Montevideo a visit to the Seaside city and beautiful landscapes
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, 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(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.
The tour includes:
Winery visit, Old Cathedral Town Hall, Pedestrian Sarandí Street, Independence Square, Salvo Palace, Executive Tower, Citadel Fortress Gate.
USA Embassy, Mercosur Building
Punta Carretas commercial area
Pocitos beach, Yacht Port, Montevideo World Trade Center and 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.
Meeting place: Port Exit Door.
You must walk 3 BLOCKS to Port Exit Door (Outside the Port).Please see the photos of meeting place.
Important Note: The Exit Gate is behind the trees between two Port Buildings. You can ask Security guides where the Yacare Exit Gate is.
Please DON'T WAIT INSIDE the Port. Once outside you will see me standing next to this exit door.
The exit door is an iron bar door and painted blue.
If you don't find me please call me and talk to me
End location: Will be at the same place where I met you.
End location: If you are staying at a hotel, I leave you there.
Duration: 6 hours
Winery is closed on Sundays.
The itinerary is flexible according to your interests, it could not be completed due to weather, traffic , a change on cruise arrival time , a delay during the Winery tasting or purchasing wine bottles.
Tour duration on weekends or out of season as there is less traffic we may see all highlights in a shorter time.
Transportation Method: Regarding the number of passengers, it might be a modern car, a Hyundai H1 or a Mercedes Sprinter or similar Van. Bus for groups (more than 15 passengers).
The price includes a complete Montevideo city tour, the transfer to and from the Winery, transportation by private car or van with professional driver and my services as your personal tour guide.
See my 3 Montevideo tips in my guide profile.
For more passengers, please ask price.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 URU - Comment: 35 USD to be paid at any Winery, which includes the guided visit and the wine tasting.
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.
Winery visit and tasting 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.
The Bouza Winery offers the Bouza Experience a lunch of 5 dishes accompany with 5 wines each one. This costs 80 USD pp. See a la carta menu and some dishes photos.
RESTAURANT OPTION ( 5 DISHES)
HOT AND COLD
MEATS O SEA FOOD
Transfer to and from the International Carrasco Airport .
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A most delight day spent with a knowledgeable and endearing gentlemen. Very responsive and quick to accommodate. Made the day perfect. Would book with him again in an instant. Van and driver we very professional as well absolutly no complaints.