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  • Location:Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Punta del Este Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of Punta del Este

Explore the sophisticated resort town of Punta del Este on this 4-hour private shore excursion. With a private guide, enjoy a scenic drive with stunning views from Punta Ballena before you explore downtown highlights and coastal neighborhoods. You’ll see Punta del Este's yachts and sailboats as you stroll along the lovely seaport of unspoiled Playa Brava. Then enjoy free time walking down Gorlero Avenue to browse the local shops.


  • 4-hour Punta del Este private shore excursion
  • Enjoy a scenic drive with fantastic coastal views from Punta Ballena with your private guide
  • Discover the lovely neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, San Rafael and Cantegril
  • Admire the pristine seaport and sailboats of Playa Brava
  • Spend free time strolling Gorlero Avenue, lined with shops, galleries and restaurants
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Punta del Este Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of Punta del Este

Punta del Este

When your cruise ship docks in the Punta del Este port, your private guide will drive you around the lovely peninsular resort town surrounded by natural beauty. First admire the vista from Punta Ballena (Whale Point) along a scenic coastal drive before heading downtown.

Next, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and architecture of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael – Punta del Este’s fashionable residences. Then, your guide will take you to see the gorgeous beaches and multicolored houses in neighboring Maldonado.

Continue to La Gogorita district, which offers a panoramic view of La Barra del Maldonado. Learn about the uniquely constructed bridge as you cross the Madonado stream toward El Jagüel Park, where children play on huge animal sculptures.

Then, you’ll have a chance to watch the sailboats from Playa Brava and catch a glimpse of the renowned 'Fingers' sculpture emerging from its sandy beach before heading to Playa Mansa on the other side of the peninsula.

Walk the promenade at Gorlero Avenue with free time for lunch (own expense), and then browse the local art galleries and shops for some of the city's best handicrafts, found at Artigas Square alongside the avenue. Afterward, your guide will drive you back to the Punta del Este port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Punta del Este port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour, what a lovely place. Private tours are wonderful. Guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.



4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Very interesting. Pretty beaches,beach front restaurants,new condos. This appears to be the up and coming go to place.

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2014

this was a perfectly pleasant tour of a place with very little to see. The guide was pleasant and professional

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

Our guide did not speak fluent english as promised. She and the driver were sweet, but they kept chatting with each other instead of giving us information on the sites. The tour was not organized either. It felt as if we were just driving around through neighborhoods listening to friends chat in the front seat. When we did pass a point of interest we were well past it before we were able to interpret what our guide was trying to say. It got so annoying that 2 of our group returned to the ship before the tour was over. I would not recommend this shore excursion.

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