Punta Del Este Highlights

Punta Del Este Highlights
Price: $45.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Punta del Este Highlights

The picturesque seaside city of Punta del Este in the Maldonado Department is fast becoming the Monte Carlo of South America.

Make like a local as you experience every corner of this majestic area, from its sandy beaches to busy city streets. Head to the 45-meter-high lighthouse, built in 1860 with volcanic sand from Rome.

Stroll past upscale shops and restaurants along the famed Avenida Gorlero and peruse the local handicrafts while at Plaza Artigas.

You'll go across La Barra Bridge and experience the sensation of driving over the famous wave-like bridges. Created by Leonel Viera in 1965, this bridge served to expand the area of Punta del Este and helped pioneer the design of concrete segment bridges of this kind.

On this tour you will also see gleaming yachts at the Port, Brava Beach coast, stunning homes of the rich and famous in residential districts as San Rafael, the romantic Hotel L-Auberge, Beverly Hills, the iconic Casa Pueblo and Carlos Paez Vilaro Museum, and much more including the iconic La Mano sculpture. Throughout your journey your guide will share the history and culture of this popular tourist destination.

Sign up for this Punta del Este tour now and get ready for an unforgettable look at this South American jewel.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  9 ReviewsReview This Tour
Tour in Punta Del Este
February 06, 2023
The guide was informative and fun to make the trip enjoyable
Reviewer: Sylvia Lai
4 Stars
Punta Del Este Highlights
March 31, 2020
Good overview of city. Guide well informed and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Norman
5 Stars
Great day !!
April 01, 2019
The Punta Del Este highlight tour started off with being picked-up on time at the port. We met another couple so there was only 4 of us for the tour. Wonderful, as we saw the big tour buses loading many people on board for similar excursions. We were only 4. The car was a bit 'tight' but we managed and it made for a comfy ride !! Our guide showed us all the highlights as well as providing great ideas as to wonderful vacation photo sites. The free museum was a real treat !! The lookouts were wonderful. All in all compared to seeing bus loads of people going to the same venues , we were able to 'beat the crowd' and had a wonderful morning.
Reviewer: Joe Ellis
4 Stars
March 15, 2019
Sebastian was an excellent tour guide, being very flexible with time, personable and knowledgeable. We saw the highlights and managed a little shopping. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Laura Artuso
5 Stars
Warm and Friendly tour
February 24, 2019
We had a friendly guide in this single stop in Uruguay. He had a good knack for getting to places just ahead of the crowd, allowed us to decide how much time to spend in different settings, but kept us moving through this interesting and sprawling beach city.
Reviewer: Lois Schlutter
5 Stars
February 07, 2019
Our tour guide did an excellent job. At first, he said the tour would last about 2 hours but when I said the ticket said 3 hours, he said we were in charge and it would last longer if we wished. We ended up with 4 hours and he thanked us. Informative and patient. Just spoke with "Laura" by phone and she was also most helpful with our April Viking River cruise.
Reviewer: Bill R. Smith
5 Stars