See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive introductory tour of Chile's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this morning or afternoon 3.5-hour city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Santiago's famous sights, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own.
- 3.5-hour tour of Santiago's highlights
- Great introduction to Santiago
- Panoramic views of Santiago from Saint Lucia hill
- Handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba
- Choice of morning or afternoon tours
- Informative commentary from your guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Your group tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral; the Museum of National History; and the Central Post Office.
Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.
Your tour concludes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted.
Reviewed by Rodney C, March 2013
The tour guide was extremely informative. Her knowledge on the history of the city gave us great overview. of its customs and history. I have already recommender it to my next door neighbour who is travelling to Santiago next month.
Reviewed by William K, USA, January 2013
Great tour guide