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Free Walking Tour Santiago de Chile

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours Santiago

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 09:30
Duration: 2.25-2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 11:00

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The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Essential Free Tour Santiago
Free Yungay Tour Santiago
This walking tour with Diego was a fantastic way to begin our holiday in Santiago. Diego is friendly and knowledgeable about the art, history and politics of Chile. We got to see inside amazing buildings which we would have otherwise missed. Our tour was a small group of 5 - nice to have ither travellers with us. We have since visited bars and cafes Diego showed us through. Highly recommend this tour!
Essential Free Tour Santiago
The tour with Carlos was the best of all the activities I did in Santiago, the route was wonderful and the enormous amount of useful information made my stay.
Essential Free Tour Santiago
Our guide was excellent at providing interesting historical detail, including commentary on economic policy. Social commentary was also very interesting in the current climate of rapid change. I learned a lot. Highly recomended!
Essential Free Tour Santiago
Carlos was incredible!! One of the best walking tours I’ve ever done. Such a great intro to the city and Chilean history.
Essential Free Tour Santiago
The ideal tour for those visiting Santiago for the first time, Carlos showed us all the relevant places in the Historic Center, recommended thousands of places to see and eat, talked about everything, politics, history, culture, etc... and provided an excellent general view of Chile.
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Best Free Tours in Santiago

Stretching from Antarctica in the south up to the Atacama Desert in the north, Chile is one of the most geographically diverse countries on Earth. That's why its capital, Santiago, is sometimes overlooked. But book one of the Free Walking Tours in Santiago with a local guide and you will discover the wonders of the southernmost country in the world! During the Free Tours in Santiago, you will walk through its streets and learn all about this magical city: from its origins to its most contemporary peculiarities. Enjoy the friendliness of its people and get to know this hidden gem. Join an Essential Santiago City Tour to learn about the exciting diversity of Santiago and the roots of its multicultural society. Or explore an untouched Santiago with the fantastic Yungay Free Tour and explore the most authentic cultural heart of the city. Choose any of the Free Tours in Santiago and you can explore this city for a price you can definitely afford.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Santiago

On the Santiago Free Walking Tours, you will learn about the influence that natural disasters have had on the architecture of Chile's capital, as well as the most important events of the country's turbulent history. Some of the landmarks of the historic center tour include La Moneda Palace, the Plaza de Armas, the Paseo Bandera, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago and the Courts of Justice. As you explore this area, you will learn about the 1973 military coup, one of the most controversial and convulsive moments in Chile's recent history. In addition, you will be able to contemplate the city from the Cerro de Santa Lucia and also get to know the most multicultural Santiago in the Lastarria neighborhood. This is one of the oldest in the city, where you can have the best ‘sopaipilla’ and ‘empanada’ and observe the old trades that survive in today's Santiago, such as bootblacks, shoemakers and knife sharpeners.

Things to Do in Santiago

After exploring downtown, turn your attention to the Yungay neighborhood to experience the most authentic spirit of Santiago. Enjoy an afternoon with a taste of living history, just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of an ever-growing Santiago. Meet some of the most romantic restaurants and stores in the capital. Like the 150-year-old restaurant, the Peluqueria Francesa, where you will taste French inspired dishes and see all the antique objects that decorate this quirky shop. Stroll through Quinta Normal Park, admire its eclectic palaces and enjoy spectacular graffiti. Browse its cobblestone streets and soak up the spirit of a neighborhood that has attracted artists, scientists and intellectuals. Let yourself be won over by the poetry recitals at the cultural centers or the storytelling sessions at the mythical Bar Chancho Seis. Finally, head to San Cristobal Hill for some of the best views of the city.

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