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Real English Tours

Zorrilla de San Martin 143, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
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Ranked #5 of 42 Activities in Montevideo
Owner description: We tell you the story behind the Montevideo you see. We tailor our tours to your interests and...
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Owner description: We tell you the story behind the Montevideo you see. We tailor our tours to your interests and time. Liz Cowley moved from the UK to Montevideo with her family over 30 years ago, has come to know and love Uruguay and its history, and takes great pleasure in sharing it with visitors. Please visit our website to see more.

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Bristol, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I contacted real English tours through their website and Richard (Liz's husband) sent me a very friendly and informative email about all the tours that were available to me. He also explained that they were out of season, what with it being winter, but Liz would be more than happy to do a private tour with just me. I booked... More 

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LizCowleyMontevideo, Owner at Real English Tours, responded to this review

Dear Danielle, Thanks very much for such a great review, it was a real pleasure to take you round Montevideo, and I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Liz More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were a group of people on a cruise with a port stop in Montevideo. Liz of Real English Tours was waiting for us when we disembarked. We had a drive around the outskirts of Montevideo, then a quick lunch in a restaurant that Liz had booked and then had a walking tour of the central parts of the city.... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of Montevideo with “Real English Tours.” Our guide was the co-owner, Elizabeth “Liz” Cowley. She and her husband are English ex-pats coming to Montevideo when Mr. Cowley was offered a teaching position. She arrived with two totes filled with bound booklets that she created with many photos or “postcards” as she called them of the sites... More 

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Atlantida, Uruguay
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The other reviewers cover most of the reasons why Liz is a great long-time, resident guide. As a 40-year travel agent I want to mention why a customized tour that costs a bit more than a bus tour can be a better value for most people. I won't say everyone because some people relish saving a dollar and don't seem... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We signed up to do a 6 hour tour with Liz when our ship was in port. Liz gave us a wonderful guided tour to our group of 11. This was a combination driving and walking tour. She used many pictures and maps to help us understand her city. I highly recommend her tour! Dealing with her husband Richard was... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had a full day tour of Montevideo and surrounding area and enjoyed an exceptionally interesting day. Liz is an experienced and talented guide who is well versed in the history of the country she obviously loves. She will arrange the time to fit individual tastes, interests and capabilities. Recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hour walking tour of Montevideo with Liz in early January. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable and comes equipped with maps, photos, sketches etc. to enhance the experience and make the tour not only informative but entertaining. Liz went out of her way to help tailor the tour to make it interesting for our... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent a lovely 3 hours walking with Liz on a very warm & sunny day through historic Montevideo. Liz is the epitome of well prepared. She has a tremendous depth of knowledge & a wonderful sense of humor too! We were delighted with her photos, maps, & illustrations as they helped us to not only truly understand the historical... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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3 reviews 3 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were a group of eight that spent the day in Montivideo on January 3, 2014. Liz gave us a three hour walking your of the city and we could not have asked for a better tour guide. Liz is very well prepared, enthusiastic, knowledgable and carming. With her many photos, maps and historical documents to help her, she gave... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

An excellent introduction to Montevideo. Liz gives an unvarnished portrait of the city which she knows intimately. Particularly well-informed on the Graf Spee. Highly recommended.

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