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Address: Gate of the Citadel | Plaza Independencia, Montevideo 10009, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 91 259 597
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Description: We offer a Walking Tour of the best of the music, food and culture of la...
We offer a Walking Tour of the best of the music, food and culture of la Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
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Great way to get to know the city with Alberto!

Alberto is a great host and really helped me to get to know Montevideo. He's extremely welcoming - we had breakfast at his home on his rooftop terrace with great views of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Alberto is a great host and really helped me to get to know Montevideo. He's extremely welcoming - we had breakfast at his home on his rooftop terrace with great views of the city and then saw all the sights on foot. His knowledge of history and architecture in particular are excellent. And weaving craft beers, local wines, Uruguayan liquors... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Alberto took me on a "private" tour in the rain this week (no one else showed up!) he was extremely knowledgable about I the city, its history, and as a US expat, Was able to draw Parallels between the cultures and histories. Great loop expertly took us through all the major points of interest, including some off the beaten path... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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468 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Alberto, our guide, did a great job of explaining the history of Montevideo and the port area specifically. The 3 hour tour turned into 4 and a half hours as we indulged in a Mate and some goodies. Alberto answered our many questions and his answers were in depth and there was nothing he didn't know. He speaks perfect English... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Alberto is a wonderful tour guided who is prompt, reliable, polite and very knowledgable of Montevideo in both its history as well as its geography. As he was born in United States, his English is excellent. The walking tour is very interesting and well worth the price. We highly recommend this tour guide--you won't be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I did the ciudad vieja tour w my girlfriend and we were very pleased w Alberto. He's originally from ny, so his English is obviously perfect. The tour was a nice mix of history and present day relevance, and Alberto had the answer to every question we asked.

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If you are on a cruise, this is a great tour to take, as Alberto meets you just a 5 minute walk from the port area and most of the walking is in the area. He was great about answering emails promptly and providing information. My husband isn't a very good tourist so walking with him was more like being... More 

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devon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Agree with previous reviews. This is an interesting tour of the old city undertaken by Alberto who is a very pleasant young man with a great knowledge of Montevideo. The only downside was the rain which continued for much of the 4 hours we were with Alberto. We had no problem locating the meeting point as Alberto sent us specific... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So, we prepaid for this tour on pay-pal prior to arriving by ship in Montevideo on 12/31/14, New Years Eve. Alberto, our guide, is a very professional young man who acknowledged our reservation by return email and provided meeting instructions for the day of the tour. We were to meet him behind the fountain in Plaza del Mercado. So, from... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had reserved our tour in advance, as it would be a port call for our ship, and had been communicating with Alberto, who turned out to be our guide for the tour. We were confused by where the website said to meet, and were looking for an actual square, or large plaza, when it turned out to be just... More 

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Hunstville, AL
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a great walking tour of Montevideo! Just what we where looking for! Alberto helped us to see and understand all that was possible about Montevideo in a couple of hours! We learned a lot about the history and culture of Montevideo and Uruguay. We loved the old town area! Wish we'd known more about parking our car before we... More 

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