Montevideo

The atmospheric Ciudad Vieja
The bustling Mercado del Puerto
The presidential Torre Ejecutiva

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Montevideo

A trendy city

As you sail on an MSC cruise to South AmericaMontevideo is the port for you. Founded in 1726 as a fortress against Portuguese encroachment on the northern shore of the Río de la Plata, it had an excellent trading position and, following a turbulent and often violent early history, its growth was rapid.
A shore excursion on your MSC South America cruise can be the opportunity to discover Montevideo. It may appear humble at first, but this is a seriously cool, confident city. If you’ve ever seen a fictionalized version of Havana on TV or film, it’s quite possible it was actually shot in Montevideo’s Ciudad Vieja, so reminiscent are its streets of those in the Cuban capital.

Dotted among the crumbling houses and cobbled streets are endearingly bizarre (and mostly free) museums and galleries, while the highlight is the glorious Mercado del Puerto. A good place to start a walking tour of the Ciudad Vieja is the Puerta de la Ciudadela, dating to 1746, marking the original site of the Citadel of Montevideo on the Plaza Independencia.

This square commemorates the emergence of Uruguay as a sovereign nation, and a 17m-high statue and mausoleum of José Artigas, the man credited with kick-starting Uruguay’s independence campaign against Spain and Portugal, stands aptly in the centre.

The area around the plaza contains eclectic architectural styles from different periods, from the Torre Ejecutiva where the president performs his duties, to the bulbous tower of the Palacio Salvo, built on the reported site of the first ever performance of tango. Tucked behind the plaza’s south-western corner is the celebrated Teatro Solís, the most prestigious theatre in the country, completed in 1856 and remodelled a few times thereafter.

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  • MONTEVIDEO & BOUZA VINEYARDS WITH
    WINE TASTING

    NATURLIGA UNDERVERK
    • Lång bussresa

    • Provsmakning inkluderad

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK729per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK509per person

    MTV02

    Montevideo is a charming, drowsy place, with an aristocrat atmosphere and 19th and early 20th Century buildings, along with beautiful parks and historic monuments. Leaving the pier in a comfortable drive through Montevideo’s quaint old City and waterfront area, where you will learn the saga of the German battleship Graf Spee with your guide adding colorful commentary about what is considered to be the First World War II Battleship. You will continue the drive to Plaza Independencia to visit the Memorial of General Gral Artigas before heading to Battle y Ordoñez Park with its vibrantly realistic ox cart monument, obelisk and Estádio Centenário, considered a world soccer monument as it hosted the first world soccer cup in 1930. You will see the legislative Palace, considered one of the three most beautiful legislative buildings in the world because of its marble ornate structure before visiting the Prado Park, located just SWEthwest of downtown, this lovely park is well known for its historical monuments and attractive gardens before arriving in the Bouza Winery, a family born business and the love to the countryside and its products. Bouza have grown but kept the tradition production stages to maintain the quality of its wines all the way from the vineyard to the glass of wine. The family believes that in this way they will reflect their personality in their wines. After the tasting you will visit the winery and the vineyards to learn all about the production and even enjoy a winetasting of 3 different types of wines served with made home breads, selection of cheese including the grissini cheese, cold meat and toast. You will have a chance to purchase wine at the vineyard store before returning to the pier. Please note: The order of the tour may vary and the visit to the winery may occur before or after the sightseeing portion of the tour. Although this tour is available for all ages, guests must be 18 years or older to drink alcohol and under ages will be served non-alcoholic drinks during the tasting, such as mineral water and soft drinks. This tour includes walking over uneven ground at the vineyards. Limited seats please book in advance to avoid disappointments. This excursion does not include stops for shopping or souvenirs.;
  • Van with driver & tour guide (7
    seats)

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK6782per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK6782per person

    MTV05

    Disembark in the port and have a van with a professional driver waiting for you and your family. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Service is available with a tour guide if requested. Please note: Rates valid within Montevideo limits, it does not include tickets to any touristy attraction or lunch. The advertised price for this service is per vehicle. This service is available only with a Spanish speaking Driver and (if available, an SWElish or Spanish speaking Tour guide).;
  • DISCOVER MONTEVIDEO

    STADSUTFLYKT
    • Lång bussresa

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK345per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK262per person

