Punta del Este City Sightseeing Tour

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Punta del Este City Sightseeing Tour information and booking

from
$32
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Punta del Este hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
September - October 52:30pmOctober 6 - November4pmDecember - February5pmMarch 1 - March 154:30pmMarch 16 - April 143pmApril 15 - August2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Visit one of southern Uruguay’s most beautiful resort towns, Punta del Este, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour! Explore pristine Playa Brava; and walk along the beautiful seaport and see yachts and sailboats. Enjoy free time to stroll down Gorlero Avenue before admiring gorgeous ocean views from famous Casa Pueblo, an astounding Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery created by painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró. This half-day tour is a great way to see Punta del Este's highlights!

Take a guided half-day city tour of Punta del Este to discover the beauty and culture of this coastal resort town. After pickup from your hotel, head to the upscale neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael. Admire gorgeous landscapes in each neighborhood as you learn about the history of the city from your bilingual guide. Then, visit La Barra del Maldonado, a popular old fishing town. With colorful houses and pristine beaches, this is one of Punta del Este's must-see areas.

Next, visit Playa Brava, located on the eastern side of the peninsula. See the beach’s famous 'Fingers' sculpture protruding from the sand and watch surfers out on the waves. Then, traverse to the other side of the peninsula to see Play a Mansa, another beautiful beach, before heading to Gorlero Avenue for some free time to explore.

Stroll along Gorlero Avenue and enjoy time for lunch (own expense) or shopping at local stores and galleries. Located alongside the avenue is Artigas Square, where you'll find some of the city's best handicrafts including leather, wood and glass products.

Then, meet back up with your guide and head to Casa Pueblo. This famous Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery, designed by Uruguayan painter and sculpture Carlos Páez Vilaró, is located right on the water and boasts incredible ocean views. Visit the museum and gallery inside the building (own expense) to learn about the life of the famous artist and the history behind this incredible masterpiece.

After the tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Punta del este city tour
  • Professional english- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Casa pueblo entrance fee (usd $7)