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How to Spend 1 Day in Valparaíso

How to Spend 1 Day in Valparaíso

Thanks to its colorful and cosmopolitan nature, travelers, artists, poets, and bohemians have long been drawn to the Chilean port city of Valparaíso. From unique architecture to lively nightlife, here’s how to make the most of 24 hours in the city.

Morning: Explore the City

Kickstart your time in Valparaíso on a walking or bus tour that reveals the history and culture of the city. Tours are a great way to cover more sights in less time, and also provide the opportunity to ask plenty of questions; plus, many include the quintessential Valpo experience of riding a famed funicular. If you’d prefer to hone in on a particular aspect of the city—such as architecture, food, or fashion—opt for a private, custom tour.  

Afternoon: Discover La Sebastiana

The Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda had a home in Valparaíso. Named La Sebastiana, Neruda’s house-turned-museum sits at the top of Cerro Bellavista and offers panoramic views of the city and harbor below. Buy your admission ticket online in order to skip the line and explore the house at your own pace—it’s filled with memorabilia collected by Neruda on his many travels. The walk up to La Sebastiana is a treat in itself; it takes you through rambling streets and past works by local street artists.

Night: Check Out the Nightlife

Because of its large population of students, artists, and other bohemians, it comes as no surprise that Valparaíso has a vibrant nightlife. While Chile is best-known as the home of pisco sour cocktails, you can sample brews created by local bartenders on a bar-hopping tour that introduces you to the city’s burgeoning craft brew scene. Alternatively, enjoy an entirely different type of evening on an astronomy tour. Tours typically take travelers to La Campana Ocoa National Park to view stars and planets through powerful telescopes.

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Private walking tour in Valparaíso

Private walking tour in Valparaíso

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This tour summarizes the history of the city from the time of the original peoples, the Spanish, English, French, German, Croatian heritage that together with the ancient sites allow us to understand this charming port city with heritage areas declared by UNESCO. We will take you to the iconic places in the city where you will enjoy the local culture and a charming atmosphere. We will visit viewpoints where you can take wonderful views of the city to carry a pleasant memory.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Valparaiso City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Valparaiso City Walking Tour

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Experience the color and charisma of Valparaiso’s vibrant streets on a private 3-hour walking tour. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit the prominent landmarks and artistic treasures of the UNESCO-listed Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso. Ascend to a vertiginous vantage point on Acensor Reina Victoria and enjoy panoramic city vistas as you delve into Valparaiso’s rich history and culture with your guide. From Cerro Concepcion, see the dramatic silhouette of Barburizza Palace and absorb the ambient charm of Plaza Sotomayor. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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