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On this 3-day tour, explore the enchanting colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, a UNESCO-listed gem situated along the shores of the Rio de la Plata. This town offers a captivating fusion of Portuguese and Spanish architectural styles, boasts a compelling historical narrative, and is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. Immerse yourself in its historic district, visit the harbor, peruse museums and galleries, and savor delectable cuisine at charming local eateries and cafés.
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Highlights
  • Explore the enchanting colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay
  • Experience the UNESCO-listed gem along the shores of the Rio de la Plata
  • Immerse in historic district & discover the fusion of architectural styles
  • Savor delectable cuisine at charming local eateries and cafés
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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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. 

Meet your local guide for an exclusive experience: a private walking tour of Colonia del Sacramento featuring museum visits and a mate tasting session. This enchanting city, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, has a rich history. Founded by the Portuguese and subject to disputes between Spain and Portugal, Colonia's captivating past is beautifully preserved. Stroll through its picturesque cobblestone streets under the guidance of your local expert. Explore various landmarks, including the historic city gate (Porton de Campo), the iconic Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs), charming squares, and the local church, Iglesia Matriz. This tour includes a mate tasting session and admission to local museums.

Day 2: Explore Colonia

The day starts with a transfer to Bodega el Quinton, where you can explore the vineyards and olive groves before indulging in wine and olive oil tastings.

Afterward, we proceed to La Vigna Cheese Farm, where you'll gain insights into the local cheese-making process and have the opportunity to sample a variety of exquisite cheeses, expertly guided by the "Cheese Architect." La Vigna, owned by Agustin and Lucila, is a unique establishment committed to sustainability and organic production, ensuring that you experience some of the most delicious and innovative cheeses available. You may also consider an optional cheese-tasting lunch at La Vigna (not included).

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. 

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Charco Hotel

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  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Buenos Aires Hotel tax (up to $2 per person/night) - paid at checkout

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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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