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Punta Del Este, Uruguay-port

Spend the day enjoying this beautiful, chic beach resort, its marinas, museums and fascinating shops. Or venture into the equally picturesque countryside and visit a cattle station. Take a trip to Sea Wolves Island and view a colony of endangered sea lions and seals. Visit the 18th-century city of Maldonado with its many enchanting buildings, cathedral and lovely museum. Look for fine leather goods, jewelry and artwork. Excellent beef and seafood highlight the menus here.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Art & Culture of Punta Del Este
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Enjoy Nature
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Punta Del Este
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Punta Del Este & the Casapueblo Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Punta Del Este Bike Tour
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Punta Del Este City Tour
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Punta Del Este Open Art
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sea Wolves Island
    Seated TourRegent Choice

Art & Culture of Punta Del Este

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 6 hours

Tour Code: PDP-005

Explore the cultural side of Punta del Este through a tour of its finest museums and most architecturally rich neighborhoods.

As you leave the pier, you will commence a drive through Punta del Este, a glamorous city on a scenic peninsula. Beautiful beaches are among its biggest attractions, and you will soon see two of the best in this so-called "St. Tropez of South America". Playa Mansa curves around the calmer bay side, and Playa Brava fronts the ocean. Still, there is much more to Punta del Este, especially for those seeking luxury, which is why wealthy South Americans find it so magnetic.

The city's inspirational culture shines in the Ralli Museum of Contemporary Art, which is located in a lovely Spanish-style building in the fashionable Beverly Hills neighborhood. Admire the collection of paintings and sculpture by some of Latin America's most talented artists, complemented by European works by Dali, Chagall and others. Following your time at the Ralli Museum, you will make a stop at Golero Avenue, the city's main thoroughfare and most exquisite shopping district. After approximately 90-minutes at leisure in this great shopping locale where you can browse for souvenirs and grab a quick lunch, you will continue on to Casapueblo.

Home of famed Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, Casapueblo is a sprawling white complex perched on a bluff above the ocean and houses many of the artist's most definitive works. During your guided visit of this charming site, you will not only enjoy some fabulous views, but also a flute of champagne.

At the conclusion of your visit, you will rejoin your coach and travel back to the pier.

Please Note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time on Golero Avenue. 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 a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual clothing; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.