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A full day excursion to Valparaíso, the oldest and most important port of Chile and to Viña del Mar, the famous beach resort. Be picked up at your hotel in Santiago and driven towards the Pacific Ocean, passing the agricultural valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca finally reaching Valparaíso.
Valparaíso's picturesque layout, enhanced by the surrounding hills that seem to dive into the ocean, remind us that this was once the most important maritime destination of the Pacific coast before the Strait of Panama was opened to navigation in 1914. You'll visit the downtown area with its new government house, the Plaza Sotomayor, the Plaza Victoria, the cathedral and the harbour area.
Afterwards you will discover the colourful hill neighbourhoods. Here, high above the city, there is a fantastic collection of brightly painted houses and a wonderful view over the city. The upper and lower parts of the city are connected with 16 funicular railways constructed around the turn of the century when the city experienced tremendous growth.
Traveling north along the coastline of the bay we will reach the city of Viña del Mar, the most famous and visited seaside city of the area, with its many parks of huge trees and palms that gave Viña del Mar the well deserved name of the Garden City.
You will visit the beautiful park Quinta Vergara with its amphitheatre, the beaches and the Casino, which was built in 1932. In the afternoon, return to your hotel in Santiago.
Prices for a Full Day Tour of Vina del Mar & Valparaiso start from £98 per person
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