Flexible, custom-made holidays to Latin America created to match your exact requirements: our tailor-made itineraries are as unique as the clients for whom they are designed.Design my trip
Cross the River Plate to Colonia, Uruguay
Travel by boat from Buenos Aires to explore the port Colonia, one of Uruguay's most charming and evocative historic towns.
Travel across the coffee-coloured River Plate from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay, by speedy, comfortable public boat.
Upon reaching the low-key Uruguayan side, you’ll immediately notice a dramatic slowdown in pace. Pretty Colonia del Sacramento is one of Uruguay’s oldest towns and certainly its most atmospheric. The ochre-washed and exposed-stone architecture of the historic quarter reflects its long history, during which Colonia changed hands between the Spanish and Portuguese no less than eight times.
These days the town has a much quieter feel, and its tree-studded cobbled lanes, overlooked by low terracotta-roofed houses, are a great place to wander along. Adding to the back-in-the-day atmosphere there are many classic cars, still very much in use, parked alongside the high wooden doors of the sometimes crumbly colonial buildings.
On your guided walking tour along Colonia’s winding streets, you’ll survey the 17th century convent, the old theatre, the whitewashed lighthouse and the evocatively named Street of Sighs, stopping off for lunch on the way.
Holidays Cross the River Plate to Colonia, Uruguay
From expertly designed Pre-designed Holidays to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.
Argentina / Chile / Falkland Islands
Falklands cruise: Wildlife outposts of the South Atlantic
14 days from £7,011pp
Argentina / Iguazu Falls / Brazil / The Amazon
Signature Argentina and Brazil: Amazon, Pantanal and Iguazú Falls
16 days from £4,600pp
Argentina / Iguazu Falls / Patagonia
Signature Argentina: Patagonia, lake district and Iguazú Falls
13 days from £2,710pp
Argentina / Chile / Patagonia
Signature Patagonia: Glaciers of Chile and Argentina
17 days from £4,680pp