Valparaíso, Chile

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Time4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more

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
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.

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R
, 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.

M
, 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.

L
, 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.

L
, 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.

a
, 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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