Full Day Tour to Colonia in Uruguay with Return Fast Ferry Tickets & Walking Tour in Colonia

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Get to know the charming city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Enjoy a 1-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires to Colonia followed by a Guided Walking Tour in Colonia. Then, explore Colonia on your own. At the end of the day board the ferry to go back to Buenos Aires.


  • Enjoy a 1-hour fast ferry ride from Buenos Aires ferry terminal to Colonia del Sacramento port in Uruguay

  • Explore Colonia historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a tour guide

  • Then, enjoy the rest of the day to see all that Colonia has to offer at your own pace

  • Take the ferry back to Buenos Aires at the end of the day and choose between a departure from Colonia at 16:00 or 20:00


Tours to Uruguay
Departs From:
Buenos Aires
Meeting Point:
Ferry terminal in Av. Antartida Argentina 821, Buenos Aires
10 to 13 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:15 AM
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Discover Colonia del Sacramento, a charming uruguayan city facing Buenos Aires on the other side of Rio de la Plata basin with this self-guided tour that includes return fast ferry tickets and a walking tour in Colonia.

Early in the morning, head to Buenos Aires Ferry Terminal for check in and board the fast ferry that will take you to Uruguay in just one hour!

Upon arrival to Colonia terminal, head to the Tour counter of the ferry company to take your Colonia Walking Tour.

Your guide will take you to downtown Colonia, the historic area of the city located within walking distance of the ferry terminal and that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Walk its beautiufuk cobblestone streets built by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Discover Colonia's main square, the City Gate and wooden drawbridge known as Portón de Campo, the lighthouse and convent ruins of the 17th century Convent of San Francisco, the Basilica of the Holy Sacrament, the Portuguese Museum, Portuguese Casa de Nacarello house, the Municipal Museum and much more!

Then, enjoy the rest of the day on your own to have lunch by the water, do some shopping, visit Colonia's museums and attractions and rent a bike to go up to the old bullring.

Go back to Colonia Ferry Terminal one hour before your ferry departure time for check in. Then, board the ferry and relax during the 1-hour ride back to Buenos Aires Ferry Terminal.

You'll arrive in Buenos Aires at the same time or 1 hour later depending on your travel date due to the time difference between Argentina and Uruguay from October to March.


07:15: Check in at the Ferry Terminal of Buenos Aires

08:15: Boarding and departure

09:15: Arrival to Colonia, Uruguay

Enjoy a guided Walking Tour and the rest of the day at leisure

15:00 or 19:00: Check in at the Ferry Terminal of Colonia

16:00 or 20:00: : Boarding and departure

17:00 or 21:00: Arrival to Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Schedules are subject to change.


  • 1-hour fast roundtrip ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia and Colonia from Buenos Aires

  • Snacks on board

  • 1-hour Walking Tour in Colonia with a bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Guide assistance except during the Walking Tour in Colonia

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This is NOT a guided day trip. The price only includes a return ferry ticket from Buenos Aires to Colonia and Colonia to Buenos Aires and a guided walking tour in Colonia.

  • You must bring your passport with you.

  • Please check visa requirements to enter/leave Argentina and enter/leave Uruguay

  • Citizens If you are a citizen from the United States, Australia and Canada you must bring with you the payment receipt of the reciprocity fee to present it at the Immigration control when entering Argentina from Uruguay.

  • We recommend you to check in at the Ferry Terminal at least 45 minutes to 1 hour before the ferry departure time.

  • There is a one hour time difference between Argentina and Uruguay from October to March, Uruguay being one hour ahead of Argentina.

  • The ferry tickets and walking tour are not refundable.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% Cancellation Fee (Non-refundable): 365 days prior to date of activity.

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