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Montevideo: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

1. Montevideo: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Choose from daily morning or afternoon departure times, then set off to discover the city of Montevideo. Founded between 1724 and 1730, it preserves a wealth of architectural and cultural heritage. Start the tour in the Old Town, from the City's Port at the del Puerto Market, the main gastronomic center in the city. Follow your guide to the Matriz Cathedral, Independence Square, and Avenue 18 de Julio, the main commercial center of the city. Then, continue to the Legislative Palace, the National Congress inaugurated in 1925 projected by the architect Cayetano Moretti. Visit the Agricola Market, where you will have some free time to explore. From there, visit the Centenario Stadium, declared a World Soccer Monument. Then go to Batlle Park to see the sculpture La Carreta, before the return back to your accommodation.

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Montevideo: 3-Hour Bike Tour

2. Montevideo: 3-Hour Bike Tour

Discover Montevideo on 2 wheels on a 3-hour bike adventure in a shared group and with the expertise of a local guide. Arrive at the convenient meeting point and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment. Embark on a comfortable ride through the urban center, starting at Plaza Zabala and the Taranco Palace. Listen as your guide reveals the story about the foundation of Montevideo. Continue on the cycle route to visit the Plaza Matríz, Church, Water Fontain, Cabildo, Club Uruguay, Pedestrian Sarandí. Next, take a short walk through the Sarandí pedestrian area to the gate of the Citadel. Reach Independence Square, and see the mausoleum. Then, continue on to see the Salvo Palace and Estevez Palace. Ride along the Rambla for views of the Solís Theater as you learn about the story of the battle of the Rio de la Plata.  Pass by the Graf Spee, the German and American embassy buildings, Yemanjá Monument, Mercosur Building, Parlasur, Rodo Park, Summer Theater, Jewish People's Memorial, Punta Carretas Lighthouse, Pittamiglio Castle, and Trouville Point. Finally, return to the start point filled with new information about the history, architecture, and culture of this incredible city.

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Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

3. Montevideo: Ciudad Vieja 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja on a 2.5-hour cultural walk. Immerse yourself in the rich colonial history of the Old Town as your guide points out the details of intricate neoclassical facades. Dignified and bustling, the Ciudad Vieja provides a setting straight out of a movie. Walk down the Boulevard Sarandi, location for many of the city’s museums, art galleries, and nightclubs. Your guide will provide an in-depth commentary about the most important characters in the city’s development and how they made the city grow through novel marketing schemes. View a 42-foot (13-meter) stretch of the city's original wall, and stroll along the 25 de Mayo to learn about the original layout of Montevideo’s historic buildings, putting the first colonial Governor's Home into its current-day context. Finally, discover the mysteries hidden in the facade of the emblematic Palacio Salvo. Finish the tour at the Mercado del Puerto, where you can grab a bite of traditional food, if you like.

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Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

4. Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

Start your visit in the main lobby of the building in front of Independencia Square, in the center of the city. Walk through the building and get to know its stories, start by knowing the original owners and the architect who built it. See the bronze ornaments of the columns on the ground floor that form a great marine animals bestiary around the building. Then, enter the old party halls on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor, where a billiard club operates. In the rest of the staircase that goes from the 1st to the 2nd floor, admire and learn about the great stained glass window that occupies a whole wall, originally built in 1928 and completely restored 2 years ago. Reach the open terrace of the 11th floor, from where you can see the De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, Independencia Square, and the tower of the building, which was the highest point in the city until 20 years ago. The visit ends in the closed viewpoint on the top floor, where you can see a unique view of the city, the port, the coastal promenade, De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, the Rodó Park, Punta Carretas, and the Citadel Door that surrounded the colonial city.

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Montevideo: Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience

5. Montevideo: Wine Tasting & Countryside Lunch Experience

Take a private shuttle to visit a famous Tannat wine producer, well-known for making experimental wines for a educational and personal experience. Enjoy an intimate, homely experience as this small wine producer serves you some of Uruguay's finest wines, including those made from the famous Tannat grape, well-known for being the healthiest red wine in the world. Receive a local homemade countryside lunch, prepared by the chef, in the VIP room where you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines while facing the vineyards. Begin your meal with empanadas, followed 3 dishes, including a main dish of Uruguayan grass-fed meat. For those that don't eat meat, you will be served salmon or an alternative.

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Montevideo: Full-Day Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

6. Montevideo: Full-Day Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Visit two completely different wineries outside Montevideo in the heart of the Canelones wine region and taste up to 10 wines, including the famous Tannat grape, now known as the healthiest red wine in the world. This tour will be 100% with owners & winemakers for a more personal and real experience. You will also get to taste homemade empanadas.

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What people are saying about Montevideo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6 reviews

There were three of us and it was great. Insights into the old town, drive along the sea and across the city back again. Together with our guides' explanations about the country and its people, it was an interesting and instructive day. The enthusiasm of our guides about "their" city and "their" country was carried over to us. We have been Urugay fans ever since

Everything you have to see in Montevideo, plus information about history, culture and politics. Finally, you can work off a little more on the Ramla .. Tour, bikes and guide exelente.

Too bad the Palace is in such bad conditions. Seeing that your twin is in perfect condition is worth the effort

The App is great, e-tickets went to Wallet no problem Tour was good, informative & I would recommend

Great tour in both inside the city and around the see