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

Duration: 2h and 15min
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 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)
  • 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
  • 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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Jenn... 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Very enjoyable and knowledgable tour. Great food recommendations!
Jacob 28 May 2023
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Travelled alone - May 2023
Fantastic tour. Was only me and the guide but he did a great job, very knowledgeable, great recommendations for rest of stay. Thanks!
Mauro 25 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Excelente actitud, gran profesionalismo, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Ruby 25 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We had the best time on the walking tour with Diego. Despite our short time in Santiago, we felt like we learnt so much about the city and its history. Thanks Diego!
Lenka 25 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
I highly recommend the tour with Diego, as he takes you far beyond the boring facts (which you can read yourself) by situating the information the complex socio-political context of Chile.
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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 4 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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