Across the River Plate to Colonia

Buenos Aires

Take the fast ferry from Buenos Aires' port to the charming and lively UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in neighboring Uruguay. Explore the historic quarter and top highlights with your very own private guide.

Colonia del Sacramento sits across the river from Buenos Aires in neighboring Uruguay, just one hour away by fast ferry. Its charming streets are well worth a day-trip, with cobblestones in all directions, hanging flower baskets and colonial houses. Your local Uruguayan guide will greet you as you disembark the ferry to take you on a slow-paced walking tour of the town. Colonia was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, and today is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its cobbled streets lined with small bars, restaurants, craft shops and museums. Spend time exploring under your own steam and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the town's many restaurants.

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