NEW!! Montevideo Excursion Tour (morning, afternoon or evening)


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City, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
For Cruise passengers arriving in Montevideo and Punta del Este, these ports are restricted areas. So passengers have to walk about 3 to 4 blocks to the van.

If any passenger has walking limitations, please advise.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Discover Montevideo's highlights in a special 3 hour tour

Welcome to Montevideo a big, natural port with a friendly, small town feel, Montevideo is one of South Anerica's hidden gems. Learn about Uruguay's unique history and culture with its Spanish , Italian and also British background.

The historic heart of Uruguay's capital is a mixture of the 19th and 20th centuries colonial, Italian and French architecture as well as the downtown commercial district, art deco and neoclassical buildings in contrast with the shopping malls and modern high rising beach districts, such as Punta Carretas and Pocitos which bear more resemblance to Miami or Copacabana.

Sports, theater, music, carnival and the arts in general are alive in this fascinating seaside city. Enjoy the coastline with its magnificent waterfront avenue called Rambla.

¡Montevideo is your home, make it a memorable experience!

Ask price for Customized tours: 6, or more passengers.



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. If in the morning you have been walking Montevideo by your own I will meet you at this same Port exit door.

The tour includes:

Old City: Matriz or Constitution Square, Spanish colonial sites, Cathedral and Town Hall "Cabildo", Sarandi main Street, Citadel Gate (Montevideo was a fortress then)

New City: Independence Square: Solis Opera House, Salvo Palace, Executive Tower and other interesting buildings

Parliament, 18 de Julio main downtown avenue

Embassies, Mercosur Building, Rodó park and quarry, Golf Club facing the river, Pocitos and Punta Carretas residential neighborhoods and beaches

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.
In direct bookings it would be better to send me also a message, I will answer ASAP.


At the Yacare exit door/gate OUTSIDE the port

Important Note: The Exit door/gate is behind the trees between two Port buildings. You can ask Security guides where the Yacare exit gate is, don't wait inside the Port. Once outside, you will see me standing next to this exit holding a sign with your name.The exit door is painted blue.See the photos.

If you don't see me, please give me a call personally

If you are staying at a hotel, I'll meet you at your hotel lobby ( Send name and address)

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

Duration: 3 hours

The itinerary is flexible it could not be completed due to weather, traffic or a delay in your cruise or tender arrival.

In case a change in your Cruise Arrival Time please send by Internet and by TBL web page a message to me. Or you may call me or text me directly to my cell pone.

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).

For two passengers could be a car or van depending on availability.

What’s Included

Other: The tour is included, van transportation with a professional driver and my services as your personal tour guide.

Transportation in a private car or van. Please ask price for a bigger group

Estimated Local Cash Needed

700 U$ - This is around 25 /30 USD per person for lunch in a restaurant.
Tourists may pay with US dollars or credit cards. Most places accept dollars.
Paying with credit cards in restaurants you will not pay the VAT Tax.
If you wish to buy unexpensive souvenirs and you wish to exchange some Uruguayan money in Uruguay there are money exchange shops in all neighborhoods.

See my 5 UruguayTravel Tips, in my guide profile.

What’s Extra

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

Transfer to and from the Carrasco Airport .

A Recent Review of this tour

I recently arranged two tours …. in Montevideo and Punta del Este…. the tour guide was Gabriel C. Both tours were excellent and we found Gabriel to be very well informed, very helpful and willing to go that extra mile. Our tour party rated Gabriel 5 out of 5 and as a result will be recommending your organization to other interested friends.
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