Best Private Montevideo Shore Excursion: City Tour. Optional WineTasting Tour.

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From $165.00

48 reviews   (4.48)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Montevideo, Montevideo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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While in port in Montevideo, enjoy a private, 4-hour shore excursion of Uruguay’s charming capital city. With a private guide, see top attractions like Parliament Palace, Constitution Square and Independence Plaza. You’ll visit several coastal barrios, learning about the distinctive design of the buildings along with Montevideo’s history. View the city’s coastline with its picturesque beaches and stroll the waterfront walkway in Old City. You can also upgrade to include a winemaking tour at a local vineyard and a tasting of Uruguay’s award-winning tannat wine.

What's Included

Port pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Viator's worry-free policy

Wine tasting + empanadas (if option selected)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Wine tasting + empanadas (if option not selected)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • Duration is 4 hours for just the city tour and 6 hours if winery tour and tasting selected
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We will be operating only with private groups, only your party, and we follow government mandates.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Port of Call Montevideo
Cruise terminal

• Admission Ticket Free

Palacio Legislativo
One of Montevideo's most impressive landmarks is this neo-classical, three-story building, constructed in the early 1900s, and housing significant works of art inside.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mercado del Puerto
At one time a train station, this wrought-iron structure is now a market housing an array of restaurants that specialize in meat and seafood dishes.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ciudad Vieja
This “Old City” by the harbor retains remnants of the past, like iron gates and colonial street lamps, and, with antique shops, museums and cafes, it’s a great place for browsing.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Matriz
Smaller leafy square with a beautiful fountain in the middle & surrounded by the Town Hall, Cathedral & The Beautiful Club Uruguay.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Independencia
This prominent plaza divides the old from the new Uruguay, and is surrounded by an interesting array of architectural styles. It also contains a statue of General Artigas, considered the father of Uruguay.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Batlle
The park is some 60 acres in area and includes the Estadio Centenario national football stadium. Plenty of vegetation and shady trees.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Estadio Centenario
The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution. It is listed by FIFA as one of the football world's classic stadiums. In 1983 it was declared by FIFA as the only historical monument of World Football. The stadium was the scene of Uruguay's win in the Final of 1930 and Club Nacional de Football´s win in the final of Libertadores Cup 1980 and 1988.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rambla de Montevideo
Amazing views of the beach and Rio de la Plata.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

This fashionable seaside neighborhood has all the amenities: shopping malls, movies, restaurants and bars.

• Admission Ticket Free

Playa Pocitos
This fashionable seaside neighborhood has all the amenities: shopping malls, movies, restaurants and bars.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Theatre Solis
Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned conductors, composers and performers until 1930, and now features occasional cultural events.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM
Food Court and restaurants...all dry goods and garden fair you could ask for, safe affordable and sometimes free live performances.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral de Montevideo
Notable for its domed bell towers, this 1804 cathedral is the burial place for some of the country’s most important figures.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pizzorno Family Estates
Our visits are always accompanied by one of the members of our family, a unique opportunity to know our stories and share our passion.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


wonderful tour!
Alvaro_C, 31-03-2020
Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. She paid attention to detail and made it very interesting.
The driver was also fabulous and very helpful with my husband who is disabled and we travel with a mobility scooter. He was wonderful about taking it on and off the van and assisting my husband.
Wine tour and cultural information from tour guide.
John_D, 26-02-2020
We really enjoyed our tour and wine tasting. Guillermo shared lots of good information about Montevideo and his love of the area. He also gave us some excellent cultural aspects of the country. The wines at the family owned winery were great. The place was very welcoming. Highly recommend this tour. We arrived from a cruise ship and were met at the pier.
Great Montevideo Tour
James_R, 26-02-2020
Great guide. Had a wonderful day, saw all of the highlights. Even received Tango lessons. This was one of the highlights of our 18 day trip. Highly recommend.
Good City Tour
Kim G, 18-04-2020
We took this private tour for the two of us from our cruise ship when we docked in Montevideo for the day.

Our driver/guide was there waiting for us at the end of the pier and quickly took us to his waiting van. The driver was knowledgeable however his command of the English language was limited to only what he needed to communicate to us. He was able to explain what we were seeing very well (although with a heavy accent) but when we asked questions he didn't really understand. The biggest issue I had with having the driver act as a guide as well was that he obviously couldn't turn around to talk towards us as he had to pay attention to the road. This meant that between the heavy accent and the fact that he wasn't facing us made it difficult to sometimes understand what he was saying.

Aside from that, he was very attentive to us, stopping for pictures and being very patient if we wanted to stop and spend some time walking along in an area rather than driving. We covered a huge amount of ground and I feel that we really got to see all the major highlights in the city.

The city overall is quite European in style and the building architect is beautiful. He showed us the areas that were affluent both residential and the beach resort areas but didn't really see where the average locals live. That was ok for us as we had been driven into the countryside the day prior on a wine tour and saw the reality then.

Good tour if you really only have the day there and want to cover as much as possible.
Good for just highlights
evelyn s, 19-04-2020
This was a four hour tour of the city. Our tour guide was on time but the van was a little late as he went to the wrong port . We rode around the city with our guide pointing out the Old city and the new part of town. In the Old City we went to a park and a historical cathedral. We spent a lot of time in the cathedral which was good for some of the people in our group but a good majority found it too long. A quick drive infront of the Parliament, the residential houses by the beach and then back to the port where she basically gave us instructions on how to go to the Port Market. It is an interesting place as far as eating but not so much for shopping. Shopping was much better in Independence Hill which we found by ourselves.

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