Discover the charms of the Portuguese archipelagos on this brand-new 8-day itinerary brought to you by PONANT. This cruise combining nature and culture in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean will take place aboard Le Champlain.
The first part of your trip will be in the Azores, with a boarding in Ponta Delgada. Situated on the island of São Miguel, the capital of the Azores boasts a beautiful natural environment including hot springs, lakes and volcanic craters. It will give you a wonderful glimpse of the wild beauty that characterises these Atlantic islands.
Your ship will then set a course southward to carry you to Madeira, a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. On this steep island covered in luxuriant vegetation, the variety of landscapes, including sheer cliffs, levadas, banana plantations, and laurisilva, never ceases to amaze visitors. Here you will discover Funchal, the capital of the Madeira Islands. Its Museum of Sacred Art, housed in a former bishop’s palace, reveals Flemish paintings and precious jewellery. While the secrets of the production of the famous Madeira Wine will be the occasion for a pleasant experience.
Then you will reach Lisbon, your port of disembarkation.