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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.

Valparaiso 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. 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.

From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

3. From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

Starting from your hotel in Santiago, meet your guide and travel 120 km to the Pacific Ocean through the Curacavi Valley where you will have the chance to see diverse scenery. On the road, stop in the typical hostelry Millahue for the chance to taste the typical Chilean drink, the "chicha". Arrive in Valparaiso and admire the amazing houses on the hills. Take a sightseeing tour of Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square, the naval heroes monument, and the May 21st Lookout. Take a walk into the hills, using 1 or 2 elevators or explore the bay area. Next stop in Viña del Mar, the city known as the Garden City. Explore some remarkable locations in the resort town including the floral clock, the Casino, and Reñaca beach where you'll have time to stop for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, spend a bit more free time to enjoy relaxing on the beach. Finally, before taking the coast road back to Santiago, stop at the Quinta Vergara, a place known for the international song festival. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.

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.

Viña del Mar and Reñaca 4-Hour Pacific Coast Tour

5. Viña del Mar and Reñaca 4-Hour Pacific Coast Tour

Explore one of the top seaside resorts in Chile at Viña del Mar on a half-day afternoon tour with pick-up from Valparaiso or Viña del Mar. Marvel at the city's streets and gardens full of well-kept flowers, including Avenida Perú, Plaza de Armas and Quinta Vergara. Visit the theater where the annual Festival Internacional de la Canción takes place, and see the famous clock made from flowers near Caleta Abarca beach. Continue to Reñaca and get a panoramic view of the sea lions colony. Next, explore the coastal town of Concón. Cross the bridge over the Aconcagua River to get to the ecological park to look for different bird species.

Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

6. Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

Your tour will begin as you head to Valparaiso, the main port of Chile and one of the most important since the conquest of America. Its incomparable patrimonial wealth is why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2003. Throughout this tour, you will walk down the streets and hills of Valparaiso, which are sure to surprise you with history hiding behind every corner. You will discover old elevators, colorful stairways, and viewpoints of the endless sea. You will also explore the colorful hills with their unique architecture, many of which are decorated with well-adorned graffiti made by famous local and international artists. The next visit will be to one of the most beautiful vineyards in Casablanca Valley, where you will taste their delicious wines also have access to sale prices at the store. This 9-hour, small-group tour will eventually end with drop off back at the cruise ship terminal in San Antonio port, at the specific time requested.

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What people are saying about Valparaíso

What a terrific day we had with Claudio and driver Manuel. All solo travelers. Well-curated stops in vina del mar and valparaiso including ride on funicular. Best was the incredible lunch restaurant selected - superb food with gin&tonic tasting definitely a surprise. Last stop was wine tasting with sparking white and substantial grand reserve cabernet. All in all a well planned and arranged day with perfect timing. Claudio made sure everyone was happy and enjoyed the day - manuel was a truly exceptional driver. Not many day trips covering so much ground are all good - but this was !

Very nice day tour giving a quick but full experience of the coastal cities. Everything worked out perfectly. Our guide, Claudio, was super helpful and fun and gave a lot of info for the cities and people. I already recommended it to a friend.

Helen was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable, and made the tour very interesting. She spoke excellent English. We were with a great group of people from a variety of countries.

Really professional travel agency and stellar guide. If you have limited time in Santiago and plan only one or two trips definitely consider this one. You will not regret.

Miguel was excellent guide. His knowledge of history, area and wine was exceptional. Well worth the time and money!