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:: SANTIAGO & VALPARAISO TOUR ::
Tour Highlights:
  • Santiago City Tour
  • Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour
Trip Style:
  • Culture/ History
  • Family Tour
  • Standard
Physical Difficulty:
  • 1-Easy
Included Meals:
  • All Breakfasts
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Santiago & Valparaiso Tour

City & Seaside: Santiago, Valparaiso & Viña del Mar (3 days / 2 nights)
From $599 €525 £420
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With six million people, bustling streets, effervescent cultural life, and dynamic nightlife, Santiago is one of the liveliest and most attractive cities in South America. No trip to Chile is complete without an immersion in the country’s busy capital. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the myriad excellent museums, shops, and restaurants that fill the streets of Santiago, and learn all about the Chilean way of life. As more than a third of the country’s population lives in Santiago, a few days in town will allow you to get a true feel of what Chile has to offer.

The bohemian atmosphere of Valparaiso, with its vibrant hued homes creeping up the hills and active artist communities is the perfect complement to Santiago’s posh streets. Surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes with hillsides bathing in the ocean, Valparaiso is located in a natural bay that looks just like an amphitheater facing the sea.  Climb up and down the many hills that give the city its character, and admire the sundry clusters of multicolor houses that fill the city. The spontaneous constructions mixing various architectural styles sometimes appear to be on the verge of falling off the hillsides, lending the city a peculiar charm that has been the inspiration for countless artists and writers.

If your legs are tired, hop on one the funiculars that run around town and take you up the hills across various patios and gardens. From the funiculars, and almost any of the colorful streets that wind through the hills above the city, you can enjoy amazing views of the Pacific stretching out to the horizon. Travelers and locals looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Santiago come to Viña del Mar, one of South America’s leading seaside resorts, only 9km from Valparaiso. This quiet coastal town abounds with magnificent white sand beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun.

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Itinerary and Prices

Day 1: Arrival to Santiago & City Tour

You will be met at the Santiago Airport by a Chile For Less representative and transferred to your comfortable hotel in Santiago. Check out our selection of great value Santiago Hotels.

Today, you will head out on a half day historical tour of Santiago to visit some of the most interesting sites in Santiago and learn about the fascinating history of Chile and its capital.

You will start the tour driving up the Santa Lucia hill where Santiago was founded. You will then continue on to the historic downtown, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where stands some of Santiago’s historic buildings. You will see the Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, and National Historical Museum.

You will then drive to the civic area to see the Moneda Presidential Palace, current seat of the Chilean government. The tour will continue through charming streets lined with 19th century buildings, passing the statue of Typical Zone, the Cousiño Palace, and the Basilica de los Sacramentinos (inspired by the Montmartre church in Paris).

The tour will end on the Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, Santiago’s main avenue where you will visit the San Francisco church and its beautiful colonial museum and monastery. The church boasts a peaceful garden and an important religious art collection.

You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to explore Santiago at your leisure. Try some delicious traditional Chilean cuisine in one of the restaurants, discover some of its exciting barrios and take advantage of the lively nightlife!

Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour

After a delicious breakfast at your Santiago hotel, you will head out on a tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, two charming coastal cities located only an hour from Santiago. Look around you as your travel across the beautiful valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca on your way to Valparaiso.

With its bohemian atmosphere, chaotic and colorful architecture, and lovely port, Valparaiso is one of the most attractive cities in Chile and unlike any other. You will start your tour at the Mirador 21 de Mayo from where you will enjoy spectacular views of the entire city and bay.

Next you will visit the fascinating house-museum of the poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pablo Neruda. Easily one of the most important figures of Chilean culture, it was in Valparaiso that Pablo Neruda, tired of the tumultuous life of Santiago, decided to retire and establish himself in a house on Mount Florida. Learn all about the writer’s eccentric tastes as well as his most glorious and absurd moments as you wander through the charming rooms that inspired the artist.

Descend to Valparaiso’s Prat Dock, where sailors embark and men scramble across the docks loading the enormous ships. Filled with swarms of people and fervent activity, there is no better place to get a sense of the lively port life in Santiago. Don’t miss the handicraft markets displaying local products from all around Chile.

After lunch, you will head out to Viña del Mar where you will enjoy a relaxing stroll down the quiet streets and picturesque beaches of this lovely coastal town.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Santiago and have the evening free to explore more of the city’s exciting spots.

Day 3: Departure from Santiago

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the Santiago Airport for your journey home or on to the next destination on your Chile vacation. Browse our range of Chile tours and explore additional options for your vacation plans.

Occupancy 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Double/Triple $ 599
€ 525
£ 420
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Single $ 1,169
€ 1,025
£ 821
$ 1,229
€ 1,078
£ 863
$ 1,279
€ 1,122
£ 898

Prices may vary according to the season, availability and client preferences. Certain transport costs may not be included. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for more information.

Included:
  • 2 hotel nights in Santiago in hotels based on US standards
  • Guided visits with English-speaking tour guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
 
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