Receive a pickup from your city hotel, apartment, or the Montevideo Port, picking from a range of start times to suit your schedule. You’ll then continue with your guide on an exploration of the numerous attractions of this charming South American capital.
Start your visit in the historic heart of Montevideo in Independence Square, stopping to check out landmarks such as the Salvo Palace, Gate of the Citadel, Estévez Palace (the former government house), and the monument to Uruguayan independence hero General Jose Artigas.
Proceed along Montevideo’s 18th of July Avenue, admiring the street’s numerous eateries and retailers, on your way to the city Agricultural Market. Wander the aisles of the market’s many artisanal vendors and get a taste of maté, a caffeine-rich beverage favored by locals. Continue your Montevideo exploration by heading to the coast, where you’ll discover the city’s more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) of sandy shoreline and soak up the views from the Punta Gorda viewpoint.
Your Montevideo meanderings continue with a visit to the charming neighborhoods of Pocitos and Carrasco, known for their collection of elegant mansions and residential buildings. Head from there to El Prado Park and on to Tres Cruces, where you can check out the famous Obelisk.
Finish your private Montevideo excursion by visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (colonial-era city hall) at Constitution Square, and by exploring the ‘Ciudad Vieja’ (Old Town) and the nearby Port Market. You’ll receive a drop-off back at your hotel, apartment, or the Montevideo Port at the end of the trip.