On this short but sweet train trip, you can learn all about the history of the island’s capital, Ponta Delgada, without having to put in the legwork. It starts with a visit to the botanical gardens. You can get off the train and have a look round, before hopping back on to tour the city’s historical centre. As the train weaves between streets, past the town hall, the impressive gates to the city and the 16th-century fortress, an audio commentary will fill you in on the history. At the end of the tour, you can make your own way back to the ship.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.