    MTV09

    Join in a comprehensive overview of Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens. Highlights include the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square. View the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925. Drive through the Prado neighborhood, one of the oldest parks in the city that hosts the famous sculpture La Diligencia, Monument to the last Charruas Indians, and the Rose Garden. Drive through the Battle and Ordonez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) Monument and the Soccer Stadium. A brief stop will be made at Plaza Virgilio with the monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy and an impressive view of the city. The return drive to the port will be along the coast and its many beaches. Please note: There will be no time to enter the Centenario stadium, only a photo stop and the entrance ticket to the stadium is not included in the tour. Although this tour is recommended for guests with walking difficulties, buses are not equipped with hydraulic elevators for wheelchairs. Guests must be able to board the bus on their own using 3 to 4 steps.;
  • MONTEVIDEO & SHOPPING

    STADSUTFLYKT
    • Lång bussresa

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK345per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK289per person

    MTV19

    Join in a comprehensive overview of Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens. Highlights include the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square. View the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925. Drive through the Prado neighborhood, one of the oldest parks in the city that hosts the famous sculpture La Diligencia, Monument to the last Charruas Indians, and the Rose Garden. Drive through the Battle and Ordonez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) Monument and the Soccer Stadium. Tour continues through a stop at “Punta Carretas” Shopping Center, 60 minutes of free time. The building was the former facility of the Penitentiary of Punta Carretas ,built in 1910. In 1971, during a difficult time for the country fighting the "Tupamaros guerrillas," 111 political prisoners escaped from prison through a tunnel they had dug under the wall (including former President of Uruguay José Mujica, who was a political prisoner). In 1986, after a huge uproar, the prison was evacuated remained empty for several years. In 1992 the reform began, and in 1994, the commercial center of Punta Carretas was opened. The entrance gate is the original of the prison gate, but the rest was completely renovated. The mall has over 300 stores including clothes, jewelry, accessories, toys, electronic, photos, sportswear and a large variety of items. Return to the port.
  • MONTEVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & ALFAJORES
    FACTORY

    STADSUTFLYKT
    • Lång bussresa

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK452per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK319per person

    MTV16

    Join in a comprehensive overview of Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens. Highlights include the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square. View the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925.. Drive through the Battle and Ordonez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) Monument and the Soccer Stadium. Tour continues through the alfajores factory, founded in 1983, and ISO9001 quality standards, the family business is the leader in the local market, with high consumption of this sweet, which is also manufactured chocolate and the famous Dulce de leche . You will see the factory in operation, with high modernity in its five production lines, and you can have a tasting of alfajores, and free time for buying some factory products. After the visit , return directly to the port of Montevideo.
  • MONTEVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS &
    CERVEJARÍA MASTRA

    STADSUTFLYKT
    • Lång bussresa

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK485per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK345per person

    MTV18

    Join in a comprehensive overview of Montevideo's monuments, parks and gardens. Highlights include the Old City, Constitution Square, Cathedral and Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre, and Independence Square. View the Government House and the Congress Building constructed between 1908 and 1925.. Drive through the Battle and Ordonez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) Monument and the Soccer Stadium. Soon after, tour stop at the Brewery Mastra. On July/2015, they decided to open the brewery and share their love for beer and the passion that they do it. Visit the factory and see the brewing process in a guided tour and also taste 03 varieties of beer on Tap-Room. The return drive to the port.

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Uruguay

Surfing and night life
Surfing and night life

It’s no wonder that Uruguay is often referred to as the Switzerland of South America. Through misfortune and good times, the Uruguayans maintain their traditionally laidback and cheerful attitude, and it’s not hard to see why with a cruise to Uruguay.

From the secluded surfing beaches of the Atlantic coast, to the rolling pastoral land of the interior tended by gauchos, or the picturesque streets of Colonia del Sacramento and the buzzing nightlife of Montevideo, theirs is a gem of a nation set between the South American giants of Brazil and Argentina.

“Tranquilo” (peaceful) could be Uruguay’s national motto, and, after witnessing the beauty of the land and the relaxed kindness of its people, you are unlikely to be in any hurry to leave. You are unlikely to walk down a single street in Uruguay without seeing someone carrying the thermos, pots and metal straw (bombilla) required for maté.

In a tradition that goes back to the earliest gauchos, Uruguayans are said to drink even more of the grassy tea than the Argentines, and a whole set of social rituals surrounds it. At the close of a meal, the maté is meticulously prepared before being passed round in a circle.