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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Private Tour: Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago
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Take the time to get lost

Just strolling through the winding streets made for a fantastic afternoon. The graffiti is truly a work of art...something new to discover around every corner. Stop at a cafe for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just strolling through the winding streets made for a fantastic afternoon. The graffiti is truly a work of art...something new to discover around every corner. Stop at a cafe for some wine and a snack, walk to the port, just wander. Valparaiso was a sight - totally worth a couple day detour from Santiago!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Actual visit was January 1/2014 - Was there for New Years and took in the old university city - new years eve party and various sites. They shoot of fireworks from boats, barges and ships surrounding the bay and they tried to beat the World Book of Records for fireworks, so you can imagine the display. People from everywhere in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I was there many times, and I always discover something new, another corner that I missed the previous times... The quaint little coffee shops and restaurants give the quarter a very charming feel... I will keep going back there, whenever I find myself back in that part of the world again.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our guide took us to the top point of this place where we started our walk. From here, one could see a real working harbor at close range! The berthing of ships, cranes loading/ unloading the containers etc., Walking along the colorful streets remind you Santorini or San Francisco. A two hour walk in this place is must to understand... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were on a private day tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. We started off by visiting Pablo Neruda's house which was exquisite and then walked along the cobbled stone avenues. The layout of the city reminded me of San Francisco. Loved the colorful walls! We feasted our eyes on the incredible graffiti, some of which were truly works... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We came off a Celebrity Cruise and were looking forward to seeing the city of Valparaiso. We were not disappointed!! We had a charming hotel in the colorful downtown and took a private tour of the city. It was charming and fun. We enjoyed pisco sours, yummy local food and had a most enjoyable time!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Valparaiso is a joy to behold. Embrace the colorful buildings, the street art, the ascensors, the steps to climb the streets, the cobblestone streets, the street markets . . . Life is full and interesting. Don't forget the bus for an interesting ride down the hill, or up. Hang on tight during the twists and turns. Take a tour -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great for a wander, lots of stairs, interesting alleys, great views and lots of interesting art, craft, galleries and museums. You never know what is around the corner. Take your walking shoes a sense of curiosity and spend some time in the cafes and restaurants.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

great interesting views of the port, the architecture is very interesting as well as the old elevators to get to the top of the city

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a good place to walk around and see many 3 and 4 hundred year old places. You must keep an eye out for dog poop as there are many dogs and cats laying all over the streets. They get along well together and people put water buckets out for the creatures so there is no fighting over resources.

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