Called the "Switzerland" of South America for its calm, banking industry and sophistication

Cross the River Plate leading to Colonia with ancient cobbled streets, picturesque vineyards, the modern and artistic cities, the trendy beach resort of Punta del Este and wild Atlantic Beaches.

Travel Highlights

  • Enjoy the perfect introduction to charming Uruguay
  • Combine the vibrant capital with the rural countryside, pristine vineyards, colonial architecture and a trendy beach resort
  • 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

Journey Breakdown

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The Carmelo Tour
Travel Itinerary

Colonia
Days 1-2

Day 1 - Colonia

Day 2 - Trip to Carmelo

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Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Colonia

Departure in the morning from your hotel in Buenos Aries to the pier, to 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 with colonial architecture. Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, alternating ownership with Spain numerous times, until it was the southern most reach of Brasil from 1817 to Independence in 1828; it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Colonial town. Overnight at a traditional hotel. (B)

 

Day 2 - Trip to Carmelo

Set off north for a day trip to the Carmelo. Visit to the Finca Narbona Wine Lodge, for a tour of the vineyards, and a tasting of the wine and cheese that they make on the property, and lunch in the restaurant. Overnight in Colonia. (B,L)

Montevideo
Days 3-4

Day 3 - Montevideo

Day 4 - Full day tour of Montevideo 

 

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Day 3 - Montevideo 

Journey along picturesque countryside on the banks of the River Plate to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, a vibrant city with wide squares connected by tree-lined avenues, with many grand neoclassical buildings and art museums. Stay for two nights.

 

Day 4 - Full day tour of Montevideo

Full day tour of the city centre and fashionable districts, including a walk along Rambla, the colourful street markets, and the Mercado del Puerto, at the heart of local lifestyle, with bars, restaurants and outdoor tables serving the country's excellent wines and a great variety of grilled meats.

Punta del Este
Days 5-6

Days 5-6 Transfer and leisure at Punta del Este

Day 7 - Ferry and departure

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Days 5-6 Transfer and leisure at Punta del Este

Transport 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 the cafés and restaurants of this wealthy city.

Day 7 - Ferry and departure

Return to Montevideo for the ferry back to Buenos Aires.

Travel Details
Carmelo

What's Included

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown

Price Breakdown

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

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates All year
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,412 - - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates All year
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €794 - - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates All year
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $835 - - - - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

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