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Colonia del Sacramento Tours

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Colonia del Sacramento
The oldest town in Uruguay, this southwestern city on the Rio de la Plata – just a short ferry ride away from Buenos Aires in Argentina -- is famed for its historic quarter, where the jumbled, sprawling streets and mix of architecture represents two centuries’ worth of Spanish, Portuguese and Uruguayan history.  

Its strategic location made it a source of longtime struggle between the Portuguese and Spanish, who both sought to control trade of Peruvian silver and Brazilian produce; between 1680 and 1828, Colonia was conquered multiple times by each country’s naval forces. The Portuguese ultimately won control of the town, but it would be only six years before the outbreak of the Brazilian-Argentine Cisplatine War, when battles fought within the historic quarter resulted in widespread damage to the city’s defenses and finest buildings.

By the time reconstruction efforts began, the Uruguayan base of power had shifted to its capital, Montevideo. Historic preservation efforts in Colonia began in earnest in 1924 and continued for the next several decades, and today, a steady stream of ferry-bound tourists from Buenos Aires come to see its well-tended Portuguese basilica, Spanish-Uruguyan history museum and bullring, 17th-century convent ruins and more.
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo

Escape bustling Montevideo for the colonial charm and tranquility of Colonia del Sacramento, situated on the banks of the Río de la Plata. On this day trip a knowledgeable guide accompanies you along the cobblestone streets of the Barrio Histórico, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll meander on foot past historical landmarks like the lighthouse and former bullfighting arena — Real de San Carlos — as well as  Colonia’s downtown, port and Fernando's Beach.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Small-Group Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

Grab your passport and cruise across the border to Uruguay on this private full-day tour to Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires, including round-trip transfers and express ferry tickets. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Colonia on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Historic Quarter and learn about the town’s rich colonial past. Admire the blend of Spanish, Portuguese and post-colonial architecture as you visit landmarks like Nacarello´s House, the Portuguese Museum, the Viceroy’s House and the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Day Trips

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Regular Tour to Colonia del Sacramento (starting from Montevideo)

We are the only agency that work with small groups. Professional tours guides, flexibility and excellent attention are the characteristic of our tours.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Trip to Colonia de Sacramento with an Expert Guide

Explore the beautiful Uruguayan beach town of Colonia del Sacramento on this all-day, small-group excursion. After a quick ferry ride across the Rio Plata, meet your guide at the Colonia port and set off on an adventure. Enjoy personalized experience while on an informative walking tour through the city’s historic heart and eat a delicious traditional lunch (included in the tour cost).
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Multi-day Tours

2 Days and 1 Night in Colonia

Visit Uruguay and enjoy Colonia del Sacramento. Founded in 1680 by Portuguese people, this small town with a beautiful colonial architecture awakens admiration among visitors who walk along the cobblestoned streets and marvel at residences and colourful houses.  For these reasons, Colonia was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Colonia Wine Tasting Tour

Borravino Wine Tours was created by professionals born in Mendoza and Uruguay who were passionate about wine in our personal lives but working in other fields. One day not so long ago we decided to give up our day jobs and dedicate ourselves to what we are really love - wine and the culture surrounding it.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Colonia del Sacramento Tour

It is an incredible city that you have to visit before you can say "I know Uruguay". They will not regret it. History and culture go hand in hand with the kindness and hospitality of its people.A wonderful spectacle that can be observed only in a few parts of the world, are the sunsets on the rambla.As there is nothing to hide it ... you can see the sun "submerging" in the waters of the river until it disappears on the horizon.Personally I have seen it from the waterfront of this wonderful and ancient city that is on the banks of the Río de la Plata and also from the Altos de la Ballena, in Punta Ballenas, in the Uruguayan town of Punta del Este.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Day Trips

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Colonia do Sacramento OTAS (only travel agencies)

We are the only agency that work with small groups. Professional tours guides, flexibility and excellent attention are the characteristic of our tours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

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Guided Tour (City Tour) in Colonia del Sacramento

Ask for Whatsapp +598 93 638 498Enjoy your stay in the best way.Guided excursion in Colonia del Sacramento available for tourists in Montevideo and Colonia.During the tour you will visit its historic neighborhood and the famous street of sighs.You will have the opportunity to walk in its cobbled streets and take the classic photo on the suspension bridge.You can visit its great lighthouse continuing towards the real bull of San Carlos.You will discover the charm of its promenade and yacht harbor.-Option 1: For tourists in Colonia 3 Hs.-Option 2: For tourists in Colonia 4 Hs.-Option 3: For tourists from Montevideo 10 Hs.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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