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Michael the German Pirate

Address: Avenidas Marina 821, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 9 9948 2504
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten path and at your own pace.
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Owner description: Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten path and at your own pace.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The 6 of us from Australia were privileged to experience 2 guided tours with Michael as our guide. On the firstly day we toured Valparaiso and the next day we toured Vina Del Mar and its surrounds, including a winery. We found the experience with Michael very enlightening and his commentary most interesting. Prior to our arrival in Valparaiso, he... More 

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Naples fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Michael met us and 2 other couples at the airport in Santiago. We had a brif tour of Santiago, tasted wine in Casablanca Valley, and he transported us to our hotels in Valparaiso. The next day we drove down the coast to a small fishing village for lunch, did another wine tasting at Casa Bosque, toured Vin Del Mar (beautiful... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I just spent a day in Valparaiso with Michael as our guide. He was fantastic. He is very knowledgable about the sights but in a very low key entertaining way. He set a pace perfect for us and seemed to know exactly what we wanted to see and hear. He seems to know so many people in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Michael is an amazing networker, and he used his extensive knowledge of Valparaiso, the surrounding community, and many local people to give us a unique tour of out-of-the mainstream places, as well as more standard fare. He met us at the cruise terminal with his driver as promised, and took us on an all-day tour ending with taking us to... More 

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Valparaiso Region, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We spent a great day in Valparaiso with Michael and one other couple. We walked to lots of sights, had a typical and inexpensive lunch in an historic restaurant, learned about the history and interesting facts and anecdotes, rode some ascensors, and generally had a delightful time while getting a great overview of the city. Michael was knowledgable and flexible,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had Michael takes us around Vina Del Mar and the Casablanca valley for the day. We found him to be friendly and knowledgable. You will not be disappointed. After touring two vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, we had a lovely lunch on a beach in a smaller fishing village, Quintay. Even though it was only one day, we felt... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were trying to find travelagent to help us with our trip to Vina del Mar, Santiago and from there onwards to Lake Region. This didnt work out as the agents we contacted were not really interested of the things we had in mind + it was really annoying trying to get them to answer our enquiries and questions. we... More 

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New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We recently took our second tour with Michael after such a great time on the first earlier in the year. He collected us from our ship in Valparaiso and his brief was to keep us occupied until the evening as we had a late flight out of Santiago. As we had seen Santiago on our previous tour he took us... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My boyfriend Jimmy and I took two tours with Michael the first to Valparaiso and the second to the valley. We had such a great time hanging out with him the first time around that we decided the next day to call him again to book another tour. Not only is Michael a wealth of information about everything but he... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

As many have already said before me on here, Michael offers great tours. My wife and I were lucky enough to take two tours with Michael during our visit to Chile. Even as seasoned travelers, a tour with Michael was very good for seeing the many sights in the Valparaiso region. The first tour we took with Michael he picked... More 

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