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Azores Islands Grand Tour - PT403

Sao Miguel - Flores - Faial - Pico - Terceira

Marvel at the volcanic beauty and remote mid-Atlantic setting of exotic Portuguese Azores with a grand tour of five of its lush green islands.

15 days/14 nights
Daily Departures

Azores Grand Islands tour - Azores four island tour

Arrival at Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores islands. Transfer to the Hotel Vila Nova hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight.

Departure on a half day tour to the spectacular lakes of Sete Cidadas.  Admire the landscape from the lookout overlooking the valley. Stop at the Belvedere Vista do Rei, then visit a pineapple plantation before transfering back to your hotel. Afternoon free.

Departure from Ponta Delgada on a full day tour 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 botanical garden (time for a swim in the natural hot water swimming pool) and the hot springs. Lunch of traditional “cozido” included. Return to Ponta Delgada by the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria vantage point.

Free day to visit the town or whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, guided walk tours. Please ask us.

Free day to visit the town. Suggestions for the free days: whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, guided walk tours. Please ask us.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of Flores. Transfer to Hotel das Flores.

Departure from Santa Cruz on a full day tour of Flores. We will stop at Ribeira da Cruz belvedere and visit several lakes including "Lomba", "Funda" and "Rasa". During the trip from Fajãzinha to Ponta da Fajã Grande there are many beautiful waterfalls. You have the possibility to walk to Poço da Alagoinha (optional), where there is a small lake and you see all the waterfalls from close by (800m walk from the road, around 45 minutes RT, walking boots needed). Visit to "Rocha dos Bordões", a lava solidification that created a very high vertical fluting. On the return to Santa Cruz, stop at the Caveira belvedere.

Free day to enjoy Flores on your own.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of Faial. Transfer to the Hotel Azoris Faial Garden Resort.

Departure on a full day tour of Faial. It begins by heading to the village of Flamengos to visit the Botanical Garden of the Island. Next, the tour heads up to the Natural Reserve of the Caldeira of Faial, surrounded by the blue hydranges. It keeps going towards Ribeira das Cabras viewpoint, along Serra of Feteira. Stop for lunch. Descent to the Fajã in Praia do Norte. Visit to the Capelinhos Vocano Interpretation Centre. The Volcano erupted from 1957-1958. On the way back to Horta, quick stop at Varadouro to admire the Morro of Castelo Branco, ending the day in Monte da Guia, already in Horta, to admire one of the best views of the city and the Bay of Porto Pim. Return to the hotel.

In the morning, transfer to the harbour. Ferry to Pico Island (30 minutes). Full Day Pico: Departure from 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. Continue by the mountain road towards the lake of Capitão, at 900m. Stop at Lajes to visit the Whalers Museum. Stop for lunch. Continue along the south coast, short stop at Mistérios de São João, then continue to São Mateus to visit the church. Continue in direction of Criação Velha where Pico's vinyards are UNESCO World Patrimony since 2004. Return to Madalena. Ferry back to the island of Faial. Transfer from the harbor to the hotel.

Free day to visit the town.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Terceira and transfer to Hotel Azoris Angra Garden.

Full day tour of the best of Terceira Island. On this tour you will visit the best of the island and other places off the beaten track not so well known but 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.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Price per person in Euros:










  ($ rate varies depending the exchange)

Optional whale watching on S. Miguel, Faial & Pico - Transfers to/from whale watching base not included.


  • 14 nights standard rooms accommodation BB, 5 nights Hotel Vila Nova, 3 nights Hotel das Flores, 4 nights Hotel Azoris Faial Garden Resort, 2 nights Hotel Azoris Angra Garden

  • Arrival & departure transfers between airport or harbour & accommodations as mentioned on the program.

  • Half day tour to Sete Cidades with english speaking driver/guide.

  • Full day tour to Furnas with english speaking driver/guide. Includes entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, entrance fee to the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas, lunch of cozido.

  • Full day tour Flores with english speaking driver/guide. Includes lunch, entrance fee to the Museum of Santa Cruz das Flores, entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Boqueirão.

  • Full day tour Faial with english speaking driver/guide. Includes lunch, entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano (closed: on Mondays and bank holidays).

  • Full day tour Pico with english speaking driver/guide. Includes 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 Industry).

  • Full day tour Terceira with english speaking driver/guide. Includes lunch of "alcatra", (If the tour is on Sunday it will be a different meal.), entrance fee at the volcanic cave Algar do Carvão

  • Boat tickets HOR/PIX/HOR

  • Flight ticket PDL/FLW/HOR/TER. Issued 15 days prior to departure. Cancellation after departure date non-refundable. Rerouting after departure: no refund  Change name after issuing ticket permitted with penalty.

  • Symbolic contribution to social & environmental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar


  • meals other than those mentioned on the program

  • upgrades to superior rooms

  • supplements to reservations in hotels other than those mentioned

  • the half board price is not valid for dinners on special dates or Gala dinners and may have restrictive conditions.


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