Colonia City Tour from Buenos Aires - 1 Day

Colonia City Tour from Buenos Aires

Colonia City Tour from Buenos Aires. This introduction to the historic colonial city of Argentina’s neighbor, Uruguay, offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s past. On a day excursion from Buenos Aires, see the town of Colonia del Sacramento.

To get to the coastal city, take a swift ferry from Buenos Aires across the Rio de La Plata. Over the course of two hours, stroll around the picturesque colonial town’s cobblestone streets and learn about its history from your tour guide. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel are also included in this excursion.

Highlights
• Colonia
• Rio de Plata

Colonia City Tour from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento

The atmosphere of the historic Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento is a universe apart from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires. Colonia enjoys a superb location 180km west of Montevideo, perched atop a small peninsula jutting out into the great expanse of the Río de la Plata.

Premium Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

From your hotel you will be transferred to a ferry where you’ll travel across the gorgeous bronzes waters of Rio de la Plata to Colonia. Upon arrival you will meet your guide for a city tour of downtown Colonia.

Afterwards you’ll take a walking tour of the historical half of Colonia, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site alongside it’s more modern half. After the tour, you’ll be free to shop, walk throughout the city, and exploring the nooks and crannies of Colonia. In the afternoon or evening you may depart by ferry back to Buenos Aires.

Check availability

Itinerary

Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay

With its Portuguese-style buildings and winding alleyways, the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento, founded in 1680, evokes thoughts of ancient Lisbon. Colonia is a World Heritage Site that is located in the southwestern portion of Uruguay, on the Ro de la Plata. It was recognized a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.

Private Full Day Tour Colonia de Sacramento

Colonia is easily accessible by ferry from Buenos Aires and can be visited in a single day, which is one of the reasons why its beaches are a popular tourist destination for Argentines. The oldest church in the country, the Church Matrix, the Municipal Museum, and a seventeenth-century port that blends seamlessly with the river are among the city’s key attractions.

La Calle de los Suspiros

It begins in the Plaza Mayor and leads to the Ro de la Plata on a slope. It’s a tiny, Portuguese-style roadway with a wedge and no sidewalks. To make a drainage channel, the sides are angled towards the center. Stone walls, tile roofs, and ceramic flooring characterize the homes, which date from the first part of the 18th century. Only houses with a gabled roof are preserved, thus the doors and windows are modest and constructed of wood.

Puerta de la Ciudadela

It was built in 1745 on the orders of the Portuguese governor Vasconcellos, who was in charge of these areas at the time. The Door was once the portico of the Colony’s entry, which was guarded by a powerful military with substantial walls that were frequently attacked by pirates, both Spanish and English.

Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

It was constructed in January 1857. Every nine seconds, two red flashes appear. It’s a white masonry circular tower with a red and white radial stripe dome. It is a one-of-a-kind design, with a square base and a cylindrical tower that ascends to the lantern. It was built atop one of the Convent of San Francisco’s old towers, the ruins of which may be found at the foot of the lighthouse. It stands 26 meters tall and has a light range of 7.8 nautical miles.

Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento

For its period and even now, the Basilica contains an uncommon altar feature: a backlit semi-circular alcove with a huge monstrance (receptacle for displaying the Sacred Host or Blessed Sacrament). The Portuguese influence of its constructors can be seen in the exterior brickwork.

This is the last stop on our Colonia City Tour from Buenos Aires.

Top attractions in Buenos Aires

La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery is a unique burial site, located in Buenos Aires Recoleta neighborhood, full of art statues and mausoleums or famous people. Some of them include Eva Perón, presidents...

Obelisco, Buenos Aires

Obelisco

Obelisco is an iconic landmark in Buenos Aires, this white obelisk dominates Plaza de la República and it is popular meeting and photoshoot place.

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada

Casa Rosada is famous presidential palace in Buenos Aires. This pink colored mansion offers guided tours. Tours are offered in Spanish and English, and they are free of charge.

More travel info about Buenos Aires and Argentina

Argentina, Ushuaia

Visit Argentina: 14 things you need to know

Today we recommend you to visit Argentina, a huge South American country with land stretching from the mountains of the Andes, through glacial lakes and the grassland of Pampas to the Argentine Sea in the South Atlantic Ocean and from Iguazu Falls in the north all the way to the ‘End of the World’ in Ushuaia.

Top hotels in Buenos Aires

Hotel Mio Buenos Aires

Hotel Mio Buenos Aires

Hotel Mio Buenos Aires is conveniently located in the popular Recoleta area of Buenos Aires. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and...

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a popular choice amongst travelers in Buenos Aires, whether exploring or just passing through. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides...

Hotel Madero

Hotel Madero Buenos Aires

Hotel Madero is conveniently located in the popular Puerto Madero area in Buenos Aires. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel’s facilities and services. To be found at...

Hotel Algodon Mansion

Hotel Algodon Mansion

Set in a prime location of Buenos Aires, Hotel Algodon Mansion puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The property features a wide range of facilities...

Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel

Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel

Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Buenos Aires. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property...

Alvear Art Hotel - Leading Hotels of the World

Alvear Art Hotel

Alvear Art Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Retiro area in Buenos Aires. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience....

Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Buenos Aires

Last Updated on June 20, 2021 by Admin @ gotravelyourself.com

Latest Travel Guides

Planning an Unforgettable Family Getaway to Houston

Planning an Unforgettable Family Getaway to Houston? Here’s What to do

In these unprecedented times, going for an International vacation might be out of cards. In fact, even an out-of-state trip might make you a bit anxious. But that doesn’t mean …

9 Best Adventure Sails

9 Best Adventure Sails That You Should Try Before You Hit The Forties

When it comes to adventure tourism, trekking through the Himalayas or Safari in Africa are typically the first images to strike our minds. But, if thought through, sailing is yet …

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach for Free

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach for Free

Spend your next holiday on South Carolina’s Atlantic Coast in Myrtle Beach. There are so many fantastic things to see and do while here that you will want to come …

Visit our shop!

Travel Gear Shop
Travel Gear Shop

Get your tickets!

300*250

Get your tickets here!

300*250

ExpertFlyer

ExpertFlyer.com - Empowering the Frequent Flyer

Get your bag!

Wandrd Travel + Camera Pack