Arrival, meet and
assist and transfer from the
airport to Hotel Vila Nova or similar to rest for the day.
Day 2: SÃO MIGUEL
Morning departure to Sete Cidades lakes
by the mountain road, where you get a very nice view of the flat part of
the island. Stop at "Vista do Rei" belvedere.and admire the
fantastic vistas with the lakes below. Visit to a pineapple
plantation on the way back. Free afternoon.
Day 3: SÃO MIGUEL
Departure from P. Delgada to
Furnas by the south road; Stop at the Village of Vila Franca do
Campo. Arrival in Furnas valley passing by the lake. Visit to the
fantastic botanical garden of warm springs, lush ferns and palms and
take a dip if you wish in the natural hot water swimming pool fed by
volcanic hot springs. (Lunch included). Return by the north coast visiting
a tea plantation and the town of Ribeira Grande.
SÃO MIGUEL - Free day to discover this charming city
with its centuries old buildings and elegant promenade.
SÃO MIGUEL - TERCEIRA
Transfer to the airport, flight to Terceira Island;
Hotel Angra Garden in Angra de Heroismo, the main city on the
island with the old section a designated UNESCO World Heritage town.
Angra had an important role during the Age of Portuguese discoveries
in the 15th and 16th centuries as a pit stop of ships heading to the New
World across the high seas. Accommodation. Free time for own activities.
Day 6: TERCEIRA
Full Day Jeep tour Terceira around the island
to visit hidden charms of the island. We drive along the coast or inside
a volcano, discovering the secrets of Terceira. Pass by a pasture and
experience milking a cow or learn how wine is made in the village of
Biscoitos. During lunch time, taste the delicious Alcatra, a savory dish
of rump cooked for 12 hours at the best typical restaurant on the island
in a casual and warm atmosphere. You will also have the opportunity also
to visit the ancient ‘Algar do Carvão’ lava vent. This tour will show
the entire island giving an insight to island life. Return to the hotel.
Evening free. Overnight.
Day 7: TERCEIRA - FAIAL - Transfer to the airport, flight to
Faial island. Transfer to Hotel Faial or similar. accommodation.
Free time on the island famous for its harbor and medieval town center
and a popular international sailing hub.
Day 8: FAIAL - PICO - FAIAL
Transfer to the harbor.
A 30 minute boat crossing to Pico, the smallest and youngest island of the Azores with a
former active volcano. The least eruption dates to only 1963. Pico Island
highest mountain in all of Portugal and represents highest elevation in
the Mid Atlantic. It is well known for its fertile volcanic soil and
extensive vineyards as well as its former whaling industry. Once you
arrive at Pico harbor you embark on a tour to the town of Madalena through the north coast in direction of Cachorro and
Lajido. Continue to S. Roque to visit the Whale Factory and the natural
swimming pools, then by the mountain road towards the lake of Capitão, at 900m. Stop at Lajes to visit the Whalers Museum.
Free time for
lunch on your own. Early afternoon continue along the south coast with a short stop
at Mistérios de São João volcanic lava beds, then continue to the town
of São Mateus to visit the
church. Continue in direction of Criação Velha where Pico's protected
UNESCO World Patrimony
sites. Return to the harbour of Madalena. Boat trip to
Faial island. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening free, overnight
Day 9: FAIAL
on a full day excursion of the island of Faial in the direction
to Espalamaca, taking the mountain road overlooking the fertile Valley of Flamengos. Drive up towards Caldeira, the highest point on
the island with the spectacular emerald crater Cabeco
Gordo. Continue north to Capelinhos (the remains of the last volcanic
eruption 1957) and visit to the Interpretation Center of
the Volcano that shows the evolution and history of the eruption. Return to the
Day 10: FAIAL
at leisure. Discover the lovely old town on your own
with its lovely harbor, a pit stop for adventurers of Transatlantic
journeys. Walk around the charming town with its many 17th century buildings.
Day 11: FAIAL. After breakfast transfer to the airport.
Prices per person for the Tour in Euros
($ rate varies depending
on the exchange rate)
- 10 nights standard rooms accommodation with
daily breakfasts: 4 on Sao Miguel, (hotel Villa Nova or similar) 2 nights on Terceira,
(hotel Angra Garden) 4 nights on Faial (Garden Resort hotel)
- Arrival & departure transfers between airports
or harbors & accommodation as mentioned in the program
- Half day tour to Sete Cidades with
Portuguese/English speaking guide
- Full day tour to Furnas with Portuguese/English
Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden during the full day tour
fee at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
- Lunch of
Furmas a typical stew of vegetables and meats cooked underground in volcanic
- Full day
tour by jeep on the island of Terceira with English-Portuguese speaking
- Lunch Alcatra (typical dish) on Terceira
except on Sundays it is a different meal.
Entrance fee to the volcanic cave of Algar do Carvao (open between April and
September only) on Terceira
Full day tour
to Pico with English speaking driver
- Full day jeep tour on
Faial with English speaking driver
- Entrance fees to 2 museums (Whalers
Museum or Museum of the Whaling Industry or 1 museum and the volcanic cave of Gruta das Torres during the full day excursion to the island of
- Entrance fee to the Volcanic Interpretation Centre/Museum (closed
- Lunch during the full day tour of Faial
tickets Horta Pico Horta
- Flight ticket Punta Delgada -Terceira -Horta. If booking
class is not available for air pass fare there will be a supplement to the
- meals other than those mentioned on the program
- local guide on the islands of Pico
- supplement to regular fare (if applicable) please inquire
supplements to reservations in hotels other than those mentioned on the
If it is not possible to apply air pass fare there will be a supplement.
(air pass is only applicable for passengers holding an international
ticket and residing outside of Portugal) - no cancellation / rerouting or
changes are subject to a fee.
Possibility to do whale watching in the islands of S. Miguel, Faial &
Pico - Transfers to/from whale watching base not