Islands of the Azores & Madeira
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15 Nights
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Itinerary
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Day 1
Liverpool

The vibrant Merseyside city of Liverpool holds significant cultural, historical and maritime value. It is the birthplace of many renowned musicians including The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Frankie goes to Hollywood. Cruise ships are able to provide passengers with direct access to the city centre, where a plethora of cultural and retail opportunities await. Visitors can visit The Beatles Story exhibition, which is home to a number of artefacts from the band. The Merseyside Maritime Museum offers an insight into the emigration from Liverpool to New York, with additional areas dedicated to Titanic and Lusitania. Alternatively, football fans can visit the stadiums of two of the nation’s finest football teams at Goodison Park and Anfield.

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Day 5
Horta, Azores
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Day 6
Ponta Delgada, Azores

The city of Ponta Delgada is the largest settlement of the Azores archipelago. Situated on the island of Sao Miguel, towards the centre of the Atlantic Ocean, the city is home to a number of beautiful natural landmarks and a collection of fascinating historical relics including the artistic Main Square which contains a statue and a series of arches. Some of the most impressive sights to see during a visit to Ponta Delgada include Lagoa das Sete Cidades Furnas Villa do Nordeste – home to a series of stunning volcanic landscapes; and Furnas, where you will find natural hot springs.

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Day 8
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal is the capital city of the Portuguese island of Madeira, situated just north of the Canary Islands. This lush green island is a natural paradise and provides a peaceful and tranquil environment for anyone looking for a real sense of escape. Funchal does not disappoint in this respect, with many wonderful gardens to explore, as well as a number of beautifully ornate cathedrals and palaces.

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Day 10
Cádiz

The Spanish city of Cadiz sits in an enviable position on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, which has paved the way for some excellent urban beaches. Cadiz is thought to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, having been discovered by Phoenician sailors around 3,000 years ago and it has always played a significant role as a seaport and trading post. During the 18th century, Spain’s galleons explored the world from Cadiz and many of the city’s historic look-out towers and weathered old buildings remain today. The city is home to some magnificent architecture including the Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri. It is here that Spain defied Napoleon’s siege and established a provisional government with its own liberal constitution. Cadiz provides an ideal point of access for the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park.

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Day 11
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon shares a similar status to the Italian city of Rome and the Turkish city of Istanbul. This vibrant and cultural city has much to offer to the discerning visitor, with many beautiful gardens, stunning architectural wonders, and cultural relics such as the traditional trams which have operated in Lisbon since the 1930’s. Head to Cine Theatro Gymnasium if you get the chance, as this is where you will be able to experience a daily performance of Fado – a distinctive Portuguese style of music that has gained UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Day 12
Leixões
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Day 15
Liverpool

The vibrant Merseyside city of Liverpool holds significant cultural, historical and maritime value. It is the birthplace of many renowned musicians including The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Frankie goes to Hollywood. Cruise ships are able to provide passengers with direct access to the city centre, where a plethora of cultural and retail opportunities await. Visitors can visit The Beatles Story exhibition, which is home to a number of artefacts from the band. The Merseyside Maritime Museum offers an insight into the emigration from Liverpool to New York, with additional areas dedicated to Titanic and Lusitania. Alternatively, football fans can visit the stadiums of two of the nation’s finest football teams at Goodison Park and Anfield.