- 11 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Save by booking two popular tours together: Hit the top attractions of Santiago on an introductory tour and explore two gems along Chile’s central coastline: Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Santiago, stroll through Plaza de Armas, admire neoclassical landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral or the government house which is called "La Moneda", full of political history and capture alluring city views from Santa Lucia Hill. Stop by white-sand beaches in Viña del Mar, aka ‘Garden City,’ and then tread up into Valparaiso’s hilly maze of cobblestone streets and historic funiculars. Hotel transport is included for both excursions.
• Remember that those two tours have to be taken on two different dates, let us know which dates you prefer when you make your booking!
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Family friendly
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Professional guide
- Santiago Classic City tour
- Coastal Vina del Mar & Historic Valparaiso tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off for both tours
- Food and drinks
Departs from most Santiago hotels
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
(Please remember that those two tours have to be taken on 2 different dates)
• Santiago Classic City Tour: We will start through the main avenue of the city, knowing its history and its surroundings. We will go down to the cobblestone neighborhood of Lastarría, a characteristic sector for its green areas and beautiful houses of the XIX century, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Then, we will go to Cerro Santa Lucia here we will have time to walk and take pictures, while our guide tells us some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago, such as the Mapuche / Spanish confrontation. From its terraces we will have a panoramic view of Santiago, as well as admire relics and constructions from the colonial era, such as Castillo Hidalgo. On the way we can see emblematic places of the city such as the Plaza de Armas, The Santiago Cathedral and its impressive architecture, in addition to the former national congress. We will arrive at the imposing government house “La Moneda” and next to it the “Plaza de la Constitución”; We will visit its surroundings and we will know more about its important history. The tour will continue with a step through the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic points of Santiago, and then continue to the upper sector of the capital. On the way we will stop at a lapis lazuli store wherever we can admire and/or buy beautiful jewelry. Then we will finish the tour at your hotel or drop off options.
• Coastal Viña del Mar and Historic Valparaiso: Travel along the central coast of Chile to visit the paradisiacal beach of Viña del Mar and the historic streets of one of Chile's most important ports, Valparaíso. While we are heading to Valparaiso on the Pacific coast, we will pass through the well-kept vineyards of the Valles de Curacaví and Casablanca. Valparaíso, Spanish for Paradise Valley, is a cultural center that serves as one of the most important ports in the country. The whole city is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage, Cultural for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of historic buildings and ancient funiculars along the sloping hills. From the viewpoint Mirador 21 de Mayo you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city and the port. Your guide will point out some of the most interesting places and is available for any questions you may have. We will visit the garden city, Viña del Mar, Spanish for Viña del Mar. The most famous and most visited beach on the Central Coast has much to offer. The city is mature, with beautiful parks, gardens and avenues scattered across miles of crystal clear beaches. Places of interest include the Presidential Castle, Liberty Avenue, Casino the 1930s, and several classics of century old palaces. As part of the experience, you may decide to enjoy the meal on your own in a charming restaurant in Viña del Mar (not included).
Santiago City Tour (3 hours):
After hotel pickup, drive with your guide by the towering skyscrapers of Sanhattan, the city’s high-end finance district; head to Republica, formerly home to the 20th-century elite; and pass by Club Hipíco, a thoroughbred racecourse founded in 1869 that was modeled after Longchamp in France. In the historic civic center, admire the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, the current seat of government, while learning its history, including the 1973 overthrow of President Allende that took place here.
Wander through the main square of Plaza de Armas, dotted with palm trees, and set eyes upon more beautiful examples of 18th-century architecture, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Correo Central, the old post office. Continue to Cerro San Cristóbal in Metropolitan Park to admire sweeping city views. Explore the hilly and bohemian district of Bellavista, the former stomping grounds of Pablo Neruda, now buzzing with trendy eateries and galleries. Wrap it up at Mercado Central, a bustling wrought-iron fish market named by National Geographic as one of the world’s top 10 food markets.
Enjoy a variety of options to conclude your city tour: You can spend more time at Mercado Central and make your own way back to your hotel, ask to be dropped off at a mall to satisfy your shopping fix, or get a lift back to your hotel right away.
Viña del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip (8 hrs):
From Santiago, take a 2-hour drive with your guide toward the coastline to Viña del Mar, making a brief stop en route at Reñaca beach to stretch your legs and capture beautiful views. Upon arrival in Viña del Mar, a seaside resort popular with the well-heeled residents of Santiago, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a restaurant of your choice.
Afterward, see for yourself why locals nicknamed Viña del Mar ‘Garden City.’ Head down the landscaped boulevard of Liberty Avenue lined with stately mansions; pass by Las Salinas beach, the 1930s casino Presidential Palace; and stand before a gigantic moai statue from Easter Island.
