Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires
  • Colonia Day Trip & Optional Private Transfers from Buenos Aires

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the historic Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento. On this day trip, take a short boat ride from Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata and enjoy a city sightseeing tour and walking tour of Colonia. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant of your choice (at your own expense) and spend the afternoon exploring the city of Colonia at your leisure.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District

    Our Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires by Ferry begins at the ferry port (details above) at 7:15am or at your hotel from 6 am if you selected the option.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Colonia Express, Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 330, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Embark on our trip to Colonia at 8:15am. The ferry takes about 2 hours to cross to Uruguay.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department

    Head inside the ferry station and get directions of where to go for a 1-hour sightseeing city tour inside the historic neighborhood. Full of old cobblestone streets, rustic buildings and famous landmarks, this historic town has a captivating atmosphere and charm.

    Then, walk around the city while absorbing the history of Colonia. Admire the beautiful architecture that gives this city its rustic charm – in fact, both Colonia's old and modern architecture are now protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    You will be on your own to have lunch. Head to the restaurant of your choice and enjoy a delicious Uruguayan meal (own expense).

    After lunch, enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure. Walk through the streets, visit the local museums, browse the pottery and jewelry shops, or take a stroll along the coast to admire the town’s remarkable beauty.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District

    At around 15:30 pm we’ll be taken back to the port to board our boat, which leaves at 16:30 pm. After 2 hours on the water we’ll be back in Buenos Aires, where our tour will come to a close at the ferry pier or at your hotel if you selected the option.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "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"

    • Lugar de comienzo: Av. Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane 155, Buenos Aires, Argentina

      Traveler pickup is offered
      If your hotel is not in the list, please, add it at the time of booking.
      If your hotel is outside the pick up area, we will confirm the pick up from a central meeting point.

    • Duración: 9 to 11 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Private hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • 1-hour guided city tour
    • Ferry tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Colonia Express

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
  • 7/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 70%
    Rating basado en 38 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Ida
      Publicado el Lunes, 22 de octubre del 2018

      The trip was well organized. A driver picked us up at our Airbnb and dropped us off at the end of the day. The walking tour of Colonia upon arrival was very good. Maria was very knowledgeable. We had the rest of the day on our own to explore the city. The weather was lovely and we had a great time walking the streets of Colonia.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Richard J
      Publicado el Miércoles, 14 de marzo del 2018

      It was perfect. Nice difference between BA and Colonia. I wish I could have stayed a few days there to really slow down. Everything was good and I encourage anybody to go.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • aecureton23
      Publicado el Lunes, 04 de enero del 2016

      I would highly recommend visiting Colonia. It was a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. I walked along the beach and the small town. It was quite relaxing.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jules
      Publicado el Lunes, 12 de mayo del 2014

      Loved this tour Colonia is just beautiful, tour guide very friendly and informative, lovely little cafés to have lunch at was hard to choose which one to go in. Had the best gelato here outside of Italy, lovely Spanish and Portuguese buildings and roads, recommend highly!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Stefan F
      Publicado el Martes, 02 de julio del 2013

      It was perfect. The driver was on time, everything was easy!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • William A
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de abril del 2013

      This was FANTASTIC! it was the surprise of the trip! Beautiful, safe, clean. Rent a golf cart to drive around the city.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Anonymous
      Publicado el Viernes, 08 de junio del 2012
      Awesome trip! Ferry was comfortable and Colonia is well worth the visit. It's so close to Buenos Aires, that you shouldn't miss out if you have an extra day of sightseeing!
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Bandit
      Publicado el Viernes, 08 de junio del 2012
      Great day trip and a good escape from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. Colonia is a laid back and calm village with a lot of personality. It was great to spend the day there wondering around its colonial and quaint historical sector. Don't miss out on the city's entrance, the lighthouse and the famous cobblestone streets!
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Marguerite F
      Publicado el Lunes, 07 de enero del 2019

      We decided ahead of time to book this trip and it was worth it. Colonia is beautiful. The ferry is not a complicated process and tickets can be purchased at the Colonia Express terminal. We were on the 9a.m. ferry but were picked up at our hotel at 6am, which was too early. We sat at the terminal for 1 hour before others passengers arrived. A 7 am pick up would allow ample time to check in. Colonia is charming and a perfect day trip from Buenos Aires.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • BERNA O
      Publicado el Lunes, 25 de diciembre del 2017

      the food was poor , all the rest was very good

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Tammi H
      Publicado el Lunes, 27 de noviembre del 2017

