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Typical bus tour. I was traveling solo and this was the easiest way to get to see Valpo in the limited time I had. Sometimes these tours are made better by the quality of the other guests on the tour. In this case every seemed to stay siloed in their own little groups and didnt’ interact much with each other. The tour guide was very good, but the tour was not entirely what I expected. You get picked up and start your drive to Valpo. On the way they stop for a small sample of pastries and a local drink (could have done without this). Drive you through town to Valpo, driving by a lot of landmarks but not stopping. They drive up to the top of the hill, then take a 1 1/2 meandering walking tour through the streets to look at the art on the buildings. Not much about the buildings, the history of teh community, or things like that. Just the art. Ends with a funicular ride to the bottom of the hill, but totally by passes the port area. They take you to see a fish market, and then stop through Vina Del Mar (get out at a couple locations but not much else). and then you stop for wine tasting on the way home.
Look, its a full day of driving, and you do get to see a lot. If you aren’t spending actual time in Valpo its an efficient way of seeing some highlights of the city, but its very high level and again, I think the tour is largely dependent on the quality fo the guide you get paired up with (and that’s largely out of your control).
Things they could change, spend less time at a over priced lunch, take you to walk around some of the more prominent landmarks (not just the art). They could make more time for this by cutting out the wine tasting as well....I’m going to see Valpo, if I want to wine tasting I’ll schedule time for that with a specific tour (and did).
The worst was the “tourist lunch” at a preselected location with nice views of the city and harbor but with a preset menu and prices that far above what you would be charged elsewhere. Tourist trap is the right word, but the tour operator has a pre-arrangement with the establishment (as do a lot of other tours).
Revel in the vibrant color and culture of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar on a full-day tour of the coastal cities from Santiago. Travel through Chile’s spectacular countryside, stopping in the picturesque Casablanca Valley to taste Chilean wine, and then arrive in the verdant city of Viña del Mar. Admire the gorgeous beach and revitalize with a delicious seaside lunch (at your own expense), and then take a tour of Valparaiso’s kaleidoscopic sprawl of houses and hills. Capture photographs of street art and hear of the city’s interesting history before returning to Santiago by luxury coach.
This was a great trip. Our guide, Manny, and our driver, George, were both excellent and gave us a full commentary throughout. The route to Cajon Del Maipo was over some rough roads with amazing views, and the skill of the driver was very apparent. Overall, this was an excellent choice of a trip. with a great picnic 9,000 ft up in the Andes
Our guide Alexis was terrific. Good explanations, easily understood. The scenery along the way was breathtaking, history of the lake very interesting. Was there a hot springs we were supposed to see? Stops were well planned, lunch was excellent, despite pay toilets.
Escape Santiago to enjoy the natural grandeur of the Andes during this day-long excursion to Cajón del Maipo with a small group. Enjoy views of gushing waterfalls, icy glaciers, and towering cliffs as you visit this scenic outdoor area. Cap it all off by savoring an included picnic featuring red wine and a snack made with locally-sourced ingredients.
I had a great time on this tour. My tour guide was Christian and my driver was Patricio. The transportation was clean and functional. Patricio is a safe driver. Christian has an excellent command of English and is a wealth of knowledge about the wine industry in Chile.
We started the day with a light breakfast at a local artists house, this was followed by visiting several wineries where we talked about the history of Chilean wine and experienced different varietals. Lunch was at a traditional Chilean farmhouse with locally sourced foods and it was amazing. We completed our afternoon with one additional visit to another winery. The ride back to Santiago was quick and uneventful at the end of a full day.
If you take this tour try to make sure Christian is your guide. I’m not sure if the operator uses other guys, but I can tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed my time with him, his command of English and his encyclopedic knowledge of all things wine related and historical to the region added that much more character and richness to the tour. You won’t regret it.
One thing to note, this is not like wine tasting in the United States. They don’t set up a glass in front of you and then pour through seven or eight different bottles of wine allowing you to taste each one. In this case you will be sharing one or two bottles of wine from the winery as you experience the winery and learn about its history. You are tasting wine from the winery but again you are focusing on the one or two bottles the tour provides and not a full flight tasting as is typical in the states. But I didn’t mind it one bit. You get to try plenty of amazing wine.
Really great experience with a local flavor. Christian was very knowledgeable of both Chile and the area and an expert on the wines in the region. He was an awesome guide and spoke English very well. A unique winery tour with local home visits for breakfast and lunch. Wineries were superb. Our bus really bonded and we had great fun all day,
Venture away from the busy city of Santiago and explore the wines of the Maipo Valley on a small-group tour. Traverse the valley in a small bus, with a maximum of 18 travelers, to eat and drink at a handful of wine cellars in the region. This is an ideal way to learn more about the famous Chilean wine without the hassle of navigating public transport or driving.
