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Explore the Azores

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Explore the Azores

Explore four of the best Azores Islands on an exclusive 10-day tour; each with its own distinct character and astounding natural beauty. You'll discover the beautiful Sâo Miguel Island, Terceira Island, Faial Island and Pico Island and explore rugged peaks, deep blue lakes and dramatic vistas. Plus, take to the seas with a local guide and go in search of whales and dolphins!

 

What's included?

* Return international flights between the UK and the Azores

* 9 nights' accommodation in four star hotels

* Meals included as specified

* All transfers and transportation

* Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide

 

We have lots of dates, durations and departure airports available, please call us on 0330 880 0340 for more information

 

From £1999 per person

Example Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to São Miguel

* Fly to Ponta Delgada, the capital of São Miguel Island

* Transfer to your hotel for check-in

* Spend the rest of the day at your leisure

* Enjoy a welcome dinner and folklore concert in a local, traditional restaurant

 

Day 2 - Furnas & Lagoa Do Fogo Lakes

* Head south towards the valley of Furnas, stopping at small villages and impressive viewpoints along the way

* Visit the Furnas Lagoon and taste the traditional cozido, an Azorean meal cooked naturally by volcanic heat

* After lunch visit a botanical garden, view the many geysers and mineral water springs and even bathe in a natural hot water swimming pool

* Visit a tea plantation for a tasting

* You'll then travel to Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), a lake in the interior of the crater of an extinct volcano and the highest point above sea level on the Island

* Transfer back to Ponta Delgada overnight

 

Day 3 - Sete Citades

* Explore the valley of Sete Cidades, the most popular National Park in the Islands; composed of two lakes in the centre of a volcanic crater, measuring around three miles across!

* Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake shore or relax in a local café

* You'll then stop for a buffet lunch at a typical Azorean restaurant

* In the afternoon visit the Ethnographical Museum in Capelas

* Travel to Faja de Baixo and visit a plantation that grows pineapples in hothouses

 

Day 4 - São Miguel to Terceira

* Transfer to the airport for an internal flight to Terceira Island

* Embark on a full day tour of Terciera, also known as Lilac Island

* Stop at the Serra Do Cume viewpoint and Praia Victoria for a short panoramic walk

* After lunch you'll continue towards Angra do Heroísmo, nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Town

* En-route you'll visit the Algar do Carvao cave and the natural swimming pools of black volcanic rock in Boscoitos

* In the evening you'll check-in to your hotel in Angra do Heroísmo

 

Day 5 - Terceria Island

* Enjoy a walking tour of Angra do Heroísmo in the morning

* Visit the main church of Se Cathedral and the City Museum

* Stroll through the shopping district and beautiful botanical garden

* End the tour with a tasting of some delicious local pastries

 

Day 6 - Terceira To Pico

* Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Pico Island, also known as the Grey Island

* Travel to the Hotel Caravelas in the small capital of Madalena

* In the afternoon you'll visit the picturesque fishing village of Lajes do Pico

* Enjoy a talk on the marine conservation and history of whale watching before setting out for the open seas in the anticipation of seeing dolphins or the magnificent whales

 

Day 7 - Pico Island

* Today you'll travel north to the village of Cachorro

* Visit the wine museum, housed in a former vineyard, where you'll taste different local drinks such as verdelho, blackberry liquor and honey rum

* Travel to Sao Roque village and stop at the old whale factory before heading to Lajes village to visit the Whaler's Museum

* After lunch return to Madalena along the south coast and stop at the Wine Museum

 

Day 8 - Pico to Faial

* After breakfast make the short walk to the ferry terminal and take the 30 minute trip across to Faial

* Check in to the Hotel Faial Resort

* Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant - Genuino, named after the owner's yacht in which he sailed around the world

 

Day 9 - Faial Island

* Wake up in Horta and take a full day tour of Faial, also known as the Blue Island

* After lunch, pass by Caldeira, the highest point on the island

* On the way to Horta stop in the Espalamaca for a beautiful view over Horta

 

Day 10 - Fly to the UK

* After breakfast you'll transfer to Faial airport for your flight back to the UK

 

 

infoFor more information call us on 0330 880 0340.

 

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing. Prices are subject to availability and possible change.

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