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But Neruda wasn't the only artist to fall for Valparaíso's unexpected charms. Poets, painters and would-be philosophers have long been drawn to Chile's most unusual city. Along with the ever-shifting port population of sailors, dockworkers and prostitutes, they've endowed gritty and gloriously spontaneous Valparaíso with an edgy air of 'anything goes.' Add to this the spectacular faded beauty of its chaotic cerros (hills), some of the best street art in Latin America, a maze of steep, sinuous streets, alleys and escaleras (stairways) piled high with crumbling mansions, and it's clear why some visitors spend more time here than in Santiago.


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$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Valparaiso Port, Viña del Mar Full-Day Tour from Santiago

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Moai, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionGenuine Moai brought from Easter Island in 1951. Now is part of the collection of the Fonck museum. Your tour guide will give you a complete brief about the island and they culture.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso Regionbesides the moai of Easter Island that is here our your tour guide will explain you more about other pre-columbian cultures that use to live in Chile. Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Vina del Mar Casino, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionFirst casino in Chile.Stop At: Avenida Peru, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionSeaboard with nice view of the cost of Viña del Mar and Cerro Castillo.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Wulff Castle, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionOld castle of an important family of German origin who had a great contribution to the city.Stop At: Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), Vina del Mar, Valparaiso Regionflowery garden that houses the famous clockDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Costanera, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionPanoramic view of the cityStop At: Caleta Portales, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionFish market and sea lions spot. Popular beach where you will have the opportunity to touch the Pacific ocean or just know more about it.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionPanoramic view of the city with general descriptions to give you a better idea of what we going to see then in the walking tour.Pass By: El Arco Britanico, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionIt was donated in 1910 by the British colony resident in Valparaíso on the occasion of the Centennial of the Independence of Chile.Stop At: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionPlaza Sotomayor is the largest civic center in the city here is located the Navy headquarter, Monument to the heroes of the Pacific War, first fire company of Chile besides being an archaeological center. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Monumento a Los Heroes, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionMonument to the heroes of the Pacific War.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Ascensor Artilleria, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionOne of the historical ascensores that is possible take in this tour.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Ascensor El Peral, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionOne of the historical ascensores that is possible take in this tour.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Paseo Yugoeslavo Ex Paseo Americano, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionFamous walkway at top of the hill with spectacular view to the sea, bay, Colourful hills with an interesting history. We get here in ascensor. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Palacio Baburizza, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionFine art museum, Old mansion located in the top of the hill in the old wealthy neighborhood of the city. Has spectacular view of hills and bay.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionWalking tour Here is located most of the highlights World Heritage by UNESCO.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Pasaje BavestrelloInteresting stairs made by the Italian community and donated to the Porteño's people to shortcut the hill. Depending on availability we'll give you to taste a local alfajores made by a former neighbor of the community.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Gálvez Inc.Ready to get inside of Valparaiso. Here start the Wall art alley ways . Walk through various exhibitions of street art that surprise you in this labyrinth of surprises.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionWalking tour through the top of the hill where you will find all the main attraction as victorian and german tudor architecture, vintage shop, and much more. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Paseo Gervasoni, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionFamous walkway with spectacular view to the sea and bay and interesting history. Also have the oldest Ascensor of Valparaiso ''Concepcion'' dating from 1883.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Ascensor Concepcion, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionFirst ascensor of the city date from 1883.Stop At: Paseo Atkinson, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionOne of the famous walkways with awesome view of the east side of Valparaiso, hills, centenary catholic and dicident cemetery. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Piano StaircaseBeautiful wall art in one of the hundreds stair of Valparaiso. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Paseo Dimalow, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionInteresting alley which take you to Reina Victoria's Ascensor.Awesome views.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ascensor Reina Victoria, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionOne of the historical ascensores that is possible take in this tour.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Museo a Cielo Abierto, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan RegionWalking tour / LunchDuration: 1 hourPass By: Casablanca Valley Wine Route, Casablanca, Valparaiso RegionThis is the chilean capital of the cold climate wine. Stop At: Indomita Casablanca and Maipo Vineyards, Casablanca, Valparaiso RegionPrestigious winery where you will have a wine tasting Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Stamp's Tour, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan RegionAll the tour you will have the company and interesting descriptions of our experts and friendly tour guides.

$134.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area.Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road.In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development.You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views.At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago with the group, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure.

$109 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area and there is a stop to visit one of the vineyards and taste some Chilean wine. Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development. You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views. At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure.

$43 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: Santiago to Viña del Mar or Valparaiso Hotel

Once you arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport or if you are leaving your hotel in Santiago, this stress-free transfer will take you directly to your hotel in Viña del Mar or Valparaiso.You can choose the departure time for 90% of services, however, the assigned time is recommended. Also in some cases we may adjust the routes of the service to your interests.The service duration is around 2 hours. Please note that exact duration will be determinate on the day of the service and will depend on the traffic.

$52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Full-Day Tour from Santiago

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Casablanca Valley, Casablanca, Valparaiso RegionWe´ll start the tour from Santiago straight to the pacific ocean in a 120 kms trip, from your hotel or house.Curacavi valley will give us the chance to see the diversity of sceneries there, and then we´ll reach the Casablanca valley. On the road we´ll stop in the typical hostelry Millahue, where the passengers will have the chance to taste the typical chilean drink chicha. Stop At: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionBy arriving at Valparaiso ( mayor port and parliament city), the amazing and marvelous buried deep houses on the hills of Valparaiso will get us surprised by making this city picturesque. We´ll make a sightseeing tour , Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square, Naval heroes Monument, May 21st Lookout . Duration: 1 hourStop At: Paseo 21 de Mayo, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionNaval heroes Monument, May 21st Lookout . Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Navy Building, Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region Walk up to the hills waits for you, one or two elevators as the May 21st Lookout . Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Paseo Gervasoni, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionlookoutStop At: Ascensor El Peral, Valparaiso, Valparaiso Regionoptional stopDuration: 20 minutesStop At: La Sebastiana, Valparaiso, Valparaiso RegionOPTION ONLY AVAILABLE IF ALL THE CUSTOMERS ARE AGREE. Bay tour can be made or maybe we can visit the Nobel prize poet Pablo Neruda´s house La SebastianaDuration: 1 hourPass By: Avenida Peru, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso Regionthe way to Viña del Mar our the next stopPass By: Costanera, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionBeutiful views, panoramicStop At: Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionCity known as the Garden City, some remarkable places from this beach resort are the flowers clock, the Casino and Reñaca beachDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Moai, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionThe Fonck Museum is the name with which it is known in the Museum of Archeology and History Francisco Fonck.In the garden there is an authentic "Moai" from Easter Island, which together with those exhibited in the British Museum in London, are the only ones outside the island.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Playa Renaca, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionReñaca beach where you´ll have time for lunch at your own expense. After lunch everyboby can spend a little spare time on the beach.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Quinta Vergara, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso RegionLastly before going back trough the coast road to Santiago, we´ll show you the Quinta Vergara. ,place which is known for the international song festival. The tour finishes at your place.Duration: 30 minutes

$58.30 Transfers & Ground Transport

Valparaiso to Santiago 1-Way or Round-Trip Private Transfer

Book your private departure transfer from Valparaíso Cruise Terminal to Santiago hotel or International Airport and enjoy a stress-free way to end your vacation! When you leave the Cruise Terminal, avoid the stress and confusion. Instead, relax and let your professional driver get you to the airport in comfort. Enjoy the convenience of a professional transfer service while you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!When making a booking for this private transfer, choose one-way or round-trip service. You will need to advise your cruise/flight details. Your transfer will be confirmed intermediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!