Castro, Chile Luxury Cruises

The curving natural harbour of Castro lies just off the coast of Chile on the picturesque island of Chiloe, marked by distinctive, brightly-coloured wooden houses that stand on tall stilts in the bay. This fishing town is surrounded by breathtaking views of the sea and the rolling hills beyond, and the urban area hides its fare share of treasures too.

Sightseeing in Castellon de la Plana

There are plenty of attractions in this charming destination, in particular some incredible all-wood architecture in the region's churches and cathedral. The island's national parkland is a sightseeing must, as is the area's important museum devoted to the nation's contemporary art:

Castro Cathedral

The striking, canary-yellow wooden cathedral on the Plaza de Castro is a landmark you can't miss during your time in the city. Built at the turn of the last century, the structure makes for an equally impressive sight on the inside – all the columns, arches, domes and architectural flourishes being made entirely of bare wood. The cathedral's unique construction sets it apart from others in the country, and has made it a national monument – but there are also many other churches in the region well worth  seeing.  A shore excursion may well include a tour of these churches, often made entirely of wood using traditional ship-building techniques.

Chileo National Park

The vast, untouched expanses of this beautiful parkland make it an incredible place to see Chile at its wildest. Take a guided excursion across grassland and through rich forest, full of spectacular local wildlife. The park resides in the Lakeland region of Chiloe Island, where vast grasslands, distant snow-tipped mountains and still lakes make the ideal place to get away from it all. Enjoy a gentle stroll along boardwalks, and magnificent views of the cliffs and coast beyond.

Castro Modern Art Museum

Pay a visit to this spacious wood-shingle museum in the heart of Castro's parkland for a look at the forerunners in Chile's contemporary visual expression. The museum as an entity was born out of necessity, when it became clear in the late eighties that there was nowhere for modern Chilean art to be housed. The building resides in a small, independently funded complex surrounded by green space; what better location to slow down and take in the visual ideas of modern Chilean artists?

Shopping in Castellon de la Plana

There's plenty to see and do around Castro and the surrounding area, but make sure you leave some time for a little shopping too. Clothing accounts for much of the souvenir trade in the city, with locally-made woollen gloves, jumpers and ponchos being particular favourites. Alternatively, you may be able to pick up traditional baskets and other crafts, or even a good bottle of the local spirit.

Eating Out in Castellon de la Plana

The city offers a fantastic choice of fine dining, from traditional Chilean eats featuring freshly caught salmon and abalone, to vegetarian options and even sushi, if you're looking for some more international fare. Expect first-class service and spectacular views of the wide surrounding bay and the hillsides beyond, often accompanied by local music.

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1 Call(Lima) to Buenos Aires
30 October 2019 - 25 nights

Lima (Callao) | Paracas, Peru | Arica | Antofagasta | Isla Pan De Acuzar | Coquimbo | Valparaiso, Chile | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Tortel, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Deseado | Camarones, Argentina | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£13579pp
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2 Valparaiso to Ushuaia
23 November 2019 - 12 nights

Valparaiso, Chile | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Natales, Chile | Puerto Natales, Chile | Puerto Natales, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia more

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3 Holiday Antarctica,Petagonia &South Georgia Island
19 December 2019 - 24 nights

Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | South Georgia | South Georgia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Gulf Of Corcovado | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Montt | Santiago (San Antonio) more

Fly Cruise£12729pp
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4 Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia
12 January 2020 - 21 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£9049pp
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5 Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia
02 February 2020 - 21 nights

Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Port Stanley | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Montt | Santiago (San Antonio) more

Fly Cruise£10989pp
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6 Callao to Buenos Aires
06 February 2020 - 20 nights

Callao, Peru | Callao, Peru | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Valparaiso, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Stanley Island, Australia | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£11539pp
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7 Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia
23 February 2020 - 21 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£9599pp
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8 Antarctica & Amazon Isles
23 February 2020 - 57 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem | Manaus | Manaus | Manaus | Boca Dos Botos | Parintins | Santarem | Guajara, Barzil | Devils Island, French Guiana | Bridgetown | Fort De France | Basseterre | Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I | San Juan, Puerto Rico | Miami, Florida more

