Signature Santiago

From Santiago to Santiago
  • Chile
  • Food and wine
  • Cultural Experiences
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Tour Description

Fall in love with Santiago and Valparaiso on this city stopover.

On our Signature tour of Santiago, stay 3 nights in comfortable central accommodation. Learn of Santiago's rich history, take in the beautiful architecture and public spaces. Head out to Casablanca Valley to sample the wonderful local wines this region is famous for, then continue to the coast to enjoy the stunning coastal city of Valparaiso. Explore the hilly streets and fabulous street art of this bohemian port city, Valparaiso.

 Santiago is a fantastic place to start your South America adventure, and a gateway to the Atacama Desert, Patagonia and more! 

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Explore Santiago and learn about its history and culture with the Andes mountain as a backdrop. Your evenings are free to choose from the many great dining options.

Sample wine in one of Santiago's well known wine valleys, Casablanca Valley, where we enjoy premium wine tasting at a cellar door.

Visit Valparaiso, one of the most colourful cities in South America and have fun exploring the steep and windy streets, checking out the street art and local galleries.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Santiago

On arrival into Santiago you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, lies in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range. Founded in 1541, Santiago has been Chile’s capital since colonial times. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city and although it features many colonial buildings, it has grown into a modern metropolis and the cultural centre of the country.

Overnight in Santiago

Day 2
Santiago tour

This morning, you will be collected from your hotel for your tour of Santiago. Visit both the old and new areas of the city. Highlights include the Plaza de Armas, the city's central square and the heart of the city’s old colonial core. The Plaza de Armas is home to the beautiful 18th century Metropolitan Cathedral, the early 19th century Royal Court Palace that houses the Natural History Museum and the Central Post Office completed in 1882. We will continue along to Government Palace and there we will have the opportunity to walk through some of the most traditional streets and neighbourhoods. Visit Cerro Santa Lucia, the hill on which Santiago was founded in 1541, now a park with fountains and stairs leading to a fort and a panoramic viewpoint across the city. On completion of your tour, you will be taken to your hotel.

Please note this is small group tour and only operates in the morning.

Rest of the day at leisure to relax or explore more of the city.

Overnight in Santiago

Day 3
Santiago: Full day Valparaiso & Casablanca valley

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and travel west towards the Pacific Ocean. Our first stop will be in the Casablanca Valley, famous for its many wineries and towns rich in Chilean traditions. These world-class wineries are located en route to Valparaiso and we will stop in at a cellar door to enjoy a premium wine tasting.

Valparaiso is one of Chile's largest coastal cities and was once an important port of its time in South América till the opening of the Panamá Channel in 1914. It is possible to find traces of history of European emigration throughout the streets and neighbourhoods.

Valparaiso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also known as the cultural capital of Chile. Its charming and picturesque colourful houses hang from the hills that surround the city and create a natural amphitheatre where the historic port life blends with the cultural life on the hills. Our walk along the hills will invite us to discover the hidden treasures of the city such as art galleries, little coffees, breweries, graffiti, beautiful old houses, bars, and restaurants.

In the afternoon we will come back to your hotel in Santiago. Please note this is a small group tour

Overnight in Santiago



Day 4
Santiago Depart

Depart Santiago anytime. Transfer to Santiago Airport is Included

Extend your stay - Santiago is the perfect gateway to Patagonia, Atacama Desert and more!

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation
Food
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Private airport transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance
Transportation
Land, Air, Ship, Train ...

Activities

  • Included Visit Casablanca Valley, where some of the country's best cool climate wines are produced.
  • Included Enjoy highlights of Chile’s colonial capital Santiago, a now vibrant & cosmopolitan city.
  • Included Santiago Panoramic tour, explore old and new Santiago, including Santa Lucia hill
  • Included Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Valparaiso, Chile’s oldest port.
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$924 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily departures