Santiago like a local including a stroll in a traditional markets

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Tour Number

Activity Level

284882


Categories

City, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. No problem with kids, I am a father as well!

Friendly: Yes.
for my Private Tours you must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent)

Discover the City with a local guide and learn about the history and culture of Chile


Santiago is the capital city of Chile founded in 1541 by the spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. After centuries Santiago represents today one of the most beautiful cities in Southamerica. Center of the most important bussiness, social and political activities in the region.
Our tour takes you into a trip through history. We visit the presidential palace, center of the political life of Chile. Here is where our president works, then we walk to Plaza de Armas, here Santiago was laid out the the spanish conquistadores in 1551. In this plaza we will visit the most important catholic church which construction began in 1748.
After a visit to the old part of the city we go to the modern business and residential area of Santiago named Vitacura and las Condes.
Other very interesting district that we visit is Bellavista. The most bohemian, artistic and cultural barrio in town.
The tour last 4 hours approximately. We do part of it walking and part of it in the van

Itinerary

We will begin our tour at the Main square where Santiago was laid out but the spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, then we walk few blocks to arrive at the presidential palace where the president of Chile works. This is a very interesting colonial spanish building used originally to manufacture gold coins that is the reason of the name La moneda(the mint). From this point we drive along the main avenue of Santiago named Alameda towards Santa Lucia hill another historical spot in the city where it was built a fort to protect the city. After we visit the hill we drive to bellavista district , a very colorful cultural barrio, full of restaurants, local artists, some art galleries and so on. Finally after bellavista we drive to the modern residential and business district in Santiago where the main characteristic is the great mixture of new buildings and mountains.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Santiago Hotel
I am very flexible !

End location: Santiago Hotel
I am Very Flexible !

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

We will use a Mini Van Kia Grand Carnival , If the group is bigger we can use a large Van with a lot room for passenger and luggage

What’s Included

Other: Private Bilingual Tour Guide, Private Transportation, Santa Lucia Hill

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15000 Pesos - You will need some Chilean pesos for Lunch or Snack

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch and Dinner are not Included

A Recent Review of this tour

Hugo took us on a half day tour of Santiago. We wanted an overview of Santiago with some Jewish cultural highlights. Hugo went above and beyond anything we had hoped for. He tailored the tour just for us. He's extremely interesting, interested, and knowledgeable. Hugo is wonderful. We highly recommend him.
Robert Rabinowitz

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