Azores Island Discovery

Resort: Azores Island Discovery
Operator: Saga
Destination: Madeira
Price From: £1829.00

Discover the islands of the Azores in autumn

Embark on a bit of Atlantic island hopping as autumn approaches on this cruise to the Azores. Admire the lush volcanic landscapes of three of the islands as you chart their rich colonial heritage, then take some time to taste madeira in Madeira and port in Oporto before cruising home.

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Drinks package*
  • Gratuities to housekeeping and restaurant staff
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Room service
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Shuttle bus at selected ports
  • Porterage of luggage

*Drinks package includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails.

Itinerary

30/09/2017
Liverpool, England

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Liverpool, embark Boudicca. Depart late afternoon.

01/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

02/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

03/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

04/10/2017
Praia da Vitoria, Azores

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late night. Arrive in the beautiful Azores when you call at Praia da Vitoria today. Once heavily fortified, parts of the old town wall can still be seen, along with the Fort of Santa Catarina, built to protect the natural harbour.

05/10/2017
Horta, Azores

Arrive early morning on October 5. Depart late afternoon on October 6. Horta is situated on Faial Island, characterised by its volcanic landscape, lush valleys and shimmering lakes. The harbour of Horta is famous amongst sailors who frequent this port on transatlantic adventures. Make the most of your time here with an overnight mooring.

07/10/2017
Ponta Delgada, Azores

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon. The main town on the island of San Miguel, Ponta Delgada has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and dates back over 500 years. It has many fine buildings – a reminder that this was once an important staging post between Europe and the Americas.

08/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

09/10/2017
Funchal, Madeira

Arrive early morning. Depart late afternoon. Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a mild climate that fills this ‘floating garden’ with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

10/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

11/10/2017
Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

Arrive early afternoon. Depart late afternoon. The historic city of Oporto stretches along the banks of the Douro River and is famed for the production of port wine.

12/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

13/10/2017
At sea

Day at sea.

14/10/2017
Liverpool, England

Arrive early morning. Disembark Boudicca after breakfast and take your included door-to-door travel service home.

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