Free Yungay Tour Santiago

2-2.5 Hours
178 Reviews
4.82
2-2.5 Hours

Free Yungay Tour Santiago

  • Learn what roto means, and prepare to be charmed by the poetry readings in cultural centers.
  • Discover why Yungay has been such an emblematic zone in the development of Chilean education and trade movements.
  • Be tempted by its more than 20 different restaurants there will surely be something that you can’t resist!
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These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Faq

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.

Latest reviews

04/03/24
It was a great tour! Diego was a fountain of knowledge and so passionate about all the history. He showed us neat corners, street art, special exhibit that you’d never find otherwise. Definitly recommend this tour!!
Iris
01/03/24
Gurel
19/02/24
Christos
03/01/24
Sergio was a great guide his English was clear and he went above & beyond taking us within many of the buildings & churches. The area was interesting & colourful and I would highly recommend this tour
LEANNE
02/01/24
Diego did such an excellent job! He really showed us some great hidden gems and had great recommendations.
Michaella
29/12/23
Another great tour with Diego. The street art of the Yungay district is amazing! Highly recommended, and if you can resist the beautiful bakery, you’re doing really well!
Karen
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Discover the most authentic side of Chile’s capital on the Free Yungay Tour, the most untouched district of Santiago. Explore areas that survived earthquakes and fires, and where locals unified to resist the city’s unstoppable real estate development. Thanks to this, the area has become a hot spot of Chilean culture and has the highest density of museums, theatres, and cultural centers in all of Santiago. Most tours will begin around Yungay Square, the lively meeting place of the neighborhood. Your guide will give you an introduction to the area and explain the meaning behind the monument to the Chilean roto and how it symbolizes the neighborhood. Yungay has also recently become the home to Chile’s President, Gabriel Boric, who now resides in Teacher’s House, one of the area’s heritage houses.

On the Yungay Free Tour, you’ll navigate through cobble-stoned streets and feel at home in a place where people still take the time to greet each other and where a nostalgic charm has attracted artists, scientists, and intellectuals. The tour will take you down two of the most picturesque streets in Adriana Cousiño Passage and Lucrecia Valdes Passage, where you’ll see rows of colorful houses, originally built to house Santiago’s growing middle class in the 1920s. You’ll visit the most romantic restaurant in the capital, a 150-year-old restaurant, The French Barbar, where you can enjoy the best French-style food in the city as well as its wonderfully bizarre décor. Included on the route is a stop at Alamo Palace, a modernist building that has become one of the prime cultural centers of the area.

A stop at the Human Rights and Memory Museum, located just outside Quinto Normal Park, means coming face to-face with one of the darkest periods of Chile’s history. This moving museum commemorates the victims of human rights violations during Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. On the Free Yungay Tour, you’ll discover a magical place that makes you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. Enjoy an afternoon of lively history just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the ever-growing city of Santiago! During the tour, do not hesitate to ask your guide any questions that you may have. And, of course, guests will come away with a host of recommendations and tips for the best restaurants and coffee shops in Yungay and where to experience Santiago’s great nightlife.

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