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Colonia del Sacramento Trip
Activities in Buenos Aires

Colonia del Sacramento Trip

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3 reviews | 111 travellers
Very interesting, spectacular atmosphere. Both the Colonia Expresa service and the guide in Colonia were exemplary. Thanks to everyone involved in giving me a memorable day.
10 Andreas Franz

Colonia del Sacramento is one of Uruguay’s prettiest cities. Discover its charms on this day trip from Buenos Aires and explore its most emblematic monuments.

Colonia del Sacramento Trip

At 8:15 am, we'll set sail from the port in Buenos Aires on the fast ferry to Colonia del Sacramento. We'll arrive in the Uruguayan city at 9:30 am.

Having disembarked, we'll set off on a guided walking tour of the historic centre of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the most beautiful cities in Uruguay. We'll spend an hour discovering the picturesque architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-designated old quarter.

Admiring the façades of the historic buildings, we'll see how they combine Portuguese and Spanish colonial styles of architecture, reflecting the history of the city. During the tour, we'll also get to see the abandoned Real de San Carlos Bullring, the iconic lighthouse next to the Bastion de San Pedro, the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament and the cobbled street known as Calle de los Suspiros, the "Street of Sighs".

After the guided tour, you'll have free time to explore more of Colonia del Sacramento at your own pace before meeting back up in the afternoon for the return journey. The ferry departs at 4:30 pm and we'll arrive back in Buenos Aires at 5:45 pm.

Lunch in Colonia

If you'd like, when making your reservation you can choose to include lunch in your day trip. If you select this option, after the walking tour of Colonia del Sacramento you'll enjoy a delicious meal at the Mesón de la Plaza restaurant, located at Calle Vasconcellos, 153. You can go to the restaurant whenever you'd like between the opening hours of 12 pm midday and 3 pm.

The menu consists of a main course and dessert and includes a drink:

Main course (may vary; to choose from):​
Rib eye steak with mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes
Black butter sea bass with mashed potatoes
Chicken supreme in almond and mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes
Ravioli Prince of Naples style

Dessert (may vary; to choose from):​
Homemade flan with dulce de leche
Triple scoop of ice cream with berry sauce

Gluten-free menu (may vary):
Grilled meat and chicken with mashed potatoes or mixed salad
Homemade flan with dulce de leche / Ice cream

Vegetarian menu (may vary):
Spaghetti with rocket sauce or salad
Homemade flan with dulce de leche / Ice cream

After lunch you can walk around the picturesque streets of Colonia del Sacramento at your leisure. At 8:15 pm the return ferry will depart from the Muelle de Ultramar pier in Colonia del Sacramento. You'll arrive at the port of Buenos Aires at 9:30 pm.

Required Documents

You will need to show your valid passport to get your boarding pass for the ferry. Please make sure you have the necessary documents (passport, national ID, visa) required for persons of your nationality to enter Uruguay.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 11 years old Children under 2 years old
Day trip
US$ 65
US$ 65
Free
Day trip with lunch
US$ 86
US$ 86
Free

Day trip

  • Adults

    US$ 65
  • Children between 2 and 11 years old

    US$ 65
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

Day trip with lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 86
  • Children between 2 and 11 years old

    US$ 86
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

10 - 14 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

Return ferry between Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento.

English speaking guide.

Guided tour of Colonia del Sacramento.

Lunch (optional).

Boarding fees.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Printed voucher

You must print the voucher and show it to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not advisable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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US$ 65
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Avenida Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane, 155.