Viña del Mar is believed to be only a beach resort city…. but just like the world is not flat, the stereotype is quite wrong. We believe it has a rich cultural history worth discovering, full of iconic views, hidden neighborhoods and interesting social contrasts.
Do not get out your beach towel until you have discovered the treasures of Viña del Mar. This 2-3 hour outing will unveil Chilean costumes and idiosyncrasies that you might otherwise not perceive on your own. Viña del Mar is considered to be Chile’s capitol for quality living. Why? It´s more than the beach. Food, friends, football, these are the stories you will live on our outing.
Why take Tours4Tips? Our freelance Wally’s guides are selected on the basis of how much they love Viña del Mar and have a passion to share it with you. Do you wish for an experience more unique and memorable than the other generic bus tours? Then jump on board!
Are you looking to get the most out of Viña del Mar in just a few hours or even a day? If you think Morrissey, classist conspiracy theories and our former dictator Pinochet sound like an intriguing combination for a city tour, we think you will remember this city walking tour.
Who should avoid our tours? Does your TripAdvisor profile have more 2 and 3 star reviews than 5? Than you see the glass half-full and we are not your cup of tea. We are a tour company packaged for everyone’s budget, but anxious and pessimistic visitors aren’t welcome: we all left stressful jobs to make less and love more. We take our time to meet, greet and share life stories.
Start TimeBetween 9AM and 3PM (Subject to Availability)
Price$75 USD per person. Ask for discounts of groups over 4.
AvailabilityPrivate tours are subject to availability
Start LocationReloj de Flores
Finish LocationParque Quinta Vergara
What To BringOnly yourself and comfy clothes, maybe slap on some sunscreen!
Reloj de Flores
Start time. 3pm: Find your bilingual freelance Wally guide waiting for you in front of the famous floral time clock called Reloj de Flores. In case you don’t know Wally wears a white and red striped T-shirt (in Viña del Mar, this is easier to find than in the fun kid’s books).
Definitely the most important place in Viña del Mar, and also the most underrated. You’ll find political residences and castles with unique architecture which make Cerro Castillo a must-see.
This castle is one of the buildings that gives “Cerro Castillo” its name. Did you know every single brick of this property came directly from France? Let your guide tell you a little bit more about why.
One the most important transportation hubs of the city and home of the metro that goes all the way from the coast to the countryside. The metro is also a space for artistic expression, as it is the mean of transportation most used by the masses of university students.
Your guide will explain important events that have happened here in the city center of Vina del Mar, one of the most complex societies in Chile.
Every February, a monster comes to show the city its power. This is its favorite place spend a few nights surrounded by local flora and enjoyable public spaces.
Festival de Viña del Mar
On this tour you will learn not only why Latin America’s most important music festival was canceled in 1974, but how The Police remember this scenario. It is here where we will explain how our local crowd earned the nickname The Monster over the years and who has been booed off the stage over the past decades.