Montevideo City Tour: A very enjoyable tour visiting the most attractive sights and landmarks of the city, very rich in history and architecture including several photo stops. Among other sites, you visit the residential areas of Carrasco, Punta Gorda, Pocitos and the unique waterfront promenade (Rambla) along the natural beaches. Following a visit to downtown, Independence Square and the Parliament, you arrive at Prado an old style romantic neighborhood with green parks and impressive monuments. Also, you see the Old City, which is the heart of Montevideo, founded in 1724, finishing with lunch at the Port Market.
Lunch at Port Market. Behind its 200 years old porticos, each “parrillada” stalls displaying delicious barbecued meat, achuras and pamplonas. Outside, candombe and handicrafts This is an old-fashioned market. There is no doubt about it. Just visiting its outdoor area and surrounding its venue, we can realize we are in the Ciudad Vieja (Old City), a few meters away from the port of Montevideo. Inaugurated in October 10th 1868, both the English and the Montevidean newspapers from those days referred to the size of the works managed by the Spanish businessman Pedro Sáenz de Zumarán and a group of Uruguayan entrepreneurs. Its construction in the English style, was carried out at the Union Foundry workshops in Liverpool. Such professionalism was also seen in the assembling of the venue, a process in which professionals from England took part. The European architecture takes us back to those days in which everything was auctioned inside. Vegetables, fruits and meat coming from the inland areas, as well as African slaves and other illegal imports from old Europe were sold in this market.
Dinner – Show at “El Milongón”: In the heart of Montevideo, tourists can enjoy a dinner theater with an important display of music and choreography of candombe, tango, milonga and folk music. The place promises its visitors an outstanding show in a setting where the tiniest details have been taken care of. El Milongon, with dim lights and candles on each table creating an intimate environment with a dance floor in the middle of the venue, surrounded by a red carpet. A great expectation can be breathed in the air. Tango and folk music show included, 3 course dinner, wines included. www.elmilongon.com.uy
La Bodega Vinos Finos H Stagnari offers tours,wine tasting and lunch. This is a family winery that has been professionalized and is now synonymous with excellence for the high quality of its wines, because they are made with care and personal dedication of its owner, winemaker Hector Stagnari.
In his short career, this winery has won two titles of “World Champion Red Wines of Uruguay”, with wines “Dayman” and “Dynasty”, besides having the Tannat wine most awarded in the world: “Tanta Viejo”, that you can enjoy during your visit to our house.
The Tannat vine, was introduced in Uruguay in 1874 and our country is now the number one producer of these wines.
The Stagnari family sought ideal soil-climate conditions for each type of grape, so that the red varieties were introduced in the north and white in the south. Los Vinos Finos H. Stagnari are made exclusively from grapes from their own vineyards.
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Full day tour, visiting Piriapolis, Rambla de los Argentinos and going up to the top of San Antonio Hill. You visit the Punta del Este region and landmarks. Such as the Peninsula and downtown, the Lighthouse, the Port, Artigas Square, Brava Beach and other beaches, residential areas such as San Rafael, Golf, Rincon del Indio and Beverly Hills, among others with celebrities’ mansions. La Barra and the undulating bridges, you will continue the city tour visiting Pinares and up to Punta Ballena and Casapueblo (entrance fee to Casapueblo Museum is not included). Free time for lunch, walking or shopping. Return to Hotel in Montevideo.
San Pedro de Timote Farm: This farm might be the most prestigious and best known historic Estancia of Uruguay. As an estancia, in the 19th and 20th century sense of an estancia it was founded by Pedro Jose Jackson in 1854. However these were also the lands of Uruguay’s first and most important Jesuit farms and thus the very first European agricultural venture : Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados, founded 1740’s, being roughly 100.000 hectares in size and run for a few decades until the Jesuits were expelled from South America in 1767. Fort he last 150 years, San Pedro farm has been linked to the most prominent names of Estanciero or farming families, the Jacksons, Hebers and for almost 100 years the Gallinals. All having been in their times pioneers of agriculture, introducing new livestock breeds and improving productivity. While San Pedro de Timote was always a lifestock venture, and during most of the 20th having been a sheep wool producing one on its roughly 30.000 hectare, it changed hands again at the end of the 1990’s, to be since then run as a tourist farm or Hotel de Campo. Today San Pedro receives guests, be it for the day or over night in one of the roughly 30 bedrooms, who can enjoy the stately and historic charm of the estate, making long strolls through 500 hectare of park, horse ride, or on a winter day settle by the side of one of the huge open fire places. A day tour can give you an idea of what the farming life in Uruguay is, strolling its wonderful park, horseriding and seeing the workers (gauchos) in their farming tasks and tasting a great barbecue (asado).
Including: return ferry tickets Montevideo-Buenos Aires-Montevideo / bilingual guide / city tour/ one night at 4 star hotel / dinner at tango show / transfer to Montevideo Port / transfer to hotel in Montevideo