Santiago de Chile is the heart of this fascinating and varied country. Founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, it has grown to be a metropolis of 4.6 million people that reflects ethnic diversity and combines modern structures with grand Spanish colonial buildings that hark back to a bygone era. Apart from visiting palaces, churches and museums (and a local vineyard), a trip up to the statue of the Virgin Mary on Cerro San Cristobal offers spectacular views over the city.
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily. /experiences
- Explore the vibrant Chilean capital with the spectacular backdrop of the Andes.
- Enjoy the panoramic view from the Cerro San Cristobal, looking across the Mapocho River to the entire city.
- See the palace guards at La Moneda Palace, the scene of dramatic events in Chile's history and still today the presidential palace.
- Visit a nearby winery and sample some of Chile's world famous wines.