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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Azores with Madeira and Portuguese Highlights

Discover the sun-drenched Azores and Madeira, and enjoy a visit to the fascinating Portuguese capital of Lisbon on this exciting no-fly cruise from Bristol

No Fly Cruise
15 nights from £1134pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Funchal
  • Lisbon

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2nd passenger cruises FREE! Now from £1134pp 1st passenger from £2269, 2nd passenger free. Subject to availability

Azores with Madeira and Portuguese Highlights Special Offer

Escape the crowds in search of warmer climes on this no-fly cruise south to some of the most beautiful Atlantic Isles.

With their volcanic craters, verdant valleys, sheer cliffs and tranquil lakes, the unspoilt Azores are simply breathtaking. Discover picturesque Madeira, nicknamed the 'floating garden of the Atlantic', plus the historic and colourful cities of La Coruña, Oporto and Lisbon, delightful contrasts on this fantastic holiday.

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Azores with Madeira and Portuguese Highlights Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Portbury (UK)

Embark ship in Bristol.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - La Coruna (Spain)

La Coruna, nicknamed the Crystal City, is situated in the beautiful region of Galicia. Admire the glass-fronted buildings along the seafront promenade and the Torre del Hercules lighthouse. Peruse the beautiful old streets in Ciudad Vieja and explore the colonnaded Maria Pita Square.

Days 4-5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on relaxing days at sea.

Day 6 - Horta (Azores)

Horta is a colourful small port on Faial Island, one of the nine volcanic islands that make up the Azores. Horta's European influence can be seen in the many fine examples of ornate and beautiful churches, the Torre do Relógio Clock Tower and the 16th-century Forte de Santa Cruz.

Day 7 - Ponta Delgada

Magnificent architecture, 16th and 17th century artwork, and an array of fine churches are among the highlights of the pretty island of Ponta Delgada. The Archipelago of the Azores consists of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic, the largest being Sao Miguel, with its principal port city of Ponta Delgada.

Day 8 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Funchal (Madeira)

Funchal is the capital of Madeira and set in a spectacular natural ampitheatre. As Columbus approaches, admire the whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the mountain. A cable car runs above the city to Monte, the start of the wicker toboggan ride. Popular souvenirs include wicker baskets and the famous Madeira wine.

Day 10 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Lisbon (Portugal)

The Portuguese capital has a quirky charm and much character. The steep, cobbled streets of the ancient Moorish Alfama district lead to wonderful viewpoints looking over the city. Perhaps enjoy a visit to the unique four-storey Belem Tower fortress, the breathtaking Jeronimos Monastery or the modern Monument to the Discoveries, shaped like the prow of a sailing ship. Lisbon's magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

Day 12 - Leixoes

Leixoes is the gateway to Oporto, a colourful city with soaring bell towers, baroque churches and medieval relics. Optional excursions include a boat trip on the River Douro for a different view of the city’s labyrinthine streets or why not relax in the gorgeous botanical gardens, with fountains, sculptures, giant magnolias, olive trees and stunning views of the city and Douro River.

Days 13-14 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - Cobh (Ireland)

Cobh lies at the mouth of the River Lee and has one of the best natural harbours in the world. See the brightly coloured houses which line the streets from the waterfront and the imposing St Coleman's Cathedral. Cobh is also the gateway to the city of Cork and optional excursions to the legendary Blarney Castle.

Day 16 - Bristol Portbury (UK)

Disembark ship in Bristol.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 15-night accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Informative guest lectures
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard
  • Child-free ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Transport to and from the ship at the beginning and end of the cruise
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Gratuities
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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