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River Plate Triangle

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,467

Spend 6 days travelling through Colonia and Montevideo. Colonia is seeped in history and today is a great resort destination while Montevideo is one of Uruguay’s best kept secrets.


Bypassed by too many visitors to Brazil or Argentina, Uruguay is where many Brazilians and Argentinos go to play. This 6 day round trip from Buenos Aires visits both the colonial and modern sides of this underrated country.

Colonia stands alone as the only Portuguese settlement along the Rio de la Plata. Its UNESCO World Heritage listed town centre is small but beautiful, boasting a thriving café and outdoor dining culture. Or enjoy the view from the old lighthouse to put this charming town into perspective.

Montevideo is a modern, yet unhurried capital city that may at first feel like a more intimate version of its bustling Argentine counterpart. Your half-day tour explores the Old City, Constitution Square, and the Museum of the Presidents, with the option of visiting the impressive Congress Building. Two days at leisure here give you plenty of time to explore before returning by ferry to Buenos Aires.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,467

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Day 1

Buenos Aires Hotels to Pier without Guide

Duration1 Hour

Buenos Aires Pier to Colonia del Sacramento Pier First Class

Duration50 Minutes

Colonia Port to Downtown Colonia Hotel without Guide

Duration45 Minutes

Radisson Colonia del Sacramento

One of the most conveniently located Colonia del Sacramento hotels, the Radisson is five minutes from Plaza de Toros and two blocks from the historic district. The hotel also overlooks the stunning Rio de la Plata, a city landmark. At the Radisson, you can easily enjoy the sunny beaches, historic architecture and fascinating attractions of Colonia. The Radisson offers 60 spacious rooms with Brazilian wood furniture and European-style bathrooms.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Radisson Colonia del Sacramento

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    Radisson Colonia del Sacramento



    One of the most conveniently located Colonia del Sacramento hotels, the Radisson is five minutes from Plaza de Toros and two blocks from the historic district. The hotel also overlooks the stunning Rio de la Plata, a city landmark. At the Radisson, you can easily ...

    One of the most conveniently located Colonia del Sacramento hotels, the Radisson is five minutes from Plaza de Toros and two blocks from the historic district. The hotel also overlooks the stunning Rio de la Plata, a city landmark. At the Radisson, you can easily enjoy the sunny beaches, historic architecture and fascinating attractions of Colonia. The Radisson offers 60 spacious rooms with Brazilian wood furniture and European-style bathrooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Half Day Colonia City Tour

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.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Colonia Hotel to Montevideo Hotel without Guide

Duration3 Hours

TRYP Montevideo Hotel

The TRYP Montevideo Hotel is located in the garden district of Punta Carretas, very close to the sea and the historic lighthouse. TRYP Montevideo Hotel is 20m from the Montevideo Golf Club, 50m distance from the exclusive Punta Carretas Shopping Centre, near a wide range of leisure and entertainment options, 2km distance from the World Trade Center, 3km from the historic city center, financial district and Solis Theater, and 15km away from the International Airport Carrasco.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

TRYP Montevideo Hotel

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    TRYP Montevideo Hotel



    The TRYP Montevideo Hotel is located in the garden district of Punta Carretas, very close to the sea and the historic lighthouse. TRYP Montevideo Hotel is 20m from the Montevideo Golf Club, 50m distance from the exclusive Punta Carretas Shopping Centre, near a wide range ...

    The TRYP Montevideo Hotel is located in the garden district of Punta Carretas, very close to the sea and the historic lighthouse. TRYP Montevideo Hotel is 20m from the Montevideo Golf Club, 50m distance from the exclusive Punta Carretas Shopping Centre, near a wide range of leisure and entertainment options, 2km distance from the World Trade Center, 3km from the historic city center, financial district and Solis Theater, and 15km away from the International Airport Carrasco.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Sauna

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Day 4

Half Day Montevideo City Tour

Today, you will explore the city of Montevideo with its many monuments, parks and gardens. The main points of interest are the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre and Independence Square. Facing the square is the Government House (Museum of the Presidents), the Main commercial street 18 de Julio lined with shops, cafes and office buildings. The Congress Building is an immense building is the pride of Uruguay. It was constructed between 1908 and 1925 with 52 kind of local marble and 12 types of wood, going inside is optional and at own cost.

Drive past the Prado neighborhood, home to the famous La Diligencia (The Stage Coach) sculpture. Continue to Batlle and Ordonez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) monument and the residential area of Carrasco. Then, you will stop at Plaza Virgilio with the monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy and from which an excellent view of the city will offer a great spot for photographs. Return along the coast and beaches back to the hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 6

Montevideo Hotel to Montevideo Pier

Duration45 Minutes

Montevideo Pier to Buenos Aires Pier First Class

Duration3 Hours

Buenos Aires Pier to Hotels without Guide

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURE:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • First class Hydrofoil tickets to Colonia and from Montevideo
  • Colonia - Montevideo transfer
  • Colonia half day city tour
  • Montevideo half day city tour
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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