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Santiago Chile Attractions: Private Historic Landmarks Tour

Experience the city’s highlights on this Santiago Chile Attractions Tour. Visit historic buildings, fascinating museums, and beautiful parks.

USD $120.00

Per Person
2

Private Santiago Historic Landmarks Walking Tour including San Cristobal Hill

On this Santiago Chile Attractions Tour, you’ll get to see the highlights of downtown Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city. Explore the city on a walking tour, visiting multiple historic buildings and admiring impressive city views from two lookout points on Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristóbal Hill.  If you have a limited time in Santiago, but don’t want to miss a thing, this tour is perfect for you. Join us for a fun time in the city!

Highlights

  • Discover Santiago’s most important landmarks and historic buildings
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about Chile’s culture and history
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Santa Lucia Hill and San Cristóbal Hill

Tour Information

Duration: 5 hours (10:00 am-15:00 pm)
Start and end location: Santiago
Availability: Daily (museums closed on Mondays)

Itinerary

Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, is home to half of the country’s population. On this walking tour you will see all the important sites and landmarks in the downtown area.  

We begin the tour at your hotel and first bring you to the top of San Cristobal Hill by cable car or “teleférico”.  From here you will have a panoramic view of the entire city where your guide will describe the city’s geography and point out the sites to be seen during the tour.  We will descend the hill by an open-air funicular that will bring you right into the colorful Bellavista neighborhood with streets lined with lively cafes.  From there we walk by Plaza Italia and stroll through beautiful Florestal Park to reach the Lastarria neighborhood with many tiny shops and cafés.  

We will then visit Santa Lucia Hill, an oasis in the center of the city.  Originally named Huelén Hill by the Mapuche Indians, this is where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541.  

We continue to the historic city center visiting the Museum of Fine Arts (closed on Monday), Central Market, and Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s main square.  At the plaza, you will see the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, and Monument to Chile’s Indigenous People, as well as enter the Museum of National History (closed on Monday).  We then pass by the Old Congress Building and Supreme Court and continue onward to La Moneda Palace (The Government House). 

Afterwards, we will stop by the oldest church in Chile, the San Francisco Church, and visit a handicraft market for souvenir shopping. 

At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel using the city’s modern Metro system for a real local experience.

What’s Included

  • Professional, multilingual guide
  • Public transport
  • Funicular and cable car ride at San Cristobal Hill
  • Free hotel pick-up and airport transfer on tour date
  • Bottled water

What’s Not Included

  • Optional gratuity for guide
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • This is a private tour and requires a minimum of two people to run.
  • The cable car and funicular at San Cristobal Hill are closed on Mondays for maintenance.
  • The order of sites visited may vary depending on your pick up location.
  • Museums are closed on Mondays.
  • The summer months (December-March) are hot and sunny in Santiago with daytime temperatures rising to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The total walking distance of this tour is around 5 to 6 miles. We encourage guests to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a hat and sunscreen.

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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