Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Coincides with your cruise ship's arrival
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Cruise Terminal Montevideo, 3QWQ+Q9G, 11000 Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

While in port in Montevideo, enjoy a private, 4-hour shore excursion of Uruguays charming capital city. With a private guide, see top attractions like Parliament Palace, Constitution Square and Independence Plaza. Youll visit several coastal barrios, learning about the distinctive design of the buildings along with Montevideos history. View the citys coastline with its picturesque beaches and stroll the waterfront walkway in Old City. You can also upgrade to include a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguays award-winning tannat wine.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

When your cruise ship docks in the Montevideo port, meet your private guide for your city sightseeing shore excursion and head first to Independence Plaza, which divides Montevideos Old City from its newer districts. A statue of Uruguay's military hero, Jos Artigas, stands at its center.

You'll discover the 26-story Palacio Salvo, built in the 1920s and once the tallest building in Uruguay, on the east side of the prominent square. Then survey the west end and see Puerta de la ciudadela, one of the last surviving structures of the old city wall that once encircled colonial Montevideo.

Next, drive along tree-lined streets through El Prado, a residential neighborhood of early 20th century mansions. See Prado Park with its rose garden and several monuments, including the Obelisk and La Carreta (Covered Wagon), before you pass through Ordonez Park. At Batlle Park, catch a glimpse of the Estadio centenario, the national soccer stadium built for the first FIFA World Cup in 1930.

Continue to the coastal residence of Carrasco to admire the 200-room Hotel Casino Carrasco, an imposing luxury hotel built in 1921 along the Rio de la Plata. Then relax as your guide drives you back to the Montevideo port.

Optional Winery Tour with Wine Tasting
If youre interested in discovering a bit about Uruguayan wine, upgrade your shore excursion to taste some of the countrys best wines on a winemaking tour. On your visit to a local vineyard and winery, learn about Uruguays winemaking tradition. Then taste an award-winning tannat wine a red wine made from tannat grapes, one of the most prominent grape varieties used in Uruguayan wine and considered the national grape.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Montevideo port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop-off

Wine tasting + empanadas (if option selected)

Viator's worry-free policy

Entry/Admission - Pizzorno Family Estates

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Wine tasting + empanadas (if option not selected)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Duration is 4 hours for just the city tour and 6 hours if winery tour and tasting selected

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

We will be operating only with private groups, only your party, and we follow government mandates.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Apr-2020

    This was a four hour tour of the city. Our tour guide was on time but the van was a little late as he went to the wrong port . We rode around the city with our guide pointing out the Old city and the new part of town. In the Old City we went to a park and a historical cathedral. We spent a lot of time in the cathedral which was good for some of the people in our group but a good majority found it too long. A quick drive infront of the Parliament, the residential houses by the beach and then back to the port where she basically gave us instructions on how to go to the Port Market. It is an interesting place as far as eating but not so much for shopping. Shopping was much better in Independence Hill which we found by ourselves.

  • 18-Apr-2020

    We took this private tour for the two of us from our cruise ship when we docked in Montevideo for the day. Our driver/guide was there waiting for us at the end of the pier and quickly took us to his waiting van. The driver was knowledgeable however his command of the English language was limited to only what he needed to communicate to us. He was able to explain what we were seeing very well (although with a heavy accent) but when we asked questions he didn't really understand. The biggest issue I had with having the driver act as a guide as well was that he obviously couldn't turn around to talk towards us as he had to pay attention to the road. This meant that between the heavy accent and the fact that he wasn't facing us made it difficult to sometimes understand what he was saying. Aside from that, he was very attentive to us, stopping for pictures and being very patient if we wanted to stop and spend some time walking along in an area rather than driving. We covered a huge amount of ground and I feel that we really got to see all the major highlights in the city. The city overall is quite European in style and the building architect is beautiful. He showed us the areas that were affluent both residential and the beach resort areas but didn't really see where the average locals live. That was ok for us as we had been driven into the countryside the day prior on a wine tour and saw the reality then. Good tour if you really only have the day there and want to cover as much as possible.

  • 31-Mar-2020

    Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. She paid attention to detail and made it very interesting. The driver was also fabulous and very helpful with my husband who is disabled and we travel with a mobility scooter. He was wonderful about taking it on and off the van and assisting my husband.

  • 04-Mar-2020

    visite effectuée le 2/2/2020 le matin en excusion privée de 4 personnes : ville sans grand intérêt touristique. Eglise fermée (trop tôt le matin), petit marché touristique, porte romaine soutenue par un mur de béton. La ville nous a semblé bien calme. Le bord de mer avec ses grands immeubles modernes nous a fait rappelé les villes de bord de mer, sans rien de typique. Un seul immeuble dans la ville rappelle qu'il fut le plus haut gratte ciel de son temps. Nous avons été déçu par notre visite . Cette excusion aurait pu être faite en taxi pour beaucoup moins cher.

  • 27-Feb-2020

    Great guide. Had a wonderful day, saw all of the highlights. Even received Tango lessons. This was one of the highlights of our 18 day trip. Highly recommend.

  • 27-Feb-2020

    We really enjoyed our tour and wine tasting. Guillermo shared lots of good information about Montevideo and his love of the area. He also gave us some excellent cultural aspects of the country. The wines at the family owned winery were great. The place was very welcoming. Highly recommend this tour. We arrived from a cruise ship and were met at the pier.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    Aerial ( not sure of spelling) was great!!
    Professional, knowledgeable and patient. He shared his love of Buenos Aires and filled us in on history and customs.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    We really enjoyed our tour and wine tasting. Guillermo shared lots of good information about Montevideo and his love of the area. He also gave us some excellent cultural aspects of the country. The wines at the family owned winery were great. The place was very welcoming. Highly recommend this tour. We arrived from a cruise ship and were met at the pier.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    Great guide. Had a wonderful day, saw all of the highlights. Even received Tango lessons. This was one of the highlights of our 18 day trip. Highly recommend.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    We did this tour as a shore excursion and had an outstanding experience. Fernando from Indoor America communicated with us as soon as booked to arrange our meeting points and discuss out tour - great personal service -
    We had a nice roomy van for the 4 of us - the wine tasting at Pizzorno winery was very well done - nice family run business and the walk through the vineyards and the process of winemaking was one of the best we have been on - with each of the 5 wines we tasted there was a detailed explanation. Overall even though we actually don't drink wine regularly - we thought it was a great chance to learn more and definitely recommend the add on option

    The city tour covered everything !! monuments . squares , soccer stadium, panorama viewpoint etc etc . we had a special interest in the holocaust memorial and he made sure to take us there and walked us through it - we even stopped in front of a synagogue for pictures- this is why we love private tours like this - Fernando was more than helpful and clearly the company policy is totally customer focused -

    Highly recommend this tour and even the wine tasting as when else would you ever go to a winery in uruguay !! give it a chance !

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