SANTIAGO SHORE EXCURSIONS

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SHORE EXCURSIONS IN SANTIAGO CHILE

Shore excursions specially designed for cruise passengers


1.- Full day Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaíso (7 Hrs.)
Transfer from Santiago to the ship 

This tour is ideal for passengers starting their cruise in this port and who want a a transfer from their Santiago hotel/airport to the ship, plus an overview tour of all major attractions -- Santiago, Vina del Mar, and Valparaiso. 

Your guide will pick you up at your Santiago hotel or airport to begin the tour of the capital city. Visit the downtown area, including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Presidential House "La Moneda" and Constitution Square. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (at own expense). 

Continue with a panoramic journey through Vina del Mar, also known as the Garden City. Pass by the floral clock, Libertad Avenue, Las Salinas and several hilltop palaces -- the Brunet Castle (now in the possession of the Chilean police force) and the Palacio Presidencial, the Chilean President's summer residence, perched on top of Castillo Hill with its magnificent hillside gardens. 

In Valparaiso, you’ll pass through 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. We make a stop at Paseo 21 de Mayo, where we take a stroll through what is known as one of the most beautiful view points and promenades of the city. 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).

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2.-Full day Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and wine tasting in Casablanca Valley (8 Hrs.)
Transfer  from Santiago to the Ship

This tour is ideal for passengers beginning their journey in the port of Valparaíso, and who want a transfer to the ship from their Santiago hotel or to the airport, plus an overview tour of all major attractions – Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and the Casablanca Valley.

In Santiago, you will visit the historical downtown area, where you’ll see the Presidential Palace "La Moneda", as well as the Constitutional Square. Here, you’ll also see 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.


After driving out of Santiago, 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).  


You are then taken through Viña del Mar, where you’ll see the famous “Garden Clock”, along with the Municipal Casino, Quinta Vergara, and the gorgeous coastal views that the city has to offer.

In Valparaiso, you’ll pass through 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. We make a stop at Paseo 21 de Mayo, where we take a stroll through what is known as one of the most beautiful view points and promenades of the city. 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). The full day tour ends with the drop off at the ship or Valparaiso/Vina del Mar hotel.


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

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3.-Full day Santiago City Tour

Enjoy with us a visit of the different neighborhoods of Santiago . We start with a visit to the historical center, where you will have a chance to see the architecture of the most traditional sites.

First we visit the Santa Lucía hill, the site where the conqueror Pedro De Valdivia founded Santiago . From the top of the hill, you will have a panoramic view of the city.


We then visit the beautiful New York Street, the Stock Exchange, the Government Palace, and the main historical buildings such as the National Library, the Court House and the former Congress. Afterwards, we visit the Town Square . From there we move on to the Cathedral, the Postal Service Building , and the National Historical Museum (the former Royal Courthouse).


We then leave Santiago's downtown area to visit the Metropolitan Park, Santiago's green lung, take the funicular in San Cristobal's hill and enjoy the beauty of the panoramic views and the vegetation. After lunch, we visit the finest residential neighborhoods until we reach El Pueblito de los Dominicos, a lovely craft workers village where you will be able to walk around its narrow streets and buy typical Chilean crafts. 


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4.-Half day Santiago City Tour


Enjoy with us a visit of the different neighborhoods of Santiago. We start with a visit to the historical center, where you will have a chance to see the architecture of the most traditional sites.


We then visit the Santa Lucía hill, the site where the conqueror Pedro De Valdivia founded Santiago. From the top of the hill, you will have a panoramic view of the city, while enjoying the hill's vegetation and the architecture of Hidalgo's CastleAfterwards, we visit the beautiful New York Street, the Stock Exchange, the Government Palace, and the main historical buildings such as the National Library, the Court House and the former Congress. Then, we will visit the Town Square, .From there, we move on to the Cathedral, the Postal Service Building, and the National Historical Museum (the former Royal Courthouse).Afterwards, you will experience the lively environment of the Central Market, visit the Santiago Jockey Club and go by the Bellavista neighborhood, famous for its restaurants and nightlife.


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5.-Full day tour to Valparaíso


We start our journey in the morning, and after 120 Kms (75 miles) through the valleys of Curacaví and Casablanca, we arrive to the port of Valparaíso.


We first visit the National Congress and then go up the Bellavista hill to see "La Sebastiana", a beautiful house that belonged to the poet Pablo Neruda, our Nobel Prize winner (1971), with an option to visit this lovely building (ticket not included).


We then move on to the Sotomayor Square, to see the Building of the National Navy and the Monument for the Heroes of Iquique. Next we go up the Concepción hill and stroll along the Atkinson and Gervasoni Walks, for a spectacular view of the port. We then border the coast on our way to Viña del Mar, also known as the City of Gardens, to have lunch in one of its many restaurants. You will have a chance to visit the Flower Clock, the Viña del Mar Casino, the Seaside Walk and the Fonck Museum, famous for its Easter Island collection (option to visit the museum, ticket not included). Return to Santiago during the afternoon


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6.-Maipo Valley and Vineyards

Chile is famous worldwide for the quality of its wines; we invite you to visit first-class vineyards in the Maipo Valley.

First, we visit the Cousiño Macul Vineyard, where you will have the chance to learn about the history of the Cousiño family, tour around the facilities and wine production areas, and discover the machines and equipments used in the XIX century for wine production. You will have an unforgettable experience after descending more than 6 meters to one of Chile's oldest wine cellars, to see the Cousiño family's private wine collection, which dates from 1927. During the visit, you will also have a chance to taste the wines that have made the Cousiño Macul Vineyard world renown.After having lunch at a typical Chilean food restaurant, we head towards the Concha y Toro Vineyard. Along with a glass of wine, you will visit the Casona de Pirque, the family mansion of the Concha y Toro family, and experience the wine production process while walking through the vineyards, learning about the methodology and materials used.


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7.-Dinner Show


We invite you to visit Santiago when the busy city goes to sleep, and the lights of history start to shine.


In the Bali Hai Restaurant you will enjoy a delicious dinner and a folkloric show that will give you a taste of the main traditional Chilean dances, costumes, and music.



Notes:

-Dinner show available only from Monday to Saturday

-Services starts at 7:30pm and ends around 11:00pm



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