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Montevideo Day Trip from Buenos Aires

Comuna 1, Argentina
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10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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 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 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 in 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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The tour operator never showed...
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.
When we arrived to Montevideo via...
, 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.
programm referred free time to...
, 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
This tour was big disappointment...
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.
This tour suits best if you don't...
, 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.
Excellent, educational and enjoyed...
, Oct 2014
Excellent, educational and enjoyed especially from one that comes from the South Pacific.
The actual tour of the city was...
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
Your pretty much on your own with...
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.
our trip was very enjoyable and went...
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.
Great day trip and a good escape from...
, Jun 2012
Great day trip and a good escape from Buenos Aires! Montevideo is like a small Bs As and definitely worth a visit. It has some great museums, parks and plazas and must-see landmarks - Teatro Solis, the Rambla and the Castillo Pittamiglio, amongst others! I would recommend!

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