Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Uruguay

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the historic Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento. On this day trip, take a short boat ride from Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata and enjoy a city sightseeing tour and walking tour of Colonia. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch at a quality restaurant of your choice (own expense) and spend the afternoon exploring the city of Colonia at your leisure.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tangol, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictOur Day Trip to Colonia from Buenos Aires by Ferry begins at the ferry port (details above) at 7:15am.Stop At: Colonia Express, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictEmbark on our trip to Colonia at 8:15am. The ferry takes about 2 hours.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Faro de Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia DepartmentHead inside the ferry station and get directions of where to go for a 1-hour sightseeing city tour. Full of old cobblestone streets, rustic buildings and famous landmarks, this historic town has a captivating atmosphere and charm. Then, walk around the city while absorbing the history of Colonia. Admire the beautiful architecture that gives this city its rustic charm – in fact, both Colonia's old and modern architecture are now protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites.Then, you will be on your own to have lunch. Head to the restaurant of your choice and enjoy a delicious Uruguayan meal (own expense).After lunch, enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure. Walk through the streets, visit the local museums, browse the pottery and jewelry shops, or take a stroll along the coast to admire the town’s remarkable beauty. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Tangol Travel AgencyWhen you are finished exploring on your own, head back to the ferry station and check in for your return to Buenos Aires. As you sail off, enjoy the wonderful view of the city from Rio de la Plata. When you dock in Buenos Aires, you’ll be transported to your hotel. This tour is likely to sell out! The ferry tickets for this tour regularly sell out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • City sightseeing tour
  • Entry/Admission - Colonia Express
  • Entry/Admission - Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
  • Entry/Admission - Tangol Travel Agency

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Guide


  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Day trip (destination A to B)