Silversea Luxury Cruises A Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay’s capital city hugs the eastern bank of the Río de la Plata. A massive coastal promenade (malecón) that passes fine beaches, restaurants, and numerous parks recalls the sunny sophistications of the Mediterranean and is always dotted with Montevideans strolling, exercising, and lounging along the water. Montevideo has its share of glitzy shopping avenues and modern office buildings, balanced with its historic old city and sumptuous colonial architecture, as well as numerous leafy plazas and parks. View more

It is hard not to draw comparisons to its sister city Buenos Aires across the river, and indeed Montevideo strikes many as a calmer, more manageable incarnation of Argentina's capital.When the weather's good, La Rambla, a 22-km (14-mile) waterfront avenue that links the Old City with the eastern suburbs and changes names about a dozen times, gets packed with fishermen, ice-cream vendors, and joggers. Around sunset, volleyball and soccer games wind down as couples begin to appear for evening strolls. Polls consistently rate Montevideo as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America. After one visit here, especially on a lovely summer evening, you probably will agree.

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Excursions depuis Montevideo

Juanico Winery Tour & Tasting

Indulge your senses with the exquisite beauty and flavours of the Juanico region during this memorable, half-day tour and tasting excursion to the historic Juanico Winery.


Juanico Region and Winery

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive northwest of Montevideo to the Juanico Winery. One of the Juanico region's leading wineries, the Juanico Winery features approximately 700 acres (about 233 hectares) of vineyards capable of producing up to 1.5 million gallons. The privileged soil and micro‐climate of the Juanicó Region has turned this area into a renowned viticulture site. The first vineyards in the region were planted in 1835. Today, the best classic varieties are grown using an intelligent canopy management system based on organic agriculture principles.


Juanico Wine Varieties

Among white varieties are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Gris. Red varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, and the flagship Uruguayan variety Tannat, which produces a full‐bodied red wine that has carved a niche for Uruguayan wines. Presently, Uruguayan winemakers have entered their wines into very competitive markets, where they are receiving international recognition and gold medals at the most prestigious international wine competitions.


Juanico Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Coastal Drive

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the vineyards and company's facilities, which are equipped with state‐of‐the‐art processing machinery, and a wine cellar, built in 1840. After you are comfortably seated in the wine cellar with a plate of cold meats, cheeses and bread, one of the winery's oenologists conducts a tasting of some of their top wines. At the conclusion of your visit, re‐board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier along the coastal beach road.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and many steps to access the wine cellar. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.

Montevideo Highlights & Tango

Experience the splendid sights, sounds and history of Montevideo during this picturesque, half-day excursion through the city, and a tour and tango performance at Bar Fun Fun.


Montevideo City. Monuments, Parks and Gardens

Depart the pier for scenic drive through Montevideo City, and explore its monuments, parks and gardens. Your first stop is next to Independence Square; in its centre stands a monument dedicated to national hero, José Gervasio Artigas, and his Mausoleum. Facing Independence Square, see the Government House (President's Museum) and Solis Theatre.


18 de Julio, Legislative Palace and Prado Neighbourhood

Next, re-board your coach and drive along the main commercial street, 18 de Julio, which is lined with shops, cafés and office buildings. A photo stop is made at the Legislative Palace, the Parliament building were Congress and Senate meets. Constructed between 1908 and 1925 with 52 kinds of local marble and 12 types of wood, this impressive building is the pride of Uruguay. Drive past the Prado neighbourhood, where one of the oldest parks in the city hosts the famous La Diligencia sculpture (The Stage Coach), and a monument to the last Charrua Indians.


Batlle & Ordoñez Park, Plaza Virgilio and Bar Fun Fun

Upon arrival at Batlle & Ordoñez Park, a photo stop is made at the La Carreta monument (Covered Wagon) before resuming your drive past the Obelisk and Soccer Stadium, and on to the residential area of Carrasco. Here, a photo stop is made at Plaza Virgilio, home to a monument dedicated to fallen Navy soldiers and excellent views of the city. Leaving Plaza Virgilio, drive along the coast and past beautiful beaches, then stop for a guided tour of the Bar Fun Fun, a glass of 'uvita' (typical drink), tango music and a performance of this beautiful dance. Founded in 1895, Bar Fun Fun is considered a living monument Montevideo's culture. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the photo stops. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Montevideo (within Montevideo city limits only) at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 9 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Montevideo (within Montevideo city limits only) at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 9 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Montevideo at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Montevideo (within Montevideo city limits only) at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Montevideo City Sights, Winery & Milonga Show

Experience the city with this complete tour of Montevideo´s monuments, parks and gardens. Journey on to Spiniglio Winery for a taste of local wines and be provided with a Milonga and Tango performance.


Montevideo City

Depart the pier area on your motor coach en route to your first stop next to Independence Square, at the center of which stands a monument dedicated to national hero José Gervasio Artigas and his Mausoleum. Facing the Independence square is the Government House (Presidents Museum) and the Solis Theatre. Re-board the coach to ride along the main commercial street 18 de Julio lined with shops, cafés and office buildings. A photo stop will take place at the Legislative Palace, the Parliament building were Congress and Senate meet. This impressive building is the pride of Uruguay and was constructed between 1908-1925 with 52 kinds of local marble and 12 types of wood.


