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Valparaiso, Chile Luxury Cruises

Well known for its bohemian culture, pastel coloured houses, and amazing shoreline, Valparaiso is a stunning port based on the pacific coast of Central Chile. The hilly streets of the township, well served by escalator cars that zig zag across the various districts, provide amazing views across the bay. These metro cars, commonly known as ascensores (inclines) cost little more than 60 US cents but offer up panoramic views, as well as a nimble way to go between the numerous intriguing districts packed into Valparaiso.

With crumbling mansions, beautiful hills, and colourful sloped housing districts painted in every conceivable shade, touring Valparaiso has unexpected scenic delights around every corner. Miles away from the central capital of Santiago, this beguiling port is a unique city in both architecture and attractions, that will enrapture cruisers who are bored of the more modernised regions of South America. Valparaiso is an untamed yet friendly township that has long resisted becoming another run-of-the-mill port. With a thrilling escape from the mundane on offer, cruisers will find themselves bewitched by the unexpected charm of this spontaneous city.

Sightseeing in Valparaiso

La Sebastiana

The most famous resident of the bountiful Valparaiso district of Bellavista was Pablo Neruda, an artist of unimaginable flair and ambitious scope, who considered the chaotic delights of the township a home away from home. His former home, La Sebastiana, rests at the top of one of Valparaiso's many hills, and is host to a multitude of floors. Visitors are free to explorer the famous artist's house freely, looking out from the windows to be granted a stunning view of the harbour, as well observing the artist's chaotic collection of glasswork, furniture and artwork. A truly remarkable stroll into the past awaits cruisers who make the trip.

Plaza Sotomayor

This striking plaza is the naval heart of the city, and has been for some time. A wonderful waterfront features an extremely helpful tourist kiosk, as well as a sprawling market which is populated by friendly locals. Small boats offer tours of the harbour for a slight price, giving tourists a fantastic view of the numerous military boats that consider the harbour their home port. Notable sights include the Naval Command Building and the Monumento a los Heroes de Iquiqe, a fascinating subterranean museum.

Parque Cultural Ex-Carcel

An architectural marvel, this former prison site is filled with the crumbling remains of cellblocks and exercise yards that are still standing after decades, as well as huge wall spaces which are coated in graffiti. This enduring cultural centre is soon to become a massive arts centre, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Cruisers can reach this incredible historical site by hiking up the Subida Cumming.

Shopping in Valparaiso

For unique silver jewellery, head to the Art in Silver Workshop, which offers unusual pieces with unique designs, ranging from earrings to necklaces. For the curious and adventurous, make a stop at Antiguedades El Abuelo, an eccentric boutique store that offers historical antiques and relics for Chile's past.

Eating Out in Valparaiso

A unique experience await diners at the Bijoux restaurant, as a homely hideaway belies a fantastic local eatery which works on a unusual principle- rather than offer a menu, a chef greets you at your table and discusses the catch of the day with you, and how best you would like them prepared. What this creates is a beguiling, entirely personal experience, with a quality chef improvising Chilean dishes according to your tastes. 

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1 Argentina, Chile & Peru
02 March 2020 - 21 nights

Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | Montevideo, Uruguay | Montevideo, Uruguay | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Coquimbo | Iquique | Pisco (San Martin) | Lima (Callao) more

Fly Cruise £3029pp
Cruise Only £2169pp
2 Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn
27 October 2020 - 14 nights

Santiago | Santiago | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Laguna San Rafael | Tortel, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Punta Arenas, Chile | Seno Agostini | Seno Garibaldi | Seno Agostini | Seno Garibaldi | Cape Horn | Puerto Williams | Ushuaia | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | UK more

Fly Cruise £8319pp
3 Valparaíso to Buenos Aires
27 October 2020 - 27 nights

Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Ushuaia | Buenos Aires | UK more

Fly Cruise £16279pp
4 Grand South America
07 January 2021 - 69 nights

Ft. Lauderdale | Cozumel Quintana Roo Mexico | Belize City | Roatan | Puerto Limon | San Blas Islands | Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama | Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama | Guayaquil | Guayaquil | Salaverry | Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Coquimbo | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Stanley, Falkland Islands | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | Itajai, Brazil | Ilhabela | Paraty, Brazil | Buzios | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Rio De Janeiro | Salvador | Recife | Fortaleza | Ile Royale | Bridgetown | Saint George | Castries | St John's, Antigua And Barbuda | Gustavia, St. Barthelemy | San Juan | San Juan | Ft. Lauderdale more

Fly Cruise £33249pp
Cruise Only £33249pp
5 Lima to Buenos Aires
23 January 2021 - 22 nights

Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Coquimbo | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Stanley, Falkland Islands | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise £8259pp
Cruise Only £8259pp
6 Grand Southern Expedition
30 January 2021 - 52 nights

Ushuaia | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland Islands | Tortel, Chile | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Puerto Montt | Niebla | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), 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, Tahiti | Bora Bora | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Aitutaki, Cook Islands, New Zealand | Palmerston | Apia | Apia | Somosomo, Taveuni | Lautoka more

Fly Cruise £31919pp
Cruise Only £31919pp
7 Lima (Callao) to Punta Arenas
28 October 2021 - 17 nights

Lima (Callao) | Paracas | Arica | Antofagasta, Chile | Isla Pan De Acuzar | Coquimbo | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Tortel, Chile | Punta Arenas, Chile more

Fly Cruise £8289pp
Cruise Only £8289pp
8 Valparaiso to Ushuaia
29 October 2021 - 12 nights

Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Chiloe Island, Chile | Tortel, Chile | English Narrows Chilean Fjord | Albero De Agostini | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia more

Fly Cruise £7089pp
Cruise Only £7089pp
9 Peru & Chile Voyage
23 January 2022 - 10 nights

Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica | Iquique | Coquimbo | Valpraiso ( For Santiago), Chile. | Santiago (San Antonio) | Santiago (San Antonio) more

Fly Cruise £2899pp
Cruise Only £1919pp
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