Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada city and Atlantic ocean coast on Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Ponta Delgada city and Atlantic ocean coast on Sao Miguel Island, Azores
The astonishing Lagoon of the Seven Cities

Ponta Delgada, the main town on the island of São Miguel, is the capital of the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The town’s cosmopolitan atmosphere belies its 500 year history, and the surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, mountains, sandy beaches and the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

A fine collection of buildings, narrow cobbled streets and squares, are a firm reminder that this was once a key staging post between Europe and the Americas.[ReadMoreMob] Intermingled are cool parks, enchanting squares, a modern marina, restaurants and waterside cafés. Its lakeside, whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs look out to enchanting mountain plains.

The striking, three-arched city gates, Portas da Cidade – which once stood in the harbour and now reside in Gonçalo Velho Cabral Square, were dedicated to the Portuguese navigator who discovered the Azores. [ReadMoreDesk]The Gothic Church of St. Sebastian and The Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope, which is home to a revered image of Christ, are both worth uncovering. The Carlos Machado Museum offers diverse artefacts of Azorean culture, while Igreja Matriz Church, with its splendid clock tower, is one of many beautifully ornate towers to be found.

The ‘Green Island’ also offers canoeing and other sports activities on lakes located in the craters of its dormant volcanoes. The island’s beauty can also be enjoyed by horse riding or cycling.

Cruises to Ponta Delgada

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Whales & Volcanoes of Iceland & The Azores • S2210

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 19 Apr 2022
17 nights
  • With ORCA, look for species of whale living in Atlantic waters
  • Revel in the drama of awe-inspiring scenery
  • Delve into history and culture, and explore historic cities
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • S2217

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 27 Jun 2022
14 nights
  • Dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Whale spotting from Horta
  • Tropical blooms in Madeira
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2221

 Dover
Bolette
Thu 01 Sep 2022
13 nights
  • Spot Sperm Whales from Horta
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
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Scenic Islands of the Azores • S2227

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 17 Oct 2022
11 nights
  • Go in search of whales from Horta
  • Visit dramatic volcanic crater lakes in Ponta Delgada
  • Explore the pretty town of Cobh
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Vistas & Volcanoes of Azores & Madeira • T2227

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 26 Oct 2022
14 nights
  • Spot Sperm Whales from Horta
  • See dramatic volcanic landscapes in Ponta Delgada
  • Take a flower safari tour in Madeira with a local enthusiast
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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • L2301

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 05 Jan 2023
78 nights
  • An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
  • Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
  • Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia 
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Around the World in 80 Days from Liverpool • S230405

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 21 Feb 2023
81 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
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Around the World in 80 Days • S2305

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 23 Feb 2023
79 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
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American Waterways & Canada in the Fall • L2323

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 26 Sep 2023
34 nights
  • Experience the splendour of North America’s East Coast
  • Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York