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Palacio de La Moneda

Palacio de La Moneda: Our most recommended tours and activities

Santiago: City Highlights Walking Tour

1. Santiago: City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore all sides of Santiago in Chile. Stroll to La Moneda, which is the government palace, then over to the Cathedral of Santiago in the historic square of Plaza de Armas. Carry on to see the Paseo Bandera and the architecturally stunning Santa Lucía Hill. After your tour of the historic city center, carry on to the modern sector of the capital, locally known as "Sanhattan", which is recognized for its modern buildings. On top of history and architecture, get to know Chile's culture, as well, with a visit to a Lapislazuli store to see history mixed with art.

Santiago: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Cable Car

2. Santiago: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Cable Car

This Hop On Hop Off mixes the best of two worlds to tour Santiago. On board the Big Bus, you can visit the Centro Histórico, emblematic buildings, parks and shopping centers. The cable car, funicular and panoramic buses will allow you to have360º views, and to enjoy the attractions inside Parquemet, the 4th largest urban park in the world. This ticket is valid for 2 days.

Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

3. Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy this two bike tour package to discover the whole of Santiago in one fun packed day. On this adventure ride, you will find out about the culture behind the boho streets of Bellavista, followed by the taste and colors of Santiago’s renowned food markets (all 3 of them). You can visit the former house of famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, in between your weaving bicycle tour of Santiago's streets and parkland. You will be shown the favorite places to grab a classic Chilean meal, and once your meal is fully enjoyed you will hit the wonders of Santiago that put this city in the history and travel books. You will be able to discuss important recent history about the Pinochet regime outside La Moneda. All this whilst still allowing time to see the main sites of downtown and enjoying the park life. These tours are designed to be a cultural cruise without overbearing you with information, dates and irrelevant facts.

Santiago Highlights, Parks and Politics Bike Tour

4. Santiago Highlights, Parks and Politics Bike Tour

A biking tour to head into the green spaces and historical highlights of downtown Santiago. Shady parks, hip barrios, and insights into Santiago local culture will make for a memorable afternoon. You will be lead first through the parks in Santiago, before visiting the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center and La Moneda where you’ll get into Chile’s political history and how it shapes society today. Following this, you will hit the streets with your bike, venturing to the historical GAM cultural center. Here you will be able to further hear about Chile's history, with your guide talking you through the background of each monument and figure that you encounter. Downtown’s afternoon highlights of big trees, skyscrapers are for the urban adventurers. You will ride through beautiful parks, see unique architecture and witness profound monuments, all within the heart of Santiago.

Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

5. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose the full-day option with a winery visit, head south for lunch at a country restaurant surrounded by nature. After lunch, choose between a visit to the Santa Rita, Concha y Toro, or Undurraga wineries for wine tastings and a tour of the wine estate. Finish the day with a visit to the top of the Sky Costanera (if option selected).

Santiago: Highlights Private City Tour

6. Santiago: Highlights Private City Tour

Discover Santiago, the heart of Chile, on a captivating city tour that weaves together history, culture, and natural beauty. From the moment you step onto the streets of Santiago, you'll be immersed in a journey that promises unforgettable memories. The tour begins by riding the cable-car at San Cristobal Hill, while you enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic Andes mountains. Gaze at their snow/glacier-capped peaks and the cityscape below, offering a striking contrast that's unique to Santiago. Stroll through Santiago's historic neighborhoods like Barrio Lastarria and Bellavista, where the city's rich history comes to life. Admire charming architecture, vibrant street art, and bustling markets. Immerse yourself in Chilean culture with visits to iconic landmarks such as La Moneda Palace, the heart of Chilean politics, and the stunning Metropolitan Cathedral. Learn about the city's past and present and how "santiaguinos" experience their daily life. In case you want to savor the flavors of Chile, pay a visit to a traditional food market. Taste authentic empanadas and "mote con huesillos". Itinerary: 1. Start your day by being picked up at any hotel around Santiago Centro (Downtown), Providencia, Las Condes or Vitacura. 2. Then you will be taken at the viewpoint of San Cristobal Hill, where the breathtaking Andes mountain range provides a jaw-dropping backdrop to the city of Santiago. Capture stunning photos and take in the awe-inspiring natural beauty. 3. After riding the funicular down, wander through the streets of Barrio Bellavista, home to Pablo Neruda's La Chascona, a must-see for literature and art enthusiasts (optional). Then, walk around Barrio Lastarria, an area known for its cultural and artistic scene. Admire classic and contemporary architecture, street art, and charming cafes. 4. Later, delve into Chile's political history with a visit to La Moneda Palace, the Presidential Palace. Learn about Chile's past, including the 1973 military coup that unfolded within its walls (from outside). 5. Afterwards, explore the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, a stunning example of neoclassical architecture. Discover its rich history and religious significance in Chile. 6. Finally, indulge your taste buds by visiting some locals markets and give a try to some culinary delights, from empanadas to traditional completos, the chilean type of hotdogs. 7. Conclude by being dropped off at any hotel around Santiago Centro (Downtown), Providencia, Las Condes or Vitacura.

