From USD $ 170.67 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

You must print and bring a paper voucher for this activity. What's this?
Advertisement
Advertisement
Discover the UNESCO-listed Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento on this day trip from Buenos Aires. Leave the cosmopolitan capital behind for a slower pace of life on the other side of the Rio de la Plata. After a ferry ride, take a guided walking tour of Colonia upon arrival. Pause for a meal at your choice of restaurant (own expense), then spend the afternoon discovering Colonia on your own. You'll return to Buenos Aires by ferry after a full 10-hour day. Upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Buenos Aires to Colonia
  • Take a scenic boat ride across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia
  • Enjoy a sightseeing city tour and a walking tour to discover top Colonia attractions
  • Discover Colonia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed architecture
  • Enjoy free time and explore the vibrant city at your leisure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

Make your way to the ferry port in Buenos Aires (or opt for hotel pickup) and prepare to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Hop aboard the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia for a 1-hour scenic boat ride across the Rio de la Plata. When you disembark in Colonia, ask inside the ferry station for directions on where to meet your guide for your city sightseeing tour. 

You'll get to know the charming town of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site full of fascinating architecture. After your 1-hour tour, disembark the vehicle for an optional walking tour along cobblestone streets as your guide points out historical landmarks.

Afterward, you're set on your own for the remainder of the afternoon. Choose a restaurant for lunch, tasting regional Uruguayan specialties as well as Argentinian and international cuisine (own expense). Then wander the quaint streets of Colonia at your own pace. Peruse the local shops, visit the museums or take a stroll along the coastal beach. 

When ti's time to board the ferry for your return trip to Buenos Aires, enjoy a great vantage point for views of the city as you approach. Disembark at the ferry terminal and make your way back to your Buenos Aires hotel (or enjoy drop-off, if option selected).

Please note: Ferry tickets for this tour regularly sell out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Customer Reviews

aecureton23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I would highly recommend visiting Colonia. It was a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. I walked along the beach and the small town. It was quite relaxing.

Jules Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Loved this tour Colonia is just beautiful, tour guide very friendly and informative, lovely little cafés to have lunch at was hard to choose which one to go in. Had the best gelato here outside of Italy, lovely Spanish and Portuguese buildings and roads, recommend highly!

Stefan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It was perfect. The driver was on time, everything was easy!

William A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

This was FANTASTIC! it was the surprise of the trip! Beautiful, safe, clean. Rent a golf cart to drive around the city.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Awesome trip! Ferry was comfortable and Colonia is well worth the visit. It's so close to Buenos Aires, that you shouldn't miss out if you have an extra day of sightseeing!

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Great day trip and a good escape from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. Colonia is a laid back and calm village with a lot of personality. It was great to spend the day there wondering around its colonial and quaint historical sector. Don't miss out on the city's entrance, the lighthouse and the famous cobblestone streets!

Robert F

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Weather was nasty but still worth doing. Problem I had was falling at the zoo and was unable to walk as much as normal our guide said if we went back to the ferry building we could change our ticket back to an earlier return time. That was not honored.

Kim Lun K

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Beautiful city and clean.

Caroline P

4 star rating: Recommended February 2012

Trip was good but I was unable to contact the supplier to reconfirm the trip on the phone number provided as requested. I was unsure if the trip would go ahead until I received advice about a pick up time late in the afternoon before the trip.

Geoffrey I USA

4 star rating: Recommended November 2010

Colonia is a quaint town. Lunch was very good. Arrangements went like clockwork. Would recommend leaving at around 5pm rather than around 8pm if you have the option. The 3 extra hours makes the tour drag a little.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message