Across the River Plate to Colonia
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.