Casablanca Valley Wine Tasting Including 4 Vineyards
From $99.00 (Price varies by group size )
Discover Chilean Wines
, Feb 2020
If you want to learn about Chilean wines and enjoy wines, this is the tour for you. You visit four wineries and taste ten different wines. While lunch is not included in the price of the tour, you can have a fantastic meal at the Cases del Bosque winery.
This ended up being a private tour, which was quite fun. My coworker and I are both wine connoisseurs so we were able to experience the wineries at our own pace.
Juan, our driver, was knowledgeable about the area and gave us a great history of Santiago, Chile, and the Casablanca Valley during our drive. Very friendly!
Christian is a great guide with immense knowledge on Chile. He was extremely helpful and provided useful tips for us. We really enjoying our tour with his and would defenitelly do another tour with him.
Pleasure your palate with the robust flavors of Chilean wines on a full-day wine-tasting tour of the Casablanca Valley from Santiago. Famed for its agricultural perfection, the splendid scenery and smooth wines of the Casablanca Valley are sure to impress during visits to local vineyards. Experience a guided tasting session of organic wines; sample award-winning wines at a renowned vineyard; and absorb panoramic views of Casablanca Valley. Hotel pickup and drop-off from your Santiago hotel is included.
We had a wonderful half day tour with our guide. He was very knowledgeable in the history and in modern day Santiago. He had an impressive knowledge of South American in general. There were 6 of us and he was most considerate to our needs.
Explore Santiago on a private vehicle tour that introduces you to some of the city's main sights. Pass by a variety of landmarks, see colonial architecture, and visit Mercado Central. When booking, you have the option to select a morning or afternoon departure time, plus choose to visit either Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucia), San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal), or both.
Full-Day Wine Tour from Santiago with Sommelier Guide
From $170.00 (Price varies by group size )
, Jan 2020
This was the best wine tour I have ever experienced. Mick, our sommelier, guided us through the history of Chilean winemaking, vinification, tasting and food pairing while visiting several vineyards. Clemente, our tour guide, explained the concept and practice of biodynamics as it pertains to sustainable wine production during the visit to his family vineyard. It was the first time our tour guide and sommelier worked together on this particular tour. I found the experience very informative and enlightening. The variety and selection of wines was excellent. I would very highly recommend this tour.
Mick conducted a fantastic wine tour, he was warm, funny and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed how well he knew the individual wineries and what made each of them worth visiting. We were guided through the recommended tastings by Mick who helped to expand our wine
knowledge in a genuine and fun way. I highly recommend this tour and should we return we would look him up to continue our wine journey in the areas surrounding Santiago.
Mick conducted a great tour of a variety of Maipo wineries. His expertise and professionalism with all in our group made for a very memorable day. Tasty Chilean wines, ambiance in the vineyards, tours of the cellars and a fantastic al fresco lunch stop (at a winery, of course) with killer views.
Don’t hesitate: Take Mick’s tour!
Visit the Maipo Valley Wine Region with a certified sommelier on a full-day wine tasting tour from Santiago. You’ll stop at three or four wineries for tastings, sampling locally-produced bottles as you learn about Chile’s wine making heritage. Stroll through the vineyards and get a behind-the-scenes look at winemaking in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine regions. Group size is limited to seven people for personal service from the sommelier guide.
Private Transfer from Santiago Airport or Hotel to San Antonio Hotel or Port
From $89.50 (Price varies by group size )
Cruise ship transfer
, Feb 2020
We were picked up at the hotel Intercontinental at 11:30 am. It took a little longer to get there than expected do to traffic so if you want to get to the cruise ship earlier than 1:45 pm I suggest you allow more time.
Save time with this hassle-free private transfer by air-conditioned minivan from Santiago International Airport to the port or your hotel in San Antonio, Viña Del Mar, or Valparaiso. Skip the lines for public transportation and head straight to your vehicle when you leave the airport. Don't worry if your flight gets in late as transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Portillo Inca Lagoon at The Andes Mountains and San Esteban Vineyard from Santiago
From $119.00 (Price varies by group size )
Excellent tour north of Santiago
, Feb 2020
Excellent overview of countryside near Santiago. Lots to see in Valle de Aconcagua and the drive to Portillo and Laguna Del Inca was outstanding! Alexis, our guide, was informative and funny. Hector, the driver, did great on the 31 switchbacks up and down the mountain. Worth doing.
Great combination of wineries, history and stunning scenery
, Jan 2020
The tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about wine, and the drive up into the Andes was stunning. I took one point off for the minivan which although modern and air-conditioned was very claustrophobic.
Immerse yourself in the mountainous splendor of the Andes on an exhilarating full-day excursion to San Esteban Vineyard from Santiago. With a professional guide, travel through spectacular scenery to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes Mountains; capture photographs of the water’s iridescent turquoise surface and listen to poignant legends of Incan royalty. Marvel at archaeological park located in a hill in the middle of San Esteban Vineyard in which you will explore walking trails and find its various petroglyphs which belong to the Aconcagua culture; ascend to the vertiginous altitude of Hotel Portillo ski resort; and absorb the verdant beauty of San Esteban vineyard before pleasuring your palate with wine samples.
This is a wonderful way to travel between these two cities. The road is excellent, we stopped for coffee, bathrooms, and to take lots of photos. Ramon was an outstanding guide. The Mountain View’s are stupendous.
Grab your passport and get set for a cross-country adventure, with this scenic private transfer from Santiago, Chile, to Mendoza, Argentina, including hotel pick-up and drop-off. Enjoy a hassle-free journey across the Argentine border with your driver in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Best of all, your private transfer means you can stop along the way to enjoy the views and snap photos of landmarks like Laguna del Inca and Mount Aconcagua.
Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic
From $35.90 (Price varies by group size )
, Feb 2020
A great day out with an excellent guide. Gonsalvo provided interesting information about the places we visited and Pablo, the driver took us safely through challenging terrain. Only issue is that it would be good if Viator had provided advice about the additional charge as we were under the impression that when we bought the ticket, that was it and not to be told that we had to pay extra on the day.
See the source of Santiago's drinking water in the Andes
, Feb 2020
Overall a very good tour. We saw the headwaters of the Maipo River, which is the source of drinking water for the city of Santiago. But we were charged an additional five thousand pesos per person to enter the headwaters area, which was not disclosed in the booking. Be forewarned that thebooking price is not all inclusive
Visit the Cajón del Maipo area on this full-day tour from Santiago. Located southeast of the city, Cajón del Maipo is known for its massifs, hills, and rivers and is a great spot for nature lovers looking to explore some of Chile's great outdoors not too far from Santiago. You'll visit San Jose de Maipo to learn about the area's history, and then travel into the mountains and to a lake. A wine and picnic are provided.
Safe and comfortable journey from the Port of San Antonio to Santiago over a distance of over 100kms. Although driver had only limited English he used his phone app to communicate with us along the way, very considerate and helpful of him.
You can pre-book this private transfer from San Antonio Port to your hotel or hotel to International airport of Santiago for a safe and smart travel. This is a very good option to connect your cruise travel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a private transfer service in an authorized transport ministry tourism transportation.
Private Transfer from Santiago Airport to Santiago
From $24.90 (Price varies by group size )
Airport Pickup Smooth and Easy
, Feb 2020
We had a great experience with our driver in Santiago. He contacted us prior to arrival to confirm, picked us up at the airport as prearranged and provided interesting information along the way to the hotel. We were very pleased with the service we received. I would highly recommend this contractor.
Excellent driver, but little English. We managed though. Difficult part was that she was at Door #4. But customs exit was at Door #3. Very crowded and small arrivals with way too many people. Good thing I saw her sign as we went by Door #4. All was well after that.
Skip the lines for taxis and save time with this private transfer from Santiago International Airport to your hotel in the district of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura, or Santiago Centro. Accompanied by only your own party and a driver, travel quickly in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Don't worry if you are arriving on a late flight, as the service is available 24 hours a day.
First of all price was $133 for 2 not $100. Taken many viatours and frankly this was not worth the price. Guide and driver were fine but you are driven to places you can do easily on your own for far less. Maybe at $25 pp it would be ok. Disappointing.
Experience Santiago with this small-group, guided, multi-stop, full-day tour that includes transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle between stops. Learn about the city’s origin story, the military coup of 1973, and modern-day life. Visit places like the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, La Moneda, and Plaza de Armas. Wander in modern and bohemian neighbourhoods and stop at an equestrian club.
Premium Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings from Santiago
From $63.90 (Price varies by group size )
, Feb 2020
Everything about this tour was excellent, it was the first winery I’ve visited where they had a wide variety of grapes growing for visitors to sample straight from the vines. The 4 premier wines paired with cheeses were fabulous; I can highly recommend it!
We were picked up by our MTO lady guide and driver from our hotel in Providencia and had a very interesting ride out to Concha Y Toro. The guide was informative and we discussed life in Chile and the history of the areas we passed.Followed by a great tour of the Winery with tastings topped off with a session with a sommelier learning the nature and taste of the wines the company produces. We returned home with a few excallent bottles!
Add some extra fun to your tasting experience at the famous Concha y Toro Winery thanks to this 4-hour premium offering with higher-end wines and snacks. Tour the winery’s beautifully-manicured grounds, including its ‘Garden of Varieties’ and ‘Old Pirque’ Vineyard. Then enjoy a tasting of three vintages followed by four additional premium samples accompanied with cheese.
Santiago: Full day tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar city
From $43.00 (Price varies by group size )
Enjoyable day in Vaparaiso
, Feb 2020
Guide Willy was knowledgeable and funny. He pointed out landmarks with commentary from Santiago to Valaparaiso and Vina del Mar. Very accommodating and stuck to schedule to maximize visiting as many places as possible
It was a convenient and easy way to checkout Valparaiso and Vina del Mar and our guide was personable, making this a pleasant trip. The walk around the beautiful neighborhood for Valparaiso was great thigh a bit rushed.
Valparaiso is a very interesting destination with a great history and is very picturesque. Vina del mar is more like a summer holiday destination. Our tour leader was excellent. The transport was modern and clean.
Discover the colourful port city of Valparaiso and the garden city of Viña del Mar on this full-day tour of Chile’s Pacific Coast gems, including hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Santiago. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic quarter of Valparaiso, admire the views from the hilltop elevator (your expense) and opt to visit the house museum of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. Then, marvel over the landmark flower clock and cool off at the beaches of Viña del Mar.
Private Tour: Viña del Mar and Valparaíso Tour with Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley
From $142.50 (Price varies by group size )
A great trip
, Jan 2020
Patricio our driver was polite knowledgeable and well spoken in English.
He took his time to make sure we were satisfied with our tour! A great way to transfer from Santiago to Viña Del mar or Valparaíso
Head to the coast on this 8-hour private tour from Santiago to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. In Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll explore historical sights before continuing to Viña del Mar to take in its charming atmosphere. Plus, visit Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting.
Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Sights, Food Tastings & Local Markets
Fun in Santiago
, Feb 2020
Great tour with Nico. Very informative and fun to get the vibe of Santiago. There were two guides and I was Thankful. I required emergency service and Nico guided us through the entire process. Not only a great tour but the best guide ever!
Our walking tour was led by the very knowledgeable Nicholas who was able to explain about the history, the culture the current unrest in Santiago as well as taking us to excellent places to taste authentic food. Well worth the money.
Bring an empty stomach and an open mind for this walking tour and get ready to eat your way around Santiago. Immerse yourself in local life as you browse the Mercado Central and La Vega markets and stroll around the lively Plaza de Armas. Stop to refuel along the way with tastings of local favorites, then tuck into a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant.
We had two very nice and knowledgeable guides (Emanuel and Francisco), who made sure that we have an adventurous but safe trip. We were provided interesting information in our time in the bus, then enough water and snacks for the trip.
This was a long hike over very rocky terrain, but the views were stunning. Our guides provided us with a lot of information about Chile and the surrounding area. The hike was made more enjoyable by their enthusiasm and sense of humor. After hiking, we had a delicious wine and empinada snack. I would definitely recommend this activity.
Every aspect of the tour was well planned and executed. Absolutely tops was our tour guide, Francisco. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and spoke excellent English. The scenery is amazing and the trail modestly steep. The wine and hors d’oeuvres at the conclusion of the hike was a special touch to end a fantastic tour.
Leave Santiago behind for a spectacular hiking tour through the Andes Mountains. Set out through Chile's Cajon del Maipo en route toward San Jose Volcano, a stratovolcano with a 2.5-mile wide caldera. Marvel at the surrounding mountain scenery dotted with glaciers and rivers as you walk, enjoying a leisurely pace while making your way to a secluded spot for lunch. Afterward, spend some relaxing time at a waterfall before completing your 2-hour round-trip trek.
Sebastian was an exceptional guide with thorough knowledge of not just the geography of Santiago but also provided a fascinating insight into its history, politics and social structure.
I have never had a better city tour in any part of the world than this.
Sebastian was a wonderful guide!. Despite all the protest in the city he was able to navigate around it and take us to the most import locations. We highly recommend Sebastian for anybody wanting to tour the city of Santiago.
Get acquainted with the treasured landmarks of the Chilean capital on a 4-hour tour of Santiago by luxury coach. From your guide, you’ll receive an interesting introduction to Santiago as you visit landmarks such as Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, Cerro Santa Lucia and La Moneda palace. Absorb the bohemian charm of Bellavista neighborhood and opt to explore the city’s financial district, nicknamed ‘Sanhattan’, due to its plethora of skyscrapers. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included in this tour.
Soak your worries away with the famous Andes Mountains as a backdrop during this full-day excursion to Colina Hot Springs from Santiago. Travel with a small group of no more than seven guests as you head into the foothills of this famous mountain range, stopping to relax in these naturally heated pools known for their healing properties. Cap it all off with an included picnic lunch with wine.
My tour was a lot of fun. Your experience may vary, I think it’s highly dependent on the tour guide that you get. I’m not your typical tourist, I don’t care that much for just walking around and staring at buildings. I want to see how people live, learn about the community and culture that I’m experiencing, how the history of the country and town leads to the community I’m interacting with today. Having a one on one tour with a good guide allows you to do that. Also, because we had a driver we were able to drive around the city a bit and see some of the neighborhoods, the traditional way of living, as well as getting out of the downtown central city location. They went out of their way to provide that.
My one complaint was that the “tour” of the park is really nothing more than driving through....we couldn’t even get up to the statue on the top of the hill. Still, the views were nice and it was fun to experience.
This was a special and interesting way to get a wonderful insight into some of Santiago’s great spots. Carol, my guide was superb, introducing me in a friendly, informative and enthusiastic way to many places including Barrio Lastarria, Cerro Santa Lucía, La Moneda, Plaza de Armas and Bella Vista. Thoroughly recommended!
Explore Santiago’s most significant sights on a comprehensive private guided tour of the city. Visit legendary landmarks and impressive monuments in stylish transportation with a knowledgeable guide, discovering the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and the neoclassical splendor of Moneda Palace. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour and continue to explore the sparkling city independently after your tour concludes.
First we started to do the city tour and made several stops including a little bit of a walking tour which was great as we could see in details various sites. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had and even more. After we had lunch in a local restaurant which was great. Then on to the winery and wine tasting. It gave us a very good overview of the largest winery in Chile. We tasted three different kind of wines included in price of excursion. Overall a very pleasant day
Be seduced by the bohemian spirit of Santiago on a full-day tour of the Chilean capital including a winery visit. Alongside your guide, you’ll gain fascinating insight into the history of the city as you visit prominent landmarks like Santiago Cathedral, La Moneda Palace and Central Market. Absorb the charm of colorful neighborhood, Bellavista; admire the metropolitan grandeur of the financial district, ‘Sanhattan’, and visit a winery of your choice for a vineyard tour and tasting session. Winery choices include Undurruga, Concha y Toro or Santa Rita.
Our tour guide Camilla was terrific . She was very knowledgeable and was able to tell us about the Andes , the plants , trees and animals. The highlight was when she took us to see the condors in flight , the most memorable experience .
Discover the Andes Mountains in a half-day private tour around the ski resorts nearby Santiago, where you’ll have a Wine&Cheese tasting while enjoying grandiose panoramic views.
Three stops were carefully selected in order to maximize your appreciation of the Andes.
The experience begins in your hotel where your guide will pick you up to then head towards the mountain by the road that connects the city with the main Ski Resorts. Among the main attractions you will appreciate La Paloma Glacier, one of the largest ice bodies of central Chile. You'll reach 9842,52ft a.s.l. when when you get to Valle Nevado S.Resort -with bathroom and souvenir facilities-, and from a lookout you will observe Plomo mount. wich reaches an altitud of 17.795,28ft. Last stop will be at the Condor´s Lookout; a huge and secure cliff from where you will have a delicious W&Ch tasting while you will enjoy the views with the possibility to meet the majestic condor, which often elegantly glides by the area.
We were really specific about our space requirements but the car arrived with inadequate space. It was a small van type vehicle with storage in the back for luggage. I had indicated that we were 6 people with 1 bag and 1 carryon each. The suitcases were jammed into the back to the ceiling and we each had to hold our carryon bags. The seats were extremely tight, more suitable for 2 across, not 3. We had 2 6 foot 3 inch larger built men which hardly fit at all. The driver spoke no English and brought his wife so the front seat was not even available to use. It was almost a 2 hour, very cramped ride. We had confirmed that we were 6 larger people with 6 larger bags and carryons but we got a small vehicle anyway. But the price was right so I guess we got what we paid for ;).