12 Night Cruise sailing from Funchal to Sal aboard Bremen.
Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.
Extend the summer with dream destinations and insider tips: Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde. Island gems to get explorers’ hearts racing.
Highlights of this cruise:
Funchal is the centuries old capital of Madeira, an island in a Portuguese Archipelago consisting of Madeira, Porto Santo and the uninhabited islands of Selvagens or Desertas. Funchal is located in an absolutely unique area. The almost 'amphitheatre' like formation it rests in begins on the beach and rises almost 1200 metres on gentle slopes.
Funchal is an enchanting town set on a glittering bay against a background of soaring green mountains. Its historic core overlooks the harbour and features some fine government buildings and stately 18th century mansions.
Attractions include the botanical gardens located on the edge of the city, and after that the famous Monte toboggan ride back into town. East of the city and rising to a height of almost 600 metres is Cabo Girão, the world's second-highest sea cliff. The rest of the island is easily reachable from Funchal, including the characteristic triangle-shaped houses at Santana on the north coast, and the secluded deep-valley location of Curral das Freiras, where nuns sought refuge from invading pirates in the mid 16th century.
San Sebastián de la Gomera (Spanish meaning Saint Sebastian), is located on the northeastern coast of La Gomera, the smallest of the Canary Islands. San Sebastian is the capital and port for the island.
The scenery surrounding San Sebastian is surprisingly varied and full of contrasts; impressive gorges, grand rock monoliths and marvellous palm groves. It is a great place to engage in outdoor pursuits such as trekking, mountain bike riding and water sports.
Sal is an island in Cape Verde. It belongs to the northern group of islands, called Barlavento. The island has six towns, Santa Maria being the tourism center with the most beautiful beaches. The main focal points here are the pier and the town square, the new residential district is at the eastern end of town which also has a small beach and is the focus of a lot of surfing and windsurfing activity.
The most picturesque place on the island is PEDRA DO LUME, the name given to a crater of the now extinct volcano. Entry to the crater was made possible by means of a artificial tunnel built in 1804. The crater is at sea-level, and even though the sea is 1 km away the water manages to filter in. The salt pits of Santa Maria, although not in use anymore, are well worth a visit and lie about 1 km from the town. VILA DE ESPARGOS, which got its name from the vegetation growing there, is also interesting to visit.
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