Check out Uruguay’s capital city – Montevideo – on this day trip from Punta del Este! See top Montevideo attractions like Independence Plaza, Palacio Salvo and the Port of Montevideo, and visit the residential neighborhoods of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, where along Las Ramblas, you'll admire vast beaches and walk along a waterfront promenade. Throughout the tour, an expert guide will tell you about the city’s history, neighborhoods and beautiful architecture.
After pickup from your Punta del Este hotel, travel by comfortable coach approximately two hours west to Montevideo. When you arrive, your knowledgeable guide will take you first to Independence Plaza, which divides Montevideo’s old and new areas and is dominated by a large statue of Uruguay's great military leader, José Artigas.In the plaza, look to its east side to admire Palacio Salvo, a 26-story building completed in the 1920s that was once the tallest building in Uruguay. Marvel at its beautiful architecture, and then head to the west end of the plaza to see Puerta de la Ciudadela, one of the few remaining structures of Montevideo’s colonial city wall. Next, visit the Port of Montevideo, which is one of South America's busiest ports and plays an important role in Uruguay's economy. Continue to the neighborhood of El Prado, home to Prado Park and three soccer stadiums. Learn a bit about the area from your guide before continuing to the elegant residential barrios (neighborhoods) of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos along Las Ramblas. Take in gorgeous coastal views from Punta Gorda and admire the endless beaches of Pocitos. Stroll down the beachside promenade and check out the local shops before getting back on the coach for the return trip to Punta del Este.