Journey through time and explore the history of Santiago on a 5-hour tour of the capital of Chile, and see superb monuments from the days of the old Spanish colonial city founded by Pedro de Valdivia to the modern hub of Latin America today.
What to Expect
Explore Chile’s vibrant capital on a half-day walking tour of Santiago, and see all the major sights of the Spanish colonial era, as well as local markets and streets full of bohemian cafés.
Pick-ups are available from most central hotels, from where you will stroll through a maze of fruit, vegetable, and meat stalls at La Vega. Admire the Art Nouveau London-train-station-style construction of the Mercado Central fish market.
Appreciate the Neo-classical beauty of the Moneda Palace, seat of the Chilean government, and marvel at the ornate buildings of Plaza de Armas, dominated by Santiago Cathedral. Go to the very birthplace of the city on Santa Lucia Hill, where Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia.
Enjoy lunch in an exquisite gourmet restaurant, with plenty of opportunities to taste some of Chile’s famous wines. Then, indulge in the bohemian ambiance of the Bellavista neighbourhood, where you can spend some leisure time shopping.
Finally, visit the Cerro San Cristobal Hill, where you are free to stay for dinner at one of the many restaurants in the streets of Concepción. Alternatively, your guide will chaperone you back to your hotel.
- Transportation by taxi or public transport
- Bilingual guide
- Drink and snack in La Vega (or other location)
- 2 bottles of mineral water
What's Not Included
- Optional gratuities for guides and drivers
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required