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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) Tours

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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)
Separating Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown areas, Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) is thought to be the city’s most important one, especially since historic structures such as the Solis Theatre (the country’s oldest theater), Estevez Palace and Executive Tower (the president's workplaces) reside here. One very interesting site to see is the 56-foot statue of Jose Gervasio Artigas, a soldier who fought for equality and democracy and later became Uruguay’s national hero. Underground are Artigas’ remains, which are guarded 24 hours a day.

A trip to Plaza Independencia will allow you to visit Artigas' mausoleum and learn about his life, with interesting facts printed on the surrounding walls. The mausoleum is located in the center of the square, under the monument, and is open Mondays from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hours: Daily
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The Best Montevideo City TourHalf-day Tours

The Best Montevideo City Tour

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Get an introduction to Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour — perfect for those short on time. Travel by coach with your knowledgeable guide, and step off the bus to view prominent landmarks around Independence Plaza and other city hot spots. See Parliament Palace; venture into the residential barrios of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos; and stroll along the coastal avenue, Rambla of Montevideo. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$33,00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AMHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Shared City Tour of Montevideo AM

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Experience the landmarks and highlights of Montevideo on this half-day tour. With a guide leading the way and providing enlightening commentary, stop by sites such as the Centenario Stadium, Kibon Center, Pocitos Beach, Independence Square, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Select from morning or afternoon tour times to suit your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$19,00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo for cruise passengersBus Tours

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo for cruise passengers

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We offer our travelers and tourists a Private and Personalized Tour in a relaxed and fun environment, making you feel as if you were at home. Our purpose at the end of the trip will not only be a beautiful memory of our city but also know that you will have a friend when you like to return to our country. We jealously care for the comfort and safety of our travelers during their trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city. This Tour is private designed only for you and your group. Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$170,00 
Price varies by group size
From  
US$170,00 
Price varies by group size
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Montevideo HighlightsBus Tours

Montevideo Highlights

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. A great little city. Called the Switzerland of America! Uruguay will welcome you with a combination of history and modernity in a small city. The kindness of its citizens will make you feel at home. Know their best places in a 3-hour tour where you will go from being in the oldest part of the city to the most modern buildings in just 5 minutes by car. The culture of mate, tango and candombe overflow their streets to share with their visitors a beautiful day. Declared the safest city in America, it becomes an unbeatable place to share with your family and friends.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320,00 
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Exclusive City Tour of MontevideoBus Tours

Exclusive City Tour of Montevideo

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Your tour begins when you meet your professional guide at your hotel or pier and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the Old Town on a guided tour, ( Catedral de Montevideo, Puerta de ciudad vieja, Plaza Independencia, Palacio Salvo) Visit the Port Market. Explore the 24km-long Rambla Take the best picture of Pocitos area on Montevideo Words. Visit the Congres Palace
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147,18 
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengersWine Tasting

Montevideo and Wine Tasting Tour - for cruise passengers

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Combine a comprehensive tour of Montevideo with a local winery visit on a single tour. All round-trip transportation is provided, and you’ll check off all the important sites in town by following your guide’s carefully curated itinerary. Highlights include Batlle y Ordoñez park, Ciudad Vieja, Plaza Independencia, and others. Wind up with a tour and tasting at a Uruguayan vineyard, including samples of four native wines.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87,18 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

The Best of Montevideo (Private Service)Half-day Tours

The Best of Montevideo (Private Service)

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Private and Personalized City Tour in Montevideo 3 Hours Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English Enjoy your stay in the best way. You will tour the capital of the country visiting the Plaza Independencia, Gral. Artigas Mausoleum, Legislative Palace and Monument to the Carretas. You will know the Centenario stadium, home of the first soccer world championship. You will enter the old city through its streets, Plaza Matriz, Catedral and Puerta de la Ciudadela. The walk through its extensive Rambla and the expected photo in the Montevideo Sign is essential. You will also know the Agricultural Market and Market of the Port enjoying its great gastronomic offer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76,93 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ramble through Montevideo's culture and history with this audio walking tourCity Packages

Ramble through Montevideo's culture and history with this audio walking tour

Take a walk with Alberto Rodriguez, a historian from New York who'll tell the story of Montevideo's Old City. He'll uncover its most colourful decades, from the 1870s through to the roaring 1920s, when there was rapid development here, led by a diverse group of industrialists. Behind today's facades, you'll find bawdy entertainment, exciting sports and a cast of fascinating characters.
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  • 55 minutes to 3 hours
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US$5,20 
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  • 55 minutes to 3 hours

