From Buenos Aires this morning, you will be transferred to the port, where you will board the Buquebus (ferry) along the Río de la Plata to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.
Upon your arrival in Colonia, pick up your rental car and drive to your accommodation, a classic posada located in the heart of the old city, along a cobblestone street. After you’ve checked in and had time to relax, you are free to explore the area, stopping for lunch at a local café.
Later this afternoon, visit the Museo Portugues on Plaza Mayor, which offers a closer look at Portuguese architecture, furnishings, military uniforms, and various other items from the period of Portuguese occupation.
For tonight’s dinner we will recommend a local restaurant where you’ll savor the grilled fresh meats and fish for which Uruguay is so famous.
Overnight Posada del Angel
After a fresh breakfast at the hotel this morning, take some time to explore the old quarter of Colonia, which is home to some of the oldest buildings in Uruguay, dating back to the 1600’s.
Early this afternoon, drive two hours to your accommodation in Montevideo, a modern hotel located at the city’s center. Settle in before heading out into the city this afternoon.
For lunch, head to a popular restaurant with a local vibe that offers seasonal menus and an extensive wine list of over 300 wines.
Visit the Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, half of which is dedicated to the South American gaucho and the other half to the history of Uruguay’s currency. Continue on to the Museo Casa de Rivera, a historic mansion, where each room is dedicated to a different period of Uruguayan history.
If your visit to Montevideo is during soccer season, join your guide for a match at historic Centenario Stadium this evening. As soccer is a national passion, a match is not to be missed.
Dinner this evening will be at a restaurant located atop the Plaza Victoria that is considered by many to be the best restaurant in Montevideo, and which serves international cuisine and local specialties.
Overnight Palladium Hotel
After breakfast this morning, you’ll head out on a walking tour of Ciudad Vieja, the old quarter of Montevideo, which was enclosed by a wall until 1829. Wander along the statues, buildings, and churches from the colonial era and the first decades of independence, including the Cabildo, a colonial government house built between 1804 and 1812, which is now a museum.
Head down towards Montevideo’s famous covered market, first opened in 1868, and now frequented by locals and tourists alike. For lunch, try the chivito, a local sandwich made with meat and vegetables, at one of the market’s many parrillas. Stop into any of the galleries that dot the area, as Uruguay has more artists, writers, and poets per capita than almost any other country.
Later this afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport in time to meet your return flight home, or to continue on to your next Willing Foot Uruguayan destination.
*Price is subject to change due to date and time of year of booking as well as to currency fluctuation. The price is only an estimate at this time and an accurate costing will be provided when itineraries are chosen and submitted. Prices are based on double occupancy.
- All transfers and ground transportation
- Boat transfers
- Rental car
- Day 3: Breakfast
- International and Domestic Airfare
- Airport entrance and exit fees
- Visa (if required)
- Trip Cancellation Insurance
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Items of a Personal Nature
- Museum and other entry fees payable on site
- We recommend that our clients consult their General Practitioner or Travel Clinic for advice on necessary vaccinations or medicines depending on the region to which they are traveling.
- All guests are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for all personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation, and curtailment.
- Self-drive passengers renting a car are required to carry a valid international driver's license.