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Michael the German Pirate

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Address: Avenidas Marina 821, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 9 9948 2504
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Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten...

Tailor-made private tours in Valparaiso and its surrounds off the beaten path and at your own pace.

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Fantastic introduction to Valparaiso. Would do again anytime

We landed in Santiago in the early morning and MIchael was there to meet us as arranged. He first drove us to his apartment in Valparaiso, where we ditched our luggage for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
Peggy B
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We landed in Santiago in the early morning and MIchael was there to meet us as arranged. He first drove us to his apartment in Valparaiso, where we ditched our luggage for safety's sake and then spent the day exploring this amazing city. Loved the stops, hearing about the many places, seeing the street art and more. On the way... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We just got back from a tour with Michael which included drop off in Santiago. The day was a blast - we learned a ton about Valparaiso and the history of the area, saw great art and fat sea lions, and even toured the fish market. Michael was able to get us a tour that I was excited about, but... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

They pick us up at cruise ship and took 5 of us on great tour of Valpo , then to a winery on the way to Santiago. Took my wife and I to our hotel and the others to the airport. Highly recommend this!

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2 Thank LarryLen
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

4 couples had time from Valparaiso to see the wine country and also to visit the old part of valparaiso, so Michael took us. He and driver were there early, got us all loaded, and showed us a really nice day. We had options for lunch, casual or more wine-oriented; and he arranged two wine tastings at Casablanca wineries. Excellent... More 

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3 Thank Lauramcw
Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Michael was great from the first email contact through getting us prepared for the rest of our vacation. Wish we had more time to spend with him and learn about the Valparaiso area. He definitely went above and beyond what we expected.

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Waterloo, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Booked a tour at almost last minute but Mike was incredibly efficient and got us a van for 8 with an excellent tour guide. Wonderful tour of Valparaiso and Vina w chef Boris as a tour guide. Wow!!! Caroline was also incredibly nice and generous. An excellent group to book your tours if in area. All 8 of us were... More 

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Punta Gorda, Fl
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We arrived via Celebrity Infinity and we were picked up and given excellent 9 hour tour of Valpariso and 2 wineries with drop at Santiago Airport. He could not have been any more patient and helpful.

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1 Thank Bob1436
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Michael is the real deal. Picked us up for our private tour in Santiago to take us to Valparaiso to meet up with the cruise ship. He took us to two great wineries in Casablanca valley (Vina Mar excellent) a crazy wine supermarket and a great tour of Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso. Well worth the money. Thank you Michael!

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Angola, Indiana
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

My husband and I arranged for a private transfer with Michael, the German Pirate, from Santiago to Valparaiso two days in advance of a cruise. We wanted to tour between the cities on the transfer day, and then tour Valparaiso. For a very reasonable amount (compared to the cruise ship), He picked us up at the San. airport, took us... More 

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London, Uni
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Michael was a great tour guide and he also helped organise a few things for us including a place for NYE and a great cooking course with Boris (highly reccommend). The tour was flexible to what we wanted to do & see. We really enjoyed all the history, and saw a lot of valpariso which we would have otherwise totally... More 

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