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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) Tours

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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)
Separating Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown areas, Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) is thought to be the city’s most important one, especially since historic structures such as the Solis Theatre (the country’s oldest theater), Estevez Palace and Executive Tower (the president's workplaces) reside here. One very interesting site to see is the 56-foot statue of Jose Gervasio Artigas, a soldier who fought for equality and democracy and later became Uruguay’s national hero. Underground are Artigas’ remains, which are guarded 24 hours a day.

A trip to Plaza Independencia will allow you to visit Artigas' mausoleum and learn about his life, with interesting facts printed on the surrounding walls. The mausoleum is located in the center of the square, under the monument, and is open Mondays from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hours: Daily
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Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

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Make the most of your time at shore and discover the highlights of the Uruguayan capital on 3-hour guided tour. Visit key landmarks in the Old City such as the Port Market, Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, and the El Prado neighborhood. Learn about the history of Montevideo from your tour guide and enjoy many stops for photos before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.00
From
US$45.00
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AM

Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AM

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Experience the landmarks and highlights of Montevideo on this half-day tour. With a guide leading the way and providing enlightening commentary, stop by sites such as the Centenario Stadium, Kibon Center, Pocitos Beach, Independence Square, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Select from morning or afternoon tour times to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$19.00
From
US$19.00

Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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See the top attractions of Montevideo on a private shore excursion with your very own guide. You’ll visit several coastal barrios, stroll the Rambla of Montevideo —  a coastal esplanade — and view historic landmarks in the capital such as Independence Plaza, Constitution Square and Parliament Palace. Along the way, learn about Montevideo history, architecture and culture. Opt to extend your half-day excursion with a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$145.30
Price varies by group size
From
US$145.30
Price varies by group size
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The Best Montevideo City Tour

The Best Montevideo City Tour

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Get an introduction to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour — perfect for those short on time. Travel by coach with your knowledgeable guide, and step off the bus to view prominent landmarks around Independence Plaza and other city hot spots. See Parliament Palace; venture into the residential barrios of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos; and stroll along the coastal avenue, Rambla of Montevideo. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$33.00
From
US$33.00
Taking safety measures

Best Private & Personalized City Tour for cruise passengers (full day)

Best Private & Personalized City Tour for cruise passengers (full day)

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We offer our travelers and tourists a Private and Personalized Tour in a relaxed and fun environment, making you feel as if you were at home. Our purpose at the end of the trip will not only be a beautiful memory of our city but also know that you will have a friend when you like to return to our country. We jealously care for the comfort and safety of our travelers during their trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city. This Tour is private designed only for you and your group. Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$170.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$170.00
Price varies by group size
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Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers

Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Montevideo with a local winery visit on a single tour. All round-trip transportation is provided, and you’ll check off all the important sites in town by following your guide’s carefully curated itinerary. Highlights include Batlle y Ordoñez park, Ciudad Vieja, Plaza Independencia, and others. Wind up with a tour and tasting at a Uruguayan vineyard, including samples of four native wines.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$89.00
Price varies by group size
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Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo

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We are a small family company that we love what we do and we love teaching our city to tourist from all over the world. Our mission is to make you feel at home, in a relaxed and decontracted environment. It will be a day of walking which we will enjoy with you We jealously care for the comfort and safety of you and your group during the trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city. This Tour is private designed only for you and your group. Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$150.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Montevideo Highlights

Montevideo Highlights

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. A great little city. Called the Switzerland of America! Uruguay will welcome you with a combination of history and modernity in a small city. The kindness of its citizens will make you feel at home. Know their best places in a 3-hour tour where you will go from being in the oldest part of the city to the most modern buildings in just 5 minutes by car. The culture of mate, tango and candombe overflow their streets to share with their visitors a beautiful day. Declared the safest city in America, it becomes an unbeatable place to share with your family and friends.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
per group
From
US$320.00
per group

Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

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Your tour begins when you meet your professional guide at your hotel or pier and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the Old Town on a guided tour, ( Catedral de Montevideo, Puerta de ciudad vieja, Plaza Independencia, Palacio Salvo) Visit the Port Market. Explore the 24km-long Rambla Take the best picture of Pocitos area on Montevideo Words. Visit the Congres Palace
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.18
per group
From
US$147.18
per group

City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

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With key sites set miles apart, exploring Montevideo can be a challenge without vehicle transport. See the Old City, Port Market, city center, Plaza Independencia, Centenario Stadium, La Rambla, and El Prado’s parks and monuments on a half-day Montevideo tour that combines photo stops with a fascinating overview of the city; it’s a perfect introduction and a great way to discover the places you’d like to visit in greater depth.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.00
From
US$28.00
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Ramble through Montevideo's culture and history with this audio walking tour

Ramble through Montevideo's culture and history with this audio walking tour

Take a self-guided GPS audio walk with Alberto Rodriguez, a historian from New York who'll tell the story of Montevideo's Old City. He'll uncover its most colourful decades, from the 1870s through to the roaring 1920s, when there was rapid development here, led by a diverse group of industrialists. Behind today's facades, you'll find bawdy entertainment, exciting sports and a cast of fascinating characters.
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  • 55 minutes to 3 hours
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US$5.20
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US$5.20

Montevideo Barbeque Experience

Montevideo Barbeque Experience

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The best BBQ of your life! Start your day knowing the main points of the city, legislative palace, agricultural market, centennial stadium, the best beaches and much more in a 3-hour tour. Then we will go to the outskirts of Montevideo in a journey of just 30 minutes and we will visit a farm where they will wait for us with a typical Uruguayan barbacue, a beautiful pool and an unbretable landscape.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$468.59
per group
From
US$468.59
per group

LUXURY Full Day Montevideo.

LUXURY Full Day Montevideo.

