Silversea Luxury Cruises To MINDELO (São Vicente)

MINDELO (São Vicente)

Located 300 miles (483 km) off the coast of West Africa, the Cape Verde archipelago comprises ten islands and five islets, most of them of volcanic origin. They are divided into the windward and leeward groups and cover an area slightly larger than Rhode Island. Colonised by the Portuguese in the 15th century, they first settled on the island of Santiago to the south of São Vicente and established the town of Cidade Velha. View more

It was from here that the main slave trade developed between the Cape Verde Islands, Europe and America. While Praia on the island of Santiago is the archipelago’s largest and capital city, Mindelo, with its brightly coloured colonial buildings, is considered the island’s prettiest town. It boasts an excellent deep-water harbour, Porto Grande, which is in close proximity to Mindelo. The official language is Portuguese, while the national language is Crioulo, a Creole dialect of archaic Portuguese mixed with many African elements and adapted English words.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in MINDELO (São Vicente)

Mindelo Walking Tour

Discover the landmarks, people and lifestyles of Mindelo on foot during this scenic walking tour through the city.


Mindelo City Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Tordesilhas Threat. Upon arrival, begin your approximately 2.5-hour walking tour through Mindelo City. Along the way, admire the lovely Colonial architecture as you pass by local homes, landmarks, monuments and gardens. Observe the people and lifestyles of Mindelo whilst strolling along Rua de Praia and Main Street.


Local Museums, Landmarks & Monuments

Stops include the Mindelo Hand Craft Museum, Vegetable Market, D. Luis Plaza, Centro Cultural of Mindelo City, the Mindelo Church area, Amilcar Cabral Plaza Nova, Independence Plaza, the Eagle and Diogo Afonso monuments, and the replica of the Mindelo Lisboa Belem Tower.


Local Music & Dancing Demonstration

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Porto Grande Hotel (or Pont d' Agua Resort) for refreshments, a live performance of local traditional music and a Coladera dance exhibition.


Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection. The tour sequence may vary.

Sao Vecente Discovery & Hike Mato Ingles

Discover the landmarks, people and lifestyles of Mindelo on foot during this scenic walking tour through the city.


Mindelo City Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Tordesilhas Threat. Upon arrival, begin your approximately 2.5-hour walking tour through Mindelo City. Along the way, admire the lovely Colonial architecture as you pass by local homes, landmarks, monuments and gardens. Observe the people and lifestyles of Mindelo whilst strolling along Rua de Praia and Main Street.


Local Museums, Landmarks & Monuments

Stops include the Mindelo Hand Craft Museum, Vegetable Market, D. Luis Plaza, Centro Cultural of Mindelo City, the Mindelo Church area, Amilcar Cabral Plaza Nova, Independence Plaza, the Eagle and Diogo Afonso monuments, and the replica of the Mindelo Lisboa Belem Tower.


Local Music & Dancing Demonstration

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Porto Grande Hotel (or Pont d' Agua Resort) for refreshments, a live performance of local traditional music and a Coladera dance exhibition.


Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection. The tour sequence may vary.

Sao Vicente Island & Cultural Highlights

Discover the landmarks, people and lifestyles of Mindelo on foot during this scenic walking tour through the city.


Mindelo City Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Tordesilhas Threat. Upon arrival, begin your approximately 2.5-hour walking tour through Mindelo City. Along the way, admire the lovely Colonial architecture as you pass by local homes, landmarks, monuments and gardens. Observe the people and lifestyles of Mindelo whilst strolling along Rua de Praia and Main Street.


Local Museums, Landmarks & Monuments

Stops include the Mindelo Hand Craft Museum, Vegetable Market, D. Luis Plaza, Centro Cultural of Mindelo City, the Mindelo Church area, Amilcar Cabral Plaza Nova, Independence Plaza, the Eagle and Diogo Afonso monuments, and the replica of the Mindelo Lisboa Belem Tower.


Local Music & Dancing Demonstration

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Porto Grande Hotel (or Pont d' Agua Resort) for refreshments, a live performance of local traditional music and a Coladera dance exhibition.


Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection. The tour sequence may vary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.