60 reviews of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Donald H, USA, March 2008
Reviewed by Paula R, USA, December 2006
Reviewed by Margaret S, USA, October 2006
Reviewed by Konstantin D, USA, December 2012
Vina Del Mar was nice, didn't like that they dropped us at a pricey, snobbish place for lunch instead of downtown and everyone to pick his/her own place and meet later. In Valparaiso didn't visit Neruda's house. Can book it in the hotel for 60$ instead of 90-100$ online. Was OK, better book in Chle
Reviewed by Andrew J, October 2012
We did both this trip and the vineyard trip and definitely did not enjoy this one as much. This is no bearing on the tour company or the guide, who were both wonderful. We did find that Valparaiso was very uninteresting and very dirty. The history of the town is more interesting than the town itself. Vina del Mar is more pleasant and catered towards tourism. I loved Chile, but I was really expecting a fascinating, sea side town but unfortunately, Valparaiso wasn't one.
Reviewed by Sinead C, September 2012
Was nice to see these places and glad I went but were not amazing. The restaurant we stopped at in Vina del Mar was not so great; we sat downstairs as there was another tour sitting in the upstairs section but service was poor. Tour guide also explained everything in English but his time-keeping was not great. Tour was a little expensive for what it was.
Reviewed by BRIAN L, December 2011
The tour was quite enjoyable and comprehensive. We spent a little too much time in Valparaiso and not quite enough in Vino Del Mar which is an attractive town. One thing I did not appreciate was the lunch stop at an expensive restaurant where a simple sandwich was not on the menu.
Reviewed by David D, August 2011
The tour guide was very good. However, we did not find the visit as outstanding as expected.
Reviewed by Sofia T, March 2011
An interesting day trip. There is really not much to see at Valparaiso, its just an old, run down town, but the beach at Del Mar was worth the visit.
Reviewed by Reinaldo, Brazil, November 2010
Reviewed by Candace A, September 2010
Reviewed by AMANDA D, April 2012
Where to begin...I had my friend call the day before, who speaks spanish, to confirm the pick up location. The day of the trip I was outside waiting at 8am (pick up 8:20-9am)...I waited until 9:10 when I had my spanish friend call and see what was going on. To make a long story short after a million stories as to what happened I go outside again to wait. Now just after 11:20 am, the driver arrives.
I had a private tour and English speaking tour guide was GREAT, lots of FUN, and very knowledgeable.
But I returned at the same time I would have if I went on a private tour and picked up at 9am...so now that I am home, I wonder, what might have I missed out on in those 2+ hrs.
Reviewed by Ognjenka O, December 2012
Big group, hard to manage. Wasted lots of time waiting for people to get on-off the bus. The bus broke in the middle of the tour, had to wait for another one for almost 1 hr. Tour was rushed. Lunch was overpriced. Would liked to have chosen a more private tour.
Reviewed by Valentina M, December 2011
The tour was very rushed. There was practically no time for sightseeing. wine testing was not offered at all. Bad value for money.
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