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Michael the German Pirate

Address: Avenidas Marina 821, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 9 9948 2504
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Ranked #7 of 39 Activities in Valparaiso
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a day to spare while passing through Santiago, so engaged Michael to show us Valparaiso. He collected us from our hotel, drove us to the coast, & showed us around. His English is excellent, as is his local knowledge. We liked the fact that he showed us parts of the town other than the well trodden tourist path.... More 

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Cape Town
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Michael picked us up at our Bed and breakfast and off we set by foot. We had a wonderful wander through the backstreets and saw some wonderful old and renovated buildings. His knowledge is vast and our tour continued down into the city. Went into the old stock exchange, banks etc. Had lunch at a local restaurant called Cinzano which... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We booked a private tour with Michael and he picked us up at the bus station (and dropped us as well). We traveled by public transportation to different sights, and Michael amazed us with his vast knowledge. Since we had our eight-yr old son with us, Michael explained everything so he could understand as well. Not only that, he even... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Michael takes you all over the place to see parts of Valparaiso that I very much doubt other tours cover. For example, we went inside several of the old houses and met the owners. We got to go up to the roof of a hotel, for the view. We had lunch in an old bar by the waterfront. And, indeed,... More 

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New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a day with Michael prior to boarding a ship. He already had two people booked for that day and they were kind enough to let us join them. Michael really knows this city and we walked, watched, ate and had a great time absorbing the local culture and history. Really do recommend him, he is just the best.

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