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Private Montevideo City & Wine Tour

Embark on a private tour of Montevideo's best highlights and wine vineyard. See landmarks such as Solis Theater, Independence Square, and Cenenario Stadium, among many others. Book this private Montevideo tour today for a comprehensive Uruguay experience.

Private Montevideo City & Wine Tour

Montevideo is a vibrant city with beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and historic monuments. Explore the best of everything on this private tour. Enjoy your own exclusive guide and vehicle as you travel from destination to destination in comfort. Landmarks you'll visit include Ciudad Vieja (Old City), Solis Theater, Centenario Stadium, and many others. This private tour is ideal for newcomers to Uruguay and anyone interested in a comprehensive private tour away from large crowds.

The Ciudad Vieja, or "Old City," is a great place to walk through and feel Montevideo's local culture. Delightful bakeries, street vendors, restaurants, and shops line the streets of Ciudad Vieja. Enjoy beautiful architecture as your private guide leads you to your next destination. Feel history come alive at Independence Square, Montevideo's most important plaza. The square separates Ciudad Vieja from the downtown area, linking old and new Montevideo in striking fashion.

On one side of Independence Square is the Gateway of the Citadel. On the other, the beginning of 18 de Julio Avenue. Most of the highlights of your private tour are located within or near Independence Square, such as The Solis Theater and Palacio Salvo. Navigate Independence Square with your private guide before continuing to other parts of Montevideo.

"El Prado" is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Montevideo and a major public park. Tree-lined streets serve as home to a collection of mansions built in the 20th century. Battle Park is another neighborhood and major public park area. It is considered the "lung" of Montevideo because of the abundance of trees planted over 150 acres. Battle Park is also home to Centenario Stadium, one of the most important stadiums for the development of South American and international soccer.

Begin the scenic drive back to your port, passing long stretches of beautiful beaches on your way to a wine vineyard. Uruguay has an admired wine-making tradition, something you'll experience at the vineyard. See what the wine-making process looks like, then sample some delicious flavors! Conclude your tour at "Mercado del Puerto" (port market), a vibrant spot with local food, music, crafts, and people.

Your professional guide will tailor your Montevideo tour according to his personal knowledge. You may visit landmarks in a non-specific order. Other highlights of this tour include residential areas like Pocitos and Punta Carretas, Parliament Space, the Supreme Court of Justice, Colonial Town Hall, and Club Uruguay. Book this private Montevideo tour today for a comprehensive overview of the city's most important highlights. This is one tour you don't want to miss.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8, 18, or 30 passengers maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please consider this information when booking.

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Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
6.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine tasting at a local vineyard is included.
Special Instructions
We recommend you wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing with sneakers or closed-toe shoes and a light jacket.
Guests with mobility difficulties must give notice in advance about their needs.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.