Santiago Walking Tour: Food Tastings And Markets Including Lunch

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Overview

Watch vendors holler and shoppers bargain in the bustling markets of Mercado Central and La Vega during this 4-hour food-and-market walking tour of Santiago. An in-the-know guide takes your small group, limited to 12 people, to select stalls to sample treats like empanada de mariscos, humitas and homemade ice cream. Enjoy neoclassical architecture along the way, and soak up the city skyline from the top of Cerro San Cristóbal. Wrap it up with lunch at a restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Bellevista.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free snacks included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Meet your guide at La Moneda Palace in the Plaza de la Constitución to kick off your 4-hour tour of Santiago that pairs sumptuous food tastings with incredible city views. You’ll travel by foot and take the metro to visit markets and historic neighborhoods.

In La Alameda, pass by the Iglesia San Francisco and Teatro Municipal. Stroll through Plaza de Armas and admire the Metropolitan Cathedral and Correo Central, the old post office.

Wander through the wrought-iron fish market of Mercado Central, a popular spot to grab lunch on-the-go. Sample four types of typical Chilean cuisine, both savory and sweet, like seafood empanadas and corn pie, and wash it down with a pisco sour.

Next, walk to La Vega Central, a crowded and chaotic market known for the fresh produce that thrives in Chile’s mild climate and varied terrain. Pass by peaches, raspberries and custard apples, as well as healing potions and household items; all kinds of goods can be found here.

In Metropolitan Park, take a cable car ride up to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal for sweeping city views. Snap shots of the skyline and then head down to the hilly and hipster district of Bellavista. Enjoy a delicious Chilean lunch at a local-favorite restaurant before heading back to your departure point, where your tour ends.

Sample tastings:
  • Empanada de mariscos (seafood pie) with a glass of pisco sour
  • Homemade bread with pebre (sauce made with parsley, tomato and garlic)

  • Humitas (corn pie)

  • Mote con huesillo (traditional beverage made from wheat and peaches)

  • Chilean homemade ice cream

Inclusions for Santiago Walking Tour: Food Tastings And Markets Including Lunch

  • Professional guide
  • Public transport fares
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Santiago Walking Tour: Food Tastings And Markets Including Lunch

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 6 years

Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Small-group tour limited to 12 people

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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21 reviews by the users

  • Nicolas was fabulous. I really enjoyed the tour. Definitely recommend.

  • I would highly recommend this tour! Our guide was knowledgeable about Chilean history. The tour was well planned out and the food was super tasty and I don't eat meat at all, so there is something for everyone .

  • Though our tour guide Claudia was amazing, this tour is not worth the money. It is balanced between a quick historical tour of Santiago and some stops along the way for food. For food you are given a Pisco Sour/Empanada at the first stop, then you go straight to lunch where you are only allowed to order a main dish no drinks included, lastly when you go up to the hill you are presented with a sweet local drink for dessert. The food itself costs no more than 20 USD per person so not sure why they charge almost 80! I would not recommend this.

  • Nice food tour with Nicola. He really understand and know the city, all its detais.

  • The tour of the fish market was the highlight. We did stop and enjoy several drinks and foods. The guide was young and energetic, interested in her tour.

  • Very good tour with excellent guide Able to plan rest of visit with overall review of the city

  • An excellent tour. Nicolas was the perfect host. Got a good introduction to the markets and food of Santiago. Walked through some districts of the city and given tips of follow on explorations.

  • A very enjoyable couple of hours spent walking through the streets of Santiago through the fish markets where we stopped for a tasting. Lunch as delightful in a little local restaurant and then a funicular ride to the top of the park with amazing views of the snow capped Andes. A great way to visit parts of Santiago and experience life as a local.

  • Awesome tour to see Santiago's must-sees in so little time... also to taste delicious local treats!

  • This was an enjoyable excursion on our trip to Santiago. Nicholas was informed, personable and a great ambassador for his country. In addition to trying the foods most Chileans eat, we managed to take three modes of transportation: cable car, funicular and subway. We enjoyed seafood empanadas, mote con huesillo, corn pie, etc. I highly recommend this tour.

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