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Address: J. Zorrilla de San Martin 143, Montevideo 11301, Uruguay
Phone Number: +59899692757
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We tell you the story behind the Montevideo you see. We tailor our tours to...

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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Informative Walking Tour of Old Montevideo

I must echo all of the other very complimentary reviews that Liz's tours have received. Liz is very knowledgeable of Montevideo's history and very personable guide. She'll take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2016
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East Lansing, MI

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East Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I must echo all of the other very complimentary reviews that Liz's tours have received. Liz is very knowledgeable of Montevideo's history and very personable guide. She'll take you all around the colonial era town and the nearby government buildings (and toss in a side trip to provide you with the story of naval battle between the British forces and... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I did the 4 hour Graf Spee tour with Liz. She hits the ground running with maps, photos, and books right when you jump in the car. Liz was of course very knowledgeable about the world war 2 naval battle that ended up in Montevideo harbor. However Liz was also quick with answers to all my questions about the history... More 

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Islay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We decided to book Liz after reading reviews of 'Real English Tours' here on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. We only had a very limited time in Montevideo as we were on a cruise ship stop but she took note of our requests and managed to accommodate our interests in a combined driving/walking tour. Liz is an incredibly knowledgeable... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Liz gave us a great tour she loves history and her city so we really got the most out of it. When we returned to our cruise ship we found most folks had not enjoyed their experience in Montevideo. With a little pre-planning and research we believe Liz was a great choice to show us the city.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Liz met us at the ship and gave us the best walking tour of the city that we could have asked for. She is a wealth of knowledge and gave us so much history details and answered all our questions and took us to some very interesting places. When the tour ended she gave us a little map and told... More 

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Santa Ana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We had a delightful 3+hour walking tour of Montevideo with Elizabeth. She's an extremely personable, knowledgeable and interesting guide who was quite informative about all the history and geography of this lovely city. She made our stay very special and memorable and we'd highly recommend Real English Tours when visiting Montevideo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Montevideo was our last port before the cruise ended in Buenos Aires. We had gone on several tours and my husband and I agreed Liz was the best guide we had! She is very knowledgeable and took us on a fantastic tour through the old town. Her husband Richard handles the reservations and was very quick to respond to my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We were in port on a cruise and had previously booked a 3 hour walking tour with Liz. A few days before we were in port I realized that due to a knee injury I would not be able to walk for 3 hours. I contacted Richard by email and he was very quickly able to switch us to a... More 

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

Thank you so much for this great review, Claudia. It was a real pleasure for me to show you around our city. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour of Montevideo with Liz, an excellent resource of information on the city! Liz met us at Hotel Oliva, a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of an exclusive neighborhood - Punta Carretas. We appreciated her historical pictures that she carried with her to show us the changes that have taken place in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My son and I are passionate about WW2 naval history. From our first contact with Richard via email we knew we had found the expert we were looking for. Whether you are interested in just a top level summary of the Battle of the River Plate or like us you want to engage with an authority who can take you... More 

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