Ushuaia on Double Decker Bus

Ushuaia on Double Decker Bus Tour (Centenary Park, Avenida Maipu)
Price: $19.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 5 minute walk from the pier entrance (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress For all tours in Ushuaia, we recommend dressing in layers with the outer layer being waterproof. Windbreakers and sensible rubber soled walking shoes are also recommended. Sun glasses, hats and gloves are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to climb a steep staircase to access the top deck of the bus. Guests with a fold up wheelchair can be accommodated on the lower level only but must be able to step on / off bus.

Ushuaia on Double Decker Bus

Welcome to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, a one-time penal colony located quite literally at the end of the earth.

Ushuaia is the city closest to Antarctica and is bordered by the last peaks of the Andes mountains and the famed Beagle Channel (named for Charles Darwin's ship, HMS Beagle), the city is surrounded by lakes and bays, forests and glaciers.

Ushuaia is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and the Southern Atlantic Islands' Province of Argentina, a mouthful usually condensed into three little words: "Fin del Mundo." Those words, End of the Earth, can easily conjure images of a bleak and barren landscape, but nothing could be further from the truth. Ushuaia is a land of vivid colors and vibrant personality.

Seeing Ushuaia on board a double-decker bus, you will observe many historical buildings, and the first houses that show the typical Fuegian architecture in wood and tin.

The excursion will go into the naval base, where you can see the city's first building (built by prisoners between 1902 and 1911), as well as a replica of the End of the World Lighthouse.

Travel along Governador Paz Street up to Centenary Park and enjoy the view of the mountains that surround the town. The tour continues around the bay towards the place where the old Anglican mission settled down, as you learn all about the first inhabitants of Ushuaia. Other historical highlights include the Beban House.

Before heading back, the tour will stop on the other side of the bay at the best panoramic point facing Ushuaia Bay, with the highest peaks framing the town.

Return along Avenida Maipu and enjoy beautiful views of the port and the first buildings of the city, like the Salesian Church, the first Government House, the first police station, among others. At the end of the tour, you may stay at the Maritime Museum or continue to the starting point of the excursion. Your tour ticket entitles you to a discount at the Maritime Museum, at the End of the World Museum, and at the Aeroclub where you can book fly-overs.

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4.5 Stars4.3 / 5  |  26 ReviewsReview This Tour
Ushuaia double decker bus.
March 04, 2020
A good way of seeing Ushuaia.
Reviewer: Valerie Blait Sargent
4 Stars
Excellent
March 01, 2020
The great thing about booking this excursion in advance is that you get to go to the front of the bus and have great views. The information was very informative and the staff were very personable. We would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Marlene Choma
5 Stars
Fun way to see the city
February 29, 2020
Nice ride in a fun bus with climate control and information over the speaker with lots of history about the town
Reviewer: Tiffany L
5 Stars
Cheap Way To Tour The City
April 15, 2019
Bus also stop for photo op.
Reviewer: Peter S Cheung
4 Stars
See the Most In a Short Time
February 17, 2019
We only wish we had more time in Ushuaia. But given the amount of time this is absolutely the best way to see the most. The upper deck gave us great views and the boarding and disembarking were easy and very organized.
Reviewer: Lesley Carr
5 Stars
Fun ride
April 16, 2018
Fun to see the city from the bus. We went throughout the town and it was narrated along the way.
Reviewer: Jeff and Lynda
4 Stars