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Guided Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Montevideo provided by Inver

Guided Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Montevideo

Guided Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Montevideo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
42
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    42
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take a day trip from the city of Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento. In this 9-hour guided tour, enjoy a golden opportunity to discover this citadel. In 1995, Colonia was listed as a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO for it's unique historic center, which harbors vestiges of the first Portuguese colony in the Rio de la Plata in 1680, as well as a rich Spanish heritage of the following centuries. This tour is great for history lovers as you stroll through the gate and amidst the centuries-old village and listen to your guide's commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off and stops along to a local farm, Granja Colonia Collections Museum, and candy shop are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49554P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Granja Colonia
  • Entry/Admission - Colonia del Sacramento
  • Entry/Admission - Colonia del Sacramento
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Museum ticket
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our company starts picking up 07:50 am at the first hotel. Important you communicate to inform where you will be taking the service to coordinate the pick up nearest or the meeting point. Pick up only in hotel areas and within Montevideo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, hotel name and address required
  • We do not accept passengers who are traveling on a cruise.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Granja Colonia
  • Entry/Admission - Colonia del Sacramento
  • Entry/Admission - Colonia del Sacramento
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Museum ticket
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our company starts picking up 07:50 am at the first hotel. Important you communicate to inform where you will be taking the service to coordinate the pick up nearest or the meeting point. Pick up only in hotel areas and within Montevideo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, hotel name and address required
  • We do not accept passengers who are traveling on a cruise.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Granja Colonia
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
  • You'll return to the starting point
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CondorSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour bus was a very noisey, cramped 27 seater bus. The commentary was hard to follow. Being in three languages we often heard ‘that was such and such that we passed...’. I would not recommend this tour although the guide tried hard.

The guided walking tour of Colonia lasted only 20 minutes then we were left to explore for three hours. As the commentary on the exhibits in the museums was only in Spanish the benefit was limited.

We had been ‘oversold’ on Colonia by friends and didn’t consider it worth 5 hours in a bus to visit and certainly not to spend a night there. Having said that it is a pretty place with a wide choice of eateries and provides some good photographic opportunities.

And the bus driver was very professional
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

piyayancha
New Mexico19 contributions
Feb 2020
Pick-up was almost 40 minutes late. Our guide Marcella gave info in Spanish, Portuguese and English. I am a native English speaker but also speak Spanish and understand Portuguese, She gave more information in Spanish and Portuguese than she did in English. She also spoke the entire time with her eyes closed: this reinforced the fact she went through her talk so robotically she did not even need to know where she was. We had 3 hours free time in Colonia which was great. Very hot. Bring a hat and water. Not a bad tour just not as good as it could be for such a beautiful and historic city.
Written 16 February 2020
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Bob
Fletcher, NC4 contributions
Jan 2020
After a slow pickup process everything went very smoothly. The agricultural countryside is beautiful. The town of Colonia is an absolute gem. The narration was helpful without being overwhelming.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lessaloha
Breckenridge, CO118 contributions
I really liked this little town! It's easily walkable, though you could rent a golf cart. Many beautiful sites and of course history as it's the oldest city in Uruguay. The guide was great-Guzmann. The lunch at Viejo Barrio was some of the best fresh made pasta I've had, or made. Wish they would spend more time discussing flora, fauna and the farm land between the cities, rather than specific details of history you could read about. Beautiful countryside! Stop along the way @ 'farm' had a Collection museum, souvenirs and market with cheeses and jams was pretty hokey. I do believe they just rinse the tasting spoons at the end of each day for use the next...most were cracked. Eeewwwuu After realizing I just couldn't try any more.
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tattooedtraveller_uk
Norwich, UK480 contributions
I wasn’t at all sure of what to expect of this and I only booked the day before.

I hadn’t realise that colonia was quite so far away as it is, but the transport was probably the best coach I have ever been on. When it arrived at my stop, it was nearly full and everyone was asleep !

There was a stop along the way, then a bit of a drive around the colonia area, then 3 - 4 hours in colonia, that was just the right amount of time to see it all and eat and not rush.

The guide was really good, I think I was the only non Spanish/Portuguese speaker but he made me feel very included.

Highly recommended
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ElviraAlger
Salt Lake City, UT88 contributions
Charming little town with beautiful landscapes and colonial architecture
We have a great time in the tour, everything went according the schedule
Our tour guide: Marcela, was fantastic!! She so acknowledged on history plus she speaks fluently 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese $ English
The driver took very good care of us.
Be aware to wear comfortable shoes, hat and light clothes if you are visiting at the end of the spring or beginning of summer, is hot & humid!
The town has lots of options where to eat, all prices ranges
Marcela spoiled us so much that she even gave to each one of us “dulces de leche” plus she gave to us the best tips of what to do in Montevideo
Written 20 November 2019
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Rahul Pandita
5 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is tranquil place for people who want to see old architecture and relax. It has the best sunset views in Uruguay.
Written 9 September 2019
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BRUNO LASSMAR B... V
Aracaju, SE7 contributions
Jan 2019
A very cute place to visit! It worths you spend more than one day there to enjoy restaurants, stores and an amazing walking by the town streets.
Written 9 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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