Only as a private service The Tour is our suggestion of what we consider to be the highlights of our city, the trip is 100% customizable. YOU HAVE A DREAM, WE CREATE A TOURFOR YOUR DREAMS *We also offer a Jewish option visiting the holocaust monument and temples.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
Price varies by group size
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US$250.00
Price varies by group size

BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours

BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. Excellent service.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
From
US$45.00

City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

Beautiful half day tour visiting the most attractive points of the city. You will be able to know the Old City, of rich architecture, the Port Market, the Center of the city, the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the romantic neighborhood known as "El Prado" , with its green parks and beautiful monuments, the Centenario Stadium, home of the first FIFA world cup and the elegant residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the exceptional "Rambla", where the sign with the word "Montevideo"is located.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
From
US$25.00
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Montevideo private city tour with dinner included and tango show

Montevideo private city tour with dinner included and tango show

Enjoy the trade in the city, when the rhythm of the working day ends and the urban rhythm of entertainment begins, know the best points we choose thinking about the best possible experience by the hand of our guides touring the main points of the city. In the evening enjoy a show with several artists of the typical and folk music of the country through tango, milonga and candombe. At the end of the service back to the accommodation is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$176.42
Price varies by group size
From
US$176.42
Price varies by group size

Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with Audioguide

Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with Audioguide

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Climb the Photo Tour by car from Downtown to the West of 45 kilometers traveled by car to the hidden area of Montevideo. Solo, in love, friends or family ... Get on my photo tour and learn many stories with my original Audio Guide that will inform you of the places we go through hidden areas of the neighborhoods Downtown, Aguada, Prado, Capurro, La Teja and Villa del Cerro, you will know the history and true idiosyncrasy of local citizens, posing in incredible places where tourist agencies do not show you and you can even get to know places without stopping at them. We will make stops to take several photographs, you will be posing in different emblematic places of the city (more than 30 tourist and others not so much), more than 4 hours, you will have been in as many places as possible, in addition, my intention is that you can stay professionally portrayed the way you could never do it on your own. In addition they will not only be photographs as you can take, they will be photos with professional edition and post-production as if you were a professional model. It doesn't matter your age, your physical appearance or your ease of posing in front of a camera. IMPORTANT: - We will always be small groups, the photos are private, they will never be mixed with other people in the group. - The delivery of all photos are unlimited, 50, 100 or 200 are within the rate, there will be no extra payments FREE. You can download our APP Audioguide for our tour in your language, which will be a fundamental factor for the activity and enrich knowledge while we move around the city. To download, I will send you the link with the guide for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. - I will use my Nikon Camera with Tripode in necessary places, where I will use for photo shoots, there will be no need for selfies! - PROFESSIONAL EDITION to the photos, without a doubt they will make you look like a professional model without selfies, these will be delivered in the next days in your mail. I am a landscape photographer, I have long dedicated myself to photo reporting and portrait photography. In another of my qualities, I can emphasize that I like to travel around the city and do what I know and like, that the visitor takes the photographic record forever where he does not access with agencies. What is the difference, of a selfie in a tourist place, with a common cell phone? Simple, not only will you have a photograph, but it will have the professional edition and I will deliver unlimited photos, making not only that the image is taken in the most emblematic places, but I will also turn you into a professional model without being it.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.99
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US$37.99

Photos and tour of downtown Montevideo

Photos and tour of downtown Montevideo

I love to photograph the travelers who come to Montevideo, so they can take a nice memory of this city. With this tour you will not only get the photos, you will also enjoy a fun and interesting tour, so that when you see each photo you remember a little the history and culture of the place where you have been and the most striking curiosities of this beautiful country.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.00
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US$32.00

City Tour, the best option for small groups

City Tour, the best option for small groups

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I offer a private tour service in Montevideo where the security and convenience of the service gives them a bonus that will allow them to take a very pleasant memory of our city
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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Welcome City Tours - Montevideo

Welcome City Tours - Montevideo

This is a personalized visit to Montevideo's highlights, down town and suburbs, and it has all the ingredients to provide the traveller with a very good idea of what this friendly city has to offer. The tours are tailored to the preference of the visitor whenever required, and usually include a few stops in places of personal interest to the visitor or curious settings which happen to be along the way. We have stopped for cakes and coffee, ice cream, lunch, souvenir shopping and local markets. I will show you the place the same way I would show a friend of mine. Welcome to Montevideo.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Montevideo customized tour by a family group sharing a home babecue lunch

Montevideo customized tour by a family group sharing a home babecue lunch

Suggested with the sense of a native family. But can be adaptable and taylor made in case of private groups.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$600.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$600.00
Price varies by group size

City Tour Montevideo

City Tour Montevideo

The Capital of Uruguay is a beautiful city that faces the Río de la Plata. Its landscaped neighborhoods, its rich building heritage, its beautiful Rambla, make this city one of the most beautiful and visited in South America.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$26.00
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US$26.00

Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

Highlights of Montevideo - for cruise passengers

The Capital of Uruguay is a beautiful city that faces the Río de la Plata. Its landscaped neighborhoods, its rich building heritage, its beautiful Rambla, make this city one of the most beautiful and visited in South America.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.00
From
US$45.00
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Tour Montevideo Panoramico

Tour Montevideo Panoramico

Come along for a 3-hour together with a professional guide in Montevideo. Start the tour in Old City, where you can see the Square Independencia. Visit Panoramic see view 360 Montevideo. Through July 18th, walk main central avenue to the Legislative Palace. From the Farmer's Market, go to Batlle Park home of the Centenario Stadium, a monument of world football. Pocitos Beach and Kibon Center are worth the stop for photos. Daily hotel pick up departures 15:00 pm. Tour has a capacity of 44 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$23.00
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US$23.00

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What are Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) hours of operation?
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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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