Shore Excursion Details

Highlights of Montevideo & Tango

Montevideo, Uruguay

Highlights of Montevideo & Tango


  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Accessibility
  • Limited Accessibility

See the most renowned landmarks in downtown Montevideo and watch a tango performance. After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a leisurely drive through Montevideo, a capital city so vibrant and cosmopolitan that nearly half of Uruguay’s population calls it home. It is no wonder considering Montevideo’s magnificent landmarks, many of which you will see. Among them is wonderfully atmospheric Old Town, historical Independence Square and the Legislative Palace, a glorious neo-classical building constructed nearly 100 years ago with more than 50 types of marble. You will also pass through tree-lined Prado, a neighborhood dotted with early 20th-century mansions. Then, it’s on to Batlle Park, a lovely urban greenscape named for Jose Batlle y Ordonez, Uruguay’s president from 1911-1915. Here you will see Centenario Stadium, site of the first World Cup soccer championship, and “La Carreta,” a bronze sculpture that depicts the area’s 19th-century oxcart drivers, which local artist Jose Belloni unveiled in 1919. Continue your drive to Carrasco neighborhood and take a photo stop at a monument dedicated to the Fallen Soldiers of the Navy follows, after which you tour continues with a visit to the tango venue, Baar Fun Fun. Upon arrival, you will be offered a complimentary beverage and be entertained with traditional Tango music.

Then, head to “The Cradle of Tango”, BAAR FUN FUN, founded in 1895 and considered for its history and present, a living monument Montevideo’s culture.

Preserved intact to this day it has witnessed the conversations and bohemia of the most renowned tango artists of the Rio de la Plata.

It is well known that Carlos Gardel used to go frequently to the bar, one night in 1933, at that same counter, in honor of the Uvita (classic bar drink, made by his owner) he sang a chapel for those present and signed a photo that it is still displayed at the bar.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes walking at the guests’ discretion during the photo stops. There will be a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Participants should be in reasonably good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, sturdy walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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