Montevideo City Tour (half day)
You will get a chance to see the Old City with its rich architecture, the Port Market, the Business District, Independence Square and the Parliament House. Then we will visit the romantic district known as “Prado”, its green parks and beautiful monuments.
You will have free time to have lunch at the “Port Market”, one of the best gastronomic and cultural places of Montevideo. You will find many restaurants offering a variety of meats and Uruguayan wines.
The tour continues visiting the elegant residential neighborhood of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, strolling along the exceptional “Rambla”, the bayside which accompanies a panoramic line of gorgeous beaches. Montevideo coast has 23 kms of golden sandy beaches along the Rio de la Plata.
In downtown we will go through Independence Square, Palacio Salvo, The Gate of the Citadel, the Sarandi Pedestrian walk and Montevideo Cathedral.
Then we will take 18th July Avenue (the main commercial avenue of the capital city). We will visit the Parliament House, the Allied’s Park and Centenario Soccer Stadium. We will also visit one of the major shopping centers in the city. We will leave Montevideo through the coast through residential neighborhoods called Punta Gorda and Carrasco.
Bouza Winery (6 hrs tour – including lunch or wine tasting)
We will depart in the morning to visit Bouza Winery where we will tour the vineyard, winery and cellar. Covered by organic gardens and orchard bordering the creek Melilla. Then we will visit the classic cars museum, Private Collection Bouza family.
We will enjoy wine tasting including 4 types of wine accompanied by local cheeses, selection of meats and freshly baked breads.
Punta del Este City Tour – Full day
Punta del Este is 140 kms from Montevideo, and it is the main seaside resort on the Atlantic Coast. The tour includes lunch and will tour the main avenues and residential areas, the Yacht Harbor, The Corner of the 4 Seas, the Candelaria Church and the Lighthouse. You will also visit the emblematic sculpture “The Fingers” located in Brava Beach.
After touring the coast of Brava Beach and visit the most magnificent areas of Punta del Este and San Rafael, Beverly Hills and The Golf neighborhood we will arrive at “La Barra de Maldonado” crossing an undulating bridge.
We will visit the Pinares neighborhood and Mansa beaches up to Punta Ballena where you can see one of the best views of Punta del Este at sunset at Casapueblo.
You will have 30 minutes to visit Casapueblo. This cultural center is located on the cliffs overlooking the sea, founded by the famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Paéz Vilaro, it has become a place of unavoidable attraction for everyone visiting Uruguay.
Full Day Atlantic Coast (La Paloma, La Pedrera and Cabo Polonio)
We will depart Montevideo to Punta del Este, then “Barra de Maldonado” and Manantiales following Route 104 and National Highway No. 9. When arriving in Cabo Polonio, we will leave the bus and take special vehicles to go through the dunes and arrive to this original and unique place.
Cabo Polonio is a beach resort in the department of Rocha, 130 km from Punta del Este on the Atlantic Ocean (260 km from Montevideo) with huge dunes, sea lions, a lighthouse, crafts, holiday barges and fishing.
We will return to “Punta del Este” visiting La Pedrera and La Paloma (another seaside resort of the Atlantic coast). Here we will have free time for lunch.
José Ignacio and Pueblo Garzón Tour
We will depart Montevideo to Punta del Este, then La Barra and Manantiales before reaching José Ignacio.
José Ignacio is a fishing village which owes its name to a local villager who lived in the area in the times of the Spanish conquest. The Lighthouse, symbol of the area, carries the same name and was built in 1877 on the farthest and rockiest point of the peninsula. Its height is 32.5 metres, its geographic reach 16.5 miles, and lighting reaching 9 miles).
Continuing with the tour we will arrive to Pueblo Garzon and on the way we will visit an Olive Oil Processing Plant (tasting included)
Pirápolis City Tour (full day)
Just 100 km from Montevideo, Piriápolis is a typically European Resort which will make us feel at the Mediterranean coast.
Piriápolis has 20 km of coastline, embraced by hills that frame the city. Enriched by its mysticism, this destination invites you to explore, feel and live it. Piriápolis is a destination for lovers of nature, history and treasures surrounding alchemy.
Tour the boardwalk, the imposing Argentino Hotel Casino, Cerro San Antonio to drop for photos and wonderful sights.
You will get to visit the Piria Castle, a monumental building that was built in order to serve as the private residence to Francisco Piria, famous for creating the spa called Piriápolis.
Olive route tour with typical lunch
The Olive Route is an unique and varied tour through the mountains of Maldonado.
Visit the 1st Windmill Farm built in Uruguay. The place is considered privileged and the park will serve to give a major boost to this type of energy in the country. Continuing the tour of the Sierra de los Caracoles and Sierras Carapé we will visit an old stone lime kiln built in the mid eighteenth century, which is in perfect condition and is the largest of its kind in the area.
As we move into the hills, we could see the olive groves at both sides of the road. There are young plantations but some stores already have the mill or oil for pressing the olives. We will visit a mill with an adviser who will explain us its operation. Maldonado has the highest concentration, with 500 has. planted, and on the Olive Route you could see a lot of them.
We will taste olive oils and we will learn on flavors and characteristics of different Uruguayan oils.
At midday we will stop for a typical Uruguayan barbecue lunch in an unique atmosphere. We will have the opportunity to watch birds unique to our country between the months of September and March, as are the Churrinche and Earwig, as well as others such as the Golden Plover, the Viudita White Girl and the Carpenter.
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO FULL DAY - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
Colonia del Sacramento is located on the northern margin of the Río de la Plata, 177 kilometers from Montevideo and 45 kilometers in a straight line from Buenos Aires. The Historical Quarter comprising 14 hectares of the western end of the city was declared by UNESCO, Historical Patrimony of the Humanity in December 1995.
Its urban plant of Portuguese origin contrasts with the model prescribed by the Spanish law on the West Indies. It is characterized by the unmistakable walls and defensive bastions.
The Portón de Campo or Puerta de la Ciudadela is an unavoidable point in every visit. Also its narrow streets, as well as the civil constructions of mud and stone, which highlight its commercial and military tradition.
The “Calle de los Suspiros”, a whole colonial postcard, is one of the most typical and known, among several of the same origin and style. Close to the Bastion and Punta de San Pedro is the Lighthouse built in 1857 and consists of a masonry tower painted white on the ruins of the Convent of San Francisco Xavier, building listed as the oldest in the country. Its focal height is 34 meters above sea level and its characteristic is a flash of red light every 9 seconds being visible at 6.4 miles with clear weather. From its summit, the view of the whole city and the Rio de la Plata is wonderful..
The Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo as a center of activities, has on its sides several of the museums of the city. The Portuguese, Municipal, Historical Regional Archive plus Casa de Nacarello and the nearby Indigenous, Del Azulejo and Spanish make up the Museums System. The Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament is the oldest in the country.
The archaeological rescue of the former Portuguese House of the Governors stands out for its size.
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