San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
Highlights of Santiago (Intransit)
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Approximately 8 Hours
Enjoy a panoramic drive from the pier in San Antonio to the capital of Chile. Santiago is a city of enormous contrasts -- remnants of its colonial past juxtaposed with the ultramodern high-rise buildings of the financial center. This makes for an enthralling visual journey as your knowledgeable guide brings life to the landscape with informative commentary.
First, head south through the downtown area as you pass the Club Hípico -- a manicured horseracing track in the older residential area of the city. You will proceed past the Parque O'Higgins and the Cousiño Palace, built between 1870 and 1878 for the wealthy Cousiño family. See the Plaza de Armas, the city's bustling main square.
Santiago's colorful main avenue brings you across the Mapocho River into the Bohemian Bellavista district. From San Cristóbal Hill, take in excellent panoramic views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.
The next stop is at the Los Dominicos market in the Las Condes district, built like a small village with numerous handicraft shops. You will find artisans working with copper, wool, ceramics, lapis lazuli and other indigenous materials. Enjoy some free time here to stroll and shop.
Lunch is served at a typical local restaurant. Your tour concludes in the late afternoon with a transfer back to the pier.
This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in San Antonio.