Duration: 3 hours
Tour Code: mvd-003
Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens are yours to discover during this scenic orientation tour of the city.
Depart the pier for the drive through the Old Town. Along the way, you will pass by such historic sites as Constitution Square, the Cathedral, Colonial Town Hall and the Solis Theatre. Additional sites to be seen include Independence Square, which features a monument dedicated to the national hero, General José Gervasio Artigas. Facing the square you will find the former Government House, now the Museum of the Presidents. Your drive will continue past 18 de Julio, the main commercial street lined with shops, cafés and office buildings, en route to a photo stop at the Congress Palace; a luxurious building that is beloved by Uruguayans. It was constructed between 1908 and 1925 in 52 shades of local marble and 12 types of wood.
Next, you will drive by the Prado neighborhood, one of the city's oldest parks and a famous sculpture called The Stagecoach, or La Diligencia. You will also see a monument dedicated to the last Charruas Indians, along with the Rose Garden and Prado Hotel. Your drive will continue past Batlle y Ordoñez Park, the Obelisk, Covered Wagon monument, or La Carreta, and Centenary Stadium. From here, you will proceed through the residential area of Carrasco before making a brief stop at Plaza Virgilio. Here, you will see the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy monument, and take in splendid views and photo opportunities of the city.
Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the ship via the coastal beaches.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking at the guests' discretion during the photo stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.