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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'm a born traveler, father of a baby boy and music aficionado. I have cycled more than 5 thousand kilometers along Chile in Atacama, Carretera austral,Valle del elqui, Cajón del maipo and also parts of Argentina, alongisde with several hikes in Chile as well so I can give lots of recomendations for those who are looking for outdoor adventures. I did my whole college training in Vaparaíso where at the same time became a tour guide for cruise passangers. Then I gave lessons of English as a foereign language in a remote school into the andes for 5 years until I became a father 3 years ago when I decided to change my life towards sharing all my experiences in this county to all the visitors that have come to enjoy our wonders!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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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)



To consider:

-It's a 2:30hrs walk
-Bring water for the trip
-Hat and/or sunscreen are essential
-Average tip 10.000clp per person.

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Highlights

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

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

355 ratings
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4.95
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4.81
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4.93
Quality
4.93
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Albert 25 May 2024
Meridian

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Travelled in group - May 2024
What a great tour, a fun way to learn about the city and its history! If you are looking for something to do in Santiago and have a few hrs. this is the way to go!
Tess 19 May 2024
Antwerp

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Sergio gave us a lot of information, very detailed! It was the perfect introduction to Santiago & Chile’s history. He also recommended restaurants/neighbourhoods. 200% worth it - muchas gracias Sergio!
Kathrin 16 May 2024
Winterthur

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Diego's Tour ist sehr zu empfehlen!
Julian 13 May 2024
Walldorf

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Diego and the tour he gave for us was simply amazing. He showed us so much and even more than the tour said online. He took so much time for us and we had a lovely time. Thank you!
RENATA 10 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Diego is an excellent guide, historian and the best introduction you can have in Santiago. Thank you again, Diego!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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