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Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour

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Valparaiso, Chile
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Sample the many sensory delights of colorful Valparaiso during this 4-hour sightseeing trip. Marvel at the multi-colored houses and historic architecture of this Chilean port and UNESCO World Heritage site, discovering landmarks like the Plaza Sotomayor and the charming neighborhoods of Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre. You’ll also learn about famous residents like poet Pablo Neruda and ride aboard one of the city’s historic funiculars. A guide and round-trip transport from select Valparaiso and Viña del Mar hotels is also included.
  • Discover the historic and visual delights of Valparaiso during a half-day tour
  • Soak up the colorful multi-colored houses and gorgeous ocean views found in this UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the elegant architecture of Valparaiso's Plaza Sotomayor and its Cerro Concepción areas
  • Ride aboard a historic funicular that climbs up into Valparaiso's numerous hilltop neighborhoods
  • Take in the views from Cerro Playa Ancha, including its Merchant Marine viewpoint
  • Great introduction to the visual feast found in this striking seaside city
Pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Transportation Insurance
Bilingual Guide (English & Spanish)
Food and drinks
Pickup and drop-off from Santiago and hotels outside of Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
Gratuities
Admission to Pablo Neruda House-Museum

Departure Point

Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: • Pickup from Viña del Mar from the following hotels: Sheraton Miramar Hotel, Panamericana Hotel O'Higgins, Gala and Enjoy Viña Del Mar.
• Pickup in Valparaíso from the following hotels: Ibis Valparaíso and Diego de Almagro Valparaíso.
• If your hotel is not included in the pickup list, you should make your own way to the closest hotel. Please contact your local provider for more information
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

  • Viña del Mar starts at approx. 8:30am
  • Valparaiso starts at approx. 9am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Receive a pickup from one of the select hotels in Valparaiso or Viña del Mar in the morning and head to the day’s first stop at Cerro Florida, site of La Sebastiana. This historic house-turned museum was the one-time home of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (admission at your own expense).

Continue your Valparaiso visit by driving ever higher into the city’s picturesque hills, admiring panoramic views of the ocean and port below, as you proceed to the Cerro Concepción neighborhood. Stroll the famous Paseo Atkinson of this trendy area, learning about the many immigrants that once settled its streets during Valparaiso’s heyday.

Add to your growing historic knowledge of Valparaiso by descending to the Plaza Sotomayor, one of this Chilean port city’s most iconic squares. Explore the Old Aduana (customs house), today part of a complex owned by the Chilean military, and stop by a statue dedicated to Arturo Prat, celebrated as a national hero for his role in the Pacific War.

Proceed to your next Valparaiso adventure by riding aboard one of the city’s famous funiculars, a series of short rail lines that ascend up the town’s steep hills. After scaling to the top of Paseo 21 de Mayo street, you’ll make one last stop in Cerro Playa Ancha, where you can explore the Merchant Marine viewpoint and its gorgeous amphitheater.

At the end of your trip, receive a drop-off back at select hotels.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
La Sebastiana
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Playa Ancha Hill
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Plaza Sotomayor
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Paseo Gervasoni
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cerro Concepcion
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gray Line Chile
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paseo 21 de Mayo
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Edificio Aduana
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paseo Atkinson
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It's recommended to use sunscreen; sneakers or shoes without heel; a light jacket in summer and warm jacket in winter.
  • This tour doesn't operate the following days: September 18, December 25, and January 1
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Chile

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Valparaiso City Highlights Tour.

Reviews

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star-5
An excellent half day in Valparaiso
robertcook1949
, Jan 2020
Our half day tour of Valparaiso was excellent. Our young guide, I think his name was Geoffrey, was first class, being full of enthusiasm and vitality. His knowledge was vast and he was interesting and engaging. My wife and I happened to be the only two on the tour so we had totally personalised service. This was a great way to explore Valparaiso and we are really pleased that we booked this tour. Thank you!
star-5
Our guide was Jeffrey, a native of...
Robert W
, Apr 2018
Our guide was Jeffrey, a native of Wisconsin who has lived in Chile for several years. He clearly Valparaiso and he was very well versed on the language, customs, and culture of it. He and his driver took us to many of the top sights--the Maritime museum, the Congress, the ascensiores, the protestant churches, La Sebastiono--the house of Pablo Neruda, and Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegro. The tour was a great introduction to Valparaiso and it gave us confidence to do more exploring on our own.
star-5
Our guide Cynthia was fantastic...
Mark J
, Jan 2018
Our guide Cynthia was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the area and chose interesting places to visit. Her English is very good. Highly recommend.
star-3
Our guide Victor was great. The tour...
Lindamonty
, Dec 2017
Our guide Victor was great. The tour had some high points but overall mundane.Most of the town is sadly in need of major repairs but we did get to see many sections.
star-4
The tour was quite interesting. We...
Lolee
, Mar 2017
The tour was quite interesting. We got to see many of the murals you see on the internet. The one thing I missed was a view from high above the city. We could have seen a lot more if we had stayed in Valpo instead of Vina Del Mar. Also, it was inconvenient to stay in V.D.M.
star-2
The tour guide was very nice but not...
arlenne_17
, Dec 2016
The tour guide was very nice but not knowledgeable and I felt like just walking around with a friend in valparaiso streets.

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