On board MS BREMEN from Lisbon to Tenerife
Expedition Azores: The Gentle Beauty of Rugged Nature
Welcome to the Garden of Eden! In the middle of the Atlantic unforgettable impressions await you when you explore the island pearls of the Azores with the BREMEN and her Zodiacs. Between lush green, imposing volcanic craters and charming little towns, a primal sense of life will welcome you such as can only thrive in a special climate.
from Lisbon to Tenerife
|Cruise dates:||from 30.09.2013 to 13.10.2013 (14 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Mon, 30.09.2013 |
Scheduled flight Germany - Lisbon
| Tue, 01.10.2013 |
- Wed, 02.10.2013
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 03.10.2013 |
Fascinating experiences in charming natural surroundings
| Fri, 04.10.2013 |
Sao Jorge (Cruising off Ilhéu do Topo, Velas )
The most beautiful hiking paths of the Azores can be found on Sao Jorge. With the Zodiacs you will head for the island on which the charming town of Velas will captivate you with its numerous buildings dating from 18th and 19th centuries.
| Sat, 05.10.2013 |
Western Azores (Flores , Corvo )
You will fall victim to the magic of Flores, the westernmost island of the Azores, in Santa Cruz das Flores, the small, picturesque main town. Even more idyllic is Corvo. Only around 400 people live on the smallest Azores island. Hectic and stress are unknown here, as you will also discover when you leave Porto da Casa for the Cara-do-Indio hiking path*. Small paths lined with stone walls along which the locals drive their cattle to their pastures, lead you to the original beauty of this gem.
| Sun, 06.10.2013 |
- Wed, 09.10.2013
Central Azores (Pico , Faial, Graciosa, Terceira)
Fascinating perspectives are offered you on the island of Pico: The volcano of the same name, which is more than 2,000 m high, and the peak of which often disappears in the clouds, is the highest mountain in Portugal. Departing from the small town of Madalena, which was already founded in 1542, you will start out on a Scenic Excursion across the Crater Island Pico* and absorb the wild natural surroundings – bizarre-shaped rock formations, lava fields and a rainforest-type of vegetation. As an alternative, on a hike through the Vineyards of Criacao Velha*, which meanwhile form part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, you can discover how the volcanic soil lends the famous Verdelho grape its unique aroma.
| Thu, 10.10.2013 |
Finally the BREMEN heads for the southernmost island, Santa Maria. From Vila do Porto you will start out on a Guided Tour of the Island*, on which i.a. you will visit the village of Anjos, just like Christopher Columbus long before you. On the superb sandy beach of Praia Formosa you can once again enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Azores that has made your expedition an experience beyond compare.
| Fri, 11.10.2013 |
- Sat, 12.10.2013
Relaxation at sea
| Sun, 13.10.2013 |
Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Tenerife, arrival 7.00 hrs
During this expedition amendments to the itinerary can become necessary. Depending on the local conditions the Captain will decide on the best possible alternatives.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
** Our tip for your direct travel arrangements from the cruise arrival point: As an alternative to the connection with a changeover in Madrid, many charter flight companies offer direct flights. For further information and booking please consult your local travel agent.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: LISBON FOR EXPLORERS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: TENERIFE’S ENCHANTING GARDENS
Specialist on Culture in the Expert Team
Birgit Siegel has been living on the Azores island of Sao Miguel
since 2003. Already during her studies she concentrated on the group of
islands and trained to be an official travel guide “Guia-Intérprete
Regional”. Her extensive knowledge ranging from the political
development to ornithology makes her the ideal guide for your