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Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

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    Make your way to the ferry port in Buenos Aires (or opt for hotel pickup) and prepare to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Hop aboard the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia for a 1-hour scenic boat ride across the Rio de la Plata. When you disembark in Colonia, ask inside the ferry station for directions on where to meet your guide for your city sightseeing tour. 
    You'll get to know the charming town of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site full of fascinating architecture. After your 1-hour tour, disembark the vehicle for an optional walking tour along cobblestone streets as your guide points out historical landmarks.
    Afterward, you're set on your own for the remainder of the afternoon. Choose a restaurant for lunch, tasting regional Uruguayan specialties as well as Argentinian and international cuisine (own expense). Then wander the quaint streets of Colonia at your own pace. Peruse the local shops, visit the museums or take a stroll along the coastal beach. 
    When it's time to board the ferry for your return trip to Buenos Aires, enjoy a great vantage point for views of the city as you approach. Disembark at the ferry terminal and make your way back to your Buenos Aires hotel (or enjoy drop-off, if option selected).
    Please note: Ferry tickets for this tour regularly sell out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!
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    Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

    Ok, so first off, I have to tell you, that we didn't actually get to go on the tour, even though we paid for it, however, the trip is NON-REFUNDABLE. So, you are probably wondering why I would even write a review then, well, let...More

    Thank Amy J
    ProductoTangol, Responsable de Marketing Online at Tangol, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

    Dear Amy, We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. However, we would like to comment you that when you cross the border, even if Uruguay is close to Argentina, you need to arrive at the ferry at least 1h30 before the departure, as you are...More

    Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

    Basically you do everything yourself until you get to Colonia Uruguay. This means check in via immigration and customs, boarding the boat etc Once you get there it is quite nice (scenic and outdoorsy) and my tour guide Fabian was very knowledgeable with a good...More

    Thank Dotzujin
    Reviewed April 22, 2018

    Colonia is pleasant, but there is nothing really special here. There are a few historical (17th-18th century ruins) but otherwise this is just uninteresting and a bit touristy. Our guide was a real sweetheart, and did have some interesting things to say about the history...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    2  Thank Jay F
    Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

    We booked the previous evening and paid $110 pp. It is bigger square of cobbled streets. Laid back and quiet like any small town. Nothing special. May be if you stay for a couple of days you would enjoy the walks and slow pace. But...More

    4  Thank VeeYes2014
    Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

    Quite an unexpected surprise to have an opportunity to do a day trip to Uruguay . Well worth a visit if you can organise it before you leave overseas. If not , don’t rely on web site for bookings better to go to their downtown...More

    2  Thank Janr20
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