6. Valparaíso tour and Casablanca wine tasting experience
We start this experience visiting this unique and vibrant Fish Market where you can see the boats arriving with the fresh fish and seafood. I invite you to explore this fishing cove, where you’ll get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly-caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen's banter. Then we'll scout two of the most famous and eclectic hills: Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre. Afterwards, you will enjoy local cuisine inspired by the fresh seafood & fish, seasonal produce and fine coastal white wines in one of the various restaurants nestled in these picturesque hills. Quaint hillside 'ascensores' (funiculars) will bring you up into the city's steep hills, where a maze of narrow streets and alleys reveals brightly colored buildings, bohemian cafes, elegant restaurants, and of course we'll explore the street art on these vibrant hidden alleyways. *Itinerary: You'll get picked up in the morning at Santiago (or Valparaíso, or Viña del Mar) 1) Fish Market (Caleta Portales) Stop: 50 minutes -Enjoy visiting this Fish Market just by the ocean where fisherman line their old and colourful boats side by side selling their daily catch. 2) Templeman Lane Stop: 25 minutes -This is the beginning of this unique walking tour where the street art on the walls is constantly surprising us with its majesty. You'll know the famous "Red Door" in this lane. 3) Paseo Galvez Stop: 20 minutes -More murals and also many handcrafts shops available to see more about Chilean artisans. Learn about our national stone "Lapis-lazuli". 4) Paseo Gervasoni Stop: 20 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture and street art. 5) Ascensor Concepción (elevator/lift) Stop: 20 minutes - A short but steep ride down and back to the original point. We'll also walk on downtown streets to see the relevant architecture of the early 1900s. 6) Paseo Atkinson Stop: 15 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture, street art and musicians performing their instruments. 7) Piano keyboard stairway Stop: 10 minutes -Take photos of this iconic stairway that resembles a piano keyboard. 8) Paseo Dimalow Stop: 15 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture and street art 9) Sotomayor Square (pass by) -We'll visit the main Valparaíso square where it's possible to see the building of the Chilean Navy Headquarters and the monument of the heroes of the Pacific Ocean War. 10) Lunch break (not included in the price of this tour), and after lunch we'll head towards Casablanca Valley to visit one of the most relevant and important wineries in Chile. 11) Visit to Bodegas RE (Casablanca) Stop: 1 hour and 15 minutes -Guided tour and tasting of 3 wines: RE Pinotel - RE Doble - RE Cabergnan plus a board of bread, cheese, dehydrated fruit, olives, RE olive oil and RE balsamic wine. -Visit to the garden of ancestral varieties, the liquor room and the underground cellar of oak barrels with the massive clay fermentation amphoras. 12) Back to the hotel and drop off.