3. Santiago: Valparaíso Walking Tour & Casablanca Wine Tasting
Explore coastal wonders, artistic delights, and Chilean food on a full-day tour from Santiago, Valparaíso, or Viña del Mar. Visit Valparaíso's fish market and other highlights, discover street art in Cerro Concepción, savor local cuisine, and venture to Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting. After a hotel pickup, head to Valparaíso for a walking tour, starting at the bustling Fish Market, where the ocean unveils its daily bounty. Get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen's banter. Next, explore the hills of Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre, indulging in local cuisine of fresh seafood and coastal white wines amidst picturesque streets (at your expense). Ascend the steep hills on “ascensores” or funiculars, revealing a maze of colored buildings, bohemian cafes, and hidden alleyway street art. Encounter surprises like the famed Red Door and street art on Templeman Lane and the majestic murals of Paseo Galvez. Head to the main Valparaíso square where you can see the building of the Chilean Navy Headquarters and the monument to the Heroes of the Naval Combat of Iquique. See the Piano Staircase, and admire various architectural gems as you walk through Paseo Gervasoni, Paseo Atkinson, and Paseo Dimalow. Dive into the city's history at Sotomayor Square before a lunch break. Continue the adventure to Casablanca Valley's Bodegas RE for a guided wine tour, exploring the garden, liquor room, and underground cellar. Indulge in tastings of RE Pinotel, RE Doble, and RE Cabergnan accompanied by a board of bread, cheese, dehydrated fruit, olives, olive oil, and balsamic wine.