Canary Islands, Madeira & the Azores
Portugal’s remarkable diversity and beauty is yours to experience, with the
lush volcanic landscapes of the Azores, Madeira’s floral delights and the fine
architecture and famous Port wine cellars of Oporto awaiting your discovery.
What’s more, you’ll also be part of the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event, joining
guests and crews from Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of ocean-going ships for an
unforgettable day of fun and festivity in the Madeiran capital.
Angra do Heroismo
Exploration of the breathtaking Azores takes in three
of the archipelago’s most beautifully unspoilt and
diverse islands. On Terceira Island Black Watch’s daylong
stop at Praia da Vitoria gives time to visit the
nearby city of Angra do Heroismo. This UNESCOlisted
jewel in Terceira’s crown boasts interesting
museums, historic palaces and impressive churches,
including the 16th century Sé Cathedral. The
205-metre-high Monte Brasil offers wonderful views
of the city and its scenic surroundings.
Hard-to-reach Faial Island is a natural wonderland of
volcanic craters, tranquil lakes and emerald green
valleys with Horta the starting point for taking it all in.
Calling overnight here, you could opt for a tour to the
magnificent Capelinhos Volcano. The Capelinhos is
Faial’s most famous landmark, which can be seen in
all its striking glory on a scenic island drive or
exhilarating 4x4 adventure. Horta’s historic city centre
and picturesque marina are also well worth exploring.
There are volcanic wonders to uncover on São Miguel
Island too. Ponta Delgada is the gateway to the extinct
Sete Cidades Volcano – one of the Seven Natural
Wonders of Portugal – where the 13 kilometre-wide
crater and colourful lakes create an astonishing scene.
Elsewhere there’s Terra Nostra Park, a haven of
gorgeous gardens, geo-thermal pools and dense
woodlands that are home to stunning endemic flora.
From the Azores Black Watch then heads to Madeira
for the very special ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event.
After docking alongside Braemar, Balmoral and
Boudicca, you’ll be part of a memorable day of
celebration shared with crews and fellow guests from
all four ocean-going ships that make up the Fred.
Olsen fleet. Enjoy fantastic live entertainment, tuck in
to delicious, specially prepared menus and even take
the chance to visit the other ships during this simply
unforgettable event. Away from all the festivities,
there are chances to explore Madeira’s botanical
gardens and unique levada walking trails too.
Completing this in-depth Portuguese discovery is a
call at Leixões for Oporto. Tour to Portugal’s second
city for chances to ride a Rabelo Boat along the
Douro River, followed by a sampling of famous port
wine; or wander the UNESCO-listed historic centre.
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