Have questions? We're here.
Buenos Aires City Streets

Explore Colonia

Example 3 Day Tour
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Uruguay trip. 1.406.541.2677
Help Me Plan My Trip
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.
Buenos AiresSpectacular sunrise on the coast in UruguayStone buildingsHistoric Colonia del Sacramento, UruguayStreet-side view of Historic Colonia del Sacramento, UruguayBuenos Aires City Streets
Highlights
  • Take the quick ferry ride from Buenos Aires to extend your travels
  • Explore the streets with your guide as he tailors the tour to your interest
  • Visit Real de San Carols with its bullfighting arena
Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Relaxed
0

Full Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1: Ferry 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 transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Explore Colonia

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 3: Return to Buenos Aires

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Accommodations

Colonia - Hotels

Dates & Prices

My Preferred Start Date

Per person starting at
$342

Notes

Select a Date
This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.
Included
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Recommendations for Uruguay
    -Local guides: $10-$20 per traveler per day
    -Drivers: $5-$10 per traveler per ride
    -Support staff (porters, horsemen, doormen, camp crew): $2-3 per traveler per day
    -Taxi Drivers: For taxis, rounding up the fare is approperiate
    -Baggage Handlers: $1 per bag
    -Hotel Hospitality: $1 per room per day for the cleaning staff
    -Restaurants: In Uruguay, the standard tip is 10% of the bill

    Budgeting for Meals
    In remote areas we provide the food, but in-town meals are typically not included in the cost of your trip.  This allows our travelers to choose restaurants or local cafes to suit each personal palette. For details on meals included/excluded, please review your itinerary.

    The following are recommendations to help you plan your personal meal budget.  These guidelines are based on per person expenses and include water and/or soda.

    Recommendations for Uruguay
    Prices typically include an appetizer, main course, and dessert.
    -Mid-range lunch: $15-$35 per person
    -Mid-range dinner: $20-$40 per person
    -High-range lunch: $35-$50 per person
    -High-range dinner: $50-$90 per person
    -Domestic beer: $2-$4 a bottle
    -Imported beer: $3-$4 a bottle
  • Roundtrip Ferry Tickets: Buenos Aires - Colonia - Buenos Aires

Map

When to Go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

Popular Add-ons

Uruguay Travel Links

Inquire

Change & customize to make it yours.
Travel Agents
Franny F

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
Jack Charney

Uruguay Travel Guide

Favorite Uruguay Tours & Cruises

More Reasons

Why Travel With Adventure Life

All News

Recognized By