Santiago City Tour (Post Cruise)

Santiago Valparaiso City Tour (EstaciĆ³n Central, La Moneda)
Price: $177.00
Please indicate below if your tour is ending at a central hotel in Santiago or the Santiago airport.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Water is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sweater or light jacket is also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces. There are steps at San Cristobal to reach the highest viewing point.

Santiago City Tour (Post Cruise)

After your cruise, but before you leave Santiago, don't miss seeing the capital of Chile on this enticing post-cruise Santiago City tour.

Departing from your cruise ship in Valparaiso, you will make the approximate one-hour drive to Santiago. Once there, you will visit the old areas of Santiago like Estacion Central (one of the three Eiffel buildings in Chile) and Club Hipico, the main horse track that was inspired in the French Long Champs.

From there it's on to the Government Palace, La Moneda, where the walking portion of this tour will commence. A walk around La Moneda or the opportunity to see the changing of the guard ceremony in front of it (depending on the weekday), will be the beginning of the highlights of the civic and historical center of this capital city. Other interesting sites you will see during this walk are the Governor's Hall, the stock exchange, the main walking streets, Plaza de Armas, the City Hall building, the Post Office, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the former site of Congress and some "coffee with legs."

Next, the excursion heads to the second highest peak of Santiago, Santa Lucia Hill, where you will enjoy the most amazing view of Santiago Valley. Besides offering a panoramic view of Santiago, Santa Lucia Hill is also a historic site. It was ascended in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia and this is where he decided to found the capitol of Chile.

The tour will proceed uptown to the wealthy areas of Santiago, where you may stop at one of the best handicraft shops in town to see lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone which is found only in Afghanistan and Chile. If you wish you may have lunch (at your own expense) at Donde Augusto, one of the best seafood restaurants in Santiago, located inside the Central Market.

The tour will then bring you to the Santiago airport or your centrally located hotel in Santiago.

Please Note: This tour is for passengers ending their cruise in Valparaiso. The tour will begin at the cruise ship and will end at either the airport in Santiago or a hotel in the central Santiago area. If you are on a flight from Santiago on the same day of the tour, your flight must be scheduled to depart Santiago airport after 5:00 PM.

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5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour of Santiago
April 15, 2023
Fabulous tour and Rodrigo was excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Also very passionate about the city and the walking part of the tour was really enjoyable although it was very hot. San Cristobel was special and Rodrigo took us to a great handicraft place too. Just thought I'd tell you how great the tours were as I'm sure people are always happy to complain but not always as good at complimenting. We will definately use you again and told many of our fellow passengers about Shore Excursions as not everyone had as good an experience with other tours. Excellent experience.
Reviewer: Karin Patrick
5 Stars
January 19, 2017
The tour was excellent, our guide Luis was absolutely great. He was knowledable, friendly and spoke good english. Had a great lunch and saw of Santiago. Would use your company again. Thanbk youand Luis. Paul A. Boettin
Reviewer: Paul A. Boettin
5 Stars