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Although we are now working from home, if you are due to travel shortly we will be in touch to support and guide you in either postponing or cancelling your trip, based on Foreign Office advice and your insurance arrangements.
 
When you feel ready to do so, we are here to help you plan your next holiday, knowing availability in many key destinations is already tight for next year. To help you move forward with confidence, our booking conditions have been relaxed in case you are unable to travel due to COVID-19 issues beyond your control (eg a new wave of infections; visa restrictions; mandatory quarantine; or cancellation of your international flight).
 
Thank you for your ongoing kindness & support in these difficult times. And remember that all our holidays are fully financially protected, wherever in the world you live.

Warm regards

Claire Farley, Managing Director

Colonia del Sacramento

Over 100 miles west of Montevideo, along the Rio de la Plata, lies the magical World Heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento. This well-preserved and charming colonial town is just a 30 miles ferry ride from Buenos Aires and its cobbled streets attract many visitors from Argentina.
 
The oldest town in Uruguay, Colonia was actually founded by the Portuguese in 1610 and the Spanish finally took control in 1777. At its beautiful heart is the Barrio Historico, with its preserved buildings from the Portuguese settlement, fused with the later Spanish architecture - and incredible world famous sunsets. Just find a seat and a drink at dusk and watch the show! The Barrio is surrounded on three sides by water, which only enhances its unique, relaxed atmosphere. You can cruise on the river or take the trip to Buenos Aires.
 
Stroll down the Calle de los Suspiros – the Street of Sighs – a narrow cobbled street flanked by 18th century colonial houses where time seems to have stopped. The colours and the river view are outstanding. The local food is tasty so enjoy and relax. The beautifully simple Basilica Del Santismo Sacramento is also well worth a visit. Its classic Catholic style and original pillars from 1680 are complemented by an amazing array of mobiles of birds and butterflies, hanging from the ceiling.  Download our Uruguay brochure (PDF 0.5 Mb)
 
ALL OUR COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO HOLIDAYS ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live. Selling holidays for over 15 years.
Colonisation here was divided between the Portuguese and the Spanish and the Portuguese story is told beautifully in the Museo Portuguese, in the centre of the Barrio. Situated in a lovely 18th century colonial building it houses a wide range of excellent exhibits from Portuguese colonial history.
 
A favourite meeting place is the Plaza Mayor, the biggest in town. It is lined with shops, restaurants and bars and it is a great place to join the artists and craft workers and eat, shop or just chill.
 
Buenos Aires + Iguazu Falls + Uruguay Highlights
ARJ12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Photo Punta Del Este  Montevideo Uruguay Buenos Aires Iguazu Falls Montevideo

Combine Argentina and Uruguay on this 2-country holiday. Start in exciting Buenos Aires, with its tango & gaucho (cowboy) culture and outstanding food and wine. Then fly to the magnificent Iguazu Falls - one of the finest sights on earth - before completing your holiday taking the hovercraft to Montevideo & relaxing on the splendid beaches of Punta del Este. Hovercraft & all transfer included.

Photo Punta Del Este  Montevideo Uruguay Buenos Aires Iguazu Falls Montevideo
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Buenos Aires
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City Tour
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Gaucho Ranch
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Tigre Delta
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Iguazu Falls
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Rio Del Plata Ferry
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Uruguay
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Montevideo
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Punta Del Este
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Atlantic Beaches
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Buenos Aires
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City Tour
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Gaucho Ranch
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Tigre Delta
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Iguazu Falls
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Rio Del Plata Ferry
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Uruguay
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Montevideo
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Punta Del Este
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Atlantic Beaches
Wildlife of Uruguay: Santa Teresa + Rocha + Colonia
WRC12M
11 NIGHTS
FROM £2,595
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Uruguay Wildlife Holidays Santa Teresa Rocha Polonio Colonia Carmelo

Our tailormade Uruguay wildlife holidays explore the flora & fauna of this beautiful country. From Montevideo, we travel to Santa Teresa Nature Reserve on the Atlantic coast to see green sea turtles, the sea lion colony at Cabo Polonio & the birdlife at Rocha Lagoon. We then head Jose Ignatio & the charming colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento. All transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Uruguay Wildlife Holidays Santa Teresa Rocha Polonio Colonia Carmelo
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Montevideo
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La Paloma
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Santa Teresa, Sea Turtles
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Rocha Lagoon, Birdlife
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Cabo Polonio, Sea Lions
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Jose Iganatio
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Beaches
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Colonia del Sacramento
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Old City
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Uruguay Wildlife Holidays
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Montevideo
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La Paloma
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Santa Teresa, Sea Turtles
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Rocha Lagoon, Birdlife
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Cabo Polonio, Sea Lions
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Jose Iganatio
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Beaches
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Colonia del Sacramento
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Old City
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Uruguay Wildlife Holidays
Buenos Aires + Uruguay: Montevideo, Carmelo, Colonia
WRA12M
11 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Buenos Aires Uruguay Montevideo Colonia Carmelo Winelands

Combine two countries on this exciting holiday to Buenos Aires and Uruguay. Enjoy a city tour & tango show in Argentina's vibrant capital city, before taking the high speed hydrofoil ferry across the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo, continuing to the Carmelo Winelands and the picturesque colonial town of Colonia del Sacrameno. All transfers, ferry & specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Buenos Aires Uruguay Montevideo Colonia Carmelo Winelands
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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City Tour & Tango Show
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Hydrofoil Ferry
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Montevideo
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Plaza Independencia
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Carmelo
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Western Vineyards
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Colonia del Sacramento
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Portón de Campo
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Holiday, Buenos Aires and Uruguay
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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City Tour & Tango Show
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Hydrofoil Ferry
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Montevideo
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Plaza Independencia
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Carmelo
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Western Vineyards
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Colonia del Sacramento
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Portón de Campo
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Holiday, Buenos Aires and Uruguay
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