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 capital for quality living. Why? It´s more than the beach. Food, friends, football, these are the stories you will live on our outing.
To make sure everyone has a good experience on our tours, we aim to keep groups relatively small. In our experience, big groups traveling together have a higher than average no show rate, and can commandeer the tour and make other guests feel unwelcome. To be fair to all of our customers, we ask groups of over 8 to reserve a private tour or contact us on email@example.com
Why take Tours4Tips? This is Viña del Mar best pay-what-you-like tour. What could be better than to pay what you feel is fair? 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 won’t have a great time. We all left stressful jobs to make less and love more. We take our time to meet, greet and share life stories. We offer private tours if you do not like group tours of 10-15 people.
- Start Time3PM
- Duration2 hours
- AvailabilityThursday to Sunday at 3PM
- 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.
The very heart of the city. Witness to the construction of some of the most iconic buildings in town like the notorious "Viña del Mar's club". Also, the place where you'll find the main square. The bank district, the city hall building, commerce and social life all surround this popular meeting point. A few steps away from one of the most beautiful green areas of the city and home to the most important Latin American music festival in the world.
Quinta Vergara Park
Definitely one of the lungs of the city. In this quiet yet active public park, you'll find a great place to relax and behold a variety of flora brought from 3 different continents around the world. Place where the founding family of the city had the construction of their residence; an exquisite combination of architectural styles. Last but not least, the colossus Quinta Vergara amphitheatre. Witness to some of the best music performances from renowned artists since 1961. Stick around to hear some of the best stories.
Viña del Mar Music Festival
A monster is approaching. Find out what's behind the "Monstruo" moniker behind this music festival. The likes of The Police, Morrisey, Elton John, Luis Miguel and many others have offered a wide range of music genres and classic performances. Politics, comedy and and scandalous bloopers have all been part of this massive yearly show. You might even get to hear why Enrique Iglesias is likely to never perform on this stage ever again.