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 listed with UNESCO, never ceases to amaze visitors. Here you will discover Funchal, the capital of the Madeira Islands. Its magnificent botanical garden overlooking the city, its churches and its ancient fortress are sure to win you over.
Before disembarking in Lisbon, you will call at Porto Santo, a tiny island edged with a superb fine-sand beach, home to a few windmills and some traditional houses.