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Chile: Santiago and the vineyards

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With a backdrop of snow-draped Andean peaks in a sunny fertile valley, Chile’s huge capital lies at the heart of the country. A multi-layered place of contrasting neighbourhoods it is worth getting to know.

There’s a tiny colonial heart which displays an often poignant history, offset by the glittering malls, skyscrapers and shady boulevards of a modern economy. Interspersed are European-style centres for shopping and eating out such as Italianate Bellavista and newly vibrant, villagey localities among which is trendy Lastarría. The surrounding Mediterranean landscape is the perfect setting for vineyards and wineries producing Chile’s well respected wines.

Our holidays to Santiago and the vineyards

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Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park

Active Chile: Hiking, cycling and kayaking in the lake district and Patagonia

Private journey

13 days from £3,375pp

Signature Southern Chile, Argentine and Brazil: Natural Wonders of Patagonia

Signature Southern Chile, Argentina and Brazil: Natural wonders of Patagonia and the Iguazu Falls

Private journey

16 days from £4,932pp

Torres del Paine National Park Chile

Nandu: Peaks and plains of Patagonia

Group tour

21 days from £3,478pp

Atacama desert

Signature Chile: Atacama Desert to Patagonian glaciers

Private journey

13 days from £4,118pp

Things to do in Santiago and the vineyards

Go Skiing

Go skiing in Chile

Bike Tour of Old Santiago

Bike tour of Old Santiago


Vineyards of the Andes

Vineyards of the Andes self-drive

Historic Santiago

Historic Santiago walking tour

What our experts say

Frequently overlooked, Santiago has a lot to offer. Two of my favourite places are the seafood restaurants of the renowned Mercado Central (Central Market), where is tradition amongst young party revellers to nurse a hangover with a Caldillo de Congrio (conger-eel soup) at around 6 am amongst other things, and the historical quarter of Avenida Italia, which in the last 5 five years has experienced such a revival that you can now find all sort of antique and artisan shops – clothes, shoes, furniture, etc – as well as great cafes and restaurants.

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

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