Take a day trip from the city of Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento. In this 9-hour guided tour, enjoy a golden opportunity to discover this citadel ... More info ›
Take a day trip from the city of Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento. In this 9-hour guided tour, enjoy a golden opportunity to discover this citadel. In 1995, Colonia was listed as a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO for it's unique historic center, which harbors vestiges of the first Portuguese colony in the Rio de la Plata in 1680, as well as a rich Spanish heritage of the following centuries. This tour is great for history lovers as you stroll through the gate and amidst the centuries-old village and listen to your guide's commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off and stops along to a local farm, Granja Colonia Collections Museum, and candy shop are included.
You'll be picked up from your hotel in central Montevideo. At 9am, you'll depart for Colonia del Sacramento. Along the way, you'll stop for a visit of Arenas Farm - a traditional farm famous for the Museum Collections which is packed with mundane items such as keychains, perfume bottles and more. You'll also stop at a candy factory, where you can view, taste and purchase their delicious jams and local Swiss cheese.
Upon reaching Colonia, enjoy a guided walk which is the best way to enjoy the atmosphere of the rich history. Stroll through the old gate which used to keep the city closed off to the outside world. Walk through the city streets within the walled city, while listening to your guide provide a historical overview, see the lighthouse and typical Portuguese and Spanish residences of the 17th and 18th centuries. You will also go through the Costanera, which takes you to the Real San Carlos, where you can view the bullring built in the early 20th century.
Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping, before boarding your vehicle to return to Montevideo. Return to your hotel will be around 6:30pm.