PACK 6: Tour Montevideo, Punta del Este & ColoniaMulti-day Tours

PACK 6: Tour Montevideo, Punta del Este & Colonia

Montevideo: Half day tour visiting the highlights of the city. (Old City, Port Market, downtown, Plaza Independencia, Palacio Legislativo, the neighborhood known as "El Prado", Estadio Centenario, home of the first FIFA world cup and the residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the Rambla. Punta del Este: Full day tour to know the most important seaside resorts in Uruguay. (It includes a visit to Piriápolis, then the tour continues to Casapueblo, the well-known house - sculpture of the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró (entry not included). Finally, in Punta del Este, we will visit the main neighborhoods, the undulating bridge of La Barra de Maldonado, the Brava and Mansa beaches, La Mano monument and finally the peninsula (downtown). Colonia: a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved architectural wealth. We will do a memorable full-day tour to know its stone streets, its old buildings, remains of fortifications and the Spanish and Portuguese museums, etc.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120,00 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in MontevideoBus Tours

Best Private & Personalized City Tour in Montevideo

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We are a small family company that we love what we do and we love teaching our city to tourist from all over the world. Our mission is to make you feel at home, in a relaxed and decontracted environment. It will be a day of walking which we will enjoy with you We jealously care for the comfort and safety of you and your group during the trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. We will take you to visit the most important tourist points of our beautiful city, if something is not to your liking you can skip some point and add another without problems. Start earlier or later, whatever works best for you, we will do our best to make you feel at home and never forget our beautiful city. This Tour is private designed only for you and your group. Come and have fun with us, you will not be disappointed.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150,00 
Price varies by group size
From  
US$150,00 
Price varies by group size
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Montevideo Barbeque ExperienceDining Experiences

Montevideo Barbeque Experience

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The best BBQ of your life! Start your day knowing the main points of the city, legislative palace, agricultural market, centennial stadium, the best beaches and much more in a 3-hour tour. Then we will go to the outskirts of Montevideo in a journey of just 30 minutes and we will visit a farm where they will wait for us with a typical Uruguayan barbacue, a beautiful pool and an unbretable landscape.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$468,59 
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Night visit to Palacio SalvoAttraction Tickets

Night visit to Palacio Salvo

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This iconic skyscraper of the city of Montevideo has been a historical and cultural emblem, throughout its almost 100 years of existence many characters have passed through its corridors and some apparently still in them, this tour invites the visitor to know the hidden side of this concrete giant. A unique experience surrounded by mystery, alchemy and secrets that are born with the Salvo brothers and apparently did not die with them.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18,93 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with AudioguideHalf-day Tours

Pose in Photo Tour while Exploring the Hidden Zone of Western Montevideo with Audioguide

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Climb the Photo Tour by car from Downtown to the West of 45 kilometers traveled by car to the hidden area of Montevideo. Solo, in love, friends or family ... Get on my photo tour and learn many stories with my original Audio Guide that will inform you of the places we go through hidden areas of the neighborhoods Downtown, Aguada, Prado, Capurro, La Teja and Villa del Cerro, you will know the history and true idiosyncrasy of local citizens, posing in incredible places where tourist agencies do not show you and you can even get to know places without stopping at them. We will make stops to take several photographs, you will be posing in different emblematic places of the city (more than 30 tourist and others not so much), more than 4 hours, you will have been in as many places as possible, in addition, my intention is that you can stay professionally portrayed the way you could never do it on your own. In addition they will not only be photographs as you can take, they will be photos with professional edition and post-production as if you were a professional model. It doesn't matter your age, your physical appearance or your ease of posing in front of a camera. IMPORTANT: - We will always be small groups, the photos are private, they will never be mixed with other people in the group. - The delivery of all photos are unlimited, 50, 100 or 200 are within the rate, there will be no extra payments FREE. You can download our APP Audioguide for our tour in your language, which will be a fundamental factor for the activity and enrich knowledge while we move around the city. To download, I will send you the link with the guide for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. - I will use my Nikon Camera with Tripode in necessary places, where I will use for photo shoots, there will be no need for selfies! - PROFESSIONAL EDITION to the photos, without a doubt they will make you look like a professional model without selfies, these will be delivered in the next days in your mail. I am a landscape photographer, I have long dedicated myself to photo reporting and portrait photography. In another of my qualities, I can emphasize that I like to travel around the city and do what I know and like, that the visitor takes the photographic record forever where he does not access with agencies. What is the difference, of a selfie in a tourist place, with a common cell phone? Simple, not only will you have a photograph, but it will have the professional edition and I will deliver unlimited photos, making not only that the image is taken in the most emblematic places, but I will also turn you into a professional model without being it.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37,99 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

