Free tour downtown Santiago - A journey through the history of Chile

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Sergio
Quality Verified Registered on October 11, 2022

Hi! I'm Sergio. I've been a tour guide for 5 years, but I still feel like every tour is like my first one. I believe a walking tour is not only about dates or names of buildings and statues, but about discovering what these places tell us about the history and culture of a city, so as a guide this is what I like to study and share with tourists. My tours are a mixture of facts and anecdotes to make you learn and enjoy yourself at the same time.

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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

On this tour you will learn the stories behind each building and monument in the old center of Santiago and you will discover the most fascinating aspects of Chilean culture.
We will pass through the following places:
 * Main Square

  • GAM
  • Santa Lucia Hill
  • Municipal theater.
  • Church of San Agustin
  • Stock Exchange District
  • La Moneda
  • Montt Varas Square

Discover Santiago in a very fun way with a guide who is passionate about the city and its history.

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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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    I will be in Plaza de Armas between the statue of the horse and the letters STGO.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Armas - Plaza de Armas
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Montt Varas Square - Company of Jesus
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Flag Walk
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The coin
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Moneda Palace - Currency
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Santiago Stock Exchange - The Stock Exchange
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Church of the Augustinians - State
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Municipal Theater of Santiago - Agustinas
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Santa Lucia Hill
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Lastarria neighborhood
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center - Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

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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Alexander 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Diego fue fenomenal, a pesar de las supuestas manifestaciones programadas para hoy (11 de Septiembre) todo el recorrido estuvo excelente: informativo carismático y genuino! Una vez más muchas gracias, solicitenlo para sus recorridos. Vamos enamorados de Santiago de Chile!!!
Renato 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
The tour passes through the main historical and iconic sites in the Center of Santiago. Sérgio talks about the history of Chile and Santiago from the arrival of Valdivia to the present day. Sérgio knows everything and managed to clarify all our questions and doubts. I highly recommend it! El recorrido pasa por los principales sitios históricos y emblemáticos del Centro de Santiago. Sérgio habla de la historia de Chile y Santiago desde la llegada de Valdivia hasta la actualidad. Sérgio lo sabe todo y logró aclarar todas nuestras preguntas y dudas. ¡Lo recomiendo altamente!
Maria 10 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
O tour foi maravilhoso. Um passeio pela história do Chile que é também a história de nós brasileiros, somos latino-americanos. O guia, Sérgio Ribeiro, muito capaz em todos as dimensões: muito conhecimento histórico, total noção do espaço urbano de Santiago, com boa oratória (ser em inglês não atrapalhou nenhum pouco), com comentários do cotidiano que deixou o passeio muito agradável.
Iuliana 25 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Sergio es muy profesional y tiene mucho conocimiento sobre la historia de Chile. Se toma su trabajo muy en serio y se nota que lo disfruta. Después del tour nos mandó muchos recursos relacionados con cosas que nos había contado. Muy recomendado!!
Anya 16 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
I liked Sergio as a Tour guide! Sergio was very knowledgeable and fun! His English was excellent! I would recommend Sergio to anyone for walking tour. I wish, the tour was a little longer 😁. Best wishes, Sergio and thank you!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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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