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Overview

Immerse yourself in Chile’s colorful and captivating culture by booking two popular tours together: see some of Santiago’s most spectacular sights during a comprehensive sightseeing tour, then discover two incredible towns situated upon Chile’s curvaceous coastline. Stroll through ambient plazas and marvel at the neoclassical splendor of Santiago’s legendary landmarks on the sightseeing tour, visiting the impressive Governor’s Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Wander the serpentine streets of Valparaiso to discover vibrant murals and architectural eccentricities and stop by the white sand beaches of the gorgeous ‘garden city’ of Vina del Mar. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included on this small-group tour.

  • Book tours together to see Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for a discounted price
  • See Santiago's popular sites, including La Moneda Palace, Plaza de Armas, Cerro San Cristóbal, Bellavista and Mercado Central
  • Tour Viña del Mar, a seaside resort town, and stop by Salinas beach, the Presidential Palace and a gaming casino
  • Walk around Valparaiso and see Cerro Concepción, Plaza Sotomayor, and enjoy views from Mirador 21 de Mayo
  • Round-trip transport from most Santiago hotels included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures personalized attention and a memorable experience

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Uncover the dramatic and diverse cultural panorama of Chile on two terrific tours. Enjoy an enriching exploration of three places on two separate mornings with this flexible tour option. Set out to visit the sublime sites of Santiago on a 3-hour sightseeing tour; cruise past the glamorous finance district in an air-conditioned minivan, passing the picturesque Moneda Palace and the beautifully bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista. Ascend to the summit of San Cristobal Hill to enjoy panoramic city vistas and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Mercado Central to peruse stalls bursting with exotic produce. 
Venture to the distinct destination of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso on the second part of the excursion; see beautifully sculpted gardens and impressive historical monuments in the ‘Garden City’ before continuing onto the winding and wondrous labyrinth of Valparaiso. The tour requires a minimum of two people to operate and detailed itineraries are provided below.

Itinerary

Santiago City Tour (3 hours):

After hotel pickup, drive with your guide by the towering skyscrapers of Sanhattan, the city’s high-end finance district; head to Republica, formerly home to the 20th-century elite; and pass by Club Hipíco, a thoroughbred racecourse founded in 1869 that was modeled after Longchamp in France. In the historic civic center, admire the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, the current seat of government, while learning its history, including the 1973 overthrow of President Allende that took place here.

Wander through the main square of Plaza de Armas, dotted with palm trees, and set eyes upon more beautiful examples of 18th-century architecture, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Correo Central, the old post office. Continue to Cerro San Cristóbal in Metropolitan Park to admire sweeping city views. Explore the hilly and bohemian district of Bellavista, the former stomping grounds of Pablo Neruda, now buzzing with trendy eateries and galleries. Wrap it up at Mercado Central, a bustling wrought-iron fish market named by National Geographic as one of the world’s top 10 food markets.

Enjoy a variety of options to conclude your city tour: You can spend more time at Mercado Central and make your own way back to your hotel, ask to be dropped off at a mall to satisfy your shopping fix, or get a lift back to your hotel right away.

Viña del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip (8 hrs):
From Santiago, take a 2-hour drive with your guide toward the coastline to Viña del Mar, making a brief stop en route at Reñaca beach to stretch your legs and capture beautiful views. Upon arrival in Viña del Mar, a seaside resort popular with the well-heeled residents of Santiago, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a restaurant of your choice.

Afterward, see for yourself why locals nicknamed Viña del Mar ‘Garden City.’ Head down the landscaped boulevard of Liberty Avenue lined with stately mansions; pass by Las Salinas beach, the 1930s casino Presidential Palace; and stand before a gigantic moai statue from Easter Island.

After Viña del Mar, continue to Valparaiso, a port city dating back to the 16th century, built on 43 hills. In this sloping labyrinth of cobblestone streets, crumbling mansions and historical funicular sit along winding streets that you climb to find Cerro Concepción, home to the city’s first funicular. Your guide shares naval history at Plaza Sotomayor, and you can marvel at panoramas of the harbor from the lookout point of Mirador 21 de Mayo. In the evening, take a scenic drive back to your Santiago hotel.

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A
, Mar 2018

Would have liked some more time in Valparaiso. You'll also only have an hour in Vina del Mar only for lunch.

R
, Mar 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. Our tour had only 4 people, so it was small and very personal. Really enjoyed the walking tour of Valparaiso. Such a neat place. Our tour guide was so nice and knowledgeable.

M
, Nov 2017

The first day was a short day only 3 hrs with highlights of Santiago. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We only had 15 minutes at the Cerro Santa Lucia so we couldn't climb to the very top were the views are supposed to be very beautiful. How ever we were not that disappointed since we had gone the day before on our own to the Cerro San Cristobal were you can also have great views of the city. I believe they should include this beautiful park in the highlights of the city it was not we were told about this park by the concierge of our hotel since it was within waking distance of the Sheraton Hotel.
On the second day it was a much longer day since we went to Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar. That trip is long but worth it. It is on Road 68 which has incredible views of 3 different valleys with different resources for the area. One was agricultural were they grow Olives, sunflowers to make oils to name a few, another has the wineries and the third is cooper and Livestock. Valparaiso is a port town with a lot of graffiti, and very narrow and steep streets. They also took us to a harbor were you can see sea lions. Viña Del Mar however is very pretty clean and wealthy resort city. We stop and had lunch price not included in the fee at a very busy but very good restaurant right on the bay great view called Castillo Del Mar. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke several languages so he did the tour speaking English and then Portuguese since we had a couple with us that were from Brasil. Overall I think the 2 day tour gave us what we wanted and we were not disappointed.

D
, May 2017

Very good and very informative guide loved this tour because it is too big a city to do on your own

P
, Jan 2017

Abbreviated city sightseeing tour.

D
, Jun 2016

from start to finish it was fantastic...........driver/guide well informed.........easy and delightful to be
with..............couldn't have been any better...........the Katz's

D
, Jun 2016

unexpected delightful evening.........food good...........music terrific.....dancers wonderful

S
, Dec 2015

The trip was nice.. and was a good summary of all three places. I really felt the santiago city tour was rushed. The guide just took us around for about 1.5 hrs. The tour start timing was 8 am but they never came till 9 and then by 10:30 we had left for Vina del mar. The lunch at the restaurant was a terrible experience with the waiting staff at absolutely dont care attitude. I also feel that they charged too much for the trip and i am not sure if the trip was worth 188 per person!

G
, Oct 2015

Both tours were interesting and informative and our drivers and guides great. We were lucky to see the changing of the guards on our city tour which was very entertaining.

P
, Aug 2015

The City tour was nice. The guide was nice and informative. There was not a lot to see Even though Santiago was established several hundred years ago, it's surprisingly that the city is pretty modern, even in the older parts of town, not like European cities, but we did like Santiago and would go back


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