PACK 4: Tour Montevideo & Punta del EsteOvernight Tours

PACK 4: Tour Montevideo & Punta del Este

Montevideo: Half day tour visiting the highlights of the city. It starts in the Old City, the Port Market, the dodwntown, the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the neighborhood known as "El Prado",the Centenario Stadium, home of the first FIFA world cup and the residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the "Rambla", where the sign with the word "Montevideo" is located. Punta del Este: Full day tour to know the most important seaside resorts in Uruguay. On the way we will visit Piriápolis, (stops opposite the iconic Hotel Argentino and Cerro San Antonio). Then the tour continues to Casapueblo, the well-known house - sculpture of the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró (entry not included). Finally, already in Punta del Este, we will visit the main neighborhoods, the undulating bridge of La Barra de Maldonado, the Brava and Mansa beaches, La Mano monument and finally the peninsula (downtown). Free time for lunch and activities. Departure to Montevideo in the afternoon.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60,00 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Private City Tours MontevideoBus Tours

Private City Tours Montevideo

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Tour in a specific city or region of Uruguay, safe and comfortable car transport with internet connection and cell phone charging point. The start and end time of the route will be defined by the client depending on their interests. The sites to visit are planned after the client evaluates our offer of options. The duration of the City Tour is flexible, being able to last between 3 hrs. to 6 hrs. In most cases. The start time is defined in agreement with the client. For trips to distant cities it is recommended to start early in the morning.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125,00 
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best-ToursMulti-day Tours

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Grupos-pequeños Guías-profesionales Vans-confortables. Itinerarios-flexibles. Calidez-y-cordialidad
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1 090,00 
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Horseback riding - for cruise passengersDay Trips

Horseback riding - for cruise passengers

You may have the opportunity to enjoy the most amazing horseback ride of your life! After the departure from the Port of Montevideo, a professional tour guide will show you around some of the highlights of Montevideo to continue to the place where the horseback ride will take place. Once there, one of the owners of the place will hold a talk about security measures. After that, the horseback ride begins; the tour combines countryside and the coast of the Río de la Plata (1 hour approx.) In addition to all that, a typical lunch is included in the field (beef, salad, dessert, 1 soda – passengers should pay drinks). Return to the port.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160,00 
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From  
US$160,00 
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours Bus Tours

BEST Cruise Passanger - Shared Tours

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We don't want to be known as just another toursim company, we want to share with you our passion for travel and adventure South Experiences is a company specialized in cruise passengers. We adapt to all arrival modifications. Excellent service.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45,00 
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

LUXURY Full Day Montevideo. Hiking

LUXURY Full Day Montevideo.

Only as a private service The Tour is our suggestion of what we consider to be the highlights of our city, the trip is 100% customizable. YOU HAVE A DREAM, WE CREATE A TOURFOR YOUR DREAMS *We also offer a Jewish option visiting the holocaust monument and temples.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250,00 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

PACK 2: Transfer in - Tour Montevideo - Punta del Este - Transfer outMulti-day Tours

PACK 2: Transfer in - Tour Montevideo - Punta del Este - Transfer out

Get to know both Montevideo and Punta del Este with this convenient tour pack that also explores airport transfers. Planning both of these tours as well as booking airport transfers could be a logistical headache; booking this single package takes care of everything. You'll get a comprehensive tour of the Uruguayan capital as well as its most famous beach scene. Airport pickup and drop-off seal the deal for convenience.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,39 
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation

Montevideo private city tour with dinner included and tango showBus Tours

Montevideo private city tour with dinner included and tango show

Enjoy the trade in the city, when the rhythm of the working day ends and the urban rhythm of entertainment begins, know the best points we choose thinking about the best possible experience by the hand of our guides touring the main points of the city. In the evening enjoy a show with several artists of the typical and folk music of the country through tango, milonga and candombe. At the end of the service back to the accommodation is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$176,42 
Price varies by group size
From  
US$176,42 
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Photos and tour of downtown MontevideoCity Packages

Photos and tour of downtown Montevideo

I love to photograph the travelers who come to Montevideo, so they can take a nice memory of this city. With this tour you will not only get the photos, you will also enjoy a fun and interesting tour, so that when you see each photo you remember a little the history and culture of the place where you have been and the most striking curiosities of this beautiful country.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32,00 
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Tour MontevideoHalf-day Tours

City Tour Montevideo

Beautiful half day tour visiting the most attractive points of the city. You will be able to know the Old City, of rich architecture, the Port Market, the Center of the city, the Plaza Independencia, the Legislative Palace, the romantic neighborhood known as "El Prado" , with its green parks and beautiful monuments, the Centenario Stadium, home of the first FIFA world cup and the elegant residential neighborhoods, and beaches along the exceptional "Rambla", where the sign with the word "Montevideo"is located.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$24,00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best Personalized City Tour on Montevideo ( Shared Tour)Bus Tours

Best Personalized City Tour on Montevideo ( Shared Tour)

We are a small family company we love what we do and we love teaching our city to tourist from all over the world. We are commited to making our clients feel as if we knew each other beforehand. We make tours in a decontractures way to make them more fun and enjoyable for our customers and to us too. We jealously care for the confort and safety of our travelers during their trip and we are available to meet each of your expectations. Let us know each other, we will not disappoint you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35,00 
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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What are Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) hours of operation?
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Montevideo Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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