Drive to Batlle & Ordoñez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta monument (Covered Wagon) and the Soccer Stadium, continuing to the residential area of Carrasco. There will be a stop at Plaza Virgilio, where there is a monument dedicated to fallen Navy soldiers, and from which an excellent view of the city will offer a great photo opportunity. Continue your drive along the coast toward the district of Cuchilla Pereira called " The Wine Land ", about 30 minutes away from downtown area.


Spingolio Winery

A real winery full of history founded in 1898. Visit the wine cellar and the old machinery museum. At the wine vault of the 1800's you will have the chance to enjoy a performance that recreates the era in which the tango emerged in the Rio de la Plata. Dancers and Singers will make you feel you are being transported back in time and that are part of the Uruguayan history of the late 1800's while enjoying the best national wines and delicious local snacks. Your tour will then return you back to pier and the ship via your motor coach.


Your tour will then return you back to pier and the ship via your motor coach.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over paved and unpaved surfaces. This tour would not be recommended for those guests who utilise a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Some stairs will be encountered at the winery to reach the cellar. We suggest you wear lightweight clothing; comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen. The tour sequence may vary or be reversed.

18 holes at Club de Golf del Uruguay

Enjoy a day of golf playing 18 holes at the Club de Golf del Uruguay in beautiful Montevideo. Originally began as a society of 30 members in 1922, the club was originally named "Uruguay Golf Club" but slowly changed its name to "Club de Golf del Uruguay" as it was Considered a more Castilian (Spanish) expression.


Club de Golf del Uruguay

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the Golf Club located in the center-south area of the city of Montevideo along the coast of the Rio de la Plata in the residential area of Punta Carretas The location of the field and the design of Dr. Mackenzie provide a setting of elegance and refinement which can be seen in few cities around the world.


The club is situated in the middle of a beautiful residential area, in a park of 36 hectares (89 acres) in a panoramic spot and just five minutes from the town centre.


The greens are broad and bunkers very well protect most of them; the tree-lined fairways are quite narrow in some cases, whilst several holes have out of bounds.

Hole number 2, a par 4 of 447 yards with out of bounds to the left, wide fairway and a cross bunker at the level of the 200 yards. Hole number 14, a par 5 of 531 yards with out of bounds to the left, a water Hazard 60 yards to the green and Bunkers at both sides of the green. Hole number 16 has been recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the 500 Best holes in the world.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of activity and includes roundtrip transportation to and from the port and golf course. Green fees and shared caddy are included in the price of the tour. Club Rental is approximately US $45.00. Optional rentals and purchases are not a part of the programme and are to be paid directly to the pro shop. Golf attire is mandatory; no jeans, tee-shirts or tank tops permitted. Golfers may wear soft-spiked golf shoes. Golf must be booked at least 7 days prior to play and is subject to cancellation charges if cancelled within this time. A minimum participation of two golfers is required to operate this tour.

Colonia del Sacramento

Embrace the scenic beauty and Colonial past of Colonia del Sacramento during a full-day tour of this charming old city. Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles.


Depart the pier for the approximate 2-hour, 115-mile (about 180-kilometre) drive to the beautiful city of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest city in the country. En route, take in pleasant rural settings offering marvellous views of the Uruguayan countryside.


Walking Tour

Upon arrival in Colonia del Sacramento, take a walking tour along the cobblestone streets and stone walls of the Old City. Highlights of your visit include the streets of Santa Rita, San Gabriel, the Matriz Church, San Pedro Road, the Bastion del Carmen, Puerta del Campo, and Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo. The famous Street of Sighs, or 'Calle de los Suspiros', is often used as a setting for historical films.


The historic sites are complemented by the natural beauty of the city, as evidenced by the La Plata River and the emblematic monuments that stand out on the horizon, including the cathedral, lighthouse and nearby Real de San Carlos Bullring.


Following lunch at the Mesón de la Plaza restaurant (or similar), enjoy some free time to shop or browse.


At the place and time advised by your guide, re-board your coach for the approximate 2.15-hour return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) on uneven cobblestone surfaces and narrow streets and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest guests dress in seasonal attire and wear flat, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. Order of sites and tour duration may vary. USD and local currency only are accepted at souvenir shops.

Biking Montevideo

Discover Montevideo by bicycle on this half-day tour. To really see this city there is no better way to discover all it has to offer then from the seat of a bicycle.


Bike Tour

Departing the pier on your bicycle, follow your guides as they take you on a memorable, scenic tour around this thriving city. Ride directly from the port area on your way to the Old City. It is here that you will see such highlights as Independence Square, Salvo Palace, Solis Theatre, Mercosur Building, Rodo Park, Punta Carretas Lighthouse.


Enjoy the sea breeze as you ride along the coastal road with the sea at your side. Although there are no inside visits to these venues, there will be plenty of great photo opportunities to take memorable pictures of the sites along the way of your day in Montevideo.


Following an approximate 2.5-hour ride return to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves moderate to extensive activity and is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition. Helmets are provided and must be worn during the ride. We recommend guests dress in comfortable clothing and wear sneakers, a hat and plenty of sun-protection. Bring a backpack for your camera, bottled water and sun screen. Due to the popularity of this programme; requested tickets become non-refundable within 14 days of sailing. Please reserve your tickets early as not to be disappointed as there is a limited number of availability.

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