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A great half-day tour of Montevideo. Perfect way to have a good idea of the landmarks and general layout of the city. Our guide Jocelyne was just perfect!
As we'd arrived by ship, we didn't have a hotel pick-up but we were met at the Carnaval Museum right on time. Tour was well commented and plenty of photo stops. The walking route within the old town is also worth doing.
We had a great tour guide and driver Virginia and Matias. Very informative and friendly. Not to be missed.
A good overview of the city and it's architecture. Guides was most helpful with comments.
Great introductory tour to Montevideo. Our guide, Marcello was very informative and made sure we had an enjoyable time.
Excellent tour guide,friendly and very informative. Itinerary was great....highly recommend
The tour was good, but I think that it would expend more time!
Great tour at an unbeatable price! Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Great orientation of Montevideo. A perfect introduction to first-time visitors. Do this at the beginning of your stay so you know where to go on your remaining days in Uruguay.
There aren't many things of significance to see in Montevideo, so it's mostly a drive around the city and along the beach. But the guide was quite pleasant, and you got to learn a little bit about life in Uruguay. Not a bad way to spend a few hours.
Good tour for those interested in history and architecture. THe weather was a bit cold and rainy but we trudged on and made the best of it.
Well worth going on this trip when you first arrive in Montevideo to get you bearings. Guide was friendly but didn't have the best English
The bus arrived 40 minutes late and we were not kept informed by the tour operator of what was happening. Each time we contacted him he said the bus would be another couple of minutes and then he said it had been held up by a fire in central Montevideo which had caused massive traffic jams. We checked with the tour guide when eventually the bus did arrive and this was not true. Nevertheless the tour guide was very good and the tour quite interesting.
A good tour. We were picked up a bit late and the guide was very good but had a lot of different nationalities so spent a lot of time repeating the same information but in several languages. The tour took in most of the city sights and good opportunities to take photos etc.
The tour guide Rosana was very professional but also funny. the tour started on time we went through all attactions as expected.
A good introduction to the city to get one's bearings - there are lots of sites crammed into the limited time. You don't actually enter most of the places visited, but can get out at several of the monuments and the legislative building. There's a rather boring and unnecessary stop at an agricultural market that is more like a sterile little shopping arcade, but other than that the places visited are of general interest/cultural significance. I would have like to be able to enter the Estadio Centenario. The 2:30 tour time is nice for us late-sleepers. The tour company does a decent job with this one.
Francisco RJ Brazil
Montevidéu is a marvellous place but the tour didn't stopped in Mercado del Puerto. A obrigatory visit.
Yes, The tour was great. However, the rain was a problem. Tour guide was excellent. Thanks.
Our guide was careful to provide the same information to English speakers as she did to Spanish speakers, even though there were only three English speakers on the bus. (Well I speak enough Spanish to know she was!)
A great way of knowing montevideo.. ideally to take it in the morning!
This tour had some high points and some low points, but I'll start,with the high points. Sara was a really good tour director. She had to translate into four different languages formus, plus one family had a baby, but she carried on with grace. She told us some personal stories, which I found endearing and which made the tour more real to all of us. The tour itself had a high point when we stopped and were able to visit the market and buy a few nice souvenirs. Again, Sara was patient about giving us all plenty of time.
The itinerary of the tour is quite lackluster, not really what I had expected in a tour of Uruguay's capitol. We mostly looked at the outside of buildings, with little time to get out. But Sara'/ taking the time to take us past some regular neighborhoods and telling us a lot about the people was a plus. There was some mixup at the beginning and rather a long wait, but things happen and we understand that.
Would I recommend this tour? Maybe not. Had I known ahead of time, I would have hailed a cab and gone straight to the market. But since our Spanish is rusty at best, Sara was a big help that way. So to answer: if you are not proficient in your Spanish, I think it could be a good idea. Luckily, we were dropped off steps from another outdoor market where we had a delicious fish lunch and shopped the street wares. If someone with you speaks Spanish, get on line, do your homework and take a cab for your own trip. You can do better.
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