Madeira & The Azores

Madeira – São Miguel – Graciosa – Corvo – Faial – Terceira – São Jorge – Santa Maria – Madeira (12 Days)

Fares From £4,595 pp

MADEIRA & THE AZORES CRUISE SUMMARY

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.

CRUISING ON WORLD VOYAGER

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Arrive Funchal, Madeira

Fly from London to Funchal. Board World Voyager.

 

Day 2 – Funchal, Madeira

Exotic fruits and colourful flowers welcome you to Madeira! The imposing Sé Cathedral, culinary delights in the charming market hall, dreamlike views and the exotic variety of plants in the Jardim Botânico ensure that you will not forget your visit to the island’s capital Funchal.

 

Day 3: At Sea

A chance for you to enjoy everything World Voyager has to offer, including the open decks and swimming pool, gym & spa, restaurants, public lounges, library, auditorium, running track and so much more!

Day 4 – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores

Drive through the Portas da Cicade into the picturesque old town of Ponta Delgada and marvel at the imposing church Igreja Matriz de São Sebastião. The beautiful botanical garden and the impressive cave Gruta do Carvão invite you to experience unforgettable nature, away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life, on the Azores island of São Miguel.

 

Day 5 – Praia, Graciosa, Azores

The imposing rocks of the enchanting Azores island of Graciosa rise majestically from the crystal-clear water. Again and again, the rocks are crisscrossed by lush green fields, forming a picturesque landscape backdrop around the tranquil town of Praia with its two picturesque restored windmills.

 

Day 6 – Horta, Faial, Azores

Picturesque colonial-style buildings and colourfully painted quay walls with maritime motifs welcome you to Horta. Let yourself drift and experience the capital of the Azores island of Faial in all its glory!

 

Day 7 – Horta, Faial, Azores

Spend an extra day in Faial, a favourite stop off port for Transantlantic yacht crossings. Experience the maritime history of this special special island and it’s capital Horta.

 

Day 8 – Praia da Vitoria, Azores

Ship at anchor

Admire the pretty island church of Igreja da Misercórdia and the historic old town of Praia da Vitoria before enjoying some relaxing time off on the gorgeous beaches of the Azores island of Terceira!

 

Day 9 – Velas, São Jorge, Azores

Ship at anchor

The mountain ridge rises majestically on the picturesque Azores island of São Jorge. Explore the island’s landmarks from the tranquil town of Velas: More than 50 “Fajãs”, small coastal plains formed by landslides and lava flows at the foot of the lush green steep slopes, enchant visitors from all over the world with their beauty!

 

Day 10 – Vila do Porto, Azores

Ship at anchor

Stroll through the picturesque town of Vila do Porto and be enchanted by the many historic buildings. Explore the beautiful nature and stunning scenery of the tranquil Azores island of Santa Maria.

 

Day 11: At Sea

A chance for you to enjoy everything World Voyager has to offer, including the open decks and swimming pool, gym & spa, restaurants, public lounges, library, auditorium, running track and so much more!

 

Day 12 – Funchal, Madeira Madiera & The Azores nicko cruises uk

Disembark for your return journey home

Transfers abroad are not included in the package price but can booked at an extra cost. Shore excursions are available at a supplement and can be pre-booked, approximately 30 days prior to departure, or booked onboard.

16 May – 27 May 2023

 

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin and are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. Cruise only options and single supplements are available on request. Tailor-made transfers can be booked at a supplement. Please call our Reservations Team for up to date pricing and availability.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Evening in Funchal on the Flower Island of Madeira
  • The Seven Cities Lagoon, one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders
  • Overnight on Faial, for the chance to enjoy some local specialities in the evening
  • The dramatic landscape of São Jorge
  • Jeep safari across Santa Maria, home to the best beaches in the Azores

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

or email

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Return economy flights from London
    • All meals on board
    • Classic drinks package including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (Premium upgrade available at a supplement)
    • Gratuities
    • WiFi
    • Bathrobes
    • Coffee machine
    • Refillable premium drinks bottle
    • Nightly onboard entertainment
    • Guest speaker programme
    • Baggage handling and port fees
    • Full ATOL financial protection

    Additional Charges

    • Overseas transfers
    • Shore excursions
    • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)
    • Regional flight supplements
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