- 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with breakfast and then meet your local guide for an exciting tour:
Hop on a Tour of Modern Montevideo with a special visit to the workshop of Lobo Nuñez, a renowned Afro-Uruguayan drums luthier and percussionist, considered a "legend" in the realm of Uruguayan Candombe music. Gain insights into the history of Carnival in Uruguay, which dates back to 1760 when slaves were only permitted to celebrate on specific occasions. This unique cultural experience provides you with privileged access to the hidden world of Uruguayan drums.
Explore the different neighborhoods of Montevideo that began to flourish after the demolition of the Old City Walls in September 1829. Unlike the Old City, La Ciudad Nueva (the new city) was thoughtfully designed with broad, tree-lined streets, featuring magnificent stores and residences. From "Plaza Independencia," you can admire the grand avenue of 18 de Julio. A short distance away, you will visit Plaza Fabini, or "Plaza del Entrevero," showcasing a splendid sculpture depicting a historic horse battle between the first Spanish settlers and the native inhabitants, created by the Uruguayan artist José Belloni. From this vantage point, you'll have a clear view of the Palacio Legislativo (Congress), an opulent, multi-colored marble building, ranking among the most extravagant in Latin America. You'll continue to the "Ciudad Abierta" (the open city), an area of Montevideo that evolved into an open expanse featuring green parks, iconic monuments, and residential districts. Along the way, you'll encounter landmarks such as the famous "Estadio Centenario" (Sports Centre - entrance not included), the Monumento a la Carreta, and the residential zones of Carrasco and Punta Gorda.
In the late afternoon, you'll have the privilege of discovering the winemaker behind the wine, with a visit to the home of Manuel Filgueira. Much is said about wines, wineries, and vineyards, but seldom do people get to know "the artist behind the art." This tour is an opportunity to unveil the passionate winemaker behind an exceptional wine. Your journey commences when you meet Manuel Filgueira, an enologist, wine enthusiast, and proprietor of the "Los Nadies" boutique winery. Whether you are a first-time wine enthusiast or a seasoned connoisseur, you are bound to be captivated by the art of winemaking, as Manuel's passion is truly infectious. After a lifetime dedicated to the wine industry, he chose to focus on producing highly specific, carefully defined wines. Currently, he offers two outstanding selections: a white and a red wine. His challenge was to craft two unique and exquisite wines that would leave a lasting impression and stand out from the rest. You will have the opportunity to taste both and decide for yourself if he has achieved this goal. Following the wine tasting, you will enjoy a dinner with Manuel and his family, where you'll uncover the secrets of winemaking!