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URUGUAY SELF-DRIVE

An exciting self-drive holiday taking you from the spirited city of Montevideo with its splendid historic quarter, all the way to the charming coastal town of Jose Ignacio.
URUGUAY SELF-DRIVE

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Before setting off in your vehicle you’ll first explore the historic and alluring town of Colonia. Best known for its cobbled, World Heritage-listed old town, a walking tour will reveal just how much of the old Portuguese and Spanish architecture has been wonderfully preserved.

You’ll then pick up your hire car and drive to Montevideo where you’ll be taken on a tour of the old city and its museums and monuments. Back on the road, you’ll stop at the olive plantations of “Lote 8” before continuing east to the laidback resort town of Jose Ignacio. Just a short drive from lively Punta del Este, you’ll enjoy direct access to the beautiful sandy beach.

 

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Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

DAY 1-2

COLONIA

You will be met at the airport and driven two hours to your hotel in Colonia del Sacramento.

You will find yourself ideally situated in the town’s historic quarter, just steps from the old lighthouse. Dating back to 1680 when it was founded by the Portuguese, the old town has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its quaint cobbled streets, colourful colonial buildings, bars and restaurants. Enjoy a walking tour in the afternoon, stopping by the old buildings, forts and Spanish and Portuguese museums.

Stay: One night in a Double Room at the Plaza Mayor – bed & breakfast

DAY 3-4

MONTEVIDEO

Today, after breakfast, you will be given the keys to your hire car and make the drive to Montevideo. Divided between the old city, new city and open city, Montevideo is an intriguing yet modern metropolis framed entirely by a white sanded beach.

A guided walking tour will introduce you to the old city – dating back to colonial times – where you will discover the famous Port Market, Carnival Museum, Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Solis Theatre and renowned Torres Garcia Art Museum. You’ll see the Cathedral and Cabildo in Constitution Square, before ending at the gates of the old city where the statue of national hero “Jose Gervasio Artigas” is located next to his mausoleum.

Stay: Two nights in a Double Room at the Don Boutique – bed & breakfast

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DAY 5-8

JOSÉ IGNACIO

Today you will follow the scenic Routes 8 and 12 towards the olive plantations of “Lot 8” where you will enjoy a tasting and learn all about the elaborate production process of olive oil. You then continue your drive to beautiful Viña Eden where you will stop for lunch and another tasting before continuing east to your hotel.

You will be staying in a modern, beachfront property a short drive from the centre of Punta del Este. As well as having an array of outdoor activities at your fingertips – including hiking, windsurfing and horseback riding – you will enjoy direct access to the sandy Jose Ignacio Beach.

Stay: Four nights in a Double Room at Casa Suaya – bed & breakfast

DAY 9-10

FLY HOME

Today, after breakfast, you will drive back to Montevideo, dropping your hire car off at the airport. You’ll board an afternoon flight back home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
10 days from £3,090 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Private transfers
  • Car hire
  • Bed & breakfast at Plaza Mayor, Don Boutique and Casa Suaya
  • Based on two people travelling

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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