SAN ANTONIO SHORE EXCURSIONS


1.- San Antonio port coastal tour with transfer to and from Santiago(8 hrs)

Available from San Antonio and Santiago


 This tour is ideal for those who are extending their stay in Santiago after a cruise or for those embarking in San Antonio and want to explore less-travelled routes.

Starting from the cruise terminal in San Anotnio or from your hotel in Santiago, you’ll head towards the beach towns along the coastline of the San Antonio province: Algarrobo, El Quisco, Quintay.

Situated just 110 km west of Santiago in the northernmost part of the coastal tour circuit,Algarrobo is one of the main resort towns on Chile’s central coast and home to some of its most beautiful scenery. Come enjoy its beaches and experience its unique blend of colonial architecture and sophisticated modern high rises. Those who visit the town will be treated to some of the best beaches on the coast all are famous for their sunsets. South America’s largest swimming pool is located on the waterfront in a prominent hotel complex.


El Quisco serves as a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago and forms part of the Coast of Poets, a cultural space named for four Chilean poets of world renown: Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro, Violeta Parra and Nicanor Parra. A place of interest is La Casa de Isla Negra*, the former house of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, now his burial place and a museum.

Quintay is a discreet Chilean village located near Valparaiso, 120 kilometres from Santiago. Whaling was its economical mainstay for many years, until the industry was banned in 1967. A museum** tells the story of this port, now reconverted to accommodate diving enthusiasts. It has a variety of restaurants on the beach where you can enjoy the local cuisine.

This tour ends in your accommodation in Santiago or at the cruise terminal in San Antonio


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3.- San Antonio Valley Wine Tour

Available from San Antonio and Santiago

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The San Antonio Valley, is a small, but very beautiful valley. The two wineries we visit here are among some of the best in Chile. This Valley is known for having a very cool climate, as it is further south of the 5th region, and at the same time, they vineyards are planted bvery close to the Pacific Ocean.

We start the day by picking you up from your accomodation or at the cruise port. From there we will head to the first winery.

From San Antonio comes some of the best cool climate wines in the world. This place is known for having an amazing line of wines, such as their Sauvignon Blanc; Riesling; Pinot Noir and Syrah. 

After lunch we will arrive at the second winery for a tour and tastings of marvelous line of wines. 

Here you will have the chance to taste a magnificent Syrah and Pinot Noir, wich are one of the best wines in Chile, in its category.  


 Notes: .  
- Lunch is not included in the price, but we can include it, and charge the difference when you pay for the tour. 

Santiago City Tour + wine tasting

Tour Begins in San Antonio and Ends in Santiago (6 Hrs)


After driving out San Antonio, you’ll be taken to a winery in Casablanca, which is a cool climate valley, known for their great Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah (They do, however, add other varieties of their red wine, which come from warm climates, like Maule, Rapel, Aconcagua and Maipo). 

Santiago [or Santiago De Chile] is the capital city of Chile. This city holds about one third of the Chilean population, and it is one of the fastest growing cities of South America.

On this tour you will visit the historical downtown area, where you’ll see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda", as well as the Constitutional Square.

As we tell you the stories and history of this great city, we’ll make our way to the former National Congress building, along with the Justice Palace, en route to the impressive Plaza de Armas (Main Square). At this square, you can find the Cathedral; the former Governor’s Palace, which is now the Main Post Office; the National History Museum, and the former prison, now the city hall.

We will continue, in order to see the “Mercado Central”, followed by Parque Forestal; Barrio Bellas Artes; Barrio Lastarria; the Santa Lucia Hill, which is where Santiago was founded in 1541; you’ll also see Barrio Paris-Londres, and Barrio Bellavista, which is a cheek, colorful artist colony, now turned into the place where you can find some beautiful restaurants and quite unique bars.


This tour ends in your accommodation in Santiago.



San Antonio coastal tour + wine tasting (6 hrs)

 

Pick up: San Antonio and drop off: Santiago (and vice versa)

 


This tour is ideal for those who want to explore less-travelled routes.

 

Starting from the pier in San Antonio or your accommodation (or Airport) in Santiago, you’ll head towards the beach towns along the coastline: Algarrobo & El Quisco.

 

Situated just 110 km west of Santiago in the northernmost part of the coastal tour circuit,Algarrobo is one of the main resort towns on Chile’s central coast and home to some of its most beautiful scenery. Come enjoy its beaches and experience its unique blend of colonial architecture and sophisticated modern high rises. Those who visit the town will be treated to some of the best beaches on the coast all are famous for their sunsets. South America’s largest swimming pool is located on the waterfront in a prominent hotel complex.

 

El Quisco serves as a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago and forms part of the Coast of Poets, a cultural space named for four Chilean poets of world renown: Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro, Violeta Parra and Nicanor Parra. A place of interest is La Casa de Isla Negra*, the former house of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, now his burial place and a museum.

 

After driving out of San Antonio, you’ll be taken to a winery in Casablanca, which is a cool climate valley, known for their great Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah (They do, however, add other varieties of their red wine, which come from warm climates, like Maule, Rapel, Aconcagua and Maipo). 


This tour ends in your accommodation in Santiago or the pier in San Antonio.  


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Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, and Santiago City Tour

Transfer from San Antonio to Valparaíso and then to Santiago (10 Hrs)

After a transfer from San Antonio, the tour begins with a drive through Valparaiso, passing the National Congress building, located in the main commercial Avenue “Pedro Montt”; you also go through the city parks and plazas, such as Italia, De La Victoria, and Sotomayor. Another great part of the tour is the walk through the “Pleasant Hill Historical District”, which we access via Funicular Lift (This is not a very long walk).

We then make our way to Viña del Mar, you’ll see the famous “Garden Clock”, as well as the Municipal Casino, the “Quinta Vergara” (where the city’s founding family had their Estate), and the gorgeous coastal views that the city has to offer.

After an optional stop for lunch, you’ll be taken to Santiago where you will visit all the highlights of the city like the Government Palace, The main Square and Santa Lucía Hill.

Notes:

- This tour finishes at your Santiago accommodation or SCL Airport.

- This tour includes a funicular ride and an hour and a half walking tour through the hills of Valparaíso (can be skipped if necessary).



Half day Valparaiso city tour

Transfer from Santiago to Valparaíso to San Antonio (6 Hrs)


The tour begins with a transfer from Santiago to Valparaíso. Once in Valparaíso the tour starts with with a drive through Valparaiso, passing the National Congress building, located in the main commercial Avenue “Pedro Montt”; you also go through the city parks and plazas, such as Italia, De La Victoria, and Sotomayor. Another great part of the tour is the walk through the “Pleasant Hill Historical District”, which we access via Funicular Lift (This is not a very long walk).

After the tour you’ll be taken to the pier in San Antonio.

 

Notes:

- This tour includes a funicular ride and an hour and a half walking tour through the hills of Valparaíso.


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La casa de Isla Negra + 1 winery  (5 hrs)

From and to the ship


Situated just 110 km west of Santiago in the northernmost part of the coastal tour circuit, El Quisco serves as a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago and forms part of the Coast of Poets, a cultural space named for four Chilean poets of world renown: Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro, Violeta Parra and Nicanor Parra. A place of interest is La Casa de Isla Negra*, the former house of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, now his burial place and a museum.


After that, you’ll be taken to a winery in Casablanca, which is a cool climate valley, known for their great Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah (They do, however, add other red varieties of their wine tastings, which come from warm climates, like Maule, Colchagua, Cachapoal, Curicó, Limarí, Aconcagua and Maipo).  


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