Sailing the Atlantic - Azores to Portugal Aboard Sea Cloud II

April 16–26, 2015

Each island visited has its own special character: São Miguel’s geothermal hot springs, steaming geysers, and crater lakes; the spectacular blue hydrangeas on Faial; the whale-hunting turned whale-conservation history of Pico; the wine-making tradition of Terceira, where the rich verdelho wine, once coveted by the Russian court, is produced; and lovely Santa Maria, prized for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. Three full days of sailing the Atlantic aboard the beautiful Sea Cloud II are sure to be memorable.

Study Leader Information

Kirt Kempter is a Fulbright Fellow and PhD graduate of the University of Texas at Austin; Don Walsh is one of the world’s preeminent explorers, oceanographers, and maritime historians; Elihu Rubin, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale; Born and raised in Italy, photojournalist Massimo Bassano has published his work in National Geographic Traveler and numerous European publications, regularly teaches National Geographic photography workshops

Tour Itinerary


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