Delve beneath the surface of Argentina’s most fascinating city while seeing the major attractions, and getting a good idea as to where everything is in the city in a thorough tour with convenient pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/Airbnb/cruise port.
Montevideo day trip from Buenos aires
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 and convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Adult Ages 11+
- Child Ages 2 - 11
Take a day-long detour from Buenos Aires to visit the nearby capital city of Uruguay.
Staying in Buenos Aires and have some spare time? Why not go for a day to Montevideo in Uruguay?
Located just a two-hours ferry ride from Buenos Aires across the “de la Plata” River, it is really easy to squeeze in a one day visit from neighboring Argentina.
This full-day trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires is the perfect activity to escape for a while from Argentina’s bustling megapolis and explore Uruguay’s port city.
Your full-day tour to Montevideo begins very early in the morning (ca. 6 AM), as the driver picks you up from your hotel/airbnb and takes you to Buenos Aires’ ferry station. After going through customs (note that passports are required) you board the ferry for a comfortable and pleasant 2 hours ride across the “Rio Plata” that separates Argentina from Uruguay. Soak up the sights as you cross the widest river in the world and enjoy panoramic views of Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast as you approach.
Upon arrival you are received by your local guide and embark on a tour of the city’s highlights. In three fun-filled and exciting hours you discover the city’s unique atmosphere that combines Latin American and European cultural influences.
In three fun-filled and exciting hours admire the impressive colonial architecture at the city’s Old District and Independence Square, get in-depth knowledge of Montevideo’s rich theatrical and musical scene at Uruguay’s oldest and most important theater, be blown away by the intricate architecture of Uruguay’s tallest building, drive by the promenade enjoying fantastic views of the city’s sandy beaches, pass by the stadium that hosted the 1st soccer world cup in 1930, and stop at an Agricultural Market to learn about traditional uruguayan products.
Along the way, several placesare offered for you to have a traditional lunch (not included). At the chosen place are given 1 ½ hours to enjoy your meal.
After an unforgettable evening, roughly 1 ½ hours before the ferry’s departure, arrive at the ferry station for check-in with guide assistance and after migratory control board the ferry back to Buenos Aires, where another driver is waiting to drive you back safely to your hotel/airbnb.
At Signature Tours we highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to explore one of South America’s capital cities in a single day 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 Montevideo.
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- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Ferry tickets.
- City sightseeing tour.
- English/Spanish/Portuguese-speaking professional tour guide.
Pick-up: meet your driver 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.
Pickup time may be subject to change based on the Buquebus ferry schedule for the day. (In some cases there may not be direct ferries to Montevideo and in that situation, the pickup changes to a later pickup time and a shorter ferry ride from Colonia with a bus ride included from Colonia to Montevideo)
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.
Tours that include navigation services (like this one) might be subjected to the current conditions of the river. If the supplier considers that those conditions are not safe enough, the navigation might be cancelled without prior notice.
Do you pick me up at my Hotel/Airbnb?
Yes! Pick up at Hotel/Airbnb is included.
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.
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.