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  2. Buenos Aires Province
  3. Buenos Aires
  4. Day Trips

From Buenos Aires: Colonia Ferry Tickets and Optional Tour

Product ID: 314607
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Hop aboard a premium 1-hour ferry cruise and spend the day at the beautiful city of Colonia del Sacramento. Discover this UNESCO world heritage site just across Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires.
About this activity
Duration 8 - 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cross Río de La Plata, South America's most important river, from Argentina to Uruguay
  • Visit the historic colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset in Colonia del Sacramento
Full description
Enjoy a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, the first site in Uruguay to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city with a round trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city.

Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese Manuel Lobo, the city went from Portuguese to Spanish rule several times until the Declaration of Independence in 1825. Discover how these events made the city a melting pot of architectural styles where Spanish and Portuguese-style buildings coexist. Walk down cobbled streets and enjoy the unique landscape with spectacular views of the Rio de la Plata. Experience the charming houses, cobbled streets, traditional lanterns, and magical sunsets of El Porton de Campo alongside the Street of Sighs and Faro.

If you choose the option that includes the walking tour, your guide will be waiting for you at the ferry station, ready to tell you all about the history of this incredible town. Return to Buenos Aires via the same ferry route at the end of your day trip.
Includes
  • Round-trip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia city
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided walking tour through the historical center (only if option selected)
  • Food and drinks (only if option selected)
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Colonia Express Terminal, Av. Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane 155, Buenos Aires, Argentina The local partner will send you the reservation number via email after booking; the tickets will be sent until 24h before the tour. Please present the confirmation number, printed or mobile, at Colonia Express Ferry station. You can use the auto check-in terminal or present it at the ticket office. Please have in mind that this tour involves international border crossing and customs. Please arrive at the Ferry Station 1 hour and 30 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• You will need to provide your full name, passport number, date of birth and nationality so that your ferry tickets can be generated; you will receive a voucher from the local partner via email and your GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted to board the ferry
• This tour takes place in Uruguay, please have in mind that you need to bring your passport or travel document and you need to be legally authorized to cross the border
• Please note the ferry is subject to weather conditions that may influence departure; the ferry is usually very punctual but delays can happen
• There are no booked seats at the ferry; check-in early if you want to guarantee a good seat by the window
• Departures and arrivals from/to Buenos Aires vary depending on the date and option booked; please double-check option description before booking
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