Santiago (San Antonio), Chile

Nestled between rolling hills topped with colorful houses and meandering coastal dunes, the bustling city of San Antonio enjoys its reputation as the gateway to Chile's central valley and the capital of Santiago. With a population of over five million people, Santiago sprawls at the feet of the snow-capped Andes. Inland lies the sun-kissed wine regions of Casablanca and Maipo Maipo Valley, Chile's internationally renowned wine district.

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Points of Interest

  • Maritime Museum
  • Cerros/Funicular
  • La Sebastiana
  • Viña del Mar
  • Fonck Museum
  • Plaza de Armas
  • National History Museum
  • Constitution Square
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  • Maritime Museum

    Located on top of a hill, this neoclassical mansion and former naval academy offers stunning views of the city and ocean. Walk the museum grounds and explore the history of this city's port.

  • Cerros/Funicular

    Valparaiso's hilly topography and steep grades make good use of funiculars or "ascensores" to climb its 45 hills or "cerros," with each ride promising a more glorious view of the ocean.

  • La Sebastiana

    Built by architect Sebastian Collao, who died before the house was finished, it became the residence of the poet, Pablo Neruda a decade later. Today, it is a colorful museum and center for the arts.

  • Viña del Mar

    One of Chile's most popular cities for tourism, Viña has something for everyone. It is home to Chile's oldest casino, world-class restaurants, palm-lined boulevards, parks and miles of beaches.

  • Fonck Museum

    A 500-year-old stone head from Easter Island greets you at the entrance to the museum named for Francisco Fonck, archaeologist and Viña del Mar native, just hinting at the treasures that lay inside.

  • Plaza de Armas

    Santiago's main square was its civic center when first founded by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Today it's a great place to enjoy a walk in the gardens and listen to music in the square.

  • National History Museum

    Located in the building of the former Palacio de la Real Audiencia, this museum has a wide collection of historical objects from colonial until the modern times.

  • Constitution Square

    Located on this plaza is Palacio de la Moneda where General Pinochet sparked his 17-year reign on September 11, 1973. See the changing of the guard take place surrounded by 12 Chilean flags.

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Easy San Antonio & Villages by the Sea

4 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-120

Celebrate the unique charms of San Antonio with a leisurely sightseeing tour around the city and the attractions that lay just outside its borders. Travel past popular summer resorts like Algarrobo and El Quisco and enjoy a photo stop at El Totoral, known for its 19th century adobe chapel.

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A Visit to a Winery & Panoramic San Antonio

3.5 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-115

Explore San Antonio on a comprehensive motorcoach tour, then discover why the San Antonio Valley is one of Chile's hottest winemaking regions. Visit the award-winning Matetic Vineyards and embark on a winery tour and tasting. Then peruse the wine shop to pick out local handicrafts and bottles of your favorite wines to take home.

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Valparaiso, Viña del Mar & Fonck Museum

6 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-200
  • Viña del Mar
  • Fonck Museum

Experience the sights and sounds of Valparaiso on a leisurely sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the Fonck Museum for a look at artifacts from Easter Island. Next, you'll travel to Viña del Mar for views of the famous floral clock, the Presidential summer palace and the impressive casino.

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Highlights of Santiago (Intransit)

8 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-105
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Constitution Square

Journey to Chile's vibrant capital, Santiago, on a narrated tour of the historic highlights of this cosmopolitan metropolis. Take in magnificent views from San Cristobal Hill then peruse your choice of more than 180 handicraft shops in charming Los Dominicos Village. Later, a delicious lunch awaits in a local restaurant.

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Casablanca Valley Wine Tasting & Lunch

6.5 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-300

Sip and savor the world-renowned flavors of Chilean wine and cuisine with a visit to the Estancia El Cuadro Winery, nestled in the heart of the Casablanca Valley. Walk through the sun-kissed vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, enjoy a tasting and lunch accompanied by a lively folkloric performance.

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Disembarking Passengers - Valparaiso, Viña del Mar & Lunch at Olmue

10 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-975
  • Viña del Mar
  • Plaza de Armas

Spend the day getting to know Chile's best sights on a narrated tour through a quartet of cities including the capital. Travel to the World Heritage city of Valparaiso, see the resort town of Viña del Mar, have lunch in a tropical setting in Olmue, and end the day in Santiago.

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Disembarking Passengers - Winery, Horse Show & Santiago City Drive

9 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-965
  • Plaza de Armas

Venture intro Chile's famed Casablanca Valley and experience the area's time-honored culture and traditions. Take a wine tour and tasting at one of the valley's leading wineries before watching an authentic Chilean rodeo. After a savory lunch, continue on to Santiago for a sightseeing tour with plenty of photo stops.

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Disembarking Passengers - Santiago & Maipo Valley Winery

9 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-970
  • Plaza de Armas

Travel to the famed red wine country of the Maipo Valley for a tour of the Santa Rita winery. Enjoy lunch paired by fine wines followed by a visit to the Museo Andino for a look at Pre-Columbian art. Then, travel to Santiago for a city tour and breathtaking views.

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DISEMBARKING PASSENGERS - Casablanca Valley Winery

9 hours | Santiago (San Antonio) | SAI-960

Make a grape escape to the Casablanca Valley, Chile's award-winning wine country on a tasting tour at two wineries including the award-winning Estranca El Cuadro. Take a carriage ride through the vineyards and watch a Chilean folkloric show. After lunch, travel to Santiago for shopping in the colorful handicraft village.

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