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Cobblestone street in Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia Old Town Walk & Mate Tasting Half Day

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Join a tour of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has a fascinating history. Founded by the Portuguese and disputed by Spain and Portugal, the city boasts picturesque cobblestone streets and a range of landmarks. Explore the ancient city gate (Porton de Campo), the charming Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs), the local Iglesia Matriz church, and quaint squares with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Additionally, enjoy a traditional Mate tasting, a popular national beverage in Uruguay. Admission to local museums is included in the 3-hour tour. The tour is available year-round and booking is required.
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  • Guided exploration of Colonia del Sacramento's UNESCO World Heritage Old Town
  • Discover the history behind the city's Portuguese roots and its past
  • Visit landmarks such as the ancient city gate and the Street of Sighs
  • Experience a traditional Uruguayan Mate tasting
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Day 1: Walking Tour of the Old Town with Mate Tasting

Join a guided stroll through the Old Town of Colonia and enjoy a sampling of Mate. The excursion begins in Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history influenced by Portuguese founders and disputed by Spain and Portugal. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, wander along picturesque cobblestone streets, discovering landmarks such as the ancient city gate (Porton de Campo), the historic Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs), quaint squares, and the local Iglesia Matriz church. Have the opportunity to delight in a traditional Uruguayan Mate tasting, where you learn about the secrets of this beloved national beverage. Admission to local museums is included.

The excursion lasts for 3 hours and is available daily throughout the year with prior booking.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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