- Explore one of South America’s most fascinating cities
- Unique sights of the city from many viewpoints
The unkempt appearance of Valparaiso is what gives this somewhat shabby but resolutely poetic city its unique charm. Join a guided tour of Valparaiso to be fully immersed in its edgy and colourful atmosphere, and learn how it inspired the great Pablo Neruda with a visit to his former home, now a museum. You’ll take the scenic route through the city’s famous hills, with plenty of opportunities to snap a memorable photo, heading to Paseo Atkinson and Gervasoni where you’ll find out how immigration shaped Valparaiso’s Golden Age and made it one of the world’s most successful ports.
Descending into Muelle Prat you’ll pass through the magnificent Plaza Sotomayor, where some of the city’s most-noted landmarks can be seen including the Old Aduana and the monument to war hero Arturo Prat, along with some beautiful 17th century French-style architecture. The tour includes a funicular ride to Paseo 21 de Mayo, from where you’ll get some resplendent views of the port, before it finishes at the Merchant Marine Viewpoint, where you’ll admire the amphitheatre looking out over the Pacific. This Valparaiso gift experience is a must for anyone that wants to know the beating heart of a restless and never-more-trendy city.