Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

31st Jul 2021 14 nights Sails from Dover Bolette T2120
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Sete cidades Volcano, Azores Portugal Sete cidades Volcano, Azores Portugal
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person

The Azores’ remote, verdant lands of emerald-green terrain, steaming hot springs, lush laurel forests, vibrant botanical gardens and incredible wildlife are hard-to-reach. But, thanks to Bolette, you’ll get to explore three beautiful Azorean islands and discover inspirational experiences and spectacular sights galore on one enriching, exhilarating, simply unforgettable cruise adventure.[ReadMoreMob]

Awe-inspiring scenes, natural wonders and cultural highlights await throughout your time in the Azores. On Terceira Island, Praia da Vitoria is perfectly placed for tours to Angra do Herosimo. The UNESCO-listed jewel in Terceira’s crown, this historic city boasts interesting museums and impressive architecture such as the 16th century Sé Cathedral. The 205 metre-high Monte Brasil volcano, which overlooks Angra do Herosimo, offers wonderful sea views from its peak. Hard-to-reach Faial Island follows. Faial is a paradise of volcanic craters, tranquil lakes and emerald green valleys; Horta is your starting point for taking it all in. The Capelinhos Volcano is this verdant island’s most famous landmark and on scenic island drive and 4x4 adventure tours you can see this magnificent wonder in all its dramatic glory.[ReadMoreDesk]

There’s the volcanic treasures of São Miguel Island to uncover too. Ponta Delgada is your gateway to the extinct Sete Cidades Volcano – one of the seven wonders of Portugal – where a 13-kilometre-wide crater and colourful lakes create the Azores’ most astonishing scene. Elsewhere, Terra Nosta Park – a haven of gorgeous gardens, geo-thermal pools and dense woodlands that are home to stunning endemic flora – is within reach, as are the hot springs of Furnas Valley. Complementing your island discovery are visits to captivating cities in Spain and mainland Portugal. Calls La Coruña, Lisbon and Vigo will provide a wealth of attractions and ‘must do’ experiences, from a chance to tour to the iconic Santiago de Compostela cathedral to discovering the history of the Jerónimos Monastery.

While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.
 
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.
Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.