Leave Montevideo in the morning and let us you take through the Uruguayan countryside to Colonia del Sacramento, located on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata and 180 kilometres west of Montevideo. The journey is approximately 2–2.5 hours each way.
Colonia was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese. The historical part of the town is covering a small peninsula jutting into the river and has a lot to tell about its colonial past. Visit the picturesque streets of Colonia del Sacramento, the eldest city in the country and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to explore this charming town on your own after our guided walking tour. Then we drive back to Montevideo.
- Note: the one hour walking tour is mainly over cobblestone streets.
- *The price includes a full day tour to Colonia del Sacramento, operated by coach/minibus and on foot, English-speaking guide, starting and ending at the hotel in Montevideo (approx. 08:00–17:00). Lunch and drinks are not included. This tour operates one day before embarkation or one day after disembarkation and might not be exclusive to Hurtigruten guests. Please plan additional overnights in Montevideo in order to be able to join this tour.
We are pleased to offer exciting pre & post extension programmes as well as extra hotel nights to complete your holiday experience in South America, the start and end point for your Antarctica expedition voyages.
You can extend your holiday with the program Charming Colonia del Sacramento on many of our voyages to South America and Antarctica.
For sailings with MS Fram and MS Midnatsol, please use booking code CENMVD05.
To book please call our Reservations team on 02036037112.
If you want to stay in Montevideo before or after your pre/post program, you can further extend your holiday by staying at our recommended hotels.