Blossoming flowers and exotic fruit plantations
The port city of Ponta Delgada is located on the island of São Miguel in the Azores islands. The Azores is a chain of nine Portuguese islands situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is a renowned vacation destination. Some say the Azores is the tip of the lost continent of Atlantis, and these islands, with their warm climate, varieties of blossoming flowers and exotic fruit plantations certainly hold magical, mystical appeal.
MSC cruise ships call at Ponta Delgada, which is the bustling touristic heart of the Azores. We have a whole array of excursion packages that are sure to tempt you away from your luxury cruise ship for the day as there is much to do on Sao Miguel Island.
Choose to explore the bustling city of Ponta Delgada; take a guided tour around this 16th century town with its elegant Portuguese architecture, many stylish shops, a lovely cathedral and the excellent Ethnographic Museum.
Many of our guests will be eager to visit the Botanical Gardens, to see examples of the island’s lush vegetation; alternatively you could head out to a pineapple plantation, the fruit that these islands are famous for. Whale and dolphin watching are possible off the coast, and other adventures lie in our ‘off the beaten track’ 4x4 day trips that take you inland to the volcanic heartland of the island, to view the hot springs and crater lakes.
Whatever you choose, you can be sure to enjoy the best deals on all activities and that our programs offer something for everyone.
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