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Montevideo City Tour

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Uruguay, Uruguay
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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.
  • 3-hour Montevideo city tour
  • Visit Montevideo’s main attractions including Independence Plaza and Parliament Palace
  • Explore the residential neighborhoods of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos
  • Admire coastal views as you stroll down a picturesque beachside promenade
  • Learn about the city’s rich history and architecture from your guide
  • Walk along La Rambla of Montevideo
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
Get acquainted with Montevideo’s architectural landmarks, neighborhoods and coastal views on this insightful 3-hour guided tour of the capital. Board your coach upon hotel pickup for the drive to Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia), which divides Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown.
Your guide points out the monument to José Artigas, Uruguay's great military leader and national hero, and leads you on a walk around the plaza. Admire the Italian Gothic–style architecture of the Palacio Salvo (Palacio Legislativo), whose 26 stories once made it South America tallest building. View Puerta de la Ciudadela, one of the few remaining parts of the city wall that once surrounded colonial Montevideo.
Back aboard the bus, head to the barrio of El Prado, home to three soccer stadiums and Prado Park. Listen to your guide’s commentary as your city tour continues to elegant Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, traveling along La Rambla de Montevideo. Get out to stroll a section of this beachside promenade where you can browse local shops and enjoy lovely coastal views from Punta Gorda before the return drive to your hotel.

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willtravel4tens
, May 2018

I took this tour on the day I arrived in Montevideo and it provided a decent overview of the city. Stopped at Independence Plaza, the Legislative Palace, Mercado Agrícola, and the Montevideo sign. Guide was conducting the tour in Spanish, Portuguese, and English unfortunately for me, English got the shortest explanations. I was staying in the Old City so it was nice to get out and see parts I might not have seen otherwise.

Tip: At Independence Plaza, take steps beneath Artigas monument to visit the mausoleum. Tour guide didn't mention this but we had time at the Plaza and it only takes a few minutes.

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Claudio P
, Apr 2018

This tour gives you a taste of the city of Montevideo its parks, architecture, history and culture. It was an enjoyable day with good photo opportunities.

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Anja S
, Jan 2018

Tour was ok but to little and to long stops in places. We arrived two hours late back to hotel and this was due to long stays at some places.

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Deborah H
, Dec 2017

The tour overview certainly does not suggest the tour is predominantly in Spanish. Our tour was overwhelmingly in Spanish. The guide provided perhaps a quarter of the content in English. My wife could not follow at all.

But, I did follow the Spanish content and it was disappointing and superficial. We were told a few major dates and place names. But, we spent many minutes driving through older neighborhoods which were run down, and heard nothing about what had changed to cause the deterioration. We learned nothing about the people, the economy, the culture.

Perhaps the best example. We stopped for a five minute photo opportunity at a sculpture depicting an colonial settler on a horse-drawn wagon. We learned nothing about where they had come from, where they were going, and what the settlement process was all about. It could have been a statute of a US wild west wagon.

The guide was pleasant and polite, and the tour did cover the City. We just didn't learn much about why Uruguay is different from Argentina or Brazil.

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Deborah H
, Dec 2017

The tour overview certainly does not suggest the tour is predominantly in Spanish. Our tour was overwhelmingly in Spanish. The guide provided perhaps a quarter of the content in English. My wife could not follow at all.

But, I did follow the Spanish content and it was disappointing and superficial. We were told a few major dates and place names. But, we spent many minutes driving through older neighborhoods which were run down, and heard nothing about what had changed to cause the deterioration. We learned nothing about the people, the economy, the culture.

Perhaps the best example. We stopped for a five minute photo opportunity at a sculpture depicting an colonial settler on a horse-drawn wagon. We learned nothing about where they had come from, where they were going, and what the settlement process was all about. It could have been a statute of a US wild west wagon.

The guide was pleasant and polite, and the tour did cover the City. We just didn't learn much about why Uruguay is different from Argentina or Brazil.

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Philip D
, Nov 2017

A Hop On Hop Off bus would have been better.

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David K
, Oct 2017

Good overall view of the city.

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James G
, Oct 2017

Wasted way too much time going from Hotel to Hotel to pick up other passengers. Then wasted more time dropping everyone off.

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Theresa S
, Oct 2017

I enjoyed this tour.

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Robert S
, Sep 2017

I have had better city tours in other countries.


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