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Uruguay Holidays

Known as the "Switzerland" of South America for its sophisticated elegance

6 Night Itinerary from  £1,804

Carmelo Tour

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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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • 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

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Colonia Del Sacramento

Colonia - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Travel to Colonia del Sacramento

Day 2 - Wine tasting in Carmelo

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Saturday, 18 May 2024

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.

Sunday, 19 May 2024

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.

Casa de Los Limoneros

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.

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Montevideo - 2 Nights

Day 3 - Travel to Montevideo

Day 4 - Full day tour of Montevideo 


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Monday, 20 May 2024


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.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

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.

Alma Historica

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.

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Estancia Vik

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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Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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.

Thursday, 23 May 2024

At leisure in Punta del Este

Relax on the beach and soak up the refined atmosphere of this sophisticated resort.

Friday, 24 May 2024

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.

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Estancia Vik

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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Price Guidelines

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Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,804

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

What's Included

  • 7 Days/6 Nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Return ferry journey from Buenos Aires to Uruguay, as described
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • International flights not included

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