San Cristobal Hill Night Tour with Dinner Show

7. San Cristobal Hill Night Tour with Dinner Show

Experience nighttime views of Santiago from the most popular viewpoints of the city, including San Cristobal Hill. Enjoy traditional Chilean cuisine at one of the most innovative culinary centers in the city, along with a folklore show. This 4.5-hour tour is the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing. Head to the top of San Cristobal Hill and then to the Civic Center, where you’ll see La Moneda Palace, Plaza de la Constitución, the Municipal Theater, and Mercado Central. Afterwards, head to the upper town, where you’ll find the city’s top restaurants. Enjoy dinner and a show at El Apero.

Santiago: Historical Center Highlights Walking Tour

8. Santiago: Historical Center Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Santiago even better on a walking tour of the main sights in its historical center. Follow your local guide to iconic attractions like the Plaza de Armas, the La Moneda Palace, the Cerro Santa Lucia, and more. Discover the capital of Chile with a knowledgeable guide. Walk by the impressive La Moneda Palace, the stately office of the President of the country, as well as the beloved Cathedral of Santiago. Walk through the enchanting gardens and park of the Cerro Santa Lucia, a green haven in the city center with a charming fountain. Then, explore the impressive Plaza de Armas where old meets new. See a range of statues in the square and marvel at the juxtaposition of modern high-rises behind ancient buildings.

Santiago: Guided Full-Day Walking Tour with a Chilean Lunch

9. Santiago: Guided Full-Day Walking Tour with a Chilean Lunch

Discover the secrets to Santiago on a private, full-day walking tour. Enjoy the flexibility of a fully-customizable itinerary. Follow your guide thorugh downtown Santiago, ride the funicular to the top of Cerro San Cristobal, and tuck into a typical Chilean lunch at the Central Market. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on foot. Get around authentically by using the public metro and bus. Get the inside scoop on Santiago’s best shops, museums, and street foods. Ride the cable car to Cerro San Cristobal for stunning views of the city.  Find out how to shop like a local at the Central Market. Savor local flavors as you dig into a meal comprised of three dishes and accompanied with a glass of wine. Soak up the vibe in the city’s colorful neighborhoods and stop by local haunts like Café con Piernas and La Piojera. Return to your accommodation accompanied by your guide at the end of your tour. 

Santiago: Walking City Tour, like a local!

10. Santiago: Walking City Tour, like a local!

Unveil the heartbeat of Santiago on our immersive walking city tour. Delve into Chilean history, art, and culture guided by our expert local storytellers. Begin your journey at the historic Cerro Santa Lucia and learn its importance during colonial times. Ascend this iconic hill for panoramic city views, followed by a stroll through the Lastarria neighborhood, blending bohemian charm with contemporary art. Then visit Plaza de Armas, where colonial architecture and vibrant street life converge & stop at the National Museum to learn how Chile has evolved since the arrival of the Spaniards. After learning about the history of Chile, traverse the bustling Mercado Central, a sensory delight of fresh produce and local flavors & try a local empanada! Conclude your tour at La Moneda Palace, witnessing the seat of Chilean government. Reflect on Santiago's journey from its colonial past to its modern identity. As you bid farewell, carry the essence of Santiago with you, a city narrated by its streets and enriched by your footsteps. Our small-group format ensures an intimate experience, fostering meaningful connections with fellow explorers. Immerse yourself in Santiago's past and present, where every step tells a story, and every corner reveals a piece of the city's soul. Join us for a walking tour that transcends sightseeing, creating memories that linger long after the journey ends.

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Great tour with Álvaro. We had so much fun, and he showed us many interesting places in Santiago. A big recommendation for anyone who is new here and wants to learn something about this very interesting place. Thanks for the nice afternoon, Alvi!

Ignacio was a charm!! Very knowledgeable and attentive. Its the best storyteller and guide. We learned a lot about Santiago de Chile thanks to Ignacio. Trully recommended

The guide was very informative warm and friendly. He was able to switch from English to Spanish very easily. It was Good Friday and he made the best use of a quiet day.

Extraordinary. The guide made it very enjoyable and interesting and attractive. We were interested from start to finish.

Excellent, informative, clear communication. Good value for money.