San Antonio (Santiago), Chile
Santiago Highlights with Airport Transfer
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Approximately 9½ Hours
Enjoy a scenic drive from the pier in San Antonio to the capital of Chile. Santiago is a city of enormous contrasts -- remnants of its colonial past are 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 alongside 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 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 to Santiago Airport .
Notes: Option Available only to guest whose cruise ends in San Antonio. Guests with flights departing after 9 PM, and/or guest who have booked through Holland America Line a post-cruise stay at Sheraton Santiago Hotel. If you have already purchased an airport/hotel transfer with your cruise booking, it will be refunded on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer.