Day Trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires

Montevideo, Uruguay

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10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Explore the charming coastal capital of Uruguay with a full-day trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires. Journey across the Rio Plata on a scenic ferry ride, and then discover the old-world atmosphere and cultural highlights of Montevideo on a sightseeing tour. Enjoy leisure time to wander the colonial streets, shop for unique goods or relax at the beach. It’s a unique opportunity to experience one of South America’s capital cities in a single day!
  • Day trip to Montevideo, including a scenic ferry ride from Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay
  • See spectacular landmarks such as the Parliament Building and Solis Theater
  • Enjoy free time to explore the city, shop and discover impressive sites at your leisure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Take a day-long detour from Buenos Aires to visit the nearby capital city of Uruguay. Grab your passport and make your way to the ferry terminal in the early morning, or enjoy hotel pickup (depending on option selected). Your full-day tour to Montevideo begins with a 3-hour ferry ride across the Rio Plata that separates Argentina from Uruguay. Soak up the sights along this beautiful body of water and enjoy panoramic views of Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast as you approach.
After arriving on land, embark on a 1.5-hour tour of the city’s highlights. With a unique atmosphere that combines Latin American and European cultural influences, Montevideo is an artistic hub known for its rich theatrical and musical scene. See the beautifully restored Solis Theater — one of the first theaters in South America.
Admire the impressive colonial architecture of Plaza Independencia, including the Palacio Salvo — Uruguay’s tallest building. See the majestic marble statue of national military hero General José Gervasio Artigas, and keep your camera ready for the many highlights of Montevideo’s old and new quarters.
In the afternoon, enjoy several hours of leisure time of the city. Taste regional flavors with lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and delve into the history of this historic port town at a variety of museums and cultural centers. Browse artisanal goods at local shops or stroll along the lovely coastline.
Connect with your group at the appointed time and place, and board the ferry for the return trip to Buenos Aires. Gain a new fantastic new perspective on the Argentinian metropolis as you approach from water. After landing at the dock, you’ll either be transported back to your hotel (if option selected) or make your own way to your next destination.

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Judith M
, Mar 2018

The tour operator never showed up
On our arrival into Montevideo.
And no one at buquebus seemed to know anything about The Viator city tour. We had no way of contacting anyone to help in Montevideo. So I would definitely not recommend this tour.

, Jan 2018

When we arrived to Montevideo via ferry there was no one in the ferry station with a sign. I had to go outside the terminal and someone helped me find the tour guide and bus. This is basically a shopping tour. We were dropped off twice at two shopping malls for an hour. No one went shopping. We all just wanted to see the highlights of the city. We got off the bus twice to view sights. Other than that we just drove by the sights. Then on the way back to the ferry station we made SEVERAL stops to pick up people going to the ferry. I guess viator also provides transfers to the ferry station. Get a private tour instead.

, Jan 2018

programm referred free time to explore the city but we were driven to a shopping center and had no time to visit more places.
Information should refer: arrive with some time to the BuqueBus terminal because you need to check-in and cross Argentina's and Uruguay's borders

Eduard K
, Feb 2016

very good tour

Christopher M N
, Apr 2015

This tour was big disappointment. Not worth taking - better buy round trip ticket at ferry place for USD 100, and hoop on/off bus tour locally for USD 15. You get pretty much same thing with this trip. No tour guide, no tour in English. Beware that trip is really 17 hours long, from 5:30 am t 10:30 pm advertised as 10.5 hrs long. First bad experience ever with Viator.

, Oct 2014

This tour suits best if you don't have a lot if time and want to take a quick trip over to Uruguay to see Montevideo. The bus tour was alright, we got dropped at a shopping center or at a lake/beach for 2 hours in the afternoon which was far too long.

, Oct 2014

Excellent, educational and enjoyed especially from one that comes from the South Pacific.

Tonic O
, Jun 2014

The actual tour of the city was excellent, however the transport to and from was pretty disappointing
No directions or person to direct
Arrived in Montevideo and once again no direction or person to direct
Arrived back in Buenes Aires and was left stranded at Port as no transport back to hotel

Robert L
, Mar 2014

Your pretty much on your own with this one. Theres no tour guide. I never received any help at all. I enjoyed seeing Montivideo, but it would have been better to just go to the Buquebus website and buy your own ticket. Its cheaper.

Jorge A
, Dec 2012

our trip was very enjoyable and went well. pick up and drop off were on time, would not recommend to any one, to much in one day. from start to finish, a 16hr. day.

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