A insight of Montevideo's Culture and History. For Hotel or a day tourists from Buenos Aires (Ferry , Airport)
Our itinerary explores the Pocitos neighborhood. Its history that is the history of the Land or the Orientals as we where called 200 years ago. Nowadays is the hub of the best hotels (Sheraton , Hyatt , Hilton, Esplendor) and restaurants in the city.
Pocitos Neighborhood have been seen the changes Uruguay's homeland had experienced in the last 140 years.
In 1900's after receiving thousands of emigrants we became the "Switzerland of South America. " Uruguayans thought that we were a unique marvel and Pocitos was the promise of a better life.
Pocitos in 1910 was then first, a bathing resort with a beautiful beach , wonderful Summer residences and was the hub of Montevideans promenade every weekend and where first beach hotels where built for the tourist that visited the city in 1925.
In 1930's Art Deco buildings where the icons of this "barrio", also it became part of Montevideo. Its houses reflects our optimism in Uruguay's future.
Enjoy and explore this special "barrio" !!!
Punta Carretas Mall
Pocitos Street Farmer's Market only on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Lunch time at Local's Restaurant
Pocitos Beach Promenade
Naval Museum , Yacht Port
Montevideo World Trade Center
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel Lobby or Airbnb house or condo.
Tourists from Buenos Aires :
Ferry terminal or Bus Terminal,
NOTE: If you don't see me holding a sign with your name please call me from your cell
End location: Will be at the same place where I have met you.
If you are staying at an hotel, I leave you there.
Duration: 5 hours
The itinerary is flexible according to your interests, it could not be completed due to weather, traffic , or a delay on cruise arrival time.
The activity level depends on your choice. If you don't want to walk we may take a taxis or public buses to the different landmarks.
This tour is a flexible and relax 5 hour tour. Special for our low tourist season Spring and Winter. (April to October).Summer days temperature could reach 86 Farenheit.
During Cruise Season ( November to March) please see my Montevideo Shore Half or Full day tours with private transportation with A/C included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 URU - Around museum fees 3 USD
See my 5 Montevideo Travel Tips, in my guide profile.
Shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
Museums and special buildings visits (entry fees from 1 to 3 USD)
Transfer to and from Carrasco Airport Ferry or Bus Terminal.
Transportation costs are not included.
It is a walking tour but if you wish a taxi ride ( 10 USD ride for 2 passengers) , city buses ticket, (1 USD each)
During Cruise Season please see my Montevideo Shore Tours
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We had an excellent walking tour with Gabriel…saw the old city, many Jewish buildings, & the cathedral. We spent time visiting the beach and a residential area of Montevideo. I think it gave us a good feel for what it is like to live in such a lovely city. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, Gabriel was knowledgable and attentive. Thanks for making private tours available. Verea & Bryan