Valparaiso and its Wines
Take a trip to the Chilean coast on this Valparaiso tour full of many historic sights. On this Valparaiso wine tour, you'll visit two vibrant coastal cities that offer a glimpse into the country's rich past. This full-day tour includes transportation, vineyard tour and tasting, lift tickets, and a bilingual guide.
Your first stop is the Casablanca Valley, a notable vineyard that dates back to the mid-1980s. There you'll learn about the wine production process and taste three different varietals before proceeding to Valparaiso, an important port city of Chile. Your expert guide will provide you with some quick facts about the geography before you take the lifts up Cerro Artilleria, a hill that is home to the Naval Museum Academy.
You'll then descend the hills to Plaza Sotomayor, a site that pays tribute to the fallen Chilean sailors from the Battle of Iquique and the Battle of Punta Gruesa. In this plaza, you'll find the Chilean Navy headquarters and the National Council of Culture and the Arts. This stop is followed by another lift ride, this time to the Cerro Alegre, a notable hill that features a gorgeous palace, art exhibitions and the restaurant where you will dine on fine Chilean cuisine, Almacen Nacional.
After Valparaiso, your tour continues to Via del Mar, a charming city known for its white sandy beaches. The first stop here is Quinta Vergara, a park that contains an eponymous amphitheater with 20,000 seats; this site hosts the Via del Mar International Song Festival every year. You'll also pay a visit to the city's famous Flower Clock, which displays numbers that are comprised of blooming flowers. Your Via del Mar wine tour concludes with a trip to the local casino and Acapulco Beach, where you can buy arts and crafts before heading back to Santiago. Book this Chile tour today for a fun day exploring the coast.