Fly Cruise£17819pp
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9 Antarctica & Amazon Isles
23 February 2020 - 42 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Ilhabela (Sao Sebastiao), Brazil | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Armacao Dos Buzios | Recife | Natal | Santarem | Manaus | Manaus more

Fly Cruise£14579pp
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10 Ushuaia to Valparaiso
04 March 2020 - 14 nights

Ushuaia | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Albero De Agostini | Ainsworth Bay, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Natales, Chile | Tortel, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Montt | Niebla | Valparaiso, Chile more

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11 Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn
27 October 2020 - 16 nights

Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | UK more

Fly Cruise£7729pp
12 Valparaíso to Buenos Aires
27 October 2020 - 27 nights

Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | Valparaiso, Chile | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Ushuaia | Buenos Aires | UK more

Fly Cruise£16279pp
13 Lima to Ushuaia
28 October 2020 - 19 nights

Lima (Callao) | Paracas, Peru | Arica | Antofagasta | Valparaiso, Chile | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Tortel, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia more

Fly Cruise£8639pp
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14 Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia
29 November 2020 - 21 nights

Santiago (San Antonio) | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Gulf Of Corcovado | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£13489pp
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15 Lima to Buenos Aires
23 January 2021 - 22 nights

Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Coquimbo | Valparaiso, Chile | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Port Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£8149pp
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16 The Unchartered World Tour - Ushuaia to Tromso
30 January 2021 - 167 nights

Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica | South Shetland Islands | Tortel, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Montt | Niebla | Valparaiso, Chile | Robinson Crusoe Island | Alexander Selkirk Island, Chile | Easter Island | Easter Island | Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands | Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marguesas Island | Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands | Fakarava | Rangiroa | Moorea | Papeete | Bora Bora | Rarotonga | Aitutaki, Cook Islands | Palmerston | Apia | Apia | Somosomo, Taveuni | Lautoka | Pentecost Island | Ambrym Island, Vanuatu | Champagne Bay | Santa Ana, Solomon Islands | Rabaul | Garove Island, Papua New Guinea | Madang (Papua New Guinea) | Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea | Dobu Island | Dei Dei Hot Springs, Fergusson Island | Samarai And Kwato | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | King George | Hunter River | Hunter River | Buccaneer Archipelago | Ende, Flores | Kalabahi (Takpala), Indonesia | Pulau Kital | Anano Island, Indonesia | Bau-Bau, Indonesia | Palopo, South Sulawesi | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Anak Krakatoa, Indonesia | Karimunjawa Archipelago - Java, Indonesia | Padang,Sumatra For Cupek, Indonesia | Bawemataluwo, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Belawan, Indonesia | Galle | Colombo | Kochi (Cochin) | Kochi (Cochin) | Goa (Mormugao) | Muscat | Sur | Salalah | Safaga | Rhodes | Symi | Naxos | Folegandros | Piraeus | Monemvasia | Itea, Greece | Nafpaktos | Ksamil | Sousse | Porto Empedocle (Sicily), Italy | Trapani, Sicily, Italy | Cagliari | Bejaia, Algeria | Seville | Seville | Portimao | Lisbon | Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal | La Coruna | Saint-Malo | Honfleur | London (Tower Bridge), UK | London (Tower Bridge), UK | St Peter Port | St Mary's Isles Of Scilly, United Kingdom | Tresco, Isles Of Scilly | Pembroke, United Kingdom | Iona | Fort William, Scotland | St. Kilda, Scotland | Vestmannaey Island | Surtsey | Reykjavik | Latrabjarg Cliffs | Dyjandi | Vigur Island | Akureyri | Jan Mayen | Svalbard Archipelago | Svalbard Archipelago | Svalbard Archipelago | Svalbard Archipelago | Gjesvaerstappan, Norway | Skarsvag | Tromso more

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