Highlights of Montevideo
The eclectic city of Montevideo is also the capital of Uruguay and the 8th city on the 2013 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for Latin America.
Your exciting journey into this vibrant city begins as you depart from the Parliament for a scenic ride to Mercado Agricola Montevideo, one of the last iron-built markets in the Montevideo. What began as a humble fruit and vegetable stand in 1913 has since expanded twice into a shopping mall a city block in length offering a variety of goods.
Walk through the aisles and pick up a souvenir or two then head to the Obelisco De Los Constituyentes. This bronze and granite obelisk was inaugurated in 1938 as a tribute to the writers of the nation's first constitution.
At Parque Batlle you can stroll through the largest public park in the city. While here pause at La Carreta, a stunning bronze monument depicting oxen pulling a covered wagon. From here you will also see Estadio Centenario, the soccer stadium inaugurated in 1930 for the World Cup.
Continue to the beautiful sands of Pocitos Beach and pose for a photo at the Montevideo sign.
Conclude your tour with a stop at the 62-foot tall Punta Brava Lighthouse, also known as the Punta Carretas Lighthouse, and a brief look at the Port Market before your return along the River Pate back to port.
This 3-hour tour is perfect for those who are short on time but want to gain a great overview of the city. Reserve your seat on this special tour today.
Reviewer: William Chen
Enjoyed the excursion.