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Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is a vibrant city. The main areas to visit include the historic downtown district and the beachside suburb of Carrasco. 

There is a rich culture here including great options to enjoy music, theatre and dining and it is home to charming small museums.

Montevideo is the starting point of a holiday to Uruguay and from here you can visit the pampas or beach resorts including Punta del Este. You can take a ferry directly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, but we would recommed spending time in other areas of Uruguay and then crossing to Buenos Aires from Colonia del Sacramento.

A taste of some excursions you can pre-book:

  • City Tour Montevideo
  • El Milongon' Show Admission Ticket with Optional Dinner
  • Traditional Uruguayan BBQ Lunch & Wine Tasting
  • Urban Bike Rental in Montevideo
Holidays to Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento is a small picturesque colonial town in Uruguay, lying on the Rio de la Plata River, and is the oldest city in Uruguay. Since 1995, Colonia del Sacramento has been listed as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site.

As you walk through the cobblestone streets you will admire the unique colonial architecture of the town. Some of the attractions include the gateway to the historic quarter, which is a drawbridge called Puerta de la Ciudadela, leading into what used to be a fortress, the Convent of San Francisco, Fernando's beach and the waterfront which overlooks the vast Río de la Plata.

Our Tip: Colonia is accessible by ferry from Buenos Aires so is a great way to combine the two countries of Argentina & Uruguay without having to fly. We can arrange the ferry for you and if you would like to stay in Colonia for a few nights we can arrange your transfers and accommodation also. 

Holidays to Uruguay

Punta del Este

Punta del Este is a beach resort located in Uruguay which has always been synonymous with the jet setting lifestyle.  It is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in the country. It is called the St. Tropez of Uruguay for its miles of beautiful, pristine beaches and its upscale and exclusive resort tradition.

There are two main beaches here both offering great options for water sports including surfing, banana boating and jet skiing. You can visit nearby Isla de Lobos (Sea-lions Island) or take a boat to Isla Gorriti to relax on the beach and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. 

Punta del Este has great restaurants, top of the range hotels and a vibrant nightlife. You will also find markets and squares where you can buy handicrafts. 

A taste of some excursions you can pre-book:

  • Jose Ignacio Sunset Tasting from Punta del Este
  • Full-Day City Tour of Punta del Este
  • Gourmet Wine Experience from Punta del Este with 3-Course Lunch
  • Casapueblo Museum Admission
Holidays to Uruguay

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