      Colonia was lovely, it is a sleepy little town that you can wander and shop and see a bit of history or go down to the water with a coffee and relax. Not a ton to do there, but a nice change from busy Buenos Aires. We chose the pickup service from the hotel, which drops you off at the ferry and leaves you to figure out how to get on it yourself. It feels daunting at first since there are very little English cues but it actually is easier than it first looks. First, you line up at check-in. Show your reservation voucher on a phone works get your tickets and then head for immigration. Immigration has both Argentina and Uruguay side by side so once you are through you are done. You meet the bus tour at Colonia after a ferry ride - it is on a Buquebus the same company as the ferry. If you tried to book it yourself you would find the website a nightmare so through Viator worked so much better for us. Some people told me the bus tour was not necessary. But we enjoyed it and it follows the hop on hop off route so can decide later if you want to do it again and get off at places. We stayed until the 7:45 ferry but if you are in a time crunch, the 4pm ferry would give you enough time as well. The one thing I would change was the driver that picked us up after the day and took us home was truly terrifying. Reaching speeds of 100km/h in downtown Buenos Aires. have travelled the world and been in taxis in many countries, including India, and they don't hold a candle to how scary this guy's driving was. He started going the wrong way so we made him stop and walked the last few minutes home.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • rjsmrsco
      Publicado el Lunes, 24 de abril del 2017

      Fun way to spend an afternoon. La Boca was the highlight of the trip. We spent a lot of time there. Only downside was the driver wouldn't drop me off at my hotel, and I had some difficulty finding my way back to my hotel.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Robert F
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de mayo del 2016

      Weather was nasty but still worth doing. Problem I had was falling at the zoo and was unable to walk as much as normal our guide said if we went back to the ferry building we could change our ticket back to an earlier return time. That was not honored.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Kim Lun K
      Publicado el Lunes, 15 de junio del 2015

      Beautiful city and clean.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Caroline P
      Publicado el Miércoles, 01 de febrero del 2012

      Trip was good but I was unable to contact the supplier to reconfirm the trip on the phone number provided as requested. I was unsure if the trip would go ahead until I received advice about a pick up time late in the afternoon before the trip.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Geoffrey I
      Publicado el Martes, 30 de noviembre del 2010
      Colonia is a quaint town. Lunch was very good. Arrangements went like clockwork. Would recommend leaving at around 5pm rather than around 8pm if you have the option. The 3 extra hours makes the tour drag a little.
        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Eric L
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      The ride to the ferry and home after we’re great. The guía in Colonia was ver good, but the whole “tour” only lasted maybe 45 minutes, then we were “on our own” for 4 or 5 hours. Three of us hired the guide independently for a couple of hours and that was great. Without that, it would’ve been a bust

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • lipows
      Publicado el Lunes, 07 de enero del 2019

      We chose to meet the tour at the ferry terminal, which was an east thing to do. It saved a lot of money to take our own taxi transportation. All the details went exactly as described, and we hAd no complaints with the tour operator. The problem is: Colonia is deadly dull and really not worth a day

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Nigel T
      Publicado el Lunes, 25 de septiembre del 2017

      My wife and I enjoyed this tour, unfortunately as the weather was not great and everything was pre-booked, The option to come back on an slightly earlier ferry was not possible, even though space was not an issue. In hindsight, some flexibility would have been nice.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • nlascase
      Publicado el Lunes, 28 de agosto del 2017

      It was okay, I didnt really like the guide, made it a big deal that she had to speak English as I was the only non-Spanish speaking person in the big group.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Michelle P
      Publicado el Lunes, 26 de diciembre del 2016

      If you have the luxury of a few extra days in Buenos Aires and want something to do some extra touring, this would be great. There's so much to do in BA that I would've been perfectly happy to have stayed in the city. The people were really nice in Colonia and it was cool to see the settlement buildings.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Paul A
      Publicado el Domingo, 06 de noviembre del 2016

      I just took this tour yesterday, and while the tour was ok, the description of the tour is inaccurate.
      When you arrive in Colonia, there is no bus tour and the walking tour is given in Spanish only. The lunch
      is included a package lunch at the Yacht club restaurant which was quite good, but not necessarily worth the price paid here.
      A couple of side notes need to be mentioned. This tour uses the Colonia Express ferry, not the larger buguebus ferry. The CE terminal is in a different area of BA, take note when arranging your transportation. Also, the CE ferry doesn't return until 8:30pm depending on the day of the week. The walking tour finishes at noon, which leaves a LOT of time in between. You might want to consider renting a golf cart to drive around, its a nice alternative to taking the bus tour. There are several companies around the Colonia ferry terminal and a few in the old town area.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • juliegilmore7
      Publicado el Domingo, 19 de junio del 2016

      I loved Colonia, but the time spent there was too long for the winter. Most everything shut down around 5pm and the ferry didn't leave until 8:45pm. I would only do this tour in the winter if you can leave on an earlier ferry.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Eleanor C
      Publicado el Miércoles, 04 de marzo del 2015

      NOT VERY HAPPY - we had got communication from your Co. to say that pick up at the hotels would start at 7.30a.m. On 16th the phone rang in our room at 6.25a.m. and the man at the front desk said they were there to pick us up. We got ready as quickly as possible and WITHOUT BREAKFAST we then had to be taken by taxi. When we got to Buquebus there was nobody to tell us how to get the booking on the ferry done. After going to four booking in desks we finally got our boarding passes. When we got to Colonia again nobody there to tell us where to go to meet our tour guide and we were lucky again to be able to find the correct bus in time. With the money we paid not happy at all.

        Calificación General: 6/10

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