Islands of the Azores: Basalt Peaks to Volcanic Vineyards

aboard National Geographic Endurance

Date: Tue, April 1, 2025 - Thu, April 10, 2025

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $9,944

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

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A wild archipelago brimming with volcanic beauty and vibrant maritime culture awaits you in the captivating Azore Islands. National Geographic Endurance is the new standard in expedition ships; Travel on this immersive 9-day voyage from one island to the next in supreme, state-of-the-art comfort. Thanks to full stabilization and powerful wave-slicing action, she ensures the smoothest ride possible.  On shore visit gem-like crater lakes, black-sand beaches, and rich viniculture. Listen to local fado music -- a whole world awaits you to be discovered on Islands of the Azores: Basalt Peaks to Volcanic Vineyards. This special departure also features esteemed guest speaker Nicholas Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has contributed to the New York Times, reported from six continents, and visited 150 countries. As a speaker, Kristof captivates with his moving storytelling and unique insights into the events that shape our world. Be on deck as we round the islands to see pods of fin whales surfacing alongside us, and get up close to it all with our fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, and undersea video equipment. On this departure, we'll also be joined by National Geographic Photography Expert Gemina Garland-Lewis, who will help ensure you bring home spectacular photos of this unforgettable destination.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise

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