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Framed by picturesque mountains, Santiago, Chile's capital is surrounded by magnificent mountains and wineries. We start with 2 nights exploring the city of Santiago before exploring its nearby highlights including some fantastic wineries and the bohemian town of Valparaiso
Visit some of Chile's world famous wineries and experience their magnificent vintages and warm hospitality.
Take in the atmosphere of Valparaiso.
Perfect tour to combine with a cruise departing from Valparaiso.
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Arrival into Santiago
Day 2: Exclusive Santiago Tour
Day 3: Winery tour and continue onto Valparaiso
Day 4: Day at leisure in Valparaiso
Day 5: Transfer back to Santiago
Day 1: Santiago arrival
On arrival at Santiago airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your centrally located hotel.
After check in to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the Chilean capital.
Day 2: Exclusive Santiago Tour
Let us introduce you to the classic city we know and love on this 6 hour tour exploring the city’s most popular sights along with some of our personal favourites. Chile´s rich cultural heritage comes to life as we visit the iconic symbols of the city, including La Plaza de Armas (the main square), La Moneda (the government palace), the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and the spectacular Cerro Santa Lucia, where the city was founded in 1541.
We continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristobal hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes Mountains in the background. We’ll also visit the Orient Sector, the most modern area of the city, with its impressive high rise buildings and classy boulevards before we offer you a choice of the activities designed to enhance your Santiago experience.
You’ll be given the option (you can decide on the day) to visit the picturesque Los Dominicos craft market where we can walk through the artisan village and enjoy a tasty empanada at one of the outdoor cafés, discover Santiago’s impressive pre-Columbian museum, explore the historic Lastarria Neighbourhood or take a walking tour through the Mercado Central, Chile’s largest fresh seafood market where you can try some of the local cuisine on offer. If you’d like to visit all these places then just let us know in advance and we can extend your tour to do this.
On completion of the tour you’ll be returned back to your hotel and have free time to further explore the city at your leisure.
Day 3: Santiago – Valparaiso including winery tour
Today we pick you up from your
hotel and transfer you to Valparaiso where you will spend the evening.
On our way we pass through the central wine producing valley of
Casablanca with its famous orchards, citrus groves, grape plantations
and wonderful mountain backdrops. We stop along the way for some wine
tasting before enjoying a fine dining experience at one of the many
boutique wineries that are part of this flourishing region. We include a
winery visit along the way and after lunch continue to Valparaiso on
the Pacific coast.
‘Valpo’, as it is fondly known by locals, was declared a world heritage
site by UNESCO, and it is not difficult to see why. Picturesque
architecture and multi-coloured urban housing spread out over more than
forty hills, creating one of world’s most eclectic, unique cities.
Narrow, winding streets line the hills, connected by hidden staircases
and antique gondolas still in use.
This evening is at your leisure.
Breakfast, Lunch included.
Day 4: Valparaiso day at leisure
Today is at your leisure to explore Valparaiso and nearby Vina del Mar. We suggest you stroll the downtown area and colourful hill neighbourhoods which offer a fantastic collection of brightly painted
houses and a fantastic view over the city.
Day 5: Valparaiso - Santiago
Today we transfer you back to Santiago airport or to your hotel if you prefer to spend another night there. We can also transfer you to the pier if you are taking a cruise.
Departs - Daily
Meridiano Sur Petit Hotel
Hotel Luciano K (Superior Room)
Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Accommodation in single or twin rooms with private facilities
English-speaking guided tours
Meals as specified
What's not included?
International and internal airfares,
Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
Any items not mentioned as included
Hotel rates are based on double/twin share lead
in rooms. Other room types and hotels are available. Rates are subject
to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and