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Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires provided by Tangol

Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires

Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires
2.5
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$136.00
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Tour snapshot
Ferry ride offers panoramic views of the area
Duration:
9–11 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia without the stress of navigating on this full-day tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected). In addition to views often missed by visitors from the ferry ride, the tour includes an informative walking tour and free time to explore, shop, and dine (own expense) at your own pace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Learn little-known facts about the city’s history and culture
  • Enjoy free time to explore at your own pace
  • Convenient round-trip hotel transport if option selected
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Learn little-known facts about the city’s history and culture
  • Enjoy free time to explore at your own pace
  • Convenient round-trip hotel transport if option selected
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5674COLONIA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 1-hour guided city tour
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Province of Buenos Aires
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
  • Colonia Express, Av. Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane 155, Buenos Aires, Argentina If you select the option without transfer, please, go directly to the Colonia Express ferry station.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ferry ride is approximately 2 hours
  • Please note: a current valid passport is required to enter Uruguay
  • Possession of proper government issued documentation is the responsibility of the passenger. You may require additional documentation to enter Uruguay. A Uruguayan visa may be required for some nationalities; check your home country requirements for entering Uruguay.
  • Passport name, number, date of birth, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Note: The city tour may include an English-speaking guide, subject to availability. Please contact the local tour operator upon booking so they can arrange this service for you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • 1-hour guided city tour
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Province of Buenos Aires
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.
  • Colonia Express, Av. Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane 155, Buenos Aires, Argentina If you select the option without transfer, please, go directly to the Colonia Express ferry station.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ferry ride is approximately 2 hours
  • Please note: a current valid passport is required to enter Uruguay
  • Possession of proper government issued documentation is the responsibility of the passenger. You may require additional documentation to enter Uruguay. A Uruguayan visa may be required for some nationalities; check your home country requirements for entering Uruguay.
  • Passport name, number, date of birth, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Note: The city tour may include an English-speaking guide, subject to availability. Please contact the local tour operator upon booking so they can arrange this service for you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 1, 2020
A note from Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires
It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Colonia Express
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colonia Express
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Colonia del Sacramento
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Buenos Aires
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
8 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Ronald P
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States87 contributions
Sep 2019
My wife an I booked this ferry trip to Colonia, Uraguay online, prior to our tour of Brazil & Argentina. We had a free day, so we chose to add another country, as a day trip from Buenos Aires. Colonia is an old walled city and there are many shops and restaurants in an area which is an easy walk from the ferry terminal. A relaxing treat!
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ronald, Thanks for sharing with us your experiences in Argentina and Uruguay. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the activity. It will be a pleasure to assist you on your next visit! Greetings,
Written October 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy J
Gaithersburg, MD84 contributions
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 me tell you. I hope I can save you some frustration and money by avoiding this tour. A month prior to our trip, I booked this event as I have been wanting to see Colonia. As we were only in Buenos Aires for 4 days, I also wanted to book an evening dinner and tango show. Immediately after booking this activity, I received an email stating I needed to confirm this booking with the local company and an email address was provided, so I sent an email to Tangol (the local company). I indicated that I was reconfirming the booking and requested information on the length of the tour. Most activities indicate that in the description, but this one did not. After 3 weeks with no response, I emailed again asking for the information, again with no response. So, I booked an evening event, assuming that the tour would last 8 hours at the most. The afternoon before the scheduled activity (yes, less than 24 hours prior), I received an email from them requesting passport information, date of birth, full names, etc for my husband and I. As we were out in the city, I did not see the email for 2 hours. Then I had another email from them telling me they were picking us up at 0615h and we would be returning on a 2015h ferry. Are you kidding me! No one would knowingly book a tour that lasts this long. So I called the number they provided on this email and after being transferred around, finally spoke with a woman regarding the situation. She told me that Viator must not have forwarded my previous emails (way to place blame). So, unfortunately, my husband and I decided we would rather go on the evening activity than deal with a completely inefficient and frustrating organization. I find it interesting that they received my emails from today, but claim to have not received my previous ones, even though they all went to the same email address. I will never book an activity/ tour with Tangol or Viator again after this. And to have a no refund policy, so we are our $272 USD. I should have known after reading some of the other reviews. So disappointing.
Written November 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 going to pass through the immigration area. That is why it is a long tour, as crossing the border 2 times in the same day makes you “lose” 3 hours already. We also mention in the description that the tour lasts 10 hours, without the transfer option to your hotel. Also, our cancellation conditions are clearly indicated on the page you booked your tickets and you must have received a email of confirmation as well, with terms and conditions of the tour. Thank you for taking the time to let a review, Best regards,
Written December 28, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dotzujin
Sydney, Australia153 contributions
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 sense of humour.

There is a lighthouse, restaurants, old buildings amongst other things.

The guided tour was good and informative, otherwise without it, it would’ve just seemed like five blocks. Instead you learn above the lifestyle and what influenced all the different building types.

They do allow you to use Argentinian Pesos but expect the shops to dictate the conversion rate and things to be quite pricy as with most tourist spots. Walk a bit further away from the water/river and you’ll have more selection of food and more fairer prices.

All in all i thought it was worth it, If you plan to have lunch or early dinner here. Sit back in the sun and have a few drinks because if you don’t like these things you’ll run out of things to do and just be waiting for your boat to go home.
Written October 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Traveler, We are sorry to read that the Full Day Tour to Colonia did not meet all your expectations. We will contact the ferry company to make the corresponding suggestions according to your comments so they can improve their services. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol Travel Agency
Written May 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jay F
Northampton, MA101 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 of Uruguay. The ride over was nice, but if you have limited time in Buenos Ares, pass on this. Unless you want the passport stamp.
Written April 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jay, We are truly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this experience. Colonia del Sacramento is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay. It is renowned for its historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For these reasons, the city is visited by many tourists who wish to see it during the day. We regret that the city has not fulfilled your expectations as this city it is known for its cobblestoned Barrio Histórico, lined with buildings from its time as a Portuguese settlement. We are pleased to know that the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We really appreciate your comments as it helps us improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol
Written April 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VeeYes2014
Long Island, NY13 contributions
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 for a day trip at that price definitely not worth it.
Written March 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Traveler, We are truly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy this experience. Colonia del Sacramento is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay. It is renowned for its historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For these reasons, the city is visited by many tourists who wish to see it during the day. We regret that the city has not fulfilled your expectations as this city it is known for its cobblestoned Barrio Histórico, lined with buildings from its time as a Portuguese settlement. Thank you for your comments as it helps us improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol
Written April 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelnomadNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand3,603 contributions
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 office.

We were not prepared for Colonia Uruguay it was quite different but also refreshing. Money well spent I would do it again.

Hint : book online before you leave your country, passport required, sunscreen, sunhat , Travel motion boat gear , camera and good footwear
Written February 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yankeehoya
Doha, Qatar246 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I need to be clear that Colonia is definitely worth seeing. We had a good time and got another stamp in our passports. The prices for lunch etc. were reasonable and the people laid back. I just have no idea how they justify this tour's price. I later found out you can get your own tickets for the Buquebus 1 hour boat ride for $90. That includes both a mediocre lunch on the boat and a reportedly mediocre one hour bus tour of Colonia in English. But hey ---- it's a lot cheaper.
Written January 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Yankeehoya, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the Buquebus did not meet all your expectations. As we are in permanent contact, we will contact them to make the corresponding suggestions according to your comments so they can improve their services. Thank you very much for your review, it will help us to improve our services. Kind regards, Tangol
Written April 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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