Palacio de La Moneda

Palacio de La Moneda: Our most recommended tours and activities

Santiago: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Cable Car

1. Santiago: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Cable Car

Discover some of the most iconic places in Downtown Santiago on this Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour. Explore the Santiago Patrimonial route and the Modern Santiago route to discover the many faces of the city. The routes meet at the famous Cerro San Cristobal, the largest urban park in Latin America. Visit attractions in the park like the Santiago Teleferico cable car and Funicular. Enjoy aerial views or take a panoramic bus ride to the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal, included on your first day. Along the Santiago Patrimonial route, explore the capital city's historic center. Hop off to explore sites like, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Colorada, the Museum of Santiago, the National Historical Museum, the Cerro Santa Lucía, and more. On the Modern Santiago route, visit gastronomic hubs and various residential and commercial neighborhoods. Stop by the Parque Bicentenario, one of the main green areas of the city. Discover the most luxurious shopping center in Chile, the Parque Arauco Mall. The 4 stops on the Santiago Patrimonial route are: - Funicular (connection with the Modern Santiago route) - Plaza de Armas - Plaza de la Constitución - Santa Lucía The 5 stops on the Modern Santiago route are: - Funicular (connection with the Santiago Patrimonial route) - Costanera Center - Isidora Goyenechea - Parque Arauco - Parque Bicentenario Feel free to get on and off the bus as many times as you want along the route, between 9:45 AM and 6:30 PM. Take the time to visit the places that interest you the most and continue the route by boarding any of the following buses that pass by once an hour.

Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

2. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose the full-day option with a winery visit, head south for lunch at a country restaurant surrounded by nature. After lunch, choose between a visit to the Santa Rita, Concha y Toro, or Undurraga wineries for wine tastings and a tour of the wine estate. Finish the day with a visit to the top of the Sky Costanera (if option selected).

Santiago: Guided Full-Day Walking Tour with a Chilean Lunch

3. Santiago: Guided Full-Day Walking Tour with a Chilean Lunch

Discover the secrets to Santiago on a private, full-day walking tour. Enjoy the flexibility of a fully-customizable itinerary. Follow your guide thorugh downtown Santiago, ride the funicular to the top of Cerro San Cristobal, and tuck into a typical Chilean lunch at the Central Market. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on foot. Get around authentically by using the public metro and bus. Get the inside scoop on Santiago’s best shops, museums, and street foods. Ride the cable car to Cerro San Cristobal for stunning views of the city.  Find out how to shop like a local at the Central Market. Savor local flavors as you dig into a meal comprised of three dishes and accompanied with a glass of wine. Soak up the vibe in the city’s colorful neighborhoods and stop by local haunts like Café con Piernas and La Piojera. Return to your accommodation accompanied by your guide at the end of your tour. 

Santiago: Private Full-Day City Tour with Wine

4. Santiago: Private Full-Day City Tour with Wine

Meet your local guide and start the tour in a comfortable private vehicle. The first stop will be at San Cristobal Hill. Take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the entire city and Andes Mountains. Afterward, drive through the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista before arriving in the historic city center. Visit the landmarks of downtown such as the Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas (Santiago’s main square), the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, Old Congress Building, Palacio La Moneda (The Government House), National Theater, and Santa Lucía Hill. Then, pass by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. Also, visit the upscale neighborhood of Las Condes and stop at El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a beautiful handicraft market with local artisans. After sightseeing, relax at Cousiño Macul Vineyard. Enjoy a tour and a wine tasting of world-class wines of the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile among those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family.

Santiago: Historical Center Highlights Walking Tour

5. Santiago: Historical Center Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Santiago even better on a walking tour of the main sights in its historical center. Follow your local guide to iconic attractions like the Plaza de Armas, the La Moneda Palace, the Cerro Santa Lucia, and more. Discover the capital of Chile with a knowledgeable guide. Walk by the impressive La Moneda Palace, the stately office of the President of the country, as well as the beloved Cathedral of Santiago. Walk through the enchanting gardens and park of the Cerro Santa Lucia, a green haven in the city center with a charming fountain. Then, explore the impressive Plaza de Armas where old meets new. See a range of statues in the square and marvel at the juxtaposition of modern high-rises behind ancient buildings.

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What people are saying about Palacio de La Moneda

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Our tour was wonderful and our guide did an excellent job of navigating languages and showing us the city. There was, however, a mismatch between the description of the tour and actual tour. We were expecting a 4 1/2 hour tour, but our tour was slightly less than three hours. (We didn’t go to Santa Lucia Hill as in the description.)

The guide was smart, witty and very positive thru the entire tour. Our driver was careful and friendly. A lot of helpful information was given.

Perfectly organized tour. Guillermo, exceptional guide, made us visit wonderful corners of the city.

Excellent tour! Very knowledgeable; easy going; friendly; best tour!

Excellent attention and tour of the city of Santiago.