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From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

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Activity provider: INVER

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

Activity provider: INVER

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Colonia del Sacramento on this full day tour from Montevideo. Visit some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, learn about its rich history, and enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally located accommodation in Montevideo.


  • Explore this wonderful colonial city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site
  • Visit some of the most important places such as the Bullring, Costanera Avenue, and the Historic Quarter
  • Travel back in time as you discover the charm of the Historic Quarter
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Montevideo and heads out through the neighborhoods of Capurro, Le Teja, and the emblematic Cerro Hill. As you cross over the scenic Santa Lucia River Bridge, arrive at San José Department, famous for being the largest producer of potatoes in the country. Upon arrival in Colonia del Sacramento, learn about the city’s rich history which dates back to 1783 when it was founded by Spanish immigrants. With your expert guide, visit the Real San Carlos, The Bullring, and the De la Plata River to admire panoramic views across the city and surrounding areas. From here, head to the Historic Quarter of the city and wander around the picturesque streets on an insightful walking tour. Discover the Portón de Campo as well as the City Gate, the Walls, the famous Los Suspiros Street, the Lighthouse, the Main Square, and the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to eat lunch at a traditional restaurant or continue to explore the city at your own leisure. Before returning to Montevideo, make a stop at the Granja Arenas to visit the Collectuonist Museum where you can taste local jams, marmalades, cheeses, and more.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Montevideo
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking tour guide
  • Admission ticket to the museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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Our guide was Marcelo, very sweet and very attentive throughout the journey! The place is beautiful, I suggest researching the places to go, because the tour is super busy! We went in a big bus, and it took a while to pick us up in the center of Montevideo, which delayed the tour a little. When there are bus tours, they are usually late because there are a lot of people, and I think that the tour time should not be shortened. All in all, it was an excellent experience.

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October 27, 2022

I recommend! The guide and the driver were very kind and I learned a lot about Colonia del Sacramento. I need to stay in Colonia and change the route to Granja Arenas (which was scheduled to return from Colonia) so that I could visit. The path is good for a first visit and has excellent gastronomic options. The majority of shops, kiosks, cafes and restaurants are only accepted in Colonia, so you have to bring some amount of money.

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September 8, 2022

Excellent tour! They took us to see the most iconic points of Colonia, and then they gave us free time to explore on our own and have lunch wherever we wanted. Marcela, the guide... exceptional! He even helped me with another tour. The driver, super friendly, helped a person in a wheelchair at all times ❤️

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 274122