Take a scenic ferry ride across the world’s widest river and enjoy a full-day small-group tour to Uruguay’s captivating capital including round-trip transportation.
Day trip to Colonia del Sacramento from Buenos Aires
Cross the legendary Rio de la Plata and spend a day exploring the UNESCO-listed town of Colonia del Sacramento on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Uruguay, including round-trip transportation by express ferry.
- Adult Ages 11+
- Child Ages 2-11
There’s more to Uruguay than you (might) think!
Staying in Buenos Aires and have some spare time? Why not going for a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay?
Located just a one-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires across the “de la Plata” River, it is really easy to squeeze in a one day visit from neighbouring Argentina.
Originally founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s and named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, Colonia has become a must-visit destination for all travelers who fancy old historical towns with charming centers. The historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento (a.k.a. “Barrio histórico”) rewards those who make the trip with colourful facades, vine-draped shops and palm-fringed boardwalks.
This full-day trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires is the perfect activity to escape for a while from Argentina’s bustling megapolis and explore Uruguay’s shining star.
The tour starts early in the morning as the driver picks you up from your hotel/airbnb and takes you to Buenos Aires’ ferry station. After going trhough customs (note that passports are required) you board the ferry for a comfortable and pleasant 1 1/2 hours ride across the widest river in the world crossing the international border between Argentina and Uruguay.
Upon arival you meet your guide, and a driver takes you all to the gateway to the historic quarter where your walking tour around Colonia’s old town begins. During the 2 hours walk, as you get to visit each of the city’s landmarks, your very passionate, attentive, informative, knowledgeable, and helpful local expert with outstanding English skills takes you on a journey back in time, bringing what you see to life with their live commentary full of background information, facts and insights that you will not be able to find in any book or travel guide.
After your tour and with a better sense as to where everything is in the town, you are given free time to explore the town on your own for the remainder of the afternoon or have lunch at one of the many local restaurants.
At the designated time, the driver picks you up and takes you to the ferry station for your ride back to Buenos Aires, where another driver is wating to drive you back safely to your hotel/aribnb.
At Signature Tours we highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to explore a little piece of Uruguay but is not willing to deal with the planning themself. Leave the organization up to us so that everything you have to worry about is enjoying your getaway to Colonia.
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- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Ferry tickets.
- 2 hours guided walking tour in Spanish/English/Portuguese.
- Food & drinks.
Pick-up: meet your tour guide at the Hotel Lobby at the designated time. Pick-up times slightly vary depending on your hotel’s location. More precise information about the exact pick-up time will be given after proceeding with the booking.
Drop-off: choose to stay somewhere along the way to keep exploring on your own or to be driven back to your hotel.
Can I cancel my tour/activity?
Yes! In case you need, you can either cancel your tour/activity or reschedule it.
How far in advance do I have to let you know in order to reschedule?
Rescheduling is possible as long as you let us know 12 hours before the starting time of your tour/activity (on-site tours).
What is your refund policy?
Tours/activities MUST be canceled within two weeks of anticipation in order to get the tour refund as tickets need to be emitted in advance.
Are tours/activities canceled in the event of rain?
Unless there is a natural disaster, tours/activities take place even if it rains.
Do you pick me up at my Hotel/Airbnb?
Yes! Pick up at Hotel/Airbnb is included for all guests staying in downtown. We also offer to pick guests up at further places for a small extra charge.
Do you drop me off at my Hotel/Airbnb?
That is correct! Signature Tours is the only tour operator that offers shared services that include Hotel/Airbnb drop-off. You can also choose to stay somewhere else on the way, but you need to let us know in advance (by the time you book your tour/activity).
What are the available means of payment?
We take credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
Is this tour handicapped accessible?
It really depends on each person’s particular needs. We do our best to make our tours accessible and enjoyable for anyone.
If you have any further concerns on this topic, please get in touch with us and we will be able to give you a customized answer.
What is your cancelation policy regarding Covid-19?
We understand these are difficult times and in general terms, we do offer free-of-charge rescheduling. However, depending on which type of service was booked, some fees may apply.
What safety measures are you taking to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during your tours/activities?
All vehicles are disinfected daily before and after services.
In addition, both guide and driver must have their temperature measured before service begins and must wear face masks during the whole tour.
Last but not least, a plastic curtain is placed between passengers and the driver’s seat.