Enchanting Atlantic Archipelago

Azores in 8 Days • 7 Nights in Destination

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A nature-focused trip to the spectacular Azores archipelago! Uncover the unique cultures and volcanic landscapes of Sao Miguel Island as you explore its natural wonders and tropical scenery!

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers.

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the natural beauty of the Azores, an enchanting Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean! Admire the volcanic landscapes of Sao Miguel and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture of Ponta Delgada. Discover the natural beauty of the Sete Cidades crater, the geological wonders of the Furnas Valley, the glistening waters of Lagoa do Fogo and enjoy an epic whale watching adventure

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Ready to discover the spectacular landscapes of the Azores? Arrive at your departure airport to board a flight to Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Azores archipelago.* Sao Miguel is known for its breathtaking volcanic scenery, beautiful flora and captivating marine life. Arrive and transfer to the hotel in Ponta Delgada. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the striking Gothic architecture of the capital of the Azores. Take a stroll along the waterfront or pay a visit to the Carlos Machado Museum to learn more about the history of these volcanic islands. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

 

Accommodation

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Ponta Delgada or similar

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2nd Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for an action-packed day of sightseeing in the Furnas Valley, known for its volcanic activity and hot springs. Set off to Vila Franca do Campo, once the capital of the Azores, where you can sample the delicious traditional pastries known as 'Queijadas da Vila'. Next, descend into the Furnas Valley, starting with a visit to Terra Nostra Park, a shining example of the romantic 18th-century gardens of the Azores. Admire the rich and fragrant vegetation with the option to enjoy a relaxing dip in a thermal pool. Afterwards, head to the Caldeiras, situated next to the famous Furnas Lake, to watch a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to cook using the natural heat of the caldeiras. Tuck into traditional cozido for lunch at a local restaurant before exploring more of the sights of the Furnas Valley such as the hot springs and fumaroles as you learn about everyday life in this volcanic environment. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, stop at the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint for unforgettable views of this unique landscape. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar

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Activities

included
Full-Day Furnas Valley Excursion

Moderate

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3rd Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off to Lagoa do Fogo, a fascinating volcanic crater lake in the center of the island. Journey down the south coast in the direction of Pico da Barrosa and admire the captivating views of the lake from the viewpoint. Descend to Caldeira Velha, where you have the opportunity to bathe in the hot water springs before heading to historic Riberia to enjoy a walking tour of its old town. Admire the quaint architecture and stop to sample the traditional local liqueurs, famous to the area. Return after your tour to Ponta Delgada via the picturesque north coast of the island. The rest of the day will be free at leisure to keep discovering the island at your own peace. Why not head down to the harbor to wonder around and check out the striking 3-arched city gates before grabbing a bite to eat. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar

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Activities

included
Half-Day Lagoa do Fogo Excursion

Light

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4th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off this morning for the epic natural wonder of Sete Cidades, a three-mile-long volcanic crater lake, home to all kinds of fascinating sights. Begin with a tour of a pineapple plantation to observe the fascinting growing phases of this delicious tropical fruit and to taste a local pineapple liqueur. Continue to the stunning Pico do Carvao, which boasts brilliant views across the central part of Sao Miguel island. At Vista do Rei viewpoint you can enjoy the incredible landscapes across Sete Cidades. Descend into the crater to admire Lagoa de Santiago before returning to Ponta Delgada. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to continue exploring the island. Maybe head down to one of the many lively cafes in the center along the charming cobblestone streets. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada

 

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Ponta Delgada or similar

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Activities

included
Half-Day Sete Cidades Excursion

Light

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5th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare yourself for a day of wonders. Set off on a 3-hour whale watching excursion to discover the most famous inhabitants of the Azores’ wildlife-rich waters. Keep an eye out for the most frequently sighted whales in the Azores, the sperm whale, the sei whale and fin whale, whilst both bottle-nosed dolphins and common dolphins are also numerous. A knowledgeable guide will inform you of marine life and make sure that you don’t miss any of these incredible animals swimming beside your boat. After this exciting excursion head back to Ponta Delgada and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

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Activities

included
Whale Watching - Sao Miguel Island Azores

Light

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6th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Take today at your leisure to explore the delights of the island.  Get to know the local culture, enjoy the unique climate of this Atlantic archipelago and take some time for sightseeing. We recommend a city tour of the capital* to truly immerse yourself in the history and culture of the island. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

* Optional City Tour of Ponta Delgada: Get a great overview of this unique and historic city on a 4-hour city tour. See the wondrous sites of the island’s capital, beginning with the 16th century Church of St. Sebastian, the Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope, and much more, as you soak up the atmosphere of this striking capital city.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar

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Activities

Optional
City Tour of Ponta Delgada

Light

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7th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last day on the islands so make the most of it! Enjoy today at your leisure to continue discovering what this enchanting island has to offer. Why not take advantage of the many walking paths to explore the untouched natural landscapes or pay a visit to the tranquil António Borges Botanical Gardens? You can head downtown to the shopping area to pick up some souvenirs, and have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants available. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada. 

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8th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bid farewell to the spectacular Azores. At the indicated time, transfer to the Sao Miguel Azores airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland.* Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day. 

Included activities

Included

Included activity for day 2

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Full-Day Furnas Valley Excursion

Enjoy a full-day day of sightseeing in the Furnas Valley, known for its volcanic activity and hot springs. Highlights include Vila Franca do Campo, Terra Nostra Park and Caldeiras where you can watch a volcanic cooking lesson!

What's included: Lunch

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Physical rating:

Light

Half-Day Lagoa do Fogo Excursion

Journey down the south coast in the direction of Pico da Barrosa and admire Lagoa do Fogo Crater Lake from the viewpoint. Descend to Caldeira Velha, where you can bathe in the hot water springs before exploring historic Riberia on a walking tour.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Half-Day Sete Cidades Excursion

Explore Sete Cidades, a three-mile-long volcanic crater lake. Begin with a tour of a pineapple plantation soak up the views from Pico do Carvao and Vista do Rei and descend into the crater to admire Lagoa de Santiago.

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Included

Included activity for day 5 in Azores

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

Whale Watching - Sao Miguel Island Azores

Set off on a 3-hour whale watching excursion to discover the most famous inhabitants of the Azores’ wildlife-rich waters. Keep an eye out for the sperm whale, the sei whale and fin whale alongside dolphins and other marine life.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Suggested activity for day 6 in Azores

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

City Tour of Ponta Delgada

Get a great overview of this unique and historic city on a 4-hour city tour. See all the unmissable landmarks such as the church of St. Sebastian, the Convent and Chapel of Our Lady of Hope and much more.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information

  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.

  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Sao Miguel Island - UK/Ireland

  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. *

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  • 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch

  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers included.

  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.

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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.

  • Tours to Furnas Valley, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo.

  • ATOL protection.

  • Guide/s during the excursions.

  • Whale watching

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed.

  • Entry requirements

    Identity Card.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Portuguese.

  • Electricity

    230 V. No adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from EU countries.

  • Time zone

    UTC.

  • Other useful information

    The price of petrol is much higher than in Spain.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitportugal.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

 

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

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40%

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