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From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

1. From Montevideo: Punta del Este Full-Day Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Montevideo. Take a scenic drive down the coast of Montevideo and Canelone. Discover enchanting landscapes composed of mountain ranges, pines, and eucalyptus. As you journey to Punte del Este, your knowledgable guide will share with you the region's history, including its connection to the mysticism of the Templars and alchemy. Continue across the 10 Road accompanied by the De la Plata River landscape. Arrive in Piriápolis, “the sun’s city.” Visit the Argentino Hotel and take in the spectacular view from the San Antonio Hill. Stop at Punta Ballena and visit Casapueblo, a well-known art museum/workshop/hotel. Arrive at Punta del Este on the Mansa Beach, crossing Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Port, where the De la Plata River meets the ocean. From here, you can admire the Lobos Island and its lighthouse. Marvel at Punte del Este’s most emblematic Monument: La Mano. This sculpture of a hand emerges from the sand– seemingly reaching for the skies. Enjoy some free time in the city. Take photos, shop, and explore the city on your own. Choose the option with lunch included and you can sit down for a meal at a Punte del Este restaurant. After your free time, meet your guide for a tour of the city’s Beverly Hill neighborhood. See the mansions and lush gardens. Explore the Marconi and El Cantegril neighborhoods. Afterward, return to Montevideo.

From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

2. From Montevideo: Colonia del Sacramento Full Day Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Montevideo

Great tour. Bus was 30 min deleted but in this business it is normal. Company pick up my in Hotel . We was drive 90 min to first stop . This place is on the peak mountain and is great view to the beautiful city Piriapolis . Next stop was Museo Casapueblo. Last stop was a Punta del Este . City was very nice . We spent there 2 hours. Good shopping and restaurant. Great place for walking. Alter that we was traveling almost 2 hours back to Montevideo . We had a very nice animator and she was very very nice and she gave as many interesting information.

Wow! What a day! Once again Marcella and Jose knocked it out of the park with this fun and informative tour. I appreciate the multi lingual tour and that they took the time to make sure this English speaker felt included and welcomed.

Muito gostosa a visita, porem podíamos ficar 1 hora a mais por la rsrsrs... mas a Guia Carmem foi fantástica, muito simpatica a atenciosa com todos, vale muito a pena conhecer Punta Del Est.

it was good, however i would have liked to have more photo shoot opportunities on the way there as the bus does not stop except for a quick coffee on top of the hill

a very charming city and Marcela (tour guide) very knowledgeable