Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (Post-Cruise)

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Post Cruise Tour (Casablanca Valley, Veramonte)
Price: $189.00
Please indicate below if you would like to be dropped off at a hotel in Santiago or the Santiago airport.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch and wine tasting are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sweater or light jacket are also suggested.
Restrictions This tour requires a minimum of two guests to operate. Guests flying out of Santiago on the day of the tour must be booked on flights departing after 7:00 PM. Guests must be able to walk over paved as well as packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or at an incline. There are steps at some of the sites and flights of stairs during the walking tour.

Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (Post-Cruise)

Don't rush to Santiago or the airport without seeing the charm of Valparaiso and sampling some of Chile's world-famous wines. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs and immigration, you will meet your transportation outside, and after loading your luggage onboard, will depart on your tour

Discovered in 1536, Valparaiso is one of the oldest and more charming seaports in South America. It was declared a heritage of mankind by UNESCO in 2003. On this drive around town, you will pass the National Congress and many historical buildings in the surroundings of this natural bay. During your tour, you will have an included ride on one of the fifteen elevators (cable cars) which are a must among the tourist attractions of this city. You will also be able to feel this city during the walking portion of your tour through its narrow streets and up stairways in one of the most traditional areas on top of the hills.

You will then drive to Viña del Mar, also known as "the garden city" situated north of Valparaiso. This is the closest resort to Santiago, the capital of Chile. During your orientation drive through this area, you will pass the oldest casino in the country, beautiful public parks, a real MOAI (monolithic human figure from Easter Island), as well as the beautiful beaches where many "Santiaguinos" (people from Santiago) spend their holidays. Here you will enjoy a seafood lunch.

On the way to Santiago, the tour will stop at a winery located in the valley of Casablanca, Veramonte, or Emiliana. The viticulture history of the Casablanca Valley began in 1982 and has become one of the favorite places for the development of new projects in the Chilian wine industry.

Veramonte is a well-established and massive producer of Chilean wine -- an easily recognizable brand for anyone who strays into the global section of their wine shops, as well as those who have a thirst for reasonably priced Sauvignon Blanc, of which Veramonte makes a seemingly never-ending supply.

Emiliana is the first organic and biodynamic winery in Chile. The Emiliana winery firmly believes that using sustainable, organic, and biodynamic agricultural practices result in better-balanced, healthier, and more productive vineyards, which in turn results in better quality grapes and therefore better wines. The winery visited will be confirmed on the day of the tour based on availability at the winery due to production that day. Regardless of which winery is visited, you will be treated to a guided tasting of some of their top wines.

You will then drive to Santiago where you and your luggage will be dropped off either at a central city hotel or the airport.

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 7:00 PM.

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5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  44 ReviewsReview This Tour
Julio was an excellent host for the day
April 22, 2023
Julio arrived well before the appointed time and was very gracious in making sure we were comfortable. He asked what we’d already seen in Valparaiso so he could customize the trip for us. Julio was well-versed in the history, arts and culture of the city and his pride shone through. The restaurant and vineyards we went to were excellent with plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal and wine, respectively without feeling like this was a quick tourist stop. Excellent, friendly, timely, knowledgeable host.
Reviewer: Yvonnethigpen
5 Stars
Great port transfer to the hotel
April 20, 2023
Wonderful small group tour of Valparaiso and sights, along with lunch, and winery visit and tasting. Drop off right as scheduled in Santiago at our hotel. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Eric Palmer
5 Stars
Well worth it
April 17, 2023
Our guide was very good and we went on a tour that wasn't offered by Viking.
Reviewer: Robert A Mendelsohn
5 Stars
Excellent for what they had to work with!
February 10, 2023
Due to groundswells, our ship was almost 7 hours late docking. The tour guide waited at the airport from 8 in the morning, until we finally departed at 5 pm. They did a fantastic job fitting in as much as they could in the time they had. Didn't get to go to the winery because it was closed, but the seaside restaurant was really good. We got to the airport in plenty of time for our flight and ended up having a pretty good day!
Reviewer: J Henson
5 Stars
Great excursion
January 25, 2023
We took this excursion primarily to get from the ship to our hotel. The drive and the visit to the winery were an added bonus
Reviewer: Cathleen McFarland
5 Stars
Amazing tour
January 25, 2020
We took this tour the last day of our cruise. We decided to take this 8 hour tour as our flight home was only at 10pm. We were just 6 people plus the driver and our guide Alvin. Alvin was great introducing us to the Amazing street art in Valparaíso on a walking tour of the upper city. We had a lovely lunch at Viña Del Mar and on the way to Santiago a visit to a organic winery for some tasting of good wine. After all they we were dropped off at the air port. I highly recommend this tour and this guide.
Reviewer: Kathryn Perret-Gentil
5 Stars