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Michael the German Pirate

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Address: Avenidas Marina 821, Valparaiso, Chile
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+56 9 9948 2504

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 way to transfer to Valparaiso!

My brother and I contacted Michael about transferring us from Santiago to Valparaiso, taking in a few sights en route. He provided us with lots of advice leading up to our visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca A
St Austell, United Kingdom
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I contacted Michael about transferring us from Santiago to Valparaiso, taking in a few sights en route. He provided us with lots of advice leading up to our visit, from places to stay to sights worth seeing. He always answered all emails very quickly and was extremely knowledgeable and reassuring. He arrived in good time to collect... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had one full day in Santiago, Chile, before departing for our South American cruise. Not knowing much about the place and having one member of our party with limited mobility, we relied on Mr Arnold to design a city tour for us, as well arrange the transfer from our Santiago hotel to the Valparaiso cruise port the next... More 

Thank Suzanne C
St. John's, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Michael based on a comment on Cruise Critic. He gave us the best tour we have ever taken. His tours are very personal and he is very intuitive to our interests. He took us to places larger groups would never see. Our favourite memory of our time in Santiago and our 14 day cruise was having lunch in... More 

Thank dlvey
Tucson, Arizona
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Booked a tour and transfer from Santiago to our hotel in Vina Del Mar the day before our South America Cruise. Michael was prompt in letting us know about the tour/transfer and arrangements for airport pickup. We were met by Rafael at the airport and went sightseeing in the wine valley of Casablanca. We stopped at two wineries and got... More 

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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Michael was there to greet the 6 of us after we left our cruise ship. Since I was not the one that booked this excursion I had no idea what the plans were for the day. I had heard great things about him. What was nice is that he is able to adapt to road problems, weather... Since it was... More 

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118 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is an unusual review. My wife and I booked a private tour with Michael of Valparaiso and then a Wine tour. All fine and very straightforward. He didn't ask for an upfront payment saying he trusted people. Nice and unusual. We got to Chile and were travelling around elsewhere when we had to change the days of our trip... More 

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Canada Bay, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We recently arranged for a transfer from Santiago to Vina del Mar through Michael. We knew Boris would be our guide. Boris arrived just before our agreed time and we had great day. There were 4 of us with luggage so we needed a larger van . Jorge, our driver, had a new van which was great. We stopped at... More 

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Bancroft, Ontario
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We contacted Michael after rave reviews for his tour from friends. As he was not available, he recommended Boris and. ... how lucky we were!!! Boris, and driver, Jorge, picked us promptly at 10:00 am from our apartment in Santiago. Boris is one of the best guides we have ever had - very knowledgable, entertaining, speaks excellent English. Jorge expertly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We booked a walking tour for half a day around Valparaiso and promptly at 9:00 a.m. Boris our guide met us at our hotel. Boris was funny, knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. His knowledge of all the little back streets of Valparaiso was impressive to say the least. In the 3 hours we covered a lot of the upper area... More 

Thank Dianewaling
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had a fantastic day with Boris. He gave us a walking tour of the wall art in Cerro Alegre and Concepcion, a trolley ride to a food market, a metro trip, a tour of the Plaza Sotomayor quarter and then a great lunch. Boris is a real personality, a talented chef, a raconteur with a unique insight into this... More 

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