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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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Better than Ship Transfer!

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doreen A
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
19 attraction reviews
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 

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6 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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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of doing a walking tour with my family with Boris who works for Michael the german pirate. We did a walking tour of Valparaiso and it was fantastic. Boris took us to all these beautiful little areas, hidden gems we wouldn't have found on our own and did a great job of explaining the area and... More 

Thank awaling
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We wanted a transfer from Santiago to Valparaiso before our cruise with some stops along the way for sightseeing. Boris was our assigned guide, in part because he lives in and is so passionate about Valparaiso. He is a character himself, has his own cookbook which we've since ordered from the large global online shopping site, and really goes out... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We requested a tour guide to show us highlights of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, to tour the wine country and do lunch enroute to Santiago, to drop one couple off at a Santiago hotel and take the second couple to the Santiago airport. Our tour guide, Boris, was exceptional!! We were picked up at the port of Valparaiso after... More 

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