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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.
  • See fascinating sights in Santiago de Chile on this half-day guided bus tour

  • Experience both historic and contemporary Chilean culture

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

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

Itinerary for your Pre-Program

Experience the highlights of Santiago on this four-hour guided bus tour. You’ll head downtown from your hotel, 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 Cristóbal Hill. At 2,900 feet above sea level, it offers breathtaking, panoramic views of both the city and the impressive Andes Mountains beyond. Before heading back to your hotel, we’ll stop at the Pueblito los Dominicos handicraft center, where you can browse the local arts and crafts and pick up a souvenir or two.

At the end of the tour, we’ll take you back to your hotel. This marks the end of your excursion.

Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.

Practical information


  • Four-hour guided bus 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-Program in combination with expedition cruises starting in Punta Arenas and Valparaíso.

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

  • Available to guests with limited mobility upon request. The 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 six weeks before departure.

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

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