THE AZORES DISCOVERY
DAILY DEPARTURES

 

View of the Bay of Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal

 

3-ISLAND DISCOVERY
SÃO MIGUEL – FAIAL – PICO – SÃO MIGUEL
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

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4-ISLAND TOUR
SÃO MIGUEL – TERCEIRA – FAIAL – PICO – SÃO MIGUEL
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

 

The Azores islands are a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1 450 km (900 mi) from Lisbon. Nowadays, Azores’ main industries are tourism, cattle raising for milk and meat, and fishing. The Azores are actually the summits of some of the highest mountains on the planet, whose base is hundreds of meters below the ocean. The archipelago forms the Autonomous Region of Azores, one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, along with the archipelago of Madeira.

 

 

NOTE

Included AIRPASS REGULATIONS (please consult us – changes after publishing may occur):

  • For passengers holding an international ticket, residing outside Portugal
  • Issuing of ticket 15 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation -non refundable
  • Rerouting after departure: no refund
  • Voluntary routing changes after issuing ticket permitted to upgrade to normal fare
  • Change name after issuing ticket permitted with penalty
  • Accompanied Children: under 2 with seat pay: price on request.
  • For regular flights with more flexibility, supplements from $50 to 100$ or more apply. Please ask your travel agent for exact price of the moment

 

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3-ISLAND DISCOVERY
SÃO MIGUEL – FAIAL – PICO – SÃO MIGUEL
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

 

DAY 1 SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Accommodation: São Miguel for 3 nights

DAY 2 SÃO MIGUEL
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 the “Vista do Rei” belvedere. Stop at the village of Sete Cidades. On the way back, visit the pineapple plantations. Free afternoon. (B)

DAY 3 SÃO MIGUEL 
Departure from Ponta 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 of the botanical garden (time for a swim in the natural hot water swimming pool) and the hot springs (lunch included). Return by the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria view point. (B/L)

DAY 4 SÃO MIGUEL – FAIAL 
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Faial Island (1 hour). Transfer to the hotel. Free Day. (B)
Accommodation: Faial for 3 nights

DAY 5 FAIAL – PICO – FAIAL
In the morning, transfer to the harbor. 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. (B/L)

DAY 6 FAIAL  
Departure from Horta to a Full Day Tour Faial. It begins 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 amazing 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. (B/L)

DAY 7 FAIAL – SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer from the airport to the hotel. (B)
Accommodation: São Miguel for 1 night

DAY 8 SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer to the airport. (B)

 

 

INCLUSIONS 

  • 7 night accommodation at 3* and 4* stars hotels
  • 10 meals : 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Arrival and departure transfers between airport or harbor and accommodation
  • Half day tour to Sete Cidades with English speaking driver/guide
  • Full day tour to Furnas with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden during the full day tour to Furnas
  • Entrance fee at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
  • Full day tour Pico with English speaking driver/guide
  • 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 Faial with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano (closed on Mondays and bank holidays)
  • Symbolic contribution to social and environnemental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1€
  • Flight PDL/HOR/PDL with AIRPASS airfare. See the AIRPASS regulation at the end of this document. If it is not possible to apply AIRPASS fare there will be a supplement to the normal airfare (please consult us)
  • Boat tickets HOR/PIX/HOR

Not included · Meals other than those mentioned on the program · Local guide on the island of Pico · Supplement to the normal and flexible airfare · Upgrades to superior rooms · Supplement for reservations in hotels other than those mentioned in the program

Note: the days of the tours may be changed at our convenience. The tours may have to be in taxi with an English speaking driver.

***2022 RATES ARE COMING SOON***

4-ISLAND TOUR
SÃO MIGUEL – TERCEIRA – FAIAL – PICO – SÃO MIGUEL
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

 

 

DAY 1 SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Accommodation: São Miguel for 4 nights

DAY 2 SÃO MIGUEL
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 the «Vista do Rei” belvedere. Stop at the village of Sete Cidades. On the way back, visit the pineapple plantations. Free afternoon. (B)

DAY 3 SÃO MIGUEL
Departure from Ponta 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 of the botanical garden (time for a swim in the natural hot water swimming pool) and the hot springs (lunch included). Return by the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria view point. (B/L)

DAY 4 SÃO MIGUEL
Free day to visit the town. (B)

DAY 5 SÃO MIGUEL – TERCEIRA
Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of Terceira. Transfer to the hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Terceira for 2 nights

DAY 6 TERCEIRA
Full Day the Best of Terceira. 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). This is a slow pace full day tour and a very special experience. Return to the hotel. (B/L)

DAY 7 TERCEIRA – FAIAL
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Faial Island. Transfer to the hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Faial for 3 nights

DAY 8 FAIAL – PICO – FAIAL
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 (B/L)

DAY 9 FAIAL
Departure from Horta to a Full Day Tour Faial. It begins 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 hydrangeas. 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 amazing 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. (B/L)

DAY 10 FAIAL – SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of São Miguel. Transfer to the hotel. (B)
Accommodation: São Miguel for 1 night

DAY 11 SÃO MIGUEL
Transfer to the airport. (B)

 

 

INCLUSIONS 

  • 10 night accommodation at 3* and 4* hotels
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • Arrival and departure transfers between airport or harbor and accommodation
  • Half day tour to Sete Cidades with English speaking driver/guide
  • Full day tour to Furnas with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden during the full day tour to Furnas
  • Entrance fee at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
  • Full 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 – the entrance to this cave might be cancelled due to low number of visitants
  • Full day tour Pico with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to two museums or 1 museum and the volcanic cave of Gruta das Torres during
  • the full day tour Pico (the museums are: Whalers Museum and Museum of the Whaling Industry)
  • Full day tour Faial with English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano during the full day tour to Faial (closed: on Mondays and bank holidays)
  • Symbolic contribution to social and environnemental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1€
  • Flight PDL/TER/HOR/PDL with AIRPASS airfare. See the air pass regulation at the end of this document.
  • If it is not possible to apply AIRPASS fare there will be a supplement to the normal airfare (please consult us)
  • Boat tickets HOR/PIX/HOR

Not included · Meals other than those mentioned on the program · Local guide on the island of Faial and Pico · Supplement to the normal and flexible airfare · Upgrades to superior rooms · Supplement for reservations in hotels other than those mentioned in the program

Note: the days of the tours may be changed at our convenience. The tours may have to be in taxi with English speaking driver.

***2022 RATES ARE COMING SOON***

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