Colonia, Uruguay

Buenos Aires City Streets
Buenos Aires
Jonathan Brunger
Spectacular sunrise on the coast in Uruguay
Jonathan Brunger
Jonathan Brunger
Stone buildings


  • Any Day of the Week

Private Independent Travel

Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Colonia, Uruguay, founded by the Portuguese in 1680. Explore this unique town with its windy, cobbled streets and excellent restaurants and shops. Visit the beach promenade, Old Town, and various museums. Embark on a fast ferry from Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in colonial history on the shores of the harbor.

Day 1

    Visit to Colonia

    This morning, your transfer will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the ferry terminal for the one hour ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Arrive in Colonia and meet your guide.

    A visit to the historic center of Colonia del Sacramento is like a walk back in time. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, this old colonial town is renowned for its cobbled, windy streets and colorful houses reminiscent of old Lisbon. This is an exciting opportunity to visit the best sights of the city of Colonia. Due to its colonial beginnings, the city's layout is different from the majority of Uruguayan cities. Its cobbled streets and houses alternate with small bars, excellent restaurants, art and craft shops, museums and a large yacht harbor. This is a full day guided city tour of Colonia and includes the transfers from the port in Colonia to the city center. The trip can be customized based on the specific interests of the group, but travelers will often visit the beach promenade, Real de San Carlos with its bullfighting arena, the Old Town, and the museums. In the evening, you will transfer to the Posado Del Virrey and overnight.

    Day 2

    • Breakfast

    Return to Buenos Aires

    The morning is free to explore Colonia. In the afternoon, transfer to the ferry terminal and take the ferry to Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel.

    Tour Cost
    Total Cost


    $60 single supplement


    • 1 Breakfast
    • 1 Nights Accommodations
      • 1 Night Hotel
    • 1 Day Private Guide Service


    • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
    • International Flights
    • Roundtrip Ferry Tickets

    Recommended Budgeting

    • $60 Meals not Included
    • $29 Airport Departure Tax
    • $60 Optional Excursions
    • $160 Argentina Visa Reciprocity Fee