As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.
- Light Activity /Walking
- Seated Tour
- Moderate Activity/Walking
- Most Active or Strenuous
- Minimal Activity Required
- Regent Choice
- Evening Tour
- Colonia Del Sacramento Choice of Unesco
- Executive Collection Full Day Car
- Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
- Executive Collection Full Day Van
- Executive Collection Half Day Car
- Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
- Executive Collection Half Day Van
- Jewish Heritage
- Juanico Winery Visit
- Montevideo Panorama
- Old Town - Walking Tour
- Punta Del Este - Uruguay's Premier Resort City
- Traditional Estancia La Rabida and Montevideo
Colonia Del Sacramento Choice of Unesco
Duration: 8 1/2 hours
Tour Code: mvd-006
This tour presents an alternative to the regular programs offered in Montevideo. The 2 1/2 hour drive each way is long but well worth it for those guests who may have heard or read about this city and its historic significance to Uruguay. One hundred fifteen miles from Montevideo lies the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site - the city of Colonia del Sacramento. The drive is through pleasant rural settings offering marvelous views of the countryside of Uruguay.
This charming, lively town has a fascinating historic section jutting into the Rio de la Plata. Founded by Portuguese settlers in 1680, it was an important center for smuggling British goods across the Rio del Plata. The Barrio Historico with its narrow streets, colonial buildings, and reconstructed walls is particularly interesting and now registered as a World Heritage Site (few examples remain in South America). The city was prized by both the Portuguese and the Spanish who fought over it at regular intervals until the treaty of Saint Lldefonso which awarded the city to Spain. The cobblestone streets, the lighthouse, and the beautiful cathedral together with the picturesque setting all blend into an unusual and quaint perspective of this historic continent providing you with an altogether unusual day. After lunch at a typical restaurant, set off on the 2 1/2 hour return drive to Montevideo and the ship.
Please note: Guests participating in this tour will not see Montevideo.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.