• Location: Valparaíso, Chile
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Discover the historic delights of the colorful port city of Valparaiso during this 3-hour small-group exploration by trolley, foot and funiculars. Join no more than 10 participants as you visit the city’s stately ‘Aduana’ (customs) building and ascend by funicular to discover the hip boutiques, eateries and bookstores of the Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción areas. You’ll also have time to admire the architecture of Valparaiso’s old town and ride aboard a trolley operating since the 1950s. A guide, plus all trolley and funicular rides, are covered.

Highlights

  • Discover Valparaiso during a small-group tour by foot, funicular and historic trolley bus
  • Get an introduction to the historic charm of this colorful port city on the Pacific Ocean
  • Admire Valparaiso's mix of historic buildings like the Aduana and its ancient Old Town
  • Check out the stunning views and hip eateries and boutiques of Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción
  • Take a ride aboard Valparaiso's historic funiculars and 1950s-era bus trolleys
  • Small group trip limited to no more than 10 guests
  • Great way to experience the sensory delights and beautiful architecture of this South American city

What You Can Expect

Valparaiso Walking Tour Including Funiculars and Trolley Bus Rides

Walk the picturesque streets of Valparaiso

Head to Valparaiso’s Plaza Sotomayor to meet your guide in the afternoon. You’ll begin your excursion with an introduction to this historic port city from your guide, following along as you explore the town’s ‘Aduana’ building (part of an area owned by the Chilean military) along with the variety of French-influenced structures that surround this charming square.

Continue your trip by funicular, one of the most iconic transportation systems of this South American city, as you ascend to the Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción areas. In addition to gorgeous views of the ocean and greater Valparaiso, these two neighborhoods increasingly boast a thriving mix of boutique hotels, tasty eateries and eclectic retail outlets all housed in a colorful mix of charming buildings.

After leaving these hilltop districts behind, descend back down to Valparaiso’s Old Town, where you’ll have time to wander through its mix of narrow streets and ancient architecture. Finish the day by riding aboard 1950s-era trolley bus, famous as the second-oldest transportation service in South America, before ending at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Helmuth H

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2017

We had a mix up as to where to meet with the guide. We followed the print out information, but he waited at the hotel. It took us over half and hour to connect. He gave us a shortened version of a walking tour. We wish that the information about the walking tour would have given us more information about the many steps and steeper inclines. One of our group of 8 had difficulty climbing stairs and inclines. The tour was good and he took us to many beautiful graffiti drawings on buildings overlooking the Valparaiso harbor.

Kevin New Zealand

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2017

The tour didn't start off too well. The Guide turned up late because she was waiting at a different location to the one we were advised of.
She was very pleasant and knew all the history of Valparaiso. The trolley bus ride was unexpectedly short, only a few blocks. The Funicular was one of the old ones and took us up to the old part of town where the walking section started. This part of the tour came close to our hotel and our guide suggested that we might like to forego the last Funicular ride down to save coming back up the nearby steps. We agreed to this as we felt she was keen to go because she had something else on. This last Funicular was the oldest one in Valparaiso so we went down and back up on our own for the experience.
We had covered most of the tour section prior to the tour just by wandering around on our own. The tour however did give us the history to go along with what we were seeing.

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