Montevideo Highlights and Jewish Shore Excursion Tour


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Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
Cruise passengers arriving at Montevideo and Punta del Este: these ports have restricted areas. So passengers will have to walk about 3 to 4 blocks to the car/van/minibus.

If any passenger has walking limitations, please advise.

Maximum travelers: 3



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), German (basic), French (basic), English (fluent)

A 4 hour Tour to provide the Jewish traveler with a rich and meaningful experience

Welcome to beautiful Montevideo city, capital of Uruguay!

Uruguay as Argentina received inmigrants from Spain, Italy, England, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Poland among others, as well as Jewish from these and others countries.

In our tour we'll visit Montevideo's highlights, mixed with these Jewish heritage brought to Uruguay.

We will visit the Old City first and the Pocitos neighborhood among others, where you will discover synagogues, churches, schools and other important buildings and sites from our both communities.

Jewish people banned by the Spanish Empire started coming at the end of the 19th century. In 1933 many came from Germany.

Discover the attractions and beauty of Montevideo, its beaches, parks, squares, buildings and monuments and the legacy of the immigrants.

One synagogue could be visited inside if you wish, but arrangements must be made in advance.

It's my pleasure to help you get the most out of your visit to my beautiful Montevideo city.



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.


Matriz Square, Colonial sites

Independence Plaza, Citadel Gate, Artigas Statue, Salvo Palace, Executive Tower, Solis Theater. Old Sephardic Synagogue (Closed nowadays)


Holocaust Memorial, Rodo Park, Golf Club.

Pocitos and Punta Carretas districts:

Going by Community buildings located in these areas


Visiting one synagogue inside requires special permits by the security of these institutions one month before the tour date. (passengers' names, passports numbers, DOB and expiries).

Jewish Day School, Sephardic nowadays Synagogue, Pocitos beach, Yacht Port, Montevideo World Trade Center

Coastline beaches:

Virgilio Square

Back to Port or Hote

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I 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: YACARE EXIT BLUE IRON BAR DOOR (OUTSIDE THE PORT). The Door is behind the trees, next to the Tourism Ministry Building. Once you get off the cruise, you have to walk along a path painted green with footsteps on it. There are touristic guards who may show you the way. (Please see last Yacare photos). If you don't see me, please give me a personal call. (My cell phone is on the Booking form).

MEETING TIME: Ask about Uruguay's local Time.

End location: Will be at the same place where I met you.

Duration: 4 hours

The itinerary is flexible according to your interests, it could not be completed due to weather, traffic or time conditions.

Tour duration on weekends or out of season as there is less traffic, we may finish our tour in a shorter time.


Van or minibus

Regarding the number of passengers, it might be a modern car, a Hyundai H1 or a Mercedes Sprinter or similar Van.

What’s Included


For more passengers, please ask price.

Important note:

Visiting one synagogue inside requires special permits by the security of these institutions one month before the tour date. (passengers' names, passports numbers, DOB and expiries), must be delivered in advance, photocopies of respective passports must be brought on the tour date. Please ask for details about this option. Visits on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are subject to special approvals.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

840 URU - Souvenirs, food , snacks. Dollars are also accepted.

What’s Extra

Transfers to and from the International Carrasco Airport.

Shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
Museums and special buildings visits (entry fees from 1 to 3 USD)

A Recent Review of this tour

For people in a good general tour of Montevideo and especially as taste of the jewish sites, this was a terrific tour with a friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable Guide. We learned about the visitors of Uruguay and also its jewish community, as well as seeing the synagogues, school, and community center. We visited the holocaust memorial site as well. All in all excellent and highly recommended
Donald Liss

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