Jeff Rasley

...Experience Uruguay the auténtico way!

WEEKLY HISTORIC CITY GROUP WALKING TOUR - approx. 2,5-3h

Palacio Salvo, Plaza Idependencia

Carnival  Museum

Candombe-Drums Street Art

Discover Montevideo`s Historic Center, Uruguayan culture and traditions!

FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS - THE STARTING POINT OF THE TOUR IS JUST A 5 MINUTE TAXI RIDE FROM THE PORT. 

THE TOUR WILL END RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE PORT! :-)

We will start off the tour with a complete visit of the Palacio Salvo, Montevideo´s most iconic building located on Plaza Independencia: We will visit the viewing deck on the 25th floor, the roof top terrace of the 10th floor and will also explore the interior of the impressive building, that was originally meant to operate as a luxury hotel.

Afterwards we will continue our walk to see the most important sights of the Ciudad Vieja such as the Plaza Independencia, the Solis Theatre (just from the outside) and the Constitution Square with the cathedral.

Our next stop will be Zabala Square. Here we will have a little break and you will receive an introduction to the Uruguayan mate culture. Mate, pronounced „ma-tay“ , is a caffeine containing tea, that locals drink with a metal straw from a gourd. We will prepare some mate and you will learn all about the ritual and the etiquette – and of course, you are invited to try!

Afterwards, we continue our walk to the port area and another highlight will be a guided tour through the Carnival Museum to get an insight into Uruguay´s unique carnival culture.

The tour will end at the Mercado del Puerto, an old market hall filled with BBQ-restaurants - a great place for a typical Uruguayan BBQ-lunch (not included in the tour). If you would like to have lunch here, we can help you order.

Optional: Wine-tasting (3 wines) at a little wine-bar in the port area (approx. 1h).

The majority of Uruguayans have Spanish, French Basque or Italian roots. Therefore, it is not surprising that wine plays an important role in Uruguay´s culture! There are many – often family-run  wineries close to Montevideo that produce excellent wines. ¨Tannat¨, a

full-bodied red wine, is Uruguay´s signature grape. Explore the world of Uruguayan wines in a wine tasting

PRICES: 

  • 35 US-Dollars per person

  • Guaranteed with 4 participants, max. 10 participants per tour. 

  • Starting time 10 a.m.

  • Duration: 2.5 - 3h

  • Optional Wine-tasting: The wine tasting will cost between 20 and 35 USD per person. If you are interested in the tasting, please let us know and we will send you the applicable price for your visit.

DATES

  • From November 25th 2017 until December 30th SATURDAYS: November 25th & December 2nd, 9th and 16th.

  • January - March 14th 2018 WEDNESDAYSJanuary 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st  & February 7th, 14th, 28th & March 7th and 14th

In order to make your reservation, just send an email to: experience@uruguay-autentico.com or just fill out the contact form below: