Free tour

Better with a teacher: History, culture and recommendations by a local

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on September 15, 2022

Hi! I'm Diego. I-m born and raised in Santiago and I've been a tour guide for the last 8 years in the central zone of Chile. I also have studies in English teaching so I'm effectively fluent in English. i-m a born traveler, father of a baby boy and arts aficionado. I have cycled more than 5 thousand kilometers along Chile and also part of Argentina. I've done several hikes as well so I can give lots of recomendations for those who are looking for outdoor adventures. Join me to see the best of Santiago with a real speaker of English!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

This walking tour will help you to understand the essential Chilean history linked to current affairs but in simple and clear words.
You'll also learn about our culture, food and drinks by this lover of the chilean lifestyle . Moreover, along the trip, you will have all the key recommendations on the places to visit, the best restaurants and bars in town, and the things you Must do in Santiago during your stay.
By the end of the tour, you'll get more information about other towns and places to visit in Chile!

We visit all the jewells of the city that not everyone will show you such as:

  • Plaza de Armas (main square)
  • The pre-Colombus art museum
  • Supreme court
  • Former national congress
  • The Ancient Inca Road
  • The Presidential Palace
  • Stock market building
  • New York (Yes, an area called New York in Santiago)
  • Paris and London (Yes, an European neighbourhood in town)
  • Former-secret detention center (Pinochet's regime)
  • The oldest building in Santiago!
  • The opera House
  • Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (former Pinochet's headquarter)
  • Lastarria (a gastronomic area full of options also for vegetarians and vegans)
  • Fine Arts Museum  and "Forestal" Park (final stop)

To consider:

-It's a 2:30hrs walk
-Bring water for the trip
-Hat and/or sunscreen are essential
-Come prepared to have fun!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Armas 969-987, Santiago, Regió...
    Pl. de Armas 969-987, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    You'll see me in front of the white building with the 4 flags. I'll be there with a red umbrella next to "the guy on the horse". There's also a huge STGO sign at the meeting point.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Armas - Plaza de Armas
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Museo de Arte Precolombino - Bandera
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Former National Congress - Society of Jesus
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Supreme Court of Justice - New Company
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palacio de La Moneda - Moneda
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Santiago Stock Exchange - The Stock Exchange
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Nueva York
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Barrio Paris-Londres - Londres
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Londres 38
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Iglesia San Francisco de Alameda - Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Cafe Haiti Estado - Estado
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Municipal Theater of Santiago - Agustinas
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Santa Lucia Hill
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Catholic University of Chile - Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center - Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Barrio Lastarria
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - José Miguel de La Barra

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Coline 28 Nov 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
El tour con Diego fue muy bueno. Se siente que sabe mucho sobre su ciudad y la historia en general y también que es atento a cada uno de los participantes, haciendo referencia a sus países, gustos etc...
Sireesha 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Sergio was great with his time management and the variety of places covered. He gave clear explanations of the history and culture of every place we visited. All the fun facts and humor are much appreciated. Personal thanks to Sergio for great restaurant recommendations too!
Filipi 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Sergio was the greatest guide possible! He lives in Santiago for over 20 years already and is such a pro in terms of knowledge of the city. Also, he speaks english fluently, so you don’t lose anything in translation. Super recommended!
Julie 26 Nov 2023
Huntington Beach

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Diego is so knowledgeable and provided so much information about the city and the country! Highly recommend signing up for any of his tours!! Loved it!
Cristina 22 Nov 2023
San Francisco

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Diego was a wonderful tour guide. So much information and excellent recommendations.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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