Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Valparaiso is a major port and the second largest city in Chile. It is 120km west of the capital, Santiago de Chile. This blue collar city is full of colorful clapboard houses and Victorian mansions built on a circle of steep hills. This stunning panorama is backed by the distant snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera.

Valparaiso has many things to offer the tourist, including great shopping, fine dining, theatre, museums, orchestral and band performances, festivals and sports events. Almost everything is within walking distance, and Valparaiso is located less than two hours from downtown Chicago. Valparaiso is also well known for its raucous nightlife, as sailors’ bars and bordellos line the winding, hilly streets.

Things to see and do

* Funiculars (ascending railways)
* Naval Maritime Museum
* Cielo Abierto open air museum
* Colorful clapboard houses

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chilean peso (Ch$)
Language – Spanish and Portuguese
Land Area - 15,403.2 km2 (Santiago)
Population – 300,000 +
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – +56

Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Muelle Prat, which is within walking distance to town.

Transport Links – The closest airport is Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) in Santiago, which offers extensive domestic and international service.

There is a new metro/train that runs from Valparaiso to Viña del Mar and other surrounding communities. Taxis (called "colectivos") run on fixed routes, and are a very common mode of transport between (and inside of) Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and other surrounding areas.

You can easily get to Valparaiso by bus from Santiago. The trip takes less than two hours and there is a wide choice of bus companies and departure times.

To get around Valparaiso you can catch a bus, taxis or subway.

Cruises departing Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Fridtjof Nansen, 17 Night Ex Valparaiso (santiago), Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 02 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fridtjof Nansen.

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Silver Cloud, South America Ex Valparaiso To Punta Arenas

Departure: 05 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Cloud Expedition

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 22 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 25 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Msc Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 36 Night Ex Valparaiso,chile To Sydney, Australia

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia.

36 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Poesia

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Msc Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 79 Night Ex Valparaiso,chile To Civitavecchia, Italy

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia.

79 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Poesia

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Msc Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 80 Night Ex Valparaiso,chile To Genoa, Italy

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia.

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Msc Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 81 Night Ex Valparaiso,chile To Marseille, France

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia.

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Msc Poesia, World Cruise 2022 - 82 Night Ex Valparaiso,chile To Barcelona, Spain

Departure: 10 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Poesia.

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Silver Cloud, World Cruise Sector South Pacific Islands Ex Valparaiso To Papeete (tahiti)

Departure: 12 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

22 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Cloud Expedition

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 28 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Roald Amundsen , 17 Night Ex Valparaiso (santiago), Chile To Puntarenas,costa Rica

Departure: 03 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Roald Amundsen .

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Fram, In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Santiago

Departure: 16 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas aboard Fram.

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Roald Amundsen, Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 22 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Roald Amundsen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Roald Amundsen.

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Fridtjof Nansen, Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 23 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fridtjof Nansen.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Fridtjof Nansen.

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Silver Explorer, South America Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 13 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Explorer

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Silver Wind, South America Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 18 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Wind

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Silver Whisper, Tahiti Ex Valparaiso To Papeete (tahiti)

Departure: 02 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

20 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Whisper

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 18 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Infinity, Patagonia & Argentina Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 02 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Celebrity Cruises Cruise Ship: Celebrity Infinity.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Infinity.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 21 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 24 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands Ex Valparaiso To Papeete (tahiti)

Departure: 18 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

25 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Explorer

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Infinity, Patagonia & Argentina Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 23 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Celebrity Cruises Cruise Ship: Celebrity Infinity.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Infinity.

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Silver Wind, South America Ex Valparaiso To Puerto Williams

Departure: 01 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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