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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires provided by BA Tour Guide

Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The UNESCO-listed town of Colonia del Sacramento is one of Uruguay’s most picturesque towns and it’s just a 1-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires, across the Rio de la Plata. On this private tour, enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide and explore at your own pace, both with and without your guide.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Barrio Historico
    Stop: 4 hours
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    Pass by
    Museo Portugues de Colonia del Sacramento
    Museo Casa de Nacarello
  • 2
    Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    La Calle de los Suspiros
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Plaza Mayor
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • Spectacular views of Buenos Aires and Colonia from the water
  • Walking tour of Colonia’s UNESCO-listed historic center
  • Private tour: customize the itinerary to your preferences
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport by ferry 
What to Expect
After pickup from your Buenos Aires hotel and a private transfer to the port, hop aboard an express ferry for the around 1-hour journey to Colonia del Sacramento. Enjoy stunning views of Buenos Aires as you cruise out across the Rio de la Plata and cross the border into Uruguay. Your private local guide will be waiting for you on arrival in Colonia del Sacramento and take you on a walking tour of the historic town. Learn more about Colonia’s fascinating history as you stroll around the cobblestone lanes, admire the colorful colonial buildings, and see landmarks including the Portón de Campo (city gate), the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament, Nacarello´s House, and the Viceroy’s House. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to continue sightseeing, purchase lunch at a local restaurant, or browse the handicrafts and souvenir shops, before making your way back to the port to catch the ferry back to Buenos Aires. On returning to the city, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Round trip private transfer from your hotel to the Ferry Terminal
  • 1.5-hour private walking tour in Colonia del Sacramento with local English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • If you have paid the reciprocity fee to enter Argentina, you will need to show the reciprocity document to re-enter Argentina when returning from Uruguay. If you forget the reciprocity document, you will have to pay the fee again. In case you have not paid it, you will not need it
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • In order to process your booking, we require your Passport Details for ALL travellers including: - Full Name - Passport Number - Nationality - Date of Birth (all travellers!)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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TNinTN wrote a review Jan 2019
Nashville, Tennessee4 contributions2 helpful votes
I thought the tour guide was great! But the trip was too expensive. Will Avoid Viator tours - clearly a huge markup. Had a pleasant time. Would go again, but without the intermediator
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1 Helpful vote
Challahdaze wrote a review Oct 2018
Seattle, Washington6 contributions4 helpful votes
I had read reviews suggesting that this ENTIRE DAY trip was a bit overhyped. Add a mix up in missing the Viator email with the tour directions didn't help. I was dropped at the terminal by the very nice driver and pointed to a desk. Since I didn't see the email with the tickets,
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Date of experience: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
DCspace wrote a review Nov 2017
washington dc32 contributions29 helpful votes
We were picked up right on time as advertised and although there was much traffic our driver navigated the roads to perfection and got us to the boat right on time. We were met in Colonia by our guide to gave us great historical explanations and instructions for where to visit
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Date of experience: March 2017
2 Helpful votes
taipan2016 wrote a review Nov 2017
Glendale, Arizona202 contributions73 helpful votes
This is a complicated trip to review. In brief, we enjoyed the walking tour and would have missed a lot if we did it on our own...the first time. Yes we would return. However the transfers could have been accomplished just as easily by taxi. Essentially they simply pick you
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Date of experience: October 2017
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By: BA Tour Guide
This private tour was very through and we had an wonderful and expert guide( Ilan). He was also attentive to our pr
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Excellent guide
I arranged this tour which I posted on cruise-critic, so we 5 couples. We had a very comfortable minibus which mor
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Highlights of Buenos Aires
Joe, our tour guide was thoroughly knowledgeable and has a passion for his city. He showed my wife and I the neighb
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Tour of Jewish Buenos Aires
Ariel was the perfect guide to Jewish Buenos Aires. He is a student writing a dissertation on Jewish immigration t
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Good Show for Tourists
We purchased same day ticket without dinner on TripAdvisor. It was easy. Pickup is between 8:30-9:00 pm. The s
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WELL, it was a hell of a show starting from pick up passing by the food serving and ending up with the best dance p
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Massimo took us around for 2 days, once for a historic tour of BA and then for the Jewish Tour. everything was perf
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Matias was the best!
This tour was excellent. We visited several areas that have had and currently have Jewish history and influence. Ou
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Great Performance
Great performance with innovative and exciting ideas although the entire show including dinner tends to drag on for
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Wonderful tour of Jewish BA
Matias was very knowledgeable and pleasant and his English was excellent. He gave us a comprehensive and enjoyable
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Buenos Aires Jewish Tour
Excellent guide Walking and riding terrific mix Visit to two Synagogues highlight of tour Time of tour appropriate
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Excellent tour and guide
My wife and I took this Jewish tour of Buenos Aires with Ilan and his driver. Our guide was very personable, thorou
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Best guide and service you can find in BA!
I came to BA with high school teenage students. Maximo organized a fabulous day with a professional guide to tour t
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Lovely day in Colonia
We were picked up to go to Colonia de Sacramento. Our driver arrived on time at our hotel and took us to the ferry
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Amazing tour of Jewish BA
The tour which focused on the Jewish sites was fabulous. Our tour guide, Gabriel, met us promptly at our hotel and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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