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The Beauty Of The Azores

Caribbean
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFPAZO

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​The stunning Portuguese archipelago of the Azores offers a rich tapestry of splendid landscape. From soaring cliffs to gentle valleys, from dormant volcanoes to lush vegetation, each island has a unique wealth of natural treasures to explore and long-standing traditions to discover.

​The stunning Portuguese archipelago of the Azores offers a rich tapestry of splendid landscape. From soaring cliffs to gentle valleys, from dormant volcanoes to lush vegetation, each island has a unique wealth of natural treasures to explore and long-standing traditions to discover.

PRICE FROM ? £1449 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with Tap Air Portugal
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels 
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches​
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage 
  • Audio Guide
  • Visit the islands of São Miguel, Faial and Pico 
  • Explore the magnificent Furnas Valley and discover the bubbling thermal pools and a splendid array of flora and fauna in Terra Nostra Park
  • View the lovely lakes of Sete Cidades and tour a pineapple plantation
  • Discover the volcanic landscape of Capelinhos on the island of Faial 
  • Look out for whales and dolphins on an unforgettable trip by Zodiac boat
  • Tour the island of Pico with visits to the black lava fields and historical whaling villages

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/ Ponta Delgada, São Miguel
  • Today you'll fly to Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, the largest of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago .
  • DAY 2 Furnas, São Miguel
  • ​Spend the day discovering Furnas, where your first stop is a tea factory. After a tour and a tasting we'll continue to the Pico do Ferro Belvedere for stunning views. We take lunch in Furnas Village, located in the crater of an extinct volcano, where we'll try cozido das furnas, a combination of meats and seasonal vegetables. Spend the afternoon at Terra Nostra Park, a splendid botanical garden which is home to thousands of species of plants and trees. The warm mineral springs here are known for their therapeutic qualities, so you may choose to take a dip. 
  • DAY 3 Sete Cidades, São Miguel
  • Today you’re going to see the remarkable twin lakes of Sete Cidades, carvedinto a volcanic crater. Enjoy a stroll and make your own discoveries before wetake you on a spectacular journey across the island’s central mountain range.After lunch, the ancient village of Bretanha is our final stop, and it’s herethat you’ll visit a pineapple plantation and maybe sample pineapple liqueur.
  • DAY 4 Faial Island
  • Our flight today takes us to the small island of Faial, where you’llstay in Horta. You’ll see the island’s scenic highlights on an included tour,which begins as we journey along the coast and past the Serra da Ferreiramountain range. Stretch your legs as you take in lovely views of themagnificent bay and natural thermal pools of Varadouro. At Capelinhos you’ll see a mesmerising landscape formed by volcanic eruptions,and your day ends with wonderfully scenic views from Caldeira and the Miradouroda Espalamaca. 
  • DAY 5 Faial Island
  • If you love wildlife, this morning’s whale-watching excursion is foryou. Firstly, an expert will tell you about the species you might encounter andwhy the waters surrounding the Azores are home to so many of these magnificentcreatures. Then, weather-permitting, we’ll board a Zodiac boat and go off insearch of whales and dolphins. The rest of your day can be spent at leisure.
  • DAY 6 Pico Island
  • A journey by boat takes you to the island of Pico today, for a full day of exploration. Highlights include the lava-rock landscape of Arcos do Cachorro and a former whaling factory at San Roque. Take in the scenery as we head across the centre of the island, stopping for lunch in the old whaling village of Laies. Your return route takes you along the coastal road, and includes visits to the Whalers' Museum and the Church of St Mateus. We'll round off the day with a tour and tasting at a cheese factory.
  • DAY 7 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel
  • After flying back to São Miguel, spend the rest of the day here at leisure.
  • DAY 8 UK
  • Today you'll fly back to the UK.

    Please note: Customers Travelling on 5th May 2018 departure, the itinerary will be slightly altered due to the change of domestic flights, however no excursions will be missed. 

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Accommodation

    • Hotel Marina Atlantico
    • Across the marina and the Port of Cruises, in the center of Ponta Delgada in S. Miguel Island, Hotel Marina Atlantico offers a superb view of the ocean in the horizon coloured by boat masts and flags. 184 rooms Wi-Fi Internet access (free of charge), Air conditioning, cable TV, Minibar, Health Club Top Fitness featuring gym, indoor heated pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam bath, massages
    • Hotel do Canal
    • The Faial Island, Hotel do Canal is located on the ocean front of Horta. With breathtaking views over the city bay and Pico mountain. 103 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, Mini bar, hairdryer, WiFi, Tea and Coffee service, restaurant and bar.
    • Hotel Marina Atlantico
    • Across the marina and the Port of Cruises, in the center of Ponta Delgada in S. Miguel Island, Hotel Marina Atlantico offers a superb view of the ocean in the horizon coloured by boat masts and flags. 184 rooms Wi-Fi Internet access (free of charge), Air conditioning, cable TV, Minibar, Health Club Top Fitness featuring gym, indoor heated pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam bath, massages
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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