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The Green Island Of The Azores

Caribbean
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSPAZR

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​The stunning Portuguese archipelago of the Azores offers a rich tapestry of splendid landscape. On the largest island São Miguel you'll discover sparkling lakes and lush green vegetation, sensational scener​y and long-standing traditions.

The stunning Portuguese archipelago of the Azores offers a rich tapestry of splendid landscape. On the largest island São Miguel you'll discover sparkling lakes and lush green vegetation, sensational scener​y and long-standing traditions.

PRICE FROM ? £1699 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Stansted with Ryanair
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 17 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners​
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation​
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Sete Cidades & pineapple plantation
  • Furnas Valley & Terra Nostra Park
  • Ponta Delgada walking tour
  • Nordeste sightseeing tour​

Please note: Thanks to your feedback we know you want to explore more at your own pace. That’s why from 2019 we’re including 1 lunch and 4 dinners, so you can experience eating out.

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to São Miguel
  • ​Today we'll fly to Ponta Delgada on beautiful São Miguel, the largest island of the Azores archipelago. On arrival we'll transfer to our hotel. This evening you'll have an opportunity to get to know your travelling companions when we meet for a welcome drink.​
  • DAY 2 Furnas
  • ​Today we'll enjoy a full-day excursion to the region of Furnas. Our first stop is at a tea factory, a living museum, where machines from the 19th century still function. Later, we'll stop to admire the beautiful views at Pico do Ferro Belvedere before continuing to Furnas Village, located in the crater of an extinct volcano. Lunch is included at a restaurant in the village, where you'll have the opportunity to try cozido das furnas, a typical dish of the region. This afternoon we'll visit Terra Nostra Park, a splendid botanical garden which is home to thousands of species of plants and trees all set in the lush surroundings of the valley​.
  • DAY 3 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel
  • ​Today you are free to enjoy a day at leisure or join our optional whale-watching excursion (subject to weather conditions).
  • DAY 4 Ponta Delgada
  • ​This morning we'll enjoy a walking tour of Ponta Delgada. We'll pass through the city gates and visit the Church of São Sebastião, the city's main place of worship. Next we'll visit the local market and browse the many stalls selling flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and local handicrafts. During our tour we'll also have plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore the city's narrow cobblestone streets.
  • DAY 5 Sete Cidades
  • This morning we'll journey to the belvedere of Vista do Rei, for panoramic views of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades. Legend says that these sparkling emerald and sapphire lakes were formed from the tears of a princess and a shepherd who were forbidden from marrying. Next we'll stop at a Manor House before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. We continue on to a pineapple plantation to discover how this luscious fruit is grown, cultivated and harvested. ​

  • DAY 6 Nordeste
  • ​Today we'll discover the natural beauty of Nordeste, the northeastern region of São Miguel. Our first stop will be at Santa Iria where we'll admire sensational views of the coast. We'll then see the watermills, waterfalls and lake of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park before stopping for lunch at a restaurant. This afternoon we'll call at tranquil viewpoints before discovering Povoacão, the village where the island's first settlers landed.​
  • DAY 7 Ponta Delgada
  • ​Today is free for you to explore PontaDelgada either independently or in thecompany of your fellow travellers. Thisevening we’ll gather as a group andenjoy a farewell dinner and drink.
  • DAY 8 São Miguel to UK
  • ​After breakfast we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK​.

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Accommodation

    • Hotel Marina Atlantico
    • The 4-star Marina Atlantico Hotel is situated in the heart of Ponta Delgada, the most populated city of the Azores.

      Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a TV.
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Optional Excursions

​Whale watching

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Further Information

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