6 hours discovering Montevideo scenic seaside city and visiting a typical attractive Winery (see our two options)
Welcome to beautiful Montevideo!
We will share an enjoyable experience visiting and learning about wine, vineyards, wine making and tasting first class wines.
We may either visit one of the eldest and most traditional Uruguayan wineries, where visitors may taste their exquisite wines and try typical delicious empanadas or going to a charming boutique Winery, where besides the interesting guided visit and tasting, you will be taught what Tannat is and tastes. Beautiful well kept gardens and a warm and inviting place.
For the time left, I'll be showing you around the "Old City" district, Matriz Square, first built by the Spanish during the colonial times, 1804 Cathedral and Town Hall, Independence Square, the Citadel Gate, attractive icon art deco Salvo Palace, Executive Tower, Solis Theater, magnificent Greek-Latin marble amazing Parliament and the lovely scenic seaside Punta Carretas and Pocitos neighborhoods with their elegant buildings ringing the beach.
All of which will make your stay unforgettable
If you are cruisers, after leaving the cruise, walk along a green path about 200 yards to the Port exit blue iron bar door. It's behind some trees next to the Tourism Ministry. I'll be next to this exit holding a sign with your name. If you don't find me, please give me a personal call.
Highway to the Winery Area
Winery visit, Wine Tasting or tasting and lunch according to the Winery to be visited (about 2 to 3 hours)
According to the time left:
Seaside promenade: embassies, Mercosur building
Rodo amusement park, Golf Club, Pocitos and Punta Carretas' neighborhoods, buildings and beach
Yacht Port, Montevideo World Trade Center and commercial area
Spanish colonial sites: Matriz Square, Cathedral and Town Hall,
Independence Square, Solis Theater, Salvo Palace, Executive Tower.
Return to Port area or hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: l meet you at the Cruise Ship Terminal if you are cruisers, at your hotel lobby, at the Carrasco International Airport, at the Ferry Terminal or where you indicate at the time of your scheduled arrival.
If you are cruisers: at the PORT EXIT BLUE IRON BAR DOOR (OUTSIDE THE PORT). Once you get off the cruise, you will walk along a green path with footsteps on it which leads you to the Port exit. The Door is behind the trees and next to the Tourism Ministry. You will see touristic security who may show you the way.
(Please see last Port Exit door photos)
MEETING TIME: Please ask about Uruguay's local Time.
End location: Will be at the same place where I met you.
If you are staying at an hotel, I drop you off there.
Duration: 6 hours
The duration and itinerary of this tour might be affected if the cruise docks later for any reason. The itinerary is flexible according to your interests, it could not be completed due to weather, traffic, a change on the cruise schedule, a delay with the wine tasting or purchasing wine bottles.
The transportation company is hired within a certain time.
Tour on weekends or out of season as there is less traffic, may be completed (having seen all highlights) in a shorter time.
Car, Van or minibus
Regarding the number of passengers, it might be a modern car, a Hyundai H1 or a Mercedes Sprinter or similar Van.
THIS TOUR IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. SUNDAYS CLOSED.
Cruise passengers arriving at Montevideo Cruise Ship Terminal, this port has restricted areas. So passengers will have to walk about 3 toblocks to the car/van/minibus.
If any passenger has walking limitations, please advise.
The price includes a complete Montevideo city tour, the transfer to and from the Winery, transportation by private car or van with a professional driver depending on the number of passengers and my services as your personal tour guide.
For more passengers, please ask price.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 URU - 35 USD to be paid at any Winery, which includes the guided visit and the wine tasting.
Transfers to and from the International Carrasco Airport.
At the wineries, guided visits to the vineyards, learning about the wine making process and the wine tasting, which includes 4 different glasses of first class wines and delicious bites. Tourists must choose between option A or B.
A) OLD WINERY OPTION
If you only wish a wine tasting including olives,
cheese, crackers and delicious empanadas,
this traditional Winery would be your choice.
(Subject to availability).
Winery fee: 35 USD pp
B) WINERY GUIDED VISIT AT BOUZA BOUTIQUE WINERY including guided visit and tasting including exquisite bites
(Subject to availability)
Winery fee: 35 USD pp
Tourists who pay with a credit card have an extra benefit as the VAT is refunded.
Shopping, souvenirs, snacks and restaurant meals are extra.
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We were a party of four arriving by Oceania cruise ship. Michelle promptly met us at the cruise port and we headed out for our tour. We toured beautiful Montevideo where Paula showed us the highlights and gave us a history of the city. We then headed out of the city to the Bouza Winery. We had a tour of the winery which included an outstanding and elegant lunch with wine pairing. We had a wonderful day with Michelle and would highly recommend.