Voyages Jules Verne

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Cape Verde, a destination for the discerning traveller, a region full of beauty and contradictions; from the white sandy beaches and turquoise seas to the arid interior of Sal, the dramatic scenery and green mountains of Santo Antão to the vast and desolate beaches of Maio and the thriving cultural capital Mindelo with its beautiful colonial architecture and port at the heart of San Vicente. With a tropical climate year round, the terrain, the people and the ecological structure differ considerably from island to island and even the most intrepid traveller is likely to find more variety on this group of islands than on many of the world's largest continents.

Key Features
New Cruise
Small Ship Sailing
Walking Content: 2
Group size: 10 – 24

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Lisbon for overnight at the central hotel Mundial. (D)

Day 2 Transfer to the airport for flight to Praia, San Tiago. Embark on the MS Panorama for a seven-night cruise. Overnight in port. (B, D)

Day 3 San Tiago is the most African of the islands and was the first to be colonised. Optional excursion to the old capital Cidade Velha (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the fort and to the Maritime History Museum displaying findings from rich shipwrecks (€56). Sail overnight (B, L, D)

Day 4 Fogo, known as the island of fire, is dominated by its volcano rising 3000 meters above sea level. Optional excursion; walking through a landscape of lava to the crater's edge. Lunch at the crater's village and visit San Felipe a city with characteristic colonial charm. (€70) Sail overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5 San Nicolau, a quiet, tranquil island that boasts some spectacular scenery, combining fertile hinterlands and dramatic mountainscapes. Optional excursion includes walks near Monte Gordo volcano, the forest and the Faja Valley and a visit to Riveria Brava, its old quarter, church and seminar clinging to the slopes of the mountainside (€95). Sail overnight (B, L, D)

Day 6 San Antão, the greenest of all the islands. Optional excursion to the luxuriant Paul Valley where sugarcane is still cultivated, for a tasting of "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago, then on to the Valley of Riberia das Patas to see the lava rock formations (€90). Sail to Mindelo, home to some of Cape Verde's greatest artistes, including Cesaria Evora. Explore this town which at night comes alive with music and dancing. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Once a commercial island Mindelo has evolved in to a cultural center, a fine example of a colonial city in Cape Verde. Optional walking excursion of the galleries, to experience the vibrant atmosphere of the local creole music and dance (€30). Sail overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Maio, calm and relaxed, known as the hidden gem of the Islands with a mix of Portuguese and British Colonial style buildings. Once desolate, with an arid and dry flat landscape, Maio changed with the discovery of salt pans and became a bustling port that made the island's fortunes. Optional walking tour of Vila do Maio visiting the huge baroque church built by the Portuguese (€45). (B, L, D)

Day 9 Arrive in Praia and disembark. Return flight to Heathrow, via Lisbon. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

The itinerary and areas visited may be subject to change, at the captain’s discretion, depending on local weather conditions.

Cabins are available from 4pm on arrival until 9am on departure.

Optional excursions are bookable locally and subject to minimum numbers.

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

Mundial - Lisbon

Mundial - Lisbon

A 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Lisbon, close to the tram network, railway station and a choice of metro stations. Bar, restaurant, coffee shop, a fine terrace with panoramic views and WiFi (chargeable). 350 air-conditioned rooms with private facillities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

MS Panorama

MS Panorama

A 54 meter, three-masted motorsailer operated by Variety Cruises with 24 air-conditioned cabins on three decks and private facilities (shower), TV, hairdryer and safe. Lounge area, bar, dining room and sundeck. Prices are based on Lower Deck cabins with portholes (Category C), with better located and/or slightly larger Lower Deck twin cabins with portholes (Category B) and Main/Upper Deck superior cabins with windows (Category A) available. Originally launched in 1993 the vessel was renovated in 2014. The sails are used only occasionally.

Deck Plan - MS Panorama

Archipelago Cape Verde

An eight-day cruise in the stunning island chain of the Cape Verde Archipelago

2017

per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin (Cat C)Air Portugal from London Heathrow via Lisbon
DatePrice
November 12 £2345
November 19 £2395

Supplements per person

Single supplement £555
Category B (Lower Deck) £635
Single supplement £195
Category A (Main/Upper Deck) £740
Single supplement £495
Save £450
Arrival or departure transfer £18

Price Includes

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner, 7-night cruise on full board with beverages (tea, coffee, water), itinerary as described, services of cruise director and local representatives.

Not Included

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes

For Independent Arrival arrangements start on Day 2 arrival in Praia and end in Praia on Day 9.

The itinerary and areas visited may be subject to change, at the captain's discretion, depending on local weather conditions.

Cabins are available from 4pm on arrival until 9am on departure.

Optional excursions are bookable locally and subject to minimum numbers.

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