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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.
Highlights of your trip!
Best Free Tours in Montevideo
Explore the southernmost capital of South America. Join a Free Walking Tour in Montevideo with a local guide and spend a few hours strolling through its historical center and learning all about this legendary city’s tales and myths. The Free Tours in Montevideo will show you why this magnificent location was so coveted by the kingdoms of the Old Continent! Book the Essential Montevideo City Tour and see how art deco architecture and Spanish colonial buildings stand side by side, and how blending tradition with innovation has created such a beautiful city. Unravel the story behind Barrio Sur, the cornerstone of development and the origin of Montevideo’s identity. Or join a Free Tour of Montevideo by Night and enjoy an unforgettable evening by exploring pubs, restaurants, and other venues where locals spend the night.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Montevideo
While enjoying strolling through the Old Town with Montevideo Free Walking Tours, you will find plenty of sights to enthrall you, especially if you are a fan of architecture. As you enter the Old Town, you will see the Citadel Gateway, the last remaining part of the city wall. Start at the Plaza Independencia, downtown Montevideo’s main square that commemorates revolutionary hero José Artigas. From here you see the striking Salvo Palace. It used to be the tallest building on the continent. Also in the Old Town are Montevideo Cathedral and the Solis Theater, Uruguay's most prominent art venue. Uruguay has a fantastic collection of museums. Top among them is the Museum of Fine Arts. Even if you don’t enter, the building is stunning, and it also has a lovely Japanese garden.
Things to Do in Montevideo
Montevideo boasts one of the things that make a city great. Beaches! OK, so they are not the best in the world, but they are a great place to head to on a hot day. Or take a stroll along La Rambla, a 13-mile walkway (22km) separating the city and the sea. It’s great for a breath of fresh air. It is also a very important meeting place for locals. Head down to the Harbor Market for a great range of eateries and a lively local atmosphere. Try anything from the parrilla (where meat or seafood is grilled). If you are lucky, on a Sunday evening you can catch Candombe performances. Originally brought to South America by enslaved Africans, this music and dance performance is now a UNESCO-declared world cultural heritage and a must-see.
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