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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Phone Number: 59894316448
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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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$82.99*
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Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo
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$250.00*
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Private Tour: Colonia del Sacramento Day Trip from Buenos Aires

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LOVED this little town

We had a great (short) stay in Colonia and will bring our group back in March for a longer visit. very quant, lots of restaurants and shopping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Greg H
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great (short) stay in Colonia and will bring our group back in March for a longer visit. very quant, lots of restaurants and shopping.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool historical town. Definitely worth checking out if you have the time to take the ferry across from Buenos Aires, but not really much to see. In total you can check out the entire town in about 2 hours, though you might want to stay longer if you plan to grab lunch. It's a very sleepy, relaxing and charming... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth time for me in Colonia and never boring! Plenty of restaurants and bars around. You get back 300 years in time... Just check the pictures!

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Thank Federico U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a day-trip from Buenos Aires. I took the Seacat ferry (same as Buquebus but slightly less expensive). I arrived at 1230pm, and departed at 9pm. As a young, solo, traveler, I was unsure what to expect of my short-trip to this small town in Uruguay (customs process was quick / easy). There is nothing flashy or magnificent about... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved Colonia. I know, I know, touristy but still. A lovely european-settled quaint town. I went in winter so it wasn't crowded at all. I spent about 3 hours just wandering and looking into shops and galleries.

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Hellerup, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The old town in Colonia de Sacramento is quite small. If you dont go to any of the museums, you have seen it all in less than an hour. Most of the old buildings are either guest houses, restaurants or art galleries, and in such it is quite touristy. There are some ruins of original buildings and a great view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I love walking in Colonia, it s like to walk back in time, narrow streets, beautiful views..it s the perfect one day out from BS AS there is a ferry a good option to go to Uruguay. just a little bit expensive..

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

So my wife and I really enjoyed this day trip. We have been traveling in Argentina and we were staying in Buenos Aires. We did a quick day trip to Colonia, Uruguay to visit the Barrio Historico. How we got there - Buquebus - We did a 9am to 9pm - Ferry Ride with Buquebus: Needed passports and at least... More 

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Thank mtomcox
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly nice old barrio to walk around and a few quaint houses/museums. We went in late July for a day trip. It was COLD! Chk the weather before you book. In winter the Busquobus was no more than half full. Also remember that from BA to C you go thru migration there and back. So for a 9AM ferry we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A good place to get away, walk in this rocky streets, eat something, sightsee the coast. Nice place to visit.

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