Exclusive Best of Montevideo

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Escape the crowded cruise line tours on this exclusive and excellent Montevideo Highlights Tour, which includes Old Town, Port Market, Parliament Palace and the Rambla.

Your tour begins when you meet your professional guide at the pier and climb aboard our air-conditioned vehicle. Your first stop will be historic Old Town. Until 1829, a wall that protected it from possible invasions surrounded Old Town. After the wall was torn down, the only part that was kept was its gateway, which remains an emblem of this part of town. Old Town has the most beautiful buildings from the Colonial era and the first decades of independence. The Cabildo (built in 1812), the Solís Theatre, the Metropolitan Cathedral and several museums, like the Museo Torres García, are among the most impressive ones. Several design shops and recycled loft floors flourish in the streets near the port.

Next you will visit Port Market. The market was completed in 1885 and is a must for the tourist who arrives in Montevideo, whether for its traditional foods or to view the historic culture of the city. While there you may see several talented los guitarreros viejos (the old guitarists) playing folk music that's lasted for centuries, all for the few coins that people donate.

Departing the Old Market, you will next see Independence Square. Located at the border of the Old City and the new city center, Independence Square is the heart of the city, and is surrounded by an interesting array of architectural styles. From the square you will see the statue and mausoleum of General Artigas (considered the father of Uruguay), the Ciudadela gate, and the Palacio Estévez (the former Presidential palace). You will also see Parliament Palace. The palace houses Uruguay's parliament in a very impressive Neo-Classical building, completed in 1925.

Next you will visit the romantic neighborhood "Prado." This residential neighborhood is home to impressive mansions on tree-lined streets built in the early 20th century. Nearby, you will see Cerro de Montevideo, a beautiful green park with several impressive monuments.

You will also visit Carrasco. Located on the city's southeast coast, this neighborhood was originally an elegant seaside resort. However, it eventually became the city's most exclusive bedroom community. Carrasco is regarded as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Montevideo, and features a wide range of architectural styles.

Departing Carrasco you will visit famous Rambla, the avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo and features a string of beautiful beaches. This area provides a great environment for jogging, walking, biking, fishing, or just relaxing in the sun.

Departing Rambla you will be returned to your ship.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 48 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsMontevideoFebruary 23, 2018

Reviewer: Don and Debbie Woods
This was an awesome tour. First the coach was top shelf. Every luxury a bus could have was on that bus. The guide was very well educated on every aspect of Uruguay. Highly recommend

5 StarsMaldemediaFebruary 02, 2018

Reviewer: Nelson poon
Clean little country . Love the city tour

5 Starsgood dealJanuary 27, 2018

Reviewer: Sherman Tam
On time pick up from dock side and a good tours around town. good for the money...

4 StarsMontevideoJanuary 22, 2018

Reviewer: Robert Young
Arriving in Montevideo on New Years Day, we knew we needed to rely on a tour to see as much as possible. Our tour guide made the very best of the day. And compared to cruise line tours, United was a very good value for money. We will look to United tours as a first option in the future.

4 StarsUruguay---a Big Surprise!!May 23, 2017

Reviewer: Maggie (Magdalina) Harrison
We were met 'early' by a bright and cheerful tour guide. The bus was clean and comfortable. This tour did not entail a lot of walking. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Montevideo is a very modern and prosperous city. The beaches looked wonderful. A great tour!!

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