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Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Cross the legendary Rio de la Plata and spend a day exploring the UNESCO-listed town of Colonia del Sacramento on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Uruguay, including round-trip transport by express ferry. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Colonia, admiring the striking Portuguese colonial buildings, flower-filled plazas and winding cobblestone lanes, then spend your free time exploring the many craft shops and restaurants.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Ferry tickets
Colonia del Sacramento City Tour
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Buenos Aires (Palermo, Recoleta, Downtown areas)

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • NOTE: At the time of reservation the following information is needed in order to buy the ferry tickets: full names, date of birth, passport numbers and nationalities
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a kid-friendly tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires.

Reviews

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Colonia day trip
vssexsmith
, Feb 2020
My husband and I did a day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento. We got picked up at our hotel and were driven to the ferry and picked up by our guide on the other side. There were only 3 of us and our guide was great. The trip is a bit pricey, but we had a wonderful day.
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Wonderful experience
sachskr
, Feb 2020
What an amazing trip. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. The perfect overview of Uruguay. Can highly recommend this well organized and educational experience.
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Lovely historical fort in a quaint town
lisaperkins00
, Jan 2020
We had a great time seeing Colonia. Our tour guide was wonderful, explaining a lot about the history of the town and also providing insight into Uruguayan life. She also suggested a delicious restaurant for lunch, called Charco (we echo the recommendation). Having the ferry tickets and transportation to/from the ferry was a great convenience; our driver in Buenos Aires was very nice. Don't get your hopes up about the ferry - it is designed to ship large numbers of people so there is not much in the way of windows or views. You could try for a business seat on the upper level and may be able to see more. Additionally, we ran out of things to see in Colonia; we didn't find much shopping, so we would have been fine leaving around 2ish. Instead we found a bench and watched the waves on the river.
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Day Trip to a gorgeous town
holliebruhn
, Jan 2020
Great knowledgeable and interesting guide and helpful fun driver. A bit overpriced but good for a solo traveller for safety. Book in advance or you will miss out on being in the small group activities. Really cute place to spend the day!
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Good day experience
Brad D
, Dec 2019
Colonia is a solid experience if you make sure to go outside the old city. Rent a bike and see other parts of the town for a full day adventure. Our guide was very nice and mainly just guided us around the old city for 90 mins.
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Most excellent review!
KerryGP1983
, Nov 2019
The tour guide was fantastic! She knew so much about Colonia and we walked everywhere in the area! I would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi Kerry, Thanks for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Trip to Colonia with us. Hope to see you in Argentina again! Best regards, Axel
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Historical Colonia Uruguay
Gayle B
, Oct 2019
The ferry to Buenos Aires and back was not the newest ship in the world. But it seemed very sea worthy and got us there and back safely. The port facilities seem to be well run. The morning ferry to Colonia was nearly full (app 1,000 people). Check in, immigration and customs took nearly an hour. The tour guide met us as soon as we got off the ferry. She was very knowledgeable and her English was quite good. The history of Colonia is very interesting. We had a very nice lunch at a local restaraunt. Colonia is very clean and the people were very friendly.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Gayle, Thanks for your comments! Glad to hear you had a great time learning the rich history of Colonia del Sacramento and thoroughly enjoyed the lunch. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, Axel
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Colonia Day Trip
D5288HQbarbarab
, Sep 2019
Great experience. Excellent guide in Colonia and in the transport. The boat ride between Buenos Aires and Colonia was enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Barbara, Thanks for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires. Best regards, Axel
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Wonderful day
Hellkatklub
, Sep 2019
He ferry ride was very smooth and quick. Once we arrived we easily found our guide was was awesome. She shared so much history and answered all our curiosity. She annunciated so clearly and was easy to communicate with. We had a great meal there that we took photos of and keep talking about. The walk along the coast was so peaceful we could feel so much stress released. Got back in Time for another lovely meal in Buenos Aires.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Hellkatklub, hope you are doing well! Thanks for your review. We are happy to hear you had a great time visiting the beautiful town of Colonia del Sacramento. Glad to know you were able to release some stress walking along the coast. Hope to see you again! Regards, Axel
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Day in Colonia!
Ziemkes
, Nov 2018
After a quick boat ride across from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay, we had a nice tour with Alejandra. She was lively and very informative, and knew her city well (one of seven English-speaking tour guides in Colonia). After a 2 1/2 hour tour, we had three hours on our own to walk around to see the sites and the culture. We had lunch at Charco, recommended by Alejandra, and it was wonderful, right on the water. While this tour was at the upper end in price, we enjoyed ourselves and liked the tour guide.
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