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Things to Do in Montevideo

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Montevideo and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Montevideo activities? We have 28 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

Punta del Este Full Day Guided Tour from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 59.00


Roam through the idyllic resort town of Punta del Este, a jewel along the Uruguay's Atlantic coast, on this full-day tour from Montevideo. Visit the famous home of Carlos Peaz Vilaro, and explore the lovely landscapes of Brava and Mansa beaches.

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City Tours

Day Trip to Colonia from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 82.99


Get to know the city of Colonia del Sacramento on a day trip from Montevideo! Discover the colonial charm and history of this coastal city as you explore the cobblestone streets with your knowledgeable guide. Visit Barrio Histórico -- Colonia's historic area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- and see Real de San Carlos, Fernando's Beach and more. As you wander through Colonia's wharf and downtown areas and admire... Read More

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City Tours

Montevideo City Tour

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 31.99


Discover Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, on this 3-hour city tour! Travel by bus and on foot as you explore Independence Plaza and Parliament Palace. Venture into the residential neighborhoods of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos, where along Las Ramblas, you'll see vast beaches and beautiful promenade areas. Your expert guide will teach you about the history of the city's barrios, as well as the unique architecture... Read More

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City Tours

Half-Day Shared Walking City Tour of Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 24.00


Come along for a 3-hour walk together with a professional guide in Montevideo. Start the tour in Old City, where you can see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo, and the Square Independencia. Through July 18th, walk main central avenue to the Legislative Palace. From the Farmer's Market, go to Batlle Park home of the Centenario Stadium, a monument of world football. Pocitos Beach and Kibon Center are worth the stop for... Read More

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Day Trips

Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 51.30


Visit one of southern Uruguay`s most beautiful resort towns, Punta del Este, on this day trip from Montevideo! Explore the pristine beaches of Brava and Mansa and visit famous Casa Pueblo, an astounding Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery created by painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró. This full-day tour offers a perfect introduction to Punta del Este for the whole family!

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Dinner Packages

Montevideo Dinner and Tango Show

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 68.99


Enjoy a night out in Montevideo with dinner and a show! Watch some of South America's best dancers perform tango, 'candombe,' and 'milonga' -- all important types of Uruguayan dance. You'll also enjoy a dinner of Uruguay's traditional dishes filled with barbequed meat. This 4-hour dinner and show offers the perfect introduction to Uruguayan culture!

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Dinner Shows

Dinner, Tango, and Candombe Show Tickets: Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 69.00


Experience the true image of Uruguayan musical and cultural tradition at this dinner and dance show. Be entranced as the dancers express Uruguayan popular culture through diverse movements, all while enjoying authentic dishes of the area.

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Horseback Riding

Horse Riding Experience with Lunch

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 133.64


Get out of the city and experience the countryside during this horseback-riding tour along beach and gardens. <br />Look out for cows, ships and horses. Traditional Uruguayan lunch.

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Ports of Call Tours

Montevideo Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour with Optional Winery Tour and Tasting

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4-6 hours
Priced From: USD 42.15


While in port in Montevideo, enjoy a private, 4-hour shore excursion of Uruguay's charming capital city. With a private guide, see top attractions like Parliament Palace, Constitution Square and Independence Plaza. You'll visit several coastal barrios, learning about the distinctive design of the... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion Montevideo: Montevideo Highlights

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 170.00


Enjoy the highlights of Montevideo with this 4 hours tour. It's just you, your companions, and your personal guide and driver. Visit the main attractions of the city like Ciudad Vieja (Old Town), Port Market amd the Parlamient Palace among others.

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Private Car Tours

Half-Day Montevideo City Tour

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 32.00


See the best that Montevideo has to offer on this 3-hour tour that takes you to all the top sights. With a private guide and driver, you wont miss a thing while exploring this beautiful city.

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Private Car Tours

Private Montevideo City Half-Day Tour

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 277.00


Explore Montevideo and choose what you see with your private tour guide. This customized 3.5-hour tour allows you to make the most of your time in the colonial city. From El Prado to Independence Square, the city is yours to discover!

