Private Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Highlights (Pre Cruise from Airport)
You and your group will be treated like VIPs on this exclusive tour of the main attractions in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Learn the history and culture of these two cities without having to battle the crowds.
Your adventure begins at the airport, where your guide and driver pick you and your group up, ready for a trip to Vina del Mar to explore its beautiful tree-lined avenues. Whip out your camera and grab a selfie next to the famous Garden Clock that's made of flowers. Try your hand at one of the many slot machines, blackjack, or roulette tables in the city's posh Municipal Casino.
Explore Quinta Vergara, a beloved park containing an amphitheater, interactive museum, and Palace Vergara, the former home of the city's founder, Jose Francisco Vergara. Built in 1910, this gorgeous Venetian Gothic style home was converted into a fine art museum. Enjoy scenic coastal views as you head to Valparaiso, a centuries-old port city strategically positioned for trade prior to the opening of the Panama Canal. Once in the city, you'll pass through the modern National Congress building, meeting place of Chile's legislative body and one of the city's most controversial landmarks (learn why on the tour). Enjoy the bright colorful houses lining the hillsides and stroll through Valparaiso's many beautiful parks and plazas, including Parque Italia, De La Victoria, and Sotomayor.
Wander through Pleasant Hill Historical District's well-preserved neighborhoods and stop in one of the many cafes or restaurants for a snack, coffee, or a pisco sour. Head to the 21 del Mayo promenade and panoramic terrace for spectacular views of the port, city, and surrounding hillsides. Be sure to make time for a fun 80-second ride up Artilleria Hill on the funicular (wooden cable car elevator) railway and be rewarded with more breathtaking views. From there, relax and savor the beautiful landscape on your way back.
This Valparaiso tour has it all for you. Beautiful sights, interesting historical landmarks, and a great atmosphere. Book today as part of your next great adventure.
Please Note: This tour can drop off at your designated hotel or cruise pier. Please select your preferred drop off location above.
Reviewer: Holly S.
This was a great driving/walking tour. Particularly liked the walking portion of the city to see the art aka graffiti. The only downside on this tour is that we drove around very close to our hotel, went back to in between the airport and our hotel for the walking tour, then had to drive back to our hotel. It wasn't very well planned in terms of the back and forth.