Coast Line and Casablanca (Post Cruise)
After meeting your local representative from the cruise ship pier in San Antonio, continue exploring Chile with this day out of traveling the Chilean coast and into the wine valley region.
Make sure you have your camera at the ready and begin your panoramic tour of the coastline between San Antonio driving through sea side towns such as Cartagena, San Sebastian, Isla Negra, El Tabo, El Quisco and finally Algarrobo where you will stop to see the largest swimming pool on earth "San Alfonso del Mar" and take a walk around a wetland. Next, your drive takes you to Casablanca Valley, a renowned wine growing region. The valley's cool climate makes it the ideal environment for vineyards.
Enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour while here at one of the beautiful wineries. Situated on the coastal plain between Santiago and Valparaiso, the valley is relatively new to the wine industry. Casablanca Valley boasts many cellars and many boutiques wineries. The region has gained recognition in particular for the white wine production as well as stunning reds.
Before leaving the valley you will also indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the wineries or at a local, authentic restaurant in the area.
Your tour will end as you make your way to Santiago with a panoramic ride to either the airport or your hotel.
Look no further for the perfect Chilean coastal and wine valley day trip after your cruise has ended, book today.
Please Note: This tour is for passengers ending their cruise in San Antonio. 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 7:00 PM.
Reviewer: Shirley and Joe Golini
A terrific way to spend the day after disembarking our cruise ship. Our guide and driver were attentive, professional and engaging. The tour is quite comprehensive, including a visit to Pablo Neruda's house in Isla Negra (a real treat!) We definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jim Uttley
Alwin Schuler Espindola of Chilean Journey was our tour guide on February 18 2018. He spoke excellent English and was highly informative about what we were seeing, the culture, the people, history, nature and more. Tour included an excellent wine tasting at the Emiliana Winery (the world's largest organic winery), a fine dinner with wine, a view of the world's largest swimming pool and much more. Highly enjoyable
Reviewer: Sue Setera
This was a wonderful, private tour for the four of us . Hugo was an excellent guide. He met us as promised, and we were 45 minutes early. He quickly ascertained our interests and matched the tour to our interests, introducing us to local folks and places along the coastline. Would highly recommend this over the standard preprogrammed ship tour.