- 2 days (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Visit Uruguay and enjoy Colonia del Sacramento. Founded in 1680 by Portuguese people, this small town with a beautiful colonial architecture awakens admiration among visitors who walk along the cobblestoned streets and marvel at residences and colourful houses. For these reasons, Colonia was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
- 1x Breakfast
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Ferry Tickets
- Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
- 2-hour Colonia del Sacramento city tour with a local tour guide
- Overnight Accommodation at a 4* Hotel in Colonia
- Entry/Admission - Barrio Historico
- Entry/Admission - Colonia del sacramento Uruguay
- Food and Drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at centrally located Buenos Aires hotels and apartments
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Day 1: Colonia del Sacramento City Tour
Stop At: Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay
Your itinerary begins with the pick up at your hotel/apartment in Buenos Aires to go to the ferry terminal. Once there, you will board the fast ferry to cross Río de la Plata and get to Colonia.
Upon arrival, you will be received by a local tour guide who will help you to check in at the hotel. A little later, you will enjoy a 2-hour city tour through this lovely town where you will be able to admire the historic area and the main attractions, with the river playing the leading role. Once this tour is finished, your tour guide will give you useful tips about restaurants, museums, stores and other activities for the evening and the following day.
Duration: 1 day
Stop At: La Calle de los Suspiros, Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay
It is born in the Plaza Mayor and continues on a slope to the Río de la Plata. It is a narrow street with Portuguese characteristics, cobbled with a wedge and without sidewalks. The sides are tilted towards the center to form a drainage channel.
The houses, built in the first half of the 18th century, have stone walls, tile roofs and ceramic floors. The doors and windows are small and made of wood, although only houses with a gabled roof are preserved.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Puerta de la Ciudadela, Barrio Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000 Uruguay
It was built in the year 1745 by order of the Portuguese governor Vasconcellos who at that time was leading these lands. In its origins the Door was the portico of entrance to Colony, protected at that time by a strong military of thick walls that were frequent target of pirate attacks, Spanish and English.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Faro de Colonia del Sacramento, de San Francisco, Colonia del Sacramento 70000 Uruguay
It was built in January 1857. It has two red flashes every nine seconds. It is a circular tower of white masonry with a dome with white and red radial stripes. It has a unique structure with a square base and a cylindrical tower that reaches the lantern. It was built on one of the old towers of the Convent of San Francisco, whose ruins are at the foot of the lighthouse.
Its height is 26 meters and has a luminous range of 7.8 nautical miles.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, Calle Vasconcellos Centro Historico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000 Uruguay
The Basilica has the most unusual altar feature for its time and even now; an back lit semi-circular alcove that features a very large monstrance (receptacle for displaying the Sacred Host or Blessed Sacrament). The outside brickwork shows the Portuguese influence of its builders.
Duration: 10 minutes
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Colonia.
Day 2: Colonia del Sacramento Free Day to discover the City
Stop At: Colonia del sacramento Uruguay, 70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
After spending the night at your hotel, you will have a free day to enjoy the colonial town, squares, small coffee bars, restaurants, museums, handicraft shops and the beautiful yacht marina.
During the afternoon, you will be picked up at the hotel to be driven to the terminal to get the ferry back to Buenos Aires. A private driver will be waiting for you upon arrival to take you back to your selected location.
Duration: 1 day
No accommodation included on this day.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- One Night Accommodation at a 4* Hotel room on double basis (Hotel Posada Plaza Mayor or Posada San Antonio)
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.