Private Tour: Vina Del Mar And Valparaiso Day Trip From Santiago

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will Pick you up from your Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy the services of your own personal guide on a private day trip exploring the coastal towns of Central Chile. Travel through wine country, stopping for a sample before arriving in the 'Garden City' of Vina del Mar. Visit the bohemian town of Valparaiso and the Pablo Neruda Museum before heading back to Santiago after a day of relaxed sightseeing.

Know More about this tour

Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area and there is a stop to visit one of the vineyards and taste some Chilean wine.

Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road.

In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development.

You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views.

At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Wine tasting fees

Hotel pickup and drop off

Local taxes

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink (unless specified)

Museum entrance fee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jun-2018

    The tour was amazing! Our tour guide was great and so knowledgeable about Valparaiso and Chilean history.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    A really good day. Very relaxed. Enjoyed the wine tasting who wouldn't and the mine of information that was given. Saw all the interesting parts of Vina de Mar and our lunch venue right on the sea front away from the hustle and bustle, was lovely. Good menu, great service and well priced. Visited lots of different areas of Valparaiso, our guide was very informative and our driver very patient. A really good day which was very much at our own pace.

  • 10-Feb-2018

    Well-paced day-long excursion to fascinating Valparaiso and picturesque Vina Del Mar. Included visit to Pablo Neruda House was a special treat.

  • 06-Dec-2017

    From the moment I was picked up at the W Hotel in Santiago till my return I had the most enjoyable, informative day. Carol my guide could speak very good English and had a fantastic knowledge of Chilean history. The colourful city of Valparaiso and the resort atmosphere of Vina Del Mar was a great contrast. I will certainly be back to this area and using Carol as my guide.
    Rhonda Daly - Australia

  • 19-Sep-2017

    Our guide and driver were excellent. The driver, Francisco, always found just the right spot to let us out and pick us up. Our guide, Carolina, was knowledgeable and friendly. Our one complaint was Viator's unwillingness to ask the local partner if they would pick us up at the airport hotel where we were staying in Santiago. We took a taxi to a downtown hotel to meet our guide. As we drove to Valparaiso, we passed very near the airport. At the end of the tour, the driver was very happy to return us to the airport instead of downtown. I am quite sure he would have picked us up there in the morning as well.

  • 24-Jun-2017

    Francesca and our driver were on time and very informative. They gave us plenty of time to wine taste and see the sights in Viña Del Mar and Valparaiso. She answered all of our uestions and was a fun person to be around. I recommend this tour as you get to see more of Chile and the coast.

  • 18-May-2017

    Our day with guide Claudio and driver Marcello was incredible. Both gentlemen were courteous, friendly and helpful. We had requested an English speaking guide and we were not disappointed. Claudio was both passionate and knowledgeable about his country. As a result we came away with a better understanding of the history, politics, customs, food, economy, geography and people of Chile. The tour was marvelous from start to finish. As a result we definitely plan to return to Chile for more adventures. Claudio Millan is an excellent tour guide!

  • 20-Apr-2017

    Loved this trip! Cesar did a great job explaining the history of the area. Particularly enjoyed the walks around Valparaiso and the tour of Pablo Neruda's house. A really fun day!

  • 07-Apr-2017

    This was an amazing tour probably the best part of my trip. Our tour guide Dario sp? and driver Luis were both great. They were on time for our hotel pick up and provided lots of details about the places we were visiting. They also took there time and did not make us feel rushed at all. It was a really great experience. The only thing I would advise is that you have all the details about what is included in your purchase with you. There was a little confusion around whether or not wine tasting was included it was. Dario called his office to confirm and we were all set from there.

    A quick note about the cities:
    Valparaiso - is a port city with a fun history, a lot of awesome street art and murals, and amazing views.
    Vina Del Mar - is more of a vacation town with awesome beaches.

  • 16-Feb-2017

    We had paid the through the Viator web site beforehand without getting any information about our guide. That's not a good thing.
    During the tour our guide Ismael gave us hardly any information about what we are going to do and see. He didn't show any interest in us and our preferences either.
    Our voucher included a wine tasting, but when we told this to our guide, he said it would take too much time and would not be worth it. Instead we stopped at a big wineshop along the road. Not very interesting.
    We clearly told the guide that our main interest in the tour was Valparaiso and that in Vina del Mar we would only like to visit the archeological museum. Despite that he took us for a rather long drive and a couple of stops in Vina del Mar and then let us understand that we should see the museum quickly.
    After the museum he told us that he had booked us a lunch now without asking us when we want to have it and that we would continue to Valparaiso after it. We told him we were not hungry yet and wanted to eat only after the tour. He changed the booking accordingly.
    When we finally got to Valparaiso, we did a fairly short walk there, but our guide gave us hardly any information about the city, it's history or about the colorful graffitis all around us. He only repeated time after time, that all these houses are painted with different colors - as if we didn't see it.
    The most irritating thing on the tour happened when we came to Pablo Neruda's house. Earlier in the car we had clearly told our guide that we had already visited Neruda's house in Santiago and were eager to see his house in Valparaiso also. But now Ismael bluntly told us that we can only have a quick look on the house from outside, because visiting it would take too long time. I told him we want to see the house from the inside too, but he insisted that HE doesn't have time and that HE doesn't even have the money for the museum ticket. Finally we just told him that we are now going to buy the tickets and visit the house, but we'll do it quickly. And so we did.

    We find it outrageous that we come from the other side of the world and pay for a private tour just to be told by our guide that HE is too busy to do what we want to do. On a private tour the guide's job is to ask us about our interests and to make his best to give us just that - and preferably something extra as a bonus.

    On this tour the only good things were: a nice car, a good driver who during one of our stops asked me more about us in a couple of minutes than the guide during the whole day and an excellent restaurant where we had our lunch. Valparaiso was a lovely city, but we saw way too little of it.

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