Known as the "Switzerland" of South America for its sophisticated elegance
6 Night Itinerary from £1,600
Cross the River Plate to Colonia del Sacramento and discover ancient cobbled streets, picturesque vineyards, artistic cities and the trendy beach resort of Punta del Este
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- The perfect introduction to charming Uruguay
- Take a ferry across the River Plate to the cobbled streets of Colonia
- Embark on a full day trip to the picturesque vineyards of Carmelo
- Experience local life on an in-depth tour of the capital Montevideo
- Soak up some sun at the relaxed beaches of Punta del Este
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Colonia - 2 Nights
Day 1 - Travel to Colonia del Sacramento
Day 2 - Wine tasting in Carmelo
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Monday, 12 April 2021
Travel to Colonia del Sacramento
Departure in the morning from your hotel in Buenos Aries to the pier (international flights not included), where we take the fast ferry across the River Plate to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. On arrival, we have a tour of the town, walking the cobbled streets and leafy squares exploring the colonial architecture. Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, alternating ownership with Spain numerous times, until it was the southern most reach of Brazil from 1817 to Independence in 1828. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage colonial town. We stay at a traditional hotel for 2 nights.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Wine tasting in Carmelo
Travel north on a full day guided tour of charming Carmelo with its main squares, museum, beach and small zoological garden. This region is known for its wineries and we visit the Finca Narbona Wine Lodge where we enjoy a tour of the farm and vineyards with included wine tasting and sample the excellent local cheeses they make on the property. Lunch is also included in the lodge restaurant today. It is a really authentic and enjoyable experience.
Colonia del Sacramento - Tourist Hotel
Located in the countryside outside Colonia and surrounded by the uruguayan Pampa and old farms, the Casa de Los Limoneros is a charming guesthouse, European in style, with rustic Uruguayan decoration. Its 14 rooms are simple but homely, each one with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and the eponymous lemon groves.
Montevideo - 2 Nights
Day 3 - Travel to Montevideo
Day 4 - Full day tour of Montevideo
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Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Today we journey through picturesque countryside on the banks of the River Plate to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city. Montevideo is a vibrant city with wide squares connected by tree-lined avenues, with many grand neoclassical buildings and art museums. We stay for two nights.
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Full day tour of Montevideo
Enjoy a full day guided tour of the city centre and fashionable districts, including a walk along the Rambla and exploring the colourful street markets. We also visit Mercado del Puerto, a vibrant area of the city where you will meet people enjoying their local lifestyle, with bars, restaurants and outdoor tables serving the country's excellent wines and a great variety of grilled meats.
Montevideo - First Hotel
Located in the heart of the old city, Alma Historica exudes classic style. Its 15 elegant guestrooms are based on figures from Uruguay's history and culture, individually designed and furnished. There is a roof terrace with beautiful views over the square, as well as a library and lounge-bar for breakfast, but no restaurant.
Punta del Este - 2 Nights
Day 5 - Travel to Punta del Este
Day 6 - At leisure in Punta del Este
Day 7 - Ferry back to Buenos Aires
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Friday, 16 April 2021
Travel to Punta del Este
Today we travel to Punta del Este, the trendy beach resort where South America's wealthy and celebrities take their summer holidays. We stay for two nights at a hotel by the beach with time at leisure to enjoy the seaside setting and many cafés and restaurants.
Saturday, 17 April 2021
At leisure in Punta del Este
Relax on the beach and soak up the refined atmosphere of this sophisticated resort.
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Ferry and departure
We return to Montevideo and take the ferry back to Buenos Aires, where we transfer you back to your chosen hotel.
Punta del Este - Deluxe Hotel
Located in an upmarket residential area of Punta del Este, L'Auberge is a luxury oasis surrounded by manicured gardens. The rooms are homely and unique, decorated with art and antique. The hotel has a pool and restaurant, and the beach is a ten minute walk away along quiet streets.
Punta del Este - Deluxe Estancia
A cross between a luxury hotel and a private home, Estancia Vik brings the best of world-class hospitality, service and interior design to the Estancia setting of Eastern Urugauy. The rooms are stylish and sophisticated, modern are lines the walls throughout, and all activities are included.
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|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£1,600|
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