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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaíso

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaíso: Our most recommended tours and activities

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

1. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

Authentic Valparaiso: Street Art, Funiculars and Port city

2. Authentic Valparaiso: Street Art, Funiculars and Port city

The tour begins in the Prat Pier around two cannons and Tourist Information Office. From this place we will walk to the square to see and compare old pictures of Valparaiso with the current look. After we will move to the hills using the funicular El Peral. The traveller can get a panoramic view of the hills using these means of transport built early twentieth century . You will know the stories about Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre. The visit to ancient places located between the narrow streets will immerse you in the cultural atmosphere of a bohemian city. You will enjoy street art, colonial houses and cultural interventions of public spaces to maintain the tradition of local cultural values. The restaurants, cafeteria, art galleries, artist and souvenir shops will allow you to take a special moments and memories of a charming city. This activity departs including Valparaiso Port with the beatiful views of the bay. Later we will move to Sotomayor Square to see the monument and buildings like the Firefighters Dept. Building and the Chilena Navy Headquarters. We will see part of the financial street and contiune to take El Peral funicular, a funny system to get to the hills after see the Court of Appeals. We wil arrive to Paseo Yugoslavo in Cerro Alegre. The Pasaje Bavestrello show the italian heritage and how the people shared his community life in those days. We will enjoy a tasty Alfajor made by local people to support the local business. We will pass by differents places to buy souvenirs, crafts, art, magnetics, jewelry or another product of your interest.The stairs with the song "Latinoamérica" by Calle 13 its a famous colorful place. Later in Pasaje Gálvez show a lot of Street Art with special stories about crimes, politics, cartoons and painting of several artists of the city. The Restaurant La Concepción is a famous restaurant with beatiful terrace with a beatiful view to the sea. We will continue to Paseo Atkinson to enjoy the charming of the british heritage in Valparaiso with wonderful houses with beatiful gardens. We wil pass by the Deutsche Schule of Valparaíso (German College) that shows the important german heritage in the city. Brighton Restaurant offers a panoramic view of the city from the terrace and let you taste the chilean seafood. Pastor Theodor Schmidt passage remember the german pastor that was managing the Lutheran Church. The Hotel Manoir Atkinson show the technique to paint a big wall to resist the environment conditions in all seasons. Piano Staircase will be one of the famous atracctions in the city. The Anglican Saint Paul Cathedral was one of the first places that were built in the hills to maintain a united community. We will walk Paseo Dimalow in Cerro Alegre to enjoy a beatiful view of the hills and offer info about the restaurants around this sector. When finish the tour the guide will let you know how you can get the point that we began the tour. The guide will offer options to lunch or dinner.

Tour Valparaiso + Viña del mar

3. Tour Valparaiso + Viña del mar

Come to know the wonderful Valparaíso Region. We will pass through Casablanca Valley where you will visit a wine store in which we will taste a local product. You will enjoy a tour where culture and art are combined. You will walk in some of the of the Valparaíso streets, city declared as national heritage site by UNESCO, its beatiful and artistics hills, the coloured houses, murals, grafittis and architecture. You will get to know Viña del Mar, the "Garden City", its architecture, Reloj de Flores (Flowers Clock), coastal edge and an Easter Island Moai. The stop for lunch will be at one of the best restaurants of Viña del Mar, an ancient castle with a wonderful view of the ocean. The lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

Valparaiso 4-Hour City Tour by Van and Funicular

4. Valparaiso 4-Hour City Tour by Van and Funicular

Go to the Cerro Florida for views of La Sebastiana and to see the House-Museum of Pablo Neruda (admission not included). Continue along a scenic road through the hills on the way to Cerro Concepción. Walk along the Paseo Atkinson and hear the history of the immigrants who settled in Valparaiso during its golden age. Descend to Muelle Prat and visit Plaza Sotomayor to see some of the most traditional landmarks of the city, including 17th-century French style buildings. End with a funicular ride to Paseo 21 de Mayo for a stunning view of the port. Take a look at the ocean-facing amphitheater at the Merchant Marine Viewpoint.

Valparaiso 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Valparaiso 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get an introduction to Valparaiso on Plaza Sotomayor and admire the 17th-century French-style buildings of the old port and customs area before going to the historic funiculars of Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. Climb aboard to ride the funicular and get panoramic views. Get closer to the colored houses perched at crazy angles on the labyrinth of streets. Return to the old town to wander the narrow streets and discover the beautiful architecture. End with a trolley bus ride through the port aboard the 2nd oldest transportation service in South America.

Valparaíso: Tour en Lancha por la Bahía

6. Valparaíso: Tour en Lancha por la Bahía

Once you have started the boat ride through Valparaíso Bay, the first thing you find is the Valparaíso III dock (the survivor of its grandfather Valparaíso I and its father Valparaíso II, already sunk). If you're lucky, there will be a ship undergoing repairs, a task that, at sea level, looks surprising. A little further on, you can find the warships docked in the Molo de Coat sector and, if you are lucky, you will be able to see La Esmeralda or the work in some of the strange visitors that drop by these parts from time to time, such as luxury yachts, huge cruise ships, scientific vessels, representatives of foreign navies, vessels of environmental defense organizations or library ships.