After Viña del Mar, continue to Valparaiso, a port city dating back to the 16th century, built on 43 hills. In this sloping labyrinth of cobblestone streets, crumbling mansions and historical funicular sit along winding streets that you climb to find Cerro Concepción, home to the city’s first funicular. Your guide shares naval history at Plaza Sotomayor, and you can marvel at panoramas of the harbor from the lookout point of Mirador 21 de Mayo. In the evening, take a scenic drive back to your Santiago hotel.
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
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes
- You may bring your own lunch or cash for taking it
- Please note: When booking the SuperSaver in Two Days, at checkout, select the date of your Santiago City Tour and then fill in the date you want to take the other tour for Valparaíso and Viña del Mar in the special requirements box.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Would have liked some more time in Valparaiso. You'll also only have an hour in Vina del Mar only for lunch.
Really enjoyed this tour. Our tour had only 4 people, so it was small and very personal. Really enjoyed the walking tour of Valparaiso. Such a neat place. Our tour guide was so nice and knowledgeable.
The first day was a short day only 3 hrs with highlights of Santiago. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We only had 15 minutes at the Cerro Santa Lucia so we couldn't climb to the very top were the views are supposed to be very beautiful. How ever we were not that disappointed since we had gone the day before on our own to the Cerro San Cristobal were you can also have great views of the city. I believe they should include this beautiful park in the highlights of the city it was not we were told about this park by the concierge of our hotel since it was within waking distance of the Sheraton Hotel.
On the second day it was a much longer day since we went to Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar. That trip is long but worth it. It is on Road 68 which has incredible views of 3 different valleys with different resources for the area. One was agricultural were they grow Olives, sunflowers to make oils to name a few, another has the wineries and the third is cooper and Livestock. Valparaiso is a port town with a lot of graffiti, and very narrow and steep streets. They also took us to a harbor were you can see sea lions. Viña Del Mar however is very pretty clean and wealthy resort city. We stop and had lunch price not included in the fee at a very busy but very good restaurant right on the bay great view called Castillo Del Mar. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke several languages so he did the tour speaking English and then Portuguese since we had a couple with us that were from Brasil. Overall I think the 2 day tour gave us what we wanted and we were not disappointed.
Very good and very informative guide loved this tour because it is too big a city to do on your own
from start to finish it was fantastic...........driver/guide well informed.........easy and delightful to be
with..............couldn't have been any better...........the Katz's
unexpected delightful evening.........food good...........music terrific.....dancers wonderful
The trip was nice.. and was a good summary of all three places. I really felt the santiago city tour was rushed. The guide just took us around for about 1.5 hrs. The tour start timing was 8 am but they never came till 9 and then by 10:30 we had left for Vina del mar. The lunch at the restaurant was a terrible experience with the waiting staff at absolutely dont care attitude. I also feel that they charged too much for the trip and i am not sure if the trip was worth 188 per person!
Both tours were interesting and informative and our drivers and guides great. We were lucky to see the changing of the guards on our city tour which was very entertaining.
The City tour was nice. The guide was nice and informative. There was not a lot to see Even though Santiago was established several hundred years ago, it's surprisingly that the city is pretty modern, even in the older parts of town, not like European cities, but we did like Santiago and would go back
I was disappointed to learn that this same trip was provided by other local groups for half the price! I should have waited to make arrangements after I arrived in Santiago.
I was picked up an hour late...the guide tended to talk in Spanish to a group of Columbians. Guide did not elaborate enough on each of the places visited. I have used Viator before and was very impressed with the quality of the tour, not this time.
Vina del mar was worth going to! City sightseeing tour was a lot of walking and not too much to see.Guide spoke English when needed but spent day talking in Spanish toSpanish speaking tour members.Not a problem as I understand Spanish well, however Spanish speakers should have booked tour in Spanish
We thoroughly enjoyed our two tours. Rodrigo guide and Ignacio driver were both very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our tours memorable and very enjoyable. Their knowledge of the history and culture of Santiago and the region was fantastic. Highlights were the changing of the guard at the President's Palace, the beautiful cathedral, climbing St Lucia hill and the lovely seafood lunch at Vina del Mar. Great, thanks
We split this trip in two, wise move. We did the city tour first. That was really good, Our guide Rodrego was fun and knowledgeable, our driver Guilermo was excellant as well, very safe. We managed to pack a lot in including changing of the guard at the Palace.This was with another British couple.The second day was Valparaiso with Ignacio and Roberto.This lasted 10.5 hours. We had two Argentineans and two Brazillains, which meant that everything said had to be repeated three times by Roberto, we don't speak Spanish or Portugese and the other people said they did not speak English, bad move. Nobody mixed, the trip became extremely boring, and tiring particularly as two people never kept to time and on a mini-bus thats quite important. we did see,some interesting sites, but we just found it tedious, especially when the driver got last in Vina Del Mar. Roberto tried his best
This tour is a great bargain. The city tour took us to all of the important places making it easy to select those we wanted to see more of later. The Valparaiso Vina del Mar trip is a must do. In Vina del Mar we had lunch at a great seafood restaurant which was exactly what we expected to do there.