Silversea Luxury Cruises To Praia da Vitoria, Azores

Praia da Vitoria, Azores

Set on the east of is the seventh island in the Azores (if you’re starting from the west) Praia da Vitoria often gets overlooked on your way to reach the mainland after days at sea. While many assume the Azores archipelago only offer hardy respite – not to mention terra firma – for travellers who have been enjoying a transatlantic crossing, the archipelago is beginning to gain global recognition as destinations that are well worth visiting in their own right. View more

Praia da Vitoria literally translates as “the beach of victory” yet with such an auspicious name, one would be wrong to assume that it is only fun in the sun on the island. Laden with history dating back to the 15th century, Gaspar Frutuoso (the celebrated Azorean historian and priest), wrote about Praia in the 16th century calling it “noble and sumptuous”. The adjectives certainly ring true even today, with its jumble of narrow streets, recently modernised marina promenade and architectural marvels (the old town dates from 1480), Paria da Vitoria has lost nothing of its past grandeur. A stroll to the main square and its market place - unchanged since 1670, or down to the small 16th century fort south of the beach is proof of that! An interesting quirk to note about the town is that due to the two orders Santo Cristo and Misericórdia in the 18th century and in order to please everyone, everything was built in double. This means that the lovely Igreja do Senhor Santo Cristo church (also known as da Misericórdia) has two high alters and two choirs. The church dates from 1521 and was partially destroyed in a fire in 1921.

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.

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SOUTHAMPTON To LISBON
  • Departure
    Sep 27 2021
  • Duration
    23 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Spirit
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LISBON To LISBON
  • Departure
    Oct 08 2021
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Spirit
From US$ 6,120
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FORT LAUDERDALE (Florida) To LISBON
  • Departure
    Mar 18 2022
  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Dawn
From US$ 4,770
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HAMILTON To LISBON
  • Departure
    Mar 21 2022
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Dawn
From US$ 4,230
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Excursions in Praia da Vitoria, Azores

Angra do Heroísmo

Board your coach and after an approximately 30-minute drive stop at Serra do Cume and continuing past the Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz.


Your morning visit to the island's capital takes you first to the protected landscape of Monte Brasil, where a photo-stop offers the chance of capturing the stunning views over the ocean and the city.

Continuing your journey toward the city centre of Angra do Heroísmo where your excursion takes you on a walking tour to see the Duke's Garden and the Gothic-inspired Church of Sé, dating from the late 16th century and known as the "mother church of the Azores".


Following your visit to the cathedral, re-board your coach and your return journey - of approximately 45-minute - back to the ship takes you through the enchanting villages of Ribeirinha and São Sebastião.

Discover Terceira

Depart from the ship and commence the approximately 30-minute drive to Serra do Cume for a short stop for beautiful sights over Lages and the ocean. Then, an approximately 90-minute drive will take you to Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz pass by Pico da Bagacinha in direction to Angra do Heroísmo, a stop will be made on top of Monte Brasil, the most beautiful view over the city and its outskirts. We shall then stop at city centre of Agra for an approximately 1 hour guided walking tour


Re-board your coach and continue the journey with an approximately 45-minute drive at the village of São Sebastião where a set-menu lunch will be served in a typical local restaurant.


After lunch, the tour proceeds with an approximately 45-minute drive to Biscoitos on the North coast, where we stop for about half hour at the natural lava swimming pools.


The approximately 45-minute return journey to Praia the Vitória will pass by the northern villages of Vila Nova and Lajes.

Scenic Jeep Tour & Cheese Factory

Departure on a twist of adventure and discover the island on a 4X4 vehicle. Begin with a stop at Serra do Cume and continuing past the Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz, your visit to the island's capital takes you first to the protected landscape of Monte Brasil, where a photo-stop offers the chance of capturing the stunning views over the ocean and the city.

Leaving Angra do Heroismo, your excursion takes you to the Cheese Factory where you will have the opportunity to taste the different types of cheese produced there along with a glass of wine.


Your next stop will be at Biscoitos on the north coast, a unusual volcanic formation resulting from ancient eruptions, where the famous vines are grown in enclosures known as "curraletas" you will also have time to visit the natural swimming pools.


Your return journey back to the ship takes you through the enchanting villages of Ribeirinha and São Sebastião.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Horta at your leisure during a full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Horta at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van (Half Day)

Explore Horta at your leisure during a half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Views of Algar do Carvão

Depart from the pier in direction to Algar do Carvão. During the approximately 30-minute drive passing by breathtaking views, pause for some photographs at the bealvedere of Serra do Cume. After the short stop, your journey will continue to visit Algar do Carvão, an ancient volcanic vent located in the center of the island of Terceira, which lies within the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo. The cave is at an altitude of about 550 meters above sea level, and it is possible to descend about one hundred meters into the earth where there is a pool of crystal-clear water. The cave itself is remarkable for the unique mineralogical characteristics of its silicate stalactites.


After visiting Algar do Carvão re-board your coach and commence the return journey to Praia da Vitoria passing by Caldeira Guilherme Moniz the bulls habitat.

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.