Wines, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

7. Wines, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

From your Hotel in Santiago, City Tour Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, two cities that represent the conservation and renewal of urban spaces on the central coast of Chile. Our first destination will be Valparaíso. In the Jewel of the Pacific, as this city is also known, we will begin a tour of the hills, passing through the Alegre hill and Concepcion. We will be able to take some photographs overlooking the bay. Viña del Mar, where we will make a stop at the famous flower clock. Then, we will visit the Fonck museum, where an original moai from Easter Island is located, and we will make a stop at one of the city's beaches. Wine Tour in Viña Casas del Bosque Enjoy walking through our vineyard, tour our cellar, winemaking process, wine tasting. Aromas Tour & Wine Tasting4 wines from our vineyard: 2 Reserva, 1 Gran Reserva and 1 Pequeños.

Santiago: Valparaíso Walking Tour & Casablanca Wine Tasting

8. Santiago: Valparaíso Walking Tour & Casablanca Wine Tasting

Explore coastal wonders, artistic delights, and Chilean food on a full-day tour from Santiago, Valparaíso, or Viña del Mar. Visit Valparaíso's fish market and other highlights, discover street art in Cerro Concepción, savor local cuisine, and venture to Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting. After a hotel pickup, head to Valparaíso for a walking tour, starting at the bustling Fish Market, where the ocean unveils its daily bounty. Get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen's banter. Next, explore the hills of Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, indulging in local cuisine of fresh seafood and coastal white wines amidst picturesque streets (at your expense). Ascend the steep hills on “ascensores” or funiculars, revealing a maze of colored buildings, bohemian cafes, and hidden alleyway street art. Encounter surprises like the famed Red Door and street art on Templeman Lane and the majestic murals of Paseo Galvez. Head to the main Valparaíso square where you can see the building of the Chilean Navy Headquarters and the monument to the Heroes of the Naval Combat of Iquique. See the Piano Staircase, and admire various architectural gems as you walk through Paseo Gervasoni, Paseo Atkinson, and Paseo Dimalow. Dive into the city's history at Sotomayor Square before a lunch break. Continue the adventure to Casablanca Valley's Bodegas RE for a guided wine tour, exploring the garden, liquor room, and underground cellar. Indulge in tastings of RE Pinotel, RE Doble, and RE Cabergnan accompanied by a board of bread, cheese, dehydrated fruit, olives, olive oil, and balsamic wine.

Valparaiso and Casablanca: Private tour with Sparkling Wine

9. Valparaiso and Casablanca: Private tour with Sparkling Wine

On this private tour, a Chilean multilingual guide will pick you up at your hotel, sharing interesting facts about the city and the country as you leave Santiago. After an hour of driving, we'll make a rest stop at the wine-producing valley of Casablanca, where you can sample some wines (included) and also have the opportunity to see and feed llamas. On the Pacific Coast, you will find the Valparaiso Port. Here, you will go on a boat ride to get to know the bay and see the city from the ocean. After the boat ride, we will have a walking tour through the city, going up the famous city hills with a traditional funicular. Besides seeing the characteristic street art and narrow streets, you will find different options for lunch (not included). Uncover exquisite handcrafted jewelry and objects made from Chilean blue stone, lapis lazuli, as well as copper (our national main product), offering a perfect souvenir. On the return journey, we will visit one of the main vineyards of sparkling wine in Chile. Here, you will be able to tour the installations, learn about the process, and sample three different types of sparkling wine. Not only will you enjoy the excellent quality of the wines but also find pleasure in the beautiful views of the surroundings in the heart of the Casablanca Valley

Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Winery, Sea Lions & Boat Ride

10. Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Winery, Sea Lions & Boat Ride

You will be pick up & dropped off from your Hotel or any place that we have agreed. Then you will be drive to Enjoy one Chilean winery with a tasting of 4 different types of wine. Also, you will Visit Viña Del Mar, an original Easter island & The Famous flower clock. Therefore, You will visit, Valparaiso’s fish Market & you will gaze a colony of Sea Lions in their natural habitat. Moreover, you will visit the Cerro Alegre & Conception, ride 2 elevators, then get on a boat to go to admire & contemplate a UNESCO World heritage city “ Valparaiso”, Chilean army vessel, Port. All this is perfect for travellers looking for a great outdoor experience. Hungry? Yes, we will take you to an authentic Chilean restaurant, where you will be able to enjoy food at your own expenses, or we could recommend you where to get anything that you need.

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What people are saying about Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaíso

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

This was a great tour. Our guide Antonio was a wealth of information and answered all the questions we had. We had a great walking tour of Valparaiso and learned a whole lot of history. His recommendation for lunch was spot on. I didn't care for the wines we tasted on the way back but it was a fun stop never the less.

Grateful for the experienced and knowledgeable guide. Christian clearly knew a lot and was excited to share his hometown with us. Viña del Mar was beautiful and we really enjoyed walking around Valparaíso and riding the funicular. The wine tasting was such a peaceful and relaxing way to finish the day.

Gabriel and Juan Carlos were excellent tour guides. Great information, skilled driving, super flexible with other patrons limitations and entertaining. Would highly recommend.

Very pleasant guide and driver - also very informative. Weather was overcast which didn’t make photographs that nice, but obviously something out of your control.

Excellent tour. Nice and relaxed with very knowledgeable guide. Her spoken English was perfect which made it very easy to understand