Discover Valparaiso with this 3-hour tour and visit the main highlights of the colorful Chilean port city. Discover the "Jewel of the Pacific Coast" and the old 'aduana' (customs) building with your small-group of no more than 10. Ride the funiculars up to the Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre neighborhoods, and board a trolley bus for further exploration.
Meet your guide and group at the central departure point at 3pm to start your 3-hour small-group guided tour. Begin with an introduction to the city, with your local guide revealing its brilliant past as a commercial port, still recognized as one of the most important in South America. Walk by the old aduana, part of the Navy Zone of the Chilean Army, and admire the historical buildings surrounding the square, inspired by the French architecture of the 17th-century.Climb up to Cerro Alegre and Cerro Conecpción by vintage 'ascensores' (funiculars), to get the best views of the city and the ocean and explore the neighborhoods' restaurants, bookstores, and handicraft shops. Then, descend back to downtown by funiculars and explore the historic center's attractive architecture and narrow streets. Finish the day by riding through the port area by trolley bus, the second oldest transportation service in South America, in operation since 1952, before concluding the tour at the original departure point.