Fire Lake & Old Ribeira Grande
Joining this land adventure allows you to experience two distinctly different sites; the charming little town of Ribeira Grande and the dramatic scenery of and around Fire Lake. Ribeira Grande, built along a river by the first settlers arriving in the beginning of the 16th century is picturesquely located on a volcanic plateau above the sea. It offers a charming historic center, whose narrow streets deserve a moment of your time as you walk along its cobblestone streets. Soak in the pretty examples of urban architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Town hall, with its impressive exterior stairs and the parish church of Espiritu Santo from the 17th century with its sumptuous facade; one of the most attractive Baroque structures in the archipelago. Continue along mountain roads to the summit of Pico da Barrosa Mountain, offering stunning views of the Fire Lake, said to be one of the most beautiful of the island's lakes. On the return to Ponta Delgada, take in views of the western part of the Island with over 100 small volcanoes. Before reaching Ponta Delgada, stop at "Ceramica Vieira" pottery factory in the village of Lagoa producing the lovely hand painted glazed tile panels in predominately blue patterns. Of course, shopping is allowed. Come on out and explore!
Notes: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. The above adventures are booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change.
Port: Ponta Delgada, Azores
Duration: 3.5 hours
Voyages where this land adventure can be found: