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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR2,309 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the ferry from the port in Montevideo to Buenos Aires one evening (19:30 departure time). Overall the trip and service were fine, but it wasn't anything all that special. I'd hoped we could get some views of the river as we crossed, but it was basically dark as we boarded (with windows that reflected the inside lights back at your), and there are no exterior areas, so we couldn't really see anything as we crossed.

    We pre-purchased tickets from their website, which was difficult but not impossible. I had better luck with the Spanish-language/local version than with the English (running the text through Google translate when needed). I had read about coupons/codes that were frequently available, but we gave them our email and monitored for several months but never saw one. In the end we just paid the $100 US (paid in pesos but that's what the exchange rate translated to) per person for the one-way trip and went with it. Our tickets said to arrive 2 hours early, so we did, but we were basically first or second in line with a long wait in the boarding area, so I think an hour would have been plenty early enough.

    The interior of the ferry felt nice enough, there was a main entryway with a fairly grand staircase to the upper level, and then seating that looked much like an airplane's (although with higher ceilings and more seats). The ferry was not even close to sold out, so the two of us were able to spread out a little (we had carry-on luggage with us, so we sat in the last row and were able to store it behind our seats). There was no internet/data available once we left the immediate port area, so it felt like an airplane in that way, too. I believe they might have had Wifi for purchase, but we'd already spent enough money. We did buy some bottled water, which ended up costing about $2 US per bottle, so fairly expensive (we paid with the rest of our Uruguayan pesos, but they would have also taken Argentine pesos and possibly even US dollars at a favorable exchange rate for themselves)

    As we docked in Buenos Aires, they announced disembarkation procedures, but only in Spanish, and we didn't catch the details. It seemed like everyone started leaving, but it turned out that we were stopped before exiting the seating area, and eventually figured out that they wanted only drivers to leave and get to their cars to start driving off the ferry. Foot passengers like ourselves waited a bit longer, but once released it was a pretty easy exit. There were some Xray machines on the way out, but the actual immigration/passport stamping was done in Montevideo before we left.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Amanda O
    Alto Paraiso de Goias, GO1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used Survans during our stay in Montevideo and they were always on time. Great staff and cars!!!!
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • Travels4tenS
    Philadelphia, PA64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a day tour from Montevideo to Punta del Este in April 2018. The tour was a good way to see the beach and the guide, Yvette, was great. I was the only English speaker on the tour and she made sure to translate all the information for me. The driver was also good too.

    The tour stopped in Piriapolis and then continued to Casapueblo where we had time to tour the museum. We had free time to explore Punta del Este independently. The time allotted was sufficient and I never felt rushed.
    Written 20 May 2018
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  • Welson B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found VIP Transfer here on Trip Advisor while researching for this type of service in Uruguay. It was a short weekend trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary with family and friends. Since exchanging emails asking for some winery tips, Alejandro was Awesome, always with some great advice. When we got to the airport, Sofia and Alejandro were there waiting for us, getting us to the hotel quickly and safely. During both days Saturday and Sunday we visited four different wineries and the flexibility of having your private transfer helped us relax and enjoy every moment. Alejandro thank you so much for the hospitality to take great care of us. Hope to see you soon, already planning another weekend in Uruguay to cover new wineries. :-D
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Diana_MVD
    Montevideo, Uruguay5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Last week I traveled from Montevideo to Porto Alegre in EGA. I travel to Porto Alegre a lot.
    The bus is comfortable and this time the steward and the stewardess (returning from Porto Alegre) were kind. What I could not believe is that in 2016 (yes, 2016!) they do not offer (even when requesting) a diet soda, let alone a coffee or tea with sweetener for breakfast. I think that's unacceptable nowadays.
    I mentioned this several times to the company, but I guess it's not important to them.
    On the other hand, if I weighed 100 grams more I could not use the downstairs bathroom as it is very, very small. So, for those people that have some mobility issues, please take this into account.
    Overall it was a good trip, but I cannot believe that a SERVICES company won´t consider small changes that can really make a difference.
    Written 8 November 2016
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  • Dmitry M
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a wonderful experience of visiting Colonia del Sacramento with this tour company. The guide who spoke three languages English, Spanish and Portuguese, was professionally helpful. The 2-hour ride on a comfortable coach wasn’t tiring. The driver was polite and friendly. Very favorable impression, the trip was well worth the price.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • AmilyunHeir
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The driver found me and got my bags for me. He also told me about some of the places we passed by as well as offered to show me around later. We already had plans but he was really nice and I had a great experience.
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • Randi Sue Q
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fabulous day with Favio. He is knowledgeable, kind funny and safe.
    He tailored our experience to our curiosities about Montevedio. We learned and saw a lot more than we could've imagined in a few hours about this lovely and unique country.. he recommended a fabulous lunch at a Very local place Tango bar
    Don't miss this great opportunity to have fun with Favio on your visit to Montevideo
    Written 3 February 2024
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