• Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 42.15 View price calendar

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See the top attractions of Montevideo on a private shore excursion with your very own guide. You’ll visit several coastal barrios, stroll the Rambla of Montevideo —  a coastal esplanade — and view historic landmarks in the capital such as Independence Plaza, Constitution Square and Parliament Palace. Along the way, learn about Montevideo history, architecture and culture. Opt to extend your half-day excursion with a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Montevideo private shore excursion with wine-tasting option
  • See Batlle Park and Ordonez Park and historic landmarks of Montevideo
  • Visit the lovely coastal neighborhoods of El Prado and Carrasco
  • Walk along a beautiful beachside promenade in Old City and delight in the coastal views
  • Discover the architecture and rich history of the capital city with your private guide
  • Upgrade to include an optional winery tour with a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Montevideo Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour with Optional Winery Tour and Tasting

Explore Montevideo on a City Tour!

After your cruise ship pulls into port in Montevideo, your private guide whisks you away for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Uruguayan capital. Travel to the city’s major landmarks, starting your shore excursion at Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia), situated on the border of Old City. 

View the impressive statue of José Artigas — a monument to the national military hero — and admire the 26-story Palacio Salvo (Palacio Legislativo), once the tallest building in South America. Walk with your guide to the opposite end of the plaza to see Puerta de la Ciudadela, one of the few surviving remnants of the city wall that once encircled colonial Montevideo.

Next, you’re driven to the residential neighborhood of El Prado, whose tree-lined streets feature early 20th-century mansions. See Prado Park before you pass through Parque Batlle, a barrio and major public central park, home to Estadio Centenario, the national soccer stadium.

Relax on the scenic drive through elegant Carrasco and stroll along a section of La Rambla, a beachside promenade boasting coastal views. After your half-day tour, you’re transferred back to the Montevideo port.

Optional Winery Tour with Wine TastingIf you’re a wine lover who wishes to learn about Uruguay’s winemaking tradition, upgrade your shore excursion for a winery and vineyard tour. You’ll taste an award-winning tannat wine — red wine made from tannat grapes, one of the most prominent grape varieties used in Uruguayan wine.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: 
We will ensure your timely return to the Montevideo port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Steve D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide met us at the pier and quickly began our tour in a very comfortable vehicle.
During the course of the day he showed us every part of the city.
We also made a stop at a very nice local market which was a local shopping area for locals
It showed local crafts as well as the culinary diversity of the region
He showed us statues which explained life and history
He was very proud of his city and country despite being squeezed by S. A. giants
Brazil and Argentina
If you want at our of the city this is a very good choice

les3821

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Walking the streets of Montevideo with Brigette was exceptional. Uruguay is a hidden gem and she was so knowledgeable and personable! The wine tour was fabulous! The people and the wines at Marichal winery were outstanding! What a great way to spend the day!

Debbie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was fabulous! We saw so much of the city, which is interesting and beautiful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed spending the day with him. Don't miss this tour, it far surpasses any cruise line tour that you could sign up for.

Nancy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We loved ur guide. We saw the entire city. We were there on Christmas day with no traffic. I would highly recommend.

wfpratt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We did the city tour with the optional vineyard/winery option. The tour and tour guide Bridgette and driver Oscar were great. Our one on one we were a group of six with Bridgett was awesome and we saw and learned much about their beautiful city/country. Bridgette met us at the dock as arranged and spoke excellent English. After visiting all the main sites in the city walking tour we went to the Marichal Winery. This was a family owned winery and one of the sons was our guide he was exceptional very welcoming and kind, superb service. We toured through the production part of the winery but unable to actually go into the vineyard as it was raining heavily. The wine tasting was awesome a beautiful Tannat red wine and very delicious empanadas. Due to the torrential rains in the afternoon we were unable to stroll the La Rambla but we did the next best thing and drove making the best of a rainy afternoon. We loved the itinerary, the driver and the guide. We would definitely recommend this experience. It was a memorable experience and a great value for the money spent.

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very good guide!

Joseph W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We had a private car and driver that seemed to go on and on. I think we saw every inch of Montevideo so it was good value. I was so impressed with some areas of the city that I am thinking of going back.

Patti G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We did the city tour with the optional vineyard/winery option. The tour and tour guide Bridgette were great. We saw and learned much about the beautiful and historic city on a fun personal one on one basis with Bridgette. And we totally loved the relaxing and educational vineyard tour. Our son was thrilled with it all. Bridgette was personable, pleasant and very enjoyable. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Montevideo. Thanks Bridgette!

Mary F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was excellent. Our tour guide was Brigitte and she did a wonderful job, gave us a great insight into her Country. I can thoroughly recommend this guide and tour,

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, there was our guide waiting for us on the dock as arranged, such a comfort to see your name held up. Our guide spoke good English and showed us all the main sights of the city. She had good knowledge and shared easily about life in the old days and current ones. We didn't take the Winery tour option and used the time to ramble around the city on our return from the tour. Really recommend this tour and Viator too, they provide an excellent service at a good price

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