for all of us to understand some of the history along the way. We got to visit some interesting sights, and had plenty of time to look around. The bus itself was very comfortable with an onboard toilet. Would recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Uruguay.
The not interesting trip was by no fault of the touring company somewhat boring and not interesting
unless you enjoy looking at a lot of upscale houses and hotels. Not my cup of tea , did not impress
me. The tour guide did her best to be entertaining and informative but there is only so much what can be said about houses and the visiting elite of stars, etc.
This is an OK trip. The plus is that you get to go to multiple towns, not just Punto del Este. The minus is that visiting Punto del Este is like visiting Cannes, France--mostly just hotels and pricey restaurants. Be warned that lunch is gonna cost you.
The information on our ticket said we would be picked up from our hotel at 8:15 but the bus didn't arrive until 9:20. We were told the reason they were so late was because we were the last hotel to be picked up but it would have been nice if somebody had communicated this to us ahead of time so we didn't think we were forgotten about. The tour was primarily Brazilians and Spanish speaking people and we were the only English speakers on a bus of probably 30 people. I speak basic Portuguese so I could tell there was quite a bit of information being conveyed to the non English speakers and we were just getting very limited information on the basic sights. On several of the stops, especially in Punta del Este, we were given an hour to go out on our own but after walking to the beach and spending 15 minutes there, we thought we had seen the only highlight in the area. If there was more to see, it would have been nice to have more guidance from the tour guide. My wife and I generally don't take group tours for the reasons specified above and this tour reinforced our desire to take private tours in the future.