The island archipelago of the Azores has long been a dream destination for many travellers. Discover its highlights on this 12-day cruise that begins on Madeira, with the chance to enjoy a panoramic trip to the island’s spectacular botanical gardens.
São Miguel offers the craterous lake of Lagoa do Fogo, followed by the beautiful waterfall of Caldeira Velha, where the thermal pools are perfect for bathing.
The twin lakes of Lagoa das Sete Cidades, in the crater of a long dormant volcano, are a verdant idyl truly befitting of the island’s nickname, Ilha Verde; or choose to visit the crater of Furnas, where you may like to try a traditional local dish that is prepared using natural volcanic steam.
On the White Island of Graciosa, book a panoramic journey to the volcanic vent of Furna do Enxofre, one of the largest lava caves in the world, or discover how the Azore’s famous Queijada da Graciosa pastries and Aguardente brandy are made, before enjoying a tasting.
Go off-road on a jeep safari across the rugged island of Faial, to the lava fields of the Capelinhos volcano.
On Terceira Island, volcanic caves and local wine await, as does the historic capital city of Angra do Heroísm. Or take a scenic hike through the coastal forests of Agualva.
On São Jorge, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a panoramic drive to the most breathtaking sights, followed by a visit to a cheese dairy with a tasting session. Or hike from the lagoon of Caldeira do Santo Cristo to the spectacular coastal cliffs of Fajã dos Cubres.
Explore the “sunny island” of Santa Maria on a Jeep safari and relax with another full day at sea, giving you more time to enjoy all the world-class amenities of your ship.