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Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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    What to Expect
    After your cruise ship pulls into port in Montevideo, your private guide whisks you away for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Uruguayan capital. Travel to the city’s major landmarks, starting your shore excursion at Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia), situated on the border of Old City. 

    View the impressive statue of José Artigas — a monument to the national military hero — and admire the 26-story Palacio Salvo (Palacio Legislativo), once the tallest building in South America. Walk with your guide to the opposite end of the plaza to see Puerta de la Ciudadela, one of the few surviving remnants of the city wall that once encircled colonial Montevideo.

    Next, you’re driven to the residential neighborhood of El Prado, whose tree-lined streets feature early 20th-century mansions. See Prado Park before you pass through Parque Batlle, a barrio and major public central park, home to Estadio Centenario, the national soccer stadium.

    Relax on the scenic drive through elegant Carrasco and stroll along a section of La Rambla, a beachside promenade boasting coastal views. After your half-day tour, you’re transferred back to the Montevideo port.

    Optional Winery Tour with Wine TastingIf you’re a wine lover who wishes to learn about Uruguay’s winemaking tradition, upgrade your shore excursion for a winery and vineyard tour. You’ll taste an award-winning tannat wine — red wine made from tannat grapes, one of the most prominent grape varieties used in Uruguayan wine.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion: 

    We will ensure your timely return to the Montevideo port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from the Montevideo cruise ship port
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Wine tasting + empanadas (if option selected)
    • Viator's worry-free policy
    • Food and drinks
    • Wine tasting + empanadas (if option not selected)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Duration is 4 hours for just the city tour and 6 hours if winery tour and tasting selected
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    • English
    The guide knew practically no English. His description of something was what it was and, possibly, when it was built. He could answer no questions without stammering and coming up with nothing. We had expected to learn history, culture and architecture. We got none of that. This
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    We had a group of 2 couples and were picked up at the cruise ship exactly as promised. We had a van with a driver as well as a guide. We saw the highlights of the city and the guide was very knowledgeable. The wives wanted to find a yarn shop and the guide and driver were
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    Awesome experience
    Dont miss this wonderful experience. But be prepared for a 4x4 rude long ride. But awesome experience. You will
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    Los Angeles, California
    Cute penguins!
    My friend and I enjoyed seeing the penguins, but the timing was very off. Since we weren't coming from a cruise
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    Great Falls, Montana
    Good transfer
    Driver picked us up in the hotel lobby and helped with the luggage. As it turns out,the port is very close to the
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    Wateringen, The Netherlands
    Good arranged trip very nice view
    Overall good trip, only the tour guide was very on her self, not so much interested in the guests and she talked
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    Lisbon, Portugal
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    Haysville, Kansas
    Great Christmas Present
    We were picked up at our lodging and delivered to the departure area where we had a short wait to board the ferry.
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    Maureen R
    Denver, Colorado, United States
    They confirmed my trip with time, date, and location pick up and NEVER SHOWED UP. Fernando was totally rude and
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    Great tour of Puerto Montt
    Recommend Marcella and Luis who were concerned with our experience, took us to a great empanada lunch in Puerto
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    Magdalena Island Penguins
    A million penguins! Fantastic! But what could go wrong did with this company. Wanted us there at 9 am, to wait for
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    Saint Louis, Missouri
    This has our worst experience using Viator to book independent shore excursions. We booked and paid for PM
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    Quite expensive for what it was.
    This is a short drive from Puerto Madryn to see the sea lions from a viewing station on a cliff. You could do it
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    Scottsdale, Arizona
    So far bad horrible experience
    I don't fully blame the company. Our cruise ship was on time, but the port was closed down for several hours due
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    Greg S
    Key Largo, Florida, United States
    Good time with Fernando
    Our tour guide was Fernando, he gave my wife and I a nice tour .Also was very nice of him to go out of his way and
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    Ellicott City
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    We had a wonderful tour of all of Punta del Este with our guide Diego. He showed us all areas and highlights as
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    A strained modern, not historical tour
    • Tour guide spoke in 3 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, English), making it awkward to tune in and tune out at
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