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The Best of Santiago de Chile (Pre)

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15 travellers
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Enjoy a four-hour sightseeing tour of the main attractions in Santiago - Chile's vibrant capital city.
  • Discover the fascinating sights of Santiago de Chile on this half-day guided coach tour

  • Experience both historic and contemporary Chilean culture

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Santiago and the Andes from the top of San Cristobal Hill

  • Browse the local arts and crafts at the handicraft market of Pueblito los Dominicos

Itinerary for your Pre-Programme

Experience the highlights of Santiago on this four-hour guided coach tour. Starting at your hotel, you’ll head downtown, passing Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s main square. Here you’ll see the beautiful 18th-century Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the National History Museum, which is housed in the former royal court. We’ll then pass La Moneda Palace, the neoclassical government offices that were once the royal mint.  

Our next stop is San Cristobal Hill. At 2,900 feet above sea level, you’ll enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of both the city and the impressive Andes Mountains beyond. Before heading back to your hotel, we’ll stop at the handicraft centre of Pueblito los Dominicos where you can browse the local arts and crafts, and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. 

At the end of the tour, we’ll return you to your hotel where your excursion ends. 

Please note that we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information


  • 4-hour guided coach tour starting and ending at your hotel in Santiago 

  • English-speaking guide         

Not included 

  • Meals and gratuities   

Remarks and requirements 

  • This excursion is available as a Pre-Programme in combination with expedition cruises starting in Punta Arenas and Valparaiso.  

  • The excursion starts at your hotel one day prior to embarkation (approximately 2:30-6:30pm).  

  • Available to guests with limited mobility on request. This tour involves walking over uneven terrain and stairs.  

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 6 weeks before departure.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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