Buenos Aires: Colonia Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
You will be picked up at the domestic airport or your hotel and transferred to the pier where you are assisted with check in. The high-speed hydrofoil sees you in Uruguay in approximately 2 and half hours.
Colonia is steeped in history. It was the only Portuguese settlement along the Rio de la Plata. Founded as Nova Colonia do Sacramento in 1680 by Manuel de Lobo, and as such was the focus of struggle between the Spanish, who founded the settlement at Montevideo in response, and the Portuguese over control of the area. For years it operated as a contraband port, evading the strictures imposed on trade by the Spanish crown. Today it is a resort city, a port, and the trade center for a rich agricultural region. Today is spent on a half day city tour exploring this beautiful port city. Built in Portuguese style of houses and cobble stoned streets, the historic portion of Colonia is reminiscent of old Lisbon. Winding streets and colorful houses are laid out in a pattern different from Spanish colonial cities, and a delight to explore. The historic quarter, Barrio Historico, on a small peninsula jutting out into the river, was named a UNESCO heritage site in 1995.
At the end of the tour you are returned to the port for your trip back to Buenos Aires. On arrival in to the port, please look for a sign with your name or that of Goway Travel. The transfer from the pier back to your hotel or airport is driver only.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 4 p.m.
From: Buenos Aires