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  • Location:Santiago, Chile
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Santiago City Sightseeing Tour

Experience the spectacular sights and colorful culture of Chile’s capital city on an introductory 3.5-hour tour of Santiago. See all of the city’s legendary landmarks as you stroll through Santiago’s streets, visiting the picturesque Moneda Palace, the verdant Parque Forestal and the colossal Cathedral. Choose either a morning or afternoon tour to allow further exploration after the tour concludes.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Santiago City Sightseeing Tour

Santiago City Sightseeing Tour

After hotel pick-up, travel through the principal streets of Santiago in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Pass the Moneda Palace, the current seat of the Government, and absorb its neoclassical splendor before continuing onto the ambient Plaza de Armas to admire the filigreed spire of the Cathedral. Swing by the captivating Museum of National History and marvel at the architectural prowess of the Central Post Office.  

Next, visit the verdant Parque Forest, a sprawling city park based on the design of Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Enjoy the gorgeous greenery and scattered sculptures before venturing to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, home to resident artists and poets, to admire the street art. Then, ascend to the summit of Saint Lucia hill to admire panoramic vistas of the dramatic Andes mountain range. 

Conclude your tour with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros de Alba; browse bespoke boutiques for unique souvenirs before returning to your hotel. This attraction is closed on Mondays, where an alternative attraction is visited.

Customer Reviews

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Amazing city tour! Very friendly and informative guide who spoke excellent english.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Amazing city tour! Very friendly and informative guide who spoke excellent english.

Marylu S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely the best tour. My guide was very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful commentary. I would more than recommend this tour. Mary S

Tasi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was wonderful! Our guide Fransisca and driver Miguel were both delightful. Fransica spoke great English and her knowledge of the city was impressive! The first half of the tour was a walking tour of Santiago's historic square, financial district, national bank, and more. The second half of the tour was a drive around Providencia, Las Condes and up to Santa Lucia Hill. We were able to take great pictures around the city and learn so much about Santiago. The hotel pick up was on time and the tour lasted about four hours. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Chile and I recommend it to all!

Mary N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fran Pardo was the best guide ever. She had a love for the city and intimate knowledge of its history and architecture. This was an outstanding tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful!! Great guide and great driver. Learned many facts and information. I would use Viator again for the service.

Glenys W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent tour guide (and driver) we really enjoyed learning all about Santiago.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Ricardo Cerpa, our guide, is extremely knowledgeable. He has a personal interest in the history of not only Chile, but many other countries as well. He was able to relate political and historical facts about Santiago and Chile to events in the U.S., where we are from. I highly recommend Viator.

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great guide. Very knowledgeable. Easy t o understand and friendly.

June R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent tour. Guide and driver were very friendly and very informative. We would certainly use you
Again. Many thanks.

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