2-Days and 1 Night visiting Colonia and Montevideo

Tours Culture & history Wheelchair accessible Reseller exclusions Theme Tours Medium-risk activities

Cross the legendary Rio de la Plata and spend two days exploring the two most popular cities of Uruguay on an overnight trip from Buenos Aires, including round-trip transportation by express ferry.


  • Explore the beautiful cities of Colonia and Montevideo
  • Take a guided tour of the Old Town
  • Get some free time to explore at your own pace


The tour starts early in the morning as the driver picks you up from your hotel/airbnb and takes you to Buenos Aires’ ferry station. After going through customs (note that passports are required) you board the ferry for a comfortable and pleasant 1 1/2 hours ride across the widest river in the world crossing the international border between Argentina and Uruguay. Upon arrival you meet your guide, and a driver takes you all to the gateway to the historic quarter where your walking tour around Colonia’s old town begins. During the 2 hours walk, as you get to visit each of the city’s landmarks, your very passionate, attentive, informative, knowledgeable, and helpful local expert with outstanding English skills takes you on a journey back in time, bringing what you see to life with their live commentary full of background information, facts and insights that you will not be able to find in any book or travel guide. Along the way, several places are offered for you to have a traditional lunch (not included). At the chosen place you are given 1 ½ hours to enjoy your meal. After finishing the tour, you will have spare time for lunch (not included) or walking on your own the historic helmet. By the afternoon you will have a transfer to Montevideo and, after the hotel check-in, you will have a free night. On the next day, after spending the night and having breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for a 3 hour tour through the Montevideo main attractions. Once you finish the tour, you will have spare time to lunch (not included) or walk by the city places of your interest. In the afternoon, you will be picked up by your selected hotel heading to board the ferry from Montevideo back to Buenos Aires and, upon arrival, a driver will receive you and take you to a selected location.


Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the cruise ship port Local guide Hotel reservation Breakfast Montevideo City Tour Ferry tickets

Important Information

  • Refunds will not be issued if the tour is missed due to late or non arrival of your cruise ship
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


My Guide Book Now! 2-Days and 1 Night visiting Colonia and Montevideo

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Argentina.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in Argentina

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to Argentina with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


Mini Guides

We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Argentina is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Argentina

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Argentina