Santiago de Chile Mini Trip
Santiago de Chile – Chile’s main economic, political and cultural hub, offering great culture, shopping, culinary delights, and festivals. It’s an extremely modern metropolis full of life and bustle, yet surrounded by the stunning and serene views of the Andes volcanos and mountains. Idyllic parks form the green oases of the dynamic city. Relax on a bench, letting the sun shine down on you as you watch the passersby. Or, browse the diverse Central Market for local delicacies and unique souvenirs, like the famous Chilean grape brandy, Pisco, or handmade wooden crafts. Whether you end up at a restuaruant, pub, or a club, you’ll receive a warming welcome from the locals. We recommend the Bellavista neighborhood for an authentic night life experience!
Look forward to an exciting Chilean adventure that begins in the bustling capital! One of the tour staff will be waiting at the airport upon your arrival to bring you to your hotel. To start off your trip, visit the Plaza de las Armas, a central point for Santiago’s vibrant culture! This main square immediately draws your attention with its green oasis of palm trees, surrounded by a mix of historical and modern buildings. Take a stroll through the pedestrian center full of shops, street performers, charming cafes and great restaurants. Be sure to check out the central market with stands of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood – don’t worry, if your appetite is stirred, there are also plenty of market restaurants. The Main Street, Alameda, is also sure to impress with even more fascinating buildings and the Santa Lucia Hill, with large park, chapel and fountains. Marvel at the same viewpoint where Charles Darwin stood back in 1541 as he traveled through Latin America during the Conquista.
Riviera Hotel* (Classic) / Hotel Alcala del Rio* (Comfort)
Travel to the exquisite wine cities of Chile! Thanks to perfect climate and over 400 years of tradition, the country has to qualitatively excellent wines to offer. Explore the famous winery, Concha y Toro, in the Maipo Valley on the outskirts of Santiago. Stroll along the green vines full of juicy grapes and taste delicious wines! Found a new favorite wine? Bring a bottle back home with you for friends, or yourself! But wine is only a small taste of the culinary treats at the Maipo Valley. Here you also have the option to enjoy a fine lunch at a local restaurant accompanied by traditional Cueca music!
Duration: full day (including 1 hour walk)
Riviera Hotel* (Classic) / Hotel Alcala del Rio* (Comfort) Breakfast
Santiago is only a peak into what Chile has to offer! Discover other facets of the fascinating country by extending your trip to the nostalgic port city of Valparaíso and the beautiful seaside resort of Viña del Mar. Or, see San Pedro de Atacama, Puerto Varas or Mendoza for more stunning natural landscapes and even more good wine. We can’t think of a better reason to continue with your journey!
- 2 nights in hotels, including breakfast
- transfer from the hotel to accommodation
- Excursion to the Winery with English speaking guide
- Other meals (1 lunch during the winery tour, 2 dinners)
- Tips and Gratuities
- Further transfers
Music, dance, theater, opera, ballet, art and fascinating history - not in vain Santiago de Chile is the cultural heart of the country! The elegant presidential palace Palacio de La Moneda, the city's cathedral, the Teatro Municipal, the old San Francisco church, the house of the famous poet Pablo Neruda, several exciting museums, the Chilean National Library, the TV tower Torre Entel, railway stations filled with art and much more. All individual puzzle pieces that composed our guide for you in a captivating country's history!
Price on request
incl. English speaking guide, metro ticket
Duration: 4.5 hours
Discover one of the most colorful cities in South America - Valparaíso! On the way, you'll stop in the lush Casablanca Valley. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are just two of the first-class wines that are grown here. Try red, white and sparkling wines of the region before heading to the scenic port of Valparaíso. This UNESCO World Heritage town isn't named "Paradise Valley" for nothing! Enjoy the views of the hilly coastal landscape covered in bright colored houses and funiculars! For a second set of stunning views of the Pacific, we'll also be stopping in the neighboring Viña del Mar.
Price on request
incl. Transfer, wine tasting and English speaking guide
Duration: full day