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  • Location:Santiago, Chile
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Discover the dazzling sights and astounding architecture of Chile’s most colorful coastal towns on a relaxed full-day tour from Santiago. Venture through the verdant vineyards of a region hailed as ‘wine country’ before arriving at the beautiful town of Vina del Mar. Gain insight into the fascinating history and view impressive historical monuments, then appreciate the bohemian beauty of Valparaiso. Take a tour of the town’s significant sites and visit the Pablo Neruda Museum before returning to Santiago.


  • Day trip to Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso from Santiago
  • Stop at Vina del Mar - 'the garden city'
  • Visit Pablo Neruda Museum in Valparaiso
  • Informative commentary from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

After hotel pickup in Santiago, take the curvaceous coastal road through the verdant valleys of Curacavi and Casablance; observe sprawling vineyards abundant with juicy grapes as you draw closer to your destination. 

Arrive at the popular seaside spot of Vina del Mar and begin your cultural exploration alongside an experienced guide; see the impressive Gaming Casino; admire a traditional moai statue from Easter Island; and inhale the fragrant air of the beautiful central park. 

Then, return to the minivan and venture to the picturesque port of Valparaiso. Laden with colorful murals and brightly painted houses, the unique town is a feast for the eyes; observe the 43 hills the town tumbles over, riding steep funiculars to admire panoramic vistas of the ocean. Stroll the serpentine streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sight before visiting the Pablo Neruda Museum, an excellent collection of exhibitions that present the poet’s sea-inspired collections. 

When your enriching exploration concludes, return to the minivan and sit back during the smooth journey back to your Santiago hotel. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Trip was good, guide was very informative and knowledgable. Little confusion on pickup if one were not staying in a major hotel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Carole and Rodrigues were absolutely fabulous. Would recommend them to any of my family and friends planning on tours in Santiago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome! Really informative and learned a TON about the economic history of Chile. Our guide was super knowledgeable. Signed up for the group tour but it ended up being just us, and we got a great private tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fran Pardo is the very best tour guide. She had outstanding knowledge of these cities and provided a first rate experience for us including lunch at a place with a great view. Fran should get a raise - she is really an outstanding guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We had a great day trip with our guide Claudio. We learned a lot and got to see a lot for the short amount of time spent in Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar. Claudio was very knowledgeable of the area and kept giving us bits of history which I enjoyed as I love history. I was happy we were able to visit Pablo Neruda's house in Valparaiso, we got there just before the crowd starting coming. We also had a chance to ride a finicular which is definitely a must. The weather was gloomy so we did not enjoy much time on the beach of Vina del Mar but the lunch recommendation there was great. We loved our lunch at Chez Gerald. If you are pressed for time, I'd recommend this tour to get to know Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar. Another perk is the stop at a vineyard on the ride from Santiago to Valaparaiso. Wine was good and our guide took great pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Alberto was a very good and informative guide with a passion for Chilli.
We had one other couple on our tour from the UK which helped make the day enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a wonderful introduction to some of the "wine valleys" and to the Pacific coast! Our guide Daniel looked after everything very well and was very knowledgeable about our stops and the area of our tour, including a wonderful lunch stop! Our driver Marlene was excellent as well. Gracias!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour was more comprehensive than we expected.
The driver Marco and guide Christian were both very knowledgable and helpful.
It was great that we had the car to ourselves and went up into the hills for a magnificent view over the highway, toll roads and vineyards and surrounding hills.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent trip with a very friendly driver and a tour guide that went to great depth explaining each point of the tour. Highly recommend this tour for anyone on a short visit to Santiago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Carol and Rodrigo our tour guide and driver were AMAZING!! It turned out that we were the only ones in the tour, so we go it privately - BONUS! and were able to completely customize to whatever we wanted to do / see. We never felt rushed or like we missed anything.
Carol has vast knowledge on the history of both towns and on the architecture of Valparaiso as well as Neruda. The highlight of the tour is to just walk around Valparaiso and admire the architecture and art that's everywhere.
A must do in Chile!

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