Under the Miradouro da Vista do Rei, from which point King Charles I of Portugal contemplated this impressive panorama in 1901, lay 2 volcanic lakes - the Green and the Blue Lake, separated by a narrow bridge. Together the two lakes cover an area of 482 hectares and they are 60 feet deep at their greatest depth. You’ll have the opportunity to admire these lakes from above.

On the shores of the Blue Lake is the village of Sete Cidades; enigmatic in its own name (Seven Cities) and surrounded by the dark forest-covered walls of the Caldeira. The impressive Caldeira dominates the entire region of Sete Cidades. Here, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll and admire the lovely surrounding scenery.

During your tour, a brief stop will also be made for you to admire the Santiago Lake, inaccessibly situated at the bottom of an extinct crater and unique for its rare beauty.

To round off your visit, you’ll sample a selection of cheese and a glass of red and white wine in a local hotel, with views overlooking the harbour bay and marina.

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