2-Days and 1 Night in Colonia

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Visit Uruguay and enjoy Colonia del Sacramento. Founded in 1680 by Portuguese people, this small town with a beautiful colonial architecture awakens admiration among visitors who walk along the cobblestoned streets and marvel at residences and colourful houses.  For these reasons, Colonia was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Ret}st in a 4 stars hotel, and discover the city by yourself.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Colonia del Sacramento City Tour

Stop At: Barrio Historico

Your itinerary begins with the pick up at your hotel/apartment in Buenos Aires to go to the ferry terminal. Once there, you will board the fast ferry to cross Río de la Plata and get to Colonia. Upon arrival, you will be received by a local tour guide who will help you to check in at the hotel. A little later, you will enjoy a 2-hour city tour through this lovely town where you will be able to admire the historic area and the main attractions, with the river playing the leading role. Once this tour is finished, your tour guide will give you useful tips about restaurants, museums, stores and other activities for the evening and the following day.

Duration: 24 hour

Stop At: La Calle de los Suspiros

It is born in the Plaza Mayor and continues on a slope to the Río de la Plata. It is a narrow street with Portuguese characteristics, cobbled with a wedge and without sidewalks. The sides are tilted towards the center to form a drainage channel. The houses, built in the first half of the 18th century, have stone walls, tile roofs and ceramic floors. The doors and windows are small and made of wood, although only houses with a gabled roof are preserved.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Puerta de la Ciudadela

It was built in the year 1745 by order of the Portuguese governor Vasconcellos who at that time was leading these lands. In its origins the Door was the portico of entrance to Colony, protected at that time by a strong military of thick walls that were frequent target of pirate attacks, Spanish and English.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Faro de Colonia del Sacramento

It was built in January 1857. It has two red flashes every nine seconds. It is a circular tower of white masonry with a dome with white and red radial stripes. It has a unique structure with a square base and a cylindrical tower that reaches the lantern. It was built on one of the old towers of the Convent of San Francisco, whose ruins are at the foot of the lighthouse. Its height is 26 meters and has a luminous range of 7.8 nautical miles.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento

The Basilica has the most unusual altar feature for its time and even now; an back lit semi-circular alcove that features a very large monstrance (receptacle for displaying the Sacred Host or Blessed Sacrament). The outside brickwork shows the Portuguese influence of its builders.

Duration: 10 minutes

Day 2 Colonia del Sacramento Free Day to discover the City

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After spending the night at your hotel, you will have a free day to enjoy the colonial town, squares, small coffee bars, restaurants, museums, handicraft shops and the beautiful yacht marina. During the afternoon, you will be picked up at the hotel to be driven to the terminal to get the ferry back to Buenos Aires. A private driver will be waiting for you upon arrival to take you back to your selected location.

Duration: 24 hour
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