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Discover the first colonial city in South America when you take the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento. Explore the picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses in one of Uruguay's oldest cities.

Discover the first colonial city in South America when you take the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento. Explore the picturesque cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses in one of Uruguay's oldest cities.

Ferry to Colonia del Sacramento

We'll meet up at your chosen time at Puerto Madero Sur in Buenos Aires, from where the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento departs. Once onboard, you'll sail across the River Plate to one of the first colonial cities in South America.

After a journey of an 1 hour 30 minutes, we'll arrive in the historic Uruguayan city which you can then explore at your leisure. Declared a World Heritage Site, Colonia is full of colorful houses, art galleries, and cobbled streets which you can stroll through.

You can discover the mixture of Portuguese and Spanish colonial architecture, as well as investigating its history by admiring the Gateway of the Citadel, also called the Gateway of the Country, or the Street of Sighs, the hallmark of Colonia.

Timetables

Several ferries depart every day, when making the reservation, you can select the day and time of the departure from Buenos Aires. On the next page of the booking process, you can choose the time of return from Colonia del Sacramento. If you choose the round trip option, you must return to Buenos Aires on the same day.

  • Departures from Colonia del Sacramento: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 4:30 pm, 6 pm and 8:15 pm
  • Departures from Buenos Aires: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 8 pm

You can also return to Buenos Aires the next day or two days later - the choice is yours!

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Price

Adults Children under 1 year old
One way ferry trip
US$ 50
US$ 6.25
Return ferry trip
US$ 87.50
US$ 12.50

One way ferry trip

  • Adults

    US$ 50
  • Children under 1 year old

    US$ 6.25

Return ferry trip

  • Adults

    US$ 87.50
  • Children under 1 year old

    US$ 12.50

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes - 2 hours 30 minutes.

Included

Ferry trip to Colonia de Sacramento from Buenos Aires.

Return ferry trip to Buenos Aires from Colonia del Sacramento (optional).

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. Free wheelchair loan service available. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more

Visual: Varies according to the attraction included. Provides signage for wayfinding and orientation.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What happens if there is no availability?

    A - If there is no availability, you will be given the option to do the activity at a different time.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Cancellations

If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 70%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

155 Av. Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane

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