Premium Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires - in Buenos Aires - LikeALocal Guide

Premium Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

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230 USD

Get to know the city of Colonia del Sacramento on a one day trip from Buenos Aires. Discover the colonial charm and history of this coastal city while exploring the cobbled streets with a professional guide.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish

Highlights

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the town center
  • Cross the widest river in the world aboard a ferry
  • Tour one of Uruguay's most charming towns

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Description

Your full-day tour starts with hotel pickup in Buenos Aires. Meet your guide and drive to the station catch a ferry to the city of Colonia. The ride is one hour long and you can admire the views as you travel.

Once you get to the city of Colonia, you will enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the city. This quaint town in Uruguay lies just on the opposite side of the River Plate. You will visit the historic center and be taken back in time. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, the town is famous for its cobbled, windy streets and colorful houses. Today, it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Learn from your guide about the city's layout and how it differs from the majority of Uruguayan cities. Admire its streets and houses as well as small bars, restaurants. After your tour, you will have three more hours in Colonia to explore on your own. You can head to one of its lovely plazas and small flower-filled parks. You can enjoy lunch and visit some art and craft shops, museums and a large yacht harbour.

After a nice day in Colonia, you will board the ferry back to Buenos Aires, where you will be taken back to your hotel.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Ferry tickets to Colonia
  • Colonia del Sacramento City Tour
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Pick up at your centrally located hotel in Buenos Aires (Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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Gaucho Ranch (Estancia) in San Antonio de †Areco‡
Best trip I had in South America. Thank you Marcelo :) I highly recommend that tour! It was an amazing day! :)

I wasn't sure, if I should do the tour because it was just me and the guide... But Marcelo, my guide, made the trip to one of the best experiences I ever had. Thank you so much!

I had an interesting tour through the city San Antonio de Areco. Afterwards we went to the ranch (Estancia). The schedule was the same you see in the description.

The riding was awesome (ca. one hour), the meal was delicious, the people on the ranch were very friendly, the landscape is a dream - what to say more...? :)

Book that trip! It will be also an amazing experience for you! :)
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City tour
Our guide was Ana Ines. She was totally awesome! She has a great love and passion for her country and her knowledge of its history was amazing! She was so friendly, making sure everyone was enjoying the trip. She helped many of us with questions about other tours and restaurants, and just general information. It was definitely better than a hop on hop off trip we were considering. To night we are going to a tango show and dinner that she recommended definitely a must do to get your bearings on a new city!
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3-hour Buenos Aires city tour
Great van/walking tour with Nicolas. Excellent intro to the beautiful neighborhoods of BA so that you can get a 3-hour overview when you arrive in town. Tour guide was very well informed and personable.
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Half-day City Tour gives you a good overview
There were about 16 on the tour, including 4 from the Park Tower. The tour had been advertised as a maximum of 12 people, and that would have been better since it was hard to corral 16 people and to hear the tour guide. Nonetheless, it was a good introduction to Buenos Aires. The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable so it gave you mini-breaks from the heat and humidity. We started out at May Square, which is the political heart of Argentina with the pink President’s House and the Legislative buildings. We then went through the San Telmo neighborhood, which started out as the enclave of the wealthy and is now a shopping area for antiques. We then stopped in the La Boca neighborhood, the birthplace of the tango, but now kind of a seedy area of souvenir shops where a few tango dancers perform for tips. We then drove by the Puerto Madero, which is a lovely riverside area perfect for walking and hitting some of the local restaurants. We buzzed through the business district and past the Plaza San Martin in the Retiro neighborhood, and then on to Palermo with its mansions, parks and monuments. Finally, we wound up in the Recoleta neighborhood with its interesting cemetery reminiscent of the above-ground New Orleans-style cemeteries. The tombstones and crypts here were very interesting, including the quite understated one for Eva Peron.

It was a good overview of the City, and it definitely gives you some ideas regarding what you would like to revisit and poke around in and where you have seen enough. At the end of the tour, it gets a little tiresome if you are at the end of the drop-off route since they drive to each of the hotels where people on the tour are staying. We were at the end of the route, and so it took quite a while. Still, the price is right and you cover a lot of ground in three hours.
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An excellent way to hit the main tourist points, and some of the back streets!
Firstly, Natalie, Second, Natalie!
What a great tour guide and what a pleasant lady.

Natalie made this tour for us. A quiet Saturday morning, a small tour group of 4, add Natalie's knowledge and passion and enjoyment for her work and you have a winning combination. Ask for her by name. She is a full-timer and if her peers are anywhere near as good, you will be in for a good time.

The Pink House, the south of the city, a stop for Banos, coffee and croissant and then onto the Northside for more viewing, tales and background on the sights.

It ends at the Recoleta Cemetery, where you view Evita Peron's final resting place, in the Duarte Family Tomb.

Worth every cent and the most pleasant way to get your bearings around the central city areas. Leaves the yellow hop-on bus tour for dead!
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