Silversea Luxury Cruises A Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Although this busy port city is smaller, quieter and less attractive than Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz has its own share of elegant monuments. Until 1837, the island's capital was La Laguna, not Santa Cruz, so there are only a few of the buildings in the city center that are any older than that. At the busy Plaza de España, there are several pedestrian streets leading north and to the area west of the port, where you'll find the city's stunning auditorium and maritime park. View more

A real highlight of the city are its ramblas, long tree-lined boulevards that fall steeply from the north end of the city to the sea.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Excursions depuis Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Mount Teide National Park

Embrace the panoramic beauty of Tenerife's main attraction during this memorable, half-day excursion to Mount Teide National Park.


La Laguna Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive passing through Santa Cruz and towards the outskirts of the old Colonial capital of La Laguna. Nestled in the Aguere Valley amidst beautiful surroundings, La Laguna is also the cultural and religious capital of Tenerife. In addition to outstanding traditional buildings, La Laguna also features a monument to Father Anchieta, the founder of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Proceed along the base of the mountain range through the pine forests and foothills to Mount Teide National Park.


Mount Teide National Park

Declared a national park in 1954, the park is home to an enormous volcanic crater (dormant since 1909) measuring over 29 miles (47 kilometres) in circumference. Rising 12,270 feet (3,680 metres) from the crater is Mount Teide, the highest mountain in all of the Spanish territory. The park rises a mile (1.6 kilometres) above sea level. During winter, snowfall and gale force winds often close roads throughout the park. During the summer months, temperatures in this arid landscape can exceed 100ºF (38ºC).


Several photo stops and a refreshment stop the El Parador Hotel are made during this excursion. Upon arrival in the crater, some free time is made available to examine the Parador Visitor's Centre and take photographs. After re-boarding the coach, commence the approximately one-hour return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a considerable amount of driving, with part of it on winding roads, and a minimal amount of walking. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. A sweater or jacket is recommended. Traffic conditions may delay the operation of this tour.

Orotava Valley & Puerto de la Cruz

Experience the splendour of the scenic Orotava Valley and the most popular resort in Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, during this leisurely, half-day excursion.


Orotava Valley

Depart the pier for the scenic drive across the island and towards the Orotava Valley. This immense, fertile valley at the foot of Mount Teide extends all the way to the sea. A photo stop is made at the Humboldt Viewpoint to take in the spectacular panorama. Over 200 years ago, the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt described the vista as the loveliest prospect of his travels. From here, proceed with the drive to Puerto de la Cruz, site of the historic Orchid Gardens.


Risco Bello Gardens

Our journey leads to the Risco Bello Gardens, founded 45 years ago by a Belgian for his wife. The water garden is built in an almost vertical landscape, held in place by walls of rough volcanic stone that forms the island. Each level of pools and ponds drops to another, each set in flower beds, and trees. These unfold, as the visitor explores, discovering a pathway or set of steps among the 600 plant varieties that surrounds the pools. The garden's designer had the eye of an artist, creating living frames of foliage or stone for each vantage point.


Puerto de la Cruz

Your final stop is at the fashionable resort of Puerto de la Cruz, where some time is made available to browse its many shops and cafés lining the flower-decked sea promenade. Following your visit, commence the return drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking to fully explore the sites; however, much is to each guest's discretion. This tour is suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps

La Laguna Wine & Tapas

Savour the splendid beauty and flavours of La Laguna during a memorable, half-day excursion to this picturesque World Heritage Site.


La Laguna

Depart the pier for the brief drive to La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Laguna is located in the centre of the Aguerre Valley at an altitude of 1,600 feet (487 metres) above sea level, and just a few miles from the capital. Centuries ago, La Laguna was the capital of the island. Its straight streets, large squares and grand monuments are best-explored on-foot.


Scenic Walking Tour

Upon arrival, leave your coach and walk to the Church of the Convent of Santa Catalina, the popular market in the Plaza del Adelantado, the Cathedral, and along the Calle de San Agustin, which features rows of beautiful balconies and old convents. View the façade of the Episcopal Palace and visit the History Museum in the Lercaro Palace, then return to the coach and continue on to Tacoronte, the most important wine-growing area on the island.


El Lomo Winery and Wine Museum

Next stop will be El Lomo winery, founded in 1989 and produces more than 66,000 gallons (250.000 litres) in a year. The unevenness of the terrain will highlight how hard it is to plant vineyards in this area, before we leave you can taste a wine from this area and enjoy a gift to remember this visit. Your tour concludes with a stop at the Wine Museum, which offers splendid views over the north coast from the terrace. Following your visit, commence the return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato - Tenerife by Private Car with Guide - Half-Day

Explore Tenerife at your leisure during your 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Tenerife by Private Car with Guide - Full-Day

Explore Tenerife at your leisure during a full-day (8 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.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Tenerife by Private Van with Guide - Half-Day

Explore Tenerife at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. 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 van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato - Tenerife by Private Van with Guide - Full-Day

Explore Tenerife at your leisure during your choice full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. 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 or van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.