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 on a
half day tour 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 Ponta Delgada for a full day
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 and warm springs, lush ferns and palms. Take a dip if you wish in the natural hot water swimming pool fed by
volcanic hot springs. Lunch of tradional cozido included. Return to
Ponta Delgada via the north coast visiting
a tea plantation and the Santa Iria vantage point.
- Free day to discover Ponta Delgada, a charming city
with its centuries old buildings and elegant promenade.
SÃO MIGUEL - TERCEIRA
Transfer to the airport, flight to Terceira Island.
Azoris Angra Garden Hotel in Angra de Heroismo, the main city on the
island with the old section a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
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 to explore on your own.
Day 6: TERCEIRA
Full day tour taking
in the best of Terceira Isaland. You will also visit other places off the beaten track with amazing landscapes,
the center of the island, Biscoitos, Vineyards, natural swimming pools,
Raminho, Serreta, Algar do Carvão and Serra do Cume viewpoint. Discover
the history and culture of Terceira, connect with nature and enjoy a
traditional lunch at a small local restaurant (typical Alcatra lunch).
This is a slow
pace full day tour and a very special experience. Return to the hotel.
Day 7: TERCEIRA - FAIAL - Transfer to the airport, flight to
Faial island. Transfer to Hotel Azoris Faial Garden Resort or similar.
Free time on the island famous for its harbor, medieval town center
and as 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 last 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.
Full Day Pico tour. 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.
Lunch included. 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. overnight
Day 9: FAIAL
Departure from Horta on
a full day tour of Faial. It begins by heading to the village of Flamengos
to visit the Botanical Garden. Next, the tour heads up to the Natural
Reserve of the Caldeira of Faial, surrounded by the blue hydranges. The we
continue towards Ribeira das Cabras viewpoint, along Serra of Feteira. We
will then stop for lunch.
After lunch we will decend to the Fajã in Praia do
Norte. Here we will visit the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre. The
Volcano erupted from 1957-1958. On the way back to Horta we make a quick
stop at Varadouro to admire the amazing Morro of Castelo Branco. We will end
the day in Monte da Guia and admire one of the best views of the city and
the Bay of Porto Pim.
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.
Price per person in Euros:
(USD rate varies depending
on the exchange rate)
nights standard rooms accommodation BB. 4 nights Hotel Vila
Nova, 2 nights Hotel Azoris Angra Garden, 4 nights Hotel Azoris Faial
& departure transfers between airport or harbour & accommodations
day tour to Sete Cidades with english speaking driver/guide
day tour to Furnas with english speaking driver/guide
Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden
Entrance fee to the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
day tour Faial with english speaking driver/guide with lunch
Entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano (closed:
on Mondays and bank holidays)
day tour Pico with english speaking driver/guide & lunch
Entrance fee to two museums or one museum and the volcanic cave of Gruta
das Torres (the museums are: Whalers Museum and Museum of the Whaling
day tour Terceira with english speaking driver/guide. Lunch of
"alcatra". If the tour is on Sunday it will be a different meal.
Entrance fee at the volcanic cave Algar do Carvão
ticket PDL/TER/HOR - Issued 15 days prior to departure
Symbolic contribution to social & environmental institutions: Rabo de
Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1€
Meals other than those mentioned on the program
to regular fare (if applicable)
Supplements to reservations in hotels other than those mentioned on the
If it is not possible to apply the
discounted 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.
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