A 4 hour tour to experience our Culture, History and Architecture
Our itinerary explores deeply the Pocitos Beach Punta Carretas, Buceo , Malvin and Carrasco Garden Neighborhood. Nowadays is the hub of the best hotels (Sheraton , Hyatt , Hilton, Esplendor) and the best 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 these special "barrios" !
Rambla Pittamiglio Castle
Pocitos Beach Promenade
Navy Museum (optional) , Yacht Port
Montevideo World Trade Center
Punta Carretas Mall
Optional : Pocitos Street Farmer's Market only on:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
New Pocitos, Puertito del Buceo, Malvin, and Carrasco neighborhoods.
Optional : Lunch time at Local's Restaurant
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: 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. Montevideo Airport pick up or transfer has extra cost.
Duration: 4 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.
Van Hyundai or Mercedes Sprinter or Hyundai 350 for more than 4 passengers. Bus if you are more than 20 tourists.
If you need transfer to airport this would be an extra cost.
Ask for a Customized tour.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 URU - Museum fees are around 3 USD each.
See my 5 Montevideo Travel Tips, in my guide profile.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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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