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Private Car Tours

Private Full-Day Tour to Punta del Este, from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 662.00


Enjoy a pleasant full-day guided tour to the pretty resort town of Punta del Este. Considered the most important resort town in South America, your tour includes visits to Casapueblo, Brava and Mansa beaches, the Barra de Maldonado, and much more.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private City Tour of Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 150.00


Take a 3.5-hour Montevideo city sightseeing tour with a private guide. <br /><br />This tour will cover the city's historical evolution, its customs, important, picturesque neighborhoods and famous landmarks. <br />You will learn about the main components of Montevideo culture, leaving you with a deeper understanding of the city's peculiar idiosyncrasy. <br /><br />Transport and entrance fees are... Read More

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Sightseeing & City Passes

Uruguay Pass

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 10.00


Get access to exclusive discounts in the Uruguay's best restaurants, hotels, activities and shopping and more in Montevideo, Colonia and Punta del Este, at any time of the year. Over 150 top establishments.

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Tours around Montevideo

Punta del Este

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 55.00


An outstanding guided tour to explore one of the four most important sea side resorts of the world Punta del Este.

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Tours around Montevideo

The Wine Roads

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 81.25


Travel along the picturesque suburbs of Montevideo where we will find fruit and vegetables cultivations surrounded by beautiful gardens and small farms. Visit the best Uruguayan wine cellars to taste all the different kinds of products for the wine lovers.

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Tours around Montevideo

Colonia del Sacramento

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 81.25


Explore the Portuguese old city of Colonia del Sacramento a UNESCO World Heritage site full of beautiful architecture history and culture.

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Tours around Montevideo

Montevideo City Tour

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 14:30)
Priced From: USD 31.25


Visit the main attractions of the Old City and enjoy a panoramic view of its most beautiful beaches as you travel through the exceptional waterfront.

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Walking Tours

Montevideo: City Tour by Car and Foot

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 109.81


Get to know Montevideo by car and foot on this tour and discover a city that blends a modern present and a colonial past.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Montevideo Wine Tour

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 169.00


Discover the Uruguayan culture with this 6-hour wine tour along the Montevideo wine route. Enjoy a wine tasting of some of their great wines paired with an appetizer of cheese and bread and also a visit to a family winery, where you will enjoy a guided visit and a wine tasting with one of the owners. On the way back discover the beautiful downtown of Montevideo.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Wine Tour from Montevideo including lunch and tasting

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 80.56


Discover a vineyard of Montevideo's wine region on this half-day tour. Learn about the winemaking process and taste several varietals, including the regional specialty, Tannat, and enjoy a typical lunch at this local winery. Round-trip transport is included.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

The Tannat Wine Experience from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 149.99


Visit to a famous family winery outside Montevideo more than 100 years old.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small Group Tour: Wine-Tasting Tour from Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 169.99


Escape Montevideo for a morning of wine tasting! One of the largest producers of wine in South America, Uruguay is known for its red wines made from tannat grapes. You'll sample these wines, plus many others, at two different wineries. During the tours of the wineries and 10 total tastings, you'll... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small Group Tour: Wine and Dine Experience from Montevideo with 3-Course Lunch

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 199.99


Experience Uruguay's fine wine and cuisine on this 5.5-hour wine tour from Montevideo! First, head out of the city to visit a local winery where you'll sample five wines, including a tannat – a rich red wine for which the winery is known. Then you'll be driven back to the city, where you'll... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Uruguay Private Winery Tour With Wine Tasting and Lunch

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 164.00


Visit an award-winning family winery and sample some of Uruguay's signature fine wines. Discover why Uruguay is one of the top wine producers in South Americatracing the wine industry's history and seeing the wine making process first-hand.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Montevideo Airport to Hotel

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 27.55


Pre-book your private arrival transfer to your Montevideo hotel from the Carrasco International Airport in and enjoy a hassle-free ride! Plan ahead and book your Montevideo arrival airport transfer in advance to enjoy a convenient, efficient and stress-free way to start your vacation.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Montevideo Airport

Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 27.55


Pre-book your private departure transfer from your Montevideo hotel to the Carrasco International Airport and enjoy hassle-free transportation! Plan ahead and book your Montevideo airport departure transfer in advance to enjoy a convenient, efficient and stress-free way to end your vacation.

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