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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.
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!
This was FANTASTIC! it was the surprise of the trip! Beautiful, safe, clean. Rent a golf cart to drive around the city.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
If you have the luxury of a few extra days in Buenos Aires and want something to do some extra touring, this would be great. There's so much to do in BA that I would've been perfectly happy to have stayed in the city. The people were really nice in Colonia and it was cool to see the settlement buildings.
I just took this tour yesterday, and while the tour was ok, the description of the tour is inaccurate.
When you arrive in Colonia, there is no bus tour and the walking tour is given in Spanish only. The lunch
is included a package lunch at the Yacht club restaurant which was quite good, but not necessarily worth the price paid here.
A couple of side notes need to be mentioned. This tour uses the Colonia Express ferry, not the larger buguebus ferry. The CE terminal is in a different area of BA, take note when arranging your transportation. Also, the CE ferry doesn't return until 8:30pm depending on the day of the week. The walking tour finishes at noon, which leaves a LOT of time in between. You might want to consider renting a golf cart to drive around, its a nice alternative to taking the bus tour. There are several companies around the Colonia ferry terminal and a few in the old town area.
I loved Colonia, but the time spent there was too long for the winter. Most everything shut down around 5pm and the ferry didn't leave until 8:45pm. I would only do this tour in the winter if you can leave on an earlier ferry.
NOT VERY HAPPY - we had got communication from your Co. to say that pick up at the hotels would start at 7.30a.m. On 16th the phone rang in our room at 6.25a.m. and the man at the front desk said they were there to pick us up. We got ready as quickly as possible and WITHOUT BREAKFAST we then had to be taken by taxi. When we got to Buquebus there was nobody to tell us how to get the booking on the ferry done. After going to four booking in desks we finally got our boarding passes. When we got to Colonia again nobody there to tell us where to go to meet our tour guide and we were lucky again to be able to find the correct bus in time. With the money we paid not happy at all.
Tour was good but overpriced. But otherwise, Colonia was beautiful! Would recommend visiting!
I am very glad we went, it is a interesting city. I felt that the tour could have been better executed. The bus component of the tour was fairly short and not horribly informative. It would have been nice to stop at a few more places and had commentary while there. The tour guide did a good job in the format that was set out for her. She answered any questions that we had. The lunch was not the greatest. I would recommend not going to the restaurant included. The service was very slow and the food was not worth the wait at all.
Placida C Canada
Trip was overpriced, actual guided tour was only for over an hour and not much information provided.
The day trip itself was very good - Colonia is a very picturesque town but you were left to your own devices most of the day. Once I was picked up at the hotel I was left alone to sort out check in at the ferry - it is very easy to navigate around the ferry terminal. Once in Colonia you had a guide with you for about 2 hours then the rest of the day you were free to wander - the lunch included was very nice though - 3 courses - drinks were extra. Then again left to sort out yourself at check on the way back. Enjoyed the day but because of the time spent on your own without a guide I don't think it was worth the money
Not worth the money spent. The guided trip is only one hour long while the guide did her best, I cannot see how 8 hours can be spent in a small picturesque town just shopping and looking at historical sites. There should be an option to return at 4 pm instead of at 8-30 pm I don't see how the amount charged is justified. A ferry ride and an hour of a guide's time. Really? The problem was not the guide or the place. Please rethink this one. Colonia can be made cheaper and shorter. Give people the option of a shorter or longer trip. Definitely not worth the money or the time. This fault lies with Viator
This was a scam. There was only a 30 min tour of the beach; no 10 hr excursion and no walking tour as promised.
I was very disappointed with this tour.
I have booked tours around the world through Viator and expect a certain level of quality that was not achieved on this tour.
The meeting point was set at the Ferry Port, however there was no tour information there. No information was provided detailing that you would meet up with the guide at the City of Colonia, which is unacceptable for a guided tour from Buenos Aires to Colonia, especially for an English speaking tour within countries that do not speak English.
The tour itself was very brief only lasting at the very most 1 hour. For the price paid and description of a guided tour, this was unacceptable. Minimal value was added by having a guided tour, as most of the trip was spent exploring on your own.
Colonia itself was an interesting, quiet City, however not exciting enough to explore on your own for hours, or for the price of the tour, which should include a full day tour, rather than a one hour tour and transportation.
You would be better off to book the ferry on your own and transportation in Colonia.
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