Get to know the city of Colonia del Sacramento on a one day trip from Buenos Aires. Discover the colonial charm and history of this coastal city while exploring the cobbled streets with a professional guide. The tour includes a fast ferry, a 2-hour walking guided tour in Colonia with a guide and transfers in Buenos Aires and Colonia.
Languages Offered: Spanish & English
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Colonia del Sacramento City Tour
Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
ADULT: Age: 0 - 99
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
In addition to the security measures taken by the company we encourage passengers to take note of the symptoms caused by COVID-19 and to always be conscious of sanitization and prevention (please ask for further assistance).
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Face masks provided for travellers
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
NOTE: Passport name, number, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
This is a kid-friendly tour
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
What To Expect
The historic city of Colonia del Sacramento, founded in 1680, evokes images of ancient Lisbon for its Portuguese-style architecture and winding streets. Colonia is located in the southwestern part of Uruguay, on the Río de la Plata, and in 1995 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. You can visit Colonia easily by ferry from Buenos Aires in just a day trip, and this is one of the reasons that make its beaches a popular destination of great tourist attraction for Argentines. Among its main monuments are the Church Matrix, which is the oldest in the country, the Municipal Museum and a port dating from the seventeenth century that merges harmoniously with the river.
Admission Ticket Included
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.
Admission Ticket Free
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.
Admission Ticket Free
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
Admission Ticket Free
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
The Basilica has a 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.
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