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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th...
This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an historic lighthouse and Uruguay’s oldest church.
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$83*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo

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Great to relax in

Very small town, you can see the entire town in maybe 2 hours. I would recommend taking the Colonial express there, and not booking a return ticket until you know how you like the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Campinas, SP
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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very small town, you can see the entire town in maybe 2 hours. I would recommend taking the Colonial express there, and not booking a return ticket until you know how you like the town. My husband and I enjoyed lazily walking around and exploring. I don't think any type of tour is needed, you will end up seeing everything... More 

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Brasil
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

the big place is delicious! there are many restaurants, shops, museums, coffees, galleries, and ancient attractions the time of the Portuguese colonizers.

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CHENNAI,INDIA
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The entire area has a very nice feel to it. Walking along the cobble stoned streets was great. The walk along the river was beautiful. The buildings,particularly the light house and church are nice to visit.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Colonia is realy not that spectacular as people make you think. Nice yes, but you have seen the old town in an hour and then you are stuck until the boat leaves again. We took the 12:00h (noon) boat with "Colonia express" and returned at 21:00 (9PM). We had to much time. Might as well get a boat earlier (6PM... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were staying in Buenos Aires. We decided to cross the rio de la plata and spend a day in Colonia, hiring a tour guide for the entire visit. The old town is very pretty and very pleasant. We enjoyed our day, walking a lot on paved streets and sometimes going up certain small streets. It is a tourist destination... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very glad I went. The stone walls and cobbled streets lead to one of the most beautiful and charming streets I've been in the world. Once a Spanish colony and now part of Uruguay, there are many little shops and cafes. It started to rain when I was there, and was happy to find a family run cafe with made... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I spent the day wandering around this place with some people I met on the ferry ride over from Buenos Aires. I had a fabulous time exploring this very safe historic district. When some unexpected rain came, we stepped inside a cute cafe to wait it out. I couldn't find the name of the place later, because EVERYTHING is cute... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love a variety of travel experiences: big cities, small villages, urban areas, rural nature settings -- you name it. I love Europe, Asia, South America, Africa -- sign me up for EVERYTHING. I rarely dislike a new travel experience. So...naturally, after seeing Chile, Brazil, and Argentina for 14 incredible days, I thought to myself: "Let's see Uruguay." While I... More 

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Satelite, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not much to say, typical small town with XVII-XVIII century Spanish style buildings and streets. Had a good time though sightseeing with the family. It's a good idea to rent a golf cart or a 4x4 minicar to move around and visit other sites along the shoreline. Bicycles, motorcycles and skates also available. The farthest point to visit is about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The history here is amazing.it is lovely to explore all the pepple streets.the food was fantastic escecially the seafood.

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