6 hours enjoying Montevideo in a private mixed sightseeing, walking and tasting experience
This tour is a historical journey through Montevideo since its foundation in 1724, specially designed for tourists groups in a 6 hour relaxed tour with emphasis on some street walking so you get the feeling of a Montevidean citizen with time for a typical food experience.
Going in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van or similar, we will start at the Matriz Sq. where you will learn about foundation, Colonial times, the 2 Spanish important buildings and other old styles but fascinating architecture.
After visiting the Cathedral, we will be walking along Sarandi Pedestrian St. towards the Independence Plaza in the center of Montevideo after 1870, when the fortress city walls were removed.
Then we will see the amazing coast, incredible white sand beaches, parks, and highlights as Pocitos beach, Montevideo World Trade Center and the gorgeous seaside rambla.
Montevideo is the southern capital of South America, one of the most beautiful cities with a high living standard.
COME, DISCOVER AND ENJOY
If you are cruisers, after leaving the cruise, walk along a green path about 200 yards to the Port exit blue iron bar door (see photos). 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.
A 6 hour tour including:
Spanish colonial sites, Matriz Sq. , Cathedral and Town Hall "Cabildo", Sarandí pedestrian St. , Citadel Gate, Independence Square, Solis Theater, Salvo Palace, Executive Tower
18 de Julio main downtown avenue commercial center
Seaside, Mercosur Building, Rodo amusement park, Golf Club facing the river, Pocitos and Punta Carretas beaches and neighborhoods
Yacht Port, Montevideo World Trade Center commercial area
Back to Port or hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: l meet you at the Cruisier's Exit Door outside the Port (see photos) 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 PORT EXIT DOOR (OUTSIDE THE PORT). This blue iron bar 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 the floor. There is touristic security who may show to you the way.
(Please see photos)
MEETING TIME: Ask about Uruguay's local Time at your cruise or Hotel.
NOTE: If you don't see me next to the Port exit blue iron bar door holding a sign with your name, please give me a personal call.
End location: At the same place where I met you or where you prefer
Duration: 6 hours
Mercedes sprinter van for 15 passengers or bus (22 passengers)
The itinerary is flexible according to your interests, it could not be completed due to weather, traffic , or a delay of Cruise arrival time.
Tour duration on weekends or out of season as there is less traffic we may see all highlights in a shorter time.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 URU - around 30 USD per person for lunch in a restaurant if you would like to taste some typical Uruguayan dish (most restaurants accept dollars so there is no need to exchange).
You may also pay with Credit Cards in restaurants, so the VAT is refunded.