Santiago and the Vineyards

historic buildings, sparkling skyscrapers, fascinating museums and scenic viewpoints

Backed by snowy Andean Mountains, Chile’s modern capital Santiago offers an eclectic mix of historic buildings, sparkling skyscrapers, fascinating museums and scenic viewpoints. Then, if you have a taste for fine wines, you can venture into the surrounding winelands.

A lively metropolis studded with galleries, fine dining and stylish hotels, there’s more to Santiago than first meets the eye. You can get under the skin of the city by exploring its barrios on foot, such as the atmospheric Lastarria quarter which is filled with museums, colourful markets and artistic cafes. A must for any visitor is to hike or take a cable car up to Cerro San Cristobal for unsurpassed views over the city.

Beyond Santiago lies a scenic region of lush, fertile valleys and wine estates that provide the perfect respite from the bustle of the city. Here you will be able to tour and taste some of the country’s most renowned wines, whilst discovering the secrets of the wine-making process from vine to bottle.

But it’s not all about the wines. Staying in luxurious boutique hotels or charming colonial haciendas, you will also be able to enjoy wonderful hospitality, delicious local cuisine and excursions in the photogenic countryside. You’ll be able to explore on horseback, by bicycle or on foot, and in the evening, retire to watch the sun setting over the vineyards.

If you’ve been inspired, speak to any of our Chile experts about a tailor-made itinerary.

  • It was an extraordinary, wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you to everyone.

    EE, Kenya & Zanzibar, 2014