...Experience Uruguay the auténtico way!
Montevideo Walking Tour - approx. 2,5-3h
View from the Palacio Salvo, Plaza Idependencia
Candombe-Drums Street Art
Discover Montevideo`s Historic Center, Uruguayan culture and traditions!
FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS - THIS TOUR CAN START AND END AT 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
1 Solo-Traveler: 135 US-Dollars
2 Travelers: 70 US-Dollars per person
For price info for bigger groups, please send as an email.
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.
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