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.