- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Join this private 5-hour tour of Santiago takes you to explore the main attractions of the city, including a sociocultural look at downtown Santiago. See the governmental palace and Constitution Square linked to the years of the military coup. Visit the historic Plaza de Armas main square, where you're guide will explain the history and its significance. Explore the Central Market featuring various seafood and visit the Fine Arts Museum featuring a permanent exhibition of Chilean art. Take the cable car to San Cristobal hill and enjoy panoramic views. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private bilingual English/Spanish-speaking guide
- Cable car to San Cristobal Hill, depending on accessibility
- Photos (Optional - digital images to be sent post-tour via email or WhatsApp, depending on preference)
- Food or drinks
Hotel in central Santiago, Recoleta, Providencia, Vitacura or Las Condes
Returns to original departure point
Begin your day with pickup at your hotel in Santiago at your chosen time of 9am or 3pm. In your private air-conditioned vehicle, you'll head to Santiago's historical center to begin your discovery of this fascinating city.
Your first stop includes the governmental palace - La Moneda, and Constitution Square. These sites hide stories of the years of the military coup in Chile which your guide will highlight. Next, take a short walk over New York Street, the oldest street in the city, and then visit Santiago's commercial center. Proceed towards the main square, Plaza de Armas, where you'll listen to your guide introduce you to the history, significance and sociocultural factors of this historic place. Observe the Mapuche monument, Santiago Cathedral, Santiago Post Office, City Hall, as well as the National Historical Museum featuring some of the most beautiful architecture in the city. You'll spend approximately 15-20 minutes in each area or site throughout the tour.
The tour continues towards the Central Market, where you will explore the local seafood market, then continue the adventure to Santiago´s most traditional bar - La Piojera. Next, you'll board your vehicle and drive to Santiago's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) for a short visit highlighting some of the famous Chilean artworks (closed Mondays). Afterwards, see the Bellavista neighborhood which includes a former home (La Chascona) of Chilean poet-diplomat, Pablo Neruda. After touring along the principal neighborhoods, ascend to San Cristobal hill by cable car or by vehicle, depending on accessibility. Observe the city with panoramic 360-degree views. You'll most likely want to take plenty of great photographs with your camera or allow the guide to use theirs and get your photos in a digital format after the tour concludes.
Upon completion of the tour, you'll board your private vehicle for a return to your accommodation in Santiago.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Wheelchair accessible. Please advise local operator no later than 48 hours in advance
- Total walking distance will be approximately 0.62 - 1.86 miles (1 - 3 kilometers), depending on passenger's preferences
- Fine Arts Museum closed on Mondays; therefore alternate site(s) or outside view only may be substituted
- Minimum drinking age is 18
- Infant seats are not available
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Great introduction to Santiago! Jennie was knowledgeable and personable. In the 5 hours we saw many different parts of the city and learned a lot of its history. A highlight was the cable card ride. It was wonderful to have our own driver and guide for the 4 of us traveling together.
This was a private tour for 2 people, with a tour guide and driver. Our guide was very knowledgeable and flexible, and asked about our interests before beginning the tour. She customized it to our objectives and schedule, taking us to key sites that represented Santiago and provided insights into the culture and life of the city. Of special interest were tours of the markets, which gave us a greater taste for the life of the local people of the city and not just tourist attractions. Our driver was very safe and we felt comfortable at all times.