Buenos Aires to Montevideo and Punta del Este city & beach break

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Duration (in days): 9

From: Buenos Aires

To: Punta del Este



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Discover two attractive cities and enjoy a quick beach break on this journey from Buenos Aires to Montevideo and Punta del Este. Beginning with three nights in Argentina, you’ll explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires on a tour through its diverse districts, the famous Recoleta cemetery and the grave of Eva Peron, Argentina’s famous first lady. You’ll also get to see dancers in action with a live tango show over dinner! Next, you’ll take the ferry over to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay for two nights. Enjoy a unique tour of the city by vintage car where you’ll discover the charming and well-maintained art deco and colonial buildings that jostle with the modern skyscrapers. From here, you’ll head to the so[phisticated beach resort of Punta del Este, nicknamed the ‘Monacoof the South’, where sandy beaches, sunshine and celebrity await – a relaxing end to your multi-centre city break!

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Visit two countries: Argentina and Uruguay
  • Visit Buenos Aires’s famous Recoleta cemetery and stroll through La Boca
  • Enjoy a traditional Argentinian tango show over dinner
  • Sail over the border to Uruguay on the Rio de la Plata
  • Take a stylish city tour of Montevideo by vintage car
  • Enjoy a sophisticated beach break in Punta del Este, the ‘Monaco of the South’



Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights in Montevideo
  • 3 nights in Punta del Este


Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires     

On arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met and taken to your hotel by private transfer, where you will check in for a 3-night stay. 

Day 2: Half-day city tour    

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning, then you’ll take a guided tour of this elegant city. Meet the real-life Porteños in the charming La Boca and in upscale Recoleta districts. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.  

Day 3: Tango show with dinner  

Today you have a free day to explore the city independently, so why not venture into San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in the city. This evening, you’ll get to witness some professional dance moves in a live tango show while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal. So that you can make the most of your evening, we’ve included return transfers to the tango venue.    

Day 4: Ferry over to Montevideo, Uruguay

After breakfast, you’ll be collected by a private driver and taken to the port, so you can catch a ferry to Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital. The journey takes just over two hours and once you arrive on the other side, you will be met and taken to your hotel where you will check in for a 2-night stay in Montevideo. 

Day 5: City tour by antique car    

Today after breakfast, we’ve included a unique guided city tour! This morning, you’ll be guided by a local driver in a vintage car, with all of its original features and offers real nostalgic charm! Cruise through the streets of Montevideo and stop off to visit some of the grand buildings, the football stadium and Plaza Virgilio, from where you will have excellent views over the capital.

After your tour, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel and you’ll have the afternoon free to explore or relax.

Day 6: Punta del Este 

You’ll move on from Montevideo today, so a private car will pick you up after breakfast and drive you to Punta del Este, which is just over two hours away. You will check into your hotel for a 3-night stay.

Days 7 & 8: Free Days        

Punta del Este is Uruguay’s second city and one of South America’s most famous resort towns, so we’ve included two days here. You could spend your time relaxing on the sandy Mansa beach near your hotel or perhaps take advantage of some of the many activities on offer.

Visit the famous lighthouse and the Mano de Punta del Este sculpture. You could also visit Isla de Lobos, a small island which is home to a large sea lion colony. Between June and October, you can also go whale watching and spot southern right whales as they migrate to the Uruguayan shores. Speak to one of our consultants if you wish to add any of these tours.

Day 9: Depart Punta del Este       

You’ll be collected from your hotel today and taken to the airport by private transfer to connect with your onward travel plans.       


You can visit the places on this itinerary any time of the year. If you are a festival lover consider going between February and March which is the carnival season.             

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • 8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All private transfers
  • Ferry ticket Buenos Aires – Montevideo
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


Eight nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Serena Hotel Buenos Aires

  • Don Boutique Hotel

  • Serena Hotel on Mansa Beach


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