An enticing blend of Spanish charm and African sunshine, the Canary Islands are scattered like treasures in the Atlantic Ocean. Just off the coast of Africa, the Canary Island year-round sunshine has made it one of the very best winter sun destinations.
Visit Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma and Fuerteventura, and experience some of Europe's most dramatic scenery, from mountainous volcanic landscapes to vast golden sand dunes and charcoal black shores. It's impossible to choose between these sun-drenched holiday spots, which is why a cruise is the best way to get to know every single one.
Around 500km to the west of Senegal, the Cape Verde island chain offer an incredible tapestry of dramatic mountains, glorious beaches and serene seaside villages. Each of the islands offers their own unique charm; Mindelo offers a lively feel, whilst Maio & Sal feature beautiful unspoilt landscapes and powdery white sands.
A small archipelago in the mid-Atlantic, the Azores are an idyllic set of islands dotted with fishing villages, dramatic landscapes and a plethora of stunning scenery. Think green pastures, azure waters and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. But it isn't just beautiful backdrops that these islands have to offer; there are numerous activities to excite you as well. Whale watching, diving, geotourism and much more are all on the agenda. Plus, there are 20 Blue Flag beaches too!
An island of northwest coast of Africa, Madeira is known for its warm climate as well as its namesake wine. It is home to beautiful flora and fauna, tantalising cuisine, stunning seascapes and rugged coastlines.
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