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Free tour

History, culture and fun in Santiago - free walking tour

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

Hi! I'm Diego, I've been a tour guide for the last 8 years in the central zone of Chile. I have studies in English teaching so I'm effectively fluent in English.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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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 explained and shown by a local tour guide. 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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  • 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 sign next to "the guy on the horse". I'm the man with a beard.

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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Imane 03 Dec 2022
São Paulo
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
If you’re passing by Santiago and wanna experience a tour, I will defo recommend Diego! Very good tour, he took his time and gave recommendations at the end!
Sven 30 Nov 2022
's-Hertogenbosch
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Super informative and interesting tour. He is super knowledgeable, good pace and lots of interesting views and information. Also he is happy to answer all your questions and have conversations about any topic you like to know more about. Highly recommend!
Szalai 29 Nov 2022
Graz
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Diego is a wonderful tour guide, wide knowledge of the country and the city, friendly style.
Kelly 28 Nov 2022
Paris
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Very nice time around Santiago with Diego and the group. Diego also takes all the time you need after the tour to share tips on whatever you need (restaurants, hikes, cultural life, winery tours ...).
Maria 27 Nov 2022
Auckland
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Diego was charming, organised, and well informed. Very worthwhile. Safe option too for female solo travellers.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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.
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