- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Chile's capital is a dynamic, modern city where colonial mansions sit among soaring skyscrapers, where folk art becomes fashion and Latin and European cultures intertwine. The city is reinventing itself, with arts, nightlife, and restaurant scenes that have never been better, making this thriving and sophisticated metropolis into the civic, cultural, and historical nucleus of the country. Join this 4-hour guided tour and discover what makes Santiago the cultural, political and financial center of Chile.
- Small group ensures personal service
- Instant Confirmation
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour (max 8 people per vehicle)
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Live commentary on board
- Bilingual guide
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup or address
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Central point downtown, your hotel or address.
The tour starts in the morning or afternoon from your hotel or address in an air-conditioned van. Begin by visiting the installations of the Club Hípico de Santiago (Equestrian Club) which is a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs of France. After, continue on to the old and wealthy neighborhood of the city, dazzling with its architecture. You may find a few surprises within the current occupants of the buildings. Continue toward the center of the city, which includes the parade ground, the Santa Lucía Hill and cathedral, the Government palace La Moneda and the Post Office Building.
Wind up to the high part of the city starting with the Fine Arts Museum of Santiago. Visit to Mapocho River that divides the city, and arrive at the barrio of Bellavista, the very popular Bohemian quarter. This place offers-up many attractions, including hip new restaurants and bars, boutiques, avant-garde galleries, colorful antique homes and mansions. Walk in the footsteps of the famous literary, Pablo Neruda.
There is an option of replacing The Santa Lucia Hill with San Cristobal Hill, the second highest in Santiago, according to your choice.
Lastly, stop in for a visit to a traditional craft shop. The tour will finish in the Central Market (Mercado Central), where you may enjoy a typical lunch, or at your hotel, or a central point of the city if you so choose.
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 on regular service
- A maximum of 15 people per booking
- Tour departs from the lobby of your hotel or address. Your guide will be asking for your name at the hour of the tour
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Walking around closed parts of the city to look at building facades from a distance sadly isn’t my idea of a ‘tour’ but perhaps it’s my fault for not reading the small print properly. Had a genuinely lovely guide but v expensive for very little substance.
Our guide Sebastian and pick up was fine. Unfortunately there was at least 22 people on what was supposed to be a maximum of 8 passengers! We were on the 2 hills tour but all we did was drive UP one and AROUND the other with no stops for photo's! Vehicle was very uncomfortable!
Tour was billed as no more than 8 and was 25. We were to do both hills. Did just one with no pic stop.
Our guide was so helpful and informative and he had to speak two different languages throughout the whole tour because of the diverse group. He took us to all the political buildings, cathedral, natural History Museum and San Christobal Hill. This was a great way to start our time in Santiago as it gave you an idea where everything was so that you could plan the rest of your trip more easily.
I was disappointed that we did not get to go to the top of San Cristobal. Had we known in advance, we would have tried to arrange with the driver to drop us off at the bottom of the aerial tram, and pick us up at the bottom of the finicular sp? The other couple in the van wanted to do that, also. The traditional Chilean craft shop turned out to be an expensive jewelry store. The driver was nice and knowledgable.
The 4 hour tour of Santiago with English speaking guide Diego was exceptional. It was a private vehicle and just my wife and I with our guide. Would highly recommend his services to any one.
A good trip to get to know Santiago. Our guide, Patrick was knowledgable with and patiently answer all questions from us in English. The pickup was right on time.
Air conditioning in vehicle NOT working. Tour guide's English was NOT acceptable. Saw a lot but because of his lack of English, many things were unclear and not understood. We did get to a lot of places which was nice - BUT - would have been better if we knew where we were and what the significance was. Driver did well in traffic, however, he did take several phone calls while driving and did text too. Driver was to pick us up at 3:00pm - I called at 3:10 and Viator said vehicle broke down and they needed to send another vehicle for a small group tour instead of our private tour. Driver arrived at 3:30 and did do the entire 4 hours. Viator also credited us for difference between private and small group tour - thank you !!!!! I would do this tour in another city IF I could be promised a person with GOOD English vocabulary.
We been so lucky with our tour guide! Retired women, smart, sharp, a lot of info and willingness to share this info with us! Great city! Highly recommended.
This was a good way to start our stay in Chile. Santiago is a fascinating city and this short tour made us understand the dynamics of the city as well as the insights into it's culture. The tour guide was very sweet and explained a lot about the city which we would never quite understand on our own. Only negative was that it ended sooner than expected.