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Ciudad Vieja Walking Tours

Montevideo, Uruguay
About Ciudad Vieja Walking Tours
We offer a Walking Tour of the best of the music, food and culture of la Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
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Explore the history of the city of Montevideo. We've taken care to provide a safe and fun experience for everyone. This is an extraordinary city, and the tour reflects its idiosyncracies. Uncover the mysteries and charm of the old city with us.
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Eddie B wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our private guided walking tour of this fascinating city. Alberto is a knowledgeable and very personable guide who speaks excellent English. We booked the tour online to coincide with our day in port during a cruise. Alberto provided us with clear directions to the meeting place near the cruise terminal and was waiting for us at the agreed time. Over the course of a couple of hours or so walking we visited all of the interesting locations learning about the history and culture of this fascinating city. He was happy to answer all of our questions and he gave us an insider's view of life in the city which is his home. Excellent value for money.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Claire M wrote a review Nov 2019
Boulder, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
Alberto made it possible for me to study Candombe drumming during my week in Montevideo. He was able to schedule a lesson with master drummer Alvaro Calas, for the very next morning after I emailed him. Communication with Alberto was convenient; he met me at the bus stop and walked me to Mundo Afro. He attended the first lesson. The lesson was fantastic, so I decided to take several more drumming lessons with Alvaro during my week. Alberto let me book these independently with Alvaro, since I could understand and communicate in Spanish. These lessons were unforgettable, and I hope to study more with Alvaro in the future.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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RoadTripRoger wrote a review May 2018
Putnam, Connecticut610 contributions287 helpful votes
A few months before our visit we booked an Old City half day tour with Alberto. We paid $50 total for the two of us via Paypal. Directions to the meeting point were clear and easy to follow, just about two blocks from the cruise port exit. Alberto was exactly on time. We had six people in our group (he said he limits groups to 10) and were able to hear his commentary throughout. We went through the Old City, a series of three public squares, and ended at the Plaza Independencia area with Teatro Solis and Palacio Salvo. Alberto was very knowledgeable about Montevideo's history and current goings-on. He grew up on Long Island in New York, so his English is perfect. We were very pleased with the experience.
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Date of experience: February 2018
Response from ciudadviejatour, Owner at Ciudad Vieja Walking Tours
Responded May 11, 2018
Thanks for your detailed review.
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bhlinden@optonline.net wrote a review Dec 2017
Syosset, New York40 contributions10 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of being guided through the old city with Alberto. It's obvious he loves his city and his knowledge is comprehension and impressive. Having an history major at university adds An extra dimension of professionalism to his tour. i it's apparent that he has spent a great amount of time researching. He was full of interesting stories throughout the day. Throughout the tour he showed a phenomenal amount of enthusiasm and his professionalism. His evening tour, la Belle Époque Watch one of the most interesting activities I have taken in a very long time. If one loves the architecture of this period, the intriguing and fascinating environment of a Bohemium-style dinner club (with delicious food, fascinating environment, excellent wine, and a tango presentation) Alberto has put together is a must
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Date of experience: December 2017
Response from ciudadviejatour, Owner at Ciudad Vieja Walking Tours
Responded Dec 12, 2017
Thanks, Bruce. I'm glad you had a great time on the daytime, as well as the evening, tour.
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Andrew R wrote a review Aug 2017
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Alberto is very knowledgable about Montevideo's history and made the tour very engaging. He was very flexible in terms of times and locations to start the tour, and very prompt in communications. Highly recommend the tour for those interested in learning more about Montevideo's rich history.
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Date of experience: August 2017
Response from Alberto R, Owner at Ciudad Vieja Walking Tours
Responded Aug 14, 2017
Thanks for the visit Andy.
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