This voyage explores the richness of the Azores and stark beauty of the Canary Islands. Starting from historic Lisbon, we sail to verdant volcanic islands, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our route gives you the chance to discover gems like lovely Madeira and the isolated, golden beaches of Porto Santo, then on to colorful Tenerife and stunning La Gomera. This journey offers a great mix of cities, villages and natural beauty, all enhanced by the expertise of our friendly Expedition team.
15 days

The Atlantic islands offer an embarrassment of riches to travelers: from rich history and exquisite architecture, to hidden natural pearls and fascinating cultures. This journey brings you to the best of the Azores and two of the famed Canary Islands in a round trip expedition that begins and ends in historic Lisbon. 

Seven Hills of History

Discover the steep streets and charming neighborhoods of the Portuguese capital, where MS Midnatsol waits for embarkation. 

With nicknames like the green, purple and black islands, it's easy to imagine how unique and distinctive each of our Azores destinations are.  

São Miguel is studded with lakes and rolling hills, mountains and green plains. The island’s capital is the charming university town of Ponta Delgada.  

Ilha do Faial is a stunning natural destination, with a deep, flower-filled volcanic cone. 

On Ilha Terciera, the lovely and historic port of Angra do Heroísmo was founded in the 15th century as an ideal stopping place for traders from the New World.   

Also known as the “pearl of the Atlantic”, Madeira is a floating garden in the ocean, hosting rare and lush plant and animal life. Funchal is a modern, cosmopolitan city that offers inviting cafes, interesting shops, cobblestone streets and a magnificent natural setting. 

The volcanic sand of Porto Santo has been said to have curative powers, prompting visitors from all over the world to travel to this remote isle. Take a stroll on the island's golden beaches. 

The Contrasts of the Canaries 

Our two stops in the Canary Islands, Tenerife and La Gomera, seem worlds apart, yet are separated by only a short stretch of sea. Tenerife hosts elegant modernist architecture, Teide National Park and some lovely beaches. 

La Gomera is less visited and features a spectacular cloud forest interior, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather and wind conditions will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.