Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile
Plaza de las Armas square, Santiago de Chile Photo: Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock Photo

Pre-excursion: The Best of Santiago de Chile

Experience Chile’s capital city Santiago on a guided bus tour, visiting the highlights of this modern South American metropolis with historic charm.

  • Enhance your adventure in South America with Hurtigruten
  • See the highlights of Santiago
  • Experience both historical and contemporary facets of Chilean culture
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes mountains from San Cristobal Hill
  • Destinations

    South America, Antarctica

  • Season

    Autumn, Spring, Summer

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    £ 49

This four-hour tour starts at your hotel and leads to the main sights of the Chilean capital. Walk through Santa Lucia Hill Park, where the city was founded, followed by a stop in the historic Lastarria neighbourhood. Feel the pulsing heart of Santiago at the Plaza de Armas, where past and present meet and see the city’s oldest buildings.

Continue driving through the modern district of Santiago and end the tour by going up San Cristobal Hill on the east side of the city. The hill is 880 m above sea level and part of  Metropolitan Park, the largest in the country. Be rewarded with a panoramic view of the city and the impressive Andes Mountains before returning to your hotel.

Santiago and the Andes Mountains
Santiago and the Andes Mountains Photo: Tifonimages / Shutterstock Photo

Practical information 


The price includes a guided coach tour starting and ending at your hotel in Santiago, and an English-speaking guide. The tour operates one day prior to embarkation in Punta Arenas and Valparaiso (approx. 14:30-18:30).

Not included: Meals, gratuities


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

Guests with limited mobility are on request. This tour involves some walking and stairs.

Tour dates/embarkation in Punta Arenas (21/22):

08.11.2021, 24.11.2021, 10.12.2021, 26.12.2021, 11.01.2022, 27.01.2022, 12.02.2022, 28.02.2022, 16.03.2022. 

Embarkation in Valparaiso (21/22):

03.04.2021, 04.04.2021, 14.10.2021, 22.10.2021, 01.11.2021

Booking code: SCL01