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Free Walking Tour of Valparaiso
Activities in Valparaíso

Free Walking Tour of Valparaiso

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  • English and Spanish
  • 3 hours

Explore the best of Valparaiso on this free walking tour. Delve deep into its history as you stroll down colourful Bohemian streets and enjoy spectacular views from its steep hills.

Valparaiso Free Walking Tour Itinerary

Begin your free walking tour of Valparaiso near the port, in a square called Plaza Sotomayor, where you'll find the National Council of Culture and the Arts. From here, you'll commence your journey through the history of the fascinating Chilean city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Strolling down to the waterfront, you'll learn all about Valparaiso's Golden Age during the 19th century, when its role as a major seaport became fundamental to Chile's economic development. Hop on board a traditional trolleybus (ticket not included), and enjoy the relaxing ride to one of Valparaiso's funiculars. With so many hills in the city, it has had over thirty different funiculars and elevators throughout its history, most of which were built between the 19th and 20th centuries.

You'll climb onto a funicular (ticket not included), which will take you to the highest part of the city: Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepcion. Admire the beautiful Bohemian streets in this district, and the colourful houses, infinite staircases, luxury hotels and diverse churches perched upon steep hills.

Immerse yourself in Valparaiso's artistic side as you wander past vibrant street art, taking you to another world. Finally, you'll head down to the "Plan", as the flat part of the city is known, where your free walking tour will come to an end back in Plaza Sotomayor.

You decide the price!

Our tour guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of the tour you'll be invited to pay the price you think the tour deserves.

Important information

  • It is not possible to reserve this tour for groups larger than 6 people.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of three children per adult.


See more of Valparaiso!

We've got more walking tours of Valparaiso: choose from our Free Alternative Tour of Valparaiso and our Free Tour of Pablo Neruda's Valparaiso to see more of the fascinating Chilean city!


Adults Children under 12 years old
Free walking tour in English

Free walking tour in English

  • Adults

  • Children under 12 years old


More Information


3 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


English and Spanish speaking guide.

Not included

Ticket for the metro (100 CLP).

Bus ticket.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (2:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

Plaza Sotomayor.


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.