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Small Group Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour provided by GV Tours

Small Group Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour

Small Group Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour
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from $58.00 per adult
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Last updated: Jul 9, 2020
A note from Small Group Punta Arenas Shore Excursion: Fort Bulnes and City Tour
Our group size is 10 people or less complying with the venue regulations during this post-Covid-19. Only 2 people per row, so if you are traveling with someone you are only with that person beside you.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19298P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Local bilingual guide • a hearty baked beef Chilean empanada (vegetarian option available). • Glass of wine • Transport by private vehicle • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
Entrance fee Museum Nao Victoria • Gratuities • Entrance fee Regional Salesian Museum • Entrance fee Cemetery Sara Braun • Fort Bulnes (Parque del Estrecho) • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Municipal • Entry/Admission - Nao Victoria Museo • Entry/Admission - Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Free cruise port pick-up and drop-off Free hotel pick-up and drop-off Free airport pick-up available. Must inquiry beforehand.
Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes Region
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Local bilingual guide • a hearty baked beef Chilean empanada (vegetarian option available). • Glass of wine • Transport by private vehicle • Fuel surcharge
Exclusions
Entrance fee Museum Nao Victoria • Gratuities • Entrance fee Regional Salesian Museum • Entrance fee Cemetery Sara Braun • Fort Bulnes (Parque del Estrecho) • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Municipal • Entry/Admission - Nao Victoria Museo • Entry/Admission - Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Free cruise port pick-up and drop-off Free hotel pick-up and drop-off Free airport pick-up available. Must inquiry beforehand.
Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas, Magallanes Region
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
It is recommended to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mirador Cerro De La Cruz
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Plaza Munoz Gamero
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Palacio Sara Braun
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Cementerio Municipal
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Nao Victoria Museo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Secreto de la Patagonia
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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4.5
17 reviews
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Youngtraveler36
2 contributions
Shore Excursión
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was a great day from beginning to end. We were picked up promptly from the port by our driver Roberto and tour guide Carmen. We were in a vehicle with 8 other people from our cruise, so it wasn’t crowded. Some in the group did not wish to go to the Fort so we started out with the city tour. Our young guide spoke great English and knew loads of information about the area. We loved the museum with the ship replicas and the local pastry shop where we were given free alfajores with dulce de leche. After we dropped off those that did not wish to go to the fort back at the port, we headed to Fort Bulnes. It was a 50 minute drive through the coast where you could see the Strait of Magellan. Before reaching the Fort we stopped to have baked empanadas with red wine, a nice touch. All in all we enjoyed the tour and paid less than half of what others on our cruise ship paid. I only wished we had more time at Fort Bulnes to have a cup of coffee with the beautiful view. Thank you Roberto and Carmen for a wonderful day.
Written March 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

n2brains
Knoxville, TN10 contributions
Great overview of Punta Arenas and all the highlights.
Mar 2020
Our guide Alexandra was knowledgeable and our driver Roberto was great. The tour included the Fort Bulnes museum, the cemetery, the main square of Punta Arenas and the Nao Victoria museum with the Magellan ship and replica of the Beagle ship. We did have to pay entrance fees with Chilean pesos. We were given a nice lunch stop with delicious empanada and wine at a very interesting and authentic local restaurant
Written March 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CAM1234567
2 contributions
Shore excursion
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were concerned because we booked the excursion at 9:00 am and our cruise ship delivered us to shore at 10:00, however, our guide Roberto was at the terminal smiling waiting for us. Because of the loss of time we had to shorten the tour. Roberto was flexible and very accommodating suggesting which stops were a must and which to cut out. He proved to be very knowledgeable, specially about geography and history. I highly recommend this excursion.

We were 8 in our group and the van provided was clean and comfortable, Roberto even provided some local pastries during a long drive to the fort that were delicious. A five star experience for sure.
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard L
Fredonia, NY16 contributions
Excursions were great, but there were some communication problems.
Feb 2020
Booking the excursions several months ahead for Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas with GV Tours was easy and I received confirmation right away. They specify that they will send a confirmation and meeting location details 30 days prior to the excursion.

30 days before I did receive the information about the Puerto Montt excursion, but even after sending several emails had no confirmation about the Punta Arenas tour. Finally, I read on TripAdvisor that someone with a similar problem used Instant Messenger to contact the company. I tried that and had an almost immediate response. This area of communication is one which the company could improve on. I don't know if the confirmations for the two ports is handled by two different offices or what the problem actually was, but it was a little unnerving to have emailed several times with no response.

The tours themselves were very good. Luis, our guide in Punta Arenas, was particularly enthusiastic. He was extremely informative and at one point even dressed in a costume to make our visit to an attraction even more interesting.

We saw a great deal in both locations at a much better price and in a smaller group than we would have had we booked a similar excursion with the ship.
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your time. I appreciate your feedback. We receive over 3,000 passengers every cruise season, so I am sorry if our e-mail responses have been a little slower than usual. We will make sure next season that we are on top of our game in that area so that we are at the same level as our excursions which you seemed to love. Thank you so much again for your review!
Written March 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine S
193 contributions
Better time management needed & bring Chilean pesos
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went as a private trip from cruise ship using Viator. There were 8 of us on the trip. We headed out to Fort Bulnes. The credit card machine only worked intermittently & they wouldn’t except dollars only a couple of us had Chilean pesos. It was the same in the museum gift shop. We must have spent over 40 minutes trying to get tickets for the park. We then decided to walk the 2 km to the fort. This again took time up & I think our guide should have stopped us doing that . The result of this episode meant we ran out of time for getting back to the ship. We didn’t go to the Sara Braun Palace & we drove to the Nao Victoria museum, but didn’t have time.
Our guide & driver were friendly, however, they needed to regulate us to ensure we saw everything. Also our guide needed more knowledge about eg how people lived, worked flora & fauna etc especially when we drove out to Fort Bulnes.
Addressing these 2 issues would make the tour good value for money, but for our group it was a little frustrating.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ozzie-Scot-2009
Prospect, Australia58 contributions
Okay
The tour started off ok, but soon went downhill!

The road in the national park was rough and full of pot holes. The driver actually ran off the road trying to avoid one. We were left leaning precariously over the edge. We had to climb out of the driver's door one by one. Luckily no one was hurt!

The sights and the museum in the national park were fine, but after this was quite boring. We left early and walked back to the ship ourselves.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there! I am so glad you mentioned the last part, now I know who you are because you were the only two passengers that never came back at the time the guide said to meet. Thanks to an e-mail that I received the day after your tour from another passenger in your group which said "Carmen did a great job yesterday, The couple that disappeared from our tour prior to going back to the ship did indeed walk back to the terminal and was on the tinder ship before we were, all was good! Thanks" So I guess not everyone in your vehicle didn't have a good time, but I am sorry you did. We cater to an average 5,000 passengers each year and we strive to please everyone but it doesn't always happen. Please know, we have NEVER had an accident with any of our vehicles, not once. What you stated of "leaning over the edge" is very misleading as you weren't over the edge of a hill or a cliff. Your lives were never in danger. The car went to the side of the road a little too far due to the heavy rain and huge pothole that the driver missed. Nevertheless, that should never happen again and I will inform my drivers about this incident so that doesn't happen again. I can definitely understand that it can be a scary experience and that is not what I want my customers to leave with. I appreciate taking the time to write to us and we wish you a great trip. Kind regards, Victoria Stein
Written February 12, 2020
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Marvin S
Overland Park, KS83 contributions
Small Group Punta Arenas
Carmen did an excellent job, unfortunately Princess Cruise lines are not open about when private tour attendees would be allowed on shore! The honesty and logistics was terrible.
The tour was worth the money, the 15 passenger bus was well maintained and comfortable for the 10 of us, the driver friendly and competent.
The vista at the Fort was great overview, and the Museum gave a good history of the Striates, in Spanish and English.
Would recommend the tour
Written February 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cindyjacox
San Antonio, TX100 contributions
Excellent tour of key sites
Feb 2020
We were very pleased with our tour of Punta Arenas, feeling that we saw the most important sites and learned a great deal about the history of this area. Our guide, Gerardo, was extremely informative, and both he and our driver, Fernando, were helpful and accommodating to my husband's mobility limitations. The tour was well-paced and we had plenty of time to spend at each stop.
Written February 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mat154
North Shields, UK28 contributions
Good tour with great guide
Jan 2020 • Friends
We did the tour from a cruise ship, we were picked up promptly at 8:30 although there was a bit of confusion about the pick up time with the other people on the tour , this could maybe be made a bit clearer. Our guide Guarado and driver Fernando were excellent, we visited Fort Bulnes first, stopping on the way to take photos of dolphins in the bay . Guarado was very informative. After we returned to Punta Arenas we had a tasty lunch , visited everywhere on our itinerary and returned to the cruise ship in plenty time . Overall it was a good tour made excellent by an interesting,informative, and very personable guide
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jackelene S
Georgetown, Texas, United States21 contributions
Excellent tour of Punta Arenas
Jan 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the small group shore excursion which took us to historical Fort Bulnes (extra $22 admission), the city, and the museums. Driver and guide were very knowledgeable and friendly. They stopped along the way so that we could see the dolphins frolicking and feeding along the shoreline. We had delicious wine, coffee, soda, and homemade empanadas and bread included in price during our lunch stop. The historical reconstructed ship museum was well worth the $7 extra admission. Total price was still way less than what the cruise ship charges. Highly recommended.
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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