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Colonia del Sacramento Trip
Activities in Buenos Aires

Colonia del Sacramento Trip

  • English and Spanish
  • 10 hours - 14 hours

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.

Price

Adults Children between 2 and 11 years old Children under 2 years old
Day trip
US$ 51
US$ 51
Free
Day trip with lunch
US$ 75
US$ 75
Free

Day trip

  • Adults

    US$ 51
  • Children between 2 and 11 years old

    US$ 51
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

Day trip with lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 75
  • Children between 2 and 11 years old

    US$ 75
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

10 hours - 14 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

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?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:15 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

from
US$ 51
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

Avenida Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane, 